Black crepe and silver in Vince Camuto Petites

vince camuto dress

Vince Camuto dress c/o, J.Crew bag (25% off $150+ w/SHOPNOW), Hermes belt, Shoemint heels c/o

Happy Friday! Work’s picked up so I didn’t have anything prepared for today, but thought I’d share a quick outtake from my posts with Nordstrom Petites. I picked out this dress for its simple color scheme and covered shoulders (one less layer to mull over when getting dressed in the morning!). The slightly stretchy black crepe is comfy for long hours behind a desk, but I wish the upper were actual lace instead of a lace/crochet-y print. I’m a little bummed about that, but on the plus side, got to try on a brand that’s new to me. I didn’t realize Vince Camuto has a decent-sized selection in petites that’s both work-appropriate and machine-washable (always a plus).
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This dress is noted in the description to run a size small. I’d agree, and thought a 0P fit comparable to a 00P in Ann Taylor/LOFT or in between an H&M; sz 2 to 4. I was happy to hear from the Nordies merchandising team that they’ll be introducing size XXS Petite in Vince Camuto, Halogen, and Calson starting next spring (how cute is this Calson knit jacket? wish it came in that size now).
vince camuto dress2For reference, measurements of a 0P: 15″ across armpits, 12.75″ across waist, 17″ across hips, 14″ across shoulders, 33″ length. 97% poly, 3% spandex, made in China. Fully lined with invisible back zipper.

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  1. love the outfit 😡 can you tell me the size of this dress fit to you? in nordstrom 1 think i can wear size 0 regular. Is it same the size 34 of ZARA/MANGO ? Thanks 🙂

    Posted 11.21.13 Reply
  2. Katey wrote:

    Great dress, awesome shoes!

    Posted 11.6.13 Reply
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  4. Bela Anzu wrote:

    I've enjoyed using the khaki caviar stick – it's easy to apply and blends well. The Sephora I visited had about five colours. I probably would have gravitated to "cocoa", but think your recommendation of "khaki" is more versatile and flattering for dark brown eyes. "Orchid" was a lovely lavender shimmer, but I didn't purchase it. I hope they come out with more colours, like grey. Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick? It looks comparable to LM's caviar stick, but I haven't tried it out yet.

    Thanks for the second description of the "double loop". I think I understand it now. If you have time, that would be wonderful if you can take a photo. If not, no worries. Thanks Jean.

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  5. Oh wow, I'll have to give the blow dryer trick a try! Thanks for the tip!
    – Alma

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Thank you for the post suggestion – will try to work on it!

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Thanks for sharing, Michelle! I haven't been to Macy's in a while, but will keep my eye out for your suggestion : )

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Yikes! I did hear about UC Irvine's use of my photo (unfortunately a bit out of context and uncredited) but didn't realize it caused enough of a stir to make it to Oz. Thank you for sharing the link.

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Hi Alma, I usually size up half a size for pointy heels, but you don't want to do so so much that your feet slip out. Have you ever tried the blow dryer trick? If you have leather shoes that are uncomfortably snug in the toes, try wearing a thick pair of socks and putting on those shoes. Use a blow dryer to heat up the shoes (about 20 seconds) in the areas that are too tight, flexing your feet/toes in those same areas. Let the shoes cool while wearing them over your thick socks, and repeat the process until the area stretches out a bit. Good luck!

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi Bela, how do you like the khaki caviar stick so far? After trying many of the colors that is still my go-to. My apologies for not taking better photos of the double loop, but it is as simple as it sounds – looping a scarf twice around your neck then securing the ends in a small knot : ) It is probably most common for long rectangular scarves, but if you have a big square scarf, you can start with it folded in half diagonally in a triangle, and fold it again in the same direction until you pretty much end up with a long thin rectangle. I will try to take photos the next time I wear a scarf that way!

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Hi Judy, they are by ShoeMint in the "Gelarah" style (old)

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  12. You look gorgeous!: )

    Maggie A

    Posted 11.3.13 Reply
  13. michelle wrote:

    I found a really similar version of the Calson jacket by Style&co.; at Macys but for only $17.

    Here's the link to the blazer:;=120#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D2%26kws%3Dstyle&co;%20colorblock%20texured%20blazer%26slotId%3D1

    Would you consider taking the cheaper option and just alternating it?

    – Michelle

    Posted 11.3.13 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    PLEASE DO A POST ON YOUR ACCESSORIES!!! belts, necklace, bracelets, shoess! your outfits are always so so pretty! curious on whats ur essential pieces which allowed u to have such awesome outfits everyday!

    Posted 11.3.13 Reply
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    This appeared on an Australian morning news show today, I wasn't sure if you knew that your photos were being used

    Posted 11.3.13 Reply
  16. I love the shoes!– do you have any tips for how to make pointed-toe heels more comfortable to walk in? I like how they look but can never walk more than a few hours in them because of the narrowed toe box. – Alma @ closet(ed)consumption

    Posted 11.2.13 Reply
  17. Mady T. wrote:

    love the outfit! the shoes are amazing!


    Posted 11.2.13 Reply
  18. Lam Lam wrote:

    Stunning dress and amazing belt <3 and loving that pop of color in the handbag!

    Posted 11.2.13 Reply
  19. Bela Anzu wrote:

    Hi Jean! This looks like a great black and white staple for work. If it's any consolation, I can't tell from the photos that the top part is printed instead of real lace. Perhaps Vince Camuto did that to keep the production cost down? I agree that it's nice to be able to throw clothes into the washing machine. It's something I'm trying to keep in mind when shopping.

    Going back to your previous two posts, I appreciated the functionality and colours of your outfits. Nick's photography has been consistently outstanding. I've been using the "bib" method and would be interested in the "double loop", but am uncertain of whether I understand your description. As for the "shawl", I'm iffy about trying that out because it seems matronly.

    Lastly, I purchased the Laura Mercier "khaki" caviar stick based on your recommendation. I've been a LM fan for quite some time, but wasn't aware of these caviar sticks until I read your post. Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough review!

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  20. Judy Ch wrote:

    Can you tell me what makeyour shoes are?

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  21. Oh how lovely! Swoon!


    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  22. B Trendy wrote:

    Great look!!! I like this dress is great for an office outlook!!! You look so beautiful…. Have a nice day…

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  23. Maggy wrote:

    The dress is so beautiful!

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  24. Striking ever beautiful lady

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  25. Lovley dress! Love it!!! Fits perfectly to you!!!

    Le monde des petites

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  26. Carol Li wrote:

    Ooh, thanks for featuring this dress. It's great to discover another petite brand 🙂

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  27. You look so beautiful 🙂

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  28. I´m also really glad for the good news that Nordies will have more petite offerings soon. And the dress is really beautiful but you are really beautiful, too <3 And the combination with the Hermes belt is so elegant!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply
  29. this dress is beautiful and i like that it's work appropriate too. glad to hear that Nordies will have more petite offerings soon!

    Posted 11.1.13 Reply

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