About this blog:
TheHautePetite.com is all about finding and featuring stylish clothes that flatter a petite frame – from casual, to professional, and even dressy. Generally, the fashion industry considers women who are shorter than 5’4” to be petite. But under that basic definition, we petites come in all shapes and proportions. By showcasing favorite pieces from my closet and detailing my shopping experiences, I hope sharing my personal petite style will inspire you to find outfits that work best for you.
I’m Teresa, a native southern California girl, but currently based in Tucson. I anchor the evening news for a local TV station — the CBS and FOX channels in southern Arizona. It’s always fun to meet people in public and see how surprised they are to learn how short I am in person. Thank goodness for camera tricks that make me look taller on TV!
Since journalism is often so serious, this blog provides an outlet for me to indulge my creative, lighter side – and my interest in all things fashion. When I was a little girl, I loved playing dress-up with my dolls. As I grew up, I could never put down a fashion magazine. And these days, I never get tired of browsing and shopping.
Of course, with the challenge of being petite, I’m always on the quest for stylish clothes that fit well. I thought: why not channel these efforts into a new venture in fashion blogging? This is my first blog, so thanks for bearing with me as I learn my way. Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll visit often.
About my style:
I gravitate toward a classic, feminine, polished look. I love simple elegance, but I also like the occasional unexpected fashion detail. When it comes to accessorizing, I think less is more, but I’m always experimenting with that. I adore soft pink, creamy white, muted gold, and sparkly bling! By no means do I consider myself a fashion expert – just an “expert” on knowing what I love to wear!
About my size:
Because this blog is all about finding the best fit, I try to be accurate about how various brands and sizes fit on my body, and whether any alterations are reflected in the outfits I share. For sizing reference, I’m just under 5 feet tall and weigh about 90 pounds. My measurements are 32-24-32. My shoe size is 5 to 5.5, and my leg inseam is 25”. I usually wear high heels, making my ideal inseam about 28”.
I’d love to hear your petite fashion story, experiences, and feedback. Please chime in and comment on my posts any time!