Fashion

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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SIMPLY SOPHISTICATED

As a CEO and #bosslady, I have important meetings and presentations often so I’m always searching for new office looks. For the next few blog posts, I will be sharing with you guys some of my favorite Fall office looks. One of my constant go-to shops is Banana Republic for their great collection of petite office wear. A classic pencil skirt and simple sweater are two versatile pieces that go perfectly together for a simple, easy-to-wear office look or they can be easily styled to create other chic office or casual looks. Plus I love this combination of navy and pink! I can also see these pieces easily transitioning to Fall. I can’t wait for this SoCal heatwave to be over and I can layer these items for some different and fabulous Fall looks!

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I STARTED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

So I’ve been wanting to start this for awhile now but never really had the confidence to do so (I really don’t like hearing myself talk and “do I really have anything interesting to share?!“). After much encouragement from the hubs and probably 2 years later than planned, I finally decided to get out of my comfort zone and start my own YouTube channel!!! I feel a little late to the game as all the kids these days seem to be really good at this YouTube stuff but I’m gonna give it a try!

With our busy lives, I thought it might be interesting to share some behind-the-scenes of what it’s really like to be a #bosslady, wife, blogger and homeowner. We have some exciting projects in the works, including a new Morning Lavender store and remodeling our new home so be sure SUBSCRIBE to my channel to see all the craziness that is about to happen.

P.S. I know the volume of the music is too high – I will be making adjustments in future videos! Thank you for the feedback!

After doing my first VLOG, I got a little bit more confidence to make a style video with Morning Lavender as well! I’m only 5 feet tall so I’m always self-conscious about how I fit in clothes and look on camera (I know it’s weird because I have a fashion blog) so this was very nerve-wracking. Luckily, I’ve learned a lot after doing countless Morning Lavender photoshoots and working with our awesome models so I was able to pull off this style video! It was important for me to do a “Buyer Haul” to show how much thought and love goes into my curation process for the store. Everything you see on Morning Lavender IS actually handpicked by me and I feel a great attachment to all of our cute pieces.

Be sure to also SUBSCRIBE to Morning Lavender’s YouTube Channel because we will be creating a lot more content for you guys as well!

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STRIPED RUFFLE DRESS

It’s still pretty hot in Southern California and I’m holding on to every last bit of summer! I’ve been super into ruffles and stripes lately so when I curated this ruffle stripe dress for Morning Lavender, I knew I had to snag one for myself :). By the way, this dress is suppose to be off the shoulder but I made it strapless as I felt it fitted my petite frame better.

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Fall, Fashion

FALL DENIM WITH EXPRESS

First of all, I’m sooo excited to be an #ExpressPartner! I’m working with Express to share some of their new styles from their Petite Collection over the next few months and I can’t wait to share all of my fabulous finds with you all. I’ve shopped at Express for years and it’s great that they have expanded their petite line to carry so many versatile and everyday pieces. Today’s post is all about denim and with Fall right around the corner, I’m already transitioning to darker denim styles. This affordable pair (only $40 right now!) of mid rise distressed ankle jeans is super petite friendly and not to mention incredibly comfy. I can see these jeans as a Fall staple – wearing them with cute booties, cozy sweaters and Fall jackets. I especially love the distressed look of these jeans with the slits hitting in all the flattering places. All Express jeans are currently 50% off so I’d hurry and snag up a few of these Fall essentials!

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FALL TRANSITIONAL ITEMS

It’s hard to believe mid August is already here! With Fall right around the corner, I’m looking to add versatile Fall transitional pieces to my closet. Perfect Fall transitional items are easy-to-wear pieces that can also be layered to create looks suitable for the Fall climate. I love adding Fall colors to my wardrobe in hues of olive, grey and brown. When looking for essential closet pieces, I always go to Nordstrom for their wide selection of trendy and classic everyday pieces. One of my favorite finds from their site was this olive jacket in the perfect shade for Fall. The jacket is not too heavy so I actually see it as an amazing year-round piece for my closet. Plus it comes in size XXS! Another great for Fall are the grey mules I purchased from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. The mules are no longer on sale but they are still at a great price and they are as comfy as they are cute! I’m always finding the cutest shoes for the season from Nordstrom!

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BIRTHDAY GREEN

It’s my birthday and I’ll wear green if I want to! :). I usually don’t wear a lot of green but whenever I do, I always wonder why I don’t wear more of the gorgeous color. I just adore all of the pretty lace dresses from ASOS and instantly fell in love with this off the shoulder lace midi dress in the prettiest shade of emerald green. I love the midi lengths ASOS carries – you might remember me in this pink lace midi dress in this blog post HERE. They have so many gorgeous styles in this type of lace – check out the end of my blog post for some of my favorites!

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ASOS GINGHAM TWO PIECE

Summer is still going strong, especially in Southern California! It’s been quite hot and humid lately so I’ve been surviving in lightweight cute summer pieces like this adorable two piece gingham set from ASOS. Not only does ASOS has a great selection of trendy and affordable summer pieces but I especially love shopping on their site because of their petite sizing. Other cute gingham styles I found from ASOS include this darling pink gingham set, this easy-to-wear gingham romper and the cutest off the shoulder gingham bikini!

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