Fashion

The faux-wrap dress

Ahhh, wrap dresses. Seemingly the best friend of every fashion blogger or advice columnist, and simultaneously the worst enemy of every woman who’s tried to put them into practice. Since the wrap dress was invented by designer Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s, the wrap dress has inspired a love-it-or-hate-it controversy. More than four decades… Read More The faux-wrap dress

Fashion

The ex-boyfriend jean

The boyfriend jean is one of those fashion trends that I thought I’d forever have to admire from afar. On longer-legged, taller women, these unstructured cropped jeans always seemed to look chic. But whenever I’d try to replicate the look on my petite pear-shaped frame, I’d just get swallowed up  by the baggy fabric, and… Read More The ex-boyfriend jean

Fashion

Hiking pants for petites

When I travel, I usually like to pack hiking pants. Obviously, they’re useful if I’m going to be doing any hiking. But they’re also great for general sightseeing, walking around different climates and landscapes, or spending long hours on a plane, train or bus. The thing is, it’s hard to find hiking pants for petites.… Read More Hiking pants for petites

Fashion

The short-sleeved dress

I was browsing at a retailer near my home today, and I found this absolutely adorable short-sleeved summer dress on the sale rack. Even though the fit wasn’t perfect, for the price, I couldn’t resist picking it up. There’s something a bit Asian-inspired about it, without it being over the top. And it’s a really… Read More The short-sleeved dress