• Pleated midi skirt + chambray ruffles

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    Happy almost long weekend! I wanted to pop in and share some sale recommendations, including several pieces in my look here (plus Nick’s picks for men!). This is one of those outfits that just makes you feel good. It’s comfy (belly-friendly), moves with you, and is easy to transition from casual (wore it with flats + a head scarf) to dressy. Don’t be scared by the idea of crop tops if you’re my age or older! When styled with higher-waisted bottoms instead of midriff-baring ones, the resulting look can be rather elegant.

    This lined, pleated skirt travels wonderfully, with no sign of wrinkles after being flattened in a suitcase. It flows nicely and seriously looks good with even the simplest tops like a striped tee or tank! The waistband is elasticized, and an XS should be pretty fitted on a 24″ – 25″ waist. It’s also available in other classic colors like blush, navy, and this blue & white print (which is prettier in-person, IMO)! Here’s how this outfit would look with the printed version:

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    Now, on to the best sales going on right now!

    cute black scalloped bikini swimsuit

    Express

    The deal: 40% off everything! Prices as marked.

    Mix & match swimwear. I ordered several pieces and they were each true to size and good quality, with lining, removable bust padding cups, and adjustable straps. The knotted top I’m wearing above is so flattering (it also comes in fun floral & gingham) – just make sure to knot the middle tie tightly so it doesn’t fall off. The bottoms I’m wearing also have a coordinating triangle top!

    Twist shoulder cropped cami – this does not look like much online, but is darling once its on! It looks very demure styled with this same Uniqlo pleated skirt. See it on me in this post!

    Low heeled slide mules – Express actually has an amazing selection of these easy on/off slides for summer, including a very low 1″ heeled pair in tan as well as a mid heeled style in tons of colors (tan, black, blue, yellow, red)! They did carry sz 5 online which sadly sold out quickly, so there’s only sz 6 and up left. I ordered some hoping I could make it work, but they run TTS so were too big for me. However they seemed very comfy upon try-on and I loved the color options!

    Nordstrom

    The deal: huge half-yearly sale, with up to 40% off on several pieces I have in my closet. I always start browsing in the sale shoes section and filter on the left hand side by size (they carry lots of extended sizes down to a 4!).

    Marc Fisher wedges (under $100; sz 5 and up) – A rare sale on these popular wedges in a classic “cognac” color! These are pretty similar to the perforated suede pair that I have (see on me here & here) – the small holes are only visible closer up. I find MF wedges to fit true to size and add lots of extra height comfortably!
    Lucky brand scalloped sandals (40% off; sz 5 and up) – I saw these in person and they look just like an older pair I have from Sam Edelman, for less! Good customer reviews as well for comfort.
    Vince Camuto bow heels (40% off; sz 5 and up). Saw them on my friend – very cute in person!

    J.Crew

    The deal: 40% off your purchase w/ code GETAWAY. Also free shipping on all orders, Friday 5/25 only!
    I’ve been wearing this classic white denim jacket everywhere on our trip (see it on me in this post along with this striped midi dress), but in hindsight wish I had sized up! It runs small and the cut is great for petite ladies who want a true “shrunken fit.”

    Nick’s Picks: staple stretch slim chino pants (he has ’em in 5 colors!) are usually excluded from sales, but not this time!

    J.Crew Factory

    The deal: 50% off everything w/ code WINWIN

    My beloved scalloped camisole (lined with adjustable shoulder straps) is fully stocked in all sizes! See it on me here & here – when wearing the cami alone without another layer, I use my nippies covers as a bra. Also this cover-up tunic is cute but runs big! I tried on XXS and it works for a loose-casual fit.

    Nick’s Picks: Lots of hits here for classic spring/summer menswear, including:
    – Thompson unstructured blazer – a steal for a men’s blazer (Nick wears sz 36). Pair this with the next two pieces listed below for an effortless warm-weather outfit for dinner & drinks!
    – The perfect subtle striped tee in “bisque” (Nick wears sz M)
    Classic dark slim-fit jeans for under $35! (Nick wears sz 31 x 30)
    – Fun seersucker crab swim shorts (size S is a “European fit” on Nick, lol – size up for a more relaxed fit)

    KJP

    The deal: 25% off sitewide, no code needed.

    If you’ve been eying their handmade glass pearl cable bracelet (bendable to fit small wrists) or forever pearl bracelet (comes in sizes XS – XL), they’re finally on sale this weekend! See them in my outfits here, here & here, just to name a few. All their jewelry comes packaged nicely for gifting.

    Ann Taylor

    The deal: 40% off everything + extra 15% off shorts, sandals, and sunnies! Code SOREADY.

    – Don’t miss their sandals at this sale price with a bonus 15% off! I’m wearing the Nicole block heel sandals in this post, but for staple neutral sandals, also check out these Aislyn suede flats (front strap runs narrow so I’d go up half a size) or Giuliana low wedges, both with good reviews.
    – This embroidered swingy dress has been my absolute fave on this trip! Just posted a more clear fit photo in the customer reviews section. Runs big, so size down if possible, or add two darts in the back for a little more waist definition.
    – Floral sheath dress (or the shorts version with bonus 15% off!) from this blog post.

