• Best of 2016: Favorites Looks, Memories & New Additions

    As another year comes to an end, I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for letting me share what I’m passionate about from my small corner of the internet. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and also for sharing parts of your lives with me!  Reading comments, messages, and even getting to meet some of you in person continue to be some of the most meaningful aspects of blogging for me.

    My style has definitely evolved over the years and I love dabbling in trends, but I’ll always be a classic girl at heart. It seems that you guys tend to feel the same – below are some of the most viewed or pinned posts from 2016, which also happen to be some of my personal favorites! At the bottom of this post, I’ve also recapped some MVP new closet additions, along with my favorite how-tos / tips & tricks from this year…
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    Favorite Tips & Tricks and guides:
    What to do and where to eat in Boston!
    Packing 10 days of outfits in a carry-on bag
    Hair tutorial: high bun that actually stays put
    Tucking a sweater over a dress

    Purse organizers for large tote bags

    Favorite Travel Memories:favorite travel destination memories extra petite
    High over Hong Kong (blog post) // A Day at the Derby (blog post)

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    Charming Charleston (blog post) // Picturesque Paris

    Favorite New Additions From 2016:
    These closet MVPs are finds from this year that I keep reaching for over and over again! It was really hard to narrow down, but each piece here has traveled with me numerous times now and truly earned their place on the list. If you have a favorite item or look you discovered this year through this blog, I’d LOVE to hear about it!
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    1. Ann Taylor bow pumps (blog post) // 2. Celine nano bag (blog post)

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    Wishing each and every one of you a happy, healthy, and stylish 2017! 

    24 thoughts on “Best of 2016: Favorites Looks, Memories & New Additions

    • Dressed With Soul December 31, 2016 at 3:09 am

      Your taste is unbeatable! Love your wonderful style and the looks you show here! Happy 2017 <3
      xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog December 31, 2016 at 4:15 am

      So many beautiful looks! Here's to 2017. 🙂

      Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Carmen December 31, 2016 at 5:46 am

      Wow I love those looks – especially the red jumpsuit is gorgeous! You're smile is just the best accessory in all of these pics 🙂
      xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style December 31, 2016 at 5:54 am

      You wore so many great outfits in 2016! I wish you a beautiful 2017 🙂 X

    • Claire Julie December 31, 2016 at 6:55 am

      I love your style!

    • Expedition Jojo December 31, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Your style is definitely one of my favorites! It's classy and can actually be worn on a day to day basis! Happy New Year!

    • Lynette R. December 31, 2016 at 10:11 am

      I follow several fashion blogs and yours is my favorite. You hit it out of the ballpark nearly every time. I have purchased a few items from your blog and have been very happy with them. I'm 5'8" so in no way petite, but anyone of any size can learn from your tips. Thank you and happy new year!

    • Cam Nguyen December 31, 2016 at 11:18 am

      I wish you an amazing 2017! Thank you for all your tips and fashion inspiration.

    • Christina December 31, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Every one of your blog posts has such quality, taste, and realism. The photography is stellar, and your preparedness and consistency and joy all come through!

    • Beatriz Moreno Martínez December 31, 2016 at 11:42 am

      I love your style ( I always say the same) happy New Year for you and your husband and continue being like this…so adorable!!

    • Julia Mazzucato December 31, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      I love your style, Jean! Reading along on Extra Petite has been a pleasure this year. Happy New Year to you and Nick, and here's to a good 2017!
      Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

    • Kate December 31, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      You are one of my very favorite bloggers – I can always count on you for beautiful pictures, great style, and helpful info. Thanks and happy New Year!


    • Diana December 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      You and your guy are so cute together! Hope you both have a great NYE 🙂

      Diana | http://www.thechicdiary.com

    • MizEats December 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Happy New Year, Jean! You're my favorite blogger as your posts are always classy and thoughtful. Keep up the great work!

    • Emma Davidson Tribbs December 31, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      I discovered Halogen through your 11/7 post – and most importantly, their crew neck cashmere sweaters. I originally bought the camel version, and quickly went back for the same sweater in both black and navy. I basically live in them – both at home and work. Thank you so much for the tip – can't wait for more in 2017!

    • Tiffany Nelligan December 31, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017, Jean!! Thank you for all the amazing outfit ideas year after year. You are my single greatest style inspiration!! All the best!!

    • affecionada December 31, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks for continuing to be a resource for well-fitting fashion! Happy New Year. xx

      Jen | affecionada

    • MizEats January 1, 2017 at 1:50 am

      I just love the Sam Edelman boots I picked up based on your recommendation. They are so versatile. Many thanks!!

    • Xinyi Chen January 1, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Love all your styles, happy new year!



    • Chicago Petite January 1, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Your blog has been life changing for me. Thank you so much for all you do. You're truly the best blogger in my opinion.

    • Ewa Macherowska January 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Nice photos dear 😉


    • MelDoReMi January 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

      Hi Jean,

      I've heard about your blog a few years ago but didn't start following you religiously until late 2015. Thank you for giving us so many style ideas! One of my favorite recommendations of yours was the Chicwish Prairie Check Rabato Coat: It was not a style that I would have tried had I not seen it on your site. It wasn't love at first sight: When I first received it I was actually a bit disappointed because the colors were darker than I imagined. Nonetheless, I got it at the additional 30% off during Cyber Monday, which is an amazing bargain for a coat that fits right off the rack. Once I started wearing it though it really grew on me. Now it is my favorite coat during this SF winter and I've gotten a lot of compliments for it, not to mention how warm and cozy it is. My other favorite is the Bobeau wrap cardigan – I bought 2 last year and just ordered another color last week.

      Let us know when you're coming for another event in SF – would love to meet you in person!

    • Miriam Morales January 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Love all of your outfits! They are practical, classy, and petite friendly. Your posts are also always incredibly helpful. Hope 2017 is full of many blessings!

      xo Miriam
      Scripts of Flair

    • Houseki January 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Jean!
      As I've mentioned before, everything you post is always so classy and fabulous. 2016 was a year I tried a few pieces I would not have normally tried had it not been for your blogs and style suggestions. The blush colored belt from Ann Taylor has been one of my favorites and it pairs beautifully with a few different pairs of shoes I picked up based on how great you made blush look all year long!The belt also looks great with pencil skirts! My other favorite is the scarf from your Swingy Shades of Gray post–as I gave it to two of my gfs who attended my wedding as a welcome gift.Last is the Zella live-in tights. Although I'm pretty sure I bought the wrong size, oops, I do love them and as you suggest they are perfect when travelling. I am comfortable without looking homeless. 🙂 Win! So thank you for all the awesome recommendations. You rock!

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