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Etiquette Boutique Grand Opening Party

Etiquette BoutiqueEtiquette Boutique, one of my favorite women’s boutiques here in South Florida, recently opened their second location and their celebrating with a grand opening party this Thursday, May 1st at 7pm in the Union Planters Plaza shopping center at at 2368 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

Etiquette boutiques are locally-owned by mother and son team, Nola and David Harris who have owned a string of successful boutiques in Nashville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. After researching all of South Florida for about five months, they decided Fort Lauderdale was the clear choice for their flagship of Etiquette stores opening the first boutique in early 2012. The styles inside Etiquette Boutique are hand-selected and offer a mix of both investment and trendy pieces. Filling a void in the Fort Lauderdale shopping scene, Etiquette offers savvy shoppers an alternative to malls and online shopping with affordable pieces to round out their wardrobe. With about 70 new styles arriving weekly, the selection is perpetually changing – giving fashion enthusiasts all the more reason to check back often. Etiquette only pulls about six of each style to ensure the dreaded “OMG-she’s-wearing-the-same-dress” moment is avoided whenever possible.

During the event on Thursday evening, myself, along with four other wonderful fashion bloggers — Afroza from Chic Stylista, Alaina from Sky Style Couture Life, Anj from Styled With Poise, and April from April Golightly will be styling Spring & Summer looks using the boutique’s clothing and accessories thanks to Aileen from Newsy Parents. The event will also include live entertainment and cocktails. 

You can connect with both Etiquette Boutique and Union Planters Plaza by using the handles found below: 

Facebook: Etiquette Boutiques

Instagram: @etiquetteboutiques

Facebook: UnionPlantersPlaza

Instagram: @unionplantersplaza

Twitter: @UPlantersPlaza

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.
Vintage Watches
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:

Asos WatchMarc Jacobs Watch














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:

Kate Spade WatchKate Spade













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)

Winter White Out

Remember the old saying “don’t wear white after Labor Day” well, you can forget it now because white is going to be making its way right into Fall/Winter this year.

white on white trend









(photo: nordstrom)

Can petites pull this look off? Of course! For petites, wearing white on white can be great because it accentuates your height by creating the monochrome look. Just make sure everything fits perfectly. Make sure your pants are ankle length and aren’t bunching at the bottom. Last but not least, watch where you sit! 🙂

Here are some photos for inspiration:

White on White Trend
















Don’t want to go all white? Try adding some accessories like this Jewellery
from H.Samuel
in white for a pop. Or something like the photo below.

White on White Trend Jewelry

Petite Celebrity Style: Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon (5’1) has always been one of my favorite petite celebrities. Last week, Reese was spotted running errands in Los Angeles wearing a pair of denim jeans rolled up at the ankle, a navy blue tee and some cute red pumps.

Want the look for yourself? Find all the pieces to Reese’s outfit below and check out more petite celebrity looks here.

Petite Celebrity Style: Reese Witherspoon

Old Navy boyfriend jeans

Alice + Olivia red shoes
$390 –

Chain necklace

Maison Scotch leather belt
$31 –