2.25.2011

FEATURE FRIDAYS: JENNY

I've been wanting to feature this blogger for a while, so I'm very happy to introduce the amazingly stylish Jenny:

I asked Jenny some questions, here's what she had to say:
1. How tall are you? 5'5" and a half, right in between 5'5" and 5'6"
2. What do you do? I am a full-time college student, and I work part-time at my school.
3. What motivated you to start blogging? I've always been into blogging, whether it was Xanga, Livejournal, Tumblr, etc. Over the years, blogging just became a natural and easy way to express myself and relieve stress. As for my 'fashion blog,' I was motivated to start it after my friends kept bugging me about my outfits and how I have too many clothes. They told me that I needed to document all of my outfits so that I'd know exactly what I have and then grow from there.
4. You recently took a trip to New York City, what was your favorite part of NYC? I'm a foodie so I think my favorite part was the rich food and culture of New York.  I chased so many great restaurants and food carts all around New York, it was amazing. I know New York is known for its fashion forward inhabitants but it was too cold to notice anyone!
5. How do you put together such amazing creative outfits?! This might sound weird but I'm influenced by a lot of random things I come across throughout my days... sometimes my outfits are influenced by the song I'm listening to, the color of the sky outside, or the color of my nails even. I have fun with layering and mixing different patterns and textures. I don't like planning out my outfits too much, I try to stay in tune with how I'm feeling at the moment, and then I attempt to channel that.

6. You seem to have more of an East Coast style, although you live in California, who/what inspires the way you dress? I like the pristine and clean look of the East Coast, but I find myself also immersed in the feel and look of beaches, wildlife, and desert here in California so I sometimes mix the two. I love Alexa Chung's effortless style, indefinitely. I also admire Rachel Bilson, Chloe Sevigny, the Olsen twins, Lauren Conrad, and Kate Bosworth. Of course I never end up emulating their looks (I could never afford their styles as a working college student!) I just end up throwing on whatever's sitting in my closet and whatever fits my mood lol.
7. What sparked your interest in fashion? I've aways admired fashion from afar-I loved reading fashion magazines ever since I was young-but I think my interest in fashion was sparked more so by online fashion communities like Chictopia and Lookbook. Seeing normal girls (who weren't necessarily stick skinny, or who weren't towering at 5'11"+) style themselves beautifully was so inspiring.

Jenny is a 21 year old blogger and student from California. She blends the elements of both the East Coast and the West Coast to create intricate yet seemingly effortless looks. Her style truly inspires me.

Be sure to check out her blog Jenny From the Block!

2.24.2011

Frankie Sandford Leaving a TV Studio in London

I am officially starting to loathe this weather. It's so dry and cold, my skin is all dry/itchy and I'm starting to get sick! Don't you hate when your throat starts to hurt and you can feel the cold starting to form in the back of your throat. Ahhhh I hate it! The only thing keeping me sane is my blog :). Here's a post from Frankie Sandfors (5'2"): 
A similar look:
:
ASOS Reverse Chiffon Frill Dress with Embellished Shoulder $59.17

Zara Square Neck Double Breasted Coat $89.99 (on sale!) (This is the exact same coat Frankie Sandford's wearing!!)
American Apparel Opaque Pantyhose $14
ASOS Alesha Leather Platform Chelsea Boots $75.31 (on sale!)

Where to find these items:
Dress: www.asos.com.
Coat: VIEW AT www.zara.com PURCHASE AT Zara stores.
Tights: www.americanapparel.com and in Americna Apparel stores.
Booties: www.asos.com.

2.23.2011

Coming Soon: Diary of a Short Girl's New Facebook Page



Diary of a Short Girl's new Facebook page is coming soon! 
As you can see, I have a slight obsession with Louboutins! I'll tell you when I get around to making it!!

2.22.2011

Olivia Palermo at an Emilio De la Morena Fashion Show

Hello! I'm so stressed over a variety of different things, mostly prom! AHHH! It's so frustrating trying to find a date! I'll keep ya'll posted on if I ever find a date or not! Today's look is from Olivia Palermo (5'4"), here it is:
At Emilio De La Morena fashion show February 22 2011
A similar look:
Topshop Brick Ruffle Frill Button Long Sleeve Blouse $76
American Apparel Shiny Legging in Black Boa $46

Jeffrey Campell Mary Fur Leopard Wedges $155

Where to find these items:
Top: www.topshop.com and in Topshop stores.
Leggings: www.americanapparel.com and in American Apparel stores.

2.21.2011

Hayden Panettiere Out in New York

I was sooo mad today! The whole weekend has been nice and sunny and about 45-50 degrees and then I woke up this morning looked out the window and there were at least 3 inches of snow on the ground. I was so angry! I started to pull out my sandals and skirts from the back of my closet only to dig around for boots and pants again!! I was going to start posting more spring looks, but the snow has changed my mind. Today's look is from Hayden Panettiere (5'1"), here is it:
A similar look:

Alamo Square Coat
ModCloth Alamo Square Coat $164.99
American Apparel Super Opaque Tight $25
Bamboo Colada 29 Leopard and Black Go GaGa Platform Pumps  - Click Image to Close
Lulus Bamboo Colada 29 Leopard and Black Go GaGa Platform Pumps $32

Where to find these items:
Tights: www.americanapparel.com and in American Apparel stores.

2.18.2011

Eva Longoria

I haven't posted since Tuesday! I feel bad! To be honest I've just been lazy! Next week for sure I PROMISE to post every single day! I've I don't then you have my permission to call me out! I don't like this look from Eva Longoria (5'2") too much, but it's still cute! Here it is:Headed to the Grammy\'s February 13, 2011
A similar look:
:
ASOS Vero Moda Epaulaette Detail  Buttton Front Shirt $57.30
Olivia Dark Indigo Low-Rise Jegging
Delia's Olivia Jegging $39.50
Novato Heel - Ruby Red main view
Sam Edelman Novato Heel $99.95

Where to find these items:
Top: www.asos.com.
Jeans: www.delias.com and in Deila's stores.
Heels: www.nordstrom.com and in Nordstrom stores.

