OOTD: Tulip Festival

HEY FRIENDS!!

So this past weekend was the Tulip Festival here in Ottawa and I happened to go on a very nice sunny day. Happy coincidence or great planning.. who knows? Anyways, with days like these I love to be able to wear a nice summer themed dress which makes me feel good as well as matches the colour palette outside LOL.

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I’d like to start off by saying this dress really surprised me. As a person who’s barely 5 feet tall it’s extremely difficult to find flattering dresses and especially longer ones. This dress sits just past my knees on me. It’s a-line style but it hugs me in the important spots such as my waist and chest so i don’t look like the fabric is wearing me versus the other way around. This colour also looks good on pale skin so I would definitely recommend it and its ESPECIALLY a great colour for the transition of spring to summer.

 

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The back of the dress is also something that sold me on it. It has a criss-cross shape while still keeping an open back for hot days such as this past Saturday. I am still absolutely in love with it and I’ve had this dress in my closet for a while now. I tend to get bored of my clothes very quickly (which is a huge fault and why I’m such a shopaholic) BUT I have a feeling I won’t get tired of this piece too quick 🙂

 

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I paired this dress with a cute black over the shoulder satchel and beige sandals. Also added this picture because it was absolutely hilarious to me that I’m shorter than this tulip. The links for what I’m wearing will be below:

 

Dress- ARITZIA- Aveline

Bag- WINNERS

Shoes- ALDO- Sandals

Sunglasses- WARBY PARKER- Hammond

 

Thanks for reading and til next blog 🙂

Springtime OOTD

Hey Friends!!

It’s getting warmer here and Ottawa but the wind is still pretty strong. Such a tricky time of year for picking outfits because it’s so hot in the sun yet freezing in the shade. I’ve decided to tackle today with a simple sweater and jeans combo. This outfit is extremely practical and comfy! It was nice to wear something which made me feel good as well as was appropriate for the temperature. It’s great for lazy days where you need to go out and look decent as well as days which you don’t really want to do anything.

 

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This OOTD is great for a spring day due to its warmth but also breezy qualities. The items from this outfit are listed below! I decided to take advantage of the warmer weather by wearing my ripped mom jeans. I paired these with a nice belt because I need to cinch my waist which flatters my petite frame due to my waist being the smallest part of my body. I wore my casual sports bra (which is more like a cropped shirt) because I needed a tight top to pair with these looser jeans to create dimension and structure to this outfit. Being too loose and heavy looking all round can make my small body look like it’s drowning in fabric LOL. It can be difficult to style things that work for my size and body type but my rule is to always wear something tight on the opposite part to contrast the other part where I’m wearing something looser.

 

 

Jeans: ASOS- Ripped Mom Jeans

Cropped Shirt: PARKLIFE- Power Play Bra

Sweater: ADIDAS- Front Zipped Hoodie

 

Thanks for reading and til next blog 🙂

 

Midi Formal

Hi Friends!

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in Ottawa which calls for fresh food and clothes! I went to a formal event this past weekend so picking what to wear was a bit of a tricky task. Trying to find something that looked classy, elegant and tasteful while still showing accentuating my petite body. This is a very difficult task for many petite so I wanted to give an example of what I do for times like these!

Buckle your seatbelts because today I’ll be tackling the midi dress. This dress defies all the rules petite girls are meant to live by because this dress goes mid calf and this has always been said to make short girls look even shorter! The trick of wearing a midi dress is for it to hug the waist as well as the heels to be pointed. By hugging the waist you can accentuate the smallest part of your body which is always flattering and the pointed shoes are meant to make your legs look longer which is extremely important when wearing a midi dress.

To my formal event I wore a very tight midi dress with pointed heels and it not only made me look taller but it was extremely flattering! To all my petite ladies out there, YOU CAN WEAR MIDI DRESSES… if you do it right 🙂

 

Dress: Aritzia

Shoes: Steve Madden

Have a lovely day everyone 🙂