Posts Tagged ‘h&m’

Orange Sweater and Bodycon Skirt
Orange is my go-to color. I just love it. And I love sweaters. And I love skirts. And I love, from Pinterest, this girl and her outfit and her hair.

Cute from Pinterest. Want her hair but too scared.

For the petite hourglass, however, this is not quite doable. The neck is too high. The sweater is too boxy. The skirt is too striped (sorry…wish tweren’t true).

I do, by the by, enjoy her lack of accessories.
So here’s my take. I added a belt for definition. I rolled up the sleeves of my lower-cut sweater (for faked arm length). I added wedge heels. And I exchanged the adorable stripey skirt for my more structure faux leather one.

 

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Sweater – H&M

Belt – New York & Company

Skirt – H&M

Wedge heels – Aldo

 

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Denim Shirtdress from Forever 21

Okay, I saw this dress THAT I ALREADY OWN on Pinterest.

Petite Hourglass Rule #1: Add a belt.

Petite Hourglass Rule #2: ADD A BELT.

   Forever 21 shirtdress from Pinterest

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Shirtdress – Forever 21

Belt – H&M

Shoes – Aldo

 

Olive Midi Skirt

Look at this cutiepie from Pinterest with her little hat and olive midi skirt.

Cute outfit from Pinterest

Midi skirts can be tricky for petites, especially petite hourglasses. But I’ve found pairing it with heels and a fitted top, and making sure the skirt doesn’t have toooo much volume, can make it alllllll all right.

I swapped out the relaxed tank for a fitted long-sleeved tee shirt (scrunch that crap!) and did closed-toe wedges to streamline. And I exchanged the hat for a necklace just because I don’t heart myself in hats.

My version:

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Skirt – Old Navy

Shirt – H&M

Shoes – Aldo

Necklace – made it m’self!

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Orange Blazer and White Tee

Look what I found on Pinterest! I have an orange blazer. I love an orange blazer. And I dooooo love me a white tee.

Awesome outfit from Pinterest

But open and with shorts is tricky on a busty and butty frame. Especially when they’re all squished in under 5′.

I added a belt and switched the shorts out for a faux leather skirt. Here’s my petite hourglass version:

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Blazer – Strawberry

Shirt – Conway

Belt – H&M

Skirt – H&M

Boots – Rainbow

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Today, I saw this gorgeous white dress on Pinterest. Oh little white dress, how I longed for you to be mine! Let’s get married, o beloved. I’ll get married to you, in you. It’s perfect. It’s fate. We’re soulmates.

Awesome white dress from Pinterest

It didn’t work out.

Here’s why this is dress just ain’t no good for lil’ ol’ Petite Hourglass me:

  1. The length. There are very few things I ask of clothing, but one of them is please don’t cut off my legs. Please don’t cut off my legs. Is that too much to ask? DON’T CUT OFF MY LEGS.
  2. That high neckline. So adorable! And so perfect for making large breasts look alarmingly like a butt. Pass.
  3. The elastic waistline. Deceiving, scheming little thing. You think, oh, this will nip me in at my widdle biddy waist! Instead, because your breasts are sucking up space, suddenly that cute elastic waistline is an empire waist and people are patting your belly and giving up their seat to you on the train. Which, I’ll admit, is not unpleasant.

Oh, but, dress!! Pretty!! Want!!

Here are my 5 takes, using my own usual inexpensive stuff and the lace LWD (little white dress) I already own (from Forever 21):

(1) Under an orange blazer

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Blazer – Strawberry

Belt – H&M

Shoes – Aldo

(2) Belted with a cardigan

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Cardigan – Old Navy

Belt – New York & Company

Boots – Strawberry

(3) With a thick black cardigan

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Or, with the cardigan tied:

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Cardigan – New York & Company

Boots – Strawberry

Necklace – Target

(4) With a knotted sweater

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Close up of the sweater knotted over the dress:

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Sweater – H&M

Necklace – Forever 21

Shoes – Aldo

(5) Layered under a faux leather skirt

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Sweater – New York & Company

Skirt – H&M

Boots – Strawberry

Bangles – Forever 21