2.15.2011

Vanessa Hudgens at an Alice + Olivia Show

I remember when Vanessa Hudgens (5'1") used to be my favorite petite celebrity. I still like her style, but now I dress a little older so I like celebrities like Frankie Sandford and Nicole Richie. I stumbled upon this cute little outfit from Vanessa Hudgens today and I really like it, except the shoes! Here's the look:
A similar look:
Nasty Gal Bronze Sequin Dress $68
American Apparel Shiny Stirrup Tight $14
RAYNE WP
Bakers Rayne WP Pumps $80
Urban Outfitters Tribal Feather Earring $20

Where to find these items:
Tights: www.americanapparel.com and in American Apparel stores.
Shoes: www.bakersshoes.com and in Bakers shoe stores.
Earrings: www.urbanoutfitters.com and in Urban Outfitters stores.

2.11.2011

Kim Kardashian at a Gas Staton

Today was such a hectic day! All because I lost my phone, but I found it so everything is good now! I've been waiting to post this look from Kim Kardashian (5'2")! I don't like to have two looks from 1 celebrity on the same page I think it's kind of repetitive, plus it forces me to find different petite celebrities! This is a really nice outfit to be pumping gas in! Here it is:
A similar look:
Urban Outfitters Truly Madly Deeply Scoopneck Pocket Tee $24
Vitoria's Secret Vintage Suede Jacket $99.99 (on sale!)
Forever 21 Sweater Leggings $14.80
Aldo Griem Boots $76.99 (on sale!)

Top Shop Silver Fine Knit Cable Snood $32

Where to find these items:
Top: www.urbanoutfitters.com and in Urban Outfitters stores.
Jacket: www.victoriassecret.com and in Victoria's Secret stores.
Leggings: www.forever21.com and in Forever 21 stores.
Boots: www.aldoshoes.com and in Aldo shoe stores.
Scarf: www.topshop.com and in Topshop stores.

2.09.2011

Diary of a Short Girl Reader Feature: Tara

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! This is my 2nd Reader Feature, yay! Everyone meet Tara (5'2"):
Here's what she had to say:
1. What is your favorite store? Currently, my favorite stores are LOFT and Ann Taylor.  They are both extremely petite friendly and have fantastic sales!  LOFT also has a teacher discount program, which I take full advantage of!  By shopping both these stores, both my casual and work wardrobes are very well stocked (but there's always room for more).
2. Who is your favorite petite celebrity? My favorite petite celebrity is Kristen Bell.   Not only is she is gorgeous, but she incorporates a lot of color into her wardrobe, which I am all about!  Another petite celebrity that I look to for style inspiration is Rachel Bilson.
3. What sparked your interest in fashion?  I guess I have always been interested in fashion.  What little girl doesn't want to play dress up?  Now that I'm all grown up (or pretend to be, ha), I also think that it is important to look put together....it really says a lot about who you are to the rest of the world!
4. Who/what do you get inspiration from?  A definite place I get inspiration from are style blogs.  There are so many fashionable bloggers out there!  Before I discovered the amazing world of fashion blogging, I religiously watched What Not to Wear.  I still love Stacy and Clinton, and definitely think they know what they are talking about!
5. What is your favorite article of clothing or accessory that you could never live without? My favorite item that I own are my Steve Madden Intyce cognac boots.  Those babies seriously go with everything!

2.07.2011

Hayden Panettiere in Beverly Hills

I'm so tired today! I wish I could just sleep the whole week and wake up on Saturday! Does anyone know how many days there are until summer? I could really use a vacation! Today's look is from Hayden Panettiere (5'1"), here it is:
A similar look:
Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Marbled Cable Cape Sweater $69
Forever 21 Divine Rights of Denim Skinny Olive Ankle Zipper Jeans $24.80
Qupid Sookie 01 Taupe Nubuck Major Lacer Wedge Booties  - Click Image to Close
Lulus Qupid Sookie 01 Taupe Nubuck Major Lacer Wedge Booties $49

Where to find these items:
Sweater: www.urbanoutfitters.com and in Urban Outfitters stores.
Jeans: www.forever21.com and in Forever 21 stores.

2.04.2011

Spring Wishlist

I decided that this spring I will only wear neutral colors like beige, cream, light pink, tan, white, taupe, maybe some grey; because I wear always wear black so I want to try something different & neutral colors looks really good against my skin tone! Here's my little wishlist (starting with what I REALLLLLY want!):
 
American Apparel Multi-Layered Reversible Petticoat $74 (I am OBSESSED with this skirt/petticoat thing!)
:
ASOS Scallop Detail Shift Dress $62.76

Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Patent Oxford $38
 
Nasty Gal Inner Circle Blouse $88
 
L.A.M.B. Caitlyn Suede Wedges $375
River Island Canvas Flap Satchel $66.34
:
ASOS Drop-Waist Embellished Neck Dress $78.89 (on sale!)
Chic Shenanigans Shorts
ModCloth Chic Shenanigans Shorts $62.99

Jeffrey Campbell Lita $169.95
:
Dahlia Full Skirted Dress $111.17

Where to find these lovely items:
Skirt: www.americanapparel.com and in American Apparel stores.
Scallop Dress: asos.com.
Oxfords: www.urbanoutfitters.com and in Urban Outfitters stores.
2nd Dress: www.asos.com.
Shorts: www.modcloth.com.
Litas: www.singer22.com.
3rd Dress: www.asos.com.