Monday, 31 March 2014

Petite Outfit Idea #3 Monochrome Illusions (Business/Work)

Boo!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and all the mothers were spoilt and were shown how much we love them :)

Today I have a more business/work outfit. As a petite I find it really really hard to find work clothes that fit well, but also without looking as if I am wearing my mum's clothes... 
Petite Outfit Ideas: Business/Work Outfit || Life as a Petite

Petite Outfit Ideas: Business/Work Outfit || Life as a Petite
Again I'll have more photos of the items below and also links for where the items were purchased :)



Petite Outfit Ideas: Business/Work Outfit || Life as a Petite
This is actually my second work dress, which J kindly bought me. I absolutely love work dresses, they just look so sophisticated. If anyone watches Suits, my dream work wardrobe is that of Rachael Zane (Meghan Markle) and Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty).

We actually managed to get this dress at a reduced price from £25 to £15 - always up for a bargain:p  I like how the dress has black symmetrical panels down the side to give the illusion of a slimmer body. I'm wearing a size 4 from the petite range, and it fits so well! Although I'm not sure whether this dress is a little on the low cut side... 

Unfortunately I bought this a while back so Dorothy Perkins no longer have this in stock, but they have other really cute work dresses, esp in petite size which I definitely recommend checking out:)
(They have a lot of other dresses HERE or HERE for petite work wear)


Petite Outfit Ideas: Accessorize Hand Bag || Life as a Petite
Isn't this bag just gorgeous? I actually have Holly from Stylapetite to thank as I saw it in one of her outfit posts. I think this bag is perfect for work or even school - it has a lot of room and compartments. I especially love the zipped sides. The one thing I am worried about is it getting dirty quite easily.

The bag costed quite a bit more than I would like. I managed to get it for £33 but I think it is quite steep, especially for the material it is. You won't see my buying anymore bags for a long time haha:p But overall I really do like this bag. 
I actually blogged about these shoes a while back (HERE). They're from Primark and were £12 I think. You'd never have guessed right? They're just soo nice!

 I've seen a lot of petites wearing pointed shoes and I'm not sure whether it is because it gives the illusion of elongated legs, but whatever it is I'm really into these kind of shoes.

Bag: Accessorize | HERE
Shoes: Primark

Here are a few petite ladies I definitely recommend checking out:
Holly from www.stylapetite.com

I hope you enjoyed this post:) I would love to hear tips and tricks you use to make yourself look taller or less like you've ransacked your mum's wardrobe:p :)

Have a great week! Take care and speak soon :)

64 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow! What an amazing figure you have - you look positively amazing! Those Primark heels are absolutely to die for - I'd have never have guessed they were from there! How do you style up midi length dresses? I find being small but curvy, I tend to look really dumpy, but I much prefer longer styles! www.scottishbitches.co.uk

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    1. aww Laura, you're incredibly sweet and far too kind! Primark are doing really amazing things now, and I think their quality is improving too :) I tend to wear heels, I think either nude ones or pointy ones elongate us and making us look less mumsy or even smaller. Also if the dress isn't cinched in at the waist a belt helps a lot :) And also a nice necklace, not like a massive statement one but one that'll detract attention from our little legs :p xx

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  2. This pair of shoes is incredible! When I saw they were from Primark I was like seriously? NO WAY! :) Adorable outfit sweetie!
    Love,
    A
    letterstoa.com
     

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    1. aww thank you very much :) The shoes are actually great quality as well for the price! Now that primark is a lot more organised (well more than before anyway haha) it's so much easier to find good items as well :) x

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  3. This outfit is so gorgeous and sophisticated, you look lovely.

    thebigmegowski.blogspot.ie
    x

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  4. This is a lovely outfit! In the future, I want to have a job which would allow me to dress like this. I like your blog, I'm a new follower :)
    http://myobsessionsdiary.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/goodbye-march-hello-april.html

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    1. thank you so much, and for following as well! x

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  5. Really lovely outfit! The dress looks like it fits perfectly and love how coordinated the shoes are with the dress.

