2015 in review // favorites across the seasons

Hello hello ~ as another year comes to an end, I wanted to thank each of you for your readership and support for my corner of the blogosphere. This site started as a creative outlet for me and continues to be something I’m very passionate about, whether it’s to share fashion finds, good eats, or pieces of our lives like our marriage this year. I know several of you are longtime readers whom I may never meet, but greatly appreciate from the bottom of my heart. Happy last week of 2015, and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!

Here’s a few of my favorite looks, tutorials, and posts from this past year:
2015 extra petite winter outfits

2015 extra petite spring outfits

2015 extra petite spring fashion

2015 extra petite summer fashion

2015 extra petite spring style

2015 extra petite fall outfits

2015 extra petite fall style

2015 extra petite tall boots outfits

2015 extra petite winter fashion

From Instagram, here’s a few popular selfies and couple grams:

extra petite popular instagram photos

outfit sources, clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 3 / 4 / 5 

On the tutorial front, some frequently-requested DIYs and how-to’s from this past year:
– Styling a blanket scarf
– Voluminous high ponytail + pincurls updo
– DIY floral crowns + combs
– Everyday hair curling
– DIY bridal birdcage veil + belt

And last but not least, a few posts from the best time of our lives thus far, having finally tied the knot in the city where we met over a decade ago! Our hearts are still full from being joined by all of our family and friends from around the world.
paris engagement photos bridal shower

extra petite chinese tea ceremony wedding

Chinese tea ceremony, wedding at Boston Library

Which were some of your favorite looks and fashion finds this year? 


53 thoughts on “2015 in review // favorites across the seasons

  • Jane the torontoShopoholic December 29, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Congrats on a wonderful 2015 – looking forward to following along in 2016 too!

  • Catarina Neves December 29, 2015 at 9:53 am

    I LOVE your style! I hope you have an even more wonderful 2016!

  • sm1abc December 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Love your blog. Can you post the link on how to tie the belt on a coat? I think there was a demo on a burberry coat after a sales associate showed you. Thank you.

  • Sasa Zoe December 29, 2015 at 10:51 am

    So many beautiful look! It's been a great year with you! Look forward to 2016:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Kim December 29, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Thank you so much for your blog! I've gotten tons of inspiration from you and have definitely improved my style over the last year. It has helped with my self-esteem, too!

  • stephanie December 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

    2016…styling with a bump? 🙂

  • ayme nicole December 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Your outfits are always super classy and I love a lot of these, especially the swimsuit and the red dress!


    COFFEESLAG New Year, New Coffeeslag

  • Anonymous December 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Hi Jean,

    Yor wedding was so beautiful to watch. Thank you for sharing. Happy new year.


  • squirrelmonkey December 29, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Love your blog and looking forward to a fashionable 2016!

  • Keri H December 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Wow, such amazing looks from you in 2015! You are seriously such an inspiration and cannot see what you will have in 2016!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Eve December 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Happy 2016! I found your blog this year in 2015, and I'm so glad I did! Keep up the great work 😀

  • Angela Bonanza December 29, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I love this 2015 roundup post! So many of your fun posts from this year to revisit haha. Hope you have a very happy 2016 as well!!

  • Anokha December 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Happy holidays! I hope that you have a wonderful New Years 🙂 I always appreciate reading your blog and get many an inspiration for petite-friendly options!

    Speaking of: Any recommendations for a petite-friendly, boyfriend-style cashmere cardigan? I would like to splurge for the holidays!

  • Pa Kou December 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing your looks and tidbits of your life as an escape for a mom of five girls! I love your honest reviews, tips, and photos, you make it look so easy. I found your earlier posts on how to look older and taller very helpful. Although I might have not mastered it yet, I do feel I have improved and boosted my confidence greatly and would like to thank you. One last thing, have you considered writing a book sharing your expertise, tips and tricks, mistakes, and articles into a book. I remembered when I was at the library looking for how to dress, there was none that addressed dressing for petites! It would be so helpful to have a book with articles like how to look older and taller tucked near my closet so that I can better emulate the look. I know I could just look it up on my laptop, but with a book it would be so much quicker to flip to the page, plus, my daughters would be able to read it (because their electronic time is limited), and lastly,I would buy so many copies to give as gifts! Just a thought. Have a Happy New Year.

