Fitting Room Finds + Best Memorial Day Sales Cont.

white lace jumpsuit for petites bachelorette party outfits

For today’s post I’m sharing some recent fitting room try-ons, including a few at stores I haven’t featured in a while! When I set foot into these shops, I was quickly reminded why I much prefer shopping online. Nothing like wading through a sea of tweenagers in crop tops and hot shorts and getting blasted with a noxious wave of A&F perfume to make one feel 1-2 decades out of place. But with some digging, there were actually some very cute, age appropriate finds to be had! I’m trying on the best fitting sizes that I could locate in store, but most of these are available online in extended sizing such as Petites and XXS.

1. American Eagle

The deal: 20% to 60% off sitewide

  • Crochet lace trim jumpsuit (pictured above) – I almost couldn’t find this online because it looks so lackluster in the stock photo! I thought it was beautiful and petite-friendly in person. Looks like something you’d find at Anthro for 2x the price. The woven fabric has a gauzy feel to it and the pants are lined. XS regular wasn’t bad on me but I wonder if my usual size (xxs is available online) would look a little more flattering. I think the pant legs are actually look better as ankle length (like on me) versus the shorter capri length in the stock photo. Only complaint is this needs pockets!

casual summer shorts outfit ideas for petite women

Ruffle shorts xs, similar bodysuit top in petites, Ann Taylor sandals 5.5 – all onon sale!

  • Ruffle shorts – Easily some of the cutest shorts I’ve tried on. Lightweight, airy, has pockets, and the ruffle flounce hem is flirty and flattering when paired simple with a fitted tee or tank. Fit-wise, XS worked on me and I liked the regular length (FYI the drawstring is decorative only).

leopard skirt midi length on petite women

  • Animal print midi skirt – I feel like photos don’t do this piece justice. Yes it’s on the thin side as some reviews mention (similar to a crepe material), but it’s also lightweight, comfortable, and actually quite versatile. You can dress it down with a knotted tee and slide sandals, up with a strappy camisole tucked in, or style it for work with a silky button down shirt or black mock neck top. Fit-wise, XS sat at my higher natural waist, but I think xxs (available online only) would be best if you’re very petite. The waist is elastic with a hidden side zipper.

midi snake print skirt petite summer outfit ideas

And here’s the snake print version. The print looks more subtle in person, IMO! The waist on this one fit a little bigger than the leopard print for me … not sure if that was a one-off case.

2. New York & Company

The deal: 50% off sitewide

  • Goddess knit maxi dress – I was passing by and this affordable piece in chartreuse caught my full attention! The color is much more vibrant in-person than in these dimly lit fitting room snaps. It comes in petites online, but only left the blue color (selling quickly) and the material is like a jersey knit. Regular XS was a tad big and a few inches long on me, but worth getting hemmed when you get the dress at such a great price. I often get requests for maternity shoot dresses, so I stuffed a sweater “belly” to see how it’d fit, and sure enough I LOVE how this dress looks over a bump!
  • Saw this colorblock pleated chiffon maxi skirt (a full skirt with plenty of fabric) paired with the coordinating halter top on a mannequin, and it’s a stunner! Can’t speak to fit since there was only regular in-store, but the skirt starts in xxs petite online.

yellow maxi dress summer petite fashion blog
bright colorful maternity shoot or babymoon dress

3. Macy’s

The deal: Lots of 50-60% off deals plus use code MEMDAY for extra 20% off select items.

  • Martha Stewart Dutch Oven Collection – Such a good deal this weekend, and they have white with gold which I know a lot of you love! My mom uses these and they’ve been going strong for years. 2 Qt is good for a couple and 6 Qt is best for a family or if you want to make extra for leftovers.
  • Gold accent glassware – 60% off. Check out Hotel Collection glasses as well as the Martha Stewart Collection champagne glasses or wine glasses which come in a pretty pink confetti box for gifting.

4. Abercrombie

The deal: 50% off sitewide!

  • Linen blend button up tie top in blush – haven’t tried this on myself, but looks nursing friendly!
  • Cozy tie waist top

abercrombie petite jumpsuit white gucci look for less loafers

A+F jumpsuit xs (petites available online!), Sam Edelman mules 5 (also on amazon)

  • Detachable strap jumpsuit – Trying on xs regular above, but petites would fit better! Regular was a little long in the torso for me (causing it to balloon out) and was closer to full length instead of cropped.

satin lace camisole abercrombie boston fashion blog

  • Satiny lace trim camisoles. These have adjustable straps and are lovely for dressing up a going out outfit, worn under a blazer, cozy cardigan, or alone tucked into a skirt or wide leg trousers. I have xxs but in hindsight probably should’ve sized up to xs (fit pictured above) while nursing!
  • Clipdot lace cami (see on me). Slightly more casual version of the above with textured dots. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve worn this the past few months!

Hope this post was helpful! And in case you missed it, check out my Memorial Day sales post featuring several sale pieces that I own and love!


10 thoughts on “Fitting Room Finds + Best Memorial Day Sales Cont.

  • Reply Joyce May 26, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Hi! It looks like the A&F sale isn’t site-wide. Love that jumpsuit, though, and will keep an eye out for any other promos!

  • Reply GLG May 26, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Enjoyed. I am wondering if you have a good source for AA shoes. I wear a size 6 AA and can no longer find them at Nordstrom’s or other places.
    Enjoy your posts.

  • Reply Janine May 27, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Great post! There are definitely some amazing deals going on right now. I really love that animal print midi skirt, it looks gorgeous on!
    Xx Janine

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 27, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Cute picks, Jean! You have great taste 🙂

  • Reply Rena May 27, 2019 at 3:50 am

    The pieces you tried on are beautiful! I love especially the skirts and the denim shorts!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia May 27, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Such cute looks, I adore ♥️the jumpsuit, so beautiful!


  • Reply Elizabeth T. May 27, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I’m in love with that first jumpsuit <3 🙂 So chic and feminine! Can't wait to shop all of the sales!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Samantha Smith May 28, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Looking at the online store pictures I would pass on all of these options, seeing them on you…. I love them! They should hire someone else to do their website styling. Thanks Jean for all that you do. I love your style!

  • Reply neurosciency May 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    happy memorial day – i love that yellow dress! sadly, it is sold out in petite sizes online. it looks great on you!

  • Reply Meg January 21, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Hi Jean! Could you tell us where your headbands are from? Thank you!

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