Sunday Brunch | Mint Culottes

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Culottes were a fun spring trend that I didn’t immediately jump on board with.  I dig the style, but I am only five feet tall, and they tend to be most flattering on women of an average height – not too short and not too tall either.  However, as a bite-sized fashionista, I like to defy stereotypes, rocking midi-skirts and maxi dresses with ease.  So when I spotted these adorable mint-colored culottes on clearance at T.J. Maxx (for $7!!), I knew I had to try them on.  Turns out the length was fine (not to mention heels can work wonders for a short gal)!  And although I realize it’s October, we’re experiencing record-breaking 90 degree heat right now in So Cal, so my bright spring culottes made an appearance for Sunday brunch. I tried to incorporate a hint of fall with the rest of this color palette, because although it’s hot, I’d like to think summer is nearing an end.  Apologies for the extra-long hiatus btw!!!  I’ll get around to blogging about my crazy intense remodel experience sometime soon…maybe once the house is done.  In the meantime, I hope to bring you some proper fall looks sometime very soon.  Xxo Luisa


Printed Blouse: River Island (similar here & here) / Mint Culottes: Spacegirlz (similar here & here) / Black Pumps: Boutique 9 (similar here & here) / Sunglasses: Crap Eyewear (here) / Statement Earrings: Jewelmint (similar here & here) / Cuff Bracelet: BaubleBar (similar here & here) / Striped Bag: Henri Bendel (similar here & here)

Photography by Jessica Kircher

The Little Black Jumpsuit


I’m not a huge fan of jumpsuits and rompers.  They don’t necessarily suit every body type and (in my case) the proportions are hard to pull off if you’re petite.  Every once in a while I spot a jumpsuit I like, but when I try it on it’s always too long through the torso and the legs.  Then a few months back I stumbled upon a brand new store while hitting the outlet malls during a road trip.  Agaci is trendy and inexpensive, and probably meant for teenagers and 20 something’s, but because I’m petite a juniors fit often works for me.  I spotted this chic little jumpsuit, and much to my surprise, when I tried it on it fit perfectly.  It didn’t even need a hem!  At only $30 the price was right, so I scooped it up and the rest is history.  Of course I prefer to wear it with a belt for added waist emphasis (a good idea no matter your body type).  And heels are a must unless you’re long legged…I suggest a pop of color versus black with black (which is much too boring)!  This doesn’t mean I plan to go jumpsuit crazy, but I am happy with this one purchase.  What about you…love em or hate em?  Let me know in the comments!

Photography by Jessica Kircher