Pretty little top from Tesco
So, today is Christmas Eve, Eve… Any excuss for a party.
There’s nothing quite like light fluffy melt-in-your-mouth homemade crumpets. They’re much tastier than those rubbery shop bought ones. It’s true, they’ll take you a little longer to make but, trust me, once you’ve made these comforting crumpets, you won’t be toasting anything else. Continue Reading
Is it too early to have chosen my Christmas Day outfit? Continue Reading
It’s that time of year – you know, when you say to yourself ”Really, Boots! On no, not just yet.” Mainly because this choice of footwear seems to seal the door on any hope of an Indian Summer. I love September – OK so it’s my birthday month, and October as I think they’re pretty months. All the leaves changing colour and the low sun seems to give a lovely golden light… sorry, gone all girly. Continue Reading
Ever heard of Balsamik? And before you point fingers, I’ve not misspelled that sweet sticky vinegar all the chefs go on about. Go on – say it again, but this time in a French accent – Bal-sameeq.. there, now have you heard of them ?- Nope! Me neither. Ha!
My co-star in this post is Atticus, the Miniature Schnauzer and belongs to Phoebe, friend, neighbour, my photographer and fellow blogger… isn’t he cute. x
And I’m in no doubt that you’ll love this one and after all, Friday night is curry night. Right?
This is a lovely little find from a recent trip to Manchester’s Trafford Centre
Now, although you’ll always find me in my jeans, I do love a dress. And well Yey! This comfy petite number combines both denim and dress… a great Combo
And today being #Nationalsunglassesday too. – You should go and treat yourselves
Okay, okay, so it’s the height of summer, and here’s me in a bloomin’ rain coat, but at least it’s a bright one, unlike the dreary June weather when these photos were taken. But then again, it’s ideal weather really to show you one of my latest petite purchases.
For petites, obviously, it’s the leg length that’s our first consideration before we can even think about the style or colour of our jeans. Buying a regular length jean and turning them up may not be a great solution, as it changes the whole cut. Often they are pre-faded, to flatter a longer leg, making them less flattering once turned up on we petites, as the pre-worn knees actually fall at our shins!
Ooh! How exciting, my first assignment as a petite fashion blogger, as I’ve just had a phone call from the ladies at etail PR and they’ve invited me to write a post for #ColourMeMarch, about my perfect Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day outfit.
A little change from a petite fashion post
The other night, for the first time, I attended a gin tasting evening – (Although, I might add, it’s not the first time I have had gin!)
Now, I planned to write an informed post about the history of gin and to list of all the amazing botanicals that go into producing the unique flavours of the eight fabulous (some more than others) gins we sampled… Perhaps a little ambitious for a lightweight such as myself…… perhaps I should have only taken sips or used the spittoon thing provided but ya know how it is – so I ended up quite drunk.
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Although it’s partly my fault for not paying too much attention to what I was buying, nonetheless I did not expect it to be so wrong… So I think that this post is a lesson learnt.
I have wondered about adding this feature for a while now and have um’d and ah’d about how I can write a post about bras. I know it’s a petite fashion blog and should cover all things petite, but I’m not going to talk about petite boobs, as size doesn’t matter… I hope anyway!
Okay, Okay so I am a few days- possibly nearer a week – late with this greeting but like you, this time of year seems to be both hectic and laid back all at the same time so best made plans seem to get lost in the festivities.
So, here we are at the start of the New Year and, like you, I have made a number of resolutions.
The first one involves not snacking on sugary snacks which, let’s face it, has to be a good thing. My second resolution is to devote more time to A little va va voom. You see, shortly after launching my petite fashion blog, I managed to land myself a full time office job… Now, obviously, this has been great, only it has meant that I cannot devote enough time to posting my musings on here… So to ensure that I can keep my New Year’s resolution of showing my fellow petite shoppers what I’ve found on the petite rails I had a little chat with my boss and have been lucky enough to reduce my hours. Yeah! Meaning that I have more time to do all the Tweeting, Instagramming (#follow ) and everything else that goes with creating a fantastic petite fashion blog, which I hope you’ll love enough to subscribe to – go on, it’ll only take a minute.
Here’s a quick catch-up on some of my posts from last year.
I don’t know why, but people always seem shocked when I tell them my shoe size ? – I think they think that as petite shopper that my shoe size should be a size 2, or something I have feet not trotters!.. Thankfully I am a size 4, as I think if they were any smaller then I would struggle finding shoes too.
I bought these cream shoes a bit ago from Hobbs. Some of you may have seen a Tweet or two or perhaps noticed them on Instagram, if not then please follow me on Twitter @alittlevavavoom or on Instagram @shirenepickspetite.
Like most of my great finds I tend to stumble across them, just like this sweat shirt. I came across it during a recent late night shopping trip and I have been meaning to upload my review onto A Little Va Va Voom for some time now. Continue Reading
This week I thought I’d try something a little different on my petite blog and chat to you about make-up, something I really struggle with. You see, I don’t really know what to buy, let alone how to apply it. So after a little bit of guidance from the helpful woman at the make-up counter, I have just bought one or two new bits of make-up, in the hope of teaching myself how to put the stuff on. I have started with some foundation.
Click on the image below to read my review on Stila’s Illuminating Liquid Foundation and Stila’s Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Serum.
Whoop Whoop! I have been lucky enough to land myself a new job, this time in an office, so no more working from home in my PJ’s and tea breaks in the garden with neighbours. Even though it’s only a temporary job, I felt that it’s the perfect opportunity to treat myself to a new dress from the Asos petite range. As usual it did not take me long to find a few great petite dresses, but I fell in love with this really cute knitted dress, with a little white ruffle, which makes the dress fun and cheers up an otherwise dark dress. What’s more it was in the sale – a real bargain at £9 plus, as usual the dress was delivered to my door free of charge. Now, you can’t say fairer than that!
Today I visited the M&S petite department, in their founding city, Leeds. I know it’s not their flagship store, but I would have expected more from a large, recently refurbished Marks and Spencer’s petite range. Especially in a major city that once had the grand title of ‘The Knightsbridge of the North’ – Ha!
Firstly ladies, so sorry for the delay in posting this item… It seems my first tentative steps into the world of petite fashion blogging has been hampered by misfortune, as the life of a blogger is so dependent on the reliability of their service provider and PC… But now all fixed phew! So fingers crossed, I will posting on a regular basis.
As I have said in other posts ‘A little va va voom’ is not about styling, it’s about showing you what’s available on the petite rails, both on the high street and on-line. There’s already plenty of bloggers out there doing a perfectly lovely job with the styling advice, so I am giving it a miss. Plus I am not that great at it myself, so I too will be taking from #styleblogging world.
Wow! It arrived as promised, very pleased with the service from everything for five pounds. I was kept in the loop every step of the way I placed my order and received several reassuring emails explaining just where my order was. You know!
Dear A little va va voom, your order has been picked
Dear A little va va voom, your order has been dispatched
Dear A little va va voom, your order should be with by Saturday 2nd August
Yahoo Saturday and postie brought me a parcel.