I have been following the Petite Fashion Challenge--a fun styling competition for petite bloggers--for a while now, and I always wanted to participate. Now that I have my own blog, I decided to jump in and be a part of Challenge #12. For my first Petite Fashion Challenge, we were given this prompt by the lovely Khatu: "Restyle a glamorous look that you would typically wear for a night-out-on-the-town into daytime casual wear." Here are my looks, beginning with the "night out" ensemble.
Photos: Katie Derus | [Night] Cardigan: Arden B (old) | Skirt: F21 | Tights: Betsey Johnson (similar here) | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: Amrita Singh (similar here) | Bracelets: J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Nordstrom | [Day] Sweater: Kimchi Blue | Tank: J.Crew | Shoes: Aldo (similar here) | Sunglasses: Prada | Necklace: DIY (chains: F21, beads: vintage)
I chose to restyle the look I had worn for my birthday dinner with my girlfriends a couple weeks ago: a fun, poufy tulle skirt with a cashmere cardigan tucked in, textured tights, my lace-overlay heels, a dressy statement necklace, and my favorite oversized black patent clutch. For my day look, I opted to keep the skirt and tights since making a fancy tulle skirt daytime-appropriate seemed like a good styling challenge.
To make it work during the day, I took off my dressier cashmere cardigan and put on a roomy, loose-knit sweater over a ribbed tank. This sweater is one of my favorite weekend-wear items, and I thought it toned down the skirt nicely. Sunglasses are a must during the day, so out came my Prada shades. I also swapped my high heels for a pair of flat glitter loafers that maintain the festive feel of the skirt while allowing for easy errand-running. Finally, instead of my pearl bib necklace, I decided on a DIY chain-and-bead necklace I recently made to toughen up the look.
I can't wait to check out the other bloggers' entries! You can find them on Khatu's blog.