Major Deal on a Stellar Shoe and Bag

work from home business casual outfits petite

On mom: S Society shoes, Socialite tee xs, Express pants 0 Short, blazer xsp
On me: Gibson blazer xxsp, tank dress xs (with suppport shorts S), SM flats 5.5

Happy Wednesday! I ended up picking a few extra giveaway winners, so check the top of this blog post to see if you’re one of them! In today’s sale news there’s an incredible one going on at Sole Society, including 2 of my longtime favorite pieces that I’ve never seen priced this low!

Sole Society Sale

(Update: Sale ended 8/27 ; Sole Society has now merged with DSW)

  • My super leg-flattering Katarina low block shoes are on major sale. See on me here, here & here. I cannot emphasize how good this deal is for one of their signature styles that I’ve recommended often. Classic taupe, black, or a beautiful snake or leopard print are all well stocked starting in sz 5. Note this deal is final sale, but these run fairly TTS (mine are sz 5, tho I could also do 5.5) and are comfortable.
  • My roomy, low maintenance Zeda tote bag with pouch is also part of the sale! This tote was one of the few to make it to my most-used handbags post (scroll to the bottom for photos on me). It works as a spacious yet lightweight laptop bag, school bag, or diaper tote with a removable zipper pouch inside. The faux leather can take a worry-free beating and is easy to wipe clean.

In other sale news, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open to everyone! Below is a round up of my sale picks that are still well-stocked, and they definitely do restock pieces here and there later on during public access. So if something is currently sold out, just bookmark an item and check back in the mornings!

See my other Anniversary Sale reviews:

barefoot dreams cardigan petite maternity outfit

Barefoot dreams cardigan xs/s, snake tee xs, ASOS skirt 0 petite (long length & thick knit; wearing support shorts S), Sam Edelman mules 5.5 (SIMILAR), Rag & Bone hat (similar that fits well)

NSale Shoes Well-Stocked Picks

See my boot & shoe try-ons post for sizing info and fit photos!

  • Stuart Weitzman black OTK boots: (save nearly $300) Be sure to sort the reviews by “submission time” to see the most recent 5 star ones about the black suede. The negative reviews are about an older, pink leather color. These have a mid heel and are listed as narrow-calf friendly, with measurements very similar to the SW boots I own and love.
  • 2 other picks I love the look of but haven’t tried. All the rest, I have fit photos here.
    • Chanel-inspired, chic cap toe slip on shoe w/ small platform ($59.90 ; regular price $118.95)
    • Vince Camuto Fedrilla open toe bootie ($79.90 ; regular price $149.95) – how cute are these? I have the “tortilla” color in an older shoe by the same brand and it’s a very versatile taupe-tan brown.
  • Timeless pointed leather bootie: Steve Madden Nadalie ($79.90 ; regular price $119.95) – a purchase I expect to get a LOT of wear out of. I typically wear 5.5 in booties and sized up to a 6.
  • Narrow calf OTK boots: Steve Madden Nifty ($79.90 ; regular price $129.95) – w/a chic mid heel, pointed toe & thigh grip strip.
  • Flattering mules: Madewell mules ($49.90 ; regular price $88) –  See below. Newer, true leopard pattern this year fully stocked. I got these last year and love the flattering almond toe shape.
  • Classic slingback flat: Caslon pointed flats ($49.90 ; regular price $89) – Starts in size 4! Classic pointy flat, slingback doesn’t dig into your heels. Cushioned with a tiny heel for comfort.
  • Water resistant wedge: Caslon wedge sneaker ($49.90; regular price $100) – TTS for me but runs narrow.
  • Petite friendly Hunters: Womens Refined Quilted Hunter rain boots ($109.90 ; regular price $175) – best fitting Hunter boot I’ve tried on. Short and narrower leg friendly (adjust to fit), coming up to my mid-upper calf. Note the quilting is a little thicker and warmer than on regular Hunters.
  • Waterproof leather hikers: Blondo boots ($99.90 ; regular price $180) – “Mushroom” is a gorgeous taupe color with nice quality leather.

petite faux leather leggings on sale

BP faux leather leggings xxs (hems folded under), Caslon tunic, Rothy’s flats 5.5 (my review)
On Nori: similar leopard dress, See Kai Run shoes (she’s wearing Peyton in old color)

