Anthropologie Petites – Ajuda field floral sweater blazer

anthropologie petite floral jacket 1Anthropologie Ajuda field sweater blazer c/o (~70% off, wearing petite xs), ASOS petites dress (old)
BR bag (old, similar – love this!), Stella & Dot ever after necklace c/o, Louboutin pumps

Earlier last month, Anthropologie sent me the Eva dress (on me, ~1″ clipped back) from their latest WHIT Two collaboration. It was my first time trying their petite sizing, and the dress was unfortunately too roomy throughout. For anyone interested in it, it’s 100% non-stretch cotton, and the 00 petite measured 17″ across the chest and 13″ across the waist. I brought it to a store to exchange, and learned that petite sizing is only available online and in their Seattle store location. However, any sales associate can order petite-sized items (including sale items, but excluding “online exclusives”) for customers inside the store, and ship it to your home for free.
anthropologie petite floral jacket
Several items in-store were marked with “comes in petite,” to help identify what’s available in special sizing. I was in the back corner of the sale rack when when a bright floral knit caught my eye. I was initially a little hesitant as it’s a bit “granny” (sure enough, most of the glowing online reviews are from ladies 50+), but my concerns were lessened once Nick expressed how much he liked it, granny and all.

A regular XS looked pretty small on the hanger, but I knew it was meant to be when I spotted an XSP online return behind it. I compared the two, and the sleeve length and total length of the regular XS appeared about 1″ longer than the petite. The XSP fit my shoulder, torso, and arms very well – with the sleeves being just a little long (as shown below). I was surprised to see online that this even came in XXSP.
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The colors in this print combined with the sweater blazer style is more mature (honestly wouldn’t have given the online photo a second glance), but depending on how it’s styled, can still be age-appropriate. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I like it. I kept the rest of this outfit here neutral with a simple nude pink dress, but plan on experimenting with the other pops of color on future casual Fridays.anthropologie petite floral jacket  2
Material is a very stretchy medium-weight knit, in 92% cotton, 7% nylon, and 1% spandex. Hand wash cold, made in China. Measurements of an XSP are: when lying flat and buttoned up… 13.5″ across the shoulders, 15″ armpit to armpit, 13″ across the waist, 20″ length, 21.5″ long sleeves, 4″ across the sleeves.
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The last I checked, sizes left online include XS petite, XS regular and S regular (other petite sizes could pop back, and there were lots of regular sizing lingering at my local store). You can also place an order from within a store to get free shipping. Price is currently $39.99 down from $128, which I thought was a good value for an interesting, comfy piece that fit very well off the rack. 

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks so much for letting us readers know about the Ann Taylor sale! Was never much a fan of Ann Taylor, but that I looked at some of their pieces in the sale and they looked amazing and so did their prices! Got all my interview clothes ready for next year for a extremely good price. Usually suits go for 200+ at these stores but I was able to get a jacket and pants for 80! Thanks again!!!

    Posted 7.6.13 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean, you are a blessing from heaven for this petite Indian woman just under five feet tall, who calls San Francisco home. I stumbled upon your blog today and I canno take my eyes of it now. Love you for what you do for all of us tiny beauties out there!

    Posted 7.5.13 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    This is pretty awful. Not a fan at all. 🙁

    Posted 7.5.13 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Not a fan of this blazer at all. This is probably my least favortie outfit from you.

    Posted 7.3.13 Reply
  5. Hello!
    I've just discovered your blog! Your pics are so nice!!!
    Really like your jacket! Gorgeous!
    I've just created a fashion blog for smalls with a friend!!! In France, that's not easy to get dressed when you are small because there is no "petite" sizes in the shops like in United Kingdom or in the US!
    I'm very small: 1,52m and my friend measures 1,55m!
    Just followed you on Facebook!

    Jul, from le monde des petites

    Posted 7.3.13 Reply
  6. Hi there – All of my AT pumps are size 5, and my J.Crew Monas are 5.5. They fit very similarly, except I felt the J.Crew Monas were slightly narrower in the toe (still comfortable, but the ATs reign supreme in comfort for me. If only they'd make better colors!). Good luck bidding!

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi jean, I am looking at purchasing a pair of Jcrew Mona Pumps. I know you said that AT pumps run half size bigger. I was wondering what you normally wear, what size you take for AT perfects and what size you take for JC Monas. I am looking to purchase a pair of pre owned ones on ebay and dont really have a frame of reference. Thank you in advance.

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Every time you've passed along Nick's feedback, I've agreed with it. He is right this blazer looks great on you. On you, with your super svelte frame and long, flowing hair, this floral blazer is far, far from frumpy. I thought you should've bought that sundress he liked a while back, too. You didn't because you couldn't imagine where you would wear it. If you had bought it, I bet you would've found ways to wear it, since you're so good at putting outfits together.

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  9. Beautiful blazer!

