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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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Stitch Fix For Petites

Stitch Fix PetitesStitch Fix is an affordable and accessible personal online styling service that helps you look and feel your best every day. They deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. For those that hate shopping, don’t have the time to shop, or those that have a hard time knowing what works best for their body type, Stitch Fix is here to help.

When Stitch Fix began in 2011 they didn’t offer petite clothing but now, thanks to what I’d assume was an overwhelming demand, they’re finally offering petites!  So for those of you that are interested in trying the Stitch Fix service, head over to their site and simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile. Their personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget, and lifestyle and before you know it, a pretty little box will show up at your doorstep! From there, you purchase what you like and return the rest. Simple as that!

Here are some of the FAQ’s regarding their new petite sizes:

Do you offer petite sizing?

Yes! We are very excited to offer petite sizes to our clients! We now offer petite along with our regular selection of inventory.

What is the difference between your regular inventory and petite sizes?

Our petite selection offers our clients access to inventory with shorter sleeves, narrower shoulders, and shorter hems and inseams—all to fit you better!

Now that you offer petites, do I need to change my size?

No need to change your sizes, they stay the same! Just let your Stylist know that you would like to receive petites by updating your Style Profile.

Who are petite sizes offered to?

Our petite sizes are recommended for clients 5’3” and under. If you feel that petite sizes fit you best, and you are over 5’3”, please reach out to customer service at and they can help you find your best fit.

I’m petite on top, but not bottom. Can I get regular-sizing for certain items & petite sizing for others?

Absolutely! Go to your Style Profile and let us know which categories (tops, bottoms etc.) you are interested in receiving petite items. And, make sure to leave your Stylist a note when you schedule a Fix!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I’ll be honest and say that Stitch Fix doesn’t sound incredibly appealing for me. The only reason I say this is because I enjoy shopping waaaay too much but I certainly love the idea so now that they have petites I may have to try it out!

Have you tried Stitch Fix? If so, let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your feedback!

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Recap: Etiquette Boutique Grand Opening Party

Last month, I attended the grand opening party for Etiquette Boutique’s second location here in Fort Lauderdale. Before the event, myself, along with other fabulous fashion bloggers including, Poise from  Styled with Poise, Afroza from The Chic Stylista, Alina of Sky Style Couture, April from April Golightly . We each pulled an outfit from Etiquettes amazing selection of clothes for a live model to wear during the event. The event was a huge hit and included a bar serving signature cocktails, a DJ spinning great music, and tasty cupcakes.

I styled my model in some high waisted white lace shorts paired with a light weight flowy blue tank. I accessorized the outfit with a beautiful blue jeweled statement necklace and strappy nude heels — making her legs look even LONGER than they already are. In this photo, I am wearing a maxi skirt I bought from Etiquette Boutique, basic black tank from Cynthia Rowley, black belt from Forever 21 and heels (not shown) from BCBG. My heels were extremely tall and my model still felt the need to bend her legs so she wasn’t towering over me as much (we’re not all blessed with such height).
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Myself and Poise from Styled with Poise hanging out in the lawn in front of the store.
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Hanging out with the ladies on the lawn.
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Inside the new location. Look at all those beautiful clothes!
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How cute are these bite-sized cupcakes?! Of course I had to take a photo 🙂





















If you haven’t already been to the new location, I highly recommend it — you’ll want one of everything.

Find them on Facebook here.

New York State of Mind: Springtime in the City

I was so excited to head to New York City again this month. This was only my second time to the “Big Apple”, my first being this past December during the holidays which was fantastic but cold to say the least. Going from 80 degrees in South Florida to a bone chilling 19 degrees and snow in NYC was a shocker but I still loved every minute. This trip was a little different but still a bit chilly.
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This last trip a couple weeks ago was still cold (compared to Fort Lauderdale standards) but the snow was gone. Things were blooming and birds were chirping. I’d missed the bustling city streets and the screaming sirens. To some this may sound strange but to me, the city is where I thrive. While my husband was working, (it was a business trip for him) I explored the streets. I decided to ditch the map and wander instead. I explored all kinds of small boutiques, larger chains (Bergdorfs on Fifth is always a must) and tiny side streets lined with cherry blossoms and townhomes.

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During the trip, I relied on my trusty leather jacket from Barney’s (similar here), Dolce Vita combat boots in black (find here) and Seven for all Mankind cropped skinny jeans (find here). I also wore my Vince Camuto “Hillari” ankle wedge boots (find here).

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Until next time New York City!