A Few Recent Purchases & Reviews

Express Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Top, size XXSExpress Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Top, size XXS | Express High Waisted Light Wash Straight Ankle Jeans, size 2S | c/o Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps, size 7 | Mini Doctor Bag | Click here to view the clip of the outfit on me

Happy Sunday! I love white blouses and I ordered this outfit after seeing it on Rachel @honeysweetpetite when they were last on sale. The blouse is not too sheer with a nude bra and similar to Rachel I also went up a size in the jeans. I also ordered this mini doctor bag after seeing an ad on Instagram but the crossbody strap’s drop length (20″ which includes the strap and the handles) is a bit shorter than I prefer and it’s not adjustable.

Express Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Top, size XXS

Express Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Top, size XXSExpress Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Top, size XXS | Express High Waisted Light Wash Straight Ankle Jeans, size 2S | Banana Republic Suede Soft Loafer (review here) | Polene Cyme Mini in camel | Click here to view the clip of the outfit on me

These jeans are the first pair I bought this year even though straight jeans are out of my comfort zone. I hope I’ll be able to wear them a lot since the ankle length work with both heels and flats. Size 2S fits like my usual size 0 petite in other brands. The measurements of size 2S are as follows: 27″ waist, 10.5″ rise and 23″ inseam.

Express Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Top, size XXS

Stuart Weitzman Keelan Leather Knee-High BootsKyodan Outdoor Fleece Turtleneck Tunic, size S (sold out, review here) | Poléne Numero Un Mini Backpack (review here) | Stuart Weitzman Keelan Leather Knee-High Boots (runs huge, size down) | 3’x5′ Safavieh Tulum Collection Moroccan Boho Accent Rug in ivory/grey ( TUL268A) | Click here, here (back view) and here (view from the top) to view the clips from my try-on

I tripped really badly on black ice last month and I ended up scuffing the leather badly on my other Stuart Weitzman OTK boots. I recently ordered these boots from Saks OFF Fifth for $209.99. They’re currently sold out (but sizes pop back). They’re still stocked at Bluefly and DSW. I ordered them twice to get a better fit. (The return process was pretty quick via ShopRunner.) I usually take US size 7 and I took the boots in size 6 which fits me well with about 1/2″ wiggle room in the toe box as mentioned in this clip. They run really big/long in size 6.5 which was the first size I ordered so I went down a full size the second time around. They fit more narrow as you size down (I wear them with thinner socks) and it took me a few wears to break them in because they feel stiff on the across the top of the shoe and back heel but luckily they did not rub anowhere and give me blisters. Size 6 fits like my usual size 7 and has a 16″ shaft and 12″ calf circumference which is perfect since I have thin calves (13″). 

Amazon The Drop Women's Brit Tiered Ankle Maxi Tent Dress, size XSc/o Amazon The Drop Women’s Brit Tiered Ankle Maxi Tent Dress, size XS | c/o Amazon The Drop Women’s Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal (review here) | Polene Cyme Mini in camel | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This maxi dress was one of my gifted items from Amazon this month and it has functional pockets. It arrived with some stubborn wrinkles that took longer to get out with a handheld steamer. I like the length with sandals and the shoulder straps have buttons that are adjustable using buttons (there are 3 lengths). I’m wearing the dress with the straps on the shortest length. For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″. I ordered size XS instead of my usual size XXS since the reviews mentioned that the chest runs small and it’s a comfortable fit for my small bust. The measurements of size XS are as follows: 32″ chest, 44″ length + the adjustable strap can be adjusted for a 6″, 6.5″ or 7″ drop length for a total length of 50″, 50.5″ or 51″.

On a related note, I recently tried a few Pepper petite bras after repeatedly seeing their ads on Instagram. Their bras looked great on @lizhwangg who is also an AA cup like me. Unfortunately, their bras did not work for me since I prefer molded cups and removable cookies for added shape under clothes. Their return process was quick and easy so I’m glad that I tried them out. Their limitless wirefree scoop bra was my favorite bra of the three styles that I ordered but the style best is suited if your breast tissue is more centered rather than off to the side. The cups for their new MVP multiway strapless bra have no padding or shape to the cups so the style didn’t do anything for me. I even tried them with the removable straps but the strapless style provided no shape since I don’t have much to push up. As an AA cup I thought I would love the smaller scale cups on their classic all you bra but I wish they provided the option of removable cookies in their bras. To satisfy my curiosity I just ordered Thirdlove’s 24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra to try since they include removable inserts and it comes in size 34AA. For now my favorite petite bra is still the Wacoal Petite lace embrace bra since it has molded cups, removable inserts and most importantly looks flattering under clothes. I miss when they used to come in more colors since their bras are now only offered in nude.

February 2022 Walmart OrderClick here to shop the items pictured

Later on this month I have a collaboration with Walmart so I placed a big order of things to try on and review. I hope to find a few items I like enough to keep and recommend. I’ve been blogging very sporadically due to Ralphie‘s health since he was recently diagnosed with bad kidneys (congenital) and chronic kidney disease (level 2). Work has been busy as well.

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