Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer is here

Ok, since I deal with business news in my day-to-day job, I have this undying compulsion to read People magazine on a daily basis (Pathetic, I know!) But this weekend they actually had something useful for us petite girls.

It's that season again — swimsuit season that is — and here are People's picks for petite girls.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Spring wardrobe

Once again, I've been traveling and that has put a hold-on my posts here. My apologies. But I have definitely found time to get some shopping in. Unfortunately, my birthday trip to Miami is off but I plan on visited the spa this weekend instead and possibly do some more shopping. Here are a rundown of some new purchases:
I got these capris from J.Crew in the papaya color below. I wanted the grey mist color but they weren't shipping for another week to to a drop in inventory.

I love J.Crew's 3/4 sleeve boatneck tees. I picked this one up in black. Black is always great for a plane ride.

There are two things about J.Crew that bug me. Ok, maybe three. First — their shipping charges are outrageous and they rarely offer a free shipping code (they even asked that their codes be taken off the Retail Me Not forum.) But I will say their regular shipping arrives much quicker than Banana's. I'm hoping these items come by Friday — to be continued.
Second — their petite line is built so that us petites have to order a size up from our normal size. I know it's only a number, but it still gets to me!
Third — Their prices are high, period. But the quality is definitely up there so I guess it balances out.

I also recently picked up this dress from Banana. It is so fun to wear. I've been wearing it with a black or white tank underneath to dress it down a bit and it is super cute both ways. Perfect for a good dinner out.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy brithday

My birthday is this month and even though it is still a few weeks away, the gifts are coming in already. Well, not really gifts but birthday coupons for some of my favorite retailers.

*Sephora is giving me a 2.5 oz helping of Sephora Vanilla Cupcake Bath & Shower Bubbles. Sounds yummy! On a side note, I LOVE Sephora — the best place for beauty and if you haven't yet tried LipFusion, Smashbox O-Glow, DiorShow mascara or Nars blush in orgasm, get on that right now.

*Victoria's Secret's annual $10 birthday gift certificate came in mail last week. I plan on putting it towards a few new undergarments tonight. I head out to California, again, tomorrow (this is the month of me half-living in the O.C.), what better excuse is there is buy some new goodies.

*DSW sent over a $5 off coupon on a purchase of $19.95 or more.

*And even though BR didn't send me this for my birthday, a friend gave me a $25 gift card. I think if anyone, BR should send me a pretty nice birthday reward, I spend enough with them for sure.

So, if you're birthday is coming up you might want to sign up for these stores' e-mail lists or join their forums. If you can stand the constant e-mails, the rewards are worth it.

Friday, May 2, 2008

It may be warm, but please ... dress your age.

I know summer and warm temps are just around the corner (it's even warming up here in New England!) and I am ready to break out the warm weather gear. But I have to voice my opinion about one thing: Short shorts.

I know short shorts are supposed to be elongating on us petite girls, but you also have to think about class and age appropriateness. I hate to be a bummer, but I don't think short shorts are made for women past the age of 32, no matter how fabulous your legs are. My friends and I even agree on this (a first) because you can elongate yourself all you want but if you look like a cheap, whore doing so, you haven't accomplished anything.

I won't buy anything shorter than a 4-inch inseam anymore and I will only have one pair of those (the BR shorts below). Bermudas and capris are just as cute, and a heck of a lot more classy than 2-inch inseam, low-rise shorts that leave NOTHING to the imagination.

There's something to be said about picturing yourself at a summer party in the Hamptons with George Clooney before heading out the door. If you wouldn't wear it there, why where it anywhere?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Couldn't help it!

I was only "allowed" to spend $100 on the BR web site the other day, but I went a little bit over that (only $24, sorry honey!) But I couldn't say no to this navy blue sweater jacket.

Or these shorts:

Or these flip-flops:
Yes, I am a shopaholic.