White, Blue & Tangerine

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After a rainy couple of days, I’m finally able to step outside and take some photos!

Holy moly, my purchases last week have me so excited, I literally have a notebook page filled with outfit idea scribblings. Although the tags are still attached on the white jeans, after seeing these photos, I’m leaning towards “keep”. I was waiting to make the final decision after seeing photos, and it looks like they may have passed the test.

As one of the great mysteries of life and fashion, my experience with white jeans has always been that they run quite a bit bigger than their darker wash counterparts (anyone know why?). For this reason, I’ve never owned a pair of white jeans. With the recent trend towards skin-tight jeggings that fit me normally, this looked like my opportunity to score a pair. After missing out on the Old Navy Rock Star white jeggings that a few other petites had luck with, I went on a mad white jegging ordering spree. 7 For All Mankind, Rich & Skinny, AG Adriano Goldschmied, and J.Brand all made their way to the returns pile. Then these BlankNYC “spray on jeggings” arrived last week and I think I’ve found a winner.

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Semi-scandalously tight on the model, these fit snug on me in the thigh, even with a bit of pull-lines just under the tush. I expect these to stretch out with wear and become less noticeable. The back of the knee is a little loose, but fitted against my calf. Faux front pockets keep the front looking clean (no pocket linings peeking through). These photos were my first opportunity to assess the white denim see-through factor, which doesn’t seem to be an issue (I’m wearing nude undies). Decently priced at $88, I got these on further discount using Banana Republic Rewards on Piperlime.

The sweater is a recent purchase from Banana Republic. Sadly, this sweater isn’t available in petites online, but I saw them in petites in my local BR stores. This means size xxsp isn’t available (since it’s not sold in stores), but I found a size xsp to work in a roomy, slouchy kind of way. The mix of khaki, cream, and tangerine tango is spot on for spring and summer, but also comes in a few other colorways, including solids. Rows of buttons at the shoulder are a cute nautical detail.

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This blazer is the navy version of the striped H&M blazer I featured before. The sizing has been all over the place, but I think I finally found one that fits small enough for my frame. I ended up buying, comparing and returning four of these blazers in an effort to find a good fit. A little crazy? Perhaps.

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PS…when I described this color as Tangerine Tango to the boyfriend, he came up with this video from yesteryear (aka, the 90’s). Anyone else remember this song? =)

Outfit details - H&M blazer (post), size 2 :: Banana Republic sweater, size xsp :: BlankNYC jeans, (also at Piperlime & Shopbop), size 24 :: Christian Louboutin shoes, size 35 :: J.Crew handbag :: BCBGMAXAZRIA necklace :: Daisy Knights ring :: Timex watch :: Bracelets – Pearls, vintage gold link, Alex & Ani (also at Nordstrom) (c/o) (post)

Readers: What do you think? Are these white jeans keepers?

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