Petite Lookbook: Peach and Pleats

Lately, I’ve been trying to push my style outside of my comfort zone…especially color-wise. A year ago I wouldn’t even have touched peach or salmon, and definitely not mustard yellow!

Cropped Ruffled Top: Topshop Petite 0 (sold here)
Skirt: H&M; “Trend” size 4
Cardigan: Martin & Osa XS
Bracelet: Akoya pearl necklace

*Petite skirt alert* – The waist on a sz 2 was unbelievably small, so I had to size up to a 4. I am in love with the silhouette of this skirt – slightly tulip-shaped with a high waist and well-placed pleats. The higher waist elongates short legs, and the pleats enhance nonexistent hips. As an added plus, the material is sturdy and does not wrinkle, and the zipper is heavy and gold-toned.

Nude low-heel pumps from Aldo



On a separate note, I picked up these Miss Trish of Capri sandals from Target yesterday. I got a very similar pair from this line last year, with little gold lions instead of seahorses. They are fairly comfy to walk in and have lasted me since last summer, so I was happy to pick up another pair…for $5 less than what they cost last year!
Miss Trish of Capri Seahorse Sandals, $24.99 (sizes 5.5 and up)
 Size 5.5 on me (they look a little big in the photo, but fit me just fine)
One advantage of buying online versus in-store is that Target has a $5 off a $50 purchase coupon on retailmenot, free shipping for $50+, plus 3% cashback on ebates (click here for a referral). I’m considering returning these and ordering online instead!
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  1. mennopolus wrote:

    Love this outfit:) Great Combo! You have great style! Love your blog:)



    Posted 6.21.10 Reply
  2. Hi there – I've looked online and can't find these shoes! Unfortunately I picked them up a while ago at an Aldo outlet so I think they are gone for good, sadly.

    Posted 5.18.10 Reply
  3. D wrote:

    I'm in love with the nude pumps, can you please direct me to which one you're wearing? are they the moos, enrich, or something else from Aldo.

    Posted 5.17.10 Reply
  4. wrote:

    you look so polish its ridiculous!<33

    beautiful darling 😉

    Posted 5.13.10 Reply
  5. I looked for that skirt today at my local H&M;, and couldn't find it. =(

    Maybe I'll have better luck in SF.

    Posted 5.9.10 Reply
  6. Cynthia wrote:

    Ooh I love this look. It's so colorful!

    Posted 5.7.10 Reply
  7. hana wrote:

    adorable!!! i love the skirt!

    Posted 5.6.10 Reply
  8. Aya Smith wrote:

    Well, you've pushed the right direction! These colors are gorgeous (together and on you!). I think it's a great experiment, and successful 🙂

    Again, you are totally gorgeous!

    Aya ( )

    Posted 5.5.10 Reply
  9. htbui wrote:

    cute outfit. i love the color combo. the mustard yellow looks great with the top and skirt. brave!

    Posted 5.5.10 Reply
  10. AnNeTtEe wrote:

    i loooove your style! i love the idea of your blog, coz I myself is petite as well… your blog will surely help me when it comes to clothing & what not!! thank you for this.. LOL… new follower here!! hope you can check out my blog too..

    Posted 5.5.10 Reply
  11. Love this outfit on you, it's so feminine. The blouse and skirt work beautifully together 🙂

    Posted 5.5.10 Reply
  12. You look beautiful as usual! Love the bright colors on you 🙂

    Posted 5.4.10 Reply
  13. You look fabulous!!! I love the colors on you! I'm a big mush for neutrals! Those sandals are oh so cute! I'm not typically a fan of adornements on sandals but this one is so understated, I can't resist looking at it over and over! Plus your toes are oh so cute!

    Posted 5.4.10 Reply
  14. @ anonymous – I thought her sandals this year were lots cuter than the lion & whale last year! I'm glad she is a recurring collaboration so I can look out for it each summer.

    @ anonymous – try using the store locator online for a kids 3! I can see how 5.5 is huge on you since mine fit like a 6 with a little room.

    @ MichLA – yay, I'm so glad you got them too! Don't take my word on durability though, the straps are thin and the connectors are elastic so I can see them wearing out soon. But for $24.99…I don't expect too much.

