About Me

My name is Cassandra.  I have loved fashion my entire life, but I've also been presented with several style challenges.  I'm short (4'9"), extra curvy, and have small but wide feet.  I'm pretty much the Anti-Fashion Model.  :-)

This site is dedicated to all women who love fashion but are generally overlooked by the mainstream industry.

I work a "regular" job with a more conservative dress code.  I continually look for ways to have fun with my style in a way that also still looks professional.

My fashion sense tends to be classic with a twist.  I love structured blazers and neutrals, but I am continually inspired by vintage fashion from the 20s through the 70s, as well as pieces that have a modern, edgy vibe.

Whatever your personal style, I hope that you will enjoy the site's featured fashion, tips for where to shop, and style philosophy.


I also hope you feel inspired to get into the discussion.  Let's dish!!

20 comments:

  1. Hi Cassandra,

    I saw your blog on LinkedIn and decided to come and take a look! Its really great and I like the pics along with the style tips; thus making it really personal. Anyway, I hope you have a chance to visit me when possible. Good Luck!

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    1. Thanks TheGirl! Are you at "The Reporter and The Girl"?

      Cassie

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  2. Cassandra, I am pleased of you to find my blog. So in support, I've Followed "Style Cassentials." You are very petite but with big time beauty. Keep up the great work with your blog here. It is an immense pleasure to meet you.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  3. As a curvy girl, I love finding fashion blogs designed for us "non-model" types.

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    1. Glad you found me!! It's always nice to see clothes on body types that are more like our own. More inspirational that way, in my opinion!

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  4. Cassandra, I just discovered your site and I absolutely love it! You are adorable! Love all your outfit ideas! Keep it up! :)

    Lianna

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    1. Thanks so much, Lianna! Glad you stopped by!!!

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  5. Hello Cassandra

    I discovered your blog by way of your LinkedIn profile. I love your determination, grit, and positive attitude. I'm sure you are an inspiration to many. I hope you have success in all your future endeavors!

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  6. Cassandra I thin you are adorable and commend you for this blog---- I am a 49 yr old trapped in a 39yr min and style sense, and have a 5'2'' frame on a 175lb body--- enter menopause I am struggling with am I too old to dress the styles I love,,, would love some guidance or diretion to other sites that would help

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm 35, and while I find my style changing a bit as I get older, I don't believe in rules about being "too old" to dress a certain way. I especially think that there isn't much difference between "appropriate" style for women of different ages once you get past about 35-40, so I don't think wearing what you wore at 39 at the age of 49 is necessarily a bad thing! Our proportions are probably similar, so hopefully, my blog would be helpful in coming up with some outfit ideas or in some of my fit/tailoring tips. I'd love to offer some more specific help. Feel free to follow up via e-mail or Facebook with any specific questions!

      I know of a few blogs with women of similar build, and I also know of a few with women who are 40+, but not too many featuring curvy petite women over the age of 40. You might like Wardrobe Oxygen (http://www.wardrobeoxygen.com). Alison has a great blog with a ton of advice.

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  7. Hi Cassandra,

    I just found your blog via J at J's Everyday Fashion, and I absolutely LOVE your style! I'm very short, too (5' 1" on a good day!) and I look forward to following you and being inspired by your creativity. Keep up the great work :-)

    NCsquared Life

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  8. I just found you via pinterest and am looking forward to following you. I'm just under 5'4" and a size 22 or 2x. I struggle to find clothes that fit my petite curvy frame without looking like I'm wearing a paper bag. I'm hoping to get some tips and venture out a little more in my style choices.

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    1. Sorry it took me so long to respond this! It is certainly a challenge to find clothes that fit. Unfortunately, since so few companies offer petite plus sizes, tailoring is really key!

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  9. I am so happy to have found your blog on a facebook post on the Curvy Fashionista on Petite Plus Size Fashion! At one point, I really believe I was stuck wearing jeans and tshirts for the rest of my life. I can't wait to view all the style tips you have especially on dresses!! Being 4'10 and curvy all over with very large legs, you have given me fashion hope! Thank you.

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    1. Sorry it took me so long to see this message and thank you so much! I'm so glad I could give you some fashion hope! I'm truly a believer that fashion is for every BODY!! Stay in touch!

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  10. yay! so happy to have found and bookmarked your blog! i'm a 5'2" 14/16 and i need some inspiration and encouragement. looks like i found it here. thank you! <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Jodi!!! Stay in touch! If there's something specific you'd like to see covered or have any questions, feel free to shoot them my way!

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