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LEOPARD BOOTIES

I have a soft spot for leopard and I LOVE that it’s trending this season! I wear my casual loafers often and I was so excited when I found these gorgeous leopard booties on Nordstrom.com. They have the cutest kitten heels and are not only stylish but super comfy. You can wear these booties with high-waisted jeans and jazz up the whole look without doing too much. In this post, I paired the booties with this easy-to-wear satin wrap dress in my favorite color of the season again – burgundy. I thought the mix of satin and leopard would be a little unexpected and fun. Did I mention – I’m seriously obsessed with these booties?!

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Burgundy Pleated Maxi Skirt

Can you tell what my favorite color is this season?! Yes I’m loving burgundy and November & December are the perfect months to wear this beautiful color. I love this color so much that we just had to create this flowy burgundy pleated maxi skirt for Morning Lavender. I’ve actually shown a variety of ways to wear this skirt (casual and dressy) in our new Morning Lavender YouTube Style Video. Don’t forget to subscribe to check out all of our fashion and behind-the-scenes content!

On a side note, I apologize for the lack of content lately! It’s been work as usual as we are preparing to open up our new Morning Lavender boutique in Orange County! It has truly been a labor of love this past year and I am dying to show you guys the finished product! I’m also dying for our home remodel to be over! I’m surrounded by construction these days and it’s hard to find time to create some fresh content. But I am headed to NYC this weekend (for work) and I’ll be sharing some new Fall looks so stay tuned! Thank you for following along and supporting me!

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BURGUNDY LACE DRESS

I love wearing warmer tones in the Fall and one of my favorite colors to wear right now is burgundy. This gorgeous burgundy and UNDER $100 lace midi dress from Nordstrom is perfect for a Fall wedding or a holiday party. I love how the underlay is just short enough and the lace extends to a true midi length. The dress comes in other beautiful colors too and the size XS fits true to size for me.

It’s quite hot here in SoCal right now but for chilly nights, I’d throw a faux fur caplet or fitted leather jacket to complete the look. I can’t wait til the temperature drops here in SoCal so we can really enjoy Fall fashion!

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VELVET & MESH WITH EXPRESS

I’m crushing on velvet this Fall (as most people are) and I was able to make my crush a reality thanks to these fabulous finds from Express’ Petite Collection. I found this velvet boyfriend blazer and matching velvet mini-skirt and instantly felt chic and luxurious just wearing them. I paired my velvet pieces with a feminine peplum mesh top and I’m ready for a Fall night out. I had to stop myself from buying more velvet pieces like this luxe velvet jumpsuit and this deep v-neck crochet velvet bodysuit but I’m pretty happy with my two staples that I think I can mix and match easily this season!

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FALL PONCHO SWEATER

We are back from Hawaii (recap coming soon) and unfortunately, work didn’t slow down while I was gone. Since we don’t have a dress code at the office (one of the perks of owning your own women’s clothing business), I’m often in jeans or dresses for work. One of my favorite Fall looks is throwing on soft pull-over sweater or a chic, but cozy cardigan to stay warm but casual through the busy work day. This cable poncho sweater has definitely been on repeat a lot this Fall and with it’s drapey shape and versatile color, you can see why it’s so easy to dress it up or down. I dressed it down here with my favorite new jeans – these dark denim raw ankle jeans that is the perfect length for petite gals like me!

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POLKA DOTS & SOCK BOOTIES

Fall is in full swing and temperatures are even starting to drop slightly here in SoCal. Two of my favorite Fall trends happening right now are polka dots and sock booties. My husband (aka photographer) actually told me “are you wearing socks with your shoes?” and I laughed and replied “they are actually sock booties!” I guess I should be happy he noticed how they are suppose to look? I found this pair from Jeffrey Campbell surprisingly comfortable thanks to the neoprene material. I admit I tried to rock the white leather booties that are super trendy right now but they just weren’t very comfortable to me, especially compared to the black neoprene ones. And I’m really scared of getting the white ones dirty lol. Anyway, I’m so happy Nordstrom has so many options I can try and in so many different price points. And I’m even happier they offer trend dresses like this polka dot dress in size XS for petite gals like me :).

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POP OF RED WITH RIVER ISLAND

It still quite warm here in SoCal so I’m still transitioning over to Fall looks. I’ve traded my pastel favorites in for darker tones and lately I’ve been trying to incorporate red more into my wardrobe. I saw these red bow shoes from River Island and I thought it would be a fun way to play with some color. I kept the rest of the look simple – I love how you can re-style any of these pieces to create versatile looks for Fall.

If you love any of these pieces – I suggest you head over to River Island’s website now because they are having a Columbus Day Sale (ends 10/10/2017) with 20% OFF SITEWIDE using code: COLUMBUS17! Some other great items to snag with the discount are this checkered coat, red tailored coat and fur lined parka.

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YELLOW PLEATED MIDI SKIRT

It’s no secret that mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors for Fall so I knew I had to curate something in this beautiful color for Morning Lavender. It didn’t take me long to know what I wanted as I think pleated skirts are so classic and feminine. This mustard yellow pleated midi skirt makes me so happy when I wear it, which is actually pretty often since it’s such a versatile piece. I love dressing it up with a lace top or dressing it more casual with a denim button down shirt. However you style it, you can’t go wrong with this yellow beauty! P.S. If you are interested to see how I style pleated skirts, check out my style video.

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LAYERED OFFICE LOOK

My favorite office looks for Fall continues with this chic, layered look from Express. I’m so happy with the petite friendly clothes from Express, especially their selection of styles for the office. In this post, I combined some popular Fall colors like burgundy and grey and mixed and matched some great work separates for a polished office look. If you prefer a matching set look, the burgundy blazer also comes with a matching burgundy pencil skirt and the ruffle pinstripe skirt comes with a matching pinstripe blazer.  The quality and fit of the Express blazers are so amazing that I’m tempted to get them in more colors including this light grey blazer.

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BLACK TUX DRESS

Today I’m sharing another great Fall look that you can wear to work and seriously make a statement! I’m so happy I found a black tux dress that actually fits a petite gal like me! Thank you ASOS for having such an awesome petite selection! When I wear this dress, I definitely feel like the #bosslady in charge and I love that it’s a great, chic alternative to the power suit. I especially love that it’s under $50!

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