NSale Womens Fully-Stocked Petite Picks

  • Natori Feathers Bra ($39.90 ; regular price $68) – I’ve come to appreciate this bra even more over the years with my lopsided “girls!” The soft mesh overlay stretches for a more custom feeling fit and is so lightweight.
  • Zella Studio Pocket 7/8 Length ($42.90 ; regular price $65 ) – Perfect for petites 24″ inseam with functional pockets. Pockets on the side and are deep enough to hold a cell phone, keys or money. Fabric is moisture-wicking and also air dry quickly!
  • AllSaints Dalby leather jacket ($299.90; regular price $450). Restocked! One of their most petite friendly styles in a dark grey. See how the Dalby cut fits on me in 00.
  • Socialite tee ($15.90; regular price $25) – Worth getting in both versatile prints (just look at all the outfits in our recent posts : ) Stretchy and comfortable against the skin.
  • Sam Edelman Teddy Coat ($99.90 ; regular price $169). Fully stocked in cream xxs+ (see on me)
  • BP faux leather leggings ($28.90; regular price $49). My favorite leathery look leggings to instantly make an outfit more chic. I fold the longer hems under. Washing tip – I hand wash cold inside out and hang dry. Similar to leather bottoms, you do NOT need to wash these often. Anything on the outer surface usually wipes off with a bit of water.
  • 100% cotton open stitch cardigan ($31.90 ; regular price $49) – xxs is a slouchy casual fit, not too big or long like some other sale cardigans. I’d recommend the neutral oatmeal or grey!
  • 3-prong 2 carat CZ stud earrings ($26.90 ; regular price $46) – With tons of happy reviews on the classic cut and sparkle. I picked these up as an everyday stud. See several other carat size and shape options on sale.

how to style a leopard print tee

SM booties 5.5, Socialite tee xs, ZELLA Maternity crops xs, Halogen cardigan xxs petite (old version)

Hunter quilted refined rainboots petite fit

blank nyc cognac brown leather jacket everlane sneakers

Didn’t keep this $56 jacket (see my fit review), but the color is beautiful, so I wanted to mention again for those who fit XS regular & up. Trying it on with an Express top xxs & Everlane sneakers 5 (my review)

petite pregnancy maternity skirt wedge sneakers outfit ideas

Petite-Friendly Denim

  • Topshop Jamie Jeans ($45.90 ; regular price $70)
    • Pictured below – a longtime favorite cut of mine with a flattering, very slim tapered fit and nipped in high waistline. Definitely size up at the waist. Petites has a 25″ inseam.
  • KFTK Donna High Waist Ankle Jeans ($58.90 ; regular price $89.50)
    • Ankle length jeans that are more comfort-focused, not too tight. KFTK runs a little big compared to other denim brands and have lots of stretch. My mom is a big fan of their denim and loved this cut for everyday wear.
  • Frame Ripped + Raw Hem Crop Jeans ($146.90 ; regular price $220 )
    • For Frame fans, this is a high rise shorter cropped style with knee rips placed higher up too.

KFTK petite suede moto jacket

TOPSHOP JEANS 27 x 28 (petite), KFTK JACKET xs, snake TEE xs, my SAM EDELMAN MULES

NSale Kids & Baby Picks That We Own

  • Kids Live-in Leggings ($24.90; regular price $39). See them on my mom in the pretty green!
    • Kids L fits a womens xxs petite, Kids XL fits a womens xs.
  • Zella Twist Top ($24.90 ; regular price $39). See on me in kids L (fits like xxs petite)
  • See Kai Run shoes (sale prices vary) Founded by an Asian-American family based in Seattle, this brand was recommended to us for proper kids foot development. Their styles have wider toe boxes, flexible soles, and bigger openings for easier on & off. We love the Peyton sneaker and keep buying it as Nori outgrows old pairs. FYI Target carries a collection from this brand, but after purchasing both, it’s def worth it to buy the regular collection.
  • Tucker + Tate leopard dress ($19.90 ; regular price $32) – I got this adorable dress in 2T for my leopard loving gal. Roomier fit but very cute and will work in fall/winter over leggings.
  • Stokke high chair bundle ($259.90; regular price $349). Read my review on ours. Very surprised this is still available, as the same bundle sold out quickly last year!

Beauty Deals – What I Bought

  • Oribe texturizer spray + dry shampoo ($64 ; $96 value):Duo at a pretty decent savings
  • RevitaLash Advanced Eye Lash Conditioner 2-pack ($98 ; regular price $196): Most excited about this one! Developed by an ophthalmologist to help his wife feel beautiful as she was battling breast cancer. I was convinced by my good friend Wendy to try this after she raved about the results after a few months (and she has tried multiple competitor brands)!
  • Slip silk pillowcase duo ($125 ; $178 value): Always great for gifts (see my review – I have Caramel duo)
  • La Mer set for Nick. ($90 ; $155 value) – This is their smallest $90 size face cream plus a few deluxe samples.

Mens Picks that Nick Owns or Tried

  • Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers ($48, regularly $80) Pictured below. Great value for on-trend yet minimalist, good looking (synthetic) leather all-white sneakers. Runs big, size down half if unsure.
  • Paige Transcend Jeans ($119.90, regularly $199). The Transcend line features super soft and comfortable denim fabric that’s comfy enough to sleep in…if you’ve tried the womens version before then you’ll know! As with most designer jeans, these come long and may need to get hemmed (free at Nordstrom stores if you’re a cardholder). Nick got the Slim Straight Cut in “Mark” size 31 and is very happy with them – color is a versatile medium dark grey in person. On him, the fit is slim but not skinny, not nearly as skinny as some of the reviews say.
  • Cole Haan Waterproof Boot (50% off) Sharp looking dressier boot that is priced as low as Cole Haan’s Black Friday deal last year, which sold quickly. TTS.
  • Sperry Gold Cup (save $60) These are the luxe, softer & cushier version of regular Sperrys. Gifted my dad these and he was thrilled. Sale color this year is classic and sale price is lower than past years. TTS.
  • Marl Henley Top – a nice alternative to a basic tee, this 100% top is soft, thicker weight than expected and feels more substantial. Size small is a trim, not too slim fit on Nick.
  • Patagonia Synchilla Fleece ($83, regularly $119) – super comfy fleece with just the right amount of “oversize.”
  • Quay Hardwire 54mm Sunglasses ($42.90, regularly $65) Lightweight & comfortable polarized sunglasses that are easy for different face shapes to pull off. Price is very affordable compared to polarized Raybans. Both colors in this are pretty good on the face in person, but lens on tortoise is more opaque.