    @ Dreamcatcher – M&O; summer cardis were a bit disappointing! The XXS was much longer than the XS one I currently have, but I'm keeping it anyways. Gonna try to shrink it even though it's pre-shrunk. I hope others had better luck with their orders!

    Posted 5.4.10 Reply
  15. Jackie wrote:

    I LOVE this outfit!! What pretty colors! So glamorous.

    Posted 5.4.10 Reply
  16. hey…those colors look great on you ! I love the skirt though I cant wear anything like it..I have hips ! Did you get the m&o; xxs cardigans? How do they fit?

    Posted 5.4.10 Reply
  17. t. wrote:

    thanks! i'll have to look for that polish – it will be perfect for summer!

    Posted 5.4.10 Reply
  18. mich LA wrote:

    Just bought the same sandals at Target today! Glad to hear that they are durable too!

    Posted 5.4.10 Reply
  19. Lovin this look!

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  20. Tiffany wrote:

    I think those colors look great on you! I really love the shape of the skirt.

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Aww those sandals are so cute, but the size 5.5 is huge 🙁 I tried on the kids in size 3 which was perfect, but sold out of white. *sigh* just my luck!

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  22. Irene wrote:

    Ahhh I totally want those sandals, they look awesome on you! So pretty & summery on your perfectly pedicured toes! 🙂

    Also, love your outfit – florals look so breezy and perfect for the weather. As usual, your style is impeccable and classy!

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  23. I must have that skirt! Going to hunt it down next weekend…LOL You look super pretty- as always in this oufit! The colors compliment your skin tone! 🙂

    If you have a chance- enter my 1st giveaway- it's going on now!!! 🙂

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  24. inked wrote:

    love the colors

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  25. your new sandals are really pretty, so is the peach skirt, I'd def wear it with a white top 'cause I'm not a flower kind of gal


    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  26. MsHark wrote:

    I love this look! you look so pretty in those colors 🙂 so its good that you branched out 🙂


    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    I bought the same sandals and the green ones with pink flowers. Tough time choosing because didn't you think all of the Miss Trish sandals were so cute? Not quite warm enough here to wear them yet, are they comfy?

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  28. great look, it's so beautiful and feminine 🙂

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  29. Thanks everyone! AN- I saw the skirt at three h and ms and they were all in the same peachy rusted color. Definitely don't love the color, but I couldn't pass up the fit!

    T- it's Essie Fiji…an opaque milky pink. I love it and get it almost every time.

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  30. t. wrote:

    love the outfit! may i ask what color that is on your toenails?

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  31. I really like how you matched the top with a similar color of skirt. I love Topshop :).

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  32. your outfit is adorable! ok I have to go to target and get that sandals now..very cute!!!


    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  33. Ashley wrote:

    I absolutely love this outfit!

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  34. roxy wrote:

    Oh that skirt is amazing! i wonder how it washes? I've had trouble with H&M; clothing shrinking 🙁


    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  35. Jess wrote:

    Your pedicure is perfect and reminding me of how much I desperately need one. In love with this whole romantic and spring outfit. I was so close to getting that skirt in purple hmmm…maybe I need to run back to H&M; and look for it again haha

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  36. PetiteXXS wrote:

    I was just also thinking that since the skirt runs small then maybe the size 2 will fit me! I like the color palette… I probably wouldn't think to buy those items individually but they go really well together!

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  37. Laurie wrote:

    Love the nude pumps

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  38. MizzJ wrote:

    Gorgeous color palette! I've been really into those shades lately as well.

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  39. Diana Draw wrote:

    This outfit is awesome! I love it. The salmon, peach, and mustard yellow colors look great on you…Wow, is it weird that typing that made me slightly hungry? lol Must be the names.

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  40. Aney wrote:

    Perfect spring look! I love the florals and the pleated skirt. Those are the cutest pair of sandals btw 🙂

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  41. Diane wrote:

    OMG! you look gorgeous and I love how you paired everything up so nicely!!!!

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply
  42. That skirt is so cute! I love the pleats. And the fact you had to size up has be intrigued! I might have to go look for it. =)

    Did you notice if it came in any other colors?

    Posted 5.3.10 Reply

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