Windblown on the beach in a floral jumpsuit for summer

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wearing: Chanel sunglasses / YSL lipstick / rose gold dangle earrings / floral jumpsuit (under $140!!) / Chloe handbag / rose gold cuff / summer nail polish / black leather watch / pink platform wedge espadrilles (so comfy!!)

Jumpsuits are everywhere this summer season! I have always been afraid of trying to wear a jumpsuit. I am only 5’4″ which is on the cusp of being petite. This puts me in a position where I often find petite clothing does not fit, yet regular sized clothing is too large for my short frame. When it comes to a jumpsuit, this poses a problem since petite jumpsuits do not offer enough room in the torso, and regular sized jumpsuits are too long.

I keep seeing people wearing jumpsuits; and they look so cute! This inspired me to just bite the bullet and try to make a regular sized jumpsuit work; after all, you can alter something too large, but you cannot add to something which is too short.

This floral jumpsuit for summer caught my eye; plus the price was right. I took a chance and ordered it online. Of course when it arrived, I noticed it was too long. This was an easy fix. I could either shorten it, or I could be lazy and wear it with platform espadrilles; I chose the latter.

Since I am long-waisted, and typically wear regular sizes on top, and petite on the bottom, this worked out perfectly for the jumpsuit. Apparently I CAN wear a regular size jumpsuit due to my long waist! Yay! The jersey fabric turned out to be extremely comfortable and easy to wear.

As you can tell, I am at the beach! We snapped these photos after dinner during our recent trip to Los Angeles. We enjoyed a yummy Italian dinner at Mangiamo’s in Manhattan Beach. The wind was blowing extremely hard; and it started to get a little bit chilly after dinner. Despite the cool, windy weather, my ten-year-old daughter snapped these photos for me on the beach. The lighting wasn’t optimal, but she did a great job!

If you are looking for a comfortable jumpsuit which is easy to pack in a suitcase, and stays wrinkle-free, this jumpsuit is perfect! The price is right too.

What do you think of the current jumpsuit trend? Will you be jumping on it this season?

Stay tuned! I have a recap post coming up next week which details our recent road trip to Los Angeles, and all the fun things we saw, and did!

Thanks for stopping by!



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What I wore: TOMS event


Pictured: Earrings: Nordstrom (sold out, also love these) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Petal” / Dress: Elie Tahari (sold out, also love this one) / Cuff: Vince Camuto / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gaia” / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: SixtySeven / TOMS cuff shown with price tag, online here.

I wore this outfit to the TOMS event last Friday which was just as informative as it was fun! You can read more about it here. It was about 97 degrees outside, although my car said it was 101 degrees! I was so thankful the event was held in the shade 🙂 

When the weather is scorching, I love being able to wear a dress. This dress turned out to be light and airy which worked out well with the heat. I’m sad it is sold out, but thankfully Tahari has a similar style which I linked to above. 

The Vince Camuto cuff I wore to the event has quickly become a favorite of mine. It is comfortable and sleek; which is perfection in my book! I might have to go back and grab it in gold too!

I hope you have been able to escape from the heat wave we have been “enjoying.” To learn more about the TOMS event, please click here.


Dolce and Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick review

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Photos: Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Rose” / Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver / Top:Tahari

Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo lipstick is one of my favorite lipstick lines. The lipstick is a sheer gloss which adds a soft color to the lips. “Rose” is one of the new colors from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall 2013 collection which debuts in October. “Rose” is a beautiful and classic lipstick color which I find to be chic and the perfect lipstick to keep in my purse at all times. It goes with everything! I can definitely see myself wearing Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo “Rose” in any season. The hue plays well with warm and cool colors. Love that!

One of the fabulous features of Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo lipstick is the moisture. This lipstick moisturizes! This is fabulous because instead of using a lip balm and then topping it off with a lipstick, you can wear Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo lipstick alone! It moisturizes your lips, does not cake and adds the perfect sheer color to lips. Perfection!

Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo Lipstick is priced at $35 and can be found online here and here. I know you will love it as much as I do!