Cropped Petite Jackets For Fall

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I love light weight jackets for fall. What is most important to me is the fit. I like a jacket to hit at the waist or just below the waist. It give a more proportioned look. If the jacket falls mid hip or longer it look a little less stylish. Both theses jacket are from J. Crew Petites.

The gray jacket has a more casual boxy fit, but I like the length as well as the color gray. The next jacket is a mustard tweed, perfect for fall, also with a cropped waist fit. This jacket is perfect for work or a casual look. In the view of the back you can see this jacket has a slight tapper at the waist and a cute double button tab and pleat accent. The tapering at the waist helps with a more slender less boxy look...important for petites. Love the pairing with the gray sweater.

With the great color combination of gray and mustard this Fall, I thought I would show this cute little skirt. Obviously this model is not a petite as she has very long legs! Something I don't have! I would never pair it with ankle socks as this look would completely shorten my legs. I would probably wear a gray tight and a matching shoe or boot that would elongate the leg. Navy also looks great with the color mustard...and there is always black!

Great Fitting Petite Jeans

Monday, August 15, 2011

I have not posted on this blog for over a year! Why? Because I became so frustrated at the lack of great looking and stylish petite clothing! At 5' tall I am more than a little frustrated. There are a few designers who have a couple of racks in the department store these days, but not all of it is great. I have found that I really like the fit of the Michael Kors Petite Jeans. They just fit well and have a hip up-to-date look. I also like them because they fit well in the hips and come in at the waist with no gaping. I buy most of mine at Macy's, but some of the photos below are from Lord & Taylor.

It's all about the accessories - tulle bangles

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I have to be is hard to find very fashionable petite clothing...even on the Internet. So, at least for today, it is best to have great accessories. These fabulous Tulle Bangles are from Emma Cassi.

Great Petite Summer Must Haves

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I think my biggest frustration with being SHORT is find pants that fit well. Shorts fall into this category as well. I love a longer short and have taken a few to the tailor to get the length right. These look just perfect - great to see them in a petite size - no tailor needed! All these looks come from Banana Republic Petites Online.

I love the slim line of these pants and the length.

Fun print for a summer dress!

And this skirt too!

Cute cheerful sweater for Spring!

Well fitting petite pants

Monday, April 19, 2010

There are many aspects of finding a great pair of fitting pants. Gaping waist, baggy front area near the zipper, nice fit in the butt and of course the length. I think for a short girl it is just as important to have the right leg cut to create a flattering leg. This is even more important with a crop pant. As you can see on this first pair of khaki pants the box crop pant really cuts off the leg, creating an unflattering break and making the leg look shorter.

A more flattering look is this slim cut leg with a rolled cuff or below the straight leg black pants in the last photo. See how they lengthen the look giving the illusion of a longer leg.

All pants can be found at Bloomingdale's petites.

The Ultimate Blog Party

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

This is a new blog for me. It come from my frustration of finding fashionable clothing that fits my 5" tall body. I know there are a lot of short girls out there, so join in the chat about stylish "little women."

I love parties, entertaining and decorating - stop by my other blog - Entertain Exchange

My party sharing web site!

Creative Blog Designs

Petite Bold Print Dresses For Spring

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Big bold prints for Spring!
From Nordstom petites. Find here.

{Eliza J}

{Eliza J}

{Maggy London}