Petite Fashion Challenge #9: Dressing for a Heat Wave

This is my first Petite Fashion Challenge posting on WordPress (yay!).  This month’s challenge, hosted by Elle of Fast Food & Fast Fashion, is called “Heat Wave Appropriate” – creating an outfit that would work both outside in the heat and inside to deal with the blasting AC .  This is a very timely PFC, since much of North America has been experiencing a major heat wave.  For me, cardigans are the thing.  I pretty much have one with me all the time.  Unless I’m only wearing a cami underneath, I can take it off in the heat and put it on when I’m inside.  While I normally wear them the “regular way,” for this Petite Fashion Challenge, I decided to do wear it more like a cape.

Without the cardigan:

With the cardigan:

Dress: J.Crew, size 0P (Summer 2010)
Cardigan: J.Crew, XS (Summer 2010) – it’s actually a little bit big
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, size 5

Bag: Kate Spade (circa 2008-2009)
Sunglasses: Fendi

I know, I almost never wear my hair down, except for haircut posts – just felt like doing something different.  Anyway, I’d like to thank Elle for hosting this.  Looking forward to the next one!

About CynthiaC

Cynthia Cheng Mintz, founder of Shorty Stories, also runs the online-only lifestyle magazine, DelectablyChic!

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  • Anonymous

    Love the vibrant color of the dress! Way to rock the summer colors! =)

  • You can never go wrong with bright summer colours. Great job!

  • What a pretty dress Cynthia, I like seeing you in bright colours.  The cardigan thrown over your shoulders is so Jackie O 🙂

  • I love the fit of this dress on you – it’s like it was made for you. Throwing on a sparkly cardigan is so summer appropriate for a cold office – too bad all I can wear is a white coat over my outfits.

  • Olyvia Do

    that dress looks perfect for summer and work! I love the new updated site and better quality pictures!   


    That color is fabulous on you!!

  • I love the color of the dress- super cute!!

  • The dress is sooo vibrant, the color looks amazing on you!

    And I love your new layout and BIG PICTURES! 

  • Anonymous

    That’s a lovely color; I also like the shape of the dress…and huzzah to day time sparkle!

  • A Cleaner Closet

    Beautiful color!

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