Friday, March 18, 2011

Time for sandals, petite fashion challenge & a quest for whale rain boots!

Us New Yorkers had a FANTASTIC sunny day today! The thermometer hit 70 degrees, which meant it was officially time to transition from boots to sandals. I was thrilled to break out my new silver pair of wedge Jack Rogers

 
I decided to incorporate them into the latest Petite Fashion Challenge hosted by Style Pint:


Dress up your basics: Jeans + tee.



I decided to jazz up basic jeans and a tee with a scarf, jewelry and a snazzy pair of sandals. Casual, but classy, this is something I'd wear around town and campus. I stuck with cool tones for a transition from winter to spring, with my spearmint tee (J.Crew's Perfect Fit Tee) as the base color, and pink accessories. To show off my shoes, I cuffed my jeans to the ankle- these are the Forever 21 dark skinny jeans from my previous posts and they're perfect for cuffing. Long earrings always compliment a scarf, especially when they have the same tone (I wouldn't wear gold earrings with this outfit).
 
All this outfit needs now is a cute designer bag!

How do you style your basic jeans + tee?


On another note, I'm on a quest for a pair of whale rain boots! The catch: they have to fit my size 5 feet. I fell in love with this pair from Target:


Unfortunately, they do not come in Size 5. :(
And there's no equivalent pair in kid's sizes. I have been told that Hunter kid's wellies are best for size 5 feet, but at $75 and no cute patterns, I'm not impressed. I know Hunter is best for quality, but I just can't bring myself to spend that much money on a pair I don't love!

Unlike those of you fortunate to get away for spring break, I'm stuck at my parent's house all week. Not so bad though, considering I was a bit homesick. :) Unfortunately, this 70-degree weather won't last and it's supposed to get cold and rainy over the next few days...I'll be needing those rain boots ASAP!

Do you have a favorite pair/brand of rain boots?


Think spring,
*ShortBlonde*

P.S.- Blogger Proudly Petite is hosting a wonderful J.Crew gift card + Coach bag giveaway! Check it out here.


20 comments:

Preppy Perfectionist said...

Elizabeth, I just love your blog!! It's adorable! Where are you from in NY, I am from Long Island! xoxo

ShortBlonde said...

Preppy Perfectionist: Thank you so much! :) Most of my friends are from LI. I live where you would consider "upstate:" in the southern corner of Putnam county,right on the borders of Fairfield and Westchester counties. I go to school even further north though, in New Paltz.

Beth Dunn said...

You look adorable! I think you've dressed up the look brilliantly
xoxo
SC

ShortBlonde said...

Why thank you, Beth!

Aubrey said...

Don't you just love metallic silver shoes? Really love the rose pink colour scarf and the "insert cute bag here" haha :)

Great job! And thanks for the giveaway post!

kileen said...

i love your silver sandals!! and the scarf is a great way to jazz up a jeans and tee look!

cute & little
check out my TIKKR watch giveaway!

Alterations Needed said...

So cute! I can definitely see you walking around campus in this. The silver sandals dress up the outfit nicely. ;)

Olyvia said...

I'm imagining a brown and silver leather weave-style bag to go with the outfit, haha Your ensemble looks perfect for spring!

Cee said...

Yay another jeans cuffer. Great minds think alike :) This is the perfect casual, but put together outfit!

curls-and-pearls said...

Haha - love the "insert cute bag here" :P Great job!

Ski Petite said...

Those whale rain boots are very cute! And I love your metallic shoes.

www.SkiPetite.com

Michelle said...

Ah! Those sandals are the best! Excellent outfit!

Glad you could enjoy some nice weather!

Stylepint said...

I love the cuffed pants look and you pull it off so well! The silver accessories dress up your outfit and make it so classy. Thanks for participating in the challenge! =)

AubreyOhDang! said...

I'm loving all the different ways people are coming up to spice up this outfit. Metallic sandals? yes please!

Banhannas said...

The dusty pink and the light blue really go nicely with your skin tone! Cuffing the jeans was a great idea to show those adorable shoes.

Jen HaHA said...

You are a breath of fresh spring air! The pastels are a nice contrast to dark jeans. You have a pretty smile.
Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

Tara said...

I really love those sandals...the entire outfit is so cute! I saw that you are studying to be a teacher...what grade do you want to teach?

Erin said...

Love the cropped jeans with sandals! Very cute outfit :)

ShortBlonde said...

Thanks so much, ladies!

Tara- I'm studying to become an elementary school teacher. I'd love to teach 3rd-4th grade, ideally.

Petite in the City said...

I love the choice of colours, they look great together! The sandals are cute too and they look really comfy!

-Lor