Back when we were house-hunting in Boston, outdoor space was a requirement that Nick wasn't willing to give up (especially after letting go of "parking spot," which drives us nuts to this day...oy, those dreaded parking & towing tickets!). The search took us a while but was worth the wait, as we lucked out with a roof deck overlooking the heart of our city. It's a quiet respite where we love to watch the sunset together and unwind after a long day.
Today's post is in partnership with Hollister, which a few of you have recommended for petite-friendly finds (specifically, skirts that fit narrow at the waist and jeans that come in "short" lengths). If you look past the large logos section, there are finds to be had that fit nicely, and can be both age-appropriate and versatile.
This knit dress has modest elbow-length sleeves and combines classic stripes with more of-the-moment lace-up and tassel details. Whenever I see the word "bodycon" I automatically order a size up, which can sometimes make the difference between a nightclub dress or one that you can be comfy and casual in. A size S is a shift-style fit on me, so stick to your usual size if you want a more shapely look.
Here are two other pieces I picked up recently that are petite-friendly (and now on sale):
I love the idea of a high-waisted short as an alternative to dresses for "going out" outfits. These lace ones come in vibrant colors and have a pretty floral edged hemline. Pair it with a short top or tuck one in - just make sure to showcase the higher waist for a visually longer leg line. The size 00 runs small and measures 12" across the waist and 16.25" across the hips without stretch. These are a snug fit on me at my natural waistline, and I've also worn them casually just with flat sandals and a cropped tee.
You guys have already seen this wrap sweater blogged, but I'll try to show how it looks un-tucked soon. Despite the long sleeves, the torso length is actually pretty petite-friendly, shorter in the front with a "folded under" look. The XS measures 19" long in the front hitting right by my hips, and also looks cute with ankle pants, boyfriend jeans or distressed shorts.
Thank you to Hollister for partnering on this post.