Happy sale shopping!! 

Leave a Comment

18 Comments

  1. Kathy wrote:

    Jean,
    Most other eyelash serum that I’ve read about cautions pregnant or breastfeeding moms on using their product. Is revitalash safe for your during pregnancy or are you buying it and using it later?

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Kathy, I haven’t looked into this one specifically for pregnancy safe ingredients, but I bought it for use after pregnancy.

      Posted 9.9.20 Reply
  2. Sam wrote:

    Hey jean, thanks for all your recommendations! for the Gibson cotton blazer, are we not supposed to button up the blazer because every time I do my shirt and pants peak thru.

    Posted 9.3.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Sam, I don’t wear it buttoned up! I typically don’t wear any of my blazers buttoned up unless it’s for a more formal event and a suiting style material. Hope this helps!

      Posted 9.9.20 Reply
  3. Betty wrote:

    I bought the Katarina pumps from Sole Society and have been wearing them to work every day. They’ve been comfortable since the very first wear even with a lot of walking. Stylish and comfy. Thanks for the recommendation!!

    Posted 9.1.20 Reply
  4. Demi wrote:

    I love the design of the Madewell mules. I might get myself a pair!

    Posted 8.29.20 Reply
  5. Jenn wrote:

    You always have the most beautiful luscious hair! Can you let us know what shampoo/conditioner, and any hair treatments that you use?

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  6. Hsiao-Ting wrote:

    Hi Jean! Just wanted to *finally* say thank you for your Nordstrom Anniversary sale review. It’s been really helpful and I bought a few of the items you recommended. Most of them were great! Loved the faux leather legging (I’ve been meaning to get one), two sweater tops, and black ankle rainboot. I think the only one that didn’t work out was the Hunter Quilted Rainboot – they were too big for my calves. I’m not sure how you get paid with Nordstrom but hopefully you get lots of credit for these additional sales items because of you 🙂 Thank you!

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  7. Bea wrote:

    Just a heads up that Sole Society’s website closed shop as of 8/27/2020 and now fully merged to DSW. If you try to go to SoleSociety it atuomatically sends you to the DSW website.

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Wow, thanks for the heads up. I had no idea that was happening!

      Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  8. Jessica wrote:

    Just wanted to say I’m loving these posts with you and your mother! You are both beautiful and how fantastic is it that you can model both maternity and regular clothes together 😊
    Such a helpful detailed post as always!!

    Posted 8.21.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much Jessica for the sweet note! I feel very fortunate to have her visit and we both appreciate your kind words! Hugs xx

      Posted 8.27.20 Reply
  9. Shay wrote:

    Hi Jean, I would love to see more looks of you styling those two ASOS knitted and ribbed skirts. I struggle with how to wear those seemingly simple pieces. I’ve already ordered one lol. You look amazing!

    Posted 8.20.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Shay, ribbed skirts are about all I can pull off these days and they are honestly SO easy to style … you can tuck in a simple tank top for a sleek & chic look, or most of these days I just knot (I use a hair tie or rubber band) a looser tee shirt or sweater over it and call it a day. In the fall you can easily layer a moto jacket, long cardigan, or trench coat as an added layer. Not sure which ASOS one you got but the white one is thick and the black is thin. They are both midi style, longer in length than how they look on me just because my belly is very protruding right now and makes the skirts ride up! I have found that you can roll up the waistband once or twice though to shorten the length.

      Posted 8.20.20 Reply
  10. Rebecca wrote:

    I told myself I wouldn’t shop for the rest of the month, but I just HAD to get the two Sole Society items you have raved about. I trust your judgement and recommendations 100%!! Thank you again for such a comprehensive post 🙂

    Posted 8.19.20 Reply
    • Ashley Tam wrote:

      Though I have followed Jean for years, this is my first time buying something promoted or recommended by a blogger. I just want to say that I actually got more than the advertised 50% discount on the zeda tote bag when I entered the promocode. Great deal!

      Posted 8.19.20 Reply
      • Kathy wrote:

        Also my first time buying recommendations! I purchased the Sole Society picks. 🙂

        Posted 8.20.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Rebecca, Ashley, and Kathy ~ great hearing from you! I was truly very excited about the deal on those stylish yet practical items, and I hope they live up to your expectations! : )

      Posted 8.20.20 Reply

Get the newsletter!

What updates would you like?