16 Trends That AREN'T For Short Girls, Apparently.

In general, I love a good list. "12 trends you need to try right now!" or "15 bags for the working girl" are the sorts of blog posts that get me going, especially if they're done well. But every now and again, someone gets it totally, completely, 1000% wrong.

Being short has it's challenges, sure. All of us on the petite side of the spectrum are well aware of the fact that we'll always have to get our pants hemmed, and some trends just won't work well on us (I'm looking at you, culottes). So when I read WWW's article today on "16 Trends Short Girls Should Avoid," I was more than a little annoyed. Not only was I a repeat offender on many of them, it just seemed a little short-sighted (lolgetit) to suggest we should avoid the trends completely. Which is why I present to you: 16 Trends Short Girls can totally wear and make their own.

Any other shorties out there wearing whatever they please?

Holiday Party Wear

TIS THE SEASON, YOU GUYS. This is apparently the year of Christmas parties for me, so I've already busted out my holiday best a few times. I got a little help from The Promenade at Chenal on my holiday wardrobe this year, because when I went to shoot these outfits I ended up buying two of them. Every shop I went in had a zillion things I wanted, so you should have no trouble finding a killer party look at The Promenade when you go. Here are my picks:

For The Office Party: Jumpsuit

This is one of the outfits I picked up for myself for an upcoming office party. This jumpsuit from Loft is a perfect day-to-night piece. I plan on wearing it with a blazer for work, and then ditching the jacket to transition into evening. Loft is kind of the king of jumpsuits, I counted several on their websites...annnnd I own a different one from them already. Seriously, they're the best.

For Cocktails at a Friend's: Separates 

Francesca's always has the best separate pieces. I love a sassy leather legging with a glitzy top for a party at a friend's house. It's comfy enough for a more casual party, but still feels like a special holiday look. They've packed the front half of their store with all sorts of glittery, lacy, sparkly items that will be perfect for your holiday parties.

For A Charity Event: Cocktail Dress

This was the second dress I purchased while pulling these holiday looks. I had a charity fashion show to go to that week and the girls at Indigo agreed that it would be the perfect glam dress for a cocktail event. I LOVE the bright red - a bright, cheery red dress is the perfect piece for a gal on the town that wants to stand out. I got asked about this dress at least a dozen times! Indigo has such lovely things right now that have that extra special feel for a dressier event. Also, how great is that clutch? That store is serious trouble. Don't go in there if you're trying not to buy things.

So that's my little guide to shopping for your holiday events. I was honestly in love with all of the offerings at The Promenade this year. This is always one of my favorite things to shoot because I love dressing up, so it's just a bonus that it helped me finish my holiday party shopping all at once!

 

This post is sponsored by The Promenade at Chenal, but they made all of their money back because I seriously just bought half of this stuff. That's how you know I endorse it!

What to Wear :: Amusement Park Day Trip

Okay, let's be honest here. Amusement parks are not exactly the height of fashion. I remember going to Six Flags almost every week when I lived in Dallas growing up, and the standard outfit was cut-offs + bikini top + tank top. I still think it's easy to look cute and be comfortable for a day of roller coaster riding! We went to Magic Springs in Hot Springs a few weekends ago for my husband's birthday and this is what I wore:

Sneakers (with grandma slipper socks for maximum comfort + sweat protection) perfect for walking around all day. There are so many cute sneaker options right now that this is actually the easy part!

A little bit of bling always makes an outfit look put together. It's a fact.

I didn't have my sweet backpack yet, so this freebie pack would have to do. It was ideal for toting sunscreen, sunglasses, a GoPro, and bottles of water. I even threw a swimsuit and flipflops in there just in case I wanted to partake in the water rides (I did not).

The last time I went to an amusement park, it was a little cooler. Hopefully this gives you a few ideas on what to wear for your next day trip! A breezy tank is perfect for hot days, shorts in a dark color are a must - you never know what you'll sit on! Sneakers for lots of walking, a backpack for toting your goods, and finish the look with fun accessories to feel slightly put together! I went with a fun necklace and a hair bow.

Tank, KS Saturday (s/o, exact in different shape, same shape in solids)
Shorts, The Limited (s/o, exact in other colors, similar from LOFT).
Sneakers, Kate Spade for Keds (exact).
Necklace, House of Harlow c/o RocksBox.
Backpack, LOL