Free Flowing

Flowy white top denim shorts summer outfit_extra petite

Express shorts (old; similar – just ordered a pair), Gucci soho disco bag

It’s been a sweltering few days (although I really can’t complain compared to the triple digits elsewhere!) so I’ve been living in looser pieces that let air flow freely through. I hadn’t heard of the brand Sun & Shadow until I tried their moto jacket on recently and liked the quality. This cotton-blend top is also good quality with small details like triangular mesh panels and a hook-and-eye front panel – it looks like something I’d find at Free People for double the price. This top is on the sheer side esp. at the little mesh panels, but I wore a bra close to my skin color and had no issues with it showing through.
coach crosby 24 carryall crossbody bag saddle brown

I also wanted to share two pieces I tried on at the Nordstrom sale from shoes & handbags. If you’re looking for a medium-sized bag that can convert from a crossbody to shoulder bag to handheld tote, this Coach Crosby 24 Carryall is one of my favorites from the sale (currently $100 off!) and is slightly reminiscent to my Celine bag. This is about 1″ bigger than the nano with similarities like the pebbled leather, winged shape, and zippered top. It comes a strap that is actually adjustable, a removable little hang tag, metal feet and two inner pockets. At under $200 I thought this was a good value for a classic & versatile Coach purse!
Louise et Cie aradella leopard ballet flats small shoe sizes

I have a few leopard-print flats that I basically treat as neutrals (they go with black leggings, blue jeans, white jeans, dresses…trust me!) so am always on the lookout for similar ones to recommend. These Aradella flats have a more rounded almond toe than mine and also come in patent nude or black. The leopard calfhair is as true brown /tan leopard that I like, not orange-toned like it appears in this photo due to awful lighting. They are SO comfy on the feet with a good layer of cushioning on the inside. I’m usually between size 5 and 5.5, and the latter fit best. For those who haven’t tried this brand before, Louise et Cie is the “dressier” sister of Vince Camuto.
white peasant top casual summer outfit_petite fashion
I also hope these flattering & comfy (given the height, anyways!) sandals will get re-stocked because I want to wear them with everything! I keep seeing 1 or two sizes pop back in the tan color every so often.
gucci disco soho bag casual summer outfit_extra petite

I get questions on these old Express shorts every time I post them…it’s a shame they don’t make them anymore, but I found a pretty similar cuffed style from AoS with a 3″ inseam and just ordered a pair for myself. Here is another similar, lighter pair, with a 2″ inseam and available starting in sz 00.
peasant bell sleeve top nordstrom anniversary sale

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  1. SamBam wrote:

    Hi. When you wear the madewell tees with jeans, do you tuck in the back also?

    Posted 9.23.16 Reply
  2. Do you have a recommendation for non-distressed skinny jeans? The brand/style I have and love changed the material and it doesn't look good on me anymore. Thanks in advance!

    Posted 7.31.16 Reply
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    Posted 7.29.16 Reply
  4. You look so beautiful and stylish! Adore your smile!


    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  5. I LOVE this outfit! So simple yet classic!
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  6. Polly wrote:

    What a cute flowy top and I love the peep toe shoes!


    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  7. Andy wrote:

    Those shorts are incredibly flattering on you!

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi Deborah! Actually the pocket is just hidden under my hair : ) I love that detailing and wouldn't cut it off!

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Of course – I know how frustrating it can be to end up with a bunch of stuff that doesn't fit! Glad the Socialite dress worked out for you : )

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Yay, so glad you managed to snag a pair! I would say it's TTS, yes, if not a smidge roomy just compared to other brands but there's an adjustable strap. I'm usually between a 5 and 5.5 and the 5's fit well.

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Hi Lisa – thank you for the recommendation! Just took a look on Shopbop and they are very cute. Btw I also found Express shorts to be loose in the beginning but after a wash and machine dry they shrunk down to size like a lot of denim do.

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    Hi Melissa – aw thank you, I'm so glad to hear that! I'll help keep an eye out for the Steve Madden mules : )

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    Thanks! It's called different colors on various retailer websites but yes, on Gucci's own site it's called rose beige.

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  14. Hi Jean! I have bought several of the Madewell t-shirts that you are wearing in this post in grey. All of the ones I own have pockets on them but it looks like this one doesn't even though the link brings me to the shirt with the pocket. Did you somehow cut it off?

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  15. clickhappy wrote:

    i ordered a bunch of stuff from nordy's that ended up way too baggy. one of the few pieces that i kept was the socialite dress you recommended. thanks for curating stuff that looks cute and actually fits folks less than 110lbs!

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
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  18. Loving that blouse, it's absolutely beautiful!

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  19. A.B wrote:

    I love the flowy blouse. Super cute!

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  20. Meghan wrote:

    This is such a gorgeous top! White is my favorite color and it's super flowy! A must have for summer. Love it!

    Meghan |

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  21. mybeautrip wrote:

    You look wonderful!
    Love the flats!

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  22. Love your white flowy blouse.
    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    The Steve Madden sandals were restocked in 6.5 in black and 7 in tan. I ordered based on the glowing reviews from you & crystalinmarie
    Can't wait to receive them ! Would you agree that they are TTS ?

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  24. Genevive n wrote:

    That top is so beautiful and flowy!!

    xx Gen

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  25. Jean, I have the Blank NYC denim tomboy shorts in 'weekend warrior' (shopbop, Bloomingdales, zappos etc has them) are awesome. I found the express shorts to fit very loose(even the 24) and the blank ones are perfect. I think you'd love them. And they are affordable!!

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  26. I love this flowy top! You look amazing.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  27. Diana wrote:

    Love your flowy hair and outfit, you're so cute!

    Diana |

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  28. Olivia wrote:

    omg love! check out more fashion on

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  29. Marta wrote:

    This outfit is so pretty! You look gorgeous!

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  30. Beautiful photos!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  31. Absolutely gorgeous shoes!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you stopped by! 🙂

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  32. Love that in one post you give us so many ideas and looks!

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    this is just lovely! the beige ballerinas are gorgeous, I've been looking for a pair for a while now!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  34. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Beautiful looks … Love the white flowy top. The best look for Summer! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  35. Cam Nguyen wrote:

    I have the same top and have been loving it too.

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  36. Anonymous wrote:

    Love your Gucci soho disco bag! Is this the rose beige color?

    Posted 7.24.16 Reply
  37. Love that Gucci bag! x

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 7.23.16 Reply
  38. Melissa wrote:

    Bought SO many things based on your recommendations, and they do not disappoint. Checking daily for those Steve Madden sandals, hopefully they go back in stock. Tried on those Aradella flats in the leopard print while waiting for another pair of shoes and somehow ended up getting them! 😂 Really love your style!!!

    Posted 7.23.16 Reply

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