Cutwork & Geometric

Bah!  Toronto weather can’t seem to make up its mind.

Luckily this past long weekend was glorious sunny, warm weather with cool, comfortable evening temps too!

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

I’m a simple girl, with simple needs.  So finding outfits that are wash-n-wear and don’t require too much planning to look polished are for me. 😉

This is why this thin tank strapped dress I picked up from Old Navy has become my go-to frock this past month.

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When I found this scarf, I really liked the geometric pattern in simple black and white.

But…. It was way more than just a scarf.  It was a bolero type cover up!!!

How perfect for keeping on hand in a purse for those chilly spring & summer nights to come.

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Looking at this dress online didn’t really do it justice.  A simple scoop neck with decorative four-button buttons, and thin tank straps (that are adjustable).

But if you look closer….. the simple-ness is a big contrast to the cutwork detail at the flouncy hem of this lightly lined dress.

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

How I Got The Look:

Cutwork Cami Dress, Old Navy; Coral Glossy Sling-back Wedges; Payless; Geometric Scarf/Bolero; Necessities; Cat-eyed Sunnies, Ardene

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Tell me how would you wear this dress?

Use the comments section below.

Until next time lovelies. xo

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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Spring Double Feature: Bolder Shoulders

How much have you been enjoying this week’s posts friends?  Has it given you some inspirations … that you’re gonna try this Spring? Hope so! 🙂

All week long, Cassie from Style Cassentials, and I have been putting our own twists on several Spring trends.

And to end the week and our collaborative series… today we’re talking about…

Spring Trend:  Bolder Shoulders

unspecified-16I’ve said it earlier, and I’m saying it again:  I have not been wow’d by retailers this Spring. :/

Not enough to be spending my hard-earned Canadian Dollars with the exchange rate being so pitiful.

But when I saw THIS off-the-shoulder number from SmartGlamour … and I was a goner! ❤

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

Smart Glamour’s Marilyn Convertible Dress…is all kinds of YES!

Note: this floral print is now sold out – but there are two other prints available + tons of solids +  new jersey prints for Summer too!Petite Plus, Meow! for Smart Glamour

The pattern of this coral floral is just swoon-worthy ❤ ❤ ❤ Totally wearable in the Spring AND Summer months.

AND it can be worn 3 Different ways!!!

  1. The ruffle is attached at the front & back so it can be worn with one up/one down for a tropical look
  2. The ruffle can be worn around your arms for an off-the-shoulder look, and
  3. The ruffle can be worn as a tube dress

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Um, so that’s basically 3 whole different dresses wrapped into 1 gorgeous, rich fabric! ❤

What’s great about SmartGlamour clothes is that (for a small fee) you an customize your order to YOUR measurements and have your pieces fit you perfectly!smart glamour petite plus meow!

That’s what I did.  I also asked that the length of the skirt stop just at my knee to show off my gams 😉

AND cuz of its body con fit … you can wear it under a full skirt, and get 3 MORE different looks outta this dress!!!

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It was a super windy (and cold) Spring day for this photoshoot…but the amazing Rebecca Northcott still managed to make the weather work for her to capture these fabu shots!

 

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How I Got The Look:

Off-the-Shoulder Marilyn Convertible Dress,Smart Glamor; Black Full Skirt, Forever21+; Shoes, Diesel; Cat-eye Sunnies, Ardene

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Aww…how sweet does Cassie look in her off-the-shoulders peasant top with patterned shorts and fedora. ❤

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here and her Instagram here.

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Want a recap of the week’s Spring Trends?  Click here, here, here and here.

Petite Plus Meow for Smart Glamour
Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

Curious about our previous collaborations? Click here for the Fall Series and here for the Holiday Series. 😉

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Spring Double Feature: Fetching Florals

Our special Spring Trends Double Feature continues with fellow petite plus blogger, Cassie from Style Cassentials. 

Today we’re talking about Fetching Florals.  

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

“Florals for Spring.  How original.” – Miranda Presley, The Devil Wears Prada

This is not a new trend, I know.  But the truth is be I *don’t* actually have many floral pieces in my wardrobe.

I have really been struggling to find a spring outfit to fit this theme … that I actually wanna wear.

And then I found this!!!!

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I’ve been longing to find the perfect pastel to grace my spring wear.

When I found this wide leg culotte pant jumpsuit in this great pantone custard + floral pattern … I was nervous when I added it to my cart without trying it on.

Plus size onesies aren’t always magical :/ (Click here  and here and here for more on my thoughts on jumpsuits).

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

But the colour, a soft lime custard. ❤  The floral print in lovely pastel colours. ❤

Just look at that sweet little keyhole with button closure in back! ❤  The slant pockets! ❤

And the fabric…. oh-so soft and lightweight rayon, super easy to wear into the Summer months too. ❤ ❤ ❤

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The elasticized waist with drawstring tie, helps give me a nice cinched-in look.

I wasn’t sure about the loose, wide cropped leg look on my frame …but I’m so glad that I didn’t let that keep me away. 🙂

Since I’m petite (short), it hits me a bit past mid-calf mark…so maybe I’ll get this hemmed a bit

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Where did I find this V-Neck Jumpsuit that fits all of my ample top and bottom halves? 😮

Old eff’ing Navy!!

They are just killing it this season with their pieces!

And when I checked out online, I got 41% off + FREE shipping! #winning    Affordable, trendy, good-looking Spring fashion.

You Can’t Go Wrong!!

How I Got The Look: Floral jumpsuit, Old Navy; Jelly shoes from my Malaysia trip last year; Sandals + flower clips from Aldo; Aviator sunnies from some shop on WQW

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Cassie is wearing this large floral print two-piece.  Love how the turquoise and pink pops against the black.

