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Another Source for Small Shoes

Friday April 18, 2014


Here's a new source for small shoes for petite feet. Petite.shoes (Vendor's Site) offers stylish leather heels, platforms, wedges, flats, and sandals in women's sizes 2 - 5. You can shop easily by shoe size on the site. Currently, the the new spring/summer collection is available, and there's an offer for $10 off on an order of $50 or more (see the banner on the homepage of Petite.shoes).

Image Courtesy of Petite.shoes

Paisley Shirt for Petites

Thursday April 17, 2014

For petites who like to wear pink, one way to incorporate a touch of pink is in a print garment. Nordstrom's petites' department has a cotton shirt from the Lauren Ralph Lauren line for petites that does just that. The machine washable shirt features 100% cotton fabric and button cuffs in a pink multi color print. This paisley cotton shirt for petites is available from Nordstrom (Buy Direct) with free shipping. The shirt is available in petites' sizes petite, small, medium, and large (a range of 0 - 14).

Image Courtesy of Nordstrom

On Board with Black and White for Spring

Sunday April 13, 2014


Want to get on board the black and white trend for spring? You can easily do it by carrying a black and white handbag. From color blocking to art prints and from totes to crossbody bags, there are plenty of handbag styles featuring black and white this spring.

Pictured: black and white studded crossbody purse available from Zappos (Buy Direct)

Image Courtesy of Zappos

Coldwater Creek to Liquidate

Friday April 11, 2014

In an letter to its customers, President and CEO Jill Dean of Coldwater Creek, announced that the company will liquidate its assets because its business is not "sustainable." Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, today, April 11, 2014. Don't look for Coldwater Creek stores or the company's Web site to close yet because the liquidation process will probably take several months.

Since Coldwater Creek has been listed as one of the top fashion shopping destinations for petites for the past several years, it might be a good idea for petites who like to shop at Coldwater Creek to check on the inevitable sales that will come in the next several months because there could be some good bargains to be had.

Floral Dress for Petites

Thursday April 3, 2014


In keeping with our Fashion Trend of the Month for April, which is floral fashion, here's a new dress from the Gap (Buy Direct) featuring an allover floral design. This cotton sateen dress is available in petites' sizes 0 - 14 as well as regular and tall sizes. The dress is made to hit mid-thigh so if you like to wear your dresses short, this one may be appealing.

Image Courtesy of the Gap

Cute Necklace for Horse Lovers

Tuesday March 25, 2014


Here's a cute pendant necklace that horse lovers might enjoy. Wear this necklace or any equine-inspired fashion accessory to celebrate the Year of the Horse or to show your love of horses.

This necklace is available from Boscov's (Buy Direct).

Image Courtesy of Boscov's

V-Neck Top for Petites

Friday March 21, 2014


Here's a top that features two flattering features for petites--a V-neckline and vertical lines. This stretch knit t-shirt features draping around the neckline, and it's available in a wide range of both regular and petite sizes from Nordstrom (Buy Direct)

Sleeveless tees come in handy as layering pieces, and if you don't want a print design, this t-shirt comes in several solid colors, too.

Image Courtesy of Nordstrom

Denim Jacket for Petites

Thursday March 20, 2014


A denim jacket comes in handy for lots of casual occasions. Wear a denim jacket with a dress, shorts, or pants (just don't pair it with jeans) or carry a denim jacket along during spring months when the weather can be iffy, and you may need to add an extra layer when you're out and about.

Pictured: premium denim jacket sized especially for petites featuring a medium blue wash with faded accents and whiskering from Gap (Buy Direct) available in petites' sizes XS, S, M, and L.

Image Courtesy of Gap

Chain Ties Add Edgy Touch to Spring Dress

Wednesday March 19, 2014

Although it's almost as dark as a little black dress, this new spring dress from MICHAEL Michael Kors is actually navy. The long-sleeved dress features stretch jersey fabric, convertible long sleeves with a button tab so that sleeves can be rolled up, and a V-neckline with laced up chain detail for an edgy tough. This petite dress comes in petite sizes PP - PL, and it's available from Zappos. navy-chain-tie-dressBuy Direct

Image Courtesy of Zappos

Red Clutches on Sale

Thursday March 13, 2014


The red clutches featured as our February Splurge or Steal deals are both still available, and they're both on sale now, the splurge for $227.99, marked down from $325, and the steal for $63.99, marked down from $84.99. Can you guess which is which?

Even though these little clutches were featured in February and would have been nice for Valentine's Day, a red clutch can give a nice color pop to an ensemble at any time of the year.

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