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Last week the sun finally peeped out long enough for me to ditch my pants and tights and wear a dress with sandals! I had a special occasion at the office that I needed to dress up for (someone came to shoot an exciting piece that I’ll be a part of in the upcoming weeks) and found it to be the perfect chance to wear this drop waist peplum dress that I am head over heels for. It was an ASOS petite find and is a beautiful crepe-y material that is one of my favorite textures because it looks timeless and put together but takes no effort at all.

It was so nice to be back in Chicago this weekend and start catching up again. We had our first ever soiree at our apartment since I moved in and it was a blast! We had quite the turnout and it was nice to see familiar faces and meet new ones. We made a really great “spring punch” that we’ll definitely be having again and my favorite greek yogurt jalapeño dip! Fresh flowers are making our apartment feel extra ready for April this week.

I’ve really been trying to find more skirts and dresses for this Spring/Summer that will last me into future seasons. In a first pass of Spring cleaning I found that I am getting rid of most of my previous clothes. I’m still learning how to walk the line between adventurous and trendy vs. timeless and classic… it’s a work in progress! I just get so excited about new things and want to try them. I’ll definitely be searching for more options like this that you can wear to work, for special occasions or for dinners out and about. I came across an ivory version and one with an open back that I’ve added to my wish list. I’m making an effort to add in lighter tones with my budget this month! What are you looking forward to shopping for this Spring?


ASOS Petite drop waist peplum dress  (more options)  •  Proenza Schouler snakeskin heels  (sale find, similar snakeskin heels here and here)  •  Bauble Bar necklace (sold out, newer similar version)  •  Bag (gifted)  •  Ariella stackable rings, Bauble Bar midi band trio rings

Photos by Mary Graves
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  • Reply Emilia

    Hi Christine,

    So happy to have stumbled upon this blog. I’m 5’2″ also – fellow petite friend! Love your style!

    April 15, 2014 at 3:39 am
  • Reply Donna

    Hi Christine! That dress is perfect. I’ve been on the hunt for a drop waist dress for the summer. I’m loving your heels as well. Gorgeous!

    P.S. Just checked out your office tour on Refinery 29. I’m sooo jealous! haha


    April 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply Donna

    I absolutely love this dress! I’ve been on the hunt for a drop waist dress for summer and this one looks perfect. P.S. The heels are soooo pretty. I just checked out your office tour on Refinery29 and I’m soooo jealous you get to go their every day! Lucky girl.:)



    April 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Jen K of

    Stumbled onto your blog today–love your blog name!! I’m 5 feet 2 as well. I never dreamed I could wear a drop waist dress since I’m short but it looks so chic on you. I’ll have to check out this dress once I can shop again. :)


    March 25, 2014 at 10:11 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Jen! I am excited to check yours out too :). You can definitely pull it off.. if you end up getting one I would love to see you style it!

      March 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Meghan

    This dress is so cute! And love it paired with those heels!

    March 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Meghan! Your latest look is too cute :)

      March 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Jill Badlotto

    LOVE this dress! Thinking I need to pick it up.

    March 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Jill it would look so great on you.. do it do it!

      March 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Joules

    I’m really loving those statement heels!

    Style by Joules

    March 25, 2014 at 10:09 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Joules! They were a sale find strolling through Nordstrom one day and I have never been so happy to have dropped in that day!

      March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Katharine

    I love this Spring/Summer look! I can’t wait until we can wear skirts without freezing.

    March 25, 2014 at 9:37 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Katharine! I know, 90 official days until summer… ahhh! Can’t wait!

      March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Debbie

    That dress was made for you! And I love the sandals! Isn’t it great to be able to ditch the tights?!

    March 25, 2014 at 4:54 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Debbie! The dress is definitely one of my new favorite purchases.. no hemming required too because it was petite! :)

      March 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

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