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    Holiday Traditions

    • Shop the Look Above: Wrap Sweater: Banana Republic // Black Pants: Ann Taylor // Leopard Pumps: Nine West // Purse: Tory Burch // Earrings: Perry Street from Rocksbox

    I cannot believe Christmas is already over!  Time flies!  My fiancé and I didn’t get to Virginia until around 4pm on Christmas Eve.  Our flight was supposed to leave Atlanta at 9am on Christmas Eve morning, but our flight didn’t depart from Atlanta until 2:30pm due to the crazy thunderstorms in Atlanta.  Luckily we made it home in time for Christmas Eve dinner with my Mom’s side of the family.  My family traditions include having Christmas Eve dinner with my Mom and her side of the family and on Christmas morning I spend it with my Mom and sisters.  Christmas afternoon we head over to my Dad’s house and spend Christmas afternoon/evening with my Dad, Stepmom, Stepbrothers, Stepsisters and two nieces.   Read more

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    Merry Christmas

    • Shop the Look Above: Jacket: Ella Moss from Lyon + Post // Black Skinny Pants: Ann Taylor // Cashmere Beret: Banana Republic // Purse: Tory Burch // Aviators: Coach // Loafers: J Crew // Photos: Libro Musica

    Merry Christmas from my family to yours!  Every family has their own Christmas/holiday traditions.  This was the first year my fiancé and I had to travel to visit family since we no longer live in Virginia.  We went to Hilton Head for a couple of days before Christmas to spend an early Christmas with Jeremy’s Mom, Stepdad and sister.  My fiancé’s Mom and Stepdad used to live in Virginia and retired and moved to Hilton Head last winter.  On Christmas Eve morning we flew out to Virginia to see my family. We always spend Christmas Eve with my Mom’s side of the family.  My Mom comes from a large family and they all live in northern Virginia.  My Mom has 5 brothers and sisters (my aunts and uncles) and almost all of them have kids (my cousins).  When we were younger we’d spend Christmas Eve at my Grandmother’s house, but the last couple of years my Mom has hosted it.  I love my crazy, large family.

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    Ponce City Market

    • Shop the Look Above: Jacket: Ann Taylor // Blouse: Pleione // Pants: Ann Taylor // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Clutch: Chloe // Pumps: Audrey Brooke from DSW // Photos: Vivid Imagery

    I recently went to Ponce City Market for my first time!  Ponce City Market is a new indoor/outdoor shopping center in Atlanta.  The historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta, built in 1926 was renovated to create Ponce City Market.  Ponce City Market is Atlanta’s largest adaptive reuse project and has been reinvented as a vibrant community hub housing various shops, dining, apartments and offices, all while pointing back to the roots of the original Sears, Roebuck & Co. building.  Ponce City Market infuses vigor and excitement into this historically-significant building, located in one of Atlanta’s most cherished neighborhoods.  Ponce City Market is centrally located near Atlanta’s neighborhoods of Old Forth Ward, Virginia Highland and Midtown.   Read more

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    Just Female Cape

    • Shop the Look Above: Wool Cape: Just Female // Blouse: Pleione // Skinny Jeans: Ann Taylor // Riding Boots: Banana Republic // Sunglasses: Coach // Purse: Michael Kors // Photos: Siddharth Somani

    One of my Fall fashion goals was to find a cute cape to layer with during the Fall and winter seasons.  I’m obsessed with the cape fashion trend, but it is hard being petite and finding a cape where I don’t look like I’m wearing a blanket.  I had a few failed cape attempts, but then I received this wool knit cape by Just Female from my Lyon + Post shipment.  Just Female’s cocoon knit cape is a great Fall/winter-layering piece that features an oversized poncho-like silhouette with an all-over ivory and black windowpane plaid in a fuzzy mohair wool blend.  The cape has a collarless neckline and drop shoulder cap sleeves with no closure.  The cape is warm and cozy but still extremely flattering and stylish.   Read more

