Scallop sandals 2 ways ~ midi dress + palazzo pants

summer europe travel outfit midi dress sandals

 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 thoughts on “Scallop sandals 2 ways ~ midi dress + palazzo pants

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses August 12, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Those sandals are gorgeous Jean, and look like they work so well with both looks! Great piece!

    I hope you have a fab weekend!

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I love your hair in these pictures! How do you get your curls like this? Beautiful!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Kay Nguyen August 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Love both looks! Thanks for sharing <3

  • Reply Lynn August 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you, Lynn! I’m actually mostly following this old post in terms of steps and base makeup:
      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 : )

  • Reply Ann August 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm

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

      • Reply Ann August 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

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

  • Reply V August 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm

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

  • Reply Diana August 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    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 🙂

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      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!

  • Reply Joan August 13, 2017 at 12:43 am

    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!

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      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…

  • Reply Joan August 13, 2017 at 12:49 am

    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!

  • Reply Sarah Lilly August 13, 2017 at 1:17 am

    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

  • Reply Briana August 13, 2017 at 1:29 am

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


  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style August 13, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Both looks are so lovely! X

  • Reply Elizabeth August 13, 2017 at 6:35 am

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

  • Reply Bukky August 13, 2017 at 7:44 am

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

  • Reply Anonymous August 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    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!!

    • Reply Mizeats August 14, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Btw this is Mizeats 🙂

      • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm

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

        • Reply Mizeats August 15, 2017 at 1:52 am

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

  • Reply Val August 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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

  • Reply Val August 13, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      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!

  • Reply Cam Nguyen August 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Love the pop of red you incorporated with the dress.

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

  • Reply Elizabeth August 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    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

  • Reply Mary August 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite August 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      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!

  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia August 14, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Love the outfits! Love the scallop sandals! Love the bag as well!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Reply chiccarpediem August 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Those palazzo pants looks incredible on you, love it

  • Reply Debbie August 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    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.

  • Reply Jess Lau August 14, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    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!

  • Reply Deasy August 15, 2017 at 12:15 am

    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

  • Reply Deasy August 15, 2017 at 12:15 am

    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

  • Reply Mei August 15, 2017 at 12:35 am

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

  • Reply Katie August 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

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

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

  • Reply Maggie Krol August 15, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Such a pretty look! I love the pop of details in that dress.

    Xoxo, Maggie

  • Reply Mel August 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm

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

  • Reply Joules August 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Really loving that dress. The embroidery is so pretty!

    Style by Joules

  • Reply Chas August 16, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    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!

  • Reply Officiallychic1 August 22, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Your dress and earrings are the perfect match. Love them!

  • Reply Andrea August 24, 2017 at 2:08 am

    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.

  • Reply Karina September 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

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

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