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Store Review: Fall Fashions at the New Talbots Store in Town Center, Corte Madera, CA

The first chill of autumn is in the air. It’s one of my favorite fashion times of the year. I love to update my wardrobe with a new sweater, cozy knit, or jacket.

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I recently visited the new Talbots store in Town Center, Corte Madera CA to explore their new fall collection. Talbots generally carries a fairly classic style of clothes. I found the new store bright and airy with a good selection of petite sizes. The dressing rooms were also spacious and well lit. If you live in the bay area it’s worth stopping by the store.

Another thing I like about Talbots is that you can also find plus-size petites online. Remember, petite just means you are under 5’4″. Petites come in all shapes. One of my favorite finds was this soft wool double-faced jacket in grey and blue. The jacket material was soft, draped beautifully and the cut was a great fit for my petite frame. It also has a winged collar which added extra flare. Loved this jacket paired with my favorite jeans (Page Denim – Verdugo Ankle found here). It would also look great dressed up with blue or grey trousers. It is a versatile piece as you could use this as outerwear on a warmer fall day or a comfy, casual blazer in doors.

If you want to take a walk on the wild side and play with the Leopard/Animal print trend, there was a haircalf & leather foldover oversized clutch that would be a fun and easy way to incorporate some leopard print spots into your wardrobe. The haircalf exterior felt nice and soft. There is an interior zip pocket and 2 internal slip pockets. Size is 8” X 12” L 1 ¼ W with twill Chino lining. The size of the bag was a good proportion for petites. This would be great bag for evening and would go with everything.

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Petite Wrists? No Problem!

Being short comes with it’s many challenges. From clothing not fitting correctly, to simply trying to reach something on the upper shelf, it’s never easy. Having tiny wrists isn’t connected to my height but it’s just another challenge I find myself facing every day. I’ve always loved bracelets but when it comes to finding a bangle that actually fits my wrist it’s a challenge. I wear my watch everyday and it fits just right because I had (lots and lots) of links removed but for a bangle that’s all one piece or a cuff bracelet it’s a whole other story. I have a pile of bangles that I’ve accumulated over the years (don’t ask me how or why since they don’t fit) but they just sit there collecting dust. When I do put them on, they fall right off or if they aren’t falling off, they’re hitting my hand right at my thumb and my pinky knuckle forcing me to push them up all the time. Do you have this problem too?

Recently, I was contacted by Elaine at Dainty Wrist Jewelry offering me a couple bracelets from her collection. I have to admit I was hesitant at first because I’ve tried bracelets that were “for small wrists” before and they never actually seemed to be any smaller than what I had already but when these bracelets from Dainty Wrist Jewelry showed up, I was sold! I’ve worn them almost everyday since receiving them. They’re the perfect size for my wrist and they’re beautiful too. The quality is amazing and I’ve received so many compliments already.

Dainty Wrists Jewelry is an online jewelry boutique that offers handcrafted artisan bracelets and fashion bracelets, all specially made to fit petite wrists. Their collection of petite wrist jewelry includes watches, charm bracelets, beaded bracelets, leather bracelets, bangles, cuff bracelets, wrap bracelets and more, all exclusively designed to fit petite wrists. Petite wrists rejoice!!

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Here’s a photo of my Silver and Gold Sparkle Cuff bracelet and my Gold Filled Multi Textured Bangles bracelet.  I’ve been stacking them both together and they look great. During the day when I’m a bit more casual I’ll wear just the multi textured bangles by themselves. Head over to Dainty Wrist Jewelry and check out all the amazing pieces they have — you’ll be happy you did and so will your wrists! 🙂

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The Perfect Holiday Bling

Winter is almost here. The sparkly white lights are starting to twinkle and the holiday catalogs are out. What’s the one thing that’s always on every girls wish list for the holidays? Jewelry. Even if you’re already busting at the seams with accessories, somehow there’s always room for more. You can never have too many necklaces, rings, watches or bracelets, especially a classic diamond earring or necklace that will last you a lifetime and never go out of style. You can spice up any outfit in a matter of seconds, or take that basic t-shirt and turn it into a statement top with some jewelry in no time. So even if you’re like me, and don’t care for wearing a ton of accessories everyday, it’s still important to have a few great pieces for all the holiday parties you’ll be going to this season.

Just like your clothing, you never want your jewelry to wear you. Petites can easily drown their frame in a heavy necklace so be cautious of that and opt for a statement earring instead or a cocktail ring.

Winter jewelry

Kate Spade pave bangle bracelet / Monsoon sparkle jewelry / Marc by Marc Jacobs rose gold jewelry, $88 / Michael Kors earrings / Bracelet jewelry / Ann Taylor bauble necklace

Petite Style Guide: Watches

I’ve always had a serious thing for watches. It all started with the Minnie Mouse watch with the red leather strap. I wore that thing everyday Just like any accessory, a watch can really bring some life to your outfit. These days watches come in all shapes, patterns, colors and sizes just like these from The Branded Watch Shop. You can wear one alone or to make a statement, you can mix your watch with other wrist candy like bracelets and bangles.
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Even if you have teeny tiny petite wrists like myself, don’t be afraid to wear a watch. There are so many different styles available today you can definitely find one (or two) that will work for your wrist! Here are a few watches that are really making a statement this season.

Black/White and gold:

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From left to right: ASOS Interchangeable Strap Watch – $37.13, Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker Watch – $278.45

Make it pop by adding a bright color to your outfit with these Kate Spade watches:

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From left to right: Kate Spade New York Cooper Wrap Strap – $215.00, Kate Spade Cooper Leather Strap – $195.00

Do you love watches as much as I do? What style do you like to wear?

(Photo above: Flickr)