Monday, April 28, 2008

Sale alert!

Banana Republic has 30 percent off some of their super cute summer clothes — it only lasts until May 4 so hurry up.

They have some super cute petite shorts — Bermudas too! So catch yours while you can!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Frustrating search

I've continued to search for some beachy dresses for my upcoming trip to Miami but haven't found any that really jump out at me (if you have any suggestions, PLEASE leave a comment below.)

But here are a few that I am considering:

This is from the Gap and comes in petite. Love the color.

From Victoria's Secret:

From VS as well:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sun and sand

I'm taking my yearly trip down to Miami for a little R&R in about a month and I am on the hunt for some cool resort dresses. I'm looking for suggestions — where's the best place to stock up on resort wear?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Spring sales

Here's a run-down of our favorite stores with petite lines on sale now:

Banana Republic:


Anthropologie doesn't have a lot of petites on sale right now but I do love this green cap sleeve shirt dress.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good day for a run

I know I talk a lot about fashion, spending money on clothes, work and travel, but I do have other interests. Yoga and running are my top two hobbies. It has been so cold up here in New England this winter that running outside hasn't been a possibility. But this week is has warmed up, and me and my Siberian Husky have run outside twice this week. First time, 3 miles and tonight we completed 3.25. I can't tell you how exhilarating it is to run outside after being stuck on a treadmill at the gym all winter.

I am so glad to be able to get outside, especially after a long day at work like today. And to give you your fashion hook, I will tell you I washed the Lucy yoga pants and they did shrink so I will not have to visit the tailor to hem them after all. But I have to admit, not sure if I was the biggest fashionista on Back Bay today as I topped off those cute pants with a Nike San Francisco Half-Marathon T-shirt. Hey, if you completed it (even in a very slow time) you have to brag.

Anyway, here's the view I had this evening during our run:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Follow-up on exercise gear

I told you I'd follow up on the Lucy yoga pants I purchased a few weeks back. They didn't arrive until after I got back from Vegas, which is part of the reason I have yet to claim my opinion.

They are made well, are a great comfortable material, BUT are still too long. I am perplexed by this. A 28-inch inseam is the shortest I go with pants — with jeans and other pants I wear a 29-inch.

I put them on after yoga the other day and they were about an-inch too long. I hadn't washed them yet so threw them in there and hope some shrinkage occurred. If not, off to the tailors. Uggghhh ...

Here's my question to you all: Why are low-rise pants always longer than regular-rise pairs? I have always found that if both say they have a 28-inch inseam, the regular rise fits fine, but the low rise is always too long. Can anyone fill me in on the reason?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Notes from Ohio

Two words: Ohio sucks.

I'm sure if you live there is a perfectly fantastic place, but as a visitor, on business no less, it really didn't have much to offer besides chain restaurants, chain hotels and chain stores.

I miss Vegas.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Back home

Sorry about the delay in posting. Between the busy-ness of the conference, social outings, my relaxing extra day in Vegas, traveling home and getting back into the swing of things at work, I've been straight out. Now, I'm finally back on Eastern time (somewhat) and obviously want to catch you up on what's been going on.

Although my first shopping trip was a disaster, Saturday's was fantastic. I got two new dresses from BR at the Canal Shops in the Venetian. (I worked hard to spend the couple hundred bucks I won gambling!) Here's the pic of my favorite — perfect for an upcoming trip I have to San Francisco.

I also went to one of my favorite restaurants — Alize at the top of the Palms — on Saturday night, which was fantastic. I had a hot stone massage at the Venetian, fabulous again. I came home, fairly relaxed, until I got back to work.

I head out to Ohio tomorrow, I'm positive I will not have as much fun there.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Early morning thoughts from Vegas

So, I made it here in one piece without accosting any badly dressed travelers and so far things are going well. Since I don't have to present at this conference, I'm able to slow down my pace a bit, which is definitely the exception. And I can honestly say that I have not been hungover ... yet.

I got in Tuesday and immediately headed over to The Forum Shops. My trip to BR was VERY disappointing. They only had ONE petite dress style for me to try on. Such a bummer and it really didn't fit the bill that I was looking for. I did get a cute skirt, but didn't spend a quarter of the money I had expected to! I headed over to Ann Taylor and purchased a dress — I can't find a pic of it — but I might return it. So not a great shopping trip.

It seems as though times are booming for short girls. A co-worker's buddy said he prefers shorter women. And last night at Tao, I went up to the bar to order a drink and the bartender said "I LOVE short girls!" It was hilarious.

More reports from Vegas to come!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Come on America. Step it up!

I have a lot of pet peeves about airline travel — and it has nothing to do with the delays, baggage mishandling, cancellations, etc. that I have become accustomed to. It has to do with how people (passengers) dress when they are on an airplane. It really is a disgrace.

I've been told stories about how people used to get dressed up for air travel. It was a luxury and people treated it as such. Of course, back then they served steak that wasn't freeze dried.

It seems as though many passengers are dressing in response to the lack of service/amenities on airplanes today. Most people I see are wearing sweats (just because it is Juicy Couture does NOT make it right). I actually saw a woman wearing a Nike track suit this morning — it's like it has become the official uniform of air travelers.

Well, let me tell you something. There is NO WAY IN HELL you are going to get upgraded if you dress like a slob. Leave the neck pillow at home. You can wear jeans, but wear jeans as though it were casual Friday at work. I always wear dark denim with a black shirt (either a turtleneck or a cardigan usually, depending on the destination) with black heels. And I wear my fabulous cream-colored BR trench when I travel — no matter what the temperature — because it just looks fabulous.

Tim Gunn has a great chapter in his book about how to dress when traveling by plane. It's a good read if you haven't checked it out yet.

You never know who is going to be sitting next to you — could be someone who could offer you a job or it could be Patrick Dempsey. Be prepared and fashionable.

Remember: Good clothes open all doors.