I’ve attended about 4 weddings already and have a couple more to go this year! Each wedding is different and it’s good to know what type of venue it’s going to be at, the terrain, etc so that you know what to wear. Here is an outfit I wore to a wedding that was located pretty much in a nature park (forest) and then the reception was at a restaurant. Because we were both outdoors and indoors, I made sure to dress appropriately for both. I got this dress from Missguided and paired it with ankle strap heels but the heels were thicker, making it easy for me walk around and DANCE!
I’ve come to love midi dresses because they look very put together and sophisticated. I like the way they fall on me and I don’t have to worry too much about the dress being too short.
One Shoulder Dress| Heels (Similar HERE)| Clutch
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Maxi dresses are perfect for hot Summer days because it’s something you could just throw on and walk out the door! I love it because it’s like I’m wearing PJs or a mumu out and it’s perfectly fine! It can be difficult for petite girls like me, but like I’ve mentioned before, I actually just buy ‘midi’ dresses and they make perfect maxi dresses for me! I come in at a whopping 4’11” so I’m on the shorter end of the petite spectrum. You are considered petite if you are 5’3″ and under. For my height, I find that midi dresses generally fall right at my ankles, so they are maxi dresses for me! If you are a little taller than I am, it could run slightly higher for you. This is where you should know your measurements and pay attention to the length in the product description.
I particularly like this one because it has really cute pocket details and the color is this gorgeous dusty pink mauve. I’ll probably find some more ‘maxi’ dresses for myself to wear this summer, so below are some that I’m thinking of! 🙂
Dress (Similar HERE)| Purse (Similar HERE)| Sunglasses| Sandals
Not that I was feeling blue or anything but I wore this cute chambray bomber jacket and stumbled on this blue wall, so it was perfect for a photo op! I wore my new Zara fringed shorts with a simple black body suit underneath. I have been wanting to try out some fringed bottoms or jeans of some sort but because of how small and petite I am, the fringes would just drag on the floor. Figured the best way was to just get shorts instead!
I love fringes and frays so I was really excited to stumble on these. My chambray bomber is also great to throw on if I want a light sweater or jacket. It’s not your traditional bomber, so it’s very breathable and lightweight.
Chambray Bomber Jacket (Similar HERE)| Black Bodysuit| Fringed Shorts (Similar HERE)| Purse (Similar HERE)| Sandals
White crochet is perfect for bright summer days. There’s something so relaxed, feminine, and whimsical about a perfectly crocheted top. I paired this cropped off shoulder one with an olive draped skirt and my pointed toe mules. It made for a great Summer outfit for an afternoon date with the fiance!
We spent the day having a great lunch at Sqirl, grabbing an iced latte at Carrera on Melrose (where we found this cool Lady Gaga inspired wall), and then running some errands. Apparently, they change this wall out every so often, so I’ll make sure to visit it once in a while to see what they come up with next!
If you’re at Carrera, you’re also across the ever so popular Paul Smith pink wall! Make sure to stop for a photo opt if it’s not too busy!
Crocheted Crop Top| Draped Skirt (Similar HERE)| Mules (Similar HERE)|
There are plenty of days where I’m just not feeling it and want to be in my PJs. That’s when I whip out my comfy joggers. Throw on a simple tee, jacket, slides, and I’m good to go for the day! I wore this out to brunch with my sister and fiance, so there was really no need to dress up in any kind of way! We went to Urth Caffe in the Arts District and decided to walk around to explore the street art and the Arts District Co-Op, which is like a small shopping area with multiple vendors.
I wore a ribbed crop top, my lightweight bomber jacket, of course the joggers, some simple slide sandals, and accessorized with a clutch, sunglasses, and a minimal necklace. Yes, crop tops are pretty much like regular tops for me which on days like this, seem to work out best. I really did not feel like having my tummy out, but if you’re petite like me and DO want to find a crop top that shows a little bit of midriff, I recommend double checking the dimensions first so that you know it’s short enough for that. Otherwise, you’ll just end up with a regular shirt.
Crop Top| Joggers (Similar HERE)| Clutch (Similar HERE)| Slides| Bomber Jacket
I went with some friends to visit the ever so popular Museum of Ice Cream! We jumped on getting tickets to this the moment we heard it was coming to Los Angeles. Ice cream is one of the best things in the world and I couldn’t possibly miss a whole museum of it! The Museum of Ice Cream is a temporary exhibit but due to its popularity, it’s time here has been extended a couple of times. If you haven’t gone yet, I recommend going as soon as you can get your hands on the tickets!
