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Earrings: Swarovski

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Dress: Kate Spade // Shoes: JLO by Jennifer Lopez // Purse: LC Lauren Conrad // Earrings: Swarovski 

Hi ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful Monday. If there is one brand I cannot get enough of, it is Kate Spade. The company offers the most whimsical pieces and timeless looks. The dress that I have featured is Kate Spade’s flamingo blaire dress. I love the flamingo print! The shoes that I have paired for this look are by Jennifer Lopez at Kohls. My ring purse is by LC Lauren Conrad (which is also sold at Kohls). Finally, my hoops are made by Swarovski. I have also added some of my current favorite whimsical Kate Spade pieces below. What are some items that you love by Kate Spade? Feel free to leave me a comment below.

xoxo.

Photos by Katie Vee Photography

My look

 Timeless Kate Spade dresses

Whimsical Kate Spade bags

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Top: Loft // Jeans: Loft // Shoes: Kate Spade // Bag: LC Lauren Conrad // Denim jacket: Kut From the Kloth

Happy Wednesday loves! You may notice that your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages are filled with fellow bloggers showing off their off the shoulder pieces. The trend is not going away soon and for good reason! Off the shoulder tops offer versatility that you can use on a night out or for work. The floral off the shoulder top featured in these post is by Loft. The pattern in itself is pretty but my favorite part is the gold foil accents not the shirt. My jeans are also by Loft. Petite ladies always want to keep a pair of skinny jeans handy as they give the illusion that you legs are longer. Add your favorite pair of rose gold flats and you are ready for a great day!

xoxo

Photos by Katie Vee Photography 

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Top: similar here // Skirt: Banana Republic // Shoes: Hinge // Clutch: similar here

Hi loves! I hope you are all off to a great start to your week. There is a misconception that petite women cannot wear midi skirts. I am here to prove to you that this is not the case! When styled properly, a midi skirt is a great piece for petite women to enjoy. Here a few tips to help you style a maxi skirt with ease:

  1. Always tuck in your shirt. The midi skirt that I am wearing is old out but I wanted to point out that it was not a petite midi skirt. It is a regular sized midi skirt that I am wearing high-waisted. So don’t be afraid to pick out a regular sized midi skirt. Just be sure it is no one than 2 inches past your knee.
  2. Heels are a must. Midi skirts simply look far too long without them.
  3. Avoid  long pieces. The trick to wearing a midi skirt as a petite woman is to balance out your look. For example, you are going to want to avoid a long cardigan or jacket when wearing a midi skirt. Instead, opt for a jacket or cardigan that is cropped.

Below I have added a list of maxi skirts varying in different price ranges. Don’t be afraid to try a midi skirt ladies. It just might become your new favorite piece. I know it is for me!

xoxo.

Images by Katie Vee Photography

Midi skirts (under $100)

Midi skirts (under $200)

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Trench: Lauren Ralph Lauren  // Striped top: J CREW // Jeans: Petite Women’s // Boots: Journee

Hi loves! It may not feel like it but spring is here! We are coming to that time of year where  our winter coats are simply too heavy . That is why every lady needs a good trench coat to protect her from wind and rain. Pair your trench coat with striped shirt and your favorite pair of jeans for a simple (but chic) look. I have linked some of my favorite trench coats that are petite friendly and vary in price range. Happy shopping!

xoxo.

Coats under $100

Coats under $300
Splurge coats

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Cashmere sweater: similar here // Pants: Banana Republic // Striped blouse: similar here // Purse: LC Lauren Conrad ; mini version here

Happy Monday loves! As a working professional I love the fact that I can wear dresses. However, sometimes a lady needs to slip in a good pair of pants when she is at work. For petites, finding a good pair of work pants can be difficult. Thankfully, companies like Banana Republic, Loft, Macy’s and even Express have a petite section.I have linked a few of my favorite work pants below varying in different piece ranges below. Where is your favorite place to shop for professional styled clothing? Feel free to leave me a comment below!

Thank you to Katie Vee Photography for these wonderful photos!

xoxo

Styles from Banana Republic

Styles from Macy’s

Styles from Loft

Styles from Express

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Thank you Katie Vee Photography for these exquisite images!

Dress: Banana Republic // Purse: LC Lauren Conrad // Lipstick: MAC  // Lip liner: NARS

Not sure about you guys, but I have had a case of spring fever since the end of December. I’m a spring baby so winter months tend to not sit well with me (se la vie right?) So coming across this bold floral maxi dress at Banana Republic was a game changer. Because the print of this piece is so romantic and bold, I chose to pick simple (but chic) accessories. Not only is this dress beautiful but you are sure to get the most out of your buck. This is a piece that is perfect for work, date night or even if you want to stand out during an interview! Just add a blazer and closed toe shoes and you are sure to leave a great impression!  If you are curvy, you can see first hand how lovely this dress looks on my fellow fashionista Maya here. Have you had a chance to purchase a maxi dress for spring? Feel free to leave me a comment below.

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