February 29, 2016

Oversized Cardigan Vest

Graphic tees are my go to casual look, so when I was browsing Thredup.com and saw this Karl Lagerfeld inspired graphic, I knew I had to build an outfit around it. Thred Up is a great way to find styles for less - a kind of a thrifting for the internet, if you will. I loved being able to look at old styles and think of ways of how to style them for today.

February 26, 2016

DIY Bar Table

When I moved into my first apartment, I had my heart set on finding the perfect bar cart. However, after months of searching( and big let downs because due to expensive prices) I eventually gave up. That was when my Mom, queen of DIY projects, mentioned I still had this mirrored table from my old bedroom and that I could dress it up for whatever use I wanted. Before, it had been my make-up vanity, however with a little structuring from an acrylic serving tray, I transformed it into the bar table I had always wanted. Shout out to Mom's who don't get enough credit for their wisdom!

February 24, 2016

Laced-up Bodysuit

At first, I was pretty hesitant about this whole lace up trend I'm seeing around in fashion lately. Because this style doesn't allow for a bra and needs to be positioned just right to look great you need the style to be of well made material. I've tried shirt versions, but found that they bunched or didn't stay closed well. However, this laced-up bodysuit option really gave me the look I wanted and stayed in place better with being of tighter elasticity.

February 22, 2016

Denim on Denim

If you can believe it, I wore this outfit on Saturday and wasn't even cold...it actually reached about 60 degrees in Chicago this weekend and I think I about lost it with excitement. I've always been a big fan of the "Canadian tuxedo" (see it styled another way here) and I've been waiting to bust out this denim combo until the Spring, but was able to wear it early!

February 18, 2016

Denim and Stripes

Since I've been back from my trip, everyone's been telling me how I missed our one week of harsh winter weather, what good timing! However being in Arizona made me truly miss the summer temps and I had an amazing time getting some RnR and taking a break from our wishy-washy midwestern winter. I loved being able to wear dresses again and this stripped little number is one of my favorites for spring. 

February 16, 2016

Show Me your Mumu Desert Vibes

When Show Me Your Mumu had a sale a week back, I couldn't resist getting my hands on a few of my favorite dresses of theirs. I have had my eye on the La Quinta pattern for some time (still currently on sale!) and finally was able to pull the trigger on it! It was perfect timing for my trip to Arizona.

February 15, 2016

Blog Photo Shoot Necessities

I hope you all had a great Valentines day weekend with your loved ones! I'm back from my vacation break and will be updating you all on my trip this week! Lately, I've been receiving a lot of questions about how I prep for a blog shoot, so today's post is all about my necessities for what I use to get ready and pack to take with me for blog photo shooting days.

February 11, 2016

Checkered Black & White

Since it was unseasonably warm right up until I left on vacation this week, I couldn't resist getting all dressed up without the need of a jacket to cover it all up! This checkered flannel is great for dressing up or down and the added vest gave it some dimension. I'm also tending to stay away from big statement pieces lately, however this silver gem really took this outfit up a notch and complimented the white and black nicely.

February 9, 2016

Luggage Luxuries

To say that I am excited to get out of Chicago right before a cold spell starts is an understatement. I haven't had a pedicure in so long and I have to say my toes are extremely anxious to make an appearance in some dearly missed sandals this week. I am heading to Arizona to visit some family and the weather forecast is showing nothing but sun!

February 8, 2016

Valentines Day Intimates

As we all know Valentines day is a day to get, well, intimate. It's nice to dress up under your clothes, when we sometime have a tendency to get stuck in a rut of wearing not so pretty undergarments. I'm slightly modest and like styles that show a little bit of skin, yet still leave things to the imagination.

February 5, 2016

Valentines Day Together

Ladies, I know we sometimes tend to make Valentines Day all about us, but if there's something I've learned in my six years of being with Ryan, it's that we always have a better time when we plan things together and for each other. Being in a long distance relationship in the past, it was hard for us to plan anything to do together, and the extent of our Valentines day was me waiting for his FaceTime and for flowers to arrive at my door. However, now that those days are long over, we really like to take the time to appreciate being together and try to make the day about our relationship.

February 4, 2016

Fur For Spring

Transitioning from winter to spring can be a challenge, however there are subtle ways to make the change. Usually fur vests are designated for colder weather, however when paired with a light weight shirt and dyed in a pastel, you can really pull it off into the balmy spring days.

February 1, 2016

Touch of Bling

Happy February! This month kicks off a lot of changes for Pleasantly Petite, mainly starting with it's new face. I hope you all enjoy! I have a new category for you that is Good Eats. This will have anything and everything from my favorite restaurants, new recipes and all things food.  This past weekend I was all about keeping things casual, however I came across this blouse, and loved the gem touch on the sleeves that upped the fancy factor on my outfit.