Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall Textures

I just got this top from Lane Bryand and it is exactly what I've been looking for. Many people would think of this as a summer piece, but I've found that white makes a great accent color in Fall. I like how this top has flattering paneling, but it is all the same color, so it is still very versatile. It is also versatile because it has long sleeves, but is made of a light cotton material, so it can easily be layered. It would work well for a Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer capsule wardrobe, or a minimalist piece.

What I really appreciate about this top is that it comes in a petite size. A snitched waist in a peplum top is super flattering because it can make your hips look bigger, thus making your waist look smaller. However, if you're petite and short waisted like me, a top like this is so hard to find! I have about an inch of leeway when looking for a top like this. More than that, and I ether look pregnant, because it's too high, or like I have no shape, because it hits too close to my hips. This top was gathered in just the right place.

To make the top work with for an autumn look, I paired it with pieces that have a lot of texture. This fringe black and white jacket is a thrift store find, and the Cabi corduroy pants I scored at Buffalo Exchange (I love Cabi, they make great products). Oh, and here's a close up of the textures just for good measure.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ultra Violet Workwear

Everyday in 8th grade I wore purple or violet. I was obsessed. Finally someone commented that it looked like I was wearing the same clothes every day (even though I wasn't) and I realized I needed to mix it up a little more. I'm super excited for this ultra violet trend, as well as to see more purple as we move into fall fashion.

The top is layered, sheer, and very flowy, so it looks best when layered under a blazer, jacket, or sweater, that gives it a little more structure. 

I love white jeans because they are comfortable but still polished enough to wear to work. Overall this is a super comfortable business outfit for a woman with curves.

All of these are items I've had for a while, but I was able to mix them up in a new way. I'm trying to get away from so much black this season and I think navy is a good replacement neutral. 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Summer 2018 Capsule

A lot of fun projects have left me posting this kind of late in the summer, but I still thought I'd share. The biggest trend that I've learned to adopt this summer has been wide leg pants. Target has some great linen ones that I've been in all summer. Here's my capsule for this summer season.

Also, the loss of Polyvore has been pretty sad. I've moved to Shop Look, friend and follow me on there by searching TheWonderWays.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bow Sleeve Floral Top

I'm particular about my florals. They can't have too many colors or have so much going on that they distract from the rest of the outfit. The pattern can't be so big that it overwhelms my petite height or so small that it mutes the colors.This floral tunic from Cleo Madison is perfection. I'm excited to collaborate with them. It has a work appropriate, high neckline, a flattering scoop hem, and the bow sleeves give it a little extra personality. It even comes in XL, although I would say it runs in teenage sizes. 

Top: Cleo Madison
Vest: Retired
Purse: Retired
Pants: Retired
Shoes: Earthies

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Green Business Outfit

Lately I've been trying to be more dedicated to only buying clothes that are a 9 or 10/10 instead of filling my closet with clothes that are just ok and I buy simply because they are a good deal. I feel like I got it all with this new Cotton Knit Wrap Top from eShakti. I've found best tops for my petite, plus size, apple body type are either 1. peplum 2. rounded heme or 3 wrap. This top is all three! It is classsic, flattering, and comfortable. Best of all, eShakti will make clothes to your own custom size.

Necklace: gifted
Top: eShakti 
Pants: H&M ponte pants
Purse: Miche 
Socks: similar at Trendsgal
Shoes: Earth Shoes
Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Stellar Style

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Casual Adventuring

We took a weekend getaway to the Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel in Pismo Beach, California. I highly recommend going there, especially during to off season, when it is less expensive and less crowded. We had fun climbing the cliffs and walking the beaches in the cool sweater weather. I kept things comfortable in this indigo sweater from Sears (it is super flattering and it comes in petite, yay!), leggings from Ross, a striped shirt (retired, was on Amazon) and some waterproof sandals (gifted). The perfect outfit for cuddlintwg up by the fire pits at night. 

Of course I brought my favorite travel bag from Modcloth. I love how it can be worn as a purse, messenger bag, and backpack (to help you keep you balance when climbing over those tall rocks. I want to go back already. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Country Chic Jack O Lantern

I felt like doing something a little different this year for pumpkin carving. Honestly, I just haven't felt like doing a lot of decorating and I wanted to make a modern yet feminine looking pumpkin that would go with my shabby chic home decor.

This white jack o lantern was super easy to make.I used a pumpkin knife to open the top, and a spoon to scoop out the inside. I then used a couple of skewers (the wood kind you use for kababs)to poke the vintage lace doilie pattern.