What Petite Fashion Means to Me

Finding cute clothes that fit right can be a struggle for everyone. My struggle is being 5’1″ and trying to find tailored clothing. Luckily, on Instagram I came across @petite.ave and I’m partnering with them to spread awareness about petite fashion.

Petite Ave is a place for women under 5’5″ to find a great selection of petite clothing from different brands, all in one place. The concept of petite fashion means a lot to me so I wanted to share this site and push the idea that more brands should offer petite sizes. There is definitely a market for it, and I think us little people should speak up, haha. The website is a great resource for some tailored, yet stylish wardrobe options!

If you also feel strongly about this mission share a post on Instagram using the hashtag “petiterevolution” and Vanessa, the founder of Petite Ave, might feature you on the website! Check out the story of Petite Ave here.

Let’s spread the word and start a #petiterevolution!

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Top and jeans from Ann Taylor petites. (PC: Christina Johnston)

I love this casual outfit for spring and it’s perfect for lunching with friends!

Top: Embroidered Cutout Blouse (Ann Taylor)

Jeans: Released Hem All Day Skinny Jeans (Ann Taylor)

Mules: Steve Madden (Similar from ASOS)

Bag: Handbag Republic

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Short, but stylish. (PC: Christina Johnston)

Stay profesh my friends,



What’s in my bag?- Rose gold outfit

When I’m on the go, I throw all my necessities in my purse, so I had to make sure my new bag from Handbag Republic passed the test! Something I look for in a bag is the size and practicality.


Rose gold vibes (PC: Vanessa Ching)

You might be thinking how is this bag practical?

  1. It is a novelty bag, but it’s neutral colored. The tan color goes with a lot of outfits and I also own a lot of pink, so the blush color is versatile for me. (The bag comes in other color combinations too, check it out here.)
  2. It looks small, but it fits everything I need!
  3. I can wear it as a shoulder bag, or a cross-body.

Side view of bag (PC: Vanessa Ching)

What fits in the bag?

  1. My iPhone 8 Plus
  2. My keys
  3. Bkr bottle (500 mL)– $35
  4. Small wallet– (Gift from my sister)
  5. Pearl sunglasses– Nordstrom, $14
  6. Small tissue pack- (For when I have the sniffles)
  7. Chapstick (Because I always need)

Things that fit in my bag that match the aesthetic, haha. (PC: Author’s own)

The bag comes in different color options, but of course I chose one that had pink. It caught my eye because it looked like a yummy cupcake, haha.


New bag who dis #fulloutfit (PC: Vanessa Ching)

I’ve been loving the rose gold vibes, so I worked around these rose gold mules that I got for Christmas.

I would say this outfit is work appropriate, but more on the casual side. It would be great for weekend activities, or for happy hour. For work, I might trade off my moto jacket for a nice cardigan, or a dressy blazer.

Below are the links for the outfit I paired with the bag.

BLANKNYC “Life Changer Moto Jacket”– Nordstrom, $98 (Expensive, but it is life-changing, haha.)

Blush Pink Top– Ann Taylor, $18 (Link is another top, bought featured one a while ago)

Navy Velvet Jeans– Ann Taylor, $53.40 (These pants are so comfy, and they go with everything. I have them in black too!)

INC Rose Gold Embellished Mules– Macy’s, $99.50 (Also expensive, but used a Macy’s discount… and they glisten in the light)

Fluffy Fur Purse Bucket Bag– Handbag Republic, $29 (Adorable, and fits a lot more than you’d think!) If you’re still not convinced, Handbag Republic has a lot of other styles & sizes of bags, and they’re affordable! Check it out on Amazon)

Hope you enjoyed this rose gold look, maybe it’ll inspire you to create your own!

Stay profesh my friends,



Museum of Ice Cream

I spent a sunny day in LA at the Museum of Ice Cream! Of course, before I went, I had to think of the perfect outfit to wear. My friend’s and I knew the theme of the museum was pink, so we had to plan our outfits accordingly, haha!


In front of the pink wall outside the museum. (Author’s own)

I was so excited when we approached the pink building. I was in my element, and we got there early too, which gave us time for a quick photoshoot. They were playing some Beyonce jams, which pumped us up for what was yet to come!

Outfit details:

(Super soft) ruffle sleeve sweater from Ann Taylor

Black BlankNYC moto jacket from Nordstrom (has rose gold detailing!)

TOMS black mules from Nordstrom, (black sold out, here’s link to TOMS website)


We were given a sweet treat & were led into the first room which had pink chocolate bar doors, a pink floor, and reflective walls.


