Karen Kane’s Sheath Dress

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

I love rich tones in the fall like this eggplant sheath dress from Karen Kane. The fun bell sleeves add just enough detail. I paired it with my leather wrap belt, an old one from ASOS, and black heels. When it gets colder, I would pair the dress with tights and black boots.

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Transition Tones

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

I tend to wear bright colors in the summer and then start transitioning to neutral tones for the fall and winter. This sheath dress is a classic example of one of my go-to dresses during this time of the season. I can layer with a blouse and a belt if it’s a colder day. It’s short enough that it can be worn with tall boots, as well.

Today was warmer so I paired with my go-to cap to heels. I always get questions about these, and they are classic heels that every woman should own. They transition well throughout the year and go with almost everything. I’ve linked to great selections below at all price ranges!

Over-The-Knee Black Boots

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

Fall to me means boot seasons. I have an infatuation with boots. I lover over-the-knee boots because it helps make my legs look longer. These are oldies from my closet, but are staples I would recommend everyone have!

I’ve linked to great options below at all price ranges. Before fall really cools down, snag yourself a pair of over-the-knee boots. You won’t regret it!

Black Tie Wedding

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion, Winter

This full Chicwish skirt is so elegant and versatile since you can pair it with a different top to totally change up the look. I was looking for formal options to wear to a black-tie wedding, and I got this skirt as one of my options. While I did not end up wearing it, I’m excited to have it in my closet to restyle for other events.

I kept it classic with a simple boat neck top (last worn here) and classic clutch and block heels.

When you are petite, it’s all about proportions – this high-waisted full skirt gave me the impression that I have long legs. Trust me – that is an allusion.

I also plan to pair this skirt with a one-shoulder or a sleeveless bustier-style top for a different look!

Tweed and Plaids

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion, Spring

I buy and wear a lot of solids because of my have always thought they are more versatile. However, as I learn to mix patterns in more sophisticated ways, I’ve learned to relax my need to have things match exactly. Tweed fabric and plaid clothing are two easy patterns that mix well.

Because I’m so petite, I still fear mix and matching too much in case it overwhelms my frame. My approach is finding patterns in the same color palette so it gives the illusion of monochrome.

This vest was part of my last splurge at Modcloth, and I’ve paired it with old H&M trousers, and this yellow blouse that has been so many times (see here and here).

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The Perfect Blue Jeans

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

Hunting for the perfect pair of blue jeans that fits you well can be a long trial and error process.

Southern California online denim shop STS Blue can help if you’re looking for unique jeans with vintage-inspired washes. I personally love high-waisted jeans because it helps elongate my petite frame. I’m wearing their Ashley High Rise Slim Fit Skinny jeans. I’ve paired these jeans with my staple white blouse, nautical blazer and booties (Loft Ankle Booties, first worn here).

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Giveaway Veronica Clothing

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion, Winter

Head to my Instagram and follow me @katestylepetite and Veronica Clothing at @veronicamclothing!

I’m doing a giveaway for three followers to win a Veronica Clothing leopard skort-romper like the one I’m wearing! Like this photo below on my Instagram feed and tag three friends in the caption.

I styled this leopard wrap dress for a night out, with my favorite leather jacket (last worn here) and knee-high boots (last worn here).

Since animal print is pretty bold and loud, I always try and pair with something more subtle and monochromatic. My go-to is always black and leather. How do you style your animal print?

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Shoe Hack

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

Shoes are a weakness of mine, and I admit that I own too many. I do try and wear them all regularly to justify owning so many. However, sometimes a shoe is a shoe.

One way I’ve changed up my rotation is through adding accessories to change up how each pair looks, with thanks to SSY Designs. They make shoe accessories/jewelry! Isn’t this a fun concept!

I picked their Azora pom pom shoe jewelz because they worked well with these blue kitten heels that I wear all the time to the office. However, these shoes sometimes slide off my feet when I wear them with hosiery. The added benefit to the pom accents is that it acts like an ankle strap to keep the shoe from slipping off my feet when I walk.

I also like these poms because I plan to wear them with these platform sneakers or these quilted slip-ons.

Sweater Weather

2019 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion, Winter

A small perk to being short is that I can get away with so much when it comes to the lengths of appropriateness. This sweater would probably be too short for most women to wear as a sweater dress, but if you’re short enough (like me) you can get away with it.

And the best part is that this sweater is on sale! I paired it with over-the-knee boots so it feels less scandalous.

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