Basics + blues (Rag & Bone The Skinny jeans review)

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H&M; blouse (similar in petites), J.Crew blazer, Baublebar necklace

I’ve gotten several questions on Instagram about these jeans and realized I haven’t done a real review yet! I’ve been reaching for them quite a bit over the past two months, as evident via my IG. I was first turned onto Rag & Bone by Kelly of Alterations Needed – the knee fading and distressing on her jeans always actually hit at her knees like they’re supposed to, which fellow shorties know is a rarity with premium denim (the dreaded shin holes!). Kelly mentioned that the details on R&B; “skinny” cut jeans were always proportionately placed for her 4’11” frame (although still long in length), which I can happily attest has been true.
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I tried on several washes and finishes at my local Nordstorm (which had plenty of 24s and even a few surprising 23s in stock) – these are The Skinny cut in La Paz wash, a medium dark blue with a small patch of distressing under each pocket and a little at one knee. It’s a good amount for anyone who wants to ease into destroyed denim (or back into, should I say, remembering the “mudd” pairs from my high school days). The weight is on the medium to heavy side, with very comfortable stretch.

The inseam on these is 29″ so not as long as most R&B; jeans (I tucked an inch in, right above the frayed style hem). I’m wearing the sz 24s and find them to be true to size, with a half inch waist gap on me. I forgot to take a back view photo of these, but will be sure to next time!
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And here is the MK Sutton bag I got in the pale blue – a very pretty color in person. I’m a creature of habit and can’t stop gravitating towards this type of satchel with top handles and removable long strap, but it works for my lifestyle. I was worried this wouldn’t fit a laptop for work, but my 13″ Macbook Air slides right in diagonally, and fit a pair of shoes and some snacks to boot!
rag and bone jeans michael kors sutton2On a shoe note, I often share these Sam Edelman “Delilah” d’orsay pumps as a similar alternative to my Halogen ones, and finally got to try them on in my size. The size 5 fit me well (they start in an obscure sz 4!) and I would say runs on the narrow side in the front half. Overall they are a lighter shade of brown than my Halogen pumps, and another difference is a small black patch on the upper back.
sam edelman Delilah leopard heelsAnother pair of jeans that I tried on and really liked (but went for the R&B; with distressing over a solid wash) were these Citizens of Humanity Avedon ultra skinny jeans in “ventana” wash. It’s amazing how within one brand and one general cut, the fit can differ so much. I’ve tried on CoH Avedon jeans that were baggy, super long, and high-waisted on me in the same size 24, but these “ankle ultra skinny” fit nicely throughout and as a bonus, no hemming needed.
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Trying on Chelsea 28 top sz XS (shoulders a little wide), CoH jeans sz 24, BP ankle boots

On the model, it’s amusing how the jeans look like highwaters and the blouse a belly shirt! When shopping online I always look for items that appear a little too short or shrunken in the stock images, since more often than not that translates into a good regular fit on petites.

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  1. Jean wrote:

    Hi Nie – it's actually removable!

    Posted 3.29.15 Reply
  2. Hi, Jean! I am thinking about buying the bag but am very curious how you got the medal logo off as obvious the bag looks more elegant without it. Thank you!

    Posted 3.29.15 Reply
  3. You look lovely!

    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

    Posted 3.25.15 Reply
  4. J wrote:

    First, I LOVE your blog, Jean. And I love this outfit. Such a great look. I recently bought the MK Sutton bag in pale blue also. I have an MK Selma bag in black but the Sutton is so spring-y! I was still deciding whether or not to keep it but I think you've convinced me 🙂 Thanks for your post!

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  5. Diana wrote:

    Just confirmed with Nordstrom, they are already price matching. It just doesn't list 'Price Matching' on the website, but the bag is selling for $246.

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Each store has a different way of measuring their inventory, especially handbags where the shape is sloping. It's the same exact bag though. I've checked it out both in-person at Bloomingdales, and also know that MK only makes certain sizes in this Sutton satchel and the medium & large sizes are standard.

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  7. Diana wrote:

    I checked and based on Bloomingdales website, their bag is slightly bigger.

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Thanks to another reader for this tip – Bloomingdales currently has 25% off for friends & family, and the sale includes these bags! Nordstrom will also price match it if you'd prefer to order there.

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Thank you for the suggestion! I actually haven't taken engagement photos yet so will be struggling to figure those things out myself first : )

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – thank you so much for your kind words! Regarding the H&M; top, I actually don't mind wearing a camisole with it. Just one that's a little lower cut in the front so it barely shows if at all. i also wear a nude colored cami so that the back doesn't show up starkly. With sleeves, I sometimes use tiny safety pins or even a rubber band on each arm to secure them!

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Hi Cinny – that is super odd! I'd definitely try again and get a different customer service associate, or ask to speak with a supervisor. I was able to get my price match on the medium.

