Hello from snowy Park City, Utah! Wanted to share some quick photos of this affordable coat mentioned in my last post before sizes are all sold out. I tried on my usual size and had to order a size up. It runs slim in the torso and the waist gathering is on the higher side (good news for petites!) for a jacket in regular sizing. I also like the warm knit cuffs by the hands and the matching faux fur trim on the removable hood! Here are two other winter coats by the same brand which are still available in xxs and are an extra 50% off right now: long down puffer coat and shorter hooded parka.
Now about my latest most favorite find ... these wedge booties! I was looking for fairly functional waterproof shoes that still have a little height, and these fit the bill plus are so cute with the faux fur lining and contrasting laces. I tried on all three colors and would recommend any of them! The wedge is low so these feel almost like flats for me, but it's enough to just give a little boost.
I was at the mall doing some "research" on petite-friendly parkas (per so many of your requests!) and got distracted by a rack of these heavenly soft tees. The lower-priced regular version is very cozy, like a cross between a regular tee and a lightweight sweater ("carlton grey" is lovely in-person!). The material of the olive green one I got is slightly different and labeled "plush" with a more fleeced feel, and there's a marled grey version too. These tees have a slouchy casual cut, with a back long enough to cover the bum, so I've been wearing mine with leggings, jeans, and even to sleep in! The only issue is the neckline of an xs is borderline low on me, so perhaps try sizing down - I didn't realize they come in xxs online and also in new petites sizing which should fit better!
On the winter coat front, several of the ones I've tried on fit pretty well, despite being in regular sizing and not petites. I stumbled across this faux fur hooded parka in xxs which was a return at Express, and after trying it on I could see why - I could barely zip it up with just a tee on underneath! That size would be perfect for extra slender ladies. The coat was surprisingly thick and well-proportioned for petites with a higher nipped-in waist, so I'd definitely recommend it as an affordable option. Just size up if you want to be able to layer. Sale items there are currently an extra 50% off right now, with free shipping on all orders!
I love experimenting with all sorts of looks, but often find the most comfort in going back to basics. To me, good style doesn't have to be complex or cost a fortune. A cozy cardigan, a flattering pair of jeans, and a chic yet comfy bootie as the finishing piece - these are elements to a very simple outfit, but a practical one that could take you from errands, to class, to meeting up with friends.
I'm partnering with DSW today, to share some cute shoes that'd make great closet basics and also carry you through winter. I've gotten requests to feature wedges, and would say these Sam Edelman booties fall in-between a true wedge and a block heel. The almond-shaped toe is sleek, and I chose the cognac suede as it looks flattering and lengthening against bare legs (for when the weather warms up)!
Nick has been on the west coast for work, so I decided to join for the weekend and get my fill of all the good food here! The weather is beautiful but still brisk at night, so I always have layers with me. This outfit features two versatile pieces from Neiman Marcus that are both on major sale right now! J.brand makes some of my favorite and best-fitting jeans, and this coated style is no exception. The material is a slightly elevated variation on regular denim and can easily be dressed up or down. They fit comfortably like a second skin on me, and depending on the lighting or angle, can either look like regular jeans or a little more luxe like matte leather leggings. All sizes are currently still in stock, which I have a feeling won't be for long!