Express Embellished Military Jacket

If you were streaming NYFW live the way I was you saw a lot of bold trends. One of the them is the return of military styled jackets. Being the Michael Jackson fan that I am, I always look at these pieces and think of his looks when he would perform on stage. Nonetheless, I found a military jacket that is petite friendly and presently on sale at a great price!

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Jacket: Express | Top: LC Lauren Conrad | Jeans: Levi’s

The embossed buttons and the embroidery of this piece is what stole my heart. This jacket is so chic and gives a fun, classy look that can be enjoyed at any event or occasion. I decided to style this jacket with a wine colored sleeveless lace top from LC Lauren Conrad. I then decided to add to the look with a pair of high-waisted jeans (to make my short legs look longer). Because I love adding sparkle to my look, I chose to wear a studded pair of black booties from JLO’s brand at Kohls. If you have a wider foot, I would recommend getting a half a size up. I am usually a size 6 when it comes to shoes and size 6 in these boots were a little too small. I ended exchanging them in for a size 6.5.

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Jacket: Express | Top: LC Lauren Conrad | Jeans: Levi’s | Boots: JLO by Jennifer Lopez

I decided to style my hair with a bun to make myself look even taller. I have a rose set ponytail in my bun to give a flirty look. I was not able to find the piece online but if you go to your local Forever 21 store, check out the racks that have hair accessories. I am sure you will find it there. I hope you all have as much fun as I am having with this jacket. It is machine washable. When you are dying it, be sure to leave it on a low tumble setting to preserve the buttons of this piece.

Happy Shopping! xoxo.

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Eliza J Lace Fit and Flare Dress

Well it’s official, autumn is here. With the weather getting cooler, it’s time for the return of layers, pumpkin spice flavored treats and the return of my favorite TV shows (e.g. Jane the Virgin and Once Upon a Time). I can never get enough of Trunk Club and my stylist Dana who always selets the most stunning pieces for me to add to my closet. In my Trunk Club box for September, Dana sent me a Eliza J dress that took my breath away. The green color is so beautiful and lace gorgeous black lace that give this Eliza J  Lace Fit and Flare dress a timeless look.

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The dress features a delicate lace sleeves that is great to wear out or to work. Because of the design of th black lace on the dress, I like to go light with accessories. I love wearing a light pink lipstick color so I do not over-power the dress with too much color. To spice up my look at chose an old pair of printed heels and my favorite Kate Spade bag.

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Dress: Eliza J

I am extra cautious with any pieces that are made of lace. As such, this dress is washed by hand. Nordstrom does not lie when they state that this piece is true to size. I am wearing it in a size 4P and is also available in regular sizes. If you are looking for a great transitional piece for fall, this is the dress for you.

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This is certainly a great dress for an autumn wedding or bridal shower. You will not be disappointed the you get a chance to see and try out this piece in person. Per the norm, Trunk Club has given me the opportunity to find to challenge my sense of fashion. From my experience, you will never be disappointed with an Eliza J dress. Cheers to another fantastic day!

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LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection 2016

For any fans of Lauren Conrad’s clothing line, you know to expect three things: great quality, timeless looks, and feminine details. Last year’s runway collection was no exception. Each piece was made with exceptional quality. So when Lauren Conrad announced earlier this year that a new collection was in the works, I was waiting with much anticipation. After a recent online purchase, here are the pieces that I am keeping and the ones that I am sending back:

Flutter-Sleeve Top in River Springs Black

First of all, I am so glad that bell sleeves are back in style. Based on everything I saw online on NYFW, this trend is not going anywhere! The top is very light and features a modest floral pattern. For my petite frame,  I chose to pair this look with a pair of black high waisted pants. For work, this shirt is easy to tuck in a skirt or work pants. This was a shirt I chose to keep because of the style and its versatility.

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Top: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelets: Boho Betty and Fitbit Alta

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Embroidered Cold-Shoulder Top in Marshmallow

This is a stunning top from both the photo online and in person. The embroidered flowers on it are made to perfection. I did chose to send this top back online because I felt that this top did not flatter my short petite frame. Nonetheless, I wish it did. It is a stunning piece that is great for a date night look.

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Top and Pants: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelets: Boho Betty (Use code TIMELESSOPTIMIST to get 20% :D)

Floral Crop Wide Leg Pants in Wine

I chose to pair the embroidered top with these stunning wide leg pants. I will stay that there pants run a little bit smaller that LC Lauren Conrad’s usual measurements. Normally for pants from LC Lauren Conrad, I will get them in a size 2. These wide leg pants where a little too tight at my waist despite the fact that I ordered them in a size 2. Keep this in mind if you are purchasing these pants online. I loved the pattern and the style of these pants but I did chose to send them back. The hemlines were a bit too long for my petite frame. If the pants were high waisted, I would have elected to get them tailored.

