Floral blouse + petite work pants reviews

trouser pant spring work outfits loft petite

LOFT top xxs petite (this one is pretty too), WHBM pants 00 petite (fit info below) c/o, reversible belt xxs c/o, M+O cardigan (similar here or here), M.Gemi pumps 35.5 (sale colors; my review), Prada bag

I reviewed this floral blouse a few weeks ago, and warned that you guys would be seeing it quite a bit! For max versatility, I look for patterns that incorporate my most frequently worn neutrals along with a few pops of bright color. This print goes easily with my usual grays and navys, but also looks cohesive with vibrant mustard or pink. For an alternate option, I also love the look of the delicate floral print on this sleeveless button-down!

loft floral top petite work wear blog

My top is currently 40% off w/ NEWNOW. Here’s a few other new arrivals on sale – the soft prints have me eager for Spring!

– Darling, retro-inspired floral dresses: Bouquet wrap dress + Camellia shirtdress (same print comes in a top)
Scallop hem sweater – wear this airy knit over their basic clean camisole (a closet staple in “nude”)
Petite maternity – pant options starting in 00 petite (maternity is oftentimes excluded from sale)

Ann Taylor is also having 40% off site-wide w/ FRIENDS40. Their shoe collection has been so good!

Nicole patent block heel sandals – updated version of their May sandals from prior years (see on me). Those have been a tried & true staple for me. Even though sandal-weather feels far off in the future, I have a feeling small sizes will go quickly!
Elora suede slingback – simple yet elegant. Black heels are a basic that’s been overlooked in my closet!
Eryn Suede pumps – your classic, everyday mid-heeled work pumps. I haven’t seen the “toasted sesame” color in-person, but I’m guessing it should be similar to an old tan shade they had (see on me) that’s ultra flattering and goes with everything.

how to style a bright yellow mustard cardigan spring fashion
On another note, I recently tried on several different cuts of work pants from WHBM and wanted to share some quick reviews! They don’t have sales very often, but do offer free shipping & returns on all petite pieces.

1. Slim flare suiting pants (pictured in this post)
Cut: high rise, flare leg
Waist Fit: runs big
Measurements of 00 petite: 13″ across the waist, 9″ rise (high-rise), 16.25″ hip, 29.5″ inseam.

Contrary to the one review, I found these to be the most flattering on my current body. The leg cut is long and lean, not too flared, however the waist runs big which worked in my favor this time!

2. Comfort stretch slim ankle pant (could not zip these up for a pic)
Cut: medium rise, straight cut ankle-length leg
Waist Fit: runs small
Measurements of 00 petite: 13″ across the waist, 7.5″ rise (mid-rise), 16.5″ hip, 26″ inseam.

In comparison, these in the same size fit much smaller and lower at the waist. I compared them to recent Banana Republic Sloans in 00 petite, and the WHBM ankle pants are a little narrower across the waist while the ankle opening is wider than on the Sloans (rise and inseams were about the same).

3. Stretch Knit Slim Bootcut Pants
Cut: medium-high rise, slight boot cut leg
Waist Fit: true to size to slightly big
Measurements of 00 petite: 12.75″ across the waist, 8.5″ rise (mid-rise), 16.5″ hip, 30.5″ inseam.

They feel comfy and stretchy almost like thick yoga pants, but the material is actually very sturdy (not thin) and still looks professional. Fit is pretty slim on me from the thighs down to the upper calves, before it gently flares out into a small boot-cut. I’m 5 feet tall and the length of these in petite is about 2″ long on me (if it were a wider flare cut, the leg opening would cover my foot and high heels, and the length would be fine). These also have a coordinating knit suit blazer! You can read more customer reviews under the regular sizing pages.

NOTE: With pants, I always look at both the waist + rise measurements in conjunction. For two different cuts of pants in the same size, a higher-rise style typically measures narrower across the waist opening than a lower-rise style, which sits lower near your hips. 

what to wear to work in the spring WHBM petite


17 thoughts on “Floral blouse + petite work pants reviews

  • Reply fatou March 7, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    This look is so cute! I love the trousers!

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog March 7, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    I love the bold floral print! I have a lot of floral pieces, but usually the pattern is small. I think this is a great, different top! Also, thank you for the petite work pant review! This is going to come in so handy for tiny girls like me! 🙂


  • Reply Jess March 8, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Thanks for the reviews of the WHBM pants! I’ll have to check out their current season. I think I initially found WHBM through your blog, and it’s been a game changer for me in terms of pants sizing. BR and Ann Taylor 00 regular usually runs big on me, and 00 petite is too short, but the WHBM 00 generally runs smaller IMO and tends to work for me. No more belts! 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth March 8, 2018 at 2:53 am

    This floral top is sooo beautiful <3 🙂 I love how versatile it is!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Reply Daria EDU March 8, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!
    You are so gorgeous and I loved your outfit!
    Happy women’s day!


  • Reply Eloise A March 8, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I’m loving this look! Those pants look so nice and elongating- wonderful post

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style March 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

    That’s such a beautiful blouse. X

  • Reply Emily March 8, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Jean this outfit is beautiful! Too bad the floral top ran out of other sizes! I’ll have to look in store to see if they have it.

  • Reply bonjourchiara March 8, 2018 at 10:45 am

    This outfit is wonderful Jean, and perfectly styled. You legs look so long!! xx

  • Reply Jessica March 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Such a great top and lovely look altogether!


  • Reply May March 8, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Yes, I have to agree with the other comments. Your legs look so long!I think I might need to buy a pair. Also, love the top for spring.

    May || https://themoderness.com/

  • Reply Shloka March 9, 2018 at 11:16 am

    You’ve styled this floral blouse so well! I love how you’ve matched it with this mustard sweater it looks fab!

  • Reply Eunmi March 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Jean, I like this blouse a lot.You always look very elegant and pretty. I’m looking for a dress for derby. Do you have any dresses that you would recommend? Thank you in advance.

  • Reply Jandrew March 9, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I love your look here it’s a great spring look!
    The bright mustard sweater is a perfect touch !
    Dress The Part

  • Reply Shansa March 10, 2018 at 4:16 am

    I am in love with that shirt and the colors! Such a great spring look!

  • Reply Petite Teacher March 11, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Wearing versatile items like this beautiful flower blouse isn’t only practical and good for your wallet, but also environmentally friendly. I think we should all aim at choosing lots of such items for our wardrobes and I am so happy you often set this example whilst being a fashion blogger too. Great job! Love, Lieske

  • Reply Maureen March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I like your floral top. I love the ruffle sleeves and the muted floral colors. It’s perfect for Spring and definitely for a work environment. I never had to dress up as formally in my occupation but if I did I would want to style it similarly. I hope you are having a great day so far!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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