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This look is a nod to one of my go-to styles from early days of blogging – a little tweed, a lotta pearls, and feminine details like the puff shoulders on this sweater and sleek slingback kitten heels. The resulting look is simple but elegant for the office or meetings. You can also swap in different shoes and accessories (I’d do ankle booties or knee high riding boots) to take this skirt + sweater combo into the weekend!
This is your basic crewneck sweater updated with princess-style puff shoulders. I’ve always loved the idea of edgier strong shoulders, but more often than not, they end up looking linebacker-style on a petite frame. The puff detail on this sweater though is very subtle, perfect for dipping your toes into the trend. One of the online reviews mentioned removing the small shoulder pads, but I like the partial pads to give the shirring some shape!
I’m thrilled to hear from so many of you who bought and love this wrap coat (last featured in this blog post)! They recently added a beautiful new burgundy (“plum raisin”) color, currently available in all sizes. I have this coat in xxs petite, and love the adjustable open belted fit and how it can accommodate either light or heavy layering from Fall through Winter.
If you prefer a low kitten heel for ease of walking around in, these are a classic, flattering option. With flats and lower heels, I look for elongating details like this low “V” dip in the front, which visually adds an extra inch or so to the legs! The pointed front toe area runs on the narrower side, in my opinion, so is not best suited for those with wide feet.
If you like textured fabric, you’ll love this thick, chunky tweed in an Autumnal blend of cream, navy, black, and mustard yellow. Ann Taylor bottoms usually run big on me, so extra petite ladies may need to get the waist taken in. Skirt in 00 petite measures: 13″ across the waist, 17″ across the hips, 18″ total length, and is fully lined with an invisible zipper.
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