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Floral Lace Maxi Dress in Winetasting

Talk about a stunning dress that is absolutely timeless! I purchased this dress in a size 2. Normally a size 2 fits well without any issues. The top of this dress did have a smaller fit to it. In order to wear this dress, I did have to wear a bralette. This dress did end up being a purchase that I kept. I am getting it tailored as far as the length of the dress is concerned. It is a little long for my petite frame but not something that can’t be fixed!

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Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelets: Boho Betty

 

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Ruffle Romper in Black

Nothing beats finding a great romper. Lauren Conrad has blown me away with these beautiful ruffled details in this romper. I knew from the moment I tried it on, I knew this would be a piece for date night. The ruffles on this romper add a beautiful feminine touch that is not overbearing. A keeper for sure!

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Floral High-Low Hem Dress in Moonbeam

I have tried on my high-low dresses that can be a pain to wear when you have a petite frame. Thankfully, this was one dress that I did not have problems with! The pink floral pattern is beautifully designed. The sleeves of this dress are amazing because they are adjustable. I also cannot get enough of the lace detailing. There is just the right amount of lace without taking away from the dress’ floral pattern. I am so happy to be adding this piece to my closet.

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Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelet: Boho Betty

 

Have you had a chance to try on any pieces from LC Lauren Conrad’s collection yourself? Let me know what you think. Happy shopping!

xoxo.

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Boho Betty Jewelry

Hi loves!  I hope you all had an amazing Labor Day weekend. I made a purchase a few weeks ago from Boho Betty. I had a blast picking out bracelets on their website. Each design has a fun named geared to the colors and structure of each bracelet. So without further a do, here are the bracelets I ended up purchasing. If you chose to do some shopping of your own, be sure to use code TIMELESSOPTIMIST to get 20% off your entire purchase. 

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Top: LC Lauren Conrad || Choker: Aldo ||  Black Wrap bracelet: Boho Betty || Patterned Cuff: Boho Betty || White Quad bracelet: Boho Betty

Snow White Quad bracelet.

Alright, I am going to be honest: I picked this one first because of the name. Snow White happens to be one of my favorite Disney princesses so I could not resist on purchasing the bracelet. Nonetheless, I was very impressed when I put it on. The bracelet is made with exceptional quality. The crystals of the bracelets provide a little hint of glamour that will look great with any outfit.

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Peru Cuff Bracelet.

Hey Boho Betty, if you need a designer for your next Honduras cuff I am in! lol. In the meantime, I had plenty of cuffs to shop for. I had a hard time picking out a cuff from Boho Betty’s website because they all look exquisite. Ultimately, I chose the Peru cuff because I wanted a great transitional piece for fall. While many may be saying good-bye to their white pants and summer trends, I am not about to let go of summer just yet! The beads on this cuff have a beautiful metallic shimmer that gives the right amount of sparkle to any outfit.

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Cougar Faux Suede Wrap Bracelet.

One of my favorite things about fall is the return of animal print that can be found in everyone’s wardrobe. This Cougar Faux bracelet is so edgy yet chic. This is another great bracelet to add to your look if you need some sparkle but also adds a refined look. The bracelet has a magnetic band on it so it is easy to take on and off as needed. Keep in mind, in order to preserve the beauty of this bracelet, make sure you keep it away from water. The red lipstick I am wearing is in the color Divine Wine from Maybelline’s Matte Lipstick collection.

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Don’t forget, if you are looking to purchase anything from Boho Betty to include code TIMELESSOPTIMIST to get 20% off your entire purchase!

Happy shopping! xoxo.

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Best Halloween Costume Idea: Mary Poppins and Bert

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I cannot believe that Halloween is already around the corner! My boyfriend and I rotate every year as to what our Halloween costumes are going to be. It was my year to pick and I was struggling to find a great costume for the two of us. After several Pinterest searches to find the best Halloween costume idea, I stumbled upon one of Lauren Conrad’s Halloween costumes. One year, she dressed up as Mary Poppins and I was immediately inspired.

Mary Poppins: Here is what you will need 

A Chiffon Top

The one I am wearing is sold out but I found a similar one here. I made sure to look for one that had some lace to give a European look. If you cannot find one exactly like mine, a plain collared shirt works just as well.

Black skirt 

I chose a solid black skater skirt but if you want a more authentic looking Mary Poppins costume, opt for a black midi skirt!

Black sweater tights

These served me well for functionality and style! They paired flawlessly with my heeled boots.

A wool hat

Finding the right hat was a bit of a hassle but I was able to find the perfect one on Amazon.

Cranberries and flowers from your local craft store

After a visit to Michael’s, I found the right items to embellish Mary’s hat properly. The cranberries that I used for my hat were in the Christmas decoration section (where the faux flowers are) and I found my daisies in the fall floral section. The hat has a ribbon around it so all you have to do is tuck in the flowers and cranberries into the hat with little to no hassle.

Red bow tie

Another easy purchase that I was able to find on Amazon (and it’s under $5).

