Summer Olive // Soft Jersey Drape Pants + Cropped Blazer

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Express tee xsp c/o + cropped blazer 00p c/o, Mansur Gavriel tote, Chanel bag

This outfit is a little different from what I usually gravitate towards, in terms of the slightly trendier silhouette and darker, moodier color scheme. I love how everything came together, though, in a look that still feels tailored and very much like my own style!
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I'm partnering with Express petites today to share a few finds available in extended sizing like xxs / 00p (finally!), and are currently fully in stock! This might be my first time trying a peg leg-style trouser - it's a cross between the slim ankle pants that I usually wear, and the baggy harem pants that I'll reserve only for MC Hammer. When cut just subtlety loose in a "relaxed" fit, the result is a comfortable pair of soft pants that you'll want to live in all day.
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These pants are made in a stretchy, machine-washable jersey fabric that's on the thinner side, and feels cool in the summer heat. They have an elasticized waistband that's a touch loose on me, but as with many of my bottoms lately, a sash tie waist belt comes to the rescue. The length hits right by my ankles so won't require hemming on fellow shorties, even with flats on (see the end of this post)! I also love how these pants are styled on the model, with a cropped black turtleneck and bomber jacket.

Measurements: xxs petite is 13" across the waistband when un-stretched, with a 26" inseam.
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This is the same double ruffle tee that I purchased in white a while back and featured in this recent post. The frill sleeves add a hint of femininity, while the black color keeps it feeling edgy. Note I'm around 5' tall and the top is the right length on me when untucked, so the petites might be a little short on taller ladies.
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Below, I also wanted to show how this outfit works with low, casual slide sandals (last styled here) for an afternoon of walking around town. Nick kept complimenting this look, which tells me branching out once in a while is not a bad thing!
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Thank you to Express for partnering on this post. 



67 comments:

  1. It's so nice to see some olive greens in this summer. It still feels really refreshing!


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  2. Love the army green and black color combo!

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  3. Love the perfectly tailored look. It's perfect for the office and day to day wear too.
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  4. Love the outfit. I love those type of jersey pants <3 I have a pair of comfy navy blue ones myself!

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  5. Hi Jean, thanks for posting about this very stylish and work appropriate outfit! Can you comment on if the pants wrinkle easily? How do they look after a day of sitting? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Serena! So the pants are a polyester / spandex blend and have a more fluid "slinky" feel, if that makes sense. It feels very different from cotton, and is not a material that wrinkles easily (from my experience so far!).

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  6. LOVE this look! Your usual style while impeccable is too feminine for my personal wardrobe but this is spot on - would love to see you step outside your comfort zone like this even more in the future :)

    I normally wear size 26 in most jeans e.g. J Brand, what size would you recommend for me in Express bottoms?

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    1. Hi Judy, thanks for the feedback! Hmm ... so Express sizing can vary quite a bit, but for these pants in particular, I just measured the xxs petite and the waistband is 13" across when lying flat and un-stretched. It stretches another inch or two comfortably. The inseam on these are 26" so if that's too short for you, maybe try regular sizing (but I would definitely go down to xxs with regular sizing, since reg usually runs bigger than petites)

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  7. I absolutely love the olive and black pairing, olive is one of my favourite shades to wear in winter. Those pants are beautiful and are such a flattering cut. I'd love a pair like that!

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  8. Hi Jean! I love this look on you, too. I'm digging edgy right now and after a long period of being very pro colorful, I'm really loving black.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I think I need to venture out to more colors next! Been stuck in my neutrals rut : )

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  9. Ahhh love everything about this outfit! Just ordered the pants in black and olive myself, great find! Still hoping to run into you in Boston one day :)

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    1. Hi Maria ~ I hope you love the pants! Boston is a small town...I'm sure we'll get to cross paths! : )

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  10. Gorgeous outfit Jean! It looks wonderful!

    I hope you have a lovely Monday,
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  11. They're really gorgeous, love this look!

    Rebecca
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  12. I love these pants! X
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  13. I have these pants andblove them, they look fabulous on you.

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  14. Hi Jean,

    I'm currently loving this trendier pant silhouette. I'm a little over 5'4" -- would the petite work for me or should I go with the regular length?

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    ~ Danielle

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    1. Hi Danielle! So I just measured the petite and they are about 26" at the inseam for xxsp, and probably increase slightly as the waist sizes go up. Since you're over 4" taller than me, I'd probably recommend the regular sizing! I find their regular waist sizing to run bigger than petites though, so maybe size down on the waist if you're in between two sizes.

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    2. Hi Jean! Thank you for this! Have a fabulous week xx

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  15. Those olive pants are right up my alley! They look so comfy.
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  16. Such a sophisticated look! I am forever looking for pants that will be cool enough during my walk to work, but still polished/conservative enough once I get to the office. These sound like they might work!

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  17. You are so cute! Those pants look awesome on you. Love the olive color!

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  18. Hi Jean,

    I really like this outfit and I think that it suits for you! :) My favourite piece is the pant, of course. Have a lovely day!

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  19. Thank you for another great outfit Jean, I've been looking for this type of pant! I'm curious, would you wear it to work? I work in a business/business-casual office and don't like to wear blazers, so my normal ensemble consists of ankle pants or skirts and blouses. How would you style a sash belt pant so it is office appropriate? Thanks!

