My Mom & Me Style + 5 great sales going on

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On mom: ElizaJ jumpsuit 2P, BP sandals (similar here or here)
On me: Anthropologie petites dress xsp c/o, old Ann Taylor belt

Update 8/17: The gift card giveaway winners are…

Elisa Z, Bethany Gualtieri, Michelle K Chu, and Milenis G! Update 8/19 – these 4 winners have each been in contact & confirmed! See below for 5 additional winners just drawn!

Update 8/19: Because there were many entries, as a small thank you I chose 5 additional winners to receive a $75 gift card! Please contact me at using the email address that you entered the giveaway with. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Liz L. (Chui), Amanda Kim, Barbara F., Shelly E. 3020, and Anglina K.

My sweet mom is in town helping out with some things, and I thought it’d be fun to share outfits styled on both her and me this week! For fit reference, she’s 105lbs, a little under 5’2,” and usually wears xs petite / 0P in tops, 2P in bottoms. She has a fairly minimalist wardrobe (mostly the same few basics she wears on repeat + a few special, dressier pieces), so we’ll be sharing a few items she’s gotten good mileage from over years past, plus a few sale try-ons this year!

Here are a few great promos going on in addition to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

1. Backcountry

The Deal: Their big semiannual sale with deals on Patagonia jackets, Arc’teryx, Sorel & more!

2. Dermstore

The Deal: Up to 25% off & free ship event with code CELEBRATE, ends 8/17. Includes lots of major skincare (including Sunday Riley value kits), hair care, and skincare devices like NuFace. Some products I use and love:

3. Express

The Deal: 50% off these petite-friendly picks:

    • Classic belted camel pant – starting in size 00 short. My mom tried these on and found them to be flattering & TTS.
    • High waisted supersoft straight crop pant – starting in 00 short. My mom also tried these and liked the cropped length, slightly wider leg, and stretchy (yet not too casual looking) material for WFH. She fit size 0 short.
    • High waisted cropped black pants – these are final sale but only $15 when you add to cart!! These have a flat front and no button / tab detailing compared to the super soft pair above, but similar cut.
    • Ruffle sleeve textured top – beautiful, looser fit low maintenance top that looks great half tucked.

4. Abercrombie

The Deal: (Update: sale has ended) 50% off jeans, 25% off everything else. You can filter on the sidebar for your size and short, regular or long inseams! Here are all the styles currently available in “short” sizing starting in size 24 waist.

5. Nordstrom (non-anniversary deals)

The Deal: There are actually a lot of pretty steep markdowns on their site (in particular, lots of shoes in size 4 & up) outside of the Anniversary items. I always suggest narrowing down sale items by filtering by your size and price point on the sidebar.

This casual outfit got a lot of questions from my mom’s cameo on IG stories, so posting it here with sizing info!zella kids live in leggings for petite women activewear review

Zella kids twist top XL (someone my pre-pregnancy size can fit Zella kids L), Zella kids live in leggings XL, Adidas shoes 6 (similar), LuluLemon hat

Sharing a few additional notes on our outfit items below! On me:

Socialite tee ($15.90 on sale) in 2 great prints

    • An underrated item from the Anniversary sale that you’ll have to put on to understand. Material is super comfortable, soft, stretchy and not thin in weight. The prints pair with SO much from casual to work from home / office looks – my mom & I will show how to style this a few ways this week!
    • Fit: roomier, oversized fit with dropped shoulder style sleeves. Good if you like a slouchier or knotted tee look (this is not a fitted tee).

Zella Maternity Live In Crop Leggings

    • Gosh I love these so much, as an achy preggo in her 3rd trimester! Not on sale but these have been worth it for the belly & back support they provide me several times a week lately. I wear these probably several times a week and will also be getting good wear out of them postpartum! Learned my lesson first pregnancy that it takes a long time to get back into my regular high rise leggings. There *is* a Zella maternity style on sale, but note it has a 27″ inseam which I knew would be too long on me.
    • Fit: I got 1 size up from my pre-pregnancy size because I personally don’t like my clothes too snug during pregnancy.

Adidas Swift Kids Sneakers ($39.90 on sale – should fit up to womens size 9.5!)

    • Raved about this find on IG stories – stretchy knit material, flexible sole, ortholite insoles. The “ash pearl” color is like a blush – nude/beige and not too pink, flattering when worn against bare legs. The color in the stock photo is more accurate than my pic.
    • Fit: I got big kids size 4 which = womens 36, and it feels like a womens 5.5-6. I potentially could’ve gone another half size down, depending on sock thickness. I would rely on this size chart from Adidas instead of what’s on Nordstrom’s site (top row is the big kids size, bottom row is EUR womens size):

adidas kids to women sneaker size conversion chart

On my mom:

First 2 are pieces I got my mom years ago, that she mixes in regularly with her everyday outfits!

