I popped into Bloomies recently and was surprised by the number of petite-friendly items from their in-house "Aqua" line. They're currently having 25% off most items (excludes brands like Ferragamo, Burberry, and Tory Burch) with code FRIENDS, and free shipping on orders over $150. I thought this floral dress was slightly similar to a painted poppies one that I have & love from Anthro. There were only a few size Mediums left and I couldn't believe that it fit like this (I'm not pinning anything back)! I'm definitely curious how my usual size XS would fit on someone similar in size. I thought it might've been mis-tagged but all the Ms on the rack looked like this. The material was slightly scuba like and the silhouette had a nice, gentle flare without poofing too much.
BP "moveover" flats - starts in size 4 and comes in lots of colors. I took my usual 5.
Next up, this crossover stripe dress is darling for warmer weather with a nice ridged texture, but I definitely was not wearing the right undergarments for trying this on. I had on a lackluster sports bra, and this cut would be much more flattering with a little more oomph in the chest. An XS fit me fairly well, as shown:
Here's a few more Aqua brand dresses that come in vibrant colors which are part of the sale. If you like neoprene material, this flare dress comes in 7 colors, looks "shrunken fit" and high-waisted on the model (aka a good fit on petites) and the reviews says it runs pretty small.
For anyone shopping for a getaway, Kate Spade's first swimwear collection is so. friggen. cute. I had splurged on a bow bikini before my last vacation, but alas it was a return for me as it's better suited for someone a little more busty. The XS top was not as snug as I'd like and I couldn't fill out the underwire cups - perhaps best for bra sizes 34A/B and up.
**Update: Thank you to reader Diana for letting me know that Nordstrom is actually automatically price matching on their site for the Medium Sutton bag, even though it doesn't specify the 25% off! It gets added to cart for $246 versus the $328 retail.**
Please share any favorite finds or recommendations from this F&F sale!