• Striped blazer + the best-fitting pants (no waist gap!)

    After weeks of schlepping myself around in leggings (hello first trimester bloating and fatigue), I’m starting to feeling a little re-inspired in the workwear category! Several of you have requested more office outfits, so I’m excited to share some transitional looks as we slowly ease into spring. This outfit is simple (I topped it off with a gray wrap coat), but each seemingly basic component stands out to me in ...

    Ann Taylor pearl blazer 00p on sale! c/o + bow pumps (updated version) on sale! sz 5, J.Crew Cameron pants 00p (runs small), Ann Taylor scallop top (similar tee), Prada Cuir bag, Quay Avalon sunglasses (also here)
    Striped blazer + the best-fitting pants (no waist gap!)
  • Where to stay in Paris // Hotel Adele & Jules

    A few weeks before we visited Paris in December, I met a sweet French reader who ended up sending me a long list of suggestions (thanks, Laurence)! She recommended a few boutique hotels that she was familiar with, including Hotel Adele & Jules, a reasonably-priced one in the 9th arrondissement (which we’ve never stayed in before). It turned out to be conveniently-located and was overall a nice stay, so I ...

    SE rain boots sz 5 (also sold here), Topshop jacket 0 petite (similar w/ more sizes) + petite jeans sz 25 x 28 (also sold here), Mansur Gavriel circle bag (bought at Ssense), similar beret hat, BP sweater (similar)
    Where to stay in Paris // Hotel Adele & Jules
  • Extra (Ap)petite // Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup

    When winter weather gets frightful, few things are more delightful than a cozy fleece cardigan + hot bowl of homemade soup! I’ve been actively trying to incorporate more fiber (for digestive health) and leafy greens into my everyday diet, so this hearty lentil soup is a no-brainer. Lentils are low in calories and fat, yet packed with good stuff like fiber, protein, folate, and iron. When simmered with veggies, spices, ...

    JCF scalloped cami 00, fleece cardigan xs petite (similar - see it on me), Express jeans 00 short (similar here or here; see my review on their petite vs. short jeans)
    Extra (Ap)petite // Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup
  • Reviews: Express petite vs short inseam jeans

    One of the best petite-friendly jeans that I discovered last year has to be Express’ “high-waisted legging jeans” in their short inseam. I’ve tried on lots of denim styles there, and this cut fits me the best by far (the mid and low-rise cuts run bigger at the waist). They sell out quickly each time, but good news is, they do come back in new colors like this flattering solid ...

    Express high waist legging jeans 00 short on sale!, dolman cardigan xxs petite on sale!, BR easy care cami xxs petite (mine's an older "ivory" color), M.Gemi pumps 35.5, iphone case
    Reviews: Express petite vs short inseam jeans