Petite Version of this Post

I recently fell in love with this Stella & Dot City Slim Clutch in the black and cream clean stripe. Once I received these red hot pants, I realized I was more than ready for the Fourth of July long weekend.Sloan Skinny Ankle Pants_Berniedette of Petite and Toned

And I can’t forget about my love for polka dots! I think my clutch with an old polka dot skort look great together. See more below!

I did sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist. (My personal website is here.)I just love their product, and most importantly, their business model which allows women to start their own businesses and basically launch a full-time career for themselves. I personally do it for fun and I think it’s a great excuse to bring girlfriends together who are too busy being the CEO’s of their own lives. Honestly, I might be my own best customer, so we’ll see how long I decide to keep this up.

Full Post – Look 1

As many of you have seen on my fitness posts in Instagram, I am not afraid of color.

However, I never thought I would get bright red pants until I saw these Sloan-Fit Skinny Ankle Pants from Banana Republic. I believe this color is called “Fiesta” and is on-trend for Spring/Summer 2016.

As of this Fourth of July weekend, certain colors, including this Red Glow, are marked down by at least 50% off! So I had to share, obvi!

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Photo Credit: Rey Marquez Photo (Instagram: @rmcapture)

The inseam for the petite sized pants is 26″. But during spring and summer, I like to show off my ankles. Hence, I folded up my pants by the size of the hem as a quick and easy fix. Luxe members get free alterations, so I plan to drop these off at the store since I like this shorter length.

Put your big girl pants on! ~Berniedette Petite And Toned wearing her big girl pants
Quick and easy “hem” for now until I take these back to the Banana Republic store. Alterations are free for Luxe members!

I absolutely love stripes for the summer! Hence why we have Look 2 below!


Full Post – Look 2

This is actually an old look, but a favorite. Instead of stars and stripes, I have dots and stripes! Red White And Blue_Stella Dot City Clutch Purse_Berniedette of Petite And Toned

 

Note that I love dresses, but sometimes, wearing a fitted top along with a skirt (or skort in this case) is better suited for someone of my athletic build and petite stature. I actually love the Essential Tank by Banana Republic. Not only is the fit great, but I like the stretch and recovery.

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Hope you all have a great and safe Fourth of July! xoxo, Bern