Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! While I’m not actually celebrating this holiday, I do love any excuse to wear pink and eat chocolate. When I saw this pink and red dress I was in love! Especially when I found out it was $7. Although it’s now sold out in the pink and red stripe version that I’m wearing, it’s still available in three other colors. I’m really loving the white and black polk dot version. I don’t usually go for super bright clothing—if you’ve seen my Instagram feed, I pretty much wear white all the time—but something about this dress just stood out to me.
I also love that you can dress this dress up or down. I tried to make it a little bit more casual (although it’s definitely not a subtle look) by lacing the ties tighter and pairing it with booties. The dress also has a cut out above the stomach, which doesn’t really show on me with how tightly I tied the laces and because I have such a small torso (Definitely look at the dress on the model to get the full picture!) Even though the dress is more daring than I usually go for, the pink and red combo called my name! And in case you love pink (and a pink and red combo) as much as I do, I’m sharing some other Valentine’s Day inspired dresses:
I think all of these options are so great for spring and even into summer. Also, because we all definitely need another reason to shop, here are some Valentine’s Day sales. I mean, if today isn’t a treat yourself day, I don’t know what is!
I don’t know about you, but lately I have been FEELING the star print trend. I feel like out of nowhere this print started popping up and I can’t get enough of it. From dainty star jewelry to pieces like this sweatshirt, it’s such an easy print to incorporate.
I decided to pair my star print sweatshirt with a black denim skirt and some easy slip on shoes — my go-to. It’s such a casual, yet put together look. I wore this to class, but could definitely wear this out and about on the weekends.
And can I just say, I got so many compliments on this top when I wore it to class. It just looks so put together, but is the comfiest piece ever. The best part is that it’s only $22! This is definitely something to snap up now and wear all through the rest of winter and into spring.
And the best news: you can shop my sweatshirt, plus the rest of shein’s site with my discount code dainty15 for 15% off your purchase!
Happy Friday everyone! My plan for this week’s blog post has been delayed, so stay tuned for next. But anyway, with Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share a little edit with you all! I found some pink inspired items so you can treat yourself, or push someone else in the right direction. Hover over the products above, or click my links below to shop!
THIS RING. I’m so obsessed. I actually wanted this ring in black, but it didn’t come in my size. But how pretty is the rose gold paired with the violet druzy stone? Such a statement piece.
Honestly, who doesn’t want a fuzzy pink blanket? I’m a big fan of decorative pillows and blankets so this is a win.
Jo Malone perfumes are so classy and I’m loving that the brand came out with a special Valentine’s Day edition of one of their scents.
Jade rollers/rose quartz rollers are all the rage and I have to say, I’m on board. I actually broke mine, tried to get my dad to fix it, and then he broke it further, so I definitely have my eye on this one.
I just got a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick for Christmas and will 100% buy more. This pink color is definitely eye catching, but I’d probably end up buying more nude lipstick haha!
This sweater has been popping up on my Instagram feed since September! Now would definitely be a great time to buy it.
Out of all of my picks in this edit, this necklace is my #1. I have a thing for dainty necklaces, so when I saw this I fell in love.
Just like with the blanket, who doesn’t want fuzzy pink slippers? As someone with constant cold feet, I think this is such a cute gift/treat yourself idea!
Hope you like my picks, and stay tuned for more next week!
As a ~petite~ gal, I always thought flare jeans were just another style I’d have to pass up. But, my mind completely changed with this pair! I think these jeans are so flattering, no matter your height. And even better, they come in short and tall sizes as well — basically the reason I can actually wear them.
I decided to pair the flares with a slightly oversized sweater — which for the life of me can’t find on Zara’s website — to give the outfit a more casual look.
In other news, I wanted to share some good sales with you all this week, so here are the sales I know of, plus some of my picks!
American Eagle — 25% off + free shipping
My favorite jeans (the high waisted jeggings) are on sale and I highly recommend. Also, the military button down I wore all fall is still in stock and on sale too!
Hello hello! So excited for my first post of 2019, which just so happens to be my 22nd birthday. Because today is my birthday, I thought it would be fun to share 22 style tips I’ve learned over the years. Buckle up, because this is a long one…
Accessories make the outfit! I’ll admit that this is sometimes a hard one for me, especially when it comes to choosing jewelry (I pretty much wear the same pieces every day). But choosing the right necklace, or even adding a belt can add a subtle touch to your outfit you didn’t know you were missing.