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  12. cinny wrote:

    Hi Jean, I tried to ask Nordstrom to price match but they say that the dimensions listed on Nordstrom and Bloomingdales are different, and hence they can't price match. I'm quite confused since it's definitely the same item listed on both sites: vs Do let me know if you have any suggestions — thanks!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Ok thank you!!!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  14. Love your outfit, especially the camel jacket.

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    Even though I've never been petite in my life, I love your blog and have been trying to emulate your sense of style. A few months ago, I purchased the H&M; shirt you are wearing, but have been having such trouble with it. I know you often wear it with blazers, but what do you do when you don't have a coverup, as it's so sheer? It's so low cut in the front that a camisole looks dumb, but I have to wear something or have people looking at my bra strap all day. Also, I can't get the sleeves to stay beautifully rolled, like you have in these pictures, as the fabric is so filmy. Help, please!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  16. Jean wrote:

    I'll keep my eyes peeled – I see lots of bags in a similar silhouette (I know Fast Food & Fast Fashion did a review of a zara version, but not yet in the color!)

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  17. Jean wrote:

    Haha yes! Was sorely in need of a haircut!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  18. Jean wrote:

    Unfortunately it looks like Macy's sale has ended so the price match has as well : ( I'll keep an eye out for any codes in the future!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  19. mybeautrip wrote:

    Love the outfit, specially the necklace!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Love it! Thank you for sharing! I had an idea for another post– your tips for engagement pictures (do's and don'ts, what photographs well on petites and doesn't), ideas of both casual and dressy outfits, how to coordinate with your man!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Beautiful look on you Jean. I thought I might order the MK light blue bag but I'm not seeing the 20% off on the website, is it over?

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  22. Thanks for the review, Jean. Love the bag. Is that you in the pink top? Your hair looks so long there!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  23. Great review! I love the MK bag it's super cute!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I absolutely LOVE the color/shape/styling of the MK bag. However, I'm a student and Michael Kors (even on sale) is still outside of my budget. Do you have any alternatives you can recommend? Especially something near to this color?

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  25. Paola wrote:

    Great outfit, I love your shoes and your beautiful bag

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  26. oohhh I really need a blazer/jacket in that color. So pretty. Love the blouse too!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  27. Jean wrote:


    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  28. Jean wrote:

    So many options! I wear my jeans with pointed toe flats (in both solid and patterns), sperry shoes, loafers/smoking slippers, Toms canvas flat shoes…

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks so much!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  30. Love your look, so classic and chic! Really like your style.
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    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  31. Anna wrote:
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  32. The jeans is really flattering and love how the statement necklace add a touch of glamour to the chic outfit!


    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  33. The jeans look great on you, and I love the color of your bag!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  34. Your necklaces are gorgeous!!!!

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  35. I love these jeans and your kitten heels! So cute!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  36. Jeanne wrote:

    I love your camel blazer! 😉

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    are you going to keep the bag?

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  38. Sophia W wrote:

    The color of that bag is fantastic – great to see your photos of it as the photos online really don't give that blue justice. xx

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  39. Aw noticed the 23s aren't available online, but if the distressed areas hit the right parts of the body, then these are worth finding in store!
    An Unblurred Lady

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  40. Anonymous wrote:

    Love your blog! Quick question – if you were to match non-heeled, casual shoes with blue jeans, what would you wear? Thanks so much 🙂

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  41. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Love your bag! The color is perfect for spring:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  42. JTC wrote:

    That looks so nice! I especially like the MK bag! The outfits you wear are always so nicely put together!


    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  43. The Rag & Bone jeans look awesome on you! They're my favourite brand of jeans, I own way too many pairs! ❤

    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  44. Love the bag, color is so pretty… and although i like the R&G; you are wearing, love the wash of the CoH ones..


    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  45. Dorigamii wrote:

    I've never been drawn to a bag color outside of black/brown leather, but it really works here with the white blouse and blue jeans. Love the contrast between the structured bag and unstructured blouse! Really great silhouettes in this post!

    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  46. Dorigamii wrote:

    I've never been drawn to a bag color outside of black/brown leather, but it really works here with the white blouse and blue jeans. Love the contrast between the structured bag and unstructured blouse! Really great silhouettes in this post!

    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  47. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – I took the 00 petite. I noticed their petite sizing is currently sold out in most colors, but they do typically make it! I'd check back a bit later to see if they restock.

    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  48. Diana wrote:

    I love your purse!!
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    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  49. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean, what size do you wear in the Jcrew Schoolboy Blazer? The 00R is too big for me but my Jcrew doesn't carry Petite sizing so I'm not sure what to order.

    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  50. Ann Robie wrote:

    I love your outfit, especially heels – they look awesome!

    Ann |

    Posted 3.22.15 Reply

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