Now that November is over, I’m a little upset that these fall leaves will have to come down. I love the simplicity of this, and how it made a plain white wall look so festive for Thanksgiving. Of course, I had to take a photo with it because soon we will be putting up the Christmas decorations around the office.
It’s been a while since I did an outfit post. I noticed, I’ve been writing a lot about my food and travel, and neglecting this category of my blog. My Monday thru Friday consists of business casual outfits, and since autumn has arrived (kinda), I’m slowly transition into my fall outfits. Lately, the company I work for hasn’t been strict on our business casual dress code – I don’t even know what our dress code is anymore with all the different outfits I see in the office haha. This outfit is very neutral consisting of beige, white, and navy.
Recently, I bought a taupe ankle boot from Sole Society. I’ve never bought shoes from Sole Society before, and I decided to take the chance and order it since reviews said sizes run small. I wear size 4.5 to 5, and Sole Society’s River Ankle Boot in size 5 was a perfect fit. I get up often at work, and I walk around the corporate building during break. These boots were comfortable, and my feet did not hurt at all.
My next two purchase was from Liz Lisa’s official eBay store. It’s difficult making purchases from Japan because most Japanese clothing brands do not ship internationally, so you have to use a shopping service. Now, with websites such as Tokyo Otaku Mode, and their Liz Lisa Official eBay store, I am able to purchase these items without paying the extra fees on top of shipping. I bought their suede jacket in beige, and a navy floral skirt. Both of these pieces are perfect for my casual office environment.
This light-weight suede jacket comes in one size, and the jacket length is not too long, which is perfect for my short height. The sleeve length is slightly long on me, but not too big of a deal.
Next, is Liz Lisa floral skirt. The dark navy color is great for a casual office environment, or to wear out to places. Also, this skirt has pockets – 2 in front, and 2 in back!
The white top I’m wearing is also from Liz Liza.
When you’re short, it can be very intimidating to wear a skirt that’s passed your calves. I bought this skirt from Uniqlo back in December 2016, and this is my first time wearing it. When I bought this online, I misread the measurements and the skirt ended up dragging around on the floor even with heels on. It is listed as a midi skirt, but it looks like a maxi skirt on me. For work, I pulled this skirt up to my waist – literally up to where my elbow is. Surprisingly, it stayed up pretty well throughout the day. I’m thinking about getting it altered by about 5 inches shorter in length so I wouldn’t have to wear it super high-waisted. On Uniqlo’s website the color is listed as grey, but it looks more like a lilac color in-person.
Skirt: Uniqlo (similar here) | Top: Liz Lisa | Heels: Yesstyle – size 4.5
This crop top is perfect for a business casual outfit when paired with a black skirt. I bought this lace blouse from Romwe, but the website did not mention that it’s a crop top. The shirt length ends at my elbow (not including the lace), and when I’m not wearing a camisole underneath, my stomach is peaking through the floral lace.
For work, I wore a black camisole underneath, and tucked it into my black midi skirt from Uniqlo (similar one here), which creates an illusion that I’m wearing a high-waisted skirt. I also love how most Uniqlo skirts has pockets! I did not bother to tuck the lace part of the blouse because I felt that it makes the outfit look more unique. This business casual outfit is perfect for summer days because it’s loose-fitting while also giving a clean office look.
Top: One-size – Shoulder length: 16 inches or 40 cm | Bust: 37 inches or 94 cm | Shirt length: 18 inches or 46 cm
Skirt: size XS – Waist length: 24-25 inches or 60 to 63 cm
Some crop tops are perfect for petites. I started noticing that crop top will show less than an inch of my lower stomach, or the length will look like a normal shirt/blouse. Most blouses that I buy are too long in length and I would have to tuck my shirt in. Crop tops are perfect for a clean look without worrying about the top being too boxy, and making you look smaller than you already are. In today’s post, I wore this tie-front top from Romwe. The length ends right at my waist. The material is light and slightly sheer so you would have to wear a camisole underneath. I wore this top with black ripped jeans from Uniqlo, and beige Steve Madden slip-on shoes.
Shirt Material: Chiffon
Shirt Length: 52 cm or 21 inches
Shirt Bust: 102 cm or 40 inches
Shirt Sleeve length: 26 cm or 10 inches
I bought my first pair of earrings from Tiffany & Co. Since I was in pre-school, I’ve had the same gold dangle earrings. Those gold earrings are unique because that style is mostly common in Southeast Asia. One time back in High School, I was taking the city bus and a guy came up to me and asked “Are you one of the twins? Cindy or Wendy?” He told me he went to elementary school with me and recognized me because I still have that same earrings on. I continue to wear those earrings until I finish college. For years, my mom and grandma kept telling my sister and I that it was time for a change, but we were so stubborn, and attached to those earrings that we could never leave the house without it.
A year after graduating, I realized that the earrings no longer suited me or my style. I made the decision to retire my gold dangle earrings of 20+ years, and bought Tiffany & Co. – Paloma Picasso’s Olive Leaf drop earrings in sterling silver with pearls. Pearl earrings are timeless and classy, and it can go with a lot of different outfits. I went with dangle earrings because I am unable to wear stud earrings (sad face). My ear lobes are way too small. The sales associates even had to help me put on the back, but he even had trouble. It’s a sign, I will forever wear dangle earrings.
Trench coat shopping is one of my biggest nightmare. It’s either too long in length, the fit is awkward, or the length of the sleeves were always too long. I’m about 4’10”, and wearing coats that past my waist makes me look even shorter. Back in January I decided to give Burberry trench coat a try as well as to treat myself to a nice birthday gift.
When I went in, of course they questioned my age (not literally) by giving me weird stares and a hesitant “hello,” but I’m happy I didn’t get any rude sales associates. The SA that helped me was very nice, and she took my height into consideration and was very patient with me. I was interested in buying The Chelsea – Heritage Trench Coat in black since I love wearing white, grey, and black. I never knew they came in 4 sizes (shown below) – short, mid, long, x-long.