Lookbook: Pine & Patterns (and Old Navy jeans in petite vs reg)

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Old Navy Jeggings sz 0P (comes in 5 inseams - Petite (27"), Short (?), Regular (29"), Long, and Tall)
CL Decollete pumps, Goyard Marquises Tote, Nordstrom Rack pearls, eBay cameo pin

Use code WINTER for extra 30% off final sale items on J.Crew online. This winter outfit easily converts for a business casual work environment. I plan on replacing the black legging jeans with some trousers or ankle pants, and tucking in the button-up shirt. You can also try the sweater with a rich camel or black pencil skirt.

I only got one of these sweaters for myself and am regretting leaving the fuchsia behind. A reader recently asked why I am against buying duplicates. I used to get overexcited at finding things that "fit" and freely hoarded multiples of different colors. Looking back, many of these things were quite mediocre and didn't even fit right. Now that I'm more experienced, I know that there will be other, new options in the future (unless it's a true challenge item, like petite-friendly suiting) and that fashion tastes will change over time. Unless I am certain that a piece will be a wardrobe favorite, I'm hesitant to buy more than one.
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After wearing this sweater in "pine bough" all day, I'm more convinced that it'll be a wardrobe favorite...

The sweater, now 70% off in-stores only, is great for layering, is warm, and an XXS fits better than any other cable sweater I've tried this season. I picked up heather mint (light gray with a hint of mint), light citron (more like a bright canary yellow) and dark poppy (true red) for friends, and might go back for a bright dahlia. As some shoppers have mentioned, it is a fuzzier blend (45% viscose, 23% nylon, 17% laine, 15% poil de lapin angora - my high school French tells me this means rabbit hair?) and may shed a bit.
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Some of you asked if this Goyard tote can be worn over the shoulder. I do carry it on my shoulder, but the straps get snug over a thick coat. My regular-sized friend tried it on and could not comfortably toss it over her shoulder. The strap drop height is only 7" compared to 9" on my favorite travel bag - the Longchamp Planetes Tonal tote.
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These are the same Old Navy jeggings from this post, except in the petite sizing. Petite sizing is supposed to be not just shorter in length, but should also have a lower rise, narrower hips and waist, higher knee position, etc (according to ON themselves). That to me is the difference between buying "petite" versus just a regular size with short inseam.
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Old Navy Jeggings sz 0 Petite/X Short (black, 27" inseam) vs. 0 Regular (Russet Brown, 29" inseam)

When I got the 0P jeans, however, I immediately noticed that the waist, hips, and inseam fit exactly like my 0R, with the only difference being a 2" shorter inseam and slightly, ever so slightly narrower thighs. I had hoped that the petite version would have smaller proportions and smaller back pockets (wishful thinking!). I looked at the tag and it doesn't even say 0P - just "0 X Short." I like the fit and inseam a lot on me, but have to complain about the big stiff back pockets, stiffer denim, and the lint-magnet material. See the Ruby (dark blue) color on Wendy in 0P.

**UPDATE** - According to several readers, it looks like Old Navy may have mistakenly sent me the 0 Short instead of the 0 Petite (which they said truly fits smaller).
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Readers - Did any of you pick up the honeycomb sweater or the ON jeggings? What are your thoughts?

86 comments:

  1. Seeing this sweater on you and Khatu makes me want it!! But it seems a bit hot for that kind of sweater here *is sweating in tank top and shorts in LA*

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  2. i have black rockstars (in regular, but i have a 27 inch inseam) and they attract EVERYTHING. i also think they fit weird in the crotch, so i don't wear them much.

    my favorite old navy jeans ever were the flirt super skinny in the ruby wash. they don't make them anymore though. :(

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  3. I picked up the honeycomb sweater in camel and love it! Planning to pair it with a red lightweight wool skirt for work tomorrow - it's always good to look forward to a Monday if it means there'll be a fun outfit!

