Thursday, December 30, 2010

Goodies from my secret santa

Hi ladies,

I hope you all had a good Christmas and spent some quality time with your loved ones. Although I didn't get any more time off other than the 3-day weekend, I still feel fresh and ready to go again. As mentioned in this post, I am doing the gift exchange with 13 other petite ladies for Christmas. Tonight is the reveal night. Are you ready? My secret Santa was..................

She is one of my favorite bloggers. I seriously want to raid her closet. She is not afraid to go out of her comfort zone and make her own style. I got the package a few days before Christmas and I was thrilled. The first thing she got for me was the Romeo and Juliet military sweater jacket in size small. What I love about this sweater is the military inspired look, the olive green color and peplum hem. I don't have anything similar to this sweater so I am extremely excited to add it to my closet. Continue reading...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Welcoming 2011

Today, I have reached 300 followers. I know this isn’t a huge # compared to some other blogs but I am still beyond excited. I just want to thank each and every one of you for following my blog (especially the petite blogger community). You’re the reason why I still blog. 2010 was quite a year for us. We’ve had many ups and downs, pleasant and unpleasant moments. That how life is. We just have to deal with things as they come and try to make the best of out of it. The most important thing is no matter what happens, I know we always have each other's back. We’re welcoming 2011 with open arms.

I was tagged by Elaine to do my New Year’s resolutions. So here goes...

1. Saving, saving and more saving: 2010 was all about spending so 2011 is all about saving. Unfortunately, there were quite a few unexpected things came up in 2010 that we had to spend the money for. I am glad it’s over and it’s time to put the $$ back into the savings. Continue reading...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and Santa brings you all what you want. My family and I celebrated Christmas last night at my parents. I am glad that the in-law was able to come and visit us this year for Christmas so we don't have to travel. Everyone gathered at my parents on Christmas Eve for dinner. Thanks to my brother and sister-in-law, we had so much food on the table. Everyone was having a great time and enjoyed each other's company . Of course, little one couldn't wait to open her presents. The look on her face was just priceless when she saw the VS lip gloss set that we've got for her. I hope you're enjoying the holiday with your loved ones. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all readers of I am going to take it easy today and save my energy for after Christmas shopping tomorrow :) Continue reading...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday edition: Gift guide for kids

We're counting down to Christmas at our house and the little one couldn't stay away from the presents. Buying gifts for young kids can be tricky especially when you’re not a parent. I’d like to share some of the things that I bought for my little girl this Christmas. I hope to give you some ideas if you’re still looking for a perfect gift for your niece/nephew.

The first item on her wish list was the Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss Gift Set. She enjoys flipping through the Victoria Secret catalog. She thinks this lip gloss set is kind of cool to put on her Christmas wish list. She is not allowed to have any kind of make up whatsoever. I don't mind getting it for her so she can play dress up with the neighbor kids or her friends when they come over. It’s not just about the educational stuff all the time. She should have some fun at her age. Continue reading...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Weekend outfit: A snowy Saturday

Winter has finally arrived. It's been snowing for the past few days in Ohio. I woke up this morning and there was 3 inches of snow on the ground. Although I hate driving during winter but I love the snow. It’s so pretty. I can’t help but snapped a few pictures of the outfit I worn today. Today is just a typical Saturday. I ran some errands, stopped by my parents to see Mom and Dad, hung out with the siblings for a while, went back home and be lazy with the husband. Tomorrow, I think we’re going to hit the outlet mall. Hopefully, there won’t be any problems with the roads. Have a great weekend, everyone. Stay warm! Continue reading...

What I am wearing:
Cardigan: LOFT V-neck boyfriend cardigan (buy it here)
Jeans: American Eagle skinnies (buy them here)
T-shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar here)
Belt: Gap leather belt in XS (buy it here)
Riding Boots: Colehaan boots
Necklace: Lia Sophia (buy it here)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday edition: Deals from my favorite stores

It's that time of the year and retailers are trying hard to get some last minute sales. We as the consumers sure will take advantage of the deals. There are many sales going on this week from my favorite retailers. I am going to share some incredible sales that I was lucky to catch with you before they’re gone. If you’re still looking for the last minute gifts, I hope this post will save you some $$

GAP: Gap was having a sale on top of the discount yesterday. I tweeted yesterday about the sale. Their discount changes daily so it’s hard to keep up with. I decided to stop by the mall yesterday and see what they have in stores. One thing to keep in mind is that they do not carry petite sizes in stores. I truly wish they do. That would be pretty awesome. I found this cowl neck sweater (as previously seen on Jean @ ExtraPetite) for $14.00. This sweater was originally $54.50. It got marked down to $19.99 and 30% off on top of that. Pretty sweet deal huh?  Continue reading...

Final price: $14.00 (originally $54.50)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday edition: My 2010 Christmas wish list(s)

I can’t believe Christmas is less than 10 days away. There is no secret that I love the holidays especially Christmas. Not just for the presents, but for being with my loved ones, taking time off from work and of course, holiday shopping. Speaking of taking time off from work, I am so jealous that the husband is taking 17 days off straight to spend time at the gym and going places with the little one. I wish I could take more time off to be with them.