Gibson twist front cozy tunic ($28.90 on sale)

    • Fit: She has xxs regular bc she prefers the length (the petites, when available, is a much shorter length, can be worn as a top but not a tunic). See it on me below in the same size, from when I was pregnant with Nori!

Barefoot dreams circle cardigan ($68.90 on sale)

    • Fit: She has size xs / s in “heather pewter” which is a slightly oversized, longer fit on someone who is my pre-pregnancy size.

Zella 7/8 length leggings ($42.90 on sale; kids are $24.90 on sale)

    • Fit: XS is very comfortable (slightly lighter in weight than their “live in” fabric) on her with a flattering mid-high rise. 7/8 is a perfect petite-friendly length.
    • Kids Alternative: She also has Zella kids leggings in size XL pictured above, on sale for under $25! I usually opt for womens personally, as the kids version does not offer as much compression in the fabric and the rise is about an inch shorter compared to womens. My mom is nearly 5’2″ and the length of the kids XL leggings and the sleeves of their kids XL tops are about an inch long on her. My cousin who is similar to my pre-pregnancy height and weight buys Zella kids size L tops and leggings.

petite leather jacket maternity leggings

My mom’s Gibson twist front cozy tunic on me in xxs regular, over a bump (Nori!)

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guides:

1. My NSale Best of Boots & Shoes Fit Reviews

Just updated this last night with a few additional try-ons and recommendations at the very bottom! Want to highlight the Topshop Jamie jeans in petite & regular (petite has a 25″ inseam, true medium grey wash that looks nice in person).

Includes a few of the most flattering boots, waterproof leather shoes, everyday flats, and my recommendations for those with narrow ankles or calves.

2. My Most Versatile & Practical NSale Picks

Including my mini review on Allsaints leather jackets. Amongst the 9 picks, I’ve had these for a while and love them:

  • Gibson knit blazer ($50) – my top rec from the sale. Nice slim fit on the petites. I have xxsp bought a long time ago at full price. And I do machine wash mine on delicates cold water inside out, but do not machine dry.
  • BP faux leather leggings ($29) – Love these so much. I got xxs last year at full price and fold the extra length under.
  • Tie waist ankle pants in a good fabric & beautiful rust color – I got 00 petite last year
  • Barefoot dreams circle cardigan – xs/s is a slightly oversized longer fit on me. I’ve also gotten this for my mom (as seen above), aunts, and multiple friends (great new mom gift)

3. Five Baby Gear Deals + Guide to Different Nuna Car Seats

petites jumpsuits review anthropologie petite maxi dress

Eliza J is one of my mom’s favorite brands for dressier pieces, and she prefers jumpsuits over skirts so she doesn’t have to think much about styling the outfit. She may not be going many places dressed up these days, but this pocketed jumpsuit (starts in 0 Petite) was SO flattering on her I had to share. Fit of the petites is TTS – she is wearing 2P and the material has a little stretch.

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  1. Robin A wrote:

    I’m a special education teacher and I would love a gift card to Nordstrom to be able to get some back to school clothes before we start the new school year. Thanks for all that you do- stay safe and well! ❤️

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  2. Andrea H wrote:


    Love seeing your posts!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  3. Amber D. wrote:

    I would LOVE an abercrombie gift card! I love their jeans and blouses, and my husband actually loves their men’s dress shirts. They’re surprisingly good quality! 🙂

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  4. Kathleen t wrote:

    Hi Jean. I have been following you for so long. Thank you for all your work.

    I would be interested in a Nordstrom gift card if I were picked 🙂 thank you

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  5. Alexandra wrote:

    Gift card to Nordstrom :), love your fashion sense <3.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  6. Jennifer G wrote:

    I love your style and finding cute outfits with your mom is the cutest. I would love a gift card to Nordstrom!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  7. Lilly J wrote:

    You and your mom are serious goals! I would love a gift card to Nordstrom. My wedding officially happening this year and I am planning to gift my mom a beautiful mother-of-the-bride dress!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  8. Brittany S. wrote:

    Love the mother/daughter post! I would love to win a Nordstrom card- on the hunt for nursing friendly tops.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  9. Allison wrote:

    Really appreciate your opinions on Express! Recently done with my education, I’ve found the need for more professional styles and love their petite options!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  10. Diana wrote:

    Awww I love this post! It makes me miss my mom since she lives in a different state. As always, from one mama to another, thank you for those baby recommendations from Nordstrom! Will definitely need to check them out!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  11. Liliana C. wrote:

    Nordstrom- good sales and great customer service. Thank you for your thorough posts! Your mom and you look fabulous!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  12. Annie L wrote:

    Love the Nsale and would be so grateful to win the gift card! Going to get the Nuna Rava based on your recs.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  13. Joel T wrote:

    Nordstrom gift card please! Jean, i am so happy to see you getting pregnant naturally for the second baby, (especially knowing what you went through for the first one)! Congrats on the baby boy! Can’t wait to meet him!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  14. danika h wrote:

    so cute! I’d love a gift card to Nordstrom. Working hard to get healthy and back to pre-pregnancy clothing size (3 years later…..)

