• Postcards from Provence, France with L’Occitane

    It’s always interesting to me how people discover certain products or brands. One day a few years back, I was particularly worked up about something so Nick’s mom insisted, “Here, take a whiff of this! It’ll help you de-stress!” What she rubbed onto my wrists was one of L’Occitane’s lavender oils, purchased during her trip to Provence. And while I’ve used and loved a handful of L’Occitane products since then, ...

    Postcards from Provence, France with L’Occitane
  • Sunflower Summer // Midi dress + retro sunglasses

    Thank you guys for your patience over the past two days as Extra Petite got a (long overdue) facelift! We’re still making tweaks and importing old comments, but overall, I’d love to hear your feedback and if anything’s not working properly. I’m also launching a weekly newsletter that will feature previews of upcoming posts and item reviews before they hit the blog, so please subscribe up above if you’re interested! (Just ...

    Cooperative linen dress xs in sunflower (7 colors!),  Urban Outfitters sunglasses (2 colors; only $16!),  Janessa Leone klint hat sz S,  Milly wicker bag,  Bar III sandals sz 5 (my review
    Sunflower Summer // Midi dress + retro sunglasses
  • Weekend in Newport, RI (and one-piece swimsuits in petite sizing!)

    Even though Newport, RI is just a hop and a skip away from Boston, Nick and I have rarely visited! (save for bachelorettes and the Newport folk festival, which I associate with the one weekend each year when Nick comes home from camping looking and smelling like a wet dog) It’s our goal to explore more locally in New England, so we recently drove down for a weekend getaway and ...

    Modcloth madras dress xxs (& these bra covers), Ann taylor sandals sz 5, Gucci sunnies, KJP bracelet xs + pearl cuff (bendable for small wrists), vintage bag
    Weekend in Newport, RI (and one-piece swimsuits in petite sizing!)
  • Summer Dresses // Blue and white prints in Nantucket, MA

    I can’t get enough of blue and white prints lately – it’s just a timeless yet fresh color combo that has me anticipating summer! I wore both of these looks during our recent trip to Nantucket, where it fit right in with the preppy style of the island. These dresses may appear similar in color scheme, but have two completely different personalities. The cotton midi dress above is more demure ...

    Vince Camuto dress 0P, Ann Taylor sandals 5 (comfy for strolling around), Etsy bag, BR jacket c/o (old; similar in petite), kjp bracelet xs, Gucci sunglasses (look for less)
    Summer Dresses // Blue and white prints in Nantucket, MA
  • Tips & Tricks: How to take good photos together while traveling

    This is a guest post by Nick about photography. And while he does take many of the photos for this blog, this post focuses on a specific kind of photo: the ones that he also appears in!  While photography may be an art, getting a stranger to take a good photo of you is a science. And like many of my high school science experiments, it can go horribly wrong. ...

    On Nick: J.Crew chinoslobster shirt, Sperry shoes (similar) On Jean: (found a similar bow-back peplum top!) full outfit details are in this post
    Tips & Tricks: How to take good photos together while traveling