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Brand that Sometimes Runs Small: Banana Republic Petites

…really a big deal. My favorite cut was the Ryan, since it was a little slimmer and sat lower on the waist (I’m short-waisted, so lower waists on pants are more flattering), however, I haven’t seen the Ryan cut in a while, and think BR is phasing it out. So sad! I really hate the wide leg trouser look this fall/winter, as my little legs get lost in all that fabric! Oh well, maybe fitted trousers will come back in soon. If need be, a tailor can sli…

LA Sample Sales: Paige and Frankie B.

…Broadway, Suite 500, Downtown Too bad Paige is only going on during work hours today…I wonder if i can make it Downtown on my lunch break…hhmmmm… Sample sale information courtesy of la.racked.com…

Review – Short Story Petite Clothing Subscription Box

…er my ankle lengths a tad shorter than this, so I’d end up getting these hemmed if I were to keep. Items: Texture & Thread Front Knot Jacquard Top – non-petite size XXS Porto Striped Ponte Pants – petite size 0P Here we have the single item sent to me not in a petite size. As soon as I tried on this top, I could immediately feel the difference in fit. The sleeve and length could both stand to be a tad shorter, but let’s be real…I wear way more ove…

Online Shoe Repair – Cobbler Concierge Review

…photos of your shoes either by text or contact form, and get a repair recommendation. Since my shoes needed a little more help than just the usual sole or heel replacement, I found this feature reassuring and convenient. This feature could also be used as a second opinion if your local cobbler gives you a strange recommendation about a repair. Why Would You Use It? If you live in a big city, chances are you have access to some pretty spectacular…

Petite Haute Couture Fashion House Carven Gets a Modern Makeover

…to be ourselves. I’d found an opening where there was no competition and a moment when Paris was overflowing with happiness. (source) Madame Carven designed for her fashion house until 1993, at the age of 84. Her label fell into obscurity, and now, not many women are have heard of the once famous brand. A new designer has been tapped to revive the brand in recent years, and Carven is starting to make headlines again. The youthful spirit of the ori…

Fit Review Friday – Mango Drapey Trench vs. Banana Republic Petite

…etite drapey trench, I tried my luck with this pretty soft grey version from Mango. Since draped trenches are meant to have that slightly oversized, relaxed fit, I hoped I’d be able to it pull off. The good news…the color is really pretty and I would love to add something in this soft grey to my wardrobe. The bad news…the sizing is just too oversized on my frame and I felt like I was wearing a shapeless robe. Other issues: the lapels on this coat…

Perfect Petite Trench Coat – Fit Review Friday

…y first time trying a J.Crew trench coat and I’m really impressed. I’d recommend this for anyone looking for a classic wardrobe workhorse of a trench, but doesn’t want to pay for Burberry. Like I mentioned above, if I didn’t already have a similar trench, I would have kept this one for sure! Because it’s running small, think about how much you’d layer under it when determining a size. This fit would work great for mellow California falls and winte…

In Memoriam: Saks Fifth Avenue Petite Department

…ir 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 clothing…it’s frumpy and ugly! The reasoning for the department cuts was this: Executives at the three department stores said the decision was based on the poor sales of petite sizes, w…

Fit Review Friday – Banana Republic Summer Items

For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some new petite summer arrivals from Banana Republic. As per usual, you can find my measurements for comparison here. Banana Republic Drapey Trench // Size petite xxs $198 First up, this great trench! This is an oversized fit in a soft, drapey fabric that makes for an effortless and light-weight topper. The fabric is 100% lyocell, and resembles a twill fabric, kind of like a pair of chinos…except softer a…

The Limited Petites

…pecial details, namely pockets and belt loops (because who doesn’t hate shimmying their belts back in place all day?). And I chose the shirt because a girl can never have too many good white dress shirts. I could have used one size smaller for the skirt, since left unbelted, it sat a little lower on my waist than I’d like, but cinching it with a belt allows it to be adjusted for a better fit. The dress shirt is crisp and substantial in fabric, so…

Petite Fashion Blog Blogroll

…Style-ish // 5’2″ KTRstyle // 5’0″ * La Belle Mel Mix and Match Fashion NomNomBlingBling Petite Career Girl (now Curves, Curls & Careers) Petite Silver Vixen // 5’1″ // 40+ Petite Style Studio // 5’1″ Phiphi’s Blog // 5’3″ Pretty Shiny Sparkly // 5’2″ Retro Flame // 5’4″ Scorching Style // 5’0″ * Shen Dove Style Stylepint // 5’1″ Sydney’s Fashion Diary // 5’2″ the(chloe)conspiracy // 5’2″ The Petite Pear Project // 5’2″ * The Petite Principle //…