Best 4th of July Sales (petite-friendly edition)

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Ann Taylor eyelet top xxsp c/o, Topshop jeans sz 25 (same “Jamie” cut),
Sole Society sandals 5 c/o (also sold here), Mansur Gavriel tote c/o (my review)

Happy 4th of July! May tomorrow be full of BBQs, fireworks, and time together with your friends & families! If you’re doing some shopping this holiday, I’ve rounded up some of the best promos + my sale recommendations below:
Ann Taylor – My picks:

– Open cuff bracelet – sleek and bend-able to fit small wrists! See on me hereherehere.

– Scalloped eyelet top – The eyelet lace material on AT’s latest arrivals is nice quality and sturdy, but be warned the piece are more generously-cut. I didn’t mind it on this top for a swingy, casual fit, but the shift dress looked shapeless on me (so size down if possible!).

– Black triacetate jumpsuit – I’ve gotten several requests to feature jumpsuits, but the good ones in petite sizing sell out in the blink of an eye! AT had a similar one last month that sold like hotcakes, so I’m guessing this one might be a hit too.

– Sweater halter top – You guys have seen this a few times already (hereherehere), and it’ll be styled in yet another look next week! It’s a basic little piece, but one that I get questions on each time. I wear mine with a racerback bra strap converter clip, like this one.

gingham shorts scalloped cami fomu ice cream boston

Express – up to 50% off tons of summer items! Pieces I love that are on sale:

– High-waist gingham shorts (worn above) which are petite-friendly & lightweight.

– Tiered eyelet dress – good quality, (lined) cotton dress with tiers of scalloped eyelet. It only looks fuller on me here because of the gusty wind, otherwise the skirt is a a gently flared A-line like on the model. I agree with the reviewers and thought the bodice ran very small! I have on size 00 and the torso is tight – should’ve sized up, in hindsight.

– Distressed white denim shorts – a summer staple. Runs a little big – see my review.

– Jersey ankle pants + double ruffle tees from my outfit post in Express petites!

white black eyelet lace flared dress petite style

Express eyelet dress sz 00 (runs small), Steve Madden heels in “tan” sz 5.5

gingham sandals shoes summer outfit flat lay
Betsy Johnson shoes sz 5, AoS shorts 23, Ann Taylor top xxs c/o, vintage bag (similar)

Macys – extra 20% off w/ code FOURTH, making several of my picks below 50% off!

Alfani petite knit jersey pants (also in regular) – for those of you who can never find pants off-the-rack that are short enough, look no further. These lightweight, stretchy jersey pants come in TWO petite lengths that run short – petite regular has a 27.5″ inseam and petite short (marked by a “-S” online) has a 25.5″ inseam. PXS fit well on me through the waist and hips, but length was actually too short for me! I typically like a 29″ inseam for slacks, in order to wear with heels. If you have a shorter inseam or want pants to wear with flats, then give these a try. FYI, the cut is a subtle wide-leg (not very wide), and the knit material is great for summer, but might be a little too casual for business formal offices.

– Betsy Johnson sandals – (under $30!) in 3 fabrics. I’m surprised these are marked down so low and still fully stocked! They’re so cute in-person and I took my usual size 5. Note the front strap runs narrow – after really pushing my toes through, the shoes were actually pretty comfortable for walking around the city.

Charter club embroidered ruffle top – very light and breezy. I would say it fits true to size (shoulders of xsp are a little wide on me) and looks nice with navy pants for work.

Opulence Egyptian cotton sheet set – we’ve been very happy with this reasonably-priced sheet set! The cotton on this is nice and and breathable for summer, and softens up with use.

– Maison Jules gingham top – adorable for summer, runs a little small. See my review.

loft tie shoulder summer tank top petites

LOFT – extra 60% off sale items, no code needed! I recently borrowed my cousin’s embroidered top above (runs big!) which is unfortunately not on sale right now. Based on the reviews and some of your comments, it apparently is very maternity and nursing-friendly, due to the generous, flowy cut and shoulder straps that fully untie!

black bikini high waisted off shoulder missguided swimsuit review

Missguided – 50% off regular-priced items with code AMERICANBABE, with free shipping on orders over $50. This is a UK brand so orders ship from across the pond, and return shipping is at your own cost to a returns center based in CA. Similar to Boohoo, this is a fast fashion brand so I find that what you pay for is typically what you get in quality. They do have a trendy petites department (sizing runs a little smaller than American brands), and several eye-catching swimsuit styles.

