Happy Friday! I wanted to round up some outfits from Instagram, and talk more about fit and sizing info for those interested! A find that I’m most excited about are these suede block-heeled beauties (also in a soft gray and a fiery red) that come in extended sizes 4 – 12. I personally have an easier time with low, stable heels versus completely flat-soled shoes, and found these to be comfy out of the box. Quality is nice for the price point, and fit feels true to size or slightly on the bigger side (if you’re in between half sizes, I’d go for the smaller one). Unfortunately with all the snow in Boston this week and next, these might not see the light of day again for a while!
If you haven’t heard of Gibson before, they’re best known for their soft fleeced tops that you’ll just want to ball up onto the couch in. Note the petite sizing for this particular top runs short due to the knotted area. It fits me well, and I know I’m on the short end of the petite spectrum at ~ 5 feet tall. I usually wear this tee with higher-waisted bottoms so there’s no risk of exposed midriff when arms are raised. You can also dress it up a bit with a blazer for “casual Fridays!”
Here is the fleece peplum top in the same fabric, for comparison. I didn’t keep that one but wanted to share a pic, since it’s hard to find peplum style tops that aren’t too long on petites!
I’ve gotten a few questions on this convertible cardigan below, so wanted to reference my old post here that shows a few different styling methods! Mine’s from many years ago but it’s one of Nic + Zoe’s signature pieces – I see it come back every season in new colors, a few of which are on sale right now.
This outfit here is a mix of all old pieces – I know some of you also got these boots from DSW and were looking for more ways to style them. I usually just throw them on over leggings and a slouchy sweater for a super casual look. Adding a topcoat and wool hat here help pull everything together and dress it up a bit.
This below was a try-on at Abercrombie, which has been surprising me lately! Small sizes for this are gone online in gray, but maybe check stores. An XS regular was roomy on me and would need the sleeves shortened and belt loops raised for someone my size. Note it’s an unlined felted wrap jacket, so not a heavy winter coat. I thought it was very reasonably priced and have seen similar wraps go for several times more. Also, not sure when this happened but Abercrombie now has petites and tall…? I’d love to see some of their more classic outwear in petites sizing, instead of just dresses!
Speaking of coats, I also wanted to share a heads up on the J.Crew Lady Day coat popping back in a few petite sizes. This is definitely one of my favorite coats (I take 00p with no alterations needed), and sells out so quickly at the beginning of each season. As of now, I see both classic navy and black available in 000p and 00p, plus a number of bright colors in stock in small sizes as well!