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--------------I had a blast joining other petite ladies in PFC #1. Petite Fashion Challenge #2 is hosted this time by Kelly @ AlterationsNeeded. I had no hesitation in joining everyone again. Personally, I think this challenge is a bit easier to accomplish than the first one :)
The challenge: In honor of the fast approaching cool, fall weather, what better way to get ready than to find ways to make your wardrobe do double duty. Pick at least one item in your closet (not jeans, that's too easy!), and create two outfits, one for spring/summer, and one for fall/winter.
My item: A pair of shorts :) Obviously, shorts are for summer. One thing to keep in mind is that not all shorts would work. The key to success is to choose a winter fabric such as wool, herringbone or tweed. Those fabrics are winter appropriate and any of them would work. I found this herringbone pair of shorts at Express the other day and am in love with them. Size 00 fits me perfectly. I rarely found anything that would fit me off the rack at Express but this pair is an exception. It has shorter hemmed which makes my legs look longer
You can clearly see the 2 outfits below are definitely summer outfits. I love these shorts. They fit snugly around my waist, great length and pretty lace panels on the sides
Shorts: Express Herringbone in 00 (get them here)
This top is very similar to the one on the right & still available in XXSP
Sandals: Steve Madden (buy similar style here)
To make this outfit wearable during cold months, I paired them with:
- A basic blazer (any blazer would work as long as the color coordinated). The blazer I am wearing was a gift from my friend oversea. Since the shorts already had some kind of patterns, I’d have to pair them with a solid blazer. In general, I would love to have this tweed blazer or this wool blazer (still available in 00P)
- A pair of booties. I got those booties the other day at Target and I really like them. They are not the most comfy boots but for the price, I am not complaint! Very cute details on the sides
- Black tights to keep my legs warm. I also got these tights from Target. They're Hanes. These tights are thick and sturdy enough to my liking
- Some jewelry to lighten up the outfit (any statement necklace would work). I picked that necklace because it standouts and adds an interesting touch to the outfit but still blended in. Mine was on clearance but Express has some similar styles in stores. I would stay away from black necklace
The outcome: Here is my final look! What do you guys think? I would not wear this outfit when it's snowing outside - I am not a big fan of cold weather. Winter in Ohio can be brutal. I definitely am seeing myself wearing this outfits many times during Fall
**Update**: Just in case you're wondering (Twitter friends have already knew about this), I am hosting PFC #3 in October. Mark your calendar and join me for a fun challenge. More details will be posted in the near future.