Grey Denim for Petites

Grey Denim for Petites

Bonjour! It’s been such a crazy week! Ice Ice and now snow!  I finally have some time to share some of my latest favorite finds.

I had been on the lookout for a great pair of petite-friendly grey jeans for awhile now. I finally bought two pairs recently–one from Banana Republic and the other from Forever 21.

I bought the grey  skinny jeans from Forever 21 because they were only $8. So why not! They are not petite-sized, however they are not super long either. The jeans were just a little long, but I can tuck them in slightly without it being noticeable. I am 4’11 and the amount I had to tuck in wasn’t much but they certainly didn’t look like the model in the photo above without tucking in. However, if you are taller than I, then they might be a better fit for you as far as length goes.

I can’t seem to stop wearing my gray skinny jeans in premium denim from Banana Republic. They look much nicer than the Forever 21 ones and are super comfy. Depending on how petite you are, the petite-sized BR gray jeans might bunch a bit as seen on the model in the photo above. Of course it depends on how you like to wear them or with what shoes you wear them with. I am 4’11, so mine bunched up just a teensy bit. I just tucked them in and they looked perfect. I have been wearing mine more casual with flats.

Grey skinny jeans are currently my go-to jeans since they go great with everything! I can dress them up with black heels or wear them casual with any color top & flats, or with sneakers.

Stay safe & warm out there!

 

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Petite-friendly Jeans

Petite jeans

Petites, it looks like more and more retailers are starting to carry petite-friendly jeans in-store. This week, I have been on the search for jeans to update my wardrobe….and what do you know I found some at stores that I hadn’t tried before.

I knew Target & Gap both had petite-friendly clothing on-line, but I hadn’t seen or tried their “short” sizes at their stores. I stopped by Gap earlier this week since they were having their up to 75% off sale. I didn’t find anything on sale, but I thought I would check out their jeans. Last time I had been inside a Gap, must have been several months back and I didn’t see any petite-friendly jeans that time. However, this time, I noticed they had “short” sizes. So I grabbed a pair and tried them on…and they actually fit pretty nicely. They weren’t on sale, but since it’s so hard to find jeans that fit, I went ahead and bought a pair ($70).

Then just today, as I was at Target getting some stuff I needed….you know I had to check out their clothes. I noticed their sales signs, Buy 1 Get One 1/2 OFF Women’s Jeans. And again, I was pleasantly surprised that they carry “short” sizes in the Mossimo & Denizen jean brands. I grabbed a few styles and tried them on. I am not a big fan of bootcut jeans since even at a “short” size they tend to be a bit longer than I want them. I did find a pair of Denizen modern bootcut jeans that weren’t too long, but I would definitively have to wear heels with them. I ended up buying two pairs of Mossimo straight-leg jeans (modern fit). I paid around $45 for both pairs. The Buy 1 Get One 1/2 Off Women’s Jeans sale is going on now until 10/25. You can also buy them online, as right now they are offering free shipping on all items.

I am just glad to know that from now on, when shopping for jeans, I have more options than just Loft– which had been the only place that I could buy petite jeans from in-store. Now, if only Target & Gap (as well as other retailers) would start carrying other petite-friendly clothes (like trouser pants, dresses, sweaters, etc) in-store as well…..

Shop for a Cause: Think Pink

Shop for Cause

I am so excited to tell you that this month, Mavatar will donating ALL the sales proceeds from ALL Breast Cancer Awareness shopping carts to the American Cancer Society. That means when you Shop Pink you will be giving back and supporting an organization that gives so much to those fighting breast cancer.

For several years, I worked with a local Women’s Health program in which women without the resources obtained free mammograms, follow-up exams–diagnostic studies, biopsies, and surgeries, as well as financial and ancillary support. I remember how scary the whole process was for the women I worked with. Their first thought of course was…how am I going to pay for all of this? And it meant a lot to them to know there were organizations in the community who could offer them this kind of help & support, so that they could focus on fighting the fight.

I have created a Breast Cancer Awareness cart, where I have chosen several pink items to helped you get started on your shopping for a cause this month! Also, remember to use the #shopforcause this month as you post your best pink selfies on social media.

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Bobbi Brown: Foundation Stick Review

Bobbi Brown Make-Up

I follow Bobbi Brown on twitter, so lately I had been noticing their tweets on the foundation stick. I’ve tried foundation sticks in the past (years and years ago) but not the Bobbi Brown one. I read some reviews and as usual mostly positive but some negatives. Some of the negatives were that it was too heavy. This kind of made me wary about this product, as I don’t like the heavy-too-much makeup look. However, I was out of my tinted moisturizer and thought I would give this foundation stick a try. And that’s how I ended up at Neiman Marcus.