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here and her Instagram here.

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Cassie of Style Cassentials, in Fetching Florals

See how we put our own twists on Spring trends…all week long.  Click here if you missed yesterday’s.

Curious about our previous collaborations?

Click here for the Fall Series and here for the Holiday Series. 😉unspecified-8

Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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Spring Double Feature: Doing White Right

Toronto finally had amazing weather this past weekend.  Which makes what I’m about to announce even more timely!!! 😉

Petite Plus, Meow! is proudly bringing you another special Double Feature with fellow petite plus blogger, Cassie from Style Cassentials.

Together, we will be exploring and putting our own twists on several Spring trends…all this week!

Today we’re talking about Doing White Right.

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

This enchanting Tatyana Boutique Flower Cart dress is adorable … and restocked for this season …just sayin’ 😉

I picked it up during their blow-out sale this past Fall….and have been waiting patiently for warmer months arrival to finally take this faboulousness out to be seen. unspecified-10 It’s made from a supple cotton blend in a clean white with pops of vivacious green trim at the arms, with red shoulder straps…

And just look that the cutest flower cart hem detail of the skirt. ❤ ❤ ❤

Petite Plus, Meow! wearing Tatyana Flower Cart dress
How I Got The Look: Dress from Tatyana; Sunnies and Purse are vintage finds; Heels from Aldo; Sneakers are Keds

What I really loved about this dress is the scalloped off-the-shoulder design!!! ❤

The adjustable straps and a fitted bodice that’s darted through the natural waist adds some visual interest too.

The dress came with a skinny yellow belt to help highlight an hourglass figure and helps break-up all the whiteness of this frock.  

Petite Plus Meow in Tatyana Flower Cart Dress

Sadly, if you’re a top-heavy/chesty/a member of the big-titty-committee this skinny belt might get a bit lost. 😛

Note To Self: must buy thicker yellow belt.

This voluminous gathered A-line swing skirt has hidden side pockets (#winning) and goes perfectly with heels OR casual Keds.

The perfect for Springtime and ready for Summertime too!

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

Cassie is Doing White Right with this adorable collared shirt dress and white pumps!  Loving the black buttons down the front of the dress.

And that telephone clutch with fur pop-pop.  **swoon**

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here.

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Cassie from Style Cassentials, Doing White Right

Curious about our previous collaborations?

Click here for the Fall Series and here for the Holiday Series. 😉

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Easter Outfit

What did YOU wear this weekend for Easter?

We had lovely weather in Toronto this weekend (yay!) … sooooooooo I needed to bust out this cheery springtime perfect number for Easter Sunday, as I spent it out-and-about with family and friends.

Here’s my Easter look:
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The Cutest right?!? ❤

I picked this up during Tatyana’s crazy-bananas-sale this past Fall…and now that the weather is finally cooperating, I’m thrilled to be able to wear this more.
FullSizeRender-28It’s a cotton, scoop neck spaghetti strap circle dress. Unlined.  Which makes it super comfy for all day wear and impromptu dancing 🙂

This dress was MADE for a crinoline … but for everyday wear, that’s wayyyy too much trouble.

Truth be told, it’s a size bigger than I need. 😦  And as tightly as a make the straps they always fall down.  Buuuut it was an amazing deal and it needed to be mine!

Oh, I also shorted the hem line a bit to better suit my petite height.

Love the dress?  Want the dress?  Well, its back in stock for THIS season…just sayin’ 😉

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How I Got The Look: Pale pink cropped sweater, Old Navy; Dress, Tatayana Boutique; Jean sneaks, Roxxy; Cat-eyed sunnies, Ardene

If you follow the blog religiously, then you might remember this frock making its debut appearance in my November to Remember post…take a peek now if you like.

Happy Easter everyone!  Hope you had a lovely weekend however you spent it.

And remember….all this week there will be discounted chocolate everywhere….get yourself some! 😉

 

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Spring Forward

Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

Spring has officially sprung!  Which means the fun of transitioning your winter pieces into springtime ones begins!

I picked up this amazing green Fanny Midi Skirt from Tatyana Boutique way back when.

I went bold and tried mixing 3 different patterns in this outfit: Checkered Shirt. Floral Purse. Fanny Skirt.

This gorgeous vintage purse was an amazing find at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show …click here to see more on that

But, I also had a more tamer option….

Outfit Deets: Purse, Aldo Accessories; Glossy Pumps, Payless Shoes; Skirt, Tatyana Boutique

This high waist circle skirt featuring a fan design on green fabric with pockets and pleating detail around the waist is what continues to make this skirt one of my beloved pieces of my closet ❤ ❤ ❤

It was a pricey piece…so I’m thrilled to be able to make it work for springtime too!

Wanna see this Fanny Skirt styled in different ways?  Click here and here and here 🙂

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How I Got The Look: Checkered shirt, H&M+; Fanny skirt, Tatyana Boutique; Purse, Aldo Accessories; Glossy pumps, Payless Shoes; Bracelets and necklaces are super old

No matter what the season, it seems you can’t really got wrong with a checkered shirt.  I found this one at H&M+ … anything black n’ white makes it really easy to pattern mix with.

Want more on mixing patterns, click here, here and here. 😉
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Ha!  I think I was trying to Lindyhop on carpet for this shot.  Leave it to the artsy eye of Rebecca Northcott to capture the silly moment perfectly. xo

What do you think of this look?  How do you transition pieces from your winter wardrobe to spring?

Tell me your thoughts in the comment section below.

Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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