Every once in a while, Nick and I find ourselves making an impromptu stop at the Boston library. We love popping by in the mornings, to people watch and reminisce around the courtyard (where we said our “I do’s”) like an old married couple. If you’re visiting the city and looking for a food-meets-historical landmark activity, I’d recommend making a reservation for afternoon tea sets overlooking this courtyard! You can see a picture of it here in my Boston guide.
With Spring (hopefully) around the corner, I’m partnering with Modcloth today to share some petite-friendly pieces, each of which fit me without alterations and don’t require dry cleaning (always a bonus)! I like to scour customer reviews for hints that an item runs small or short, which can pay off in the form of well-fitting finds for me.
This pleated skirt at 18.5″ long works well for shorter ladies, and an size xxs fits a 24″ waist off the rack (no stretch at the waist). The outer material is on the lighter weight side, but there’s a full lining along with an invisible side zipper. It hits about two inches above my knees which is a safe length for most offices, but I wouldn’t recommend it for workwear if it hits you any shorter.
My oldie but goodie cropped cardigan makes yet another appearance (see it also styled here and here) – it’s one of Modcloth’s core pieces, and has been tweaked and updated over several years now. It comes in a rainbow of colors, and is so easy to throw on over dresses and high-waisted skirts. Mine here is old, but I also have one from their latest version in size XS, which fits me the same.
If you’re looking for a feminine shell to wear under blazers or cardigans, this one is lightweight and has a slight texture to it like crinkled silk (it also comes in black). An xxs measures 15″ across the armpits (no stretch) and is about 24″ long in the front, 27″ in the back. It hits me at the hips and the back just covers my tush like a tunic top, so this would also look cute paired casually with leggings or skinny jeans.
Below are a few other new arrivals that caught my eye (spring dresses galore), and are available starting in size xxs! Thank you to Modcloth for partnering on this post.