The lady at the Bobbi Brown counter helped me with choosing a color. We tried 3 different colors and ended up with the Warm Beige foundation stick as the best fit for my skin tone. She then proceeded with adding some bronzing powder in Golden Light (1), blush, and creamy lipstick (Uber Pink). She had informed me that with a $150 Bobbi Brown purchase I would get a gift  which consisted of a classic eye & cheek palette, mini mascara, and mini eye cream. I went ahead and bought the foundation stick, bronzing powder, lipstick, and a face brush as I needed some new makeup. I was surprised when they asked me what tote color I wanted, as I still had no idea about their beauty event (free tote with $125 beauty purchase +free samples). I chose the blue one, and honestly I didn’t look inside until yesterday and found all these beauty samples.

I took a photo after the mini-Bobbi Brown counter make-over and here it is:

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After my Bobbi Brown makeup counter mini-makeover (wearing BB foundation stick in Warm Beige, blush, bronzing powder in Golden Light, and Uber Pink lipstick)

It’s been only a few days since I have been using the Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Warm Beige, but I really like it. I can tell from the photo, the BB makeup counter lady put more of the foundation on than I usually do. I only need a few small little dabs of the foundation stick, which I blend with the face brush and it looks pretty natural. It doesn’t feel heavy, and it doesn’t melt off. I think a little goes a long way, so if you think it’s too heavy maybe try using a little less. I am also loving the Uber Pink creamy lipstick, which is perfect for day/work.

If you are looking to update your makeup, you might want to check out NM during their beauty event going on until 9/21. That way, you not only get what you need, but also a free tote!

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Old Navy Gone Chic {Graphic Tees & More!)

Old Navy Picks: Graphic Tees
 

If you like the Parisian look– you have to check Old Navy out this weekend. I hadn’t been in a few months and I was wowed with all the styles they had. I was particularly impressed with their graphic tees–they are quite voguish. I have been looking for a “Holy Chic” tee for a while, but had yet to find a tee that was reasonably priced. Most of the ones I had found were either sleeveless or the over-sized ones. The graphic tees at Old Navy were perfect, just what I was looking for.

I grabbed a few of them since I can easily wear them with jeans, or dress them up with a blazer or with a skirt. I bought the J’adore, Holy Chic, and You, Me, Oui! tees. They are cheaper if you buy them online $10+. If you go to the store, the prices might vary (reg. $15).

Crossbody handbags are my go-to since they are so easy to wear. I am really loving this Old Navy crossbody in this gorgeous blue color. And I am always drawn to pink heels, even more when they are priced at only $30.

Seriously, I was really taken by how many styles Old Navy currently has that are quite Parisian. Lots of black & white chic clothing, some super comfy but mod sweatpants, and much more. Plus, I also bought a canvas tote with the silver wording, Holy Chic. I couldn’t find the tote online but they should have it at your local store. They also had another canvas tote with black writing, Merci.

REVIEW: VS Pointed-Toe Flats

VS Pointed-Toe Flats

Hello again! I am back from NYC and wishing I was still there. But I will tell you more about my girls getaway later. Today, I wanted to share with you my review on the nude flats I bought for the trip.

If you remember from my nude flats post, I told you I bought the Victoria’s Secret pointed-toe flats in Evening Blush. I wanted to share with you my thoughts on these shoes since I could not find any reviews on them when I first purchased them.

Pros: style (love the pointed-toe look), colors (love the evening blush nude), versatile (they go with everything!), comfy (I walked entire days & streets of NYC with very minimum foot pain); they look great with jeans & dresses/skirts.

Cons: Okay, so when I first opened the box, I was a bit disappointed. They had this strong smell, like paint or a cheap store. I was seriously thinking of taking them back. They felt a little cheaper than what I expected. They are bit pricey $68 but currently on sale for $48.

The style of the VS flat shoe is great, but they feel a little cheap; maybe a step above Forever 21 but sort of reminded me of the ballerina flats you can find at Target–except I couldn’t find pointed-toe ones in a nude color when I looked there. I ended up falling in love with this pair of VS pointed-toe flats since I did a lot of walking (and even some dancing) in them and my feet didn’t hurt as much. I loved walking and taking the subway, so I knew there would be some foot pain but I felt very minimum.

Would I buy another pair of VS pointed-toe flats again? You know I probably will…if they are on sale. I just can’t get past the actual quality vs. their original price. I’ve bought $60+ ballet flats before from other stores and the quality was much better.

Here is a picture of them (after walking all over NYC in them–sorry I meant to take a before photo) & the box they came in:

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Nude Ballerina Flats for Traveling In Style

Nude Ballerina Flats

In a week, I’ll be in NYC! Last year, I went to NYC for my 30th birthday. This year, a few friends and I are making it a girl’s trip to the Big Apple. I am so excited since this will be our first girl’s trip, post college.

