Dec 2, 2010

Petite Fashion Challenge #4



Curls and Pearls is the host of the fourth Petite Fashion Challenge which seems to be growing quite popular among the petite community. I haven't been able to participate in the previous challenges but I've seen some great entries. I've so glad to be able to try my hand at this challenge!

Here's the official challenge from the adorable Curls and Pearls:

The challenge:
Create a holiday party look using festive colours and/or holiday pieces without looking like a greeting card. This could be your opportunity to dust off that reindeer sweater you might have collecting dust in the back of your closet and turn it into something chic...hmmm?
My 'going out' outfit of choice usually involves some sort of black (original I know) and since I'm all about working with what you got, I searched for a little holiday inspiration to use what I already had laying around and I stumbled upon this:

As a side note, I think I might need to find myself a black Christmas tree! I loved the gorgeous combo of gold and black. It lends such a luxe feel to this tree. And then, an outfit was born:
Top: Black sweater from Express, Size XS
Shorts: Black leatherette shorts from Forever21, Size S
Tights: House of Holland suspender tights from ASOS, one size
Shoes: Black pumps from Ann Taylor, Size 5
Jewelry: Black and gold bracelet and necklace from Banana Outlet, Spike rink from nOir
Nail Polish: Black polish by Mabelline, gold glitter top coat by Sephora's OPI

You can click on the pics to enlarge.
A few more shots:





Happy Holidays!

24 comments:

curls-and-pearls said...

Wow definitely a hot party you're going to :P You look fabulous, the sparkle on the tights are so cute!

The Little Dust Princess said...

You look so cute dressed in all black. : ) Lovely nails!

xx The Little Dust Princess

PetiteAsianGirl said...

Hi Cari! What an unexpected outfit for this challenge...I love it. The leather-ish shorts and suspender tights from ASOS were on my wishlist...I've seen those tights on a few others as well and am so jealous.

Beautiful nails and necklace as well! Black and gold ftw

CynthiaC said...

Love it! It's really different from what other petite bloggers are posting.

Erin said...

OMG I love everything about this - from the boots to the nails to those shorts!! How tall are you?? You look about 5'9"!

Erin said...

Garrr... shoes - not boots :D

Sisters Sincere said...
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Sisters Sincere said...

Thanks for the comments ladies!

Erin-I'm a whopping 5'3. I think that's considered on the 'tall side' for us petites...

N said...

OH this is beautiful! A luxe festive outfit indeed! My fav. is your nails though...Gold glitter over black ftw <3

Elle said...

lol, I love the color combo! And you look incredibly tall, I can't believe you are only an inch taller than me! the suspender tights are so cute, I have been looking for a pair as well.

Stylepint said...

Love the shorts and stockings! It definitely looks like you're ready for a party! =)

Cee said...

Wow, what a great inspiration photo. I love all the gold touches in your outfit, on the tights and in your jewelry. You look hot!

kileen said...

black and gold is one of my favorite color combinations and this outfit looks so hot on you! i love all the little details -- the suspender tights, the glittery nails, and the gold accessories. great job!

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olyvia said...

I love what you did to your nails! I gotta check out the opi glitter nail polish now! I also think the black Xmas tree inspiration is quite unique! I've never thought or seen that!

Kiki said...

Very chic inspiration and outfit! Love! :)

PetiteLittleGirl said...

Wow.. you look so hot! I love this outfit. This is the first time I've seen black and gold Christmas tree. Your nails are so pretty too. Great job :)

PetiteXXS said...

Definitely one of the sexier PFC outfits for sure! I don't think the hubs would let me out of the house in that outfit :P I love your nails too!

Tara said...

You look amazing...and love the nails!

SewPetiteGal said...

Sexy! Kudos for the hot outfit - and yes, you do look super tall! :)

Alterations Needed said...

I like how you took black, a non-holidayish color, and turned it into a fun holiday party outfit! You look fab! That upside-down x-mas tree is awesome! How'd they do that?

littlenashua said...

On the cover of the Dec issue of UK Elle, Alexa Chum is wearing very similar shorts. I now totally want these shorts (or yours) and I love how you styled this with the boots. Very hot. Very fun looking.

Michelle said...

Hi Cari! You look great! I am especially loving the ring!

Lol at what PetiteXXS said about her hubby not letting her out of the house in that!!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

I love those tights!!! TOo cute and that tree!!

Elizabeth said...

the tights and the shorts are cute look