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  15. Katherine S wrote:

    You and your mom are absolutely gorgeous. I love your style! I would love a gift card from Nordstrom. 🙂

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  16. Karen L wrote:


    Your and your mom are too cute!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  17. Michelle K wrote:

    Nordstrom! Love the Zella leggings and would love to snag one again.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  18. LAYAL D wrote:

    Would love to shop back country!!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  19. Erica G. wrote:

    Hi! I love your Instagram and blog! My favorite store to shop at is Nordstrom – they have everything you could need there! 💛

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  20. Michelle B wrote:

    I would love a gift card from Nordy! 🙂 I love their selection of young adult clothing.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  21. Jolina Santos wrote:

    You and your mom look fab! 💗Would love a Nordstrom gift card!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  22. Katie G. wrote:

    Love these looks. You both look beautiful and youthful!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  23. Jola wrote:

    You always look so soft and sunshiney and beautiful! Thank you for all tips and guidance!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  24. Tanvi wrote:

    Hey Jean, I am a petite sized asian like you and I must say you are like a fairy godmother to me for my clothing. Thank you for being so awesome❤️

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  25. Rachel M. wrote:

    I would love a Nordstrom card to get some of the items you recommended and I already added to my wish list! ♥️

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  26. Olivia H. wrote:

    i would love a gift card to back country! social distancing has encouraged me to be outdoors more often and id love to stock up on pullovers for the autumn. helpful blog, thank you!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  27. Katie B. wrote:

    Jean-I love following you on IG and reading your blog! You, your mom, and Nori are the cutest! I love your posts with Nori and your recipes! I’m only 4’9” and I’d love to try Abercrombie’s short jeans! Thank you for all the time you put into making such a quality blog. 😊

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  28. Stephanie A wrote:

    I love your Nordstrom finds- thank you for putting together this post!! I would love a Nordstrom gift card to shop the sale💗

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  29. Vicky C. wrote:

    Your mom is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us! I’d love to win a Nordstrom gift card <3

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  30. Pa wrote:

    Loved that you shared your momma here. You two look like sisters. Can’t wait to shop at NSale for my momma:)

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  31. Nicole Y wrote:

    I would love a Backcountry gift card!

    My parents and I have been trying to get out more, and family hikes are a newfound treasure in our lives.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  32. Emily wrote:

    Your Anthropologie finds are wonderful! I would love a gift card there 🙂 thank you for making petite fashion accessible!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  33. Lauren N wrote:

    I’ve picked up so many pieces at Nordstrom from your recommendations, so I would love a gift card to shop some of your picks from the Anniversary Sale!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  34. Shay M. wrote:

    A gift card to Nordstrom so I can purchase baby items as a first time, petite mom!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  35. Hana wrote:

    You guys are so adorable! Nordstrom is my favourite store! ❤️

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  36. Aimee H wrote:

    I would love a gift card to Backcountry! Would love to have some more outdoor gear

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  37. Jenny Macek wrote:

    Love your picks! I got my mom a barefoot dreams cardigan for Christmas this last year and she LIVES in it.

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  38. Amanda C. wrote:

    I honestly thought your mom was you in the IG story you posted with Nori – she looks that good!
    I’d like to win a gift card to Dermstore!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  39. Becky H wrote:

    Appreciate all your N sale picks and would love a Nordstrom gift car to buy a few things!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  40. Christien wrote:

    I would love to get stuff from the dermstore! I’ve always wanted to try oribe products!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  41. Shivangi P wrote:

    Aww you both are beautiful! I love some of your classic picks from Nordstrom! 💕

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  42. Rosell F. wrote:

    I’ll love to get something from the Nordstrom sale!
    Love your style by the way! 🎉

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  43. Kadija L. wrote:

    I love shopping at Nordstrom! I always find something that I have to have.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  44. Catherine A wrote:


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  45. Katherine N wrote:

    Your mom is so beautiful!
    I would love a GC to Nordstrom since they have something for the entire family.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  46. Helen wrote:

    Love the color of the dress for your mom! It fits nicely! Will have to get it for my mom and myself.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  47. Esther F wrote:

    Love this of you and your mom! I’m all about Nordstrom!!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  48. Roxy N wrote:

    I would love a Nordstrom gift card! Thank you for all the tips you always give, especially for petites! I’m under 5 feet so a lot of this content is super helpful for me!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  49. Candice K wrote:

    I’d love a GC for nordstrom! The Gibson blazer is at the top of my list after your rec:)

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  50. Jobina Lambert wrote:

    I love that most of the pieces are versatile. I would live a gift card to Nordstrom.

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply

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