Simple in Striped Tee + Jeans (reviews of petite-friendly styles!)

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Sun & Shadow jeans sz 00, J.Crew tee (last worn here)
Sole Society lace-up heels c/o 5.5 (runs a bit small)

A casual combo I’ll never grow tired of is a simple striped tee + comfy pair of jeans. I admittedly have a burgeoning collection of striped tops, each with slightly different details or fit which make it suited for certain purposes. This one above has the obvious fun ruffled sleeve, and the one below is actually a tunic that’s long enough to cover the bum and wear with leggings! My Sun & Shadow jeans here are nearly sold out, but I’ve shared two other denim styles below in this post that are fairly petite-friendly, and have a similarly distressed look.
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I also wanted to mention these chic Madeline lace-up heels just got fully stocked at Nordstrom! The color and suede material of these make it a great transitional shoe between Summer and Fall. These had previously sold quickly at Sole Society in the smallest sizes in “mushroom,” which is a pretty and versatile soft taupe gray shade. As mentioned in previous posts, I think quality is very nice for the price point and the heels are rather manageable and comfortable to walk in (the pointed front runs a little narrow, so try half a size up).
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If you are looking for casual distressed jeans, the Thompson Tomboy is one of Vigoss’ most popular cuts, and comes back season after season in varying washes. A size 24 is a comfortable, leg-skimming fit on me and the distressing hits near my knees…woo hoo! I had a good feeling when I saw it hit slightly above the knee on the model. “Tomboy” is a good descriptor of the cut – these are not skin-tight like skinny jeans, but also not loose like boyfriend jeans. Material is 98% cotton / 2% spandex which I like in denim, and the ankle openings come cuffed but can be fully un-rolled to a 27.5″ inseam. I have them rolled up 1 additional time to fit my shorter legs. Here’s how they look from the side and back:
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I also tried on another popular Vigoss denim style below, the Chelsea Skinny. These are more of a true skinny jean compared to the Thompson Tomboy pair above, and were a closer fit on me in sz 24. The material composition is the same, but I found it to be a bit thick and structured for a tighter style skinny jean (I prefer my skinnies a little softer and stretchier). They might soften up with wear and wash, though. The inseam is 27″ so most petite ladies will not need a hem job – I have them folded up here just an inch. I didn’t love these on me enough to keep, but wanted to share this quick fit review for anyone who might’ve been eying the Chelsea style!
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View of side and back:

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  1. Tang wrote:

    Hopefully they'll open up a Nordstrom in your area soon! The Toronto store is opening this month!

    Posted 9.3.16 Reply
  2. So beautiful ♥♥♥

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks Jean. I will keep looking. Nordstrom charge low shipping fee which is around CAD10, but the taxes and duties are around CAD40. I got a tote from Shopbop, which charges me CAD155 for taxes and duties.

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  4. I always have issues trying to half-tucked-half-untucked look with respect to t-shirts and jeans. Do you have any styling tips for that?

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  5. I have no words to explain my feelings about your post
    party dresses for ladies

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  6. Thanks! I get so much inspiration from your posts so it's frustrating when items aren't available.

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  7. Rameshwari wrote:

    Looks simple and comfy, its always a good combo to dress up so casually!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  8. Rameshwari wrote:

    Looks simple and comfy, its always a good combo to dress up so casually!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    I thought Nordstrom ships to Canada with a nominal fee, but I could be wrong! Either way, lace-up pumps are everywhere this year so I hope you'll have good luck finding a pair in Montreal : ) My wardrobe is all over the place right now but I'd love to show it after I get more organized!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi Sharon – I'm sorry, I know it can be frustrating! I usually try to post as early as possible when most sizes are in stock. I see two items from this post are sold out now but they weren't when I posted last night. I'll keep my eyes peeled for re-stocks.

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  11. Many of your posts have clothes that are not available. You would think that if Notdstroms partners on a post that they would have items in stock. I love the outfits but often can't get them. 🙁

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  12. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Cute look!

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  13. Keri H wrote:

    Can never go wrong with a classic striped shirt. And omg those flowers are so gorgeous!

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  14. I love those pumps and the tee! The sleeve detail is super cute.

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  15. My go-to outfit is also a striped t-shirt and jeans! They're just so easy to wear.

    Vanessa //

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  16. I really love your jeans and shoes!

    xx, BBB

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    I'm in Montreal. We have limited selection of heels and clothes. I have been looking for a lace-up heels like yours but couldn't find any I like. There is always international fee charge when I make US online purchase. Sooo sad. However, I've been always inspired by your outfits. Will try to find something here in Montreal. Really want to see how your wardrobe looks like and I believe many other girls do. Can you please share it with us if you don't mind?

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  18. Kitty Cetola wrote:

    There is no such thing as too many stripes!!!!! As a former Bostonian, I love not only your style, but the views of Beacon Hill! Such a lovely blog!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  19. Love the way you have styled your hair in the bun. Also, loving the stripes and how you have styled the top.

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  20. Ev wrote:


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  21. Love this fit on you, super flattering and casual!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you checked out my blog!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  22. I neither get tired of this combo! Love both looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply
  23. J.S wrote:

    This is such a cute and simple outfit. I love it. Great post!

    Posted 8.31.16 Reply

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