Hello, It’s great to see you! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July Holiday weekend. We had quite a mix of incredibly hot temperatures, thunderstorms and wind, torrential downpours and pleasantly partly cloudy skies. We made the most of it and gathered at Beth’s for a family dinner; with lawn games and cold drinks. Today, I'm continuing with a focus on petite stylings. I'm looking at what the mini skirt trend means for petites.
Today, Kelly shows us how how petites can wear the mini skirt trend in a non-mini way
Kelly's modeled a linen mini skirt from J.Crew, and pulled together 3 alternates
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I am showing off the progress of our rose garden today. Last summer we started this little rose garden in our backyard. This year, we have added several new plants for color and height variety. While we’ve dealt with learning the curve, this summer’s roses are really starting to come in beautifully.
This skirt is sold at J.Crew in regular sizes only, as a mini skirt. But you know what that means for us petites! Instead of being a mini skirt falling mid-thigh, this full skirt falls just above my knee. It fits true to size, I am wearing size regular 0.
The skirt is linen, but it’s lined so you don’t have to worry about it being sheer. I do love a full skirt; and it seems they are making a bit of a comeback, in easy to wear casual fabrics like cotton poplin and linen.
The fullness of the pleated linen and the shorter length of this skirt make it sweet and flirty. It is so much fun to wear!
To keep things really casual, I am wearing a cropped tee shirt, untucked. I am a tuck-it-in kind of person, mostly because tee shirt lengths are always so long on me. So it’s really nice to find shorter length tee shirts that I can wear untucked – thanks to the resurfacing crop-top trend.
An espadrille mule is probably one of the easiest summer shoes to wear. This pair is from Soludos. I fell in love with the applique flowers. They are several years old, but Soludos usually has a few colorful options for embroidered espadrilles each year. I found an alternative at Talbots too, check them out below.
Top Board: Linen Top (Talbots) | Floral Espadrille Wedges (Talbots) | Cotton Crochet Shopper Bag (Madewell) Left Board: Caslon Striped Woven Shirt (Nordstrom) | Franco Sarto Greene Sandal (Nordstrom) | Coach Crossbody Bag (Nordstrom) Right Board: Petite V-Neck Raglan Top (Ann Taylor) | Perforated Cork Pointy Ballet Flats (Ann Taylor) | Svala Convertible Cork Clutch (Verishop)
is our 40s+ fashion & food contributor. She posts a Daily Look on Tuesdays, writes about Fashion on Thursdays, joins Beth for Fridays with Oscar and shares a new recipe Sunday evenings.
She’s 46, 5’0, and a petite 0/XS.
Kelly also has a food blog called Djalali Cooks, which you can find by clicking the world icon below.