Black + Olive // Handkerchief Hem Tunic

winter fashion tunic jbrand maria black jeans

BP tunic top xs (also in gray waffle), J.Brand jeans sz 24 hemmed, J.Crew coat (also here)
Ray-Ban sunglasses, Cole Haan boots (lower version), Anthro scarf c/o (also here)

Hello hello ~ ending the week here with this easy pairing of a long tunic over slim jeans. This soft top with handkerchief hem is a loose casual fit on me in xs, great for lounging comfortably in at home (or on long plane rides) over leggings. My Cole Haan Marina boots are all sold out, but I wanted to mention the below-the-knee “Barnard” version again, currently on sale for 40% off. I haven’t tried this on personally, but reading through the reviews it sounds very petite-friendly! The lower shaft & heel height makes them potentially work appropriate, unlike OTK boots. One shopper who gave a rave review mentioned she is 5 feet tall with narrow 12″ calves, and the boot in size 5.5 hit about 1 inch below the back of her knees.

Unrelated restock alert, the bow-back dress I posted about previously is now back up in a new pink color, available in all sizes! You can read my post here including the measurements of an XS, which I found to be pretty petite-friendly off the rack.
jcrew lady day coat petite infinity scarf
Nordstrom is also having a sunglasses sale, with markdowns or price-matching on several designer styles! In addition to my 51mm Clubmasters worn above and my 58mm aviators, here’s a few other options currently on sale:

– The Illesteve Leonard (15% off) which is popular for small faces; measuring 47-22-140
Gucci Sunglasses in black or brown (50% off). A reviewer mentioned these are lightweight and a good fit on her smaller nose bridge; 56-15-135
Prada sunglasses (15% off) in a classic cat eye style; 54-22-140
– Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses (40% off), a rounded cat eye; 58-14-140
– Valentino Rockstud sunglasses in brown tortoise or black (15% off); 53-19-140

If you’re unfamiliar with sunglasses measurements, the three dimensions represent “lens width – nose bridge width – temple length.” My biggest sunglasses fit issue is my flatter nose bridge, so personally prefer either styles with a narrower bridge width (usually 20mm or below), or, styles with adjustable nose pads like most Ray-Bans where I can manually bend the nose pads closer. I used to have several pairs of sunglasses that sat lower on my nose and rested on my cheeks – I thought this was normal until a friend told me that cheek resting was a clear sign of improper fit! Width wise, I don’t mind my lenses a little over-sized, so have shades ranging in lens widths of 51 to 58mm.
ray ban clubmaster sunglasses tortoise
Hope you guys have a great weekend ~ Nick and I will be scrambling to get our holiday shopping done, and attending a few last festivities before heading out to warmth on the West coast! winter outfit jcrew petite coat cole haan bootsThank you to Nordstrom sunglasses for partnering on this post.

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    But we could do it the other way around!
    I am 5'1" , 116kg, 34B, waist is 29" and hips 39". I like fitted.

    Posted 8.27.16 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Those Lady Coats fit you like a glove! I am looking to buy one, but have absolutely no idea which size to order as I have never shoped from J.Crew before. I usually buy from Banana Republic petite, since they have stores in Canada.
    Anyhow, pls help me figure out a decent sizing! You wear a 00P, but what is your height, weight, bust??
    I pretty much need to get it right from the beginning, since returns from Canada with J.Crew are not as easy as from the U.S.

    Posted 8.27.16 Reply
  3. That tunic looks super comfy, and I love the way it looks with your coat!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 12.22.15 Reply
  4. I just love that outfir! The scarf is amazing and it's in my favourite colours!

    Posted 12.21.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – thanks! Just responded above, it is an XS and its a swingy fit so I don't recommend sizing up. It is odd that the site got rid of the XS as an option when it sold out instead of just making it grayed!

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Hello – it's an XS, I think the XS just sold out online and I'm not sure why they got rid of it altogether instead of just grayed it out. That's confusing!

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Hi Cristina – they're old pearl earrings of mine. I love the bigger pearl look! Not sure how big the AT ones are, but mine are about 12mm across which is pretty large and I love the size.

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  8. I have a very, very flat nose bridge, so these links really help! I thought that it was normal to have your classes slowly inch down your nose and rest on your cheeks, but I guess that's just me not being able to find the right size like you!

    How To Be More Like Lauren

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  9. I was wondering too about the tunic being XS or S even though you mentioned the former? It appears there was never XS option for that top? It looks great on you. I'd love to see more of your casual/weekend outfit ideas. Thank you!!

    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  10. You look very different but still adorable in this handkerchief hem tunic!


    Posted 12.20.15 Reply
  11. Those Clubmasters really suit you, Jean!

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Cute top! Was it XS or S size? The website does not have XS option to purchase? Thank you!

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  13. You look lovely!

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  14. This is super cute! I love the casual vibe.

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  15. Bella B wrote:

    I love that tunic its adorable and I love this look!

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  16. Cristina wrote:

    Are those the Ann Taylor pearl studs from this season? I saw them in-store, but was afraid they were too big on a petite person like myself. They look great on you, though, and am wondering if I should give them a chance.

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  17. Love the length of this tunic on you!

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  18. Such a cozy and cute outfit! Love your scarf

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply
  19. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Such a great scarf! Love it:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 12.19.15 Reply

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