Aqua days: white skinny jeans + Pleione petites tunic

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Pleione petites tunic, Articles of Society jeans borrowed from friend (starts in sz 23)
Hat borrowed from friend, Nina sandals (old), Goyard tote, AC necklace c/o (review)

These photos were taken at the Royalton Punta Cana resort where we spent the majority of our vaca. Compared to the last place, all the lodging, beaches, pool and restaurants here were much closer together (5 minute walk max) and the facilities were ~2 years old so still looked fairly new. During our stay, temps dipped into the 60’s on occasion so I was glad to have packed light pants and sleeved tops. I tried on this Pleione top from Nordstrom numerous times in the past and liked the soft, comfy fabric (smoother on the front half and stretchy on the backside) and the tunic length for covering up the butt. I thought the aqua color would help brighten up my existing wardrobe and look nice against a budding tan.
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Here’s the length of an xxs petite when untucked – please note the lighter colors of this top are a little sheer. Also, my top did wrinkle on me in the suitcase and needed steaming in a hot shower. To avoid sheerness, I’d recommend this top in the basic wear-with-anything black or the gorgeous “blue mazzarine,” both of which I also tried and can confirm were opaque.
UntitledYou might recall this coverup dress from earlier (reviewed here) – it transitioned surprisingly well for dreary weather paired with my trusty BP ankle boots and Blank NYC moto jacket, topped off with a long black wool coat. To keep poly material from clinging to tights, simply wear a half slip skirt. Please excuse my T-rex claw as I adjust to gripping a bigger phone for selfies : )

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Good white skinny jeans have been on my search list for over a year now – I’ve been dying to try some cold weather pairings with camel brown, printed scarves, colorful coats or just a simple black + white color scheme. I borrowed these Articles of Society jeans from a friend which were a little loose on me throughout in size 24 (I also have a few inches of length folded under). I just noticed this brand makes a size down in 23 which would probably be a perfect waist/hip/rise fit on someone my size. Material is on the thin side but not sheer, was comfy to wear, and the backside is surprisingly flattering. I’m holding out though for a pair with thicker denim, so will be trying on a few alternatives to compare. If you have any favorite white denim styles that are currently in stock, please share!

PS –  Much of the Nordstrom winter clearance is now limited in sizing, but this Vince Camuto 100% silk blouse in two of my favorite vibrant colors is still in stock starting in xxs petite. The blue is more classic while the lime is undeniably fun for spring/summer (have a version myself and love). Also these Halogen cashmere sweaters are now up to 55% off in multiple colors including this same aqua – no more petites but I don’t mind regular sizing for sweaters to get a casual, slouchier look.

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  1. Fran wrote:

    Great post! I just looove the Plione tunic! I got this in black and it's my favorite tunic to wear for long-haul flights. Now I want it in Aqua too! 🙂

    Posted 8.7.15 Reply
  2. The blouse and white pants together looks great together. I love the color of the blouse.

    Diary of Elegance

    Posted 4.2.15 Reply
  3. Tina Tran wrote:

    Hi Jean! I noticed that you're carrying the Goyard St. Louis here. Is that the PM size and how long have you been using it? Do you mind giving a quick review of how the material and bag over all is holding up? I'm thinking of getting one as an everyday tote and wonder how it will do with the daily use.


    Posted 3.7.15 Reply
  4. Hi Jean,

    Great outfits. I was wondering if you could do a post on what you would wear to an outside jazz concert. I know it's a little different than what you normally do, but I'm having a little trouble on knowing what is appropriate/cute enough to wear to an outside jazz concert coming up at the end of this month in Miami, FL.

    Thank You!


    Posted 3.6.15 Reply
  5. This is a fabulous article! Great tips and very well written! Thank you very much for those style’s lessons.

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  6. Jane wrote:

    Is it possible to do a review on triangl swimwear and size issues etc.?:)

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Do you want to wear all white, or other colors? If white, what about white skinny jeans and a lace top?

    Congratulations by the way!

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    I see it's restocked in XS and S!

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Thanks! It's from Bric's

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Thanks for the recommendation! They don't have white this season but the stretch and fit do look very nice.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    I have not! Will check out their website…thanks!

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    I just wore my basic nude-colored cotton undies here and didn't have panty line issues.

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    I have the same! : )

    Posted 2.28.15 Reply
  14. Lovely colour combos, very summery and refreshing!


    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  15. Super cute resort look! I love the color of that top!

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  16. Hi Jean, which iPhone do you have? I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6.

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    What do you wear under white jeans to avoid seeing panty lines?

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  18. Breuk wrote:

    There are a couple of 7 For All Mankind white jean options in size 23 on Hautelook right now. My favorite pair are from the now defunct Delia's 🙁

    Posted 2.24.15 Reply
  19. Mandy Huey wrote:

    Looking fantastic in those white jeans!!!


    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  20. I love that blue mezzanine dress! The pattern is beautiful and the color is gorgeous. And pairing it with the motorcycle jacket and black booties looks great 🙂

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  21. have you tried the Gap 1969 always skinny or legging skimmer jeans in white? I think I own the always skinny cut (came in petite size 00 last year, no alterations required for me in length) and it doesn't have the sheer problem that a lot of white denim jeans have. They probably don't have white in stock now but it'll probably come back in the summer 🙂

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    The vince camuto silk blouse?

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  23. I'm loving how you styled that tunic, it's such a pretty color too!!!

    XO Courtney

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  24. Cute outfit!! So jealous of 60+ weather.. Also I love your suitcase. Where is it from?

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  25. Suzie Q wrote:

    Love this summery look with the pastel colored outfit! I've also been on the hunt for good quality white denim jeans for a while. I'll be interested to see which one you end up reviewing in the future!

    xo, Suzie Q

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean!! I feel like I might have already commented on my love of Kate Spade jeans, but I am going to it again over here. I have 2 pairs (black and dark wash denim) and have loved their quality of fabric and fit. I know that they made white denim last summer, but am not sure if it will be available anywhere now.

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  27. jessydust wrote:

    Super cute! I can't wait for this winter to be over.

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  28. Beautiful pieces from your lovely vacation!

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  29. Eden Mint wrote:

    Beautiful photos, love your outfit!

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  30. Srilakshmi wrote:

    Loft has a few good options for white skinny jeans.

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    Help me Jean!! My daytime engagement party is coming up and I need help finding an outfit that is casual yet still bridal! Please help me! Much appreciated! 😀

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  32. Sheree wrote:

    I loved the tunic and the white jeans, they look great on you and love that Nordstrom has all the petite sizes for us!

    xo Sheree ~

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    I think it isn´t silk, it´s rayon. 😉

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  34. Nordstrom seems to be low on small sizes for that awesome faux leather jacket–any tips on where else to find it??

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  35. Thanks so much for the jeans recommendation! And do you mind telling me where the shoes are from (on the off chance there's anything similar).


    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  36. Love the summery color combo! I am definitely in the market for some new white jeans–mine are so old and end at an awkward length that makes them almost impossible to style. Will definitely check these out!

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    i really like paige denim white skinny jeans

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  38. Love this beachy look! This color combo is one of my favorites. I'm with you, white jeans are so hard to find. I'm petite as well so I'll definitely be checking out those jeans. Looks like you all had a great time 🙂


    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  39. Nice

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  40. This place looks so amazing. And you look stunning, as always!


    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  41. Paola wrote:

    So beautiful!

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  42. Luv u~

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  43. Ally Gong wrote:

    Love the Goyard tote so much!! <3 beautiful outfit!
    -Ally Gong

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply
  44. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Love the silk blouse! Great color and looks so chic<3

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 2.23.15 Reply

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