    I debated purchasing the sweater in another color, but I'm also wary of duplicates, and there weren't a lot of great color options in my size at the local J.Crew. I did, however, pick up a great sleepshirt for only $23. Love the sales!

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  4. i like everything you wore in here. you look great as always. i went to jcrew after reading your previous sales post and was fortunate enough to be able to find a tan honeycomb sweater since it was slim pickings. again, thanks for letting us know of the sale. ;)

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  5. The tote really is a freshness to the whole outfit and also tie all the colors together! You look beautiful in pine color.
    I really appreciate your detailed review of coats and sweaters which are hard to hunt for petites. If possible, Can I ask your shoulder width for a reference? Thanks ahead.
    About buying duplicates, I totally agree with you. I used to buy several different colors of the same item and end up just wearing the color I love most.

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    1. Hi Helen - my shoulder width is approximately 15 inches across.

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  6. Jean, love the forest green color on you. I tried on the camel color yesterday in store, but not convinced that it looked any good on me. Only passable. lol. So I skipped. I would love to see the bright dahlia color on you too. Btw, since you mentioned it, I did find the material of this sweater less desirable. My nose was telling me that it was made of a lot of different artificial element that are not friendly to sensitive skins. I found it very scratchy worn against the bare skin.
    On the ON jeans, I think they sent you the wrong pair. You didn't get a petite 0P, you got the regular short. They are different as you can see on the ON website. I think it's a mistake on their end, and it happened to me before.
    Never thought of wearing the Cameo on the collar that way. I have to try it sometime. Overall, I can't get over how pretty you look in this outfit - especially the first picture, Jean. Nice job.

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  7. Beautiful photos Jean! I have such a hard time with denim, I've almost given up! ;-(

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  8. I thought you were just exaggerating about the big back pockets until I scrolled down and saw the pictures... oof. I would sell them.

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  9. wow you look so elegant and beautiful. everything fits amazingly and your hair length and color looks so great on you. i am always impressed with your natural grace and elegance!

    <3 rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/

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  10. I ordered the 0P ON jeggings in black and ruby and both of my tags said 0 short as well. I returned both due to the stiff material and slight bagginess in the crotch and rear. I was only craving the bright dahlia but now this post has me craving the pine as well!

    I live-chatted with JCrew and tried to ask if I could order and get in-store price, but sadly they told me I had to be inside a store. :( (Btw if you're signed in and have something in your cart, I noticed the option to chat is in the corner. Not sure if this is always the case though.)

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  11. I love the whole outfit. Very pretty. The pine green color looks great on you.

    I tried it, but the material is a bit thick for my liking. As for ON jeans-- theyre either a hit or miss for me.

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  12. I picked up the honeycomb sweater in the true red for lunar new year. I also debated getting additional colors -- the pine color looks great on you & was very pretty in stores too.

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  13. Really like the honeycomb sweater on you. I think they look perfect with the jeans.

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  14. I love the texture and colors of these sweaters, but I found 2 drawbacks: the shedding is a real problem and like all jcrew items, the torso is too wide.

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  15. I think the brooch accent on the collar of your shirt is great! Just another little unexpected something! Also really like the simplicity of the outfit.

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  16. The outfit is stunning as all the others. Is your hair shorter? I really would love to know about your haircut.

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    1. Hi Alessia! Yes I just got a haircut...nothing special to write home about : ) I have thick coarse hair so I just ask for long layers and for the thickness to be "thinned out." They usually use some jagged looking shears and chomp away until my overall head of hair feels lighter.

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  17. Love how you styled that sweater! I have the same one in the grey and I adore it <3

    Tasia

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  18. Yay the bag came out! I love it on you and I think the pattern/colors make it versatile for a ton of outfits. I liked the honeycomb sweater as well but the material was a tad bit scratchy for me since I like to wear sweaters with sleeveless tanks under a lot. Looking good!

