Fashion · Lifestyle

Our Women’s Voices

On Friday July 21st, 2017 I was able to attend an inspirational event held by “Our Women’s Voices”. Our Women’s Voices (also known as OWV) is a movement that helps motivate, promote and build the strengths of women for all ages, races, and cultures. Their goal is to create a safe space and platform for women of all kind to come together to share their struggles, personal growth stories, and success as being a woman in today’s society.

This particular event which was held downtown Toronto was a night filled with praise, encouragement, and inspiration. There were also several vendors present selling varies items of their craft from natural soaps, handcrafted jewelry, magazines, clothing and sweet treats.  IMG_0980

For this event, I choose to wear this black and white striped 2 piece which is by the brand DO+BE. This fit was a neat day to night transition outfit for a summer evening. I love 2 pieces because it makes creating a look effortless. 2 pieces can also be worn separately, giving you multiple looks with the same items and people will never know when you mix them up!

Since this set was a bit more on the abstract side, I went for a classic black and white look for the night. To kept it simple I wore clear black chunky heels with minimal gold accessories along with a gold clutch purse to make the fit pop. Overall, it was a great night that opened my eyes towards some of my own personal goals and I’m looking forward to applying the tips and advice I have attained from the event.

If you are interested in learning more about Our Women’s Voices, please check them out on Instagram @OurWomensVoices for upcoming events, daily quotes and more!

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POVRICH

Happy Saturday Party People! Today’s post is dedicated to a day out with the girls. On Thursday I went out for lunch with a few friends downtown and when I go downtown, I like to dress both comfortably, and classy with an edge. With my POVRICH APPAREL, I was able to create a look around this easily!

POVRICH APPAREL is an upcoming brand in the GTA who also ships internationally. They sell both women and men apparel; all pieces are handmade with a creative outlook making them statement pieces wherever you go. I’m in love with these capris because of its comfortable stretchy fit and the lace detailing it has up both sides of the leg. They are also extremely distressed which gives them that edgy feel, perfect for a date downtown.

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I paired my POVRICH jeans with a striped long sleeve blouse that had a rose detailing on the left chest pocket to give the look some colour (since it is summer, DUH!). I also cuffed the sleeves and buttoned it half way in order to show a peek a boo of my red lace bralette which gave my look a bit more of definition because of the different texture detail. I purchased my blouse from SIRENS, however, this design seems to be very popular this summer and can be found in many stores such as HM, Ardene, Zara, Forever 21, spring and more! My slides are also from SIRENS and are super cute because of the velvet material and had that rose detailing to match.  IMG_0965

Ironic enough, I found this rose purse in my mothers closet and obviously had to wear it because it gave my outfit the complete look I was going for. I love side purse because they are convenient to carry and keeps your hands free.

My makeup details included a dark red lip which I created by mixing a brown lip liner called EXPRESSO from NYX with my Ruby WOO matte lipstick from MAC. My falsies are from Beautymark Bundles in the style CHA. You can also save some dollars off if you use my PROMO code “PETITE”  on your purchase this month!

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If you are interested in seeing more of POVRICH APPAREL be sure to check out their website http://www.povrich.com and follow them on their INSTAGRAM @Povrich to see new arrivals, promotions and more!

 

 

 

Are you POVRICH?

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Apple Green Affair

Happy Sunday Party People! For most of us, it seems that this weekend of June has been  an eventful one. On June 24th, 2017 I was honored to be a guest at my mother’s apple green and white birthday bash. IMG_0800

For my outfit of the night I was going for a Rihanna inspired look by rocking an oversized tee  (which I just happened to borrow from my father’s closet lol) with a waist clinching laced down belt (these belts are super trending right now, but are so hard to find to fit little waists like mine).  In order to give this plain white tee some shimmer, I threw on a pair of diamond detailed heels along with a bunch of silver bracelets and a diamond chocker to match.

I wanted to keep my outfit to a minimum because I wanted to try something new and create a dramatic makeup look with incorporating the colour apple green into my eye shawdow and lipstick. (Sadly, I didnt get many photos in my fit or of my makeup up close to share with you guys.)  Overall, the night was amazing! Filled with good vibes, great music, and fashionable people who all came out in  their best apple green and white to help celebrate my mother’s birthday day! Another Happy Birthday shoutout to my mother and to many more years to come!

Cheers,

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Summer Meetings!

