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Adventures in Alterations: Taking in the Sides of a Shirt

Remember the Banana Republic petite size xxs top that needed the sides to be taken in? I got it back from my tailor! Here it is before alterations: Untied Tied The shirt was cut a bit generously, and even though there is a tie in back to pull in the waist, there was so much extra fabric that it bunched too much when tied. After alterations: Tied Cost of Alteration: $18 Taking the sides in removed the excess fabric that was bunching around my shou…

Altered Pearl Bracelets

…little reminder that not only clothing, but accessories can be altered for petite frames as well. My favorite sterling silver ball bracelet was shortened by me a few years ago, but I recently discovered it’s too-big-for-me sister in my jewelry box. Nevermind…just took a closer look and it’s a box chain underneath, and can’t be shortened without the ability to weld sterling silver back together. Darn! Does anyone do their own bead/pearl restringing…

No Show Socks For Ankle Booties

…be great for wearing with sneakers. Win, win! Back when I discovered these petite-friendly Rag & Bone Margot booties (which have treated me so well, I’ve bought them in two colors), I asked readers for their favorite no show socks and decided to try quite a few of them out. This post outlines the socks for ankle booties I personally found best, and still wear on constant rotation. Important bits: I wear a women’s US size 4.5 – 5 shoe, so the no sh…

Favorite Jeans

…een really versatile and the fading is flattering to the figure. If you’re petite and like Rag & Bone jeans, you should really check these out! This wash is called Steele, and there is another wash in this same fit called Soft Harrow. I took my usual Rag & Bone size in these (23). If you’re not in the market for denim, might I suggest a pair of narrow framed sunglasses (perfect for smaller faces) or a classic cross-body bag from one of my favorite…

Contrast Lace – Nordstrom Petites

…op was a quick addition to my shopping cart. And hooray(!) for Nordstrom’s petites, because you can’t beat the feel of well-fitting armholes and proportions on a garment. In fact, this is my second good find from the Nordstrom petite’s department since fall hit stores…with those Halogen leather shorts I picked up during the Anniversary sale being the first (and on heavy rotation). Just unearthing little treasures left and right. ;) I hope my next…

Peek-a-Boo Leather (and Ann Taylor Fall Arrivals)

…lightly, which is my favorite part. And of course, all these items come in petite. =) Also…how cool is this patent leather tortoise clutch? The attached chain is long enough to wear crossbody, in yet another way to take something from dressy to casual. How cute would it look crossbody with an oversized stripe shirt and slouchy denim on the weekend? Thank you to Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post (and letting me play with new fall arrivals)! — Out…

Slouchy Leather Shorts

…Just popping in with another look at the Halogen leather shorts I’m currently in love with. Hope you’re having a great week! =) — Details — Vest BCBGMAXAZRIA (old) (similar & in petite) Shirt Club Monaco (similar) Shorts Halogen Heels Kate Spade (also here) Handbag Chanel Sunglasses Oliver Peoples Watch Michael Kors (on sale!) Necklaces vintage & Downtown LA Rings Catbird, vintage & Downtown LA — Altered — nothing ;) — More Options —…

Find For A Friday: White House | Black Market

…Lookie at what I found while perusing White House | Black Market. This sweater jacket is super cute…super cropped…and shrunkenly fitted. You know what that means! It has major potential to fit a tiny petite really well! Not to mention it’s very Chanel-esqe. Look for size 00. White House | Black Market Carnival Jacket…

Free Shipping Code: Banana Republic

…Banana Republic has a free shipping promotion going on right now. This is a great opportunity to pick up a bunch of stuff in size Petite XXS, and then return anything you don’t want to the store for free! I love free shipping codes! Free Shipping on $75 or more Code: SHIPBR75 Good From: August 24th, 2009 – August 30th, 2009 Go to the Banana Republic website here:…

Naturally Unnatural – Do You Distress Your Distressed Denim?

…ed denim for the perfect distress? Or is naturally unnatural the way to go? PS…Amazon has this watch on pretty good discount right now. ;) — Outfit Details — Blazer Theory outlet (old) (similar & similar) Shirt Zara (another cool lace detail tee & in petite) Jeans Rag & Bone thanks to Shopbop Belt Sid Mashburn Shoes Kate Spade Handbag Sophie Hulme (same size) Watch Michael Kors (on sale!) Bracelet vintage Necklaces vintage and Stella & Dot (gifted…

A Bit Overwhelmed

…lmed by clothing. I tried on this dress the other day by Calvin Klein in 2 petite (the smallest Calvin Klein has available in petites), and it was so bad, I laughed out loud, and wanted to share. It was a wrap dress, so I thought it might work, and I liked the ruffle detail down the front. But when I tried it on, there were a lot of things that just do not work for my small frame. The picture doesn’t completely capture the awfulness…so just trust…

Presenting The Alterations Needed Forum!

…mers and constant updates were a huge problem), and fortunately, many more petite-centric communities, bloggers and resources started to become available, so the AN Forum wasn’t as necessary as it was when we started. Thank you again, and happy shopping! =) – Kelly Hands down, the best thing about writing this blog has been the community of readers that have grown around and supported it. When I first started this little blog, my only hope was tha…