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  19. I bought the black ON jeggings a couple of months ago and initially loved them. But after a couple of wears the butt/crotch area started to stretch out and worst of all, they started to smell! Kind of like burning rubber... I can't stand to wear them anymore. I found out it was from the dye used to make them black that made them smell that way. I have another pair of regular blue jeggings and those are fine. Just thought I'd share :) Great outfit!

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  20. Love this combination, Jean! Gorgeous.

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  21. I love the outfit! I have not picked up the Rockstar jeggings but I plan to with the code.

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  22. i think you could find better fitting legging jeans, but i love your outfit, nonetheless.

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  23. I love those CL's... Where did you get it? I've been wanting one for awhile now but they're so expensive so I end up not purchasing one. But yours, they make me want one REALLY BAD NOW. Good shape, good heel, good toe. I love it!

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  24. Is the color of this J. Crew coat "cobblestone" or "warm gray" (or something else)? Do you remember? I'm thinking of ordering one but can't quite figure out the colors....

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    1. It is the cobblestone color from 2010. Warm gray this year is the closest I can find. I have the green from 2011 and it's a rich kelly green. Beautiful!

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  25. I definitely think ON sent the wrong jeggings. I wear the zero regular and cannot fit into the zero petite. My tag said petite on it. I returned them so I do not have the tag to show. I'm glad to know there is a zero short. That would work well for me.

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  26. I rushed to jcrew after work after I saw your post on the honeycomb sweater being on sale with extra 40% off. I love the sweater because is thick and great for layering. I follow your blog all the time although i am not really "extra petite". I love the sweater yet I feel that it runs a bit short for regular size women.

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  27. absolutely love this outfit, you look so beautiful:)

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  28. your so pretty, you are more than a model!

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  29. I was pretty close to ordering that honeycomb sweater online a few days ago when they were still doing 25% off sale items - unfortunately, coupled with higher Canadian prices and shipping fees, it still added up to something like $50... not worth it to me. Makes me want to live in the states sometimes! ;)

    Great styling here - I love the winter-esque palette and am excited to see you remix that sweater for work!

    xox
    Jen

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  30. Hey Jean,I'm from India and I have been reading your blog for the past 2months-I must say, you're doing a fab job!I love how you make any garment look so chic on you!!!Bravo!
    xxxs
    martina :)

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  31. Hi Jean,
    I've been reading your blog for a while. I love your purchases and the way you write!

    Fortunately, I'm a size 2 in H&M, so most of the tops you end up trying will fit me the same way. I recently bought two JCrew Honeycomb sweaters, one in cream, and one in blue. I loved both colors!

    Unfortunately there were no XXS in my store (Toronto), so I ended up getting XS instead. I find them to be a bit looser, but somehow (perhaps because the torso is roomier), I find that my boobs shows up better. I'll try taking a picture of it in the future, but I was wondering if you had a chance to try on the XS in the honeycomb sweaters.

    I also bought the Cambridge cable turtleneck sweater in blue, in XXS, and I must say, the fit was lovely!

    Michelle

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  32. Beautiful outfit ^.^ I was tempted with the honeycomb sweaters but when I tried them noticed they shed a bit. So did not purchase but love the style and colors.

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  33. such a cute outfit, jean! i love seeing your goyard tote. the design and pattern is really unique. so weird they sent you the wrong size!! i do like the shorter inseam. i think the 0S would fit me nicely, since i am larger than you on the bottom. but at the moment i'm too cheap to spend $34 on jeggings and plus i don't need it either! mb i'll order it to try it for size since i need to order $50 with my chambray to get free shipping. :P

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  34. Just beautiful as always, Jean! I love your style! I do think you could find better fitting jeans though. You have such a cute shape, but the butt area of those jeans overwhelm your tiny figure. They still look cute on you - don't get me wrong!! You look fabulous! I realize good fitting jeans are a hard find for us little gals so we have to take what we can find. Bebe is probably not your style, but I do have to say that they have great demim for us petite girls. Have you tried their demin? Bebe is definitely not a place to find conservative clothing, but I've actually found some great pants shopping there.

