Happy weekend! I love this striped tee and the short, boxy fit looks good with a front tuck. I wore the tee with these white shorts I got last weekend. I decided to keep my usual size and they look a bit more wrinkled after sitting in the car and after we had dinner. I’m still debating if I should keep them in the black color as well. Do you shop the summer end of season sales for the next year or are you shopping for fall?
OUTFIT DETAILS: Everlane The Cotton Box-Cut Tee, size XS | Marina Tie Waist Shorts, size 0P (review here) | Ann Taylor Signature Laser Cut Tote (past season favorite, buy on Poshmark here) | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
LOFT Bicycle Sweater, size XS regular (review here) | Ann Taylor Curvy Frayed Hem Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in ecru, size 00P (review here) | Dolce Vita Chantal Sandals (review here) | Click here to view a clip of the outfit on me
This bicycle sweater washed well in cold water and line dried.
I wore this black top to work the other day but by the end of the day I noticed that the top had pilled on the side where my purse had rubbed against it. The pilling can be removed with a sweater shaver but I am returning the grey color for this reason.
FITTING ROOM REVIEWS
For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and I’m usually size XS petite in tops and 0/25 petite in pants and jeans. If you’re new to my blog I typically share the link to a short video clip below each image (the same video clips I share in my Instagram stories swipe ups during sales). My Pinterest is also up to date if you prefer a more visual catalog of my reviews. Please refer to my other reviews organized by retailer here.
This grey cowl neck top was one of my favorite finds this week. I tried on size XS regular which is a petite friendly length and fit but I want to order size XXS regular for a closer fit.
Size 00P fits like my usual size 0P. The wrap style allows me to size down without any discomfort. There’s a hidden snap button to make the neckline more modest. Unlike many of their other wrap dresses this one is 100% polyester so it should wash well. The darker floral print will transition well into the fall.
I was looking for new arrivals in store but I didn’t find too many of the items that I was looking for.
LOFT Golden Button Duster Sweater, size XSP | LOFT Modern Frayed Cuff Straight Leg Jeans in Destructed Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (similar here) | Click here to view the clip from my try on
This duster cardigan runs true to size. The material is thinner and the looser weave as seen here means you should be careful with your nails, ring and other sharp objects in order to avoid snags.
This top runs true to size but if I had to choose then I would prefer the dress I reviewed up top.
This ivory/off white top is really cute and fully lined so that it’s not too sheer. My usual size was snug across my chest (I take size 32A in petite bras). If you have a larger chest you may need to size up and/or try the regular missy size for extra length. The petite sizes are currently fully stocked.
I’ve been searching this chambray top since it first came out. I missed out on petite sizes and I found my usual size XSP to try at LOFT Chestnut Hill Mall but the bust darts were still too loose on my small chest.
I was curious about this striped blouse and I think it looks better with the ends tied. Here is what the shirt looks like untied.
LOFT Frayed High Waist Slim Pocket Skinny Jeans in Original Mid Indigo Wash, size 26/2P (review of size 25/0P here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I also found these frayed jeans in a size up since they ran snug per my previous review. Size 26/2P fits like my usual size 25/0P.
Abercrombie Button Front High Rise Super Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25 short | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (review here) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on
These jeans are very petite friendly in the short inseam. Usually a 25″ inseam is above my ankle bone and these are a few inches shorter than that. The fabric is also very stretchy and slimming with a narrow ankle opening. They’re a bit shorter than I prefer so I passed on them.
Abercrombie Button Front High Rise Super Skinny Ankle Jeans, size 25 short
Banana Republic Washable Merino Raglan Sweater, size SP | Banana Republic Mid-Rise Skinny Ankle Jean with Raw Hem in the Haight wash, size 25P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I like this striped sweater for the fall transition and size SP is a relaxed fit. I also tried on these frayed hem jeans but my usual size 25P was too snug as seen here so I ordered a size up and it should arrive next week. I like the wash and lack of distressed details. The petite inseam hits just above my ankle. I also tried on this utility jacket but my usual size was too loose and boxy as seen here.
These jeans have a good stretch to them but there was too much material at the crotch as seen here when I sit down. The measurements of size 25 ankle are as follows: 9″ rise, 26″ waist, 32″ hips, 9″ ankle opening, 26.25″ inseam. The material is 87% cotton, 12% elasterell-p, 1% elastane.
Everlane The Long-Sleeve Box-Cut Pocket Tee, size XS regular | Universal Thread High-Rise Jean Shorts in Medium Wash, size 0 (review here) | Dolce Vita Chantal Sandals (review here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on
I’ve been looking for some good basics and aside from the striped tee at the beginning of this post I also ordered this boxy white tee. It looks cute with a front tuck and it’s not too sheer for a white tee. I ordered the mockneck version (in the black and white stripes) as well but the sleeves were a lot looser although the body fit the same as the above white tee.
I also ordered their drape trench coat in size XXS regular but it wasn’t petite friendly and the overall length was too long and past my knees (apologies for the lack of pictures or video clip). It’s best for someone 5’4″ and taller. The jacket arrived very wrinkled but I didn’t bother to take the time to steam it out since it didn’t fit me well.
WEEKEND SALE ALERTS
Banana Republic – Carmdmbers get 50% full-price styles, plus an extra 10% off with the codes BRCARD50 and BRCARD with no merchandise exclusions. Get free 3-5 day shipping on orders of $100+ with the code BRSHIP. I ordered the striped sweater and jeans I reviewed in this post and a few new staples for my husband (refer to this page if you’re shopping for your significant other).
Lastly, if you live in Massachusetts it is tax free weekend for retail items priced $2,500 or under. My husband and I finally purchased our mattresses (we had to replace the mattress in our bedroom and the guest bedroom) from Saatva. I will provide an update once we receive our 11.5″ classic mattress and after we’ve slept on it for a while. We called in our order so that they could manually waive the taxes. I was originally going to go with Avocado Mattresses but since we needed to replace two mattresses we went with Saatva since they offer free white glove service. Here are some of the responses I received when I did a poll a few months ago in case you are mattress shopping as well.
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