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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31 thoughts on “The Softest Tunic Tees + Petite-Friendly Winter Coats

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia January 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Such lovely Winter looks … Love the simple styles! 🙂

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

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog January 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I love that your top can be worn a few ways, super versatile!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Cristina SF January 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    The tee looks really soft and cozy and so does the scarf 🙂

  • Janinafran January 19, 2017 at 6:11 pm

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

  • THE NEON FACTOR | Diana January 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Super cute look!!

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  • Anonymous January 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    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.

  • Rachelle ( January 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    loving this neutral look and the london tee is perfect on you.


  • Jean January 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    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.

  • Eileen Carr January 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Hi, what color are your Stuart Weitzman highland boots?

  • Eileen Carr January 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    What color are your Stuart Weitzman boots?

  • Sophie Spiegelberger January 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Love the neutral tones paired together!

  • Aria Di Bari January 20, 2017 at 3:23 am

    These boots are so pretty!

  • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style January 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

    All of these natural colors look so great on you!

  • Anonymous January 20, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Stunning as always. Love these colors!

  • Tynka. January 20, 2017 at 8:10 am


  • Rachel January 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Love this combo! Beautiful look!

  • Julie Hiller January 20, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Love this casual look on you!

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  • Sharan Kaur January 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Love this outfit!


  • Tatyanna Hunter January 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    You look so adorable!Keep up the great posts <3

  • Jessica January 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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

  • Ewa Macherowska January 20, 2017 at 5:18 pm
  • LorenQ1 January 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

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

  • Eva Jasmin January 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm

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

  • Paige Ma January 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    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.

  • Pamela Gonzalez January 21, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Gorgeous outfit!
    Loooove the boots <3

  • Julia Mazzucato January 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    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

  • Anonymous January 22, 2017 at 8:57 am

    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.

  • Jean January 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Hi! They are an older color called Praline

  • Jean January 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I will post some soon!

  • Daneisha Smith January 23, 2017 at 11:25 am

    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!

  • Anonymous January 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    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.

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