It’s hard to believe Christmas is less than a week away! Where did the month go? This year’s holiday will be a real treat for me as I’ll get to see some of my family from Asia, who are coming over to celebrate with Nick’s parents as well. I can’t wait to share with them some of our holiday traditions that I look forward to each year, like Nick’s mom’s beautiful tree always surrounded by dozens of poinsettias. These photos were taken back in Boston before we left town. I’m a bit bummed to miss the first big snowfall this week!
There’s something about a red coat in winter that’s so cheery and up-lifting. There’s several similar styles out there, but this one by Maison Jules is at one of the more affordable price points I’ve seen. Over the years I’ve picked up many pieces from the brand that ended up becoming wardrobe favorites. Their styles are usually classic, with a hint of feminine flair. I recently partnered with them on a series of holiday style videos, and wanted to share some other petite-friendly finds discovered in the process!
I’m wearing this coat in size xxs without alterations. The only area that might need adjustments on petites is the sleeve length, since this is in regular sizing. The coat is medium-weight, and cut in a straighter style with some room to layer underneath. I like that the faux fur trimmed hood is fully removable, for when you want a simpler silhouette!
This button-up top (also love the black & white) is a pretty variation on the popular buffalo plaid shirt, with smaller scaled checks and a delicate ruffle in the front. It’s also easy to style for the office, tucked into a black or red pencil or A-line skirt and paired with tights and pumps. The xxs is pretty slim fit on me throughout the torso and sleeves.
This lace print sweater and embellished collared blouse (love the blush) are other work-appropriate piece that can be worn either untucked with pants, or tucked into skirts. And in the dresses department, I love this lace-trim A-line dress which fits me closely like a glove in size xxs right off the rack.
Since these videos were filmed in advance, please note I’m wearing sample size pieces in them which were tailored to fit. However, I made sure to try on each piece in my usual size after they became available, and the ones mentioned in this post fit even better on me off the rack. I hope you enjoy the holiday videos!