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    1. Hi there! Personally I think these might be a little too trendy for a professional office given the slouchier silhouette. I picture them more at more creative business fields like advertising, etc. I could be wrong, though!

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  20. Love this outfit!! Very versatile.

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  21. Great outfit! Is that a med-large double flap Chanel handbag? I just ordered a jumbo double flap from Trendlee in lambskin. Have you ever done a review on these bags? Thanks!

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    1. Hi there - yes I've done several Chanel handbag reviews back in my archives : ) You can also go to my YouTube channel (user: extrapetiteblog) for my review videos!

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  22. Beautiful look, i love this blog

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  23. So chic and beautiful!

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  24. Such a chic and easy outfit ! Perfect !
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  25. It's so hard to find pants as a short person! Glad to know Express has these!
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  26. Hi! I love this look, but I have a question. My measurements are 30-24-34 and I was wondering if I'd go with the XXS Petite in those pants or not..

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    1. Hi Annika! I included the measurements up above ... the waist of the xxs petite measures 13" across, so will be loose at your nautural waist (may fit better lower near your hips). I have the same waist measurement as you and I used the sash belt to tighten up the waist area.

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  27. Love this entire outfit but the pants deff steal the show!
    You look amazing, girl♥

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  28. I love those pants. I'm wondering how they would look on a more voluptuous petite. When you're size is 10P and not 00P, jersey can cling to lumps and bumps.

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  29. Such an amazing outfit and I'm so in love with your pants!
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  30. I am wondering how the butt looks, as I feel like these kind of pants make your derrière look non existent.

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  31. These olive pants are so gorgeous!
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  32. So cute! I own a similar pair from Express in white and I'm so obsessed. Such a classy style!

    xo, Katie
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  33. Nice look. Love the edgier vibe.

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  34. Love this outfit. One of my favorites.

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  35. This look is unbelievably gorgeous, Jean! I love it so much! You look so chic and sophisticated!

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  36. I love how you styled the dark colours together. The dark green trousers are very chic!

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  37. You look so cute!!! :)
    Loving olive lately!
    xo. Kari

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  38. I love this outfit! You look so classy in it! I actually have a very similar pair of pants, so I love the inspiration on how to style them. Although, I'm going to look into maybe getting this pair as well because I love the length.

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  39. This is very different for you but it is still perfect and put together. These pants are lovely as well!

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  40. Love this chic work appropriate look! It looks both stylish and comfortable - well done!

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  41. In love with those pants! The whole outfit just exuberates chicness.

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  42. I'm a fan of moody hues year round- chic look!

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  43. This whole outfit is very stylish, and elegant! All of the colors compliment each other very well. I really like the olive color pants, and the bow on it is cute.

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  44. Hi Jean, lovely outfit! I see that you were carrying the Chanel classic flap in one of the photos - what a stunning outfit. Is there a authenticator in Boston you would recommend? I noticed from your previous posts/youtube video that you have purchased pre-loved, and I just purchased a pre-loved and would really like to have peace of mind with it. Really appreciate any recommendation you might be able to give.

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    1. Hi there! Ah..I wish I could be of more help, but unfortunately I've only heard of online authenticators where you send in high res images (I know that's not ideal). Good luck in finding one locally for some peace of mind!!

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  45. I absolutely adore your style. Thanks for switching it up a bit. I, too, find it hard to step out of my comfort zone. Do you ever sell items you no longer want (anything from basic essentials to your higher end goods)? I'm the exact size as you in clothing with the only difference being I wear a size 6 in shoes. I'd love to shop your closet!! I sell/buy on Poshmark so I'm super curious if you sell on Tradesy, Poshmark, eBay, etc.

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    1. Hi Hope! Thank you for your comment! I haven't done a closet sale in a long time as I usually donate to Dress for Success or other organizations locally. I do occasionally sell higher end bags. If I ever do another sale I will likely post about it on Instagram!

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  46. Great outfit! I bought these pants based on your recommendation and am wearing them now at my business casual workplace. As an aside, they work remarkably well as maternity pants. That super stretchy waist feels comfortable on my 23 week belly and the soft material is like wearing sweatpants. And they don't wrinkle!

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    1. Hi Catherine - congratulations on your pregnancy! How exciting! And that's great to know these stretch to accommodate bump growth : ) I'm sure stretchy, elastic-waistbands are your best friend!

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  47. Love the whole look and the details are perfect!

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  48. Love the trousers and the color scheme!
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  49. Are Express Petites available in store? Or just online? I hope they are available in store -- it is so frustrating ordering online!

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    1. Hi Jessica - unfortunately I think they are petites only, like with many other brands. I guess there just isn't enough demand in-stores for most brands to offer it.

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  50. Love this blazer! Have been trying to find one in a cream/taupe and can't for the life of me.

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  51. I love the colour of those trousers, and I think they look better on you than they do on the model in the stock photo! And so affordable. Win win! X

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  52. I just love your style, effortless without trying too hard. I have the opposite problem finding clothes that fit properly (I'm 5'9) but you are definitely one of my inspirations. can't wait to pay off my debt so I can really do some clothes shopping damage :)!

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