Petite Fashion Challenge #14: Holiday Emergency

Petite Fashion Challenge #14 is: Holiday Emergency – Style your travel outfit into a special evening look using whatever you carry in your purse and anything else immediately at hand, hosted by Couture Coco.

If I check in luggage, I either pack a carry-on with two changes of clothing plus emergency underwear and cosmetics, just in case the luggage goes missing.  I will always, always have emergency carry-on clothes if I’m going to another continent – especially if I land later in the afternoon or in the evening.  Generally, I include something dressy (or dressy-ish) so that I’ll have something to wear.  So for this challenge, I’m going to post pictures for two scenarios.  The first is as above, using whatever I have in my carry-on:

Skirt: Aime, size XS (old)
T-shirt: Ann Taylor Loft, XXSP (old)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik d’Orsays, size 5
Bag: 442 McAdam

Scenario Two: No carry-on luggage, meaning that I have to wear whatever I flew in.  If I’m flying shorter distances (five hours or less), especially within Canada and the US, I won’t change into yoga pants.  Most likely, I will fly in semi-dressy pants that would pass as appropriate clothing for a decent restaurant.  This means that all I really need to do is throw on a cardigan and some lipstick and am good to go.

Camisole: Smartset, XS
Cardigan: J.Crew Jackie cardigan, XXS
Pants: Theory, size 00
Shoes: Barclay, size 22.5 (size 4 1/2)

Bag: 442 McAdam

In both cases, the 442 McAdam bag would have been used as a wallet and carried inside a tote or laptop bag that I would have taken on the plane with me.

For more Holiday Emergency posts, don’t forget to visit  Couture Coco for all Petite Fashion Challenge #14 participants!

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About Cynthia Cheng Mintz


Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.

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Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.