  • Helen Veyna December 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I loved all your outfits from 2015. Congrats on such an amazing year!

    Sweet Helen Grace

  • Anonymous December 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Jean,

    Happy New Year! Thank you for all that you do! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you sharing your fashion finds with us 🙂 A lot of my favorite items in my closet came recommended by you! I'm excited for all your future posts in 2016 <3

    On a completely random note, I wasn't able to find your review on Triangl Swimwear – was that taken down? I'm considering ordering their swimsuits and wanted to reference your post for fit. Thank you!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I started following your blog this Spring after searching for fashion blogs with classic style. I'm so happy I found you. Your blog and beautiful pictures have brightened my year. Can't wait to see what's coming in 2016!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Congrats on your wedding and Happy New Years! I really appreciate your fashion finds especially your poppy dress, Christmas blanket scarf and green plaid top for Christmas http://www.kblossoms.etsy.com

  • Viktoria December 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Dear Jean, I am a silent reader for some time now and wanted to give you a huge compliment: You just always look so elegant, even when you are wearing an casual outfit! As a mum of a toddler, I would love some tips for an practical yet elegant wardrobe and some pieces to invest in.
    Thank you so much for all the work you dedicate to your blog! I wish you all the best for 2016!


  • Barbara M December 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I found your blog this fall and I love it. You have such great style and I really appreciate the details on fit.

  • Monika December 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Jean – I found your blog this year and it has really given me inspiration to pep up my own wardrobe. Thank you for your great posts and ideas. I look forward to them so please keep it up. Wishing you and Nick the best in 2016. Monika

  • Stephanie December 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    My favorite find was the Ariat York boots! I did a pinterest search on boots that fit petites and your pic came up with the boots. Ever since then I've been following your blog. Your blog really helped me to come out of my comfort zone of jeans and a raggedy sweater! Even though I am more curvy than you are, I've gotten more inspired to try new looks and mix up things that I already have in my closet. I think my husband appreciates the change as well. We have three boys so I have to exert my feminine side to balance things out in our house! Thanks so much for sharing your fashion with us!

  • Trang Do December 29, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    You had amazing year! Love all your photos! Wishing you a happy 2016!!
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Chicago Petite December 30, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Jean I am so looking forward to your 2016 posts. I've recently discovered your site several weeks ago and you have no idea how much you've inspired my fashion sense and gave me optimism for finding clothes that fit and look stylish on my petite frame. I'm a 40+ mom of two and was losing me sense of style. You've taken what is a frustrating process for me and gave me a renewed sense of encouragement and enthusiasm. I appreciate all that you share and hope that you will continue to represent the super petite for many many years to come. Happy New Year!!

  • Anonymous December 30, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Happy 2016, Jean!! You inspired my fashion style. Love to read your blog!

  • Poshnessary com December 30, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Really love this post. The mirrored blue look is so amazing!!

    Kisses from http://www.poshnessary.com

  • Julie Hiller December 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

    You've really knocked it out of the park this year with your outfits, Jean! Loving this roundup. And of course your wedding photos are gorgeous too!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  • Osiarah Blog December 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Nice review and articles from the past year. Love your outfits and posts. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great holidays!

    Camy xx


  • Chloe Zee December 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Beautiful photos Jean but of all the stylish fashion parings, your wedding photos are the best ! Congratulations to such an awesome year and wishing for an even more exciting year ahead.

  • Joy December 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago, and I just want to let you know that you make a difference!
    I've struggled with accepting having a petite figure for about as long as I can remember, in large part due to not knowing how to dress it – I've had a total disconnect between how I WANT to present myself to the world and my limitations in actually doing so. I really felt kinda hopeless, and since finding your blog, I have taken a different and decidedly more positive approach to the process.
    Of course you always look beautiful, but I have a hunch that you are a beautiful person as well. I'll spare you a novel; in short, I really appreciate what you do and the positive impact that following your blog has had on me. I've never felt more beautiful and appreciative of my self. Sincerely!

