Scallop sandals 2 ways ~ midi dress + palazzo pants

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 Look 1: Sam Edelman sandals sz 5 (also sold here), Chicwish dress xs, Baublebar earrings c/o
Look 2: Uniqlo pants XS, H&M top XS, Milly bag, Janessa Leone hat 

Living and commuting in a city like Boston (uneven pavement and brick sidewalks galore), I end up wearing out my favorite walking shoes more often than I’d like. I was looking to replace some staple nude sandals that have seen better days, and this scalloped pair by Sam Edelman (just found these on slight sale) caught my eye. It features the low, stable block heel and deep tan color that I look for in versatile everyday shoes. These were comfy after I figured out the right tightness for the ankle straps, but note it took some trial and error between too tight and too loose. Here are two looks that I wore these sandals with recently:

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1. Midi Dress

I got so many questions on this embroidered dress, and am bummed it’s sold out in almost all sizes. I linked it above just in case any returns pop back in stock. With a midi dress or skirt, I love nude shoes like this since they make your legs look longer, without the discomfort of high heels. I finished off this look with a red lip and equally vibrant tassel earrings (also love them in black, for a more understated look!)

baublebar fringe tassel earrings red summer dress outfit

2. Palazzo pants

This is my first time experimenting with palazzo pants (typically a big fat “don’t” for shorter women), and I’m not sure how I feel about them yet! Uniqlo has several pant options at an affordable price point, and some of the styles with elastic waists fit me in xs off the rack. This particular pleated pair is dramatic due to the volume, but something about them is also surprisingly casual and wearable (feels just like a maxi skirt).

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You guys are probably tired of seeing this Janessa Leone hat (also sold here) and Milly wicker bag by now – both were splurges, but I’m making sure to get my money’s worth in terms of wears! I’m a big fan of mixing high and low end, and accessories that can be worn on repeat are worth spending more on, in my book.

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A boater style straw hat had been on my wish list for a while, but all the affordable ones I tried looked comical on me (a lot of them were too shallow and just felt like bottle lids resting atop my head). From the realm of higher-end hats, I tried both this JL “Flint” style with a leather band, as well as the gorgeous Eric Javits Gondolier boater hat. The JL turned out to be better proportioned for my head (comes in S/M/L, unlike the Eric Javits), and is very light and comfortable to wear for extended periods of time!

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46 Comments

  1. Karina wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    Quick question did you find the sam Edelman sandals to run TTS or slightly large?

    Posted 9.4.17 Reply
  2. Andrea wrote:

    This post might be about the shoes, but I’m all about that HAT! First time seeing it, so I’m inspired. The hat costs more than anything piece of clothing I own (other than my wedding dress). No wonder why it looks so good. Please keep rocking it.

    Posted 8.24.17 Reply
  3. Your dress and earrings are the perfect match. Love them!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  4. Chas wrote:

    I have the same pleated pants in pink! They’re supposed to be culottes but fit like full length pants because #extrapetite. They’re so comfy and chic!

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
  5. Joules wrote:

    Really loving that dress. The embroidery is so pretty!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
  6. Mel wrote:

    I am loving the pants, they are so lightweight and perfect for the summer!

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  7. Such a pretty look! I love the pop of details in that dress.

    Xoxo, Maggie
    http://www.maggiekrol.com/

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  8. Katie wrote:

    Absolutely love both of these outfits! Such different, yet perfect vibes <3

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  9. Mei wrote:

    Love that milly bag! It’s definitely something I need to spice up my wardrobe!

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  10. Deasy wrote:

    Oh my, the dress is sooo pretty! I can see why it’s sold out so fast. As for palazzo pants, it looks lovely on you. I don’t think it shortened you :B

    http://www.ticketforadventure.com

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  11. Deasy wrote:

    Oh my, the dress is sooo pretty! I can see why it’s sold out so fast. As for palazzo pants, it looks lovely on you. I don’t think it shortened you :B

    http://www.ticketforadventure.com

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  12. Jess Lau wrote:

    My husband and I are actually leaving for Provence for our honeymoon next week. We’re staying at Couvent des Minimes and noticed you stayed there as well. Curious to know how you arranged to use the vintage car and plan for the hot air balloon ride. If you have any contacts there you can share, that would be super helpful!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  13. Debbie wrote:

    The trousers look great. I have a pair of wide legs which hit just at the ankle and are so comfortable. I also have a palazzo jump suit which looks so classy with heels. I think with anything wide in the leg, the key is to keep the top half more fitted as not to overwhelm our frames.