Happy June Party People! So excited that summer weather as FINALLY arrived! Summer has to be one of my top two favourite seasons of the year (besides from the fact that all the bugs are coming out of course lol ) It’s time to bust out the stylish sunnies, cute sandals, and trendy outfits!  IMG_7186

Today’s outfit of the day was geared towards an informal meeting look. With the weather being warm I figured it would be appropriate to pull out these super cute cheetah print shorts I bought from Forever 21 a few years back. They are a high-waist, loose fit and sits snug at the waistline. I wore a plain white bodysuit which I purchased at Sirens to give the look a more daytime feel. I paired this effortless outfit with a pair of chunky buckle heels I also got from Sirens, to give it a more business feel. Lastly, it wouldn’t be an outfit by Petite if I didn’t incorporate some accessories!  I found a bunch of random bangles laying in my drawer and just threw everything on to add some details to my fit, along with a super cute clutch purse I stole from my mom’s closet. A summer look wouldn’t be completed without a pair of bomb sunnies,  so I decided to take my cat eye cheetah print frames out of its case.

img_7187.jpgAs for hair details, with the weather being so humid,  I just slicked everything up into a tight knot bun to keep it out of the way, which also gives the fit an overall classier finish.

What’s your favourite summer styles?

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West Indian Style

Happy long weekend Party People! So far, this weekend has been an exciting one for me. I got the opportunity to attend a West Indian weddinIMG_6982g. It was my delight to be able to experience a different culture for a night so of course, I had to embrace their fashion!
For this event, I wore a sari suit which was very interesting for me. There’s so much detail in these suits and great technique to putting it together. I give a round of applause to those who wear saris on a daily basis and style them with ease because it definitely
isn’t as easy as it looks. I truly felt like a princess wearing this sari and received a tremendous amount of compliments.

IMG_6984In order to enjoy the full experience, I got henna art done on my hands as well. Mehndi is a traditional art used for celebrations for Hindus. There are many different types of mehndi art followed by different meanings. It took about 45 minutes to complete this design and roughly about 1-2 hours to dry completely.  Henna tattoIMG_6980os usually last from 1-2 weeks depending on your skin type and body part it is done on.

I was so ecstatic to be a guest at this lovely wedding giving me the opportunity to experience something new, both cultural
and fashion wise. Included in this post, are a few photos of my family and I at the wedding.
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What wedding traditions does your culture do?

 

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Kick off to Spring

Hey Party People! We are now officially getting spring weather in Canada, which means fewer layers! This past week has been another busy one. Thankfully, this weekend’s weather was gorgeous enough to be outdoors!

I like to dedicate my Saturday’s to myself, relax, run errands and/or attend any meetings. Of course, before I start my day I have to pick an OOTD! I wanted to go for something that was both comfortable and warm. I got this super cIMG_6786ozy medium sized hoodie from Ardene’s for only $12! PETITE TIP: If you want to wear a basic outfit, pair it with a statement piece to make it pop! In love with these jeans because of its distressed detail, unique patches and boyfriend fit.  I also got these sneakers that resemble the Puma Creeper from Ardene’s for an unbelievable price of just $15!! (Side Note: I visited Ardene’s a few weeks back and found these, but at that time they were “buy one get one 50% off”, so I decided to leave them behind. Luckily, when I returned two weeks later they were on an even better sale- 30% off! Now that’s what I call A STEAL!) I was so excited with this purchase and couldn’t wait for the weather to clear up to wear them.

New hair colour alert! I’m rocking Platinum Blonde 18”, 16”, 14” and a 12” frontal from Beautymark Bundles dyed in Adore Honey Brown. Check out my previous post Beauty Mark Bundles to learn more about their quality bundles, closures, frontals and more!

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OOTD-Church Chic

Being the person I am -outgoing, upbeat, and filled with positive energy recently I’ve been feeling down and out of character due to a lot of different situations going on in my life. I decided to take some time out of my busy schedule and go to Church in order to reflect, rebuild my hopes and give thanks for all that is going positive right now.

First off I would like to give thanks to the Lord for blessing me with health, strength, and knowledge. I am also thankful for the talents he has blessed me with, thankful he has shined light upon what I enjoy doing which is styling, creating and inspiring others. Thank you to all of you who encourage me daily with kind words and support to keep pushing me to do what I’m good at and enjoy. With that being said, I have another great look to share if you’re looking for an appropriate worship attire!

I started off with a navy blue pullover dress. This dress is rather simple but elegant because of its mock turtleneck and loose cut. It’s also sleeveless which makes it versatile to wear in all seasons. I matched it with a beige trench coat that can be tied either in the back or in the front. Nude heels were an automatic choice followed by this cute little navy/beige side purse I got my hands on from Sirens.

To give my outfit a more sophisticated look I threw on my signature cat eye frame glasses. There you have it my OOTD -Church Style! It’s a really simple look to achieve but will still have you feeling motivated and ready to go give thanks and praise to the Lord.

Today’s take home message:

“Trust God if he says no, you’re still blessed and there is a greater yes.”

This quote spoke volumes to me because I tend to get upset over things I cannot control, change or achieve at the moment but I’m slowly learning how to be patient and have trust in God that there will be greater things to come.

What do you look forward to when you go to church?
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