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    Joie Sweater

    • Shop the Look Above: Sweater: Joie // Blouse: Pleione from Nordstrom // Black Skinny Jeans: Ann Taylor // Riding Boots: Banana Republic // Hat: ASOS // Purse: Michael Kors // Photos: Siddharth Somani

    This black and white Joie wool-blend printed sweater was the third item I received from my Lyon + Post shipment!  I saw the Joie sweater on Lyon + Post and I had to try it on at home, along with the red and the black cocktail dresses.  If you haven’t seen my earlier blog posts, Lyon + Post is an online boutique that sends up to 4 items of clothing/accessories to your home to try on before you purchase.  The items are shipped to your home and you have 7 days to try on, with no obligations!  You only pay for what you decide to keep!  The Joie draped collar wool sweater is super soft and cozy.  I love how the interior fabric of the sweater is slightly lighter than the rest of the sweater’s fabric.  I guess that’s why the color of the Joie wool sweater is called “caviar/porcelain.” Read more

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    Holiday Party

    • Shop the Look Above: Dress: Krisa Surplice Midi Dress from Lyon + Post // Gold Clutch: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Leopard Pumps: Nine West // Earrings: Perry Street Crystal Studs from Rocksbox // Photos: Siddharth Somani

    It’s almost Christmas!  It’s that time of the year for holiday parties, holiday festivities and holiday events to spend with coworkers, friends and family!  Finding the perfect holiday outfit to wear to each of these holiday events is important!  If you’re like me, I get sick of all the clothes in my closet.  Luckily, I received this beautiful Krisa Surplice Midi dress in a dark red “port” color in my first Lyon + Post shipment.  The Krisa Surplice Midi dress is the perfect dress to wear to any holiday occasion!  The dress is simple but extremely flattering with a snap button front closure, a key-hole back and a sexy slit on the side.  I paired the Krisa Surplice Midi dress with my Nine West leopard pumps, Tory Burch rimless polarized sunglasses, Tory Burch Britten gold clutch and Perry Street crystal studs from Rocksbox. Read more

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    Plaid Boyfriend Top

    • Shop the Look Above: Plaid Boyfriend Shirt: J Crew // Olive Vest: Barbour // Pants: Ann Taylor // Rain Boots & Socks: Hunter // Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Coach // Photos: Vivid Imagery

    Every time I go shopping at J Crew I pretty much want everything in the store.  A few seasons ago I purchased this oversized J Crew plaid boyfriend top.  The J Crew button down boyfriend top is just perfection!  I live in it all season.  The colors are beautiful, the fabric is super soft, and the fit is just right!  The boyfriend top can be easily dressed up with a pencil skirt or down with skinny jeans.  Currently J Crew has a very similar navy and green multi ridge plaid boyfriend top as the one I got a few seasons ago.  The J Crew plaid boyfriend top comes in petite, regular and tall sizes and currently you can get it for 30% off with code GETGIFTS.  This would be a great holiday gift!  If you need other ideas, J Crew has a great holiday gift guide for men, women and kids.

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    Little Black Dress

    • Shop the Look Above: Bec & Bridge Pompette Halter Dress from Lyon + Post // Black Pumps: Nine West // Clutch: Chloe // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Earrings: David Yurman // Ring: David Yurman // Photos: Siddharth Somani

    Every woman needs a little black dress.  I’m seriously in LOVE with this Bec & Bridge Pompette little black halter dress from Lyon + Post.  If you haven’t heard of Lyon + Post before, Lyon + Post was born from one simple, yet nagging question: retail stores never make you pay before trying on clothes, so why does it work that way online?  Lyon + Post has revolutionized the online shopping experience by allowing customers to try on before they buy.  Their mission is to simplify e-commerce by giving members the ability to see, touch and try on clothes before they spend.  Say farewell to fitting rooms!  Lyon + Post launched with a curated starting line-up of established and up-and-coming brands.  Fashion industry favorites such as Equipment, Current Elliott, Joie, Vince, Sundry, DVF and Paige Denim were quick to come on board.  Other brands on the Lyon + Post include Australian labels Bec & Bridge, Nicholas and C/MEO Collective, lounge-wear Naked Undies, and Spanish knitwear line Diarte. Read more

