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Monday Musing- Being Petite and Pasty Legs

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Happy Monday ladies. In an effort to keep things light this week, I’m musing about some random things that have no theme…spring layers, being petite, which patterns flatter us and having pasty white legs.

All brands have their own criteria for what’s petite. Most include being 5’4″ and under, which counts me in. The problem is I have a long torso and arms so petite sleeves are always too short. The rise on many petite pants is too low for me (increases muffin top) so that leaves me hemming my pants.

All women can benefit from knowing and utilizing a good alterationist but it’s great to find a garment where you don’t need one and this duster fits the bill.

WEARING –  REVERSIBLE DUSTER  –  TANK TOP  –  BARELY BOOT JEANS   –  NECKLACE C/O  –  SIMILAR BOOTIE  –  LIPSTICK IN ‘WISDOM’ BRIGHT ORCHID

I wandered into my local Chico’s last week and had them strip this duster right off the mannequin so I could take it home. There wasn’t another one in the store so I don’t know if they’d had many and were sold out or they’re just beginning to come in. No matter the reason, I did not want to miss this beauty.

WEARING –  REVERSIBLE DUSTER  –  TANK TOP  –  BARELY BOOT JEANS   –  NECKLACE C/O  –  SIMILAR BOOTIE  –  LIPSTICK IN ‘WISDOM’ BRIGHT ORCHID

I saw this same duster in a pumpkin shade last year but had to pass on it because orange tones are deadly on me. This spring they’ve brought it back in this cooler-toned green, I could not resist.

WEARING –  REVERSIBLE DUSTER  –  TANK TOP  –  BARELY BOOT JEANS   –  NECKLACE C/O  –  SIMILAR BOOTIE  –  LIPSTICK IN ‘WISDOM’ BRIGHT ORCHID

It’s also reversible so I’ll get double-duty out of it. My husband prefers the animal print side, but my favorite is the floral which I’m not usually drawn to.

Style Tip-  it’s most flattering to match the scale of a print to the scale of your body. Petite and small women look best in smaller prints and taller or large women are more flattered by larger prints. All the rest of us are best in medium-sized prints. Large spaces between the print enlarge that area on your body so positioning matters.

woman wearing petite denim dress
WEARING –  DENIM DRESS IN PETITE –  REGULAR LENGTH DRESS HERE  /  HOWLIGHT NECKLACE  /  BRAIDED BELT  /  NEW LIPSTICK IN ‘WISDOM’ BRIGHT ORCHID

I shared my new denim dress in the round-up email yesterday and several of you purchased it so I decided to reshare it here for those who do not subscribe. I love to wear maxi-length sundresses in the summer. Their length is always a challenge for me so I was thrilled to find this one in petite. It looks great unbelted but I’d just bought this wide, braided belt in navy and like how they look together.

I wore it with my super comfy, Gentle Souls Wedge Sandals which worked, but I’m in the market for ones without an ankle strap for this summer and ordered these.

Self-Tanner

As things warm up, I’m thinking about self-tanners to use this spring and summer. I’ve been using this Natural Glow by Jergens, but sadly, it’s not cruelty-free so I need an alternative.

My daughter loves her Isle of Paradise drops that she mixes with her moisturizer, but I had a horrible time using them and it ended up strecky.

tan-luxe self tanning products
TAN-LUXE THE WATER  /  TAN-LUXE THE BUTTER  /  TAN-LUXE THE GRADUAL

These Tan-Luxe products are super popular so rather than try to teach this old dog new tricks with drops, I might have better luck with a lotion or butter so I have both on order and will report back.

I’d love to hear which ones you like. Do you have a cruelty-free self-tanner you can recommend?

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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