WHBM petite white trench + girlfriend jeans

WHBM spring outfit trench coat boyfriend jeans

Soft drape trench xxsp + girlfriend jeans 00p c/o WHBM, Manolo pumps

Spring felt so far away with our recent onslaught of snow, but the balmy temps earlier this week has me hopeful again! Today’s post is in partnership with White House Black Market showing some of my selects from their newest spring collection. For this transitional outfit I’m playing with both length and texture, pairing a long, soft piece with slightly more rugged & casual cropped bottoms. Both pieces are on the slimmer-cut side, and are shown here with no alterations. WHBM petite fashion spring outfitIf you are petite but love the look of boyfriend jeans, I often suggest keeping an eye out for “girlfriend” cut denim. These usually have the slouchy, comfy feel of boyfriend jeans but in a slimmer, more feminine cut that won’t overwhelm a small frame. The ones I’m wearing here can be un-cuffed to a full ankle length, or rolled up as shown for a more casual look. It’s hard to tell via photos, but each of the distressed areas are reinforced with patches sewn on from the interior.
WHBM spring outfit white trench jacket
Some of my favorite details on this trench are the cropped back flap and the long back slit. The belt actually sits higher at my natural waist, allowing the bottom to flow long and freely as you walk.

Measurements of trench in xxsp: 13.5″ across shoulders, 22″ sleeve length, and about 40″ total length. Jacket is fully-lined and of medium weight.
Measurements of jeans in 00p: 13.25″ across waist, 17″ across hips, 7″ rise, 24″ inseam when cuffed (it’s how they arrive out of the package), 26.25″ inseam when un-cuffed. Fit is true to size like a 24 waist in denim.
whbm spring outfit white trench coat petite boyfriend jeans
This isn’t pictured but I also got to try on WHBM spring shoes, and am thrilled to share about these versatile brown platform sandals, a close dupe for my pair (posted here) from years ago. I always get questions on those and have to say the WHBM version is notably more comfortable in comparison, after a few hours of test-wearing. The all-over neutral color is great with both bare legs or pants/jeans, and the platform makes walking in heels of that height a little easier. The front toe version runs a little narrow so a 5.5 was the best fit for me.WHBM petite spring outfit girlfriend jeans sripe tee

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  1. Love that white trench coat on you. So chic!


    Posted 2.22.16 Reply
  2. Loving that white coat on you! The color and fit are both really great!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 2.22.16 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Nice to e-meet you as well! Thank you for the kind words : )

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Hi Kavitha! It's borrowed from a friend – I think it's an Ann Taylor shirt from years ago. You will definitely have to give "girlfriend" jeans a try!

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    It belongs to my friend Kelly of Alterations Needed – I think it is an old Ann Taylor shirt!

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    That is really strange because I've worn mine several days now (and machine washed, but air dried) and they have not stretched out on me at all!

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    That sounds so chic together! Thank you so much for sharing the code…I hadn't seen that one, but if it works, I hope others will be able to get a price adjustment!

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi! I borrowed it from a friend, Kelly, who write the blog Alterations Needed. I think it is a very old Ann Taylor tee.

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    I rarely dry my jeans in the machine dryer unless they are skinny jeans that are in need of a shrinking back to size. If we are the same size then I'd suggest the 24 / 00 petite and to keep them out of the dryer.

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi! I posted the sleeve measurements within the post so please check against your jackets. The waist is not fitted – it's completely open due to the flowing design.

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Thanks! It's MAC Twig

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    My usual inclination is to always shorten things to knee-length, but after trying on a duster-length jacket (from Misguided) recently I don't mind experimenting with lengths outside my comfort zone. Seeing the petite listing for this jacket it also hits the model a few inches past the knees

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  13. Love this outfit. You look stunning! 🙂


    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  14. Love the jeans! Great tip about trying girlfriend denim too. I have very skinny legs and I've always found boyfriend jeans to be way too baggy. Do you mind sharing where the striped tee is from? It works so perfectly with this outfit. Thanks!

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  15. Alessia wrote:

    This outfit is gorgeous and the location is beautiful!!
    xo Alessia


    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  16. Smart and simple outfit. I would wear this everyday! You look amazing in those heels



    Posted 2.20.16 Reply
  17. mybeautrip wrote:

    This white trench is so stunning!