    Best wishes for the new year!

  • Caroline December 31, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Thank you for everything you have shared with us this year and congrats again on your wedding! I only can hope that I can find a love like yours. Cannot wait to see what's in store for 2016!

  • Olivia December 31, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and creativity Jean!! Have a Happy New Year!!!

  • Rizwan Naeem December 31, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I like your style and working

  • Anonymous December 31, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Many thanks for all of your fashion inspiration in 2015, and for sharing such special moments in yours and Nick's lives (your wedding video made me cry!)
    I've been following your blog for just over a year now (and have enjoyed looking through your archives too, on lazy Sundays!) and love your cheerful writing style. You've also inspired me to be more adventurous with my office-fashion.
    Keep up the excellent work, and best wishes to you and your family in 2016!
    Bethany xx

  • Linda Tran December 31, 2015 at 9:27 am

    You have the best outfits! Love your creativity and style!


  • Cynthia December 31, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Dear Jean, best wishes to you and your family for a very happy and healthy New Year! I really admire your elegant style and panache. The tutorials are so helpful and your warm disposition really shines through. I really appreciate the effort and creativity that you put into your blog. It has such a wonderful mix of fashion, beauty, design, travel, and family. Thank you and your darling husband for creating something that is such a pleasure to read! Happy holidays.

  • Julia Mazzucato December 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Happy NYE, Jean! You had an amazing year, filled with amazing outfits. Congratulations once again on your wedding and best wishes to you and Nick in 2016!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Maggie Zemanek December 31, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I loved all your styles in 2015 and watching your wedding journey. Here's to an even better 2016!


  • L Breault December 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Happy New Year! This is my fav blog 🙂 Thank you for your great style! Cheers!

  • Made in Mauve December 31, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Great recap of the year! Happy New Year!

    Made in MauveBloglovin

  • Caroline December 31, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Happy New Year, Jean! Thank you for sharing your fashion finds, tips & tricks and foodie adventures! I appreciate your expertise in petite fashion!!

  • Georgiana January 1, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Let´s try to wear that "special" dress you hide in your wardrobe more often. Why? Read it in my lifestyle advice column.

  • Amy Rosy January 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    The windowpane skirt with those knee high boots is just… whew, girl. ♥

  • Anonymous January 1, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Happy New Year Jean ! Thank you very much for your blog !
    I was wondering if you actually bought the Daylesmoore Burberry coat in size 0 or 2 and why. I was reading your review and could not decide which size to go for. Thank you Jean !

  • THE NEON FACTOR | Diana January 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Love your style, so cute and stylish.

    || D I A N A ||

  • Jean January 3, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Hi ~ here's the old video…I believe it's at the end! http://www.extrapetite.com/2011/10/all-about-belts-how-to-tie-hole-punch.html

  • Esraa Bassiouny January 4, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Waw I really love all of your outfit, I am a fan myself because I am a petite amd I find that your style is perfect for our body. I hope 2016 be a kind, wonderful and ful of joy year to you.


  • Kelcy January 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I am not even petite. I'm 5'7" but I love your blog and the ideas it gives me. I always show things to my mom, who is petite.

  • Jenny Tsang January 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Looking cute as always love 🙂

    xo Jenny

  • Ashley D'Hooge January 8, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hi Jean, are you red Hunter boots the gloss version or the original version? Also, do they fit true to size? Thanks!

  • Ashley D'Hooge January 8, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Hi Jean, are you red Hunter boots the gloss version or the original version? Also, do they fit true to size? Thanks!

  • CashmereRaccoon January 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Hi, Jean, I love your selection from the best yearly outfits. 🙂 Its always good to see all at once and get back to some useful posts from the past.
    How is your Tory Burch Robinson tote holding up? Do you still use it as much as when you bought it initially? I am thinking of getting one myself, and wanted to know your opinion.

    Thank you,

  • Anonymous January 14, 2016 at 3:29 am

    i really admire you and the way you dress up. You always look fab even in casual outfits.
    Your posts give me a lot of ideas, since i am also petite.
    looking forward for more helpful fashion tips.:)

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