'How-to' Petite,  Petite Style Guide

How-to Wear 1 Dress to 3 Different Occasions…

Meet my sweet nephew, Nixon, and gorgeous mama!

Shoes: Michael Kors • Dress: Eliza J from Nordstrom • Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. • Watch: Michele • Ring: David Yurman • Earrings: T&J Designs • Clutch: Francesca’s (old! Similar style here) • Lipstick: Chanel

I have eyed this dress for about a year now! You’re probably thinking, has this dress actually been available for a year? Well, no. But, last Spring, Eliza J had this exact same, 2 piece dress with the same lattice work design but was in a light pink color. It was so gorgeous! But, I didn’t have it in the budget to purchase when it came out so I thought, I’ll just wait a few weeks and go pick it up. Well, a few weeks came and went and when I went to Nordy’s to pick it up, there was no size 0 in the entire company :/ I was so bummed!

So when I saw this baby a few months ago, I literally got up that Saturday and went straight to Nordstrom to pick it up. And it fit so perfectly! What I love about this 2 piece is it’s very comfortable, classy (it doesn’t show your midriff even though the top is a crop), and the skirt has pockets. I mean, how much more comfortable can you get?

Beyond the fit, here’s the real beauty of this dress – you can wear it to 3 different occasions, 3 different ways, aka. no outfit repeat! Below I’ve captured the 3 outfits and occasions you can wear this to:

  1. Girls Night | Crop Top with Denim. Ok – summer is on it’s way (at least I hope! This whole rain situation needs to end). But once summer does arrive, girls nights on the patio is a must. And when preparing for your girls night, you got to prepare your outfit. I would recommend taking this crop top and pairing it with denim shorts or skinnies and some heels. This way, the top is still the statement but also dresses up a simple denim look – which is perfect for a night with your girls!
  2. Spring/Summer Wedding | The Full Dress. With weddings filling up our calendars for the spring/summer, it’s always fun to pick out a new dress to wear. But first, we have to make sure it’s not white – check! This two piece number would be perfect for attending a wedding in. It’s baby blue, so won’t clash with the bride 😉 and is easy to wear when the suns shining on you. I’d definitely recommend a comfortable dress like this for an upcoming wedding – plus, when you hit the dance floor, you can twirl that skirt around like nobody’s business!
  3. Dinner Party or BBQ | Add a Graphic Tee. Once the sun is constantly shining, we tend to want to entertain more because we can BBQ and be outside in the sunshine. Plus, our friends like to do the same, so the summer’s are filled with Saturday night parties/BBQs. I would recommend pairing this skirt with a fun, graphic tee (like this one I showcased a few weeks ago!). It dresses down the skirt while still allowing it to be the statement. I would then add a pair of fun sandals (flats or heels) and call it a day. Super easy to put together and will be easy to wear to someone’s house.

Hope you love this dress as much as I do and get as great use out of it!

xo Lauren


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