My Favorite Petite Brands

 

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I’m not short, I’m fun sized! Who’s with me?! As a petite gal I’ve always loved finding brands that offer a petite collection. Growing up I’ve tried so many brands that claimed their size S fits like an XS… they sadly did not. I’ve also bought size XS from a few brands that clearly wasn’t supposed to be labeled as an XS. As a petite pretty much my entire life, it’s been hard to find the best fit. I can’t do most maxi dresses or skirts, unless they’re a certain length and fit like a bodycon. I have a small waist with curvy hips, so it’s really important for me to understand my body/shape. Dresses, pants, skirts they all need to be a certain structure for me. A trip to your tailor obviously helps a lot, but can be costly. So I’ll be sharing below some of my favorite brands that offer petite sizing. 

 

The best tips I can give is to do your research. Read reviews on sizing for the brands you’re interested in. See if they offer a petite collection, because those are better suited for people 5’3 and under. Another great tip is to know your body shape and what can best accent it. Express yourself through your fashion and body! Definitely have fun with it and do you. Just a couple days ago, someone asked me if there’s any bad fashion things to avoid. I thought about it for a second and said “no.” Fashion is your own expression of who you are, and your personality. It’s all about you! Never try to be like someone else. I have always gone by that rule. I wear what I like because it’s MY body and MY style. I’m not dressing up for anyone else. I dress up to brighten up my mood, and express my style. So have fun, and be you.

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Here are some of my favorite brands that carry petite collections and are true to size for petite fits:

Topshop petites

ASOS petites 

Reformation petites

Madwell petites

Anthropologie petites 

Pretty Little Thing petites 

MissGuided petites

Express petites

H&M – great XXS and XS sizes 

Forever 21has more affordable trendy pieces with a great fit to their XS and S sizes 

Zaraalso great pricing for trendy pieces and sizing! 

 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and find some fab pieces from these brands! Make sure to stay up to date on my IG as I share a lot on my stories/posts too! 

XO,

Stephanie 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirt dresses forever!

The weather has been pretty cool early mornings and at nights here in LA. We’re still getting mid 80 degrees here during the day though! That hasn’t stopped me from wearing my favorite shirt dresses out. Shirt dresses are so comfortable and easy to throw on and go! They’re the summer rompers to my Fall/Winter wardrobe, haha. Anyone else agree?

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I’ve recently posted an all time favorite of my printed shirt dress on my Instagram, @adventures.of.s but that exact one is no longer available. So, to save the day I went ahead and found you guys some amazing options for shirt dresses to show off this season! I have a variety of brands and price points for you check out! Thank me later 😉

 

ZARA

ZARA SD 2ANIMAL PRINT DRESS DETAILS
$69.90

 

ZARA SD 3GEOMETRIC PRINT TUNIC DETAILS
$99.90

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE

A SDCloth & Stone Ruffled Shirtdress
$148.00

 

A SD 2Miquella Shirtdress
$138.00

 

A SD OLIVEBelted Utility Shirtdress
$128.00

 

BLOOMINGDALES

BLOOMIESVelvet Heart
Harper Striped Shirt Dress- Originally $88.00 it’s on sale now for $66!

 

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Lauren Ralph Lauren
Twill Shirt Dress- Originally $155, it’s on sale now for $77.50!!

 

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CATHERINE Catherine Malandrino
Stella Sleeveless High/Low Shirt Dress- Originally $68, now on sale for $20.33!! Can you say what a steal?!

 

BLOOMIES SD 2Elisabetta Franchi
Floral-Print Pleated Midi Dress $828.00 (on the more expensive side if you’re feeling risky)

 

BLOOMIES SANDROSandro
Lucila Shirt Dress $450.00

Can you say gorgeous?! This shirt dress is so divine and feminine. I love floral patterns and the shade of berry pink as the main color is a huge hit with this AW18 trends.

LULUS

LULUS SDBECAUSE YOU LOVED ME TEAL BLUE PRINT SHIRT DRESS
LULUS $79

 

LULUS 2GOOD NEWS BLACK AND WHITE HOUNDSTOOTH PRINT MIDI SHIRT DRESS
LUSH $57

I’m allllll about the chic and comfortable looks, especially for everyday wear or a simple outing. The great part about shirt dresses are that you can dress them up or down. You can be very casual with flip-flops or sandals, or for a party/date night throw on a sexy pair of booties! My favorite is also playing around with a fun hat, belt, and some jewelry to create a full look. Hope you guys enjoyed these links, let me know if you ended up purchasing any! I’d love to know which one you got, and how the fit is for you! Happy weekend loves!

XO,

Stephanie

Milano Fashion Week- VERSACE

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Ahh Milan, the city that’s recognized as the world’s biggest fashion capital, and the design capital. It’s not just Italy’s second most populous city, it’s where fashion lives and breathes. Milan FW brings in one of the highest revenue, and visitors each year!

With that being said, you best believe the designers stepped up their game for each and every show. Milan’s fashion week was from September 18th through the 24th. I’m focusing this post on Versace and all their incredible designs for SS19. I loved seeing so many vibrant colors and patterns mixed together. Some pieces are so retro and have huge throwback looks. Everything is coming back from the 70s, 80s, 90s, but with new twists. I’ve compiled some of the s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g designs from Versace and hope you enjoy all this glorious eye candy!

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SHOES- UM, YES PLEASE!

 

HANDBAGS- sweet like candy

 

 

 

BEAUTY- Lewks for days

Some major cat eye inspo! I love me a dramatic eye.

 

As stated in my previous post, all these photos are from Corey Tenold, @coreytenold. He’s an amazing photographer for fashion week and works for Vogue. Do you like the new Versace looks? I’m obsessed with the gorgeous jewelry & handbags! Leave me a comment on what’s your favorite piece, I’d love to know!

 

XO,

Stephanie