Petite Lookbook: Cropped Jacket & Cuffed Shorts

Being so petite, I feel like I can push the limits with hemlines without crossing into trashy land. Two of my favorite wardrobe pieces are the cropped jacket and short shorts. These high-waisted shorts have become one of my favorite things from H&M, for only $25. They weren't short enough to my liking, so I even had my tailors widen the cuff and bring up the length for $15.

I always refrained from doing the shorts with tights thing, thinking it would be too trendy for me. Once I tried it, though, I fell in love! And now that I'm finally comfortable with the look, winter is about to be over...bummer!
 
Jacket: Banana Republic Cropped Swing Jacket in 00P
Shorts: H&M divided sz 2
Booties: Calvin Klein sz 6
Bag: Chanel Petite Shopping Tote

I don't usually show purses with my outfits because I have a small collection (maybe 4 bags total?) and I usually just tote around my big Longchamp. I'm picky when it comes to purses and have been hunting deliberately for 2 specific ones (Marc Jacobs "The Kid" mini stam from '07 and Chanel small or medium flap with silver HW). One day...one day. 
 

31 comments:

  1. great outfit! i love tights, they make everything cute :)

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  2. Youre looking so cute in this outfit

    xoxo, thn

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  3. Super cute! I think your height/size does allow you to push the boundaries a little. Lucky! Did you wear this outfit to work?

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks, girls : )
    @Vivian: oh no - this is for going out. Can't imagine wearing shorts to work lol.

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  5. Love your outfit. I haven't been able to get the whole shorts and tights thing to work for me...but you look amazing!

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  6. Hi PetiteAsianGirl! I referenced you in my last post ^_^ You were inspiration for the post!

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  7. I love your style. Could you please take a closer picture of your booties, or give more info about them? I 've had a hard time finding the right ones and I really like yours.
    Thanks

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  8. Me again, never mind...I just looked at an older post anf found the info about the booties.

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  9. Hi! Stumbled upon ur blog and am so glad i did. Im just as tiny and most of the time i always worry about "lifting" the hemlines but in reality ur rite it's appropriately proportionate to our petite figure.
    Loving all ur posts! i check it daily for outfit updates =) keep em coming!

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  10. This looks great on you! I love wearing shorts & tights together. Forever 21 shorts in size XS always run big on me, so majority of my shorts are from abercrombie kids and I have 1 pair of shorts from H&M kids. Those Bebe shorts are nice... but $79!! crazy...


    btw you have a very nice smile =D

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  11. You look great and put a very classy spin on this trend. I love that coat even if it's from a "mom" store haha. I like how you scrunched up the sleeves, I think it makes it look less stuffy.

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  12. I really love your blog! I love that you help us find petite clothes! It is soo hard to find clothes that fit! THANK you soo much for your blog!

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  13. April and May (lol!) - welcome and thank you guys for reading!

    Anon - glad you found the info. They are from a long time ago, so I can't believe I found em on ebay in my size.

    Peachcharm - I do love AF kids shorts. But H&M divided size 2 runs pretty darn small now. These are tight on me in 2...but a 4 is too loose.

    And thank you everyone else. You guys are too kind!

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  14. loveee the bag, and loveee the jacket ! you always look so amazing.

    xx lue

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  15. great outfit! and a wonderful blog I'm now following you xx

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  17. thanks for the comment; and i agree; I actually think the dress I made out of the curtain looks a lot more wearable without the sash and featherss.. but since it's for my school's fashion show, I thought I'd make a bit more funky haha. Maybe i'll make another one out of the remainder of the curtain/ table cloth material ;)

    p.s.lovely outfit!

    yellowscarff.blogspot.com

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  18. Your smile is so pretty!!

    I love shorts like these. I own one pair, from forever 21. They're so cute, trendy, & not too girly (I hate girly) lol.

    They look really nice on you, I'm scared of the tights with shorts trend, but after seeing it on you, I'm sure it'll work well with me too. Also, how much was your Chanel tote?! I need it. lol

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  19. Oh noooo competition for the rockstar contest! hehe ^_^ half kidding.. I really want that rockstar necklace! You should totally enter.. which musician were you thinking of as your inspiration?

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  20. very chic! love it!
    xx Breshna & Rona

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  21. haha, I know what you mean about Macy's! I've been able to find some cute things there every now and then, and they ALWAYS have stuff on sale ;)

    Very cute outfit as always!

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  22. im loving this outfit! so cute!!!! and gotta love that chanel tote!

    xoxo
    jenna

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  23. cute outfit! i know what u mean, i just warmed up to the tights and shorts look myself, but now it's getting warmer lol!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  24. so glad you decided to try the shorts and tights thing, that's all I've been wearing for the past few months! and it looks great on you! being a fellow petite, I totally do that same with pushing hemlines, we can pull of some of the shortest micro minis without making it look like we're working a street corner lol. that's always been a plus for me because the shorter hemline gives the illusion of longer legs and us petites can always use that. love the fashionista pose in that last pic btw, great outfit!

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  25. Love it! You are so good at putting outfits together!

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  26. omg... i love the chanel bag... im so jealous. and ur outfit looks really well put together. niceA!

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  27. try looking on ebay for those bags that you want. my husband found a coach bag from years past that i had wanted on there. you may have to check back a few times until someone posts what you want, but it is worth it!

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