9.03.2014

Fall Color Week 2: Deep Green

Hope you're enjoying Fall Color Week.  If you missed yesterday's post on wearing blue this fall, you can check it out here.

Today, Fall Color Week continues with a deep green hue.

Pants:  The Limited (Available here)
Jacket:  eloquii
The color of these pants always makes me think of fall.  This deep teal looks lovely with camel, peach, and other warm autumn hues, but it also works well with black and ivory too! 
Scarf:  The Limited (Available here)
Bangle:  Ann Taylor (Available here)
I'm looking forward to styling these pants with some more traditional fall colors (I'm especially liking warmer colors with my hair), but I worked with what I had available now.


The glen plaid scarf and tweed and leather jacket add in some more touches of fall.
Cami:  LOFT Petites
Earrings:  The Limited
I opted for comfort today with 2.5 inch heels, but you could add higher heels, loafers, or boots to this look depending on your personal preference.
Clutch:  The Limited (Available here)
Shoes:  Target (old)
Are you a fan of deep teal or forest green?  What would you pair with this color?

 For the jacket in another look, see here.



9.02.2014

Fall Color Week 2: Blues

Last November, I did a short feature on wearing fall colors (See here, here, and here).  I decided to do another series this year to include more colors.
 
Today, I'm featuring a combination that includes several on-trend colors for fall 2014.
Skirt:  Ann Taylor (No longer available on-line; See here)
As I posted earlier this year, radiant orchid is Pantone's 2014 color of the year.  For fall, this color is still around, but one of the trendiest colors for fall, as chosen by Pantone, is bright cobalt
Cami:  Ann Taylor (Similar here)
Left hand - Bracelet:  Ann Taylor (Available here) and Ring:  The Limited (Available here)
Right hand - Bracelet:  The Limited (old)
Here, I paired my cobalt moto jacket with perennial fall favorites -- navy and burgundy.  Navy and other deep and bright blues, were widely used on fall runways, so expect to see a lot of options in blue this season!
Jacket:  Forenza by The Limited (old)
Belt:  Torrid
As much as I love the combo of cobalt, navy, and burgundy worn here, I also liked the idea of adding a shorter jacket with this skirt.

So, I paired my soft blush moto jacket and burgundy and gold accents for a slightly different look.

Jacket:  Jennifer Lopez Collection for Kohl's
Heels:  Target
Rings:  Torrid and eloquii (eloquii ring available here)
Belt:  eBay (Similar here)
Clutch:  The Limited
Which combination is your favorite?

Would you mix cobalt with navy and burgundy?


For this skirt in another look, see here.
For the blue jacket in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
For the blush moto jacket in other looks, see here and here.

9.01.2014

Jumpsuit Round-Up: 15 Jumpsuits To Take You NOW Through FALL!!!

Earlier today, I featured my very first jumpsuit.  Unfortunately, petite jumpsuits in sizes 14 or higher seem nearly impossible to find, so depending on your proportions, you can expect that alterations may be in order.

That said, I'm happy to present you with some options in a range of sizes!


PLUS-SIZE

These jumpsuits are not petite; however, you may find that if you are on the taller side of petite (or not petite at all, of course), these may work just fine.

Asos Jumpsuit (Available here)
Jumpsuit:  eloquii (Available here)
Boohoo Plus Harriet Neon Aztec Jumpsuit
Dress Barn Crystal Strap Jumpsuit
IN SIZES S-3X or  8-28!
I love companies/brands that offer items in a full, or at least very wide, range of sizes.  This first jumpsuit from Etsy store, Teyxo, comes in sizes S-3X AND comes with the cool bracelet and necklace!
Teyxo Navy Maxi Jumpsuit with Necklace & Bracelet
Simply Be All In One Jumpsuit
CUSTOM-FIT
A custom-fit option is the only sure way to get a good fit!  No matter what your proportions, you can have a jumpsuit that fits YOUR body!!
Smart Glamour Brody Jumpsuit
PETITES
Outside of a custom fit, the best fit for petites up to a size 16 is a jumpsuit that is actually proportioned for smaller frames.  
Wallis Fashion Animal-Print Jumpsuit
LOFT Petite Sleeveless Jumpsuit
Asos Jarlo Petite Lace Insert Button Front Jumpsuit
STRAIGHT SIZING
Some of these jumpsuits go up to an XL or an 18, so if you're an in-between size, you may find some luck with these options!

Charlotte Russe Surplice Colorblock Jumpsuit
ModCloth Go Ahead and Jumpsuit
Dorothy Perkins Gold 2-in-1 Jumpsuit (Available here)
New York & Company (Available here)
Dorothy Perkins Luxe Watermelon Jumpsuit
Are you a fan of rompers? Do you see an option that you like?

Evening Jumpsuit

I know I'm a little late hopping on the jumpsuit bandwagon.  It's not that I haven't liked them - I have loved them for YEARS, well before they became uber-trendy.
Romper:  Torrid (Available here)
Necklace and Bracelets:  Express
Problem?  At 4'9" and with curves, I was never able to find one that would work for my body - even with alterations.

Recently, I stumbled across this knit jumpsuit from Torrid.  I wasn't sure it would work or that I would like it in the knit fabric, but I find their size 0 to be a rather good fit without too many alterations, so I decided to give it a try.
Clutch:  The Limited
The jumpsuit certainly wasn't a perfect fit, but I was so excited to see that it was workable!

The pants were too long, and the shoulders were too wide.  I still need to get the jumpsuit hemmed, but I was able to create a fix to the ruched shoulders of the jumpsuit by hand-ruching some additional gathers, creating a more narrow shoulder.

White, black, and neon pink accents lend a cool summery vibe to the jumpsuit, but I'm eagerly thinking of ways to style this piece for fall.

My experience in trying to find a jumpsuit was a lesson/reminder of the realism required in deciding whether a piece will work or not.  Being so petite and curvy, I'm used to having to have everything altered. 

Some pieces can be re-worked without a ton of effort and expense (like this jumpsuit), while some pieces are just not meant to be.
Over the last holiday season, I bought a different black jumpsuit and had it altered, and altered, and altered.  The end result?  A jumpsuit that fit incredibly poorly in the crotch area and that made me feel larger than I am.  In trying to take photos with it...I actually split the crotch!  This jumpsuit, as cute as I may have thought it was at first purchase, was just not meant to be.  I plan on eventually having that jumpsuit altered into a dress so that it won't be a total loss, but for now...it sits in my room as a reminder to pick my clothing purchases more carefully!
Are you a fan of jumpsuits?