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    Faux Fur

    • Shop the Look Above: Blouse: Pleione // Faux Fur Vest: Banana Republic // Black Skinny Jeans: Ann Taylor // Boots: Banana Republic // Clutch: Michael Kohrs

    It’s that time of the year when the weather gets chillier, everyone needs to bundle up and pull out those faux fur vests.  Luxe faux fur provides an opulent touch and dresses up any outfit.  Since the holidays are coming up, a faux fur vest would be a perfect holiday gift.  I purchased this black/purple faux fur vest from Banana Republic last winter on sale after the holidays.  Banana Republic currently has a brown faux fur vest on sale for $98 (originally $138) and comes in both regular and petite sizes.  H&M, Forever 21, Nordstrom and Polyvore also have some really cute faux fur vests in various colors.  Read more

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    Rocksbox

    • Shop the Look Above: Wrap Sweater: Banana Republic // Black Pants: Ann Taylor // Leopard Pumps: Nine West // Purse: Tory Burch // Earrings: Perry Street from Rocksbox

    I recently collaborated with Rocksbox, the premiere destination to borrow jewelry before you buy.  You get unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry!  For a monthly fee, Rocksbox members receive a highly curated box of designer jewelry (i.e. Kendra Scott, House of Harlow, Gorjana, Loren Hope and more) with the option to borrow, buy or swap at any time.  The fee is $19 per month for unlimited jewelry rental.  However, you can signup for 1 month free with Rocksbox using the code laviepetitexoxo!  Why not try out free for 1 month?

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    Island Life

    • Shop the Look Above: Blouse: Banana Republic // White Skinny Jeans: Ann Taylor // Sunglasses: Coach // Sandals: Aerosoles

    I wish I could live on Hilton Head Island permanently.  Island life is the best.  My fiancé’s mom and step-dad live in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood.  It is a private, coastal neighborhood, so most of the houses are oceanfront or bayside.  Their house is on the water.  I love sitting out on their dock and watching the boats go by, or a dolphin or two, if I’m lucky.  All the houses in their neighborhood have distinct architecture and the trees are lined with Spanish moss.  During my visit, I felt like I was starring in a Nicholas Sparks’ romantic novel or film.

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    Hilton Head

    • Shop the Look Above: Blouse: Ann Taylor // Shorts: Jolt from Nordstrom Rack // Wedges: Aerosoles // Sunglasses: Coach // Necklace: Sophie Harper from Rocksbox

    Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday weekend with loved ones!  I spent Thanksgiving in Hilton Head, South Carolina with my fiancé’s family.  Before I moved to Atlanta, I’d spend Thanksgiving with my family and extended family in Virginia.  My fiancé’s mom and step-dad used to live in Virginia, but they retired and moved to Hilton Head last winter.  My grandfather used to have a house in Hilton Head, but sold it when I was little, so I hadn’t been to Hilton Head since I was baby. Read more

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    Thanksgiving Eve

    • Shop the Look Above: Blouse: Pleione from Nordstrom // Black Pants: Ann Taylor // Boots: Banana Republic // Purse: Tory Burch // Necklace: Sophie Harper from Rocksbox

    Happy hump day!  How excited is everyone that tomorrow is Thanksgiving?  I’m so beyond excited!  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!  I’m headed to Hilton Head, SC to visit my fiancé’s family.  His Mom and Step-dad recently relocated from Virginia to Hilton Head and they are having everyone over for Thanksgiving dinner.  His Aunt lives in Hilton Head near his Mom and Step-dad, his sister is flying in from Chicago and his other Aunt and Uncle are flying in from Portland.  It’s going to be a full house!  I’m planning on spending time with family, eating as much as I can, relax and work on La Vie Petite.  Read more

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