    Cheers!
    Lisanne

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    1. Thank you for the tip! I have not tried bebe denim but did have some of their tops back in high school : ) I think my main issue with them would be the high price for the brand and also the more decorated back pockets ( I love super plain back pockets).

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  35. You look gorgeous!!! Love everything about this outfit. In regards to the ON jeggings, I think they sent you the wrong size Jean. That's so annoying =( I wished we lived closer so that we can just let each other try on clothes. The ON petite 0 should fit you perfectly, because it's a little tight on me. I'm planning to order the light blue and white color for Spring.

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  36. hi Jean!
    I don't know if you already known or not but the cashmere crewneck sweaters and cardigans are on sale at AT stores for only $23.99 to $29.99 each with the add 40% off, down from over $188.
    I ordered a few over the phone and I'm just wondering if you could let me know is there anything else I need to do after the phone order? Like call back to see if the order gets shipped? I've never placed an order over the phone with AT so I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me your experience.
    Thank you!

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    1. Wowsers! Great deals. My local AT's no longer carry my size so I have given up on browsing there. I don't do anything after placing orders on the phone, but from my experience, it takes well over a week (sometimes 2 weeks) for me to receive my order. If you don't get it after a week, I would maybe call the store back just to see if they mailed it out.

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  37. Beautiful outfit. Love the green honeycomb sweater on you. I tried it on in the store and regret not buying it(maybe it was the one I picked, it was extremely linty). Love how you style the sweater.

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  38. I love your styling of the sweater! I'm so sad my local store was out of my size!

    I did some shopping this weekend and am kind of discouraged by the offerings at BR...have you been there lately? I'm 5' tall and 96 lbs, and many of their new blouses are just laughably huge on me in a 00P. LOFT seems more promising. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading all about your new purchases as we get closer to spring!

    --Shoppingisfun

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    1. That's a bummer! I have not been there lately. BR's offerings have just gotten worse and worse over the past few years. I've had much better luck at BR Factory (love this white cardigan with black trim that Alterations Needed picked up from there recently!).

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  39. this outfit is really cute! i love the mix of patterns and textures.

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  40. The honeycomb sweater fits much better on you than on me! I'm 5'8", and I find the XS to be a bit on the awkwardly short side.

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  41. I love these deep green with the gingham! I am hoping to go to the mall next weekend with a girlfriend to help her see how inexpensive J. Crew can be...then I think there will be some time for Old Navy to scout out these pants! I love the russet brown color!

    I see you got a haircut! Looks great!! :)

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  42. Love the first photo and styling! It should be on the cover of a J.Crew winter catalogue!

    I got the honeycomb sweaters in the blue hyacinth and cream color right before Christmas. Like other readers have said, it does shed and shows signs that it will pill because of the loose shedding, which makes me sad because I love my blue one!

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  43. I remember when you shared the Goyard back exchange....so glad to see a post where you are modeling it. It looks great on you. I'm thinking I need a 9"-11" drop for a comfortable shoulder drop.

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  44. The green look stunning on you. Great styling. I was kinda of the fence on the honeycomb sweater but after seeing you and Kelly wearing them, I'm be heading to the mall next weekend to see if there are any available.

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  45. LOVE the pine honeycomb sweater… I tried it on but did not buy… now you have me second guessing that decision…
    Love this outfit!

    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

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  46. Great post! I bought the honeycomb sweater in a bright blue - sometimes, I like wearing cable knits without a long sleeve shirt underneath, which you definitely can't do with the J Crew honeycomb sweater. It's so itchy against your skin!

