Chambray Sunday

petite fashion_chambray dress summer casual outfit

Maison Jules popover dress xxs c/o (2 colors)
Soludos espadrilles, Celine nano bag, Theirry Lasry sunglasses

Chambray is one of my favorite fabrics – it has some hardiness like denim and texture like linen, but is softer against the skin. When I saw this combo of chambray and crochet lace (also comes in all white) from Maison Jules’ latest arrivals, I thought it felt playful and unmistakably summer. I paired it with my cross-body bag and platform espadrilles for an afternoon of showing my family around town. I just realized this dress is part of their “mommy & me” line with a coordinating frock for the little girl in your life…gah! Too cute.
macys maison jules denim embroidered summer dress
I’ve had a few finds now from this brand in my regular rotation (like this cotton gingham dress from an earlier post which fit nicely off the rack). This dress is another good quality piece made of 100% cotton with crochet embroidery that goes around the back, convenient side pockets, and petite-friendly proportions.

ice cream shop boston cute summer outfit soludos platforms
The waistline on this is elasticized so it has a little give, and there is a metal half zipper at the upper back for entry. From their latest summer arrivals, I also tried on this flattering navy striped dress which was very fitted on me in size xxs, and this darling scalloped lemon top (roomy fit FYI – I took xxs).

Measurements of this dress in xxs: 15″ across the armpit, 11.5″ stretching up to 15″ across the waist, and 32″ total length.
maison jules chambray embroidered summer dress
extra petite summer fashion_maison jules denim dress

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    hi jean! do you have to iron this dress after every wash?

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  2. Lovely!!! I love the light blue color and it goes so well with your ice-cream. <3

    Annie | Petite&Minimal;

    Posted 5.25.16 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    You guys will look so adorable! I hope you both love it : )

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Hi Gwen! You have sharp eyes : ) This was at Cream & Sugar at Marina Bay in Quincy. Have you tried Christina's? They always have a long list of flavors!

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Thank you for the kind words! I'm still in the process of trying several different products that were recommended to me. Thanks for the post suggestion – I'll keep it in mind!

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Yes I avoid wearing it against darker denim, esp ones that come with dyed color warning tags. I wasn't worried for this lighter chambray since it didn't feel like the type of material that would bleed color

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Lord & Taylor…I'll have a review up soon

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Thank you! I'm working on a post, but if you follow me on Snapchat (username: extrapetite) I usually snap favorite places that we visit or new places we try!

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  9. FW wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this post! You just convinced me to order it and the matching dress for my daughter. I can never pass on opportunities for matching mommy and daughter outfits!

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  10. This dress is awesome! In love with it! <3
    So bad that I am not living in the US to shop your fav items!
    It's so difficult for me to dress here in France, there are not much petite collections (apart the one from the English brands and Banana Republic that recently openened!)
    Have a nice day, Xxx

    Julie, Petite and So What?

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  11. This dress is gorgeous!Love it♥

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  12. such a pretty dress!!


    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  13. Cute dress 🙂
    Maria V.

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  14. Really like the dress and lemon print top

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  15. Love, love, love the dress!
    I post every Monday and Friday, check out my blog if you have time! 🙂

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  16. Like the comfy, chambray look!

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  17. Love your dress! Looks so comfortable yet chic!


    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  18. I loved the dress so much!

    XOXO, IF ||

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  19. Beautiful dress!

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean.. .where did you shoot this post? Butter crunch ice cream is my favorite! I couldn't help but notice it on the list by the window! Haven't found it in years! 🙂 Love chambray and LOVE your blog!! Check it every day! Gwen Kennedy

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  21. this is a really cute dress 🙂

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  22. Maria Abad wrote:

    Chambray outfits are so simple and easy to style and definitely my go-t- this season. I always travel with my chambray top and shirts for last minute decisions.
    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  23. Beautiful dress! It's amazing for hot summer! Stylish and pretty!

    RitaLifestyle.comInsta: m_margaritka

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  24. Amazing summer dress!

    Love the light of the pictures 🙂

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean! Love these photos and your dress! You look lovely as usual! I was wondering if you could do a skincare post! You have amazing skin and I would love to know what products you use 🙂

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  26. Trang Do wrote:

    Love your pretty dress! Looks so cute!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    With a white bag, are you worried about wearing darker denim that may transfer color to the bag?

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  28. Keri H wrote:

    I think anything chambray is so perfect for spring/summer. Love the casual, yet chic look of it. Especially this dress!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    Posted 5.23.16 Reply
  29. Where did you get that off the shoulder dress with ruffels on Saturday

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  30. This dress is too cute! I love the color of it!

    xx, Diane ||

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  31. Unknown wrote:

    Love your blog!! Would you mind sharing some of your favorite spots in Boston? I go there often and would love to try something/go somewhere new:)

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  32. What a cute summer look! Love the shoes and sunglasses.


    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  33. Jean wrote:

    Thank you! These were taken with a Canon 6D and 85mm 1.2 lens

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  34. Uyen wrote:

    So pretty Jean! I love the quality of these pictures. What type of camera and lens are you using here?

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  35. These are some of your best photos yet, Jean! You look wonderful.

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  36. Deasy Noel wrote:

    This is such a pretty casual dress – the patterns is lovely and so is the blue and white color scheme. I love that it has a matching set for little girls. I don't have one, but it'd be cute to pair up with my little niece, hehe.

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply
  37. Beautiful dress.

    Blonde in Cashmere

    Posted 5.22.16 Reply

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