Versatile Style by Tracey

Dressing My Petite Body in Fall Colors

Posted on: October 10, 2012

If you have read my previous posts, you know that I am on a weight loss journey and for the first time realizing that I have been making mistakes regarding dressing my 5’3″ body.  There really aren’t too many petite bloggers out there who aren’t also very thin.  Dressing a curvier body that is also petite is an art form and a challenge I am coming to terms with.  Today’s outfit is not a silhouette I am familiar with.  You see I love tunics, leggings and boots.  That combination makes me look shorter and let’s face it heavier.  So in the interest of learning from my mistakes and my new-found realization that my mirror has been lying to me and the camera is telling the truth, this is my first conscious attempt at change.

These photos are courtesy of my 16 year old son’s IPHONE, so not the best quality…

I chose a shorter top, one that hits me right at the hip bone.  I also chose  flats instead of succumbing to my addiction for boots.  Not an easy task as, we just this week  saw  cool enough temperatures to qualify for wearing boots.  I must say that I will wear my boots a lot this winter, I will just adjust the way I do so.  In any previous posts involving pants, I have opted for leggings or jeggings.    So, I chose a pair of corduroys this time.  These were a pair I had purchased a few years ago and had never worn because they ran small and didn’t fit.  One of the benefits of weight loss!

I like this silhouette.  You can’t see my shoes very well, so here is a picture of them.  They are Aerosoles and the most comfortable pair I own.  To take this look up a notch for a casual date with my husband, I would switch out the flats for red heels.  I added a picture of the heels, since I forgot to take a photo wearing them.

Last is my red ruffle coat that I purchased for a great deal off season last year.  This is the first chance I had to wear it.  Another curse of being petite is contending with hemming the sleeves, which I have yet to do.  Will be done before I wear this again.

There is just something about the red and brown combo that makes me think of fall.  Is there a color combo that means fall to you?   Please share your combos, who knows maybe I will attempt some of them

Outfit Details

Red cowl neck- Ann Taylor Loft- thrifted

Red Floral Blouse- Jaclyn Smith- have had for a while

Brown Cords- The Limited

Red floral ballet flats- Aerosoles Online- recent

Red Ruffle Coat- Chadwicks- online

You can’t see very well, but I am wearing a locket that belonged to my Grandmother, Alice May Campbell and inside are photos of her mother and brother.  She was quite a woman and I cherish it. 


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