The Softest Tunic Tees + Petite-Friendly Winter Coats

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I was at the mall doing some “research” on petite-friendly parkas (per so many of your requests!) and got distracted by a rack of these heavenly soft tees. The lower-priced regular version is very cozy, like a cross between a regular tee and a lightweight sweater (“carlton grey” is lovely in-person!). The material of the olive green one I got is slightly different and labeled “plush” with a more fleeced feel, and there’s a marled grey version too. These tees have a slouchy casual cut, with a back long enough to cover the bum, so I’ve been wearing mine with leggings, jeans, and even to sleep in! The only issue is the neckline of an xs is borderline low on me, so perhaps try sizing down – I didn’t realize they come in xxs online and also in new petites sizing which should fit better!

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On the winter coat front, several of the ones I’ve tried on fit pretty well, despite being in regular sizing and not petites. I stumbled across this faux fur hooded parka in xxs which was a return at Express, and after trying it on I could see why – I could barely zip it up with just a tee on underneath! That size would be perfect for extra slender ladies. The coat was surprisingly thick and well-proportioned for petites with a higher nipped-in waist, so I’d definitely recommend it as an affordable option. Just size up if you want to be able to layer. Sale items there are currently an extra 50% off right now, with free shipping on all orders!

At Macy’s, coats are all on major sale (at least half off!) but as a result the in-store selection was a cluster. Favorites out of what I tried on were this Laundry by Shelli Segal puffer & this Lauren Ralph Lauren puffer. They were both only a tad big on me in regular XS and could be fine with layering underneath. Note the faux shearling lining on the Lauren coat is just along the button placket, not throughout. That one also comes in petites online (pxs should be perfect for someone my size) but with very limited stock left. Another puffer coat available in petties and still left in several colors/sizes (with faux fur trim listed as removable) is this affordable Kenneth Cole option, but I wasn’t able to find it in-store to try.

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We’re headed somewhere frigid for the weekend, so for those who asked for warm winter outfit ideas, stay tuned! And here’s a few more photos of this tee tucked vs untucked, as well as worn normally vs. shrugged off the shoulder for a slightly different look.

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I have a couple of these shirts and love them as they are so soft! What sort of bra do you wear with it though so that it doesn't look inappropriate? The material is a bit thin and I find it needs to be paired with a scarf otherwise I feel I am showing too much.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  2. I am in love with your OTK boots!!! This is the perfect comfy, casual, and cute look! I'm definitely going to try this look with my OTK boots. So adorable!

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    I will post some soon!

    Posted 1.22.17 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Hi! They are an older color called Praline

    Posted 1.22.17 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi, is anyone having difficulty accessing the Express website? I'm based overseas and cannot seem to access it. Keeps saying I don't have permission to access the website, which is odd.

    Posted 1.22.17 Reply
  6. Thanks for the petite coat recommendations. I always have trouble finding a well fitting coat! I always love seeing your recommendations because we are about the same size.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 1.21.17 Reply
  7. Gorgeous outfit!
    Loooove the boots <3

    Posted 1.21.17 Reply
  8. Paige Ma wrote:

    I agree about Eddie Bauer. I live in frigid Minnesota (we've been enjoying some sub-zero temperatures in early January), and I reach for my Eddie Bauer down coat often. I also love the J.Crew Wintress puffer coat.

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  9. Eva Jasmin wrote:

    Such a perfect everyday look! Love the color of the over knee boots!
    All the best

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  10. LorenQ1 wrote:

    You're soo pretty and look great in anything you wear, I love your hair too, I like everything!

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
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  12. Jessica wrote:

    Would have loved to see pictures of you trying on the parkas!

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  13. You look so adorable!Keep up the great posts <3

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  14. Love this outfit!


    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  15. Love this casual look on you!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  16. Rachel wrote:

    Love this combo! Beautiful look!

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  17. Tynka. wrote:


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  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Stunning as always. Love these colors!

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  19. All of these natural colors look so great on you!

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  20. These boots are so pretty!

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  21. Love the neutral tones paired together!

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply
  22. What color are your Stuart Weitzman boots?

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  23. Hi, what color are your Stuart Weitzman highland boots?

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  24. Jean wrote:

    I actually have one of those en route and am looking forward to trying it! : ) My mom is a big fan of EB outerwear. The Express puffer may not be a serious winter piece for negative temps, but for where I live, I thought it was a good coat worth mentioning that also runs very small.

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  25. loving this neutral look and the london tee is perfect on you.


    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    For serious winter wearing I prefer down/puffer coats from brands like Eddie Bauer (comes in regular, petite, tall). All their outerwear comes with a temperature rating which is very helpful. Same applies to Land's End, Columbia, North Face, etc.

    I personally don't have a lot of faith in brands like Express, etc. when it comes to getting a good parka since most people only own one or 2.

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  27. Super cute look!!

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    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  28. Janinafran wrote:

    Express sweaters are one of my all time faves! I went crazy on them during their black friday sale 🙂
    XO Janina

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  29. The tee looks really soft and cozy and so does the scarf 🙂

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  30. I love that your top can be worn a few ways, super versatile!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply
  31. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Such lovely Winter looks … Love the simple styles! 🙂

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 1.19.17 Reply

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