This week’s sales: EP closet sale + Shopbop’s big event

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Hello friends! I’m so excited to announce a fundraising event that I’m holding in Boston this Friday, September 29th! I’ll have many pieces from my closet for sale, mostly around xxs / 00 petite and 5 to 6 in shoes. But even if this isn’t your size, I hope you’ll stop by to say hello! We’ll have treats and bubbly, and awesome raffle prizes from some of my favorite brands! 100% of the event proceeds will benefit the Women’s Lunch Place, a local women’s shelter. Please see the Facebook invitation for more details (including time & location), and to RSVP!

Shopbop’s Event of the Season

In other sale news, Shopbop’s bi-annual event is here with very few designer exclusions! Use code EOTS17 for 20% off orders under $500, and 25% off orders over $500. They have free shipping & returns in the U.S., and free international shipping to a number of countries! Here are some tried & true pieces that I’ve owned, loved and recommended for years now:

Stuart Weitzman boots – stocked in sz 4 and up! These cost a pretty penny but fit amazingly on narrow calves, and should stretch to fit wider calves. As mentioned recently, if I had to pick the most versatile & practical styles, it’d be the Lowland flat boots (I have Londra and Black) or the original 50/50 boots in suede. The Lowland has a higher shaft (24″ high) and is stretch suede all-around with a satiny lining, while the 50/50s hit slightly over my knees (21″ high) and have a suede front and stretch fabric backing.

Read my SW review posts: Lowland boot review; or Highland vs Lowland boot comparison.

Weather boots – I love the idea of warm and dry feet in the winter, but not the clunkiness that usually comes with heavy duty weather boots! I was researching lighter snow boots, and these new Caribou Slim Boots by Sorel are listed to be half the weight of the popular original Caribou! For those who just need something for rain or very light snow, I like Sperry’s options like this wedge or quilted boot.

J.Brand cropped jeans – my absolute favorite cut of designer denim, with a higher rise and no hemming needed on petites! I have recommended the “Vanity” wash for years as my go-to, slimming black jeans (see them on me here or here). I also have & recommend this same cut in the newer “Mesmeric” wash – a flattering, vintage dark blue.

Madewell transport tote / crossbody bag – perfect medium-sized cognac bag for travel or running errands in. See it styled on me with several looks herehere, and here – just to name a few!

Ferragamo bow shoesVarina flats or Vara low pumps. For anyone who found the Varina flats to be painfully narrow, Shopbop now carries C width starting in small sizes! Size 5C is soo much more comfy on me than 5B – I had to replace my older pairs (see on me here or here)! I don’t find the Vara low pumps to run as narrow, and can take a regular width in those.

Bristols 6 Nippies skin covers (I use “light”) – I keep mentioning these, but they’re life-changing for me in terms of never having to worry about what bra to wear! I know covers won’t work for those who actually need support, but for the smaller-chested club, these are nice quality and stay on all day, plus can be re-worn many times. I’m thinking of switching from the adhesive to the non-adhesive, since many reviewers say the non-adhesive sticks on just fine!

These Nippies have most definitely replaced my strapless bra. The only reason I still wear my stick-on NuBra, however, is that it has a very specific benefit of adding cleavage. The way the adhesive cups are connected on a NuBra, you can “squeeze” the girls closer together and stick the bra on them that way, for slight support and more “oomph!”

Chic luggage upgrade – Lastly, I do not own these suitcases but have been eying them for a while! The rose gold and marble look so pretty online. If anyone has experience with this brand, let me know how the quality is!

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Unrelated to the sales, I wanted to share a quick review of this J.Crew tee! I have to agree with online reviewers that this is a nice-quality tee in a thicker fabric. The casual material combined with an elegant off-shoulder style makes this easy to dress up or down. This tee also comes in solid colors which are on major sale right now (2 of the 3 colors are still left in xxx-s and up). Because it’s regular sizing and not petites, note the length is longer on me so I have to wear it tucked into skirts.

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21 thoughts on “This week’s sales: EP closet sale + Shopbop’s big event

  • Reply Nic September 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Any chance of remote shopping from Minnesota? I’m OBSESSED with your style & can’t orchestrate a trip to Boston on such short notice.

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Love your outfit and as usual, your hair! You should do a tutorial on how you curl it! 🙂

  • Reply emma September 27, 2017 at 1:00 am

    I hate wearing bras, so super happy to hear you love Nippies! Def going to look into buying those 😉

    As for the Calpak luggage, I was so drawn in by the marble/rose gold options as well when I was on the hunt for a new carry-on but was scared off by a couple reviews about how easily they broke! I ended up buying the Away Carry-On in cactus. It was part of the limited edition collab with Rashida Jones, so I don’t think they have that color anymore, but I’m obsessed with my carry-on! It’s so thoughtfully designed and you can even charge your phone/tablet using the included battery.

  • Reply Elizabeth September 27, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Loving the striped tee so much! And so happy that you’re doing a sale with the proceeds going to charity! 🙂 Always love it when influencers use their influence for a good cause! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Reply Marjorie September 27, 2017 at 2:50 am

    This navy outfit is stunning. Loving nude accessories!

  • Reply malu September 27, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Lovely! You have such a nice style, so chic and feminine!

  • Reply ROSE HARRIS September 27, 2017 at 4:26 am

    You look Beautifull in this dress. Thanks for sharing product details

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses September 27, 2017 at 4:56 am

    I always love your outfits, Jean! They look so wonderful! Thanks for the great sale pieces!

    I hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday,

  • Reply Erica Valentin September 27, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Super cute style! Love that bag and the mini skirt! Love finding other petite bloggers like me!

  • Reply Khloe September 27, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Your style is so great!!!! You look gorgeous!

  • Reply Shannon L Mahaney September 27, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Now I wish I lived in Boston so I could go!! Your style is so chic.

  • Reply Alexa M Johnson September 27, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    LOVE this outfit! We can still wear skirts here since it’s still 80 degrees at the end of September! 🙂

  • Reply lesley foster September 27, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    next time give a few months warning so that i can shrink my waistline 😉 Anyway that will be exciting – just purchased the JCrew tops – So cute!!

  • Reply Joua Yang September 27, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    What a cute look, it be a great transitional outfit from summer to fall!
    Joua to the Rescue

  • Reply Jenn September 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Love your JCrew top! I’m sure the fundraiser will be a successful one. Wish I was there!

    Jenn |

  • Reply Aissulu September 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I wish I would live in Boston. Let us know if you will post anything for sale online!
    Thank you!

  • Reply Amy Lai September 28, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Wish I could be there for the charity sale, as well as meet you! I love your style, Jean.
    I recently learned you and your family are from Canton, China, where my parents are from too; very cool!

  • Reply Jandrew September 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Your outfits always have a fresh look ! This J Crew , Bardot top is such a nice classic look , and a versatile mix and match piece !
    Dress The Part

  • Reply Mizeats September 29, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Such a great event, Jean. Wish I could attend!

  • Reply Christine October 2, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Just checking in to see if you’ve picked the raffle prize winners? Thanks!

  • Reply Christine October 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    What a lovely event! Checking in to see if you’ve picked the raffle prize winners? Thanks!

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