First Day of Summer // Gingham Print + Pineapple Sandals

white j brand skinny jeans summer outfit petite style

Maison Jules top xxs, J.Brand jeans sz 24 (no hemming needed; also sold here),
Talbots sandals sz 5.5 c/o, Celine box bag (review), Quay sunglasses (similar – see on me)

Happy (almost) first day of summer! And what better way to welcome warmer days, than with gingham print and whimsical pineapples paired with my trusty white jeans. I borrowed this adorable navy peplum top from my same-sized cousin, whom recently moved to Boston! Aside from practically doubling my clothing options, she’s been teaching me all sorts of yummy dishes from our family recipes (some of which I can’t wait to share with you guys)!

navy gingham check top celine small box bag
talbots pineapple flat sandals summer shoes

I got these pineapple Keri sandals thanks to Talbots and thought they were super fun (and practical, as flats)! I’ve posted about Talbots shoes often over the years, as they’re available in small sizing (5 and 5.5 are online-only) and usually have lower, walking-friendly heights. I was surprised to see such low customer ratings for these online, but after reading through them it makes sense, because the front strap on these do fit very narrow. I have narrow to medium-width feet, and the front strap on a size 5.5 fits just over my toes with no room to spare.

boston summer outfit white jeans navy gingham extra petite

This peplum top runs small in the torso and has just a little stretch from the elasticized back panel (see picture # 2). It’s made of 100% lightweight cotton, with a small navy lattice trim detail along the bottom. The shoulder straps gap just a tiny bit on me where they connect to the bust, but overall the fit is pretty good. The length is just right on me for a peplum top, and actually might look too short on someone notably taller. Measurements of the xxs: 15″ across armpits, 12″ across waist, 21″ total length.

Maison Jules has really been impressing me, with some good quality pieces that actually fit and don’t break the bank! If you’re looking for a white denim jacket, this one (on sale) is very similar to my older one that I’m always wearing. The reviews indicate that it runs small and slim in the arms, which can be good news for petites! I’ve also tried on the utility jacket pictured below, and it’s a lighter-weight, versatile shirt jacket that fit pretty well on me (good for layering). Here’s a few other pieces from the brand that caught my eye, all available starting in size xxs:



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