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  10. ....... wrote:

    great blazer! love the bag as well. all of the colors are so pretty and summer like thanks for sharing this great look! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    perhaps more "remix" ideas with old classic items instead of buying more new stuff?

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  12. Crystalin wrote:

    I love this blazer on you! Your right, probably not everyone's cup of tea, but it looks amaze on you!

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  13. This is such a chic outfit! I really love your blazer! 😀

    with love, Cassandra xx

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  14. 1st Anon – thank you for being a longtime reader and for taking the time to share that feedback. I only moderated your comment as I don't wish to name names on here. To be honest, that issue has not affected my shopping (at least consciously!) and what I show on here. What has caused this shift over the years is an increased workload leaving little time to shop (and unfortunately, the way to find good items and deals is to shop frequently), plus a full closet brimming with pencil skirts, pencil dresses, blazers, tweed jackets, and pumps from the same 3-4 stores. I believe these are the classic pieces you refer to (and they are my favorites), but once I built a foundation of such items and take care of them, I realized there's no need to buy more of the same. Those stores are still great for many, but when I visit these days, I don't find styles that I don't already own and wear repeatedly. That said, I value your feedback and am definitely keeping it in mind for future posts.

    Posted 7.2.13 Reply
  15. Ann wrote:

    I don't think Jean's distancing herself from purchasing mainstream, standard clothing to avoid someone from copying her. Like Jean mentioned again and again, she's shopping less this year and is only purchasing items that her closet doesn't have, or items that is different yet work appropriate. If her closet is already full of standard, Ann Taylor/BR/Loft blouses/blazers/skirts, why would she need to buy more? There's only so many grey and black skirts that one can have. The blazer shown above, and the dress from a couple of posts before, are items that she can wear to work and is fun and bright, so of course she'll purchase it and blog about it. She is still updating us on finds she sees in those standard stores (check her twitter/instagram/and update from above). That is unless you want her to repost styles from her closet that she has shown before.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    I would have to agree – lately this blog is trying to be everything for everyone. It feels like it is losing its niche which is disappointing.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Everyone seems to keep referring to other bloggers who are copying – I have only started reading this blog in the last few months and I am curious who everyone is implying is actually copying…?

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
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  19. laniza wrote:

    I happen to love this blazer. It was on my wish list for a while. I'm looking forward to how you'll style it in the future.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  20. Suzie Q wrote:

    I love the rose colored sheath dress, it looks so pretty with the blue belt! The blazer isn't my style but I can see why it's so eye catching with the field of flowers on it.

    Suzie Q

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  21. AlexisB wrote:

    I was thinking the same thing. The sweater is very cute. It could look very chic and funky with dark skinny jeans, super bright heels and a contrasting top.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  22. I absolutely love the floral print of this blazer…so pretty!

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  23. Joules wrote:

    I love that you ran it by Nick to see if the "granny" factor was too high–I do the exact same thing with my BF. Sometimes it's perfect to get an opinion from a totally different perspective. And I agree with Nick, that blazer is totally cute!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    The blazer is gorgeous, however, styling it with this dress does make it look a bit 'granny'. I would have loved to see it styled with skinny blue jeans or denim shorts and a simple white top – it would definitely give it a more fresh and modern look.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  25. sksk21 wrote:

    Love it! I ordered it right after your first picture. Then came back to finish reading your post:)

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  26. Jane wrote:

    Love the blazer. But what's wrong with glowing comments from ladies 50+? Some of us have style too!! 😉

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    Love the blazer, but not with a pastel dress..

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    I think the blazer is beautiful but paired with this simple dress and nude heels it does look quite matronly. I think this would look amazing with some skinny jeans and a pair of heels in a bright color for a casual look or a more modern style dress for work.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  29. gigiofca wrote:

    It's like a painting. It's beautiful. And liked it even more when you mention that it has a sweater feel.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  30. Carrie wrote:

    oh my gosh, i am in love with you blazer!!!


    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  31. Anouka K wrote:

    The blazer and the dress look amazing! And I love the shape of your bag.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    I normally love your style but I'm not really feeling this whole ensemble. I guess it because you don't normally wear things like this though.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    Not a fan of the dress with that jacket. Try some styling ideas from

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  34. just love the blazer 🙂

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  35. Mary-Irene wrote:

    Looks great on you. This is what I like about Anthro. Their styles are very different from the rest of the pack. Not at all like anything you'd find at BR, AT, Loft or JCrew, these are the pieces that require a strong sense of style to work with, and a good dose of self confidence to pull off.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  36. annie wrote:

    i'd like to see this blazer paired with a dress that is more modern, edgier silhouette and not in a pastel pink. just my opinion. i think the blazer is a really eye catching, fun look though.

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    looks kinda silly

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    ehhh, i'm not feeling the blazer..

    Posted 7.1.13 Reply
  39. Shira wrote:

    This blazer is amazing! Love that it's sweater material so it's comfy but still looks so beautiful! I don't see it looking matronly-probably because of the way you styled it.:)

    Posted 6.30.13 Reply

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