I know we will probably be doing a lot of walking since there is just so much to see and do in NYC. Whenever I am traveling, I am a big fan of wearing ballerina flats over tennis shoes. Sure, they might not be as comfy, but at least you look somewhat stylish.

When I first started wearing ballerina flats, I actually started off with the pointed-toe ones. They seem a bit more elegant to me than the rounded-toe ones. Although nowadays, I wear both kinds. But for my trip to NYC, I really wanted a nice pair of nude flats with a pointed-toe. I ended up buying the Victoria’s Secret pointed-toe ballerina flats in Evening Blush (the ones below the word “ballerina” on the image above; on sale $54). I haven’t worn them yet, but I’ll review them later on.

It’s so easy to shop for nude ballerina flats! They have become so popular that you can find them in any price range. You can find them anywhere from the super pricey Lanvin ($500+) to affordable Forever 21 ($13). I even made it a bit easier for you by starting a collection on Mavatar of Nude Ballerina Flats. Check out these flats and more by clicking below:

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Chic Tees by Casual Friday

Chic Tees

What has everyone been up to this summer? I’ve been super busy at work that I haven’t had much time to blog. However, I just had to share with you my latest fashion find!

Last Friday, I happened to have a little time for myself. I stopped by the Shops of Legacy in Plano for a quick fringe trim.  They  ended up trimming them a bit shorter than I wanted but oh well. As I was leaving, I decided to stop by a cute little boutique called Bevello. The chic graphic tees caught my attention right away. Not only did they look super comfy but I  really like the charming sayings on them.

The stylish t-shirts are by Casual Friday and you can find them at several boutiques around the US. They are bit pricey for a tee ($46-$48).  Several of the t-shirts are sold out on Casual Friday, but you might still find them at your local boutique. Although, they probably sell quickly as the one I bought was the last one they had in that saying. And they had just received them that Monday. They look a little big, but I think it’s just because of the shape of the t-shirt.  I bought a small and even though it looked bigger than smalls usually do, it ended up fitting fine. It’s not super loose or tight. It did just fall off the shoulder a bit on one side, but that’s fine with me.

I bought myself the “Caffeine, Cupcakes, and Chanel” t-shirt, although I really wanted all of them. Alas, I went for this one as I liked it the most plus they didn’t have the Dior one or I might have just bought that one instead. I haven’t worn my Casual Friday tee yet, but I plan on wearing it with some nice jeans and heels.  I can also see myself wearing it with a blazer during the cooler months. And then of course with shorts on super hot days.

Stay chic my friends!

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5 Fun Summer Finds {Forever 21}

5 Fun Summer Finds

Forever 21 never disappoints. I took a little bit of time this weekend to hit up the mall. I ended up only making it to Forever 21, but that’s all right since I found some great stuff.

I had been looking for a new pair of pj’s for the summer. I had a lot of trouble deciding since Forever 21 has so many lovely pj sets. I ended up picking this one since I love the colors. These “coffee first” pj’s will surely keep me cool this summer.

On my list of must-find were pieces of clothing that look both professional but will keep me cool during the day. If you remember, I am a real estate agent so I spend a lot of my time out driving around. And it can get pretty hot just from the car to the house that I am showing. Forever 21 has several sleeveless blouses like this one pictured above, that I can wear with  both slacks and skirts. What’s great about them is that if I take care of them, I can wear them even in the fall and winter with a cardigan.

I really like this red dress since it’s really pretty and professional looking. Now, the model makes it look a little more like a dress you would wear on a date but it’s all in how you accessorize it.  Plus, since I am petite this dress  does not look as short on me.

What the French Toast?! I love this tote, not necessarily because of the saying (although–I do love me some french toast!), but because of how it’s built. It has a zipper & inside pockets! It’s lined inside so it’s not just your regular tote. I’ll be using this to carry  my paperwork & iPad as I go from appointment to appointment.

Gorgeous upon gorgeous nail colors! I could not leave without picking up some beautiful nail polish. It was buy 1 get 1 free, so I chose this pretty hibiscus color (that reminds me of Barbie) and lovely teal color.

I was in a bit of hurry so this was all that I picked up on this trip, but I definitively need to stop by again soon.

I hope you are all having a great weekend and have a fabulous week!!
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How to Style Floral Skirts

Floral Skirts

 I am not a huge fan of flowers on clothing. I personally feel, for me anyways, that they make me look like I am ten. However, in recent years, I have warmed up to floral skirts. I’ve realized that you CAN achieve a chic look with a floral skirt.

The key in achieving a modern look with a floral print is by pairing it with something simple. For skirts or even shorts with a floral pattern, you can throw on a graphic tee with a cute saying, a chambray blouse, a striped t-shirt, or even just a basic tee. As you can see from the outfits above, you can create several different looks with one floral skirt.

I chose a few more floral skirts you might like (besides the ones above) that you might just be able to pick up on sale for the summer. Just click on the Mavatar Collection:

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