How is it even possible that an entire month of the new year is over already?! 2017 already feels like it’s flying by, are you with me? It’s been pretty non-stop since early December for my family and I. We moved into a brand new home early December (we now live in Hoboken, NJ — yes, I’m a totally ‘Jersey Girl’ now). I have to say, we’re absolutely loving our new home, in our new city. The holidays always tend to get a bit crazy, and then of course there’s New Years, plus I got pretty sick (they were calling it the ‘Christmas Plague’). Besides the normal Winter holiday craziness, Pat and I were born one week (and four years) apart – I’m younger ;). We’re both Aquarius’ and celebrate our birthday’s late January/early February. It’s been one celebration after the next, for what feels like a full two months now, but we’re finally feeling settled in our new place and somehow feeling relaxed too.
With the new year, brings new opportunities, and I’m so excited to share with you all that I’ve been working with one of my favorite dress designers of all time, Adrianna Papell. Now, being the petite little lady that I am (go shortay), I’m always having to get dresses for casual, and fancy events altered. Don’t get me wrong, I love my tailor (he does great work if you’re in Hoboken by the way), but it can tend to get pricey, especially when you need A LOT of alterations. Bottom line, I’d love to, for once, order a dress and have it fit the first time. This is why Adrianna Papell is an amazing designer, and my ultimate go-to. Their petite dress line cater to women with a smaller frame, and I absolutely love that. Adrianna Papell also carries lots of styles that aren’t petite, just as an FYI. I wore the below dress to my cousin’s wedding in December, but it could absolutely continue to be worn throughout the Winter and Spring to any type of event that you need a LBD (little black dress) for.
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I’ve been loving this printed Adrianna Papell dress for not only a special event (like a bridal shower, which I plan to wear it for), but also for a casual office look. If you’re someone who works in a business casual environment, I’ve dressed down this outfit with a cardigan and some boots to show just how perfect this dress is for both types of occasions – you could do it too! I’m also loving the beading detail on the neckline of this style dress. It’s instant bling, which means you don’t have to add extra jewels to complete the look. Adrianna Papell is sold on their own site, but also on Nordstrom.com (which if you follow along with you me, you know is my favorite place to shop). I’m seriously swooning over so many of their styles I can’t pick a favorite. Not to mention there are so many cute options for Valentine’s Day (just two weeks away)!
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Perfect for V Day (15% off select styles):
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be attending NYFW for the first time this year (coming up mid-February)! I can’t wait to connect with a bunch of ladies that I’ve met through Pink and Polka Dots and mostly I’m excited to wear Adrianna Papell to NYFW too!!! Of course, it’s my go-to designer and was my first choice because I knew my dress would fit me perfectly. Have you ever tried out an Adrianna Papell dress? What did you think of the cut and fit on your body type? What other designers cater to petites that you know and love? Let me know in the comments below!
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Photography: Lauren Mazzei and Stephanie Bragino