Holiday Party Dresses


Evening Wear, Petite Fashion | December 2, 2013

The holidays have officially arrived which means it’s party season. Between the company get-togethers and the New Years Eve parties, you’ll definitely need a couple new outfits. But what does one wear to all these different events? Dresses? Pants? Jumpsuits? Skirts? How do you accessorize? Everything from diamonds and rings to statement necklaces, take a look at some beautiful holiday bling to top it all off as well.

The Cocktail Dress

Holiday Party Dresses

YOANA BARASCHI black dress / Forever 21 strapless dress  / Moulinette soeur / Jerome C. Rousseau pointy-toe pumps / Charles David leather shoes / Toulouse Embellished Shift


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Left to Right: Dolan petite pants / ASOS black trousers / Legging / ASOS highwaist pants / Dolan petite pants


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Left to Right: Halogen skater skirt / GOLD SEQUIN FLIPPY SKIRT | Express / SEQUIN FRINGE MINI SKIRT | Express


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ASOS jump suit / ASOS lace romper / ASOS crepe jumpsuit / ASOS Petite | ASOS PETITE Exclusive Lace Playsuit at ASOS

Looking for some extra bling? Try everything from diamonds and rings to statement necklaces to help bring your outfit together.


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Blue Nile graduation jewelry / Kate Spade stone pendant necklace / LOFT bauble bib necklace / Accessorize yellow gold ring / Miss Selfridge cocktail ring / Charlotte Russe hammered ring / Forever 21 bracelet set

Etiquette Boutique

Moving to a new city always proves its challenges. For me, this includes finding new local boutiques. I know, it sounds crazy, but there’s just something I love about shopping locally and knowing what I’m buying is more one-of-a-kind than anything else I’d find in a store at a mall. After moving to Fort Lauderdale, I had a hard time finding a great boutique — until I heard about Etiquette.

Etiquette Boutique here in Fort Lauderdale is just what I was looking for. The boutique is locally-owned by mother and son team, Nola and David Harris who have owned a string of successful boutiques both 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 at The Harbor Shops 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 — just what I was looking for! 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.

In the coming weeks, Etiquette will be opening their second location here in Fort Lauderdale at Union Planters Plaza with an evening of fashion and fun. The event will be coordinated by Aileen from Newsy Parents. Myself, along with five other local fashion bloggers including, Chic Stylista, Sky Style Couture Life, StyledWithPoise, April Golightly, and Living In Color Print, will be on-hand at the event to style and offer festive fashion tips.

**Event date TBD** Stay tuned!

Petite Style Guide: Bridesmaid Dresses For Petites

Do you ever have a difficult time finding a dress that works for your petite figure? Here’s a great guide to follow when you’re looking for that perfect dress or in this case, the perfect bridesmaid dress.

Most of us would think that plus size women often face the problem of finding the right dress to wear. While in some instance this is true, petite ladies also encounter the same dress issues and this also comes true when looking for the right bridesmaid dresses. In this post, we are going to talk about the appropriate bridesmaid dress designs for petite women and face the fashion challenges of looking great during weddings.

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1. Mermaid cut bridesmaid dresses – Ever wonder why mermaid style dresses are suitable for small women? It’s because the dress draws more attention to the curves of the wearer rather than the length. This is perfect because it eliminates the illusion of length by decreasing the cut of the design that will make you shorter. This is what petite celebrities like wearing most of the time when they attend to formal functions and grand wedding events.

2. A-line bridesmaid dresses – This type of dress is always flattering to petite women as it enhances your length for it creates an illusion of height and makes the wearer a lot taller. You can find a lot of A-line bridesmaid dresses at thegreenguide’s and you can also take advantage of their hot and trendy styles as all the bridesmaid dresses from the Green Guide are updated to meet every fashionista’s discriminating taste in dresses.

3. Knee length bridesmaid dresses – Knee length gowns and dresses are suitable for small women because not only will it create an illusion of height, but it also showcases the lovely legs of the wearer. No matter how simple or intricate the dress will look, just make sure to manage the length of the dress to be right between your knees (or even below the knees) and you’ll look perfect all over.

What Not To Wear: Petite women should try to avoid wearing these styles of bridesmaid dresses in order to maintain a stunning overall look.

1. Halter bridesmaid dresses – For petite women who are blessed with large bust and a curvy waistline, try to avoid wearing this type of dress because it often highlights the upper part of your body but not on the lower end. And chances are, you body will just look disproportioned and you will end up looking unattractive.

2. Sheath bridesmaid dresses – Sheath dresses are made to hug the body and make you look sexy. This is not recommended for small ladies because it will only enhance your small frame and in turn will reveal your true height.

3. Floor length bridesmaid dresses with long trains – This is also a no-no for petite ladies because it will only make you smaller and you will appear like you are wearing a dress that’s not your size. Aside from that long trains creates an impression that you are ‘dragging’ you dress, which contributes to the unappealing look kinda like a small girl wearing a big woman’s dress.

Don’t dismay if you are small or petite for there are a handful of bridesmaid dress designs you can take advantage of to make you look nice and pretty on the wedding day. Hopefully you have learned something new on this post about finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses for petite women.

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