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.

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

45 thoughts on “Aqua days: white skinny jeans + Pleione petites tunic

  • Reply Sasa Zoe February 23, 2015 at 1:08 am

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

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Ally Gong February 23, 2015 at 3:07 am

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

  • Reply Yolanda Yang February 23, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Luv u~

  • Reply Paola February 23, 2015 at 4:26 am

    So beautiful!

  • Reply ChocolateFashionCoffee February 23, 2015 at 5:13 am
  • Reply Miriam Henderson February 23, 2015 at 7:03 am

    This place looks so amazing. And you look stunning, as always!


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  • Reply Karen Chung February 23, 2015 at 8:37 am

    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 🙂


  • Reply Anonymous February 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

    i really like paige denim white skinny jeans

  • Reply Kelsey @aslolife February 23, 2015 at 10:18 am

    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!

  • Reply fromheretotherexoxo February 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

    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).


  • Reply February 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

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

  • Reply Anonymous February 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

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

  • Reply Sheree February 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    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 ~

  • Reply Anonymous February 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    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! 😀

  • Reply Srilakshmi February 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Loft has a few good options for white skinny jeans.

  • Reply Eden Mint February 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Beautiful photos, love your outfit!

  • Reply Rachel Dinh February 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful pieces from your lovely vacation!

  • Reply jessydust February 23, 2015 at 4:42 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous February 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    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.

  • Reply Suzie Q February 23, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    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

  • Reply Ayaka Okawa February 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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

  • Reply Color Me Courtney February 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I'm loving how you styled that tunic, it's such a pretty color too!!!

    XO Courtney

  • Reply Anonymous February 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    The vince camuto silk blouse?

  • Reply Karmyn Cheung February 23, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply Palette By Rachell February 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply Mandy Huey February 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Looking fantastic in those white jeans!!!


  • Reply Breuk February 24, 2015 at 1:03 am

    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 🙁

  • Reply Anonymous February 24, 2015 at 1:20 am

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

  • Reply Ashley D'Hooge February 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

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

  • Reply tailoredandtrue February 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Super cute resort look! I love the color of that top!

  • Reply February 24, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Lovely colour combos, very summery and refreshing!


  • Reply Jean February 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I have the same! : )

  • Reply Jean February 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

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

  • Reply Jean February 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm

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

  • Reply Jean February 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

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

  • Reply Jean February 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks! It's from Bric's

  • Reply Jean February 28, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I see it's restocked in XS and S!

  • Reply Jean February 28, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    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!

  • Reply Jane February 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm

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

  • Reply Stacey Wright March 4, 2015 at 10:13 am

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

  • Reply Courtney Fletcher March 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    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!


  • Reply Tina Tran March 7, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    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.


  • Reply Elisabeth Klassen April 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    The blouse and white pants together looks great together. I love the color of the blouse.

    Diary of Elegance

  • Reply Fran August 7, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    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! 🙂

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