Then, we entered a Hollywood inspired room, and we enjoyed our first ice cream of the day which was delish!!


Served to us with sprinkles in a pink cup! What more could I want?!


Going Bananas

Next, we swung into banana walls & the “banana split” room.


Banana spLITTY


No… you hang up first!

We stopped at the pink wall of rotary phones. I’d be into having one… as long as it’s pink!


The worker in this room asked us to guess what flavor the popsicles were- and the blue & pink are both cotton candy apparently haha. I don’t understand why they did that, but I don’t make the rules here…



We had to dance for gummy bears in this room, which was not a problem at all. They had a dance floor and fun music playing to get us moving, By this point I was getting full of sweet treats, but we had to keep going haha.


My favorite spot was the infamous sprinkle picture! The pool was actually quite relaxing. Funny thing is, they tell you to take off any loose jewelry or items because it can fall in and you will never find it… After going in, I believe why they say that.


We still had sprinkles falling out of our clothes when we got home! I would do it all over again though.


We had our last ice cream of the day as we casually swung on an ice cream sandwich.


The time we spent at MOIC was well enjoyed, and to say the least, I got a sugar rush! Haha

Until next time, stay profesh my friends


Travel Diary 4- Gondolas in Venice and Cats in Kotor

Venice was one of my favorite places on the trip! We arrived in the afternoon and we spent the rest of the evening there, which I think was a better time to visit. I ended up buying a hat, since the sun was very strong.


Loving Venezia (Author’s Own)

I paired my romper with a denim jacket which was good, because it cooled down at night.


High sea levels (Author’s own)


Gondolas and Venice waters (Author’s own)

We rode a Gondola at night, and the view was so surreal. I couldn’t believe I was in the city of Venice! At times it felt like we might fall out, but thankfully we didn’t! Our gondola driver sang to us, and that’s how we finished off our day in the city.

IMG_5458Kotor, Montenegro was our last stop on the trip. If you love cats, you definitely need to visit. They are literally lounging around everywhere, especially in the little shops, and I honestly almost stepped on this cutie. They are very presh, but can also be a little overwhelming if you’re not a cat person (sometimes me).


Keep an eye out, you don’t want to step on this one! Hehe (Author’s own)

We enjoyed some delicious gelato in the city too. What I didn’t expect was that there were a lot of bees roaming around. I may have ran away from them frantically more than I should have, haha. The heat was present, but didn’t get the best of us.


In the streets on Kotor (Author’s own)

Here’s some more views of the city. It was a nice place to end our trip!

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That has been my Europe trip in a nutshell. I enjoyed sharing with you some of the sights I saw. I have some new projects on the way, so look forward to that. 🙂

Until next time!


Dress Profesh

Travel Diary 3- Rome and Amalfi Coast

Rome was another long day filled with five miles of walking and a lot of sights to see! Stops of the day included- The Vatican Museum, The Vatican Gardens, The Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. I realized I didn’t get many pictures of myself at the sights, but the heat was a struggle and I wanted to try and be in the moment. I hope you enjoy a couple pictures that I took and also some from Pixabay.


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This was some of what we saw in the beginning of the day.


Inside the Vatican Museum (Author’s own)

The amount of detail everywhere we went in Rome is just incredible. Pictures don’t do it justice. You truly have to stand there and take it all in.


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There were a lot of people inside of the Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel, but it was incredible, and I’m so glad I can say I’ve been there. I found this website that had a lot of interesting information about both places- you can read about it here. Unfortunately we didn’t get to stop and see the Coliseum or the Trevi Fountain, but I will be saving that for a future trip. 🙂


Amalfi Coast #incredibleview (Author’s Own)

The next day we went to Sorrento and Positano. I feel like I’ve seen a lot of celebrities and/or influencers go to Positano this summer. It is a beautiful city, especially seeing the Amalfi Coast. We went in a tour bus down this very long and narrow, windy road. I thought we were never going to make it down, haha.


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We enjoyed some gelato once we made it down to the coast. I would’ve liked to spend more time there, because the view was so incredible. I have one more travel diary for you- Venice, Italy & Kotor, Montenegro. Stay tuned until Wednesday!


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Travel Diary 2- France, Florence, and Pisa

Next stop- France!

We visited Villefrance-sur-Mer. The area was very peaceful, with narrow streets, and a beautiful view. I was excited because this was our first stop on the cruise. Unfortunately, this was the only stop we had in France.


Selfie time (Author’s own)

Here is my sister Stefanie, my brother-in-law Carlos, and me on our way to Villefranche.


