Today’s outfit combines several neutral favorites that you guys may remember from past posts! I love mixing textures, and this look is no exception with soft cashmere, suede mules, a little (faux) leather, and light, airy fabric from the scarf. I pulled these pieces together with a pair of vintage-wash black jeans (under $60!) with just the right amount of fading and a touch of distressing. This is my second pair of STS Blues from Nordstrom – fit is true to size for a relaxed skinny jean, and both the knee distressing placement and length work well for shorter legs! I cuffed them up a tiny bit for a more casual look, but when un-cuffed, the raw-edged hem ends right below my ankles.
These have a mid-rise with a small waist gap on me, and are very comfy with a good amount of stretch throughout. In my experience with STS Blue jeans, a machine wash (inside-out with dark colors) & dry will shrink them a touch down in size. Measurements of size 24: 13.5″ across waist, 15.5″ across hips, 8.5″ rise, 26.25″ inseam when un-cuffed.
If you want super fitted skinny jeans with no waist gap at all, Topshop Jamie jeans are still my go-to. For petite ladies, my favorite cut is specifically their Jamie ankle style in either regular or high waist, and I recommend going 1 or 2 sizes up from your usual in designer denim. I usually wear size 25 x 30 in this cut, which fits like a second skin and hits right above my ankles.
I’m so glad this cashmere sweater is back this year! My usual size in petites is slim but not fitted, and the longer length and split side hem works well untucked over leggings and booties. The lighter weight is thin enough to layer with, but still cozy. My sweater from last fall has pilled a bit, something I can’t seem to avoid with any of my favorite sweaters. I have an older electric sweater shaver (in need of an upgrade), so would love to hear about any other favorite gadgets that you guys would recommend for sweater care!
Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.