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  47. This is really pretty daily look, chic and trendy. Love the total look, from head to toe!!!
    xoxo
    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  48. Oh I definitely can relate to overbuying when you find something fits so right. I recently bought two abercrombie jeggings because I've been looking for colored pants for so long and no where fit! But glad to say, buying in duplicates this time worked out, I love my new pants.

    mango

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  49. That is sucha pretty green color! I went to J Crew today but didn't find ANY small sizes of that sweater unfortunately. =( I just posted about the ON jeggings on my blog and I thought they bunched too much around the knees and crotch area. They look like they fit you much better than me though!

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  50. I don't think I've ever used this phrase before but this outfit really embodies casual elegance. I am crazy in love with how you added a pin to your collar and will be immediately trying this out!

    If you are interested, they had some fun boys' gingham shirts at J Crew / Crewcuts factory store with gray/white and pale blue/white combinations. The blue/white was $24.97 with an additional 60% off so I got one for my son at $10. In the women's section, they had the large check gingham shirts (will have a review on Wednesday) which were oh so pretty but the sleeves were very long and XS fit well on me so might be too large for you unless you are ok with a blouse-y torso. Hmm, sorry for the mega-long comment but hope it was helpful!

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  51. Greetings from London! I did originally post on your one of your blogs earlier this year but got caught up with some debate and was taken off!

    Anyways, I just want to tell you what a pleasure it was to have found your blog! I have been following religiously for the last 2 weeks!

    Here in London, I have great difficulties in finding skinny jeans that fits, coats... boots... shoes... you name it ...!

    I was beginning to become stuck in a rut with my clothes ... and along came your blog! You make me want to go shopping EVERYTIME I read your pages!

    I wish I have access to J Crew and Old Navy... but at least I have H&M and Forever 21 to satisfy my cravings!

    I did shop in the children's section when I was university some years ago but abandoned when i started working! But now - I have now rediscovered them and I have now the cooliest fitting jeans in the colours that I have been looking for! Many thanks Jean! You have changed my wardrobe!

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    1. Thank you Ruthie! It's nice to hear from you and thank you for having to patience to post a second time. I believe Gap that ships to the UK. Have you had any luck with their jeans in size 00 or 24?

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  52. lovelovelove your jumper, suits you perfectly xx

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  53. I love this outfit Jean! The black and white gingham look great with the pine green color. I saw the sweaters in store but mine had a very limited color selection. I also noticed that the sweater was already pilling so I didn't buy one. I'm really lazy when it comes to maintenance of my clothes and I felt like it would be too much work! If the sweater was already pilling from just being in the store, I didn't want to think about what it'd look after wearing it!

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  54. I love that hunter green, esp in the winter time. I went to J Crew over the weekend but did not see any of these sweaters... maybe I wasn't looking hard enough or they didn't stand out as much. I need a pair of dark skinnies as well, so hopefully they'll have some petite sizes left at my local Old Navy.

    btw, I'll have to take a pic of the AT ruffled top I bought from you last year. You've def changed the way I look at work. Always in my AT pumps and tucking my cardigans into pencil skirts =D You would be proud.

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  55. The J.Crew in Chicago never has anything good left on sale! I think you brought home a lot of great pieces, as I scrolled down to see your last post! I used to buy things in multiples as well, black and brown or black and white but too many of the same items = "I have nothing to wear." Mainly due to boredom....

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  56. Jean, the green sweater looks absolutely stunning on you! Also, your bag is breathless, wish you wrote more on it.

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  57. That outfit looks great on you! I tried on the Honeycomb sweater in blue and the pine green after you recommended it but it just didn't look that great on me. I'm envious...the JCrew I went to didn't have even half of those items!

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  58. I love love love this look Jean! Consider yourself "pinned"! The accessories are just the right touch and love the Goyard bag!

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

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  59. I tried on the ON jeggings yesterday Jean.....finally remembered from the first time you posted about them! Lol The inseam on the regular was perfect for me but the rise was soooo low (not good for a curvy figure like mine).....they look so great on you though!