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  14. Those palazzo pants looks incredible on you, love it
    Xo,S
    http://www.chiccarpediem.com

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  15. Love the outfits! Love the scallop sandals! Love the bag as well!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  16. Mary wrote:

    Which Uniqlo pants are you wearing? I could not tell and the link is for all the Uniqlo wide leg pants.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Mary! THey’re called the tuck flare pants. I linked the exact pair under the first photo in the “outfit details” box but the sizes are almost gone online. If you have an Uniqlo locations near you, their “find in store” option online is helpful!

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  17. Elizabeth wrote:

    These scallop sandals are so cute! <3 🙂 I love how you styled it for 2 very different looks, especially with that midi dress! Super gorgeous!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  18. Cam Nguyen wrote:

    Love the pop of red you incorporated with the dress.

    I am obsessed with he second outfit, it’s look so comfy yet stylish.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  19. Val wrote:

    oh darn. I think you forgot to link that cute little top that goes perfectly with the pants.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Val! I picked it up in-store and sadly can’t find it online : ( But I know they have several similar options all the time in their “divided” section!

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  20. Val wrote:

    Love the palazzo pants from Uniqlo . I’m definitely going to try it.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Wow you look so gorgeous in these pics, Jean! The pics look like they’re from a magazine spread!! 🙂 Both looks are so lovely! You have a knack for rocking styles that are traditionally thought to be no no’s for petites, and the palazzo pants are no exception! As someone else mentioned, your makeup looks amazing! The red from your lipstick and earrings really make the pictures pop! Love it!!

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
    • Mizeats wrote:

      Btw this is Mizeats 🙂

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
      • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

        You are so sweet – thank you for often taking the time to comment! Hope you have an amazing week xx

        Posted 8.14.17 Reply
        • Mizeats wrote:

          Gotta give credit where it’s due!! 🙂 Have a great week as well, Jean!

          Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  22. Bukky wrote:

    Both look are just beautiful. Yes people believes wise legs pants are not flattering, I say check it out in @extrapetite.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  23. Elizabeth wrote:

    I love your second outfit! And the bag is so cute 🙂
    Elizabeth || Liz Living

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  24. Both looks are so lovely! X
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  25. Briana wrote:

    I am obsessing with every piece of that first outfit! Such perfect nude sandals as well!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  26. That embroidered dress is absolutely beautiful, I am loving that embroidered pieces are so popular right now. Those look like a perfect, versatile pair of heels you found!

    Sarah Lilly || The Lilly Mint Blog

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  27. Joan wrote:

    Those palazzo pants look incredible on you! Wide leg pants can definitely be tricky territory for shorties, but it looks like the light fabric gives them nice movement without the bulk. I only wish that Uniqlo shipped to Canada! I also liked the white skirt you had linked earlier this summer – alas, I will have to live without!

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  28. Joan wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    Those palazzo pants look incredible on you! Wide leg pants are definitely tricky territory for shorties, but the light fabric seems to give them some nice movement without the bulk. I only wish that Uniqlo shipped to Canada! I also loved the white skirt you had linked earlier this summer – we need to get a store here ASAP!

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Joan ~ ah, that’s so frustrating! I thought for sure they’d ship internationally! I don’t know why so many clothing brands forget our Canadian friends…

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  29. Diana wrote:

    Hi Jean, do you offer personal styling services for fellow petites? I think you would be so great at it! If you have any recommendations for personal stylists in NYC, please share! Thanks 🙂

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Diana! Unfortunately I don’t offer personal styling services… if you have any specific questions or looks that you’re trying to achieve, let me know in a comment and I’ll see if I can cover any points as part of upcoming posts!

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  30. V wrote:

    Always beautiful, keep them coming… you make my shopping easy.

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Happy to help in any small way possible ; ) Thank you, V!

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  31. Ann wrote:

    Hi Jean! We are currently in Maui . We drive pass Paia and thought about you.

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Have an amazing time, Ann! Were you driving by en route to Hana?

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
      • Ann wrote:

        Yes, we were on the way to Hana! We had a fantastic time in Maui!

        Posted 8.18.17 Reply
  32. Lynn wrote:

    Your make up look so good here!! Please do a make up tutorial!

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, Lynn! I’m actually mostly following this old post in terms of steps and base makeup: http://www.extrapetite.com/2015/12/nye-party-makeup-tutorial-bronze.html
      Updated products though are Kevyn Aucoin celestial bronzer (has a gorgeous, radiant glow), Anastasia brow gel in medium brown, and in this post I experimented with the bolder Nars lip pencil set from the Nordstrom anniversary sale : )

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  33. Kay Nguyen wrote:

    Love both looks! Thanks for sharing <3

    https://www.myblackcloset.com/

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
  34. I love your hair in these pictures! How do you get your curls like this? Beautiful!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply
  35. Those sandals are gorgeous Jean, and look like they work so well with both looks! Great piece!

    I hope you have a fab weekend!
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

    Posted 8.12.17 Reply

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