Orange buildings and pretty waters (Author’s own)

**Outfit details- pink crop top from H&M, overalls from CottonOn (from a friend), although I found some cute black denim overalls from H&M that reminded me of the these. I chose this outfit because the overalls were breezy and comfortable for the weather.


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We spent the day shopping, and honestly sweating a lot, haha.

The next day we walked seven miles in two Italian cities- Florence & Pisa. We were ready at 7:00 A.M. to take on the day, which was exhausting, but definitely worth it!


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The streets of Florence were fast-paced and again, I couldn’t get enough of the amazing architecture Europe has to offer. You just don’t see these buildings here, in America. Florence is the leather capital of Italy, so my sister and I bought the perfect-sized tote leather bags as a souvenir from the city. I’ll have to incorporate it on one of my future posts! It’s a muave pink color, and I love it because it’s so versatile.

Our last stop of the day was the Leaning Tower of Pisa! I cannot tell you how unbearable the heat was, but we ended the day happily, eating some delicious Italian gelato.


Are we tourists yet? Hehe (Author’s own)


We made it! #familyselfie (Author’s own)

**You can check out details for my gingham outfit in my Traveling to Europe post.

Stay tuned for my next stop!- Rome & the Amalfi Coast in Italy.


Dress Profesh

4th of July Outfit Ideas

It’s a tradition for my family to spend 4th of July at my sister’s house, eating festive food, playing patriotic games, and watching fireworks in her neighborhood. I like to take the holiday to show off my inner fashionista, haha. I put together four casual outfit options to enjoy your day off work.


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Look #1: Bright, White, and Patriotic

I went for a monochromatic look with the white top and white shorts, and tied my denim polka dot jacket around my waist. I couldn’t find a similar polka dot jacket, but any denim jacket will work! The sunhat ties the look together and it’s a great addition to you keep cool. It’s form the children’s section at Target (haha), but I’ve also linked a similar women’s floppy hat below.

Hat: Girls’ floppy hat Cat & Jack, Target $9.99, Women’s floppy hat Merona, Target $14.99

Top: (similar) White crop top Topshop, Nordstrom $10

Jacket: (similar) Light washed jacket, Kohl’s $34, other Denim jackets, H&M $34.99

Shorts: (similar) White distressed shorts, H&M $19.99

Earrings: Coca Cola bottle caps (my sister made them)


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If you don’t like hats, consider a fun headpiece! Below are some other headband options I found at Target:

Hairband: Stars and Stripes Americana hairband, $5.99

Hairband: Stripes Americana hairband, $5.99

Headband: Firework Headband, $7.99

Visor: Stars & Stripes Visor, $9.99

I also paired the outfit with my Haviana sandals for a more casual and comfy look. Here are some similar ones at Nordstrom, $34.


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Look #2: Bold, Flirty, & Fun

I like how the red lip really pops in this outfit. If you’re not into the red pants, you can always pair this top with high waisted denim jeans or shorts. I would recommend distressed denim for a more casual and relaxed look.


(PC: Ryan Yip)

Top: (similar) Topshop striped crop top, Nordstrom $16

Pants: (alternative) High waisted denim, H&M $19.99

Sandals: (similar) Haviana navy striped, $34


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Look #3: Denim Americana

I’ve been loving these denim overalls from H&M because they’re versatile and very comfy! It’s also a perfect one-and-done look if you don’t want to think about your outfit too much. I paired it with wedges to elevate my look, but if you want a more casual look, I would pair it with my Haviana sandals, or my white Converse.


(PC: Ryan Yip)

Denim overalls: (similar) Denim bib overall dress, H&M $34.99

Top: (similar) Short camisole top, H&M $2.99

Shoes: Strappy wedge sandal, Nordstrom $65.96


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Look #4: Polka Dots & Stripes

This look says 4th of July, but in very laid-back way, since the colors I’m wearing are less intense. I also went with a simple half-up-half-down hairdo for the look.

Shirt: BeachLunchLounge top, found at Nordstrom Rack

Jacket: (Same as Look #2) Light washed jacket, Kohl’s $34, other Denim jackets, H&M $34.99

Shorts: Twill shorts, H&M $12.99

Sandals: (Same as Look #2) Haviana sandals, $34

Earrings: Coca Cola bottle caps (my sister made them)


(PC: Ryan Yip)

Hope you found some style inspiration for your 4th of July! If you post your outfit on Instagram tag me @dressprofesh and #dress4the4th!

Happy 4th my friends,