To tuck or not to tuck. I’m a big fan of the half-tuck, but there’s almost an art to deciding when to do a full tuck, a half-tuck, or leave your top untucked. This one decision can really change up your look.
Decide your outfit the night before. If you decide what you’re going to wear the next day, you cut down on your getting ready time, plus you’ll know if you need to iron/steam anything in advance!
Mix high and low. You can make any outfit instantly more chic by pairing your high-end and low-end pieces together.
Know when to tailor. As a petite person, there are a lot of times when clothes just don’t fit right, which is when it’s time to invest in tailoring. Just know when to buy and tailor, or skip the purchase all together.
Have a signature piece. For me this is actually a few pieces (my watch, ring, and earrings). These are little accessories that make the outfit unique to you.
Mix it up! It’s easy to fall into a routine where you pair the same pieces over and over. Try mixing different items if you can (it helps to have a friend go through your closet and see what they would pair together).
Don’t be afraid of new trends! I’m pretty fast to jump on new trends that I like, but this can be hard. But, if you step outside your comfort zone you might love the results!
Don’t be afraid to skip new trends. On the other hand, you don’t always need to follow the crowd. If you really don’t like a trend, don’t feel pressured to jump on the band wagon.
Be inspired! I’m constantly on Instagram, Pinterest, and the internet looking for new ways to be inspired. Don’t just look at people who have your exact style, look at other styles for fresh ideas.
Tuck in your pockets! I always forget to do this and my mom yells at me, but having your pockets hanging inside out looks like you didn’t look at yourself in the mirror before you left.
Protect your shoes. I recently messed up a pair of suede shoes and definitely regretted not spraying them with protectant before wearing them out.
Know your sizing. When it comes to online shopping, not every site offers free returns, so if something doesn’t fit, you’re out of luck. You will be more successful if you know some of your measurements (bust, waist, etc.).
Shop boutiques! Sometimes you want that one piece that everyone owns, but other times it’s fun to have something unique!
Know when to invest. My mom always said to invest in good shoes! I usually opt for a nicer pair because I know it’ll last longer and be less likely to kill my feet.
Know when to go for the cheaper option. Trends come and go faster than you think. If it seems like a trend that isn’t likely to stay around, go for a cheaper option rather than wasting money on something you’ll only wear a couple times.
Start with staples. When building your wardrobe there are a few pieces that never go out of style (a white tee, a camel coat, an LBD, etc.). Start with those and then gradually add trendier pieces.
Break the rules. There used to be so many fashion rules (don’t wear white after Labor Day, don’t mix black and brown) but now it’s anything goes! Don’t be afraid to wear something because of outdated “rules.”
Create your “uniform.” On days you are running late and can’t think of something to wear, it’s nice to have an outfit that you can always fall back on.
Don’t underestimate the power of dressing up. There’s just something about picking the perfect outfit that completely changes my mindset. If I look good, I usually feel good. It’s a great way to life your mood.
If you’re uncomfortable, don’t wear it. There are so many times I like an outfit or piece of clothing in theory, but in reality I don’t feel comfortable wearing it. If it doesn’t make me feel good, I don’t wear it.
Be yourself! Fashion and style is all about expressing yourself, so let your personality shine through in the way you present yourself to the world.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope these tips were useful!
Can you believe that it’s already Christmas Eve?! It happened so fast, but I’m definitely not complaining. Although with the time going by so fast, you might not have planned out what you’re wearing on Christmas just yet. That’s ok — I’ve got you covered with last minute holiday outfit ideas!
Simple, Yet Festive
I don’t know about you, but my family keeps it pretty casual on Christmas. I wear pajamas for most of the day, and then change into something to go over to my aunt or uncle’s house. A bright red sweater, jeans, and some boots are always a safe bet. To spice it up, I added a fun scarf to compliment the sweater! The best part is, this is an outfit you can wear throughout winter. Check out some more of my red sweater picks:
If your family holds a dressier event, but you’re still in a pinch for what to wear, this is the time to break out your LBD. A tried and true little black dress may not be the most exciting outfit, but it’s a classic for a reason. Just dress yours up with some fun accessories! I’m listing some cute LBDs and sparkly earrings for inspo, because this outfit also works for NYE:
Pajamas ALLLL Day
Finally, I know there are some families that spend all day in pjs. You probably already have your go-to pair, but here are some more festive pajama sets!
That’s all for this week! What would you like to see next? Leave me a comment below!
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