LOFT petites floral print romper (on sale + extra 50% off)

**Updates: one of my favorite ASOS pieces ever (petite white lace dress) just got restocked in all sizes! See my review here on fit & sizing. Also, Baublebar has just extended their sitewide sale - use code XMASINJULY to get 30% off full-priced items, plus they always have free shipping. They don't have promos like this often so it's a good price for one of my favorite statement necklaces. I ordered a few pieces that I've had my eye on, including this delicate Y tassel chain, the sailor's knot necklace and bowline cuff. All three of these pieces are gold-plated which is surprisingly good for the prices. They also make rings starting in very small sizes, for the tiny-fingered ladies out there.**
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LOFT romper (on clearance! also comes in a maxi), Talbots sandals (current version)
Ann Taylor clutch (similar), Gap hat (similar for $15, runs small per reviews)

Here is yet another romper find that I'm in love with - it is super comfortable and cool in the summer heat, has pockets, plus the fit is adjustable. The print is happy and vibrant in-person, and the waist ties have little navy tassels. The best part is it's on sale with an extra 50% off, and currently left in all sizes. I paid a little more and have no regrets given the times I've worn it already. I would've never tried this on based on the model photo where it looks ill-fitting, but you can actually use the string ties at the upper back to wear the halter as high or low as you'd like. I'm wearing my usual size xxs petite and am happy with the fit. I'm confused by the one review that says it's big and sloppy in that size, and wonder if she just didn't tie the strings enough!
loft floral romper petite LOFT is currently also having a very good 50% off select newer arrivals (use code HEATWAVE), including this staple denim jacket with rave reviews (unfortunately, sale only applies to the regular sizing and not petite!). I also love the print on this longer leafy halter dress, which would pair nicely with a blazer for work or a denim jacket for weekends.
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Summertime: Poppy print skirt & dress (now in petite sizes!)

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  J.Crew heels, Ann Taylor clutch (similar), AC pearl jam necklace c/o

I'm excited to share some unique, petite-friendly pieces today that are a few months in the making. I first came across this poppy print dress in April and fell in love, but knew it'd likely require lots of alterations. I reached out to the company, Chicwish, asking if they'd consider customizing it in petite sizing and in a knee length instead of midi. They were very accommodating and we ended up working on a few iterations, tweaking the proportions. The dress is currently available for purchase here in a petite XS, and the skirt version that I'm wearing is available for pre-order in all sizes!
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The pattern and the full shape of these poppy pieces are so fun and feminine, perfect for parties, events, or going out to dinner. I honestly get so many compliments and inquiries each time I wear either piece! Most recently, I dressed down the skirt with a cream shell tucked in, and my low, Talbots neutral sandals. If I had to pick one piece amongst the two it'd be the dress, however I suggested Chicwish offer a skirt version as well because dresses can be trickier to fit different body types (torso length, bust, shoulders, armholes, etc). The skirt could also be more versatile for pairing with various style tops...going to try it with a striped, slightly cropped one next.

Reader favorites + more petite-friendly boot & coat reviews

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Sale: Cole Haan Elisha boots; sizes 5, 5.5, 10, 11 available at Amazon (prices vary by size)
All whole sizes avail. at Lord & Taylor (use code FINAL for up to extra 30% off)

This is the last of my unseasonable cold-weather posts, but just had to share a few items while they are at great prices. Do the boots above look familiar? They're the lower-heeled, below-the-knee sisters of the ones I got from the Nordstrom sale, on big clearance from last year. Thank you to an anonymous reader for the great suggestion! She wrote: "I got these last winter and they are perfect. I've sprayed them with suede protector from Clarks and so far so good...I am 5 feet tall and the shaft height is perfect." My friend saw this comment and ordered quickly. She video chatted me today and the boots looked really nice...slim-calf and short-leg friendly indeed. I got the measurements of a size 5 from her: 2.5" lower heel, 11.5" calf circumference when unstretched (material is stretchy suede), 8.25" around the ankles, and 14.5" shaft height. Very different from the listing measurements, which makes boot shopping online all the more difficult. My friend found them to run narrow in the almond toe, so sounds similar to my experience with their OTK "Marina" boots.

Next up, now I almost never encourage shopping in the kids department these days. Sure the sizing may be small, but the proportions and cut rarely fit right on adult women. I'm making an exception in recommending this knit coat that is surprisingly chic, flattering, and of good quality...and is an absolute steal at under $50!

Ann Taylor Petite Linen Shirtdress (on flash sale!)

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Ann Taylor is having one of their flash sales - I picked up this dress earlier this month and can't believe the current price with all sizes left in stock. I love my linen pieces in the summer, and this one is work-friendly with no layering necessary for business casual due to the long sleeves. I'd pair with neutral pointed flats like these BP ones for a comfortable office outfit...

It's here! Nordstrom pre-Fall sale: more petite-friendly reviews

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Happy Friday morning! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale finally opened up to the public this morning, with several petite-friendly and extended sizing options still available. Please refer to this post for my list of petite-friendly suggestions last week. I was bummed they did not appear to restock items that sold out during early access like the utility jacket I got, but do check back if you loved anything in case there are returns. Here are a few more reviews from the items I tried...
 
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