    DarlingSophie

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    1. thank you! primark really do some amazing things, it surprises me sometimes haha x

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  6. Hey dear!
    The dress is so gorgeous, love the pattern color, it enhances your body curve a lot.. And slimmer :)
    Trick to look taller? I usually wear skirt above length and heels, that's so common I guess.. Hahaha.. Haven't found any other tricks :)

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    1. that's incredibly sweet of you to say thank you! I think you're right with those tricks - any tips are welcome as i'd love to be taller haha x

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  7. Love this outfit! Perfection!
    www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk

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    1. aww thank you very much, its very kind of you! x

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  8. Lovely outfit, I wish I could get away with something like this at work!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Love that dress! It looks absolutely gorgeous on you!
    Best,
    Kaitie

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    1. thank you kaitie, i really appreciate it! x

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  10. Wow, wonderful, you have a nice body and this dress fits u very well, love the accesories too!
    Keep it up!
    Follow (if u like): www.theforeignergirl.blogspot.com.es

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  11. beautiful dress!! such a classic silhouette and i love the bag!

    cute & little

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    1. thank you kileen! your blog is amazing, pictures, outfits, everything! x

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  12. Wow this look is perfect! I used to love wearing work dresses, so much easier in the morning to just have to match shoes and accessories than running around finding a matching top or skirt!

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    1. thank you so much! Work dresses really are so much more convenient, its just finding the right ones haha :p x

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  13. Great look here! Super classy!

    Would love if you could check my blog out at www.stylecastle.co.uk

    x

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    1. thank you emily! popped over to your blog and i really like it :D x

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  14. this is such a nice outfit for work! very neat monochrome dress and leather bag!

    Check out my latest lifestyle post! :)
    AL xx
    RASSP blog

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    1. thank you anthea! your outfits are awesome, all of them! Your style is impeccable! x

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  15. Gorgeous dress!! Love the outfit ^^
    Jinna
    http://styleandcappuccino.blogspot.com

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  16. Gorgeous picks! Love the Primark shoes. They look great.

    Jasmine xx
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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    1. thank you jasmine! I might look for some black ones in primark as well ;p x

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  17. Love this black and white look! Can't go wrong with this classic look.

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    1. that's very true :) Thank you! :) x

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  18. Great outfit lovely dress!

    www.littleleeli.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Love this dress on you and the shoes and bag look great. Great thing about dresses like that is they suit so many different body types, if you have curves they flatter, if you want curves they accentuate what you already have or create the illusion of curves :) this is the perfect dress!

    Great post & Haaappy Spring!
    Hailes<3
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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    1. that's so true, i really like dresses that have that kind of silhouette :) thank you for passing by! x

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  20. those heels go really well with that dress! :) I really like your style :) xxx

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  21. This outfit is lovely, it would be perfect for a smart event or work!

    Thanks for following, I have followed back :)

    <a href="http://beautysaveuk.blogspot.co.uk</a>beautysaveuk ♥</a>

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    1. thank you laura for commenting and also for following as well! I really appreciate it :) Oh btw, your link isn't showing here - it happened to me once, you have to put 'www' between // and beautysaveuk :) Hope it shows up afterwards! x

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  22. What a gorgeous dress! You look fantastic! (I love Suits a well, as you know ;P) Rachel's style is impeccably beautiful!

    Xo
    Sydney

    http://www.sydneyfactorfashion.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you! :) It's my dream to have a stylish wardrobe like the suits cast haha :p x

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  23. love!!!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  24. Love that dress! And great blog. Always love seeing a fellow petite in the blogging world.

    May from La Vie en May

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    1. Thank you so much for passing by May! x

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  25. The dress is stunning and the cut is perfect for work. I wish I could wear dresses to work but I would look far too overdone (my office is fairly casual) and I'd be absolutely frozen as we have portable heaters rather than proper radiators. I'll just have to find other places to wear work dresses.

    Raise The Waves

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    1. That gives you a good chance to dress up when you have the chance :D oh dear that's not good! thank you for passing by mel :D x

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  26. I like your dress) Great choice)

    mary-tur.ru

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    1. thank you so much mary! it's so pretty isn't it hehe :) x

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  27. Woww love the dress!!! but what really surprised me were the shoes!! awesome heels and from Primark!! :)
    Love your blog!

    http://sweetcherryblogger.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you so much Irene! They were a real bargain find! Shame i haven't found any since though :( thank you so much for passing by, i really appreciate it! x

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  28. Wow, you look so fashionable and chic!
    You have an absolutely wonderful style. Lovely post! ✿

    Cristielle |Fairytale Princess ☾•*

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    1. Thank you again Cristielle! :) x

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  29. This outfit is gorgeous, love everything as it's just so chic and pretty! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    P.S - thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, if one person can benefit them I'm happy so thank you!! :) xxx

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    1. You're very welcome :) Thank you again for passing by my blog, i really appreciate it :) x

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  30. Love the dress! xx

    www.shineonsilver.blogspot.com

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  31. chic finds and they'll make a really sophisticated work outfit! loving the dress a lot!

    Check out my latest post feat. NYLON SKY on the Blog :)
    AL xx
    RASSP STYLERASSP INTERIOR

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Thanks for passing by, I really appreciate it! Have a lovely day :D Feel free to email me on lifeasapetite@outlook.com ☺

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