Petite Weekend Guide – 1/14/11

InStyle Magazine
Check out the petite community getting some love from InStyle Magazine!

If you didn’t read already, Alterations Needed and Extra Petite got a mention in the February issue of InStyle Magazine, on news stands now! I’m really excited that the petite community is getting some recognition from such a large, national publication.

If you’re visiting Alterations Needed for the first time from InStyle Magazine…welcome! Be sure to check out the petite clothing resources, the petite community in the Alterations Needed Forum, and of course, the blogroll full of more petite fashion and style blogs!

Shop:

Ann Taylor40% off your entire purchase with code ENTIRE40 and free shipping on $150+. I like the fitted shape of this jacket, and how they paired it with the stripped top for a nautical look. Where’s my yacht?

Banana Republic 25% off full-priced merchandise with a BR/Gap card and code BRRENEW25. Or, get 15% off $75+, 20% off $100+, and 25% off $125+ with code SAVEBIG.

J.Crew Extra 30% now 40% off final sale items and free shipping on $150+ with code MUSTHAVE. Be careful, it’s final sale, but the chiffon placket cardigan is marked down to $18 after discount and these cashmere cardigans are sold out in sale colors in size xx-small, but available in other sizes for $48 or $60 depending on the color.

LOFT 40% off your entire purchase with code ENTIRE and free shipping on $125+.

Cinderella of Boston Free shipping for US orders through 1/23/11 ($20 flat rate to Canada), and winter sale.

Community:

So many new members! Welcome!

The petite wedding dresses thread has some new additions.

Reviews of brands’ petite lines.

Petite and curvy?

Read:

Vicky shows us how she shrank her J.Crew Cashmere cardigan. After seeing this, I’m going to take this advice, keep the gold J.Crew cardigan, and attempt to shrink it! Wish me luck!

Jean at ExtraPetite.com is also wearing the H&M striped jacket!

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21 Comments

  • R.L. says:

    Congrats on the magazine mention! I'm definitely going to pick up this issue for the weekend. And by the way, J. Crew is now up to 40% sale items! I don't know how I'm going to resist this time around (although a lot of things are final sale)…

  • Petite Mom says:

    So exciting!! Congratulations! I haven't had a chance to read InStyle yet so now it's going to the top of my magazine pile.

  • kileen says:

    a HUGE congrats on the InStyle feature! i was so happy to see you and Jean featured in the latest issue. what a big accomplishment! the petite blogging community is finally noticed!

    and best of luck shrinking your J.Crew cardi. can't wait to see your results!

    cute and little

  • Kay says:

    Congrats! I recently received a subscription to InStyle as a gift, and I'm really looking forward to seeing this article when the Feb issue comes in the mail.

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats on the article.

    RE sweater shrinking, just be careful not to felt it. Or over shrink. Also, washing it in warm and laying flat to dry will let you shape the sweater (aka block it http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html)

  • A.Li says:

    Congrats! Thank you for writing this blog.

  • Cee says:

    Congratulations, Kelly! Like I told Jean, you are so deserving. Have a nice weekend!

  • Alterations Needed says:

    Thank you ladies! Everyone has been so great and supportive! I love our little petite community. =D

    @R.L. – Oh man…40% off…now I'm tempted to pick up a few more things…must…resist!

    @Anonymous – Thanks for the shrinking tip and article! I want to be EXTRA careful with this sweater!

  • Tara says:

    Just wanted to say congrats again! It is so great that we petites are finally being recognized. Thank you for promoting the cause :)

    MixandMatchFashion

  • Callandra says:

    Congratulations…that's so awesome! I am one grateful petite for sure!!

  • Michelle says:

    Congrats again to you and Jean! I was at the in-laws tonight, and tore that page out of InStyle…with permission. :)

  • daisy351 says:

    Congrats to you girls! You have definitely made me so much more aware of how things fit and how to dress my body type. You've done a lot for the petite community!

  • Miss. Studios says:

    Huge Congrats!!! I think you guys deserve a mention. I will check them out for sure!

  • Christina says:

    Congrats! A recognition in a printed magazine is not an easy feat!!!

    As the petite community grows, hopefully vanity sizing will wane. In the past, there wasn't such an issue with needing a separate "petite" line. The stores that I shopped at in high school weren't "kids" lines. I never had to hem my jeans that I bought from F21, Macy's, or Nordstrom's. Nowadays, it's nearly impossible to find jeans that fit length and width-wise, unless you're wearing them with sky-high heels.

  • Anonymous says:

    I was actually in the hair salon when I saw this article featuring your blog. I was so happy! Because I'm only 4'11 and have a hard time finding things that fit my body properly. I'll hooked now. You have an incredible sense of style albeit expensive, but very classy and stylish.

  • Alterations Needed says:

    @Anonymous – Welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog & the kind words! =)

  • Julie says:

    I am a reader of INSTYLE and noticed your blog mentioned. Congrats! Love your blog! I am a fellow blogger and petite lady! I look forward to reading your blog and will mention your blog on mine!

  • Vix says:

    Congrats on the much-deserved InStyle publicity!

  • Anonymous says:

    I was actually in the hair salon when I saw this article featuring your blog. I was so happy! Because I'm only 4'11 and have a hard time finding things that fit my body properly. I'll hooked now. You have an incredible sense of style albeit expensive, but very classy and stylish.

  • Miss. Studios says:

    Huge Congrats!!! I think you guys deserve a mention. I will check them out for sure!

  • daisy351 says:

    Congrats to you girls! You have definitely made me so much more aware of how things fit and how to dress my body type. You've done a lot for the petite community!

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