Monday, March 31, 2014

Petite-Friendly Maxi Dresses at Anthropologie

Anthropologie Petite Tamsin Maxi

Tamsin Maxi Dress via Anthropologie

Zara Petite Denim Jacket
Dress: Anthropologie (I'm wearing an XSP) | Jacket: Zara (current season's) | Hat: F21 (similar here andhere) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Ann Taylor | Bag: kate spade new york (similar here) | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors

I adore maxi dresses (and think they can definitely work on petite frames), but it's always a challenge to find petite-friendly ones that don't require alterations or four-inch heels. I've had some luck with Anthropologie's maxis lately, and I appreciate that they always list the length of the petite v. regular versions in their product descriptions. (Another tip: I take a look at their model photos--if the dress ends at their model's ankles instead of at the floor, the petite version will go to the floor on me).

The dress I'm wearing in these photos is their Tamsin Maxi. I sized up one size because I've noticed that this particular designer (Puella) seems to run pretty small. With our warm spring temperatures here in Denver, I've been able to wear it already with a jacket, but I think it'll be a great dress for summer.

Hope you had a great weekend!


       

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ladylike Tulle

anthropologie tulle skirt

Blush + Tulle
Tee: J.Crew (similar on sale in solid or stripe) | Skirt: Anthropolgie (similar in black Nordstrom or Modcloth) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker "Super Duper Strength" | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: Reed Krakoff (find it here in another color) | Bracelets: David Yurman | Watch: Michele

Happy Friday!

       

Monday, March 24, 2014

Directional Stripes

Anthropologie Pieced Column Dress

Stuart Weitzman Platswoon

Pieced Column Dress

Tracy Reese Directional Dress
Dress: Plenty by Tracy Reese via Anthropologie Petites (runs small--I'm wearing an XSP) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker "Super Duper Strength" | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman| Bag: kate spade new york | Bracelets: J.Crew, H&M c/o, David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors

I wore this fun Plenty by Tracy Reese dress for a Sunday date night with my soon-to-be husband. I had intended to potentially wear this dress to work when I ordered it, but it runs a bit small, and I decided once I put it on that it was definitely not work-appropriate. I was considering returning it, but it's comfortable and flattering, and great for cooler nights out because of the long sleeves. Although it seems like petite sizing is sold out at Anthropologie, I think the stretchiness and shape of this dress would make it a good fit in regular sizing (I'd suggest ordering your normal size in regular if you're petite; order one size up if you're not).

Have a great Monday!