Chicago Weekend: Urban Outfitters Motel Romper

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Motel Suri Romper sz XS (free shipping & returns),  Hermes belt
Steve Madden heels, (lower heel version for less - my mom, aunt & cousin now own & love these)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! We ended up getting last Friday off at work as a surprise, so went on a last-minute trip to Chicago for fun with friends. It just so happened to be a final Grateful Dead concert or something and almost everything was booked, so special thanks to the Dana Hotel & Spa for accommodating us on short notice! We especially loved the rooftop bar with fire pits to warm up around.

I posted this romper on Instagram months ago when I was debating over keeping it. My style is more conservative, thus I wasn't sure how much bang for the buck I'd get out of a piece like this. However I loved the black & white pattern, the long sleeves to balance out the shorts, the pockets, and the feminine wrap-style neckline. It was my first time trying the British brand Motel, and the fit was surprisingly petite-friendly! I'm so glad I ended up keeping this, as I've worn it about a dozen times already since with either low sandals for daytime, or high heels for dinner and dancing.
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Fit wise, I'm wearing a size XS regular here with just a few adjustments...
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Best Holiday Weekend Sales (check back for updates!)

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J.Crew Factory cotton trench coat (starts in regular or petite 00, 50% + extra 20% off)

Thank you all so much for your kind words on my last post & FB and IG...we read through them together and appreciate each and every comment. We can't wait to get some more photos back to share! In the meantime, holiday weekend sales are rolling in so I'll be updating here with the best ones. **Most of these sales end Sunday night, July 5th**

BHLDN - (sale still active Monday!) a very rare free shipping with code ships4free. I was heavily inspired by their items for my wedding but they also have plenty of pretty pieces for non-wedding. They just listed lots of new markdowns from dresses, to accessories and home decor. I've posted before about their gorgeous Raquel dress (on sale) which fit me in sz 0 with just a hem, and if you're looking for "something blue," these knotted pumps are so romantic with a moderate 3.5" heel.

Ann Taylor - Sunday only for U.S. shoppers, take 50% off everything with CELEBRATE50. See my recent posts on several classic pieces that fit without alterations.

Talbots - extra 40% off clearance (prices as marked), or extra 50% off if you buy 2 or more items (extra discount reflected in cart). You guys know I love Talbots shoes - they start in size 5 (runs a tad small in my experience), the materials are good quality, and they hold up well with wear. My beloved Peggy sandals only have size 6.5+ left, but here's a few others with good reviews starting in size 5, with tons of neutral options as well as bright colors (especially those leather loafers!):


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bridal robe getting ready shotBridal robe thanks to Plum Pretty Sugar x BHLDN, vintage earrings
above pic by our adorable & awesome photographer Katch Studios

Just popping in with a quick hello ~ this past weekend was a dream for Nick and I, as we finally tied the knot and celebrated with our loved ones and closest friends from all over the world. We're still trying to wind down from all the craziness and will be back to regular posts soon! For now, just sharing a few peeks into our day...
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White summer: Ann Taylor eyelet shirtdress

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Ann Taylor dress c/o, vintage Hermes belt,
Dune shoes (search for "Harah") (gold version), AT scarf & tote (current version

Just a short post for today, as we're currently up to our necks in last-minute wedding tasks! I've been posting snippets of our planning via Snapchat stories (FYI for those who aren't on there yet, each story expires in just 24 hours) so find me there at username: extrapetite.
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I brought this dress to Paris and wore it casually here with sandals and denim, but you can dress it up for the office with a cardigan or blazer, and flat shoes or closed-toe pumps. These photos were snapped at a charming little junction in the 7th arrondissement. It was hard for Nick to focus on taking photos, with the aroma of fresh chocolate croissants wafting from the bakery next door! I turned around for a split second to pick out some flowers, and he had already wandered off to load up on treats and baguettes.ann taylor white eyelet dress2
 
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