We had tons of yummy treats and really had a surprisingly fun time in the sprinkle pool! I was a little hesitant when I first heard about the pool, but I really did enjoy it! 🙂 Just a warning, you’ll find sprinkles wedged in your clothes when you get home!
Cardigan (Similar HERE)| Blouse| Jeans| Booties| Bucket Bag
The Los Angeles State Historic Park recently went through a makeover and we really wanted to check it out. The fiance and I used to take our dog, Zooey, there for walks. It was just a nice open space with trails for us to take her on walks so we were really disappointed when the city had to close it down for construction. Now, it’s got a great new look with a cool bridge in the center that gives you an amazing view of Downtown!
As per usual, I am found in a white blouse and denim, but at least this time, they are denim SHORTS! That counts as changing things up right? Either way, I made sure to be comfy for a hot day in LA. I paired my outfit with some relaxed criss crossed slides that made it perfect for roaming around with ease!
Blouse| Shorts (Similar HERE)| Slides (Similar HERE)| Bucket Bag (Similar HERE)|
I love bakeries for the obvious reasons (yummy pastries) but I love Mr. Holmes in Highland Park in particular because of the cool white and gold exterior! It made for a great backdrop for my pictures! If you ever have the chance to visit, I highly recommend their donuts! They are famous for their cruffins, which is a hybrid of a croissant and muffin, but donuts always have a special place in my heart so that is my pastry of choice. It’s also a great place to hang out at because of the really aesthetic pleasing decor! There’s a neat neon sign inside, which I’m sure you’ve seen before and perfectly curated chairs and seating for your sitting pleasures!
Long Black Cardigan| Black Denim Shorts| White Tank (Similar HERE)| Sandals (Similar HERE)| Black Bucket Bag (Similar HERE)
I wore this grey sweater tunic over some black skinny jeans for a very comfy outfit for brunch. It doesn’t really make sense for me to post up an outfit like this right now since it’s been super hot in LA but I promise I only took these pictures a short while ago! The weather has been so up and down that one week it’s super cold and then the next, it’s scorching hot! Anyways, since I already took pictures of this outfit, why not post it for you guys in case the weather cools down again?! You never know when you need outfit inspiration for cooler weather!
I find that if you were something baggy on top, make sure to wear something tighter on the bottom. It’s all about balance, so if you wear something baggy on the bottom like boyfriend jeans or something, make sure you wear a more form fitting or light top. Petite gals like myself would be overwhelmed and drown in fabric if we don’t create a little balance with what we wear. Now if I were to wear this tunic with culottes or flared jeans, it would make me look pretty ridiculous. But then again, you don’t need to follow a set of rules to what you wear! Sometimes, the things you least expect to look good on you, do! These are just things that I find look best on me!
My jeans are often too long on me so it helps to do a small cuff at the bottom to bare a little leg. Add on a pair of booties that match the color of your pants and voila! You elongate your legs and stand just a little taller, or so it may seem… 🙂
Grey Tunic (Similar HERE)| Black Jeans| Black Booties (Similar HERE)| Satchel (Similar HERE)| Beanie (Similar HERE)
I wore this simple outfit to go visit my grandma at the cemetery and run some errands with my sister. You’ll usually find me in a white blouse and jeans- it’s just a combination that I love and I feel like it’s so classic and easy. For petite gals like me, cuff the jeans to show off your ankles. I find that it tends to elongate me a little bit more. A little tuck of the shirt in the front will also help, which is why you see BOTH tips being used in my outfit. Applying both of these rules helps to make my clothes look more fitted to my body. Most of the time, blouses and pants are way too long on me so I have to do a little extra to have them fit me better.
It was a pretty sunny day so I threw on a cute black floppy hat to protect me from the sun. It’s not like I’m super sensitive with the sun or I’m trying to keep from tanning but I work in an office 5 days a week and barely go out until the weekend, so I always feel like it’s so bright out! 😛 Plus, my hair was really messy so a cute hat really helps with that problem.
White blouse (Similar HERE and HERE)| Jeans| Crossbody purse| Floppy hat (Similar HERE)| Espadrilles| Sunglasses (Similar HERE and HERE)