Thursday, January 5, 2012

Night to Day: Petite Fashion Challenge #12

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.

36 comments:

  1. Love the look! The polka dot skirt is so cute.

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  2. I love your style. I will follow you.

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  3. Adore your poufy skirt! I love that style so much...need more skirts like this. You did awesome on the challenge, too. Both looks are gorgeous and you are gorgeous too.

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  4. Love the poofy skirt, especially the day look. But...aren't you freezing without a coat?

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  5. I like both looks, but I especially like the nighttime look! And I'm obsessed with that necklace!

    xoxo
    http://styleprincessam.blogspot.com

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  6. Super cute! Isn't it crazy how changing a few things can change the entire outfit?

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus
    www.glamoroushustle.com

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  7. Great looks! And fabulous necklaces!!!

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  8. Yay for your first PFC entry! I love those shoes and both looks look amazing on you :D

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  9. I knew we'd get a cute outfit from you! That skirt is adorable, and it gives me another outfit idea. How about your day look, but with lighter colored tights, like maybe a light grey? I have this vision of it being super cute "ballerina-esque", especially with that dusty pink sweater.

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  10. @Rachel, you are so sweet. Thanks so much for your support, dear.

    @CynthiaC, I love that you are worried about me being too cold. You are sweet! I wore a coat for my birthday dinner since it was snowing, but it actually wasn't that cold when I took these photos. We had just gotten so much snow that it was taking a while to melt! The ice was the treacherous part, for sure. There was no strutting around for these pictures!

    @Alterations Needed, I absolutely love that idea! I have a pair of sheer light gray tights with a diamond pattern. Ballet flats would look good, too, I think.

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  11. Tam, I'm completely impressed that you posed outside for these pretty photos. Just looking at the snow makes me cold! I really like how you casual-ized this outfit yet kept some fun with the sparkly loafers.

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  12. You look amazing in both looks! I love that skirt. It was my first time participating in the PFC too and I'll definitely be joining more.

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  13. What an adorable skirt. I LOVE the statement necklaces too. So gorgeous!

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  14. those sparkly slippers are amazing! I'm putting that style on my wishlist!

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  15. wow i love love that necklace and the skirt!! really beautiful outfits you have here and sparkling toms is so cute on you! i've been wanting one too but seeing it on you make it even better. Thank you for your comments. i'm so glad i found your blog :-)

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  16. I love your statement necklaces and MAC clutch! Great looks!

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  17. You outfit looks absolutely gorgeous outside in the snow! I haven't been brave enough to take pictures outside in the winter yet.

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  18. I love the look. The color of the cover up and accessories makes a huge differences.

    I also love the loft.

    myminibag.blogspot.com

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  19. That skirt is gorgeous as it is but I seriously love all your accessorizing.

    xo, alison*elle

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  20. I love the polka dot skirt, it's so fun! Both looks are so chic with your jewelry and shoes :)

    -Sharon

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  21. Lovely. The first outfit is the one I'd love to have seen before Christmas, it's too perfect for Christmas celebrations. But, I guess the second outfit is even better, I love to wear fancy clothes on a casual way.

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  22. Love the skirt and statement necklace! Can't believe you're outside for these photos - it's snowing! I would be FREEZING.

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  23. Love the way you transitioned from more glam to more casual! both outfits are gorgeous!

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  24. you look amazing!!

    www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

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  25. love the touch of glitter loafers for day! great outfits :)

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  26. so cute! well done
    badbarbara.com

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  27. Really like both looks! I think you really embraced the challenge well :)

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  28. Oh my, I love both looks! All the different textures and the layering too, what a great job you did!

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  29. Great looks! I love the necklace and bracelet from the first look and that cozy sweater from the second.

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  30. Adorable!! Love this look on you, you look flawless love:) Amazing blog, can't wait for future posts! Thank you for your comment on my blog, you made my day:)

    fashionwithellie.blogspot.com

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  31. Thank you for your comment on my blog! I also am a new follower of yours :-) heehee

    Love your knitwear in both styles here... would like to steal!

    Dayner x jewellery/fashion/lifestyle - mozzypop.com

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  32. this is such a cute look!
    http://alwayssaygrace.blogspot.com/

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  33. Gosh what a cute skirt! I love the way you styled both outfits!

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  34. hi tam, first i would like to say thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog.I LOVE your night outfit !The look speaks classy,rich and glamorous.You styled it perfectly !

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