Navy Floral Bardot

classy off shoulder bardot floral dress extra petite blog

BlankNYC moto jacket xs, Talbots belt, Ann Taylor pumps (similar)

I hope you guys had an amazing holiday weekend! This year Nick and I celebrated in San Diego where his parents live, and were joined by my family from across the world. Some of them hadn’t seen real Christmas trees or homes decked out in lights before, so had a field day with photoshoots at every turn. Nick’s mom prepared the most incredible Filipino feast for Christmas, with homemade adobo, bangus sisig, lumpia, and so many yummy desserts to boot!
san diego balboa park photography elegant outfit
Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale has begun, with major markdowns on items that still have good stock! Here’s some items worth checking out from the shoes and accessories department, and I’ve listed some sale clothing suggestions at the end of this post:

– Aquatalia low bootie (50% off) in taupe or black – still left in amazing extended sizes 4 through 13. Love this brand for their weatherproof shoes, and this particular style has rave reviews.
– BP suede wedge bootie (50% off, now under $45!) still left in sizes 5 through 12.
– Ferragamo bow sandals (60% off) in classic nude and black. Other colors are still full price!
– Tons of scarves on sale, several for under $10 like this BP plaid scarf (65% off!). It’s one of my favorites which I wear on heavy rotation. See in styled hereherehere and here for some ideas!

blank nyc faux leather moto jacket outfit extra petite blog

My floral dress here is a new arrival in the Trend department. I’ve bought a few pieces over the years from this same brand which are fairly priced, especially for being made in the US. The material on this is very stretchy like a thinner knit jersey (it’s machine-washable poly), with a short lining in the skirt to prevent sheerness.

off shoulder floral navy midi dress extra petite blog
I was drawn to the vintage-inspired cut and floral print in a feminine navy & beige combo. You can pair it with dark tights and pumps as well in cooler weather. When standing still the skirt drapes straight down, but with movement it can become more flowy and full.

Please note this skirt is a midi length and will hit petite ladies lower than as shown on the model. The xs is like a 00 / 0 and fits me well widthwise, although lengthwise I have about an inch of material folded over my waist belt (I’m 5 ft tall, for reference). The elasticized neckline is slightly adjustable in the sense that you can wear it higher up on the shoulders, almost like a boat neck (which I think looks very elegant), or lower off the shoulders for a more sultry bardot vibe.
nordstrom floral midi off shoulder bardot dress extra petite
Other suggestions from the sale department:
Mock neck sweater (40% off, now under $24) in a host of colors – As mentioned last time, I love mock necks as an alternative to too-high turtlenecks!
Zella midi leggings (33% off) – love their midi leggings for no hemming needed on shorter legs. The capri length is on sale as well!
Eliza J jacquard floral dress (50% off) – I tried this on and didn’t keep since their 0p is a little big on me, but it’s a nicely-made dress in medium weight fabric with unique print and detailing. The few reviews are polarizing, but the negative reviewer said it may be best suited for slender body types.
Nic & Zoe convertible cardigan (40% off) – a classic little cardigan that can be worn 4 ways. My favorites are the crossover (ballet style) and simply tying at the waist. See it styled on me here and here in size Petite P.
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Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering this post.

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  1. This dress is so lovely! And I love how you added the pink pump to bring out the pink in the dress. Beautiful

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  2. Sarah wrote:

    This dress is amazing. I can't find it in blue anywhere though!

    Posted 1.10.17 Reply
  3. That floral dress is gorgeous! Love it with the belt!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 1.4.17 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    So happy to hear that! Just went to Convoy St recently for my fix of Asian desserts : )

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  5. b. wrote:

    Love this look! Especially those shoes!

    Posted 12.28.16 Reply
  6. DNATHESHOP wrote:

    Such a pretty dress and love the earrings!

    Posted 12.28.16 Reply
  7. So lovely Jean!

    Posted 12.28.16 Reply
  8. This dress is stunning! I love the off shoulder neckline and gorgeous floral print.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 12.28.16 Reply
  9. You look awesome!!! Love your style!! pics are also beautiful!!! Merry Christmas from 😘

    Posted 12.28.16 Reply
  10. I don't know what is more beautiful the dress or the scenery. I absolutely love this look and your photography is amazing!!! xo, Emily

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  11. What gorgeous pumps! The color and bow detail are stunning!

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  12. You look so pretty!Lovely photos ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Makeup Revolution Blush Palette *

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  13. I love this dress! X

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  15. Love it. Please check out my winter lookbook!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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    Twitter @alionawithlove

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  16. This is a very lovely dress. I want it!

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  17. That's a lovely dress, you look amazing <3

    / O.R.R. – Life & Style Journal

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  18. Pragati wrote:

    The earrings are so pretty! I love the colour.
    Amazing look!!

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  19. You carry off the outfit so gorgeously! The backdrop is perfect as well.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  20. beautiful dress. we live in LA and love heading down to SD for quick getaway trips and Balboa park is one of our favs. thx for the tip about convoy st for good asian food. we hit it up last time and I felt like I had died and gone to authentic chinese food heaven!

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  21. wow that dress is simply stunning!
    – Beckie x

    Posted 12.27.16 Reply
  22. Such a gorgeous setting for a lovely outfit!

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 12.26.16 Reply
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