Mary Poppin’s Parrot Umbrella 

Surprisingly, I was able to purchase my parrot umbrella online on the Disney Store website last year (I purchased it last September). I was able to find the same umbrella on Ebay!  I purchased the kids’ umbrella size because it was cheaper. 🙈

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Bert: Here is what you will need 

Men’s dress pants

Men’s dress shoes 

Solid Grey long sleeve shirt 

Gray vest

Chimney broom

Hat

Gloves

Many of the items listed above Patrick was able to pull from his closet. Don’t worry if the shirt and vest are not the same shade of grey. Patrick’s shirt and vest were not the same shade but still paired well together! There are a few items that Patrick had to purchase: his chimney broom, hat, and gloves. For his gloves, Patrick bought a cheap pair of gloves from Kohls and cut off the fingertips from the gloves. All there that’s left to do is throw some grey eyeshadow all over your face to give an authentic chimney sweep look!

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SHOP MY LOOK 

Top: OLD; similar here (only $10 & great quality!)// Skirt: OLD ; similar here (under $15)// Hat: Amazon // Bowtie: Amazon // Umbrella: Ebay

Want more Halloween DIY inspiration? Check out how Patrick and I re-created Elliot and Gertie from E.T. here.

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LOFT Minibloom Utility Blouse + LC Lauren Conrad Cuffed Jean Shorts

I have a confession to make: I have never shopped at Loft before. When I heard that Loft has a petite section available, I had to check it out for myself. I decided to go into Loft to find pieces that I can use both for summer and fall. My search leave me to find Loft’s Minibloom utility blouse because the print is very much 70’s inspired. It caught my eye with the blouse beautiful, but simple floral print.

 

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Blouse: LOFT || Shorts: LC Lauren Conrad || Earrings: Francesca’s (OLD)

 

I am not usually an XS when it comes to purchasing blouses. At Loft, an XS fit me well. This shirt is super light which makes it a great piece to use for the rest of the summer. It is great to use with shorts, pants, or even tucked in with a skirt.

When I took these photos, it was super humid outside. I was grateful that my Loft blouse was not weight me down despite the heat. In these images, I paired the blouse with Lauren Conrad’s cuffed jean shorts. The denim shorts I have in these images are not on Kohls’ website unless you want colored shorts. I found a high waisted option by Lauren Conrad that is a great alternative. High waisted shorts and pants are perfect for petite bodies as they make your legs appear longer.

 

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Blouse: LOFT || Shorts: LC Lauren Conrad || Earrings: Francesca’s (OLD) || Shoes: Nordstrom 

 

I have been featuring my  Hinge ‘Drea’ Peep Toe Sandals a lot this month but that is because they are so comfortable (and gorgeous). The earrings that are featured with this look are from Francesca’s. I purchased them on clearance a few months ago. The earrings I chose for a fun pop of color.

 

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Blouse: LOFT || Earrings: Francesca’s (OLD) || Lipcolor: LOREAL Infallible Pro-Last Color in Timeless Rose || Nailcolor: OPI in Koala Berry.

 

I have to say that the fact that September is around the corner is very bittersweet for me. Now that I am done with college, it feels strange that I am not going back to school. This is a great look that you can rock on your first day of school. I have always been a firm believe to dress for success. “You only get a make a first impression once. Make sure it is a good one”. This is one of the best pieces of advice I have ever recieved. You don’t have to wear the most expensive dress or shoes to make a good first impression. However, make an effort to dress professionally. If you want to wear sweatpants and a t-shirt, I am certainly not going to judge you (I promise). Keep this in mind this semester: You never know who you are going to meet during college courses or internships. Make the most of this school year by putting your best foot forward with your academics and how you dress.

xoxo.

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LC Lauren Conrad Floral Print A-Line Dress

Year after year, I fall in love with pieces from LC Lauren Conrad. Lauren Conrad mixes a great blends of sophistication and feminine details. There are some pieces that LC Lauren Conrad has that do not fit my petite frame well. During my latest trip to Kohls, I found a print a-line drew that I was very impressed with.

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Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: H&M

In the past, I always ordered dresses from LC Lauren Conrad in a size 4. Usually when I wear dresses from this brand, they can run small. It did have some extra room from my bra line to my waist so I chose to wear this dress with a chiffon belt. Not to worry, the dress still looks awesome with the belt. The earrings that I paired with this look are from H&M. I found these in store. Sorry, I could not find these earrings featured in this shoot online. You can, however, find similar earrings from H&M here. I completed my look for this shoot with my favorite sandals from Hinge. I have used this pair of sandals in a lot of my recents shoots. I am a sucker for shoes of both comfort and style! 😉

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Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: H&M | Sandals: Hinge

This piece comes in three colors. I chose to go with the pattern called Georgie Garden. I chose this color because it really makes the Peter Pan collar on it pop. The print of this dress is going to be a great transitional piece for when fall arrives. The dress is super easy to keep clean. Since it is made out of polyester, it is machine washable. I have been washing the dress inside out to keep the print from fading. Use code BUGS to redeem a  discount online to get 20% off your entire purchase.

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Thanks again to Belkin Images for capturing these incredible photos and sponsoring this post!

xoxo.

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