    ASOS

    The deal: 30% off select special occasion wear (filter by your size), no code needed.

    I almost always check ASOS first when I need a special look for weddings, cocktail parties, or other special events! Sizing starts in 00 petite which runs very small compared to U.S. brands. They’re UK based, but I’ve always received my order in a timely manner and gotten my refund on returns using their free return shipping label.

    Maternity floral midi dress, included in sale. This one looks slightly similar to a maternity dress I got there and ADORE (see it on me – mine’s not on sale, unfortunately). I wear sz 2 in their maternity line and get the shoulder straps shortened, if necessary.

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    On Nick: old JCP stripe sweatshirt (very similar on sale), J.Crew 484 chino pants 31×30 in “river brown” (he has these staples in 5 colors!) on sale!, Vans x J.Crew sneakers

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    24 thoughts on “Pleated midi skirt + chambray ruffles

    • Roses for Fridays | by mia May 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      Such lovely looks! Beautiful! 🌷👍🏼🌷

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    • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 25, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Stunning as usual, Jean! I love midi skirts but find it hard to find one that fits my short frame. Checking the skirt out! 🙂

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    • Liz May 25, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      You look great Jean!! Do you have any suggestions of what other tops to pair with the white Uniqlo skirt? I am about a month behind you in pregnancy and all about the elasticized waist, flowy skirts! I want to make sure I can get as much use as possible out of it!

      • Jean | Extra Petite May 25, 2018 at 12:50 pm

        Hi Liz,
        I tried it on with other really simple tops (like a navy striped tee or a scalloped cami) and it looked adorable with everything! I also loved it for date night paired with the black express twist top mentioned in this post. It’s very easy to dress up or down. I don’t think you’ll have trouble getting a lot of use out of it.

        • Anonymous May 25, 2018 at 2:24 pm

          Thank you so much !

    • Miu @meetinghalfway May 25, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks so much for the round up, Jean! (I bite my nails waiting for your recommendations every time good sales events come up 😬) You look super dreamy in this post ✨
      I’m waiting for a petite white jean jacket from J.Crew but ended up returning my scalloped tunic-cover-up back to JCF, it wasn’t flattering to me at all (it does run big!).

      • Jean | Extra Petite May 29, 2018 at 11:25 am

        Hi Miu! Hope you love the jean jacket! JCF should make that cover-up in petite and maybe some waist gathering, I think it’d be much more flattering : )

        • Miu @meetinghalfway May 30, 2018 at 1:02 pm

          Hi Jean! I love your idea on the cover up tunic – It would be amazing if you & J.Crew can collab 💛✨
          I love the white jean jacket, but it’s made very snug like you noted – It looks like Reg. XS is tad bigger than Petite S (my size) by comparing their size charts. I plan to exchange for better fit and may update you later!

    • Antri C. | Beauty Blogger & Reviewer May 25, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      OMG you are so stunning! I dont know what to say xoxo

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    • Briana May 25, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      What a sweet skirt you have on! You are already glowing with your momma bump!

      Briana
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    • Mademoiselle Coconath May 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      You look so stunning in this off shoulder look!
      xx
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    • Michael @ Mile in My Glasses May 25, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Oh my gosh your skirt is so cute Jean! I love it! Also, loving all of these sales!

      Happy FriYAY!
      Michael
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    • May May 25, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      The off the shoulder top and skirt combo is so pretty. As always, amazing pictures!

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    • Liv May 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Obsessed with this look!

      Liv

    • Mireia May 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

      Skirts are my favorites!

    • valeri pighini May 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      the bikini is darling jean and i love the pleated skirt as well. you’re always so stunning and chic. i love your posts

      • Jean | Extra Petite May 29, 2018 at 11:24 am

        Always lovely to hear from you, Valeri! Hope you’ve been well xx

    • Petite Teacher May 27, 2018 at 2:54 am

      Dear Jean. I love your summerly white skirt and the belly friendly element is always good, being pregnant or not. Happy weekend. Love, Lieske

    • Elizabeth T. May 27, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      This pleated midi dress is so elegant <3 🙂 I love the way you styled it Jean! And thank you so much for sharing all of these great sales! Hope you and Nick enjoy your three day weekend as well!

      XO, Elizabeth
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    • Maureen May 27, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Beautiful pleated skirt and it looks so elegant with your ruffled top. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful picks and sales! So many goodies to go through, I don’t know where to start! Happy weekend and hope it’s going well so far!

      Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Vera May 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Beautiful photos!!

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    • FW May 28, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Love all the amalfi coast pictures! My sister-in-law and nephew bumped into you while you were there. Enjoy the quiet time you have before the baby arrives and you become a family of 3.

      • Jean | Extra Petite May 29, 2018 at 11:23 am

        Aw thank you! And it was lovely meeting your sister in law & family – such a small world!

    • Katya June 5, 2018 at 5:16 am

      This looks like a fantastic midi skirt, I love it. It is neat and tidy as well. You look so pretty.

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