The Best Columbus Day Weekend Sales

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J.Crew blazer (current version), BR shirt (similar gingham in petites & on sale)
J.Brand jeans, Zara heels (similar), Prada tote

Happy Friday! Sharing one of my easy, go-to outfits from Instagram as well as a few Columbus Day weekend sales as they are rolling in. Be sure to check back as I’ll be updating here with new sales as well as any reviews…

J.Brand – take 25% off cropped style jeans with code CROP25, with free everyday shipping. I often look for cropped or ankle styles as they may turn out to be a perfect fit on shorter legs without alterations. Most of these cropped styles have a listed inseam of 26 to 27 inches which is what I usually look for.

J.Crew*Update* free shipping with no minimum at J.Crew & Factory (including the petites gingham shirt linked above), Monday only. 30% on most items with code WEEKEND. This is the best discount I’ve seen their signature lady day coat (see on me) on sale for yet this year, and sizes and colors are already going. I’m in need of a classic camel coat and am seriously considering the lady day again in their new dark camel color. Other versatile items included in sale – layering tops like the vintage tee (I’m constantly in the heather graphite one), petite down vest (see fit on me), and their popular Cambridge cable sweater in a host of color choices. I also have their Regent coat in ivory in a 00P – see a quick try-on photo here.

Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase with code BRSAVE, with up to 50% off select winter essentials. I recently picked up these sloan-fit charcoal trousers which have a nice, medium-weight tweedy texture to them (see on my Instagram).

Old Navy – extra 30% off all items including sale, no code needed (discount reflected in cart), or use code YOUCHOOSE for 40% off 1 item. I just saw they make puffer vests in petite sizing in tons of colors for just $25, and this tipped open poncho is also under $25.

Ann Taylor – 40% off full-priced items & extra 60% off sale items with SHOPFALL. A few items on extra sale that have good reviews and are still in stock in petite sizes: polka dot cardiganchevron shirtdress.

Express – 40% off sweaters, jeans, and outerwear, prices as marked. This is stackable with their $25 off evert $100 you spend promo, using code 1323.

Anthropologie – take 20% off dresses with code DRESSCODE. You can filter by size – they carry down to xxsp / 00p.

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  1. Jean wrote:

    Hi Barb! I don't think you can go wrong with navy or luggage brown – I have bags in both colors and wear them on regular rotation. I might be a little partial to the brown since I love the richness it adds to outfits.

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  2. Jean wrote:

    Hi Serena! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! My J.Crew blazer is a 00 petite and I believe they now make it in a 000 petite. I didn't need to get any alterations and thought it fit well with room for layering. Hope this helps and best of luck to you in med school!

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Yes, I kept the regent coat.

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    I know, a lot of brands do that and claim it's because markdowns are due to inventory levels, etc…it makes sense from a business perspective but is disappointing nonetheless as a petite shopper!

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Hi Robin – It's 00 petite

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Hi – no I haven't, but I have tried on another coat in both 00 and 000 petite and the new size 000 is definitely smaller. I stuck to my usual 00p.

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Hi Ann – I wouldn't want to suggest the wrong size so would recommend you calling their customer service or talking to live chat online and getting the exact measurements for a few sizes. Their CS are able to provide that for all items and sizes.

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  8. Beautiful look! It combines both classic and modern elements and is beautiful! Checkered shirts are awesome as they are easy to incorporate in an outfit and add a bit of fun.


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  9. mybeautrip wrote:

    Your outfit is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  10. That's a great jacket.

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  11. Barb wrote:

    Hi Jean, What color Michael Kors medium – Sutton Satchel would you recommend? Navy or Luggage color? I looked everywhere for a berry color like yours but could not locate it. Thanks! Barb

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  12. This look is a unique class. well maintained and refined. Timeless and never out of place. Compliments. 🙂

    Posted 10.10.15 Reply
  13. Lucy Lai wrote:

    Love your outfit! <3

    MISS LUCIA | Fashion & Lifestyle

    Posted 10.10.15 Reply
  14. Trang Do wrote:

    Wow! Such a good deals!! Love your blazer!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 10.10.15 Reply
  15. Serena wrote:

    Hi Jean! I've been a huge fan of your blog/instagram/facebookpage/everything you do for over a year now but this is the first time I'm bold enough to leave an actual comment. I actually have a fashion and wedding evernotebook with my boyfriend and a lot of what you post is pinned in there =] I especially lovedddd your wedding pictures and really appreciate how detailed all of your posts are! I've just started medical school in LA and have actually started a little fan base with my friends who are now also obsessed with your blog. =] I guess my question is, what size is your J crew blazer in this picture and did you have to do any alterations if you bought a petite size? The camel color really looks great =] Thanks in advance!

    Posted 10.10.15 Reply
  16. xuan le wrote:

    I try to place an order for the J. Crew lady coat but it wont take the weekend code because it was a newer item, so sad…

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean – did you keep the white Jcrew coat you purchased from the last sale?

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    A significant number petite items during Banana Republic's sale are more expensive than the regular sizing. (Ex. $30 vs $60)

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  19. What size is your Lady Day Coat? Thanks!

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  20. I wish I could get my hands on these Zara heels! They seem so versatile!

    Dolce Petite

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean, I ordered the lady day camel coat last month and on wait list for Oct 19th.

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  22. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Great sales! Love your blazer<3

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  23. I love that outfit! The camel blazer is fabulous!

    lifestyle by joules

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  24. Guest wrote:

    Hi Jean – have you tried this year's J Crew Lady Day Coat? I noticed there is a P000 now. I'm wondering if the size has changed?!

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  25. Bella B wrote:

    I love the plaid and the blazer so cute!

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  26. Ann wrote:

    Hi Jean, what size of Lady Day coat would be recommend for 5'4.5" height: 32B-26.5-35 frame?

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  27. I love every single proposition ❤️

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  28. Loving this outfit! The matching blazer and bag was also a nice added touch.


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  29. Good catch on the Lady Day coat! I've been eyeing it for a while now. Might need to snatch it up!

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply
  30. Ahh, these are such good deals! I need to check out Express soon. Thanks for sharing!

    xx, Diane ||

    Posted 10.9.15 Reply

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