Being petite has it's challenges. I know...you're probably rolling your eyes but I have to tell you that length and cut are everything on a small frame or it appears that you're clothes are swallowing you alive. The result? A really unflattering profile and a complete lack of confidence.
It's one thing to tailor a bridesmaid dress; it's another to have to tailor the basics. One reason that I am very thankful for Allison Izu's reinvention of the basics...elevated basics.
Founder, designer and a working mom of two, Allison Izu Song graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. While in school, she discovered that clothing was designed with a 5’10” fit model in mind. Being 5’2”, she made it her mission to create clothing to fit and flatter her petite body frame, thus Allison Izu was established in 2007. Her notable successes include being featured (as the solution to petite jeans problems) in Oprah Magazine in 2010, as well as highlights in Lucky Magazine, The Denim Blog, Refinery29, Style.com and more.
I love this top for the unique cuts, draping and minimalist color palette. It is literally the THE perfect weekday top to throw on for meetings and the like. To me, it's the equivalent of wearing sweat pants...but on top!
And the rest? Well, let's just say her motto is the epitome of my style sense. Elevating the basics with a punch of color...something unexpected. Stay tuned for Wednesday's style post featuring a pair of Allison Izu trousers that every female needs in her closet. We're talking major comfort!
Allison Izu is currently sold at Von Maur department stores.
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The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth
When you look at me, you probably thing "DANGER." I know. I totally get it. Suburban mom in black. Watch out!
In all honesty, I love an all black ensembles. It's the young girl longing to be a New Yorker in me that never quite dissolved. Coulda, shoulda, woulda right? It's cool.
Greetings! Long time no write or at least it feels like it. Are you guys entering Thanksgiving mode? I feel like we just stored all the pumpkin goodies and I am already seeing Christmas commercials. Heaven help me!
This is a Friday dress. No muss, no fuss. And velvet is right on trend at the moment. Who knew?
No, I actually totally knew and have been hesitant to jump back onto the velvet train, however, when I saw this dress - it was a non-starter.
Attending a college football game 17 years after the fact is a completely different experience. Dare I say - I felt old but I was really glad to be through all the trials and tribulations of my 20's.
My husband and I attended the Iowa/Northwestern game with friends this past weekend and I joked that this was my tailgating attire. It may not have been school gear but I did represent in t-shirt colors!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!
I am mourning the loss of another weekend. I feel like October is flying by so quickly. It's insane. From here on out we are going to try and cram as much pumpkin into our schedule as possible. I will admit...the weather has been hovering at this perfect 70ish mark which makes outfit prepping kinda fun still. Not quite in layers but chilly at night.
I'm still feeling the black but this time with a pop of PINK! My all time favorite color. My girls ask me weekly what my favorite color is and every week I tell them the same response - PINK, ALWAYS PINK! They must be really bored with dear old mom.
It's been a dark week already. Hard to lift the cobwebs. I'm on a mission to find some goodness in this world. Luckily that commodity is free with the assistance of two little girls. The best things in life ARE free, indeed.