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Fit Review Friday – J.Crew Fall Arrivals in Size Petite 000 & XXXS

For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some new fall arrivals from J.Crew in petite sizes 000 & xxx-small. As per usual, you can find my measurements for comparison here. Apologies for the grainy photos today, I couldn’t take photos until the very end of the day and natural light was scarce. J.Crew Campbell Blazer in Wool Flannel – Black  // Size Petite 000 $198 As J.Crew seems to be phasing out the Schoolboy Blazer (although I’m…

You Had Me At J.Crew – Petite Size Wool Skirt

Cardigan: Abercrombie & Fitch cashmere cardigan, size XS Shirt: LOFT corsage button down, size P00 Skirt: J.Crew wool bell skirt, size 00 Shoes: Cole Haan Eve, size 5 Belt: Vintage Those of you subscribed to my newsletter got a sneak peak at this already… =) Let me start by saying, I love J.Crew. I love the styles, I love the fabrics, I love the colors…if I could, I would dress in J.Crew every day. However, J.Crew does not love me. Rather,…

J.Crew Gingham – Boy’s vs. Women’s Petite

Boy’s (left) vs. Women’s Petite (right) Gingham is the prepster’s new wardrobe staple, and I’ve been searching for decent fitting shirts in the check pattern since summer. It’s been like a several months long Goldilocks storybook, too big, too long, sleeve cuffs too wide, checks too small, checks too big, fabric too flimsy…the list goes on and on. I figured I’d post this in case anyone else was on a similar journey, and looking for an…

Fit Review Friday – J.Crew Denim Jackets in Size Petite XXXS (& Comparison to AEO Version)

For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some examples of a new size at J.Crew…size petite xxx-small. As per usual, you can find my measurements for comparison here. J.Crew Denim Jacket in Calyer Wash // Size Petite xxxs $138 Last year, J.Crew introduced a new size xxx-small to their regular sizing lineup, and this season they’ve begun rolling out it’s petite counterpart, size petite xxx-small. Whether you call it vanity sizing or not (there…

In Memoriam: Saks Fifth Avenue Petite Department

Here we go again… Some of you may remember the drama surrounding Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s decision to slash the size of, or close entirely, their petite departments back in 2006. This article from the New York Times summed the situation up quite nicely.  High end department stores did not see brisk sales in their petite departments due to what most petite women will tell you is the main problem with petite

Petite Cashmere Smack Down – J.Crew vs. Ann Taylor

Place your bets ladies…it’s gonna be an exciting match! *Ding Ding Ding* Our first contender hails from the preppy offerings of J.Crew. Boasting a bright golden yellow hue, and sizing in at xxs… it’s J.Crew Cashmere Crewneck Cardigan! Our second contender comes from the work separates heaven known as Ann Taylor. With it’s pretty horn colored buttons and sizing in at pxxs…it’s Ann Taylor Petite Cashmere Cardigan! All right ladies…let’s keep it…

Fit Review Friday – J.Crew Pants in Size Petite 000

Happy Friday!! For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some new petite pants from J.Crew in that new size petite 000 that has piqued my interest so much lately. As per usual, you can find my measurements for comparison here. On to the reviews… J.Crew Petite Ryder Pant – Weathered Spruce // Size Petite 000 First up is the Ryder Pant in size petite 000. I choose this pant to try because I like the trouser styling, including side pockets, and…

Petite Fashion Blog Blogroll

Some of my favorite reads. Each petite fashion blog is listed with height, general size and international information included when available. * Denotes the blogger is an extra small petite (similar to my sizing).* Denotes the blogger is curvy or full-figured. Note: I will delete blogs if they are inactive for 1 year or more. Nothing personal… Petite Style Favorites: Citizens Runway // 5’0″ * Crystalin Marie // 5’0″ * Extra Petite  //  5’0″ *…

Petite Fit Guide: Improper Fit of Regular Size Jeans on a Petite Woman

Recently, I was hanging out with two other fellow petite ladies (they are about 5’2″-5’3″), who routinely shop for regular sized clothing. They dress fantastically, however, when I pointed out to them how my regular size jeans (that I hemmed to wear with heels) are improperly proportioned for my petite size, they both looked at their own jeans and were surprised to find the same thing happening to themselves! I’m very guilty of this improper…

Fit Review Friday – J.Crew Petite Swing Trench & Sale Sweaters

I had a bunch of stuff arrive in the mail recently, and while they aren’t all keepers, I thought some of you might like to see what they look like & how they fit. For reference purposes, my measurements can be found here, along with general sizing tips. I’ll start off with some recent sale finds and a new arrival from J.Crew: Mohair Fuzzy-Stripe Sweater – Size XXXS On sale for $69.99 + 30% off with code TIMETOSHOP This sweater is so cute!…

J.Crew Petite Coats – Lady Day and Stadium Cloth Peacoat

Lady Day Coat, size P0: Coat – J.Crew Lady Day, size p0 Top – H&M, size xs Skirt – J.Crew Wool Bell Skirt, size 00 Tights – Nordstrom B.P. Frenchi, size s/m Shoes – Cole Haan Carma grey suede pumps, size 5 (similar)Adorable puppy – Clinton the Pomeranian, 5 months old If this outfit looks familiar, it’s because I took all my J.Crew photos on the same day, with the same boring outfit underneath. =P When this coat was highlighted on Extra…

Petite Fashion Challenge #3 – The Look For Less

Wow, this Petite Fashion Challenge was hard! Hosted by the wonderful blog Petite Little Girl, this month’s challenge was “The Look For Less”. We had to pick a celeb style icon, and recreate one of her looks “for less”. So, here we go… My celeb style icon is not a huge celebrity, but she is kinda a celebrity in the fashion world. Her name is Miroslava Duma, and she is a petite powerhouse in the Russian fashion scene. A former editor for Russian…