    Posted 2.20.16 Reply
  18. I love this look! I would be terrified I'd get a white coat sooo dirty though!

    Ashley Lauren

    Posted 2.20.16 Reply
  19. Hello Jean,

    Nice to meet you 🙂 I can't believe you are under 5 feet, you look so much taller in your pics. I am also under 5 feet, and I can't wait to read your blog for more inspiration on how to pick the outfit!!! You look gorgeous 🙂

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    As above, I'd also like to know about the striped shirt.

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  21. Unknown wrote:

    I went to WHBM today to get those jeans after seeing your post. I only own 1 or 2 pieces from there, as they are really expensive for me. I got them in my normal Ann Taylor/Loft jean size. I wanted to go up a size because they were too tight and not at all the slightly slouchy look I was looking for, but the girls in the store recommended that I stick with that size because the jeans are going to loosen up as I wear them; in fact, they said they have already had several people exchange them for a smaller size. I'm hoping they're right because they were a bit uncomfortable in the store! Just wanted to share that tip with anyone else here thinking of getting them. Also, the discount is happening in stores, too.

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    I was sold after watching this VIDEO of the outfit! I loved the way it was tied in the back!


    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean, I bought the same trench from WHBM earlier this week but used their 30% off entire purchase coupon ( 25338 ) … which also includes free shipping! It's so soft! I bought the white flared trousers to match! It's a killer outfit!

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  24. Mei Liang wrote:

    The trench coats fits perfectly. I'm obsessed with distressed jeans and I'm glad you paired it with the trench coat for a balance of elegance and casual!

    Pieces of Mei

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    What striped shirt are you wearing here? I tried to look on your blog but didn't locate it. Thanks!

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi there! I typically go up one pant size compared to what you get mainly because I like to wash and dry my bottoms and they shrink. But I'm actually the same size and build as you so if I DIDN'T dry and shrink my bottoms then I would get the same size. For these jeans do you recommend me getting the same size or going up one size? Thank you!!

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  27. Sofiyah1 wrote:

    Love the coat. Its absolutely gorgeous! Are the sleeves long on you? Is the waist very fitted? I am 5' 41/2" 32-25-35. Not sure if Regular XXS or PXS would be a better fit. I have long arms.

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  28. Polly wrote:

    I wasn't familiar with the girlfriend jean until now. It looks very cute and could be worn with so many different things. I also love that trench coat!


    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  29. Love this Coat & heels 🙂

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  30. I love your lipstick. What is it?

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  31. Such a cute look! Love the girlfriend jeans with the fitted striped top!

    Dolce Petite

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  32. Yes this is a rare WHBM promo. Just ordered jeans and couple other items. As always thanks for your great detail!!

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  33. White trench coat looks so fresh in winters….I love your shots especially the one in corridor…

    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  34. Deasy Noel wrote:

    This is such a great simple and classic look. The trench coat is so versatile :3


    Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  35. Rachel wrote:

    Very stylish and cool look! Gorgeous!


    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  36. angelina wrote:

    Legion of Honor is so great for photos, I'm in love with their columns! I always see a lot of bloggers sneaking shots there – it can be a wait to get a clear shot sometimes.

    Thanks for the girlfriend jeans tip! I'm still looking for the perfect pair.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  37. I love the striped breton under the coat! Such a classic look with minimal effort but always looks polished.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  38. Keri H wrote:

    Such a beautiful coat. I love the way it's structured. Pairs so nicely with the more casual outfit!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  39. Vera wrote:

    This trench is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have to order one.

    Blonde in Cashmere

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  40. J.H. wrote:

    You are pretty but the trench looks like a lab coat :/

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  41. Gorgeous outfit! Love the flowy trench.


    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  42. Kate wrote:

    Your white trench is stunning!!
    xo K

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  43. Anonymous wrote:

    Love this…I've been wanting to try the long coat/trench style but have been scared thinking I'm not tall enough!I'm 5 3..Will definitely try one now 🙂


    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  44. Love your coat!

    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  45. Linda Tran wrote:

    Love the trench! It looks so nice on you!


    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  46. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean! Would you consider hemming the length of the trench? It looks a tad bit long on you in my opinion.

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  47. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Cute look! Love your trench<3

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  48. Minau wrote:

    Very nice look!

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  49. You look so chic 🙂

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
  50. Such a pretty coat!

    Raspberry Jam

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply

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