Today I’d like to share my Christmas wish lists with you guys. I hope you can use some of these ideas and find some last minute gifts for your loved ones. Why there are two? You asked! One is for the husband and one is for my petite secret Santa. If you aren’t familiar with secret Santa, there is a website called There are 13 of us who signed up and joined the drawing. Once the deadline has passed everyone that signed up is drawn a name and they receive a note to let them know who they have. A big thank to Miss Jessy @ TheLittleDustPrincess for organizing this event. It’s a fun and neat idea for doing gift exchange. Come back here on 12.30.10 and see what I've got from my secret Santa. This is what I put on my Christmas wish list for the gift exchange. Everything is under $25.00. These items are great for stocking stuffers. Continue reading...

1. Sephora ultra lip gloss set
2. Stila backstage eye shadow palette
3. OPI mini collection
4. Merona leather pumps
5. LOFT argyle boot socks

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekend outfit: Featuring Colehaan Petra Tall Boots

This outfit represents what I typically wear on the weekend. My go-to weekend outfit is usually a pair of skinny jeans tucked into boots and some sort of sweaters.  I wear high heels 5 days a week. Therefore, on the weekend, I try to give my feet a break and only wear flats.  If you follow my blog, you probably remember my midnight madness experience. I went shopping at mid-night on Thanksgiving to pick up a pair of riding boots that I have been eyeing for a while. Here they are, the Colehaan Petra Tall Boots. Continue reading...

What I am wearing:
Sweater: Gap ultra soft v-neck sweater in XS regular (buy it here - on sale)
Jeans: F21dark skinnies in 25 x 28 (buy it here)
Necklace: F21  (buy it here)
Belt: Gap floral belt in XS (buy it here)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Seven confessions (..because I got tagged twice)

I got tagged twice by Nelah @ 52 new days and Hanna @ Banhannas to do my seven confessions soooo no more excuses for me. Are you ready?

1. I do not eat vegetables or fruits. I only like mushrooms and green beans. I started to eat lettuce recently but it is definitely not my favorite thing to eat. My Mom told me I was so skinny when I was a child. She only fed me with meat to help me gain weight.  I grew up without veggies and that’s why I don’t like them. The smell of banana makes me gag.

2. I have been sleeping with the same body pillow for 10 years. My grand-mother made me one 10 years ago and I kept it since. Hubby told me one of these days, dust mites will be crawling out of my pillow at night. He even bought me a new pillow but I refused to replace my old one.

3. This confession is similar to Kelly’s. When I crave for something, I’ll eat one food until I am sick of it. My current food craving? Chipotle :)

4. I am a sucker for sale. I kicked myself many times when I come home with a pair of black pumps (when I already had 10 pairs at home) instead of a pair of nude pumps (the ones that I really need). Well, because the black ones are on sale!

5. I considered myself as an easy going person. Most of the time, people’s behavior do not bother me except judgmental people. They bother the crap out of me. It doesn’t make he/she a bad person if they don’t do things your way. Everyone is created differently. That’s what makes people unique and life interesting. Please don’t judge people unless you think you’re perfect!

6. My feet are ice cold all the time and that’s why I wear socks all year around (yes, even in the summer). I feel naked without socks

7. I am a Starbucks addict. My drink changes throughout the year. In the summer/spring, it is the Javachip Frap. In the Fall, it is the pumpkin spice latte. In the Winter, it is the peppermint mocha. I never calculated how much money I spent on Starbucks each month ‘cuz I know I would freak out. Cutting back on Starbucks is one of my new year's resolutions. Until then, I enjoy my Peppermint mocha every morning. If you have a Starbucks's gift card and you don’t use it, you’ll know where to send it to :)

I am not going to tag anyone but please feel free to share your confessions

Sunday, December 5, 2010

An early Christmas gift for ourselves

I have been wanting a DSLR camera forever. For the past 6 months of blogging, I use 2 cameras: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 which I purchased last Christmas and the Nikon D70 borrowed from my Dad. Thanks Dad! Although, the Nikon D70 does a pretty decent job but it's getting out dated. My Dad bought it five years ago when my daughter first born to capture the moments of his first grandchild. I used it for quite some time and really enjoyed it. Hubby and I was talking about getting our own DSLR camera few weeks ago. At last, we pulled the trigger and brought home this baby with us. Buy this camera [here]. Continue reading...

Photo credit via B&H

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Petite Fashion Challenge # 4: Holiday Party

I can't believe we're up to the Petite Fashion Challenge # 4 already. I am wondering how far the PFC will go? The Petite Fashion Challenge # 4 is hosted this month by a Canadian fashion blogger - Elaine @ Curls-and-Pearls. I was so behind in this challenge (as usual) but finally was able to pulled it off.

The challenge: Create a holiday party look using festive colours and/or holiday pieces without looking like a greeting card.  This could be your opportunity to dust off that reindeer sweater you might have collecting dust in the back of your closet and turn it into something chic.

I am all about finding new places to shop and trying out new brands. It’s hard to find the perfect formal dress to begin with. Being petite makes it twice as hard. I have no choice but keep going back to the same retailers for my everyday clothes. I was wandering around the junior department at JCP the other day while waiting for my Mom and this dress caught my attention. I looked through the rack quickly and realized this dress is available in size 1. I thought it would be perfect for the upcoming holiday. Continue reading...