Weekend in Hudson, NY // Banana Republic Petite Jeans

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Banana Republic ankle jeans 24 petite on sale!, cropped sweater xxs c/o, Sole Society boots
On Nick: Banana Republic cardigan S c/o on sale!, traveler pants 31×30, Chippewa boots

Over the past few years, it’s been a special tradition for Nick and I to travel somewhere festive in December. Nothing rivals the magic of London during Christmas – we were so smitten that we went twice! Although we’d love to take Nori someday, we didn’t quite have the energy this month to tackle an international trip with a baby. We opted for a weekend road trip instead to Hudson, NY, and would love recommendations for any New England towns that are especially charming during the holidays!

Hudson was a quiet, slow-paced town (that’s partly gentrified), but the main street was lined with boutiques in festive decor. There’s a motorcycle shop that serves coffee & gourmet waffles inside, a tea library and chocolate shop, a specialty cheese store, and an antiques store with a bar and Malaysian food! We don’t get out much as new parents, so I asked my parents to help babysit while I treated Nick to a leisurely afternoon of window shopping and munching along Warren Street.

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Banana Republic is having 50% off your purchase right now, except for new arrivals like my sweater which are 20% off. If you’re looking for skinny jeans that are cropped enough to wear with ankle booties, these are a classic option in medium weight dark denim. They come in petite, regular, and tall, and I love that the length is more cropped than most ankle jeans and hits right above my booties. The inseam on size 24P is 25.5″ and I’m about 5 feet tall, for reference. My sweater comes in 4 colors and is in regular sizing, but it’s a shrunken-fit style that’s also very petite-friendly! It’s medium-to-thicker weight, and the cable knit has a smooth, tightly woven finish to it that doesn’t seem prone to snags or pilling.

For men’s staples, be sure to check out Nick’s gift guide for fit photos of both a camel coat and a more casual wool bomber jacket from Banana Republic that are both included in this sale!

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winter in hudson ny new york things to doThank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post.

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  1. Emily Zhang wrote:

    Hi Jean, the “BANANA REPUBLIC ANKLE JEANS” link doesn’t work. If needed I can send you a screenshot showing which link. Thx.

    Posted 12.26.18 Reply
  2. Chrisitna wrote:

    Hi Jean, the Boston Globe just did an article on Dec 4th: “Five festive New England towns to get you in the holiday spirit”. The one in NH sounds the cutest with a Christmas Inn! Wishing you and your family a happy holidays!

    Posted 12.22.18 Reply
  3. Sara wrote:

    Love this sweater! I got the cream and the navy. Thanks!

    Posted 12.21.18 Reply
  4. Christi wrote:

    As for cute New England towns to visit, come to Newburyport! About an hour (or so) from Boston, right where the Merrimac River meets the Atlantic. I can show you around – we have a lot of cute resale and boutiques.

    Posted 12.19.18 Reply
  5. Sally wrote:

    Great post, Jean! Loved your recommendations and replies to questions. Keep up the good work!

    Posted 12.19.18 Reply
  6. Love this couple look <3 🙂 You two are always the sweetest!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 12.18.18 Reply
  7. May wrote:

    You two are absolutely the cutest! Love your sweater btw.

    May || https://themoderness.com

    Posted 12.18.18 Reply
  8. Young wrote:

    I’m so glad you two were able to enjoy some downtime. Hudson looks so cozy and cute! That sweater is so pretty.
    The Style Intermission

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  9. Sara wrote:

    Love! Ordered jeans & sweater today!

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Sara, I hope you love them! xx

      Posted 12.18.18 Reply
  10. Anon wrote:

    Hi Jean! Would you recommend these jeans over your Everlane ones or H&M petite jeans? The BR ones seem a bit roomy in the leg and the back pocket placement seems low. Is that accurate? I’m looking for a true high waist skinny/very skinny fit jean and am struggling to pull the trigger, although maybe I’ll have to order from several places and return. Maybe you’ll do a “comparison” post for reasonably priced jeans in the future? 🙂

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi there – tough call, as they are pretty different in my opinion and it depends on where you want the length to hit unless you plan on hemming them. The BR ones I’m wearing here are mid rise and slim leg versus very skinny, and more cropped. I haven’t tried H&M jeans recently, but the ones I have from last year were more of a thinner stretchier material (but material always differs from style to style) and length came below my ankles. The Everlane mid rise ones are higher in rise than the BR pair I’m wearing here (also labeled mid rise) and the length is longer, again to below my ankle. If you want a true high waist jean that’s also very skinny, J.Brand is still my favorite – I know they’re pricey and you said reasonably priced, but I have just a few pairs that I wear on heavy rotation which helps with the cost.

      Posted 12.18.18 Reply
      • Anon wrote:

        I will definitely try J. Brand when I get a little less porky around the middle :)(which is why I’m looking for reasonably priced options right now). I used to wear AGs and loved them. Thanks for the detailed feedback Jean!

        Posted 12.18.18 Reply
  11. Casey Ray wrote:

    Looks like these jeans are sold out in Petite in every size except 28. Bummer! As a Petite 25 I have occasionally had luck with hemming Regular size 24 but I’m not sure about Banana Republic. Any thoughts or info on restocking?

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Casey – I just looked this morning and a couple more sizes were back in stock, so I’d check in the mornings if you’re interested! If you’re a regular 24 in jeans I would stick to the same … I take the same size in regular and petites when it comes to denim.

      Posted 12.18.18 Reply
      • Casey Ray wrote:

        Thank you! I went to check this morning and they don’t have any left in petites and have pulled it from the petite denim listings. It’s only available in tall and regular now. I already ordered in regular 24 and 25 and hope one will work for me (I am also just a few months postpartum so things are a little bit in flux in the size department). I will keep checking back, as I know this time of year is a tricky one!

        Posted 12.19.18 Reply
  12. Maureen wrote:

    Yes it’s hard to get away when you have a kid so thank goodness for grandparents, right?! I have never been to Hudson but sounds like a nice and beautiful place. I am so glad you and Nick were able to get out and enjoy some time together. Cute winter white sweater and BR definitely makes the best ones!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  13. Mireia wrote:

    Jeans are a must!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  14. Lovely photos – you guys look great!

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  15. abbie wrote:

    You guys both look amazing! Love how festive the storefronts are decorated too, what a nice background!

    Abigail Alice x

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  16. Lovely photos! Hudson sounds like so much fun. I love both of your outfits!

    I hope you have a great Monday,

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  17. Rena wrote:

    You look fantastic in this classy look with the wonderful sweater!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  18. Janine wrote:

    That is a really cute and classic outfit! 🙂 So lovely that you got some downtime and were able to do this little roadtrip, those photos look so festive and cozy!
    Have a great start to the week love!
    xx Janine

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  19. Roses for Fridays | by mia wrote:

    Looking beautiful in your outfits as always … love ♥️the jeans look! Joyeux Noel!

    ❄️🎅🏻🎄ROSES FOR FRIDAYS ❄️🎅🏻🎄 | by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  20. What a wonderful little date! ❤️ Both you and Nick have such simple but great outfit styles. I love it! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply

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