Monday, January 31, 2011

Reader corner: How did i start blogging?

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I recently got an email from a sweet reader:
Hi, I love your blog and follow it DAILY... I've always wanted to start a blog of my own..but I am way too chicken to start (I'm at not computer savvy at all). I was wondering how you got started and do you have any tips for me, or are there any helpful tools you used when you started. Thanks so much!
How did I start blogging?
I am sure my story is quite similar to some of the others. It all started with one Google search for “petite fashion”. The search has brought me to ExtraPetite's then AlterationsNeeded's. Next thing I know, there is a whole petite community online. These blogs provide me with an overwhelming useful amount of information. The petite blogger community has grown tremendously for the past several months. It took me probably about a month to finally decided to start my own blog and the rest is history. I enjoy blogging as much as interacting with other petite ladies on a regular basis. Continue reading..

Before deciding whether you should start your own blog or not, let’s me point out some of the advantages as well as the disadvantages of blogging. I assumed you’re interested in a fashion blog?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fitting Room Review: H&M new arrivals

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I popped in H&M a couple of days ago to check out some of their new arrivals for Spring. Coral, orange and peach are definitely the top colors for Spring 2011. I ended up didn’t get anything but here are a few items that I brought with me to the fitting room if you’re interested.

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Liane of PetiteXXS first tweeted about this jacket. The material is quite similar to the one from the last season (Jean reviewed the jacket here). I missed out on the last one so I was excited to see this jacket in person. It’s a super cute jacket. The fit is incredibly small. I was having a hard time button up a size 2. I have nothing bad to say about this jacket. I didn’t get it (for now) because I really don’t need another jacket. It is available in 4 colors: black, heather gray, navy blue and peachy. Click here for the tag info if you need it. Thanks DoubleZeroP! I am wearing a size 2 in the blue one and a size 4 in the other color. The material is really soft and comfy to wear. It’s just simply adorable. I know this jacket will get some loves from the petite community. Retail price: $34.50. Continue reading... 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge # 5

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Petite Fashion Challenge # 5 is finally here. A special thank to Cynthia of Shorty Stories for hosting this challenge. For the first time, I was done with my post way ahead of the schedule..woot woot! I didn’t have any problems completing this challenge. In general, I don’t wear a lot of black and I don't have a lot of black clothing in my wardrobe. Although, black is a very attractive color when wore in style, it also has the effect of making a person look slimmer and thinner. That's what I try to avoid. I have a lot of solid color pieces, mainly in different shades of gray. Continue reading...

petitefashionchallenge

Create a sophisticated work appropriate look that has no more than one dark piece (it can be a skirt, pants, a blazer, sweater etc...) excluding shoes, accessories and hosiery
PFC(1)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Review: Banana Republic Wool Short Trench

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Winter has most certainly arrived, and for those of us in the Midwest, winters can be brutal. Living in the area that winter could last for 3 months, a warm jacket is essential. I don’t mind spending $$ on a good coat that would last me for years. It’s just not that simple. Finding a jacket that fits with no alterations can be frustrating. If I didn’t already have 3 long coats, I would totally see myself getting the JCrew double-cloth lady day coat . This jacket has great reviews from other petite bloggers and is currently on super sale. I was on a hunt for a shorter length jacket that can be easily dressed up or dressed down, classic look, wool and not black. Here it is - The Banana Republic Wool Short Trench. Continue reading...

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What I am wearing:
Coat: BR wool short trench in XS Regular (click here to buy)
Jeggings: A&F dark grey in 25 (click here to buy)
Booties: Madden Girl Rouched Bootie (click here to buy)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My (almost) free Gap purchase

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I am sorry for not staying active lately. One of my New Year’s resolutions is spending more time with my family. That’s exactly what I am doing. Although I still enjoy reading all my favorite blogs. I am very excited to share with you guys an amazing deal that I was lucky to catch today. After work, I had a bit of time to kill before my workout class starts so I stopped by the mall on the way home. Gap is having additional 50% off sale items. Today must be my lucky day because I only spent 97 cents on my purchase. Below is what I’ve got:

I have this sweater in several colors and I love it. Size XS fits me really well. Click here to buy. Continue reading...

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Cost breakdown:
Originally: $54.50
Sale price: $19.99
Addition 50% off: $9.99

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Review: Laneige skincare

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I don’t have a major acne problem but my skin is still far from perfect. I've been looking for skin care products that would improve, lighten and even out my skin tone for a while. I am overwhelmed with all the skin care products out there and do not know where to start. I turned to some of my favorite beauty bloggers for their experiences.  After doing a bit of research, I decided to try the Laneige skin care products.  I started with two products: the Laneige skin refiner and the Laneige night cream. They are the basic of any skin care routine.  I have always had very dry skin (so dry it flakes), especially in the winter. Therefore, moisturizers are essential for me. Let's start with the Laneige white plus renew skin refiner: Continue reading...


Skin refiner is another term for skin toner. This product also has moisturizers to hydrate the skin. According to product’s description "skin whitening toner that refines and clarifies your skin surface. The product contains papaya extracts and water lily extracts that remove old dead skin cells and impurities on skin surface.”

Monday, January 3, 2011

Closet remix - 01.03.2011

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The holidays are over and it's time to kick start my New Year's resolutions. It was hard to get up this morning and get ready for work. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to save more money and less shopping. With that said, I am starting a new category for my blog called “closet remix”. The advantage of being a wardrobe remixer is that it will keep me creative in my clothing choices. It will also help me to rediscover items that are sitting in my closet with the price tags still on . I am going to dedicate myself to remixing my wardrobe and creating new looks based on what I already have. Today’s outfit consists of some old items (tee and cardigan) mixing with my new Bebe skirt. I couldn't find the skirt online but the model worn it here with the matching jacket. I absolutely love the magenta color. Although I don’t think the tee and cardigan are the perfect match but Monday mornings are the times when I want to get dressed in a rush and run out of the door. I am not going to make it official but please feel free to join me in this challenge if you’d like. Have a great week, everyone!
 
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