I love reading both yours and Alterations Needed blogs. I am just about the same height and weight as you, so I thought I'd share my favorite store with you! J.Crew has wonderfully fitting petite sizes, although they aren't always available in stores. I have many button-downs and cardigans from them that are irreplaceable! You should check it out and let me know what you think. =)
Hi an6elkiss,Thank you for your comment! I have some sweaters and basics from J.Crew (size XS from reg. women's line), but it's been on my to-do list forever to try their petite sizes in the nicer stuff, like the wool coats that come in about 10 different color choices....swoon! I haven't gotten around to it for 2 reasons - 1. can't find petites anywhere but online, and 2. their stuff is $$! I come across BR coupons all the time, prompting me to order stuff online just to try, but I don't think I've ever seen a J.Crew coupon. When nice items goes on sale or clearance, I've noticed the Petite 0 sizes are the first to go. You'll have to keep me posted if you come across any sales/coupon codes : )
I love Jcrew's petite slacks and coats. I find that their slacks fit me better than Banana Republic. The coats I will buy during the end of season sale, but you are right, you need to buy them right when they go on sale or the size disappears!
Nukem,You're lucky that you can fit into J.Crew! Unlike Banana, they don't have 00P in EVERYTHING, and 0P is HUGE for me!
CynthiaC, I have a bigger waist (26) compared to most petites my size/height so I am usually ok wearing 0P in Jcrew. It is still hit or miss though b/c my hips are small, so sometimes I might find something that fits my waist but will still be huge in the hips. Oh, the joys of being petite!
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