Cream on White (+ Shopbop sale picks that I own & love!)

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J.Brand jeans sz 24, Le Specs sunglasses – both items qualify for Shopbop’s promo, Vince sweater xs (similar for less), Ann Taylor pumps sz 5, Gucci bag, J.Crew shirt

I packed lightly for Charleston, so you guys will be seeing some of the same few pieces (esp. bags and shoes) remixed over the next few posts! This is a comfy look that I’ve been sporting either dressed up a bit with heels or down with flat espadrilles. I know some may be wary of mixing whites and creams that are a few shades off, but an imperfect match can look less stark. On another note, Shopbop’s big “buy more save more” sale just kicked off (use code GOBIG17 through March 4th), so I wanted to share some qualifying pieces that I already own and love! They are one of the few stores to offer free international shipping to several countries, and free return shipping in the US. I don’t like that they make the sale minimum so high for these promos ($200 for this one), but maybe combine orders with a friend to get the best deal.

charleston casual travel outfit soludos leather espadrilles

same outfit dressed down with Soludos platforms sz 5 (also included in this promo!)

If you don’t own the perfect pair of black jeans and white jeans yet, this is a good chance to pick up my two top favorites that I wear on weekly rotation: J Brand cropped white skinnies in “demented” (25″ inseam) and J Brand jeans in “vanity” (26.5″ inseam, see my review). I’ve raved about both of these for years now, and have heard so much good feedback from some of you who own them too. Note the white pair has a lower/medium rise while the black pair is high rise (super flattering), and both did not need hemming on me!

vince dolman sweater white jeans stylish casual outfit petite

If you’re looking for blue jeans, I also found this mid-rise 835 style cropped pair with a 25.5″ inseam and good reviews. I typically wouldn’t advise to size down on J Brand like some reviewers suggest… if your jeans ever start to stretch out a bit, machine washing and drying almost always shrinks it back down to the original size.

Other wardrobe staples included in this promo:
– Madewell mini transport tote – this just came out this season in a new dusty clay suede … so pretty!! The brown is one of my favorite travel bags as the convertible cross-body style is practical and functional, while the brown leather goes with almost everything. See it on me here, here and here.

– Hunter foldable Tour boots in green or black (see both on me), or the refined style which several readers have recommended for a slimmer fit!

– Bristols 6 nipple covers – this is a random one, but I picked these up during a Shopbop sale last year at the recommendation of a friend, and love them. I’ve tried several cheapie kinds of “breast petals” and these are completely different. They have good sticking power, so no fretting about a potential wardrobe malfunction. They’re thick enough for coverage without being bulky, and are also comfortable to wear. I’ve reused mine countless times and they can also be gently cleaned at home.

– Ferragamo shoes including the classic Varina flats (black, navy, red, nude) or Vara low pumps, both starting in size 34 for some colors. If you’re looking for a higher-end flat that’s conservative and professional for work, yet cute for dressing up or down on the weekends, these are a style that I’ve loved for years.

– The popular Rag & Bone Harrow booties (runs small!) in several leather or suede colors.

vince sweater j brand white jeans outfit petite fashion

I’ve also been doing lots of sunnies research for anyone who shares the plight of a flat / low nose bridge. Ray-bans are surprisingly excluded this time around, but here’s a few other styles that work for me:

– Under $60 (except polarized lenses): Le Specs Half Moon Magic style – I’m wearing the stone mirrored pair here and have also seen the polarized “raw sugar” on a friend and really liked it. The black also looks like a good pair for everyday wear.

– Mini splurge: Illesteva Leonard sunglasses – this is a popular “scaled down” style from the brand that is good for small faces. I actually like my sunglasses more oversized and found these to be a little too small proportionally for my face size. The Leonard comes in tons of colors / lens combos – the tortoise / grey is probably the most classic in my opinion.

– Splurge: Thierry Lasry “lively” sunglasses. Might be the favorite in my whole collection and the ones I get the most compliments on. The lens and arms look sleek and expensive, and they sit nice and high on my nose bridge.

le specs half moon magic sunglasses for a small face

I finally found this Vince sweater online – it took me a while since the stock photo looks almost nothing like how it does in-person. The model must’ve gone up a few sizes, because an XS on me is cropped in length, hitting right around my lower waist, and the sleeves end perfectly right at my wrist. It’s a thicker woven knit (you do need to be cautious of snags and avoid wearing sharp jewelry with it) and I love the slouchier cut with slight dolman sleeves. It’s on sale for 40% off right now but still costs a pretty penny…for budget-friendlier alternatives, here’s two slouchy sweaters from H&M;: purl knit sweater or rib-knit sweater.

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  1. Melissa L. wrote:

    Thank you for the review on sunglasses! I constantly suffer from the small face combined with lack of nose bridge. I usually am stuck with Maui Jim's and certain Kate Spade's. THANK YOU for introducing me to some more options, I can't wait to check them out!!

    Posted 3.4.17 Reply
  2. Great.

    Posted 3.2.17 Reply
  3. Perfect mix of neutrals! Very inspiring! I'm definitely going to try this look. It's perfect for transitioning into Spring.

    Posted 3.2.17 Reply
  4. Suzie Q wrote:

    I love this cream and white look! Great idea with styling a chambray shirt around the waist to keep the white clean 🙂 Great round-up on sunglasses, especially for those of us with flat/low nose bridge!

    Suzie Q

    Posted 3.2.17 Reply
  5. b. wrote:

    Love the Soludos platforms! So cute!

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  6. Jessica H wrote:

    I always assumed cream and white wouldnt go together but now I'm thinking you did it perfectly!

    xo, jess

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  7. Xiao Zhang wrote:

    Long time reader, first time commenter. Just wondering if you could provide some tips on denim care – how to keep your white jeans white and your black jeans black. Love your blog!

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  8. Sasa Zoe wrote:


    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  9. Rachel wrote:

    Great neutrals! I love that handbag 🙂


    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  10. For the record, I really like seeing the same pieces remixed throughout your posts–it gives me ideas on how to build a wardrobe that works together.

    Loving this casual look on you!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  11. Jessi wrote:

    I love that sweater! You can't go wrong with neutrals. So chic!


    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  12. I love the sweater and my husband really like Vince stuff 🙂

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  13. I loooove your sunnies!

    xx Lisa

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  14. Keri H wrote:

    Such a clean and cute outfit! Love the neutrals

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  15. Amy Scott wrote:

    I live in Charleston so it's fun seeing you around my city :). I hope you had a wonderful time here.

    I just started following your blog because I am very petite and saw your post on how to not dress like a little kid! I hope you'll do an updated one someday. Love your suggestions on clothing options to hopefully help me look like I'm 31 instead of 13 ;).

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  16. Tynka. wrote:

    love it<3

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  17. This outfit is so pretty, I love your nude pumps!

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  18. Love this casual look!

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
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  20. Lucy Lai wrote:

    Love this casual look and thanks for the tips on deals!

    MISS LUCIA | Fashion & Lifestyle

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  21. Saskia wrote:

    I like your sunglasses and jeans. You look like you are ready for the coming Spring!

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  22. Janinafran wrote:

    Love the sweater! Looks super cozy 🙂
    XO Janina

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  23. I think cream's a lovely colour, a great alternative to white. But come to think of it, I don't actually have any cream pieces – should really get some.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  24. I love your layering and the tassel on your purse!
    Abbie E.

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  25. MizEats wrote:

    Love the outfit you're wearing!

    Posted 3.1.17 Reply
  26. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Such cute and casual look for the day. Simply beautiful! 🙂

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

    Posted 2.28.17 Reply

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