I ordered this bikini from ASOS then later saw on Missguided’s website that it’s best for poolside posing, and not going into the water ; ) The material is a medium weight, stretchy bandage-style fabric. I didn’t realize they sold sz 0 at Missguided so am trying on a size 2, the smallest available through ASOS. The top is fitted on me but the bottom is a tad loose, so a size 0 would be best on someone my size.

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  1. Where did you buy the dangle pom pom earrings that you are wearing with the scalloped top and gingham shorts, Jean?

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  3. Jean wrote:

    Hi Katie! Are you looking for this oldie? (gosh, I just noticed it's from 7 years ago … time flies!)

    Posted 7.6.17 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Hi Vera, thank you for your sweet comment all the way from Italy! I just love ASOS, also you have H&M; which runs pretty small, and I also shop a lot at Shopbop which has free shipping internationally.

    I do occasional makeup posts and have some old videos on my YouTube channel! This post is from a while ago, but I still use many of those same exact products (foundation, concealer, eyeshadow stick) in my everyday makeup!

    Posted 7.6.17 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Hi Clarice! I actually listed my shoes below the picture – just simple neutral sandals!

    Posted 7.6.17 Reply
  6. Lynna wrote:

    Love your outfit<3
    It looks super fashionable! xx

    Posted 7.5.17 Reply
  7. Katie wrote:

    Hey Jean! I remember you did a post a while back about how to look your age while dressing for the summer months, but I can't seem to find it! Any chance you could do an updated post, or just direct me to that old one? Thanks!

    Posted 7.5.17 Reply
  8. Hi Jean! Why don't you write also about your make-up? You look so beautiful everytime! I discovered your blog just 2 weeks ago and reading about your experience with Asos I decided to buy a little longuette dress (It just arrived yesterday and looks so nice!) Unfortunately Asos is the only one marketplace that ship on Italy :'(

    xoxo, your new petite Italian follower

    ps. sorry for my bad english

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  10. Love all of the sales!

    Posted 7.4.17 Reply
  11. Mizeats wrote:

    Happy July 4th,Jean! Thanks for this post. Great picks!

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  12. Happy 4th! Love the gingham shorts.

    xo. SN |

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  13. Great post
    The Pink Pineappple
    New post:

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  14. April wrote:

    So many cute outfits! I love all the sales going on right now too!

    April |

    Posted 7.4.17 Reply
  15. Megan wrote:

    Love that little scalloped top! Soooo cute.

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  16. Great outfits – yay for sales!!


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  17. Such a cute outfits babe! X

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  18. Thanks for the awesome heads up! Those sales sound amazing!

    I hope you have a great Tuesday,

    Posted 7.4.17 Reply
  19. I love the icecream and your scallop top. Also loving all your picks! <3

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    Posted 7.4.17 Reply
  20. Deasy wrote:

    Ahh, the eye droplet dress is sooo pretty! So many sales items you're tempting me with! :3

    Posted 7.4.17 Reply
  21. Love your petite guides! So glad you've made one especially for us smaller girls out there, and super cute picks, as always! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply
  22. I love all of these picks.

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply
  23. Great post
    The Pink Pinepple
    New post:

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  24. Anonymous wrote:

    I am loving the Missguided bathing suit!

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply
  25. SUCH cute outfits!
    Love the last bathing suit♥

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply
  26. You look adorable!
    xo. Kari

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply
  27. Clarice wrote:

    Thank you for the post! What kind of shoes are you wearing or would wear with the first outfit (J.Crew top + Express gingham shorts)?

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply
  28. Noelle R wrote:

    These outfits are all so cute!

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply

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