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  60. Jean, I LOVE that you paired this sweater with your bag--the designs match and I think you did a phenomenal job pairing them!

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  61. So pretty and stylish! I like how the Gap Boys Gingham Shirt compliments with the Honeycomb sweater, plus the J.Crew Lady Day Coat. Your bag is so adorable as well!

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  62. I had really good luck with on's plain old skinny jeans (not jeggings) in black in short lengths. The material is pretty solid and has held up well. They fit well and are super comfy - very versatile particularly for dressy casual (a staple in my jeans-wearing office).

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  63. Hey Jean, I really enjoy reading your blog. Although your outfits are too formal for a college student, I hope to dress like this one day! But the real reason I'm leaving a comment is--you seem really confident. I'm 22 and had hoped that I would ditch my insecurities about being petite by now, but it seems to get worse as I get older! I never dress to stand out. Did you have confidence issues growing up and if so how did you overcome them.

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    1. Hi there - I am close to you in age and it definitely took several years to become secure and confident about my body and accept it for the way it is. Even now if I'm in a crowd of tall, model-like individuals both out or at work, something still tugs at my confidence a little especially if I'm not dressed right or looking my best. I wrote a post a while back on confidence in the workplace and I think it can apply to outside of work as well: http://www.extrapetite.com/2011/02/reader-request-building-confidence.html Hopefully some of my thoughts (and reader comments) in that post can be helpful to you. I hope you can come to terms with your size and embrace it, and learn how to present yourself to be the best you can be : )

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  64. I know you love this sweater, but it just isn't flattering! It does what you would think a kid's sweater would do -- makes you look like you have NO bust at all.

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  65. I really like your style and blog! And outfit look great (:

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  66. Is that shirt actually a boy's small? I read online that they run big, but I wasn't sure what size to order.
    I usually wear a 00P from Loft.
    Thanks!

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    1. Yes it is...I posted some measurements and pics of the "unstyled" fit here: http://www.extrapetite.com/2012/01/style-in-suitcase-part-1-gingham-and.html

      It's boxy and pretty childish in fit, so be warned : ) I usually wear 00P in LOFT as well but it's usually too big. This shirt is also very short in a boys S, but a boys M would be too boxy all-around.

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  67. You're right about the J.Crew honeycomb sweater :)I've been looking for a red sweater this winter but had any luck. I was in Ann Taylor today and almost got a red sweater there...but I thought I would check out J. Crew first for the sale. And what do you know, the first thing I saw on the sales rack is the honeycomb sweater in true red! I also wear xxs (it was the last one) so I guess it was destiny! I tried it on and really love it! Thanks Jean, for the suggestion!! And your outfit is super chic and cute!

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  68. This is such a great everyday look. I'm trying hard not to want it in every color they have in my size! You make me want just about everything you post lol

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  69. the green sweater with your black hair is perfection!
    http://desertheels.com/

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  70. I purchased the same sweater and color. It is the coziest sweater I have. I did a post about. I found it in the store for 39.99 with 40% off, plus 15% off from my student discount. I thought that was a super deal.

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  71. i love the bag!

    http://whattheshoe.blogspot.com/

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  72. This is such a great look. I bought the sweater in blue and looking for a similar shirt to wear it with. I would also like the coat - please do let us know when the new collection comes out, as currently sold out. Thank you for all the inspiring photos and fun blog. Simply love it!

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  73. so glad I found your blog - THANK YOU for the inspirational posts. and yes please do let us know if and when these coats become available... would love to get one as coats are a challenge for us petites.

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  74. How did those leggings from ON fit after they sent you the correct size? I'm hoping to buy a pair myself!

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  75. Yes the petite 0 in rockstars fit way smaller! In the stores they also carry 00 in the dark blue and black washes. In general I love Old navy rockstars they are the perfect jean. For the most part they have a good selection of colors.

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