If you are anything like me, sometimes your wardrobe needs a new breath of fresh outfits, pieces that mingle well with the citizens in your closet.
It so happens that this season is filled with food, family and gift-giving. Depending on where you are, you may build snowmen or sink your toes down into warm sand. If you plan to sing carols, bake a big bird or book a flight for an island getaway, why not let these petite outfit inspirations make your holiday merry and bright?
I nosedived once again into my closet and found accessories to take this dress from evening to casual and of course, work, so if you have a sheath dress, give these looks a try. I've taken the liberty of adding mini histories to each piece.
Ann Taylor's Semi Annual Sale is going on right now! And with the new year breathing down our necks, I'd say it's a pretty good time to send a whiff of fresh air into our closets and wake up our personalities with solid qality pieces that are classic.
I know most persons would revamp their wardrobe with accessories, but once in a while there comes a time when we have to get rid of the worn or soiled clothing and ring in the good pieces that could take us further along our journeys of self expression. Besides wouldn't you want to buy stylish pieces for up to 70% off?
The beach is like a second living room.
There is something about hearing the waves break and fussing over sand between your toes. It is such a calm place to hang conversations on sea grape tree branches and to allow the ocean breeze to fill the pauses and to cleanse any misunderstanding with its salt. Most families park their cars and dining tables there for the day, but I go for short moments.
Before I set fire to my wardrobe, I decided to re-purpose everything. I reached in and took out this cross back cotton dress from SuiteBlanco. It’s been hanging there for weeks, so I introduced it to my serious black jacket that had been eyeing this simple yet foxy dress through the hangers and across the wardrobe. I hooked them up with a string of elegance and they took a spin with my timeless and perfectly polished Lauren by Ralph Lauren Mya Dress Sandal in Polo Tan Burnished Leather. They had a ball.
My petite ankle pants from Banana Republic was yet another culprit, a closet sitter that rarely saw the sunshine, so I concocted two outfits to get a least some minimum wear from it. This ankle pants is perfect for curvy petite women. It hits the leg in the right place which is what it should do, especially for women with short legs. So, if you are short, you can also wear ankle pants without the alterations. I hope to inspire and I'll show you how to wear ankle pants for petites and even how to wear those same ankle pants to work.
I was inspired by these two tops from Promod, located on the "French" side of the island. And the "French" side or preferably north side is where we set our sights for this shoot, Rue de Coralita. Trust me, I was clueless about the name of the location. I just wanted to be near the lookout point and, low and behold, there is a small outdoor eatery there.
The “going grey” hair dyeing frenzy is now being hotly pursued by another elderly trend: granny panties. Right now, they are more desirable than skimpy thongs. Who would have thought? But, hey, I am sure you've always had one or two at the back of your underwear drawer since one of the Twelve Reasons Granny Panties are Making a Comeback is because they are perfect for periods. Some may beg to differ.
Your personal style is not set in stone. It changes and that can be frustrating at the beginning. The temptation to dig a six-foot debt hole just to splurge on a whole new one can be alluring, but sometimes, all your wardrobe needs is a fresh pair of eyes and some creativity. The #CaribbeanChicChallenge Link-Up is an opportunity for petite Afro-Caribbean (or any African ancestry) women to give their wardrobes a second chance of redemption while rebuilding and defining their personal styles. Every month you get to relive a closet staple in a new way. Joining is simple. To participate, follow the steps below.