Styling Midi Skirts for Petites

I love late spring.  My favorite flowers are blooming (hello $6 peonies at trader joe's!), the sun is shining and the light promises that a summer soon to be.

A midi skirt is the perfect transition piece to summer.  Long enough to keep you warm on cooler nights, but swingy and just feels like summer.  I love the shape of them, but as a petite girl (I'm only 5'2"!), styling them can be a challenge.  I thought I'd share with you how I style a midi to avoid looking stumpy or frumpy.

  1. Wear Heels! The taller the better! Truthfully though, the lines of your heels make more of a difference.  A pointy toe and slim heel lengthens your frame.  You can also try an open toe nude heeled sandal that matches your skin tone, so your legs seem to extend.
  2. Pair a voluminous midi skirt with a top that doesn't have too much fabric.  Here, I chose a crop top (albeit a slightly longer one because i didn't want too much of my winter belly peeking out) that defines my waist.  Good styling is about balance.  Because your skirt is so voluminous, you'll want a top that's the opposite.  If you're wearing a bodycon midi skirt, wear a flowy top!
  3. Make sure your waist is defined.  My skirt had a banded waist, so it helps to give me a nice hourglass shape.  You can add a belt if you feel like it!

I paired my h&m skirt with a sweater crop top from forever 21 (alternative from topshop here). My shoes are by stuart weitzman, and are incredibly comfy for a 4.5 inch heel with no platform and a super skinny heel (affordable version here)!  I'm carrying the chanel le boy bag (on loan from my girl @threadsnbreads) (affordable dupe here) with a pom pom she found online.

I love this skirt! It comes in a floral pattern too, and I'm definitely thinking of getting that one as well.  How else do you like to style your midi skirts? I would love your tips!  Were you holding back from the midi trend just because you're petite? I dare you to try it!

stay gold,


Pantone Picks from the Shopbop Sale!

As you probably know by now, Pantone's colors of the year are "rose quartz" and "serenity". The soft blue and lovely blush come together to create a dreamy palette that's perfect for your spring wardrobe!  Now's the perfect time to shop because it's shopbop's friends & family sale time!  You get 25% off EVERYTHING including sale items!  Below are my Pantone picks!  I'll probably post a bigger shopping list later, but wanted to share this ASAP because the sale only last three days! Hurry & shop before sizes start selling out ;) 

Share what you're buying from this sale with me below! I'd love to see your picks :)

stay gold,


Spring Lipstick Love

Hi Girls,

I have full spring fever and it's definitely showing in my makeup collection! A swipe of lipstick is a super easy way to help you pull your look together--even if your face is otherwise bare.  I've rounded up some of my favorite colors--from nude to rose to berry to coral, there's something for everyone.  I encourage you to be brave and try something new! 

  1. AERIN Beauty Rose Balm Lipstick in 'Pretty' • Estee Lauder • $30
  2. M·A·C 'Viva Glam' Lipstick in 'Miley Cyrus' • M·A·C • $16
  3. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in 'Jungle Queen' • Lipstick Queen • $22
  4. LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in 'Vixen' • LORAC • $16
  5. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Lipstick in 'Rose Coral' • Yves Saint Laurent • $36
  6. Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in 'Pandore' • Christian Dior • $33
  7. Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in 'Streak' • Urban Decay • $22
  8. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in 'Park Avenue Princess' • Tarte • $16


Remember, a woman's best accessory is her smile! Let me know which lippies you try and how you like them! Take some selfies and tag me on instagram!

stay gold,