Grey Denim for Petites

Grey Denim for Petites

Bonjour! It’s been such a crazy week! Ice Ice and now snow!  I finally have some time to share some of my latest favorite finds.

I had been on the lookout for a great pair of petite-friendly grey jeans for awhile now. I finally bought two pairs recently–one from Banana Republic and the other from Forever 21.

I bought the grey  skinny jeans from Forever 21 because they were only $8. So why not! They are not petite-sized, however they are not super long either. The jeans were just a little long, but I can tuck them in slightly without it being noticeable. I am 4’11 and the amount I had to tuck in wasn’t much but they certainly didn’t look like the model in the photo above without tucking in. However, if you are taller than I, then they might be a better fit for you as far as length goes.

I can’t seem to stop wearing my gray skinny jeans in premium denim from Banana Republic. They look much nicer than the Forever 21 ones and are super comfy. Depending on how petite you are, the petite-sized BR gray jeans might bunch a bit as seen on the model in the photo above. Of course it depends on how you like to wear them or with what shoes you wear them with. I am 4’11, so mine bunched up just a teensy bit. I just tucked them in and they looked perfect. I have been wearing mine more casual with flats.

Grey skinny jeans are currently my go-to jeans since they go great with everything! I can dress them up with black heels or wear them casual with any color top & flats, or with sneakers.

Stay safe & warm out there!

 

XOXO

Petite-friendly Jeans

Petite jeans

Petites, it looks like more and more retailers are starting to carry petite-friendly jeans in-store. This week, I have been on the search for jeans to update my wardrobe….and what do you know I found some at stores that I hadn’t tried before.

I knew Target & Gap both had petite-friendly clothing on-line, but I hadn’t seen or tried their “short” sizes at their stores. I stopped by Gap earlier this week since they were having their up to 75% off sale. I didn’t find anything on sale, but I thought I would check out their jeans. Last time I had been inside a Gap, must have been several months back and I didn’t see any petite-friendly jeans that time. However, this time, I noticed they had “short” sizes. So I grabbed a pair and tried them on…and they actually fit pretty nicely. They weren’t on sale, but since it’s so hard to find jeans that fit, I went ahead and bought a pair ($70).

Then just today, as I was at Target getting some stuff I needed….you know I had to check out their clothes. I noticed their sales signs, Buy 1 Get One 1/2 OFF Women’s Jeans. And again, I was pleasantly surprised that they carry “short” sizes in the Mossimo & Denizen jean brands. I grabbed a few styles and tried them on. I am not a big fan of bootcut jeans since even at a “short” size they tend to be a bit longer than I want them. I did find a pair of Denizen modern bootcut jeans that weren’t too long, but I would definitively have to wear heels with them. I ended up buying two pairs of Mossimo straight-leg jeans (modern fit). I paid around $45 for both pairs. The Buy 1 Get One 1/2 Off Women’s Jeans sale is going on now until 10/25. You can also buy them online, as right now they are offering free shipping on all items.

I am just glad to know that from now on, when shopping for jeans, I have more options than just Loft– which had been the only place that I could buy petite jeans from in-store. Now, if only Target & Gap (as well as other retailers) would start carrying other petite-friendly clothes (like trouser pants, dresses, sweaters, etc) in-store as well…..

Petite Skinny Ankle Pants

Petite Skinny Ankle Pants

A favorite of celebrities, skinny ankles pants have become quite the trend.  And of course no one wears them better than petites!  Just make sure you are actually shopping for “petites”—for a stylish fit and look.

Styling skinny ankle pants is pretty easy—it’s all in the shoes. For work and an evening out, your best choice will be shoes with height such as classic pumps or wedges à la Kate Middleton. If you are going for more of a casual look, ballet flats or sandals will work just fine.

Do you know in which decade ankle pants first became popular?

Make sure to check this collection of petite skinny ankle pants so you can compare styles & prices!