Petite Fashion Challenge #14: Holiday Fashion Emergency

by dietingfashion on March 27, 2012

This month’s Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by the cool and sophisticated Couture Coco. I love her blog. She has a sassy fashion sense.

Holiday Emergency Senario
You have a pre-booked dinner date on the first day of your holiday. But the emergency is your luggage is delayed. So this month’s challenge is to style your travel outfit into a special evening look using whatever you carry in your purse and anything else immediately at hand (ie no running out to buy a new outfit!).

Top: Banana Republic Silk Blouse with Mandarin Collar and Side Pleats (similar here), Ann Taylor Loft Sleeveless Tank (similar here)
Jacket: Yesstyle StyleKelly Tweed Jacket (similar here)
Bottoms: A/X Jeggings (simialr here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Loft Suede Pumps
Belt: Banana Republic Braided Metallic Belt (similar here)
Handbag: Chanel Wallet On Chain in Dark Red (similar here)
Jewelry: Jewelmint Persephone Pendant (here)

When I travel, I travel light, usually one carryon, and my handbag. The senario is if I had lost my luggage or its been delayed, I know that bag would have contained non essentials, like my party dress, dressy trousers, hair tools and products.

What I like about this outfit is that super comfortable. I know that I would have these pieces on hand in my carryon. A pair of jeggings, a loose silk blouse, a blousy sleevless tank, and a pair of heels. Oh and I can’t forget the jacket. I easily get cold, so a jacket is always nearby.

I love doing these fashion challenges because it pushes my creativity to another level. First I don’t think I would have layered at all. But the photos show that layering creates this dimension of color that I really like. I would have just worn the silk blouse, grabbed my coat and gone out. Next is the belt. By belting the loose fitting shirts, I created a waistline. Otherwise the shirts would make my body look like a pillow.

I’m always open to suggestions on how to make an outfit better. I’m learning myself, so I’m in no way saying I’m an expert.

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avatar phiphi March 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm

very cute outfit! i like that you layered the blazer in the PFC!
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avatar CynthiaC March 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Very sophisticated outfit! 🙂
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avatar thehautecookie March 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I’m so glad that I accidentally stumbled on your blog. Your taste is impeccable, and I love your style! I’m going to follow you now, thank you! Please follow me too! I too am obsessed with tweed and textured blazers these days. YOu rock it perfectly xO
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avatar couture coco March 28, 2012 at 2:46 am

I love your outfit Helen! It’s super stylish and comfy – thanks for all the support!


avatar Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) March 28, 2012 at 8:50 am

I absolutely LOOOVE this outfit! So feminine and classic but it also looks pretty comfortable! Great job!


avatar witheachpassingday March 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

You did a wonderful job on the PFC. The outfit is so stylish and yet so comfortable.
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avatar dietingfashion April 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Thank you! Your PFC outfit is so classy. Thanks for stopping by.


avatar Alterations Needed March 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Great look! It’s simple and classic. Love that jacket.
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avatar dietingfashion April 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I love your looks! So comfortable and chic at the same time. Thank you for stopping by.


avatar bravoerunway March 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I need to check out yesstyle! It’s similar to uniqueen right? All Asian brands? The jacket is beautiful and just like you I am a super light traveler. My years of consulting and life on the road made me real good at packing so it would be unlikely that my bag would be lost or delayed….
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avatar Jessy March 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Lovely outfit! Loving the tweed jacket on you.
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avatar dietingfashion April 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Thank you for your comment! I love your blog, glad you stopped by.


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