Noteworthy Post-Holiday Sales

family christmas photo pajamas

On me: Burt’s Bees pjs (old print), J.Crew slippers, headband // On Nori: Target PJs 3T, headband

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, however it may have looked for you this year. For Christmas, a few gifts I loved include a personalized house portrait of our new home (the seller does pet portraits, too!), a shipment of some of the best dairy free cookies we’ve tried (they even share their recipes!), plus some cookbooks to inspire meals in the new year. My favorite new additions include the Filipino Instant Pot cookbook + Ina Garten’s cookbook, both of which have some drool-worthy but simple looking recipes that I can’t wait to try!

Nori was thrilled to unwrap her banana from Santa – how I adore the pure innocence and joy of little ones. As for Nick, I ended up gifting him the Theragun as recommended by many of you and it’s been providing daily enjoyment already! FYI, the pulses are more intense than I expected even at the lowest setting, but he’s a fan.

We’re laying low at home for the new year, enjoying the last of the Christmas decorations before they get packed up in a few days! There’s some good post-holiday deals going on, so I wanted to share a few highlights if you’re shopping.

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The deal: Cold weather layers & thermals on sale.

  • Fluffy yarn jacket – Everyone in my family has and loves this cozy layering piece (mens; kids; more womens colors).
  • Seamless down short coat nearly 50% off. See it on me in xs. Lightweight and very warm. Looks very short on the model but is a regular length coat on someone petite, with a number of functional pockets.
  • Ultra Light Down coat – for those in a semi-cold climate and don’t need a super warm coat like the one listed directly above. True to its name, this one is very light but still decently warm, and is packable using the small included baggie. My mother in law has it for her Boston visits and loves it
  • Heattech scoop neck tee – I have this in xs for layering under pretty much all my regular tops.
  • Mens Ultra Warm Down Coat – Nick has this coat in black and loves it – it’s the warmest coat he owns and at under $100 is a serious bargain.


The deal: Half yearly sale, up to extra 40% off, ends Sunday 1/3


The deal: Markdowns on lots of men & women items, ends Monday 1/4

Banana Republic 

The deal: Up to 75% off everything, plus free ship on orders $50+


The deal: Up to 60% off select styles

Ann Taylor

The deal: Extra 75% off 3+ sale items, ends Thursday 12/31. Some items are on major, major markdown after the additional 75% off, and this includes accessories if you need a small item to round out your 3!


The deal: 30% off your order and take extra 70% off if you get 3+ sale items with code NEWYEAR, ends Friday 1/1. Filter their sale selection by your size. Cardholders can take an extra 20% off with code CARDLOVE until Monday 1/4.


The deal: Up to 50% off the QVC price, ends Thursday 12/31


The deal: Up to 50% off and free ship on orders $75+


The deal: Extra 50% off clearance items, free ship on orders $50+


The deal: 20 – 60% off + extra 20% off select items with code JOY, ends Sunday 1/3

Red Dress

The deal: 30 – 65% off sale items, filter by size to shop. I like how they include videos of the fit for items!


The deal: Extra 20% off a big selection of sale items including gift sets for Beauty Insiders (free to join) with code MAJORSALE, ends Friday 1/1

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  1. Helen wrote:

    Hi Jean, I noticed that you got your Lady Coat in 0P, whereas in the past, your older coats were a 00P. I’m 5’1 and 98 lbs. I do like to layer in the winter, and I don’t like my sleeves too short. Not sure if the 0P would be better than the 00P or if it would be too big. Any ideas?

    Thanks so much!

    Posted 3.27.21 Reply
  2. JJ wrote:

    Happy New Year, Jean! Which version of the theragun did you buy? Is it the entry model?

    Posted 1.4.21 Reply
  3. Mandy wrote:

    Can you do a post on how to dress for zoom meetings? Bright colors? Patterns? Hair up or down? Make-up? etc, I have seen other taller women wear big earrings or statement necklaces on Zoom which stands out, but does that work for petite women? Also are high neck tops better? Is a blazer a bad idea? thank you!

    Posted 1.4.21 Reply
  4. Miki Esme wrote:

    May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements, and a lot of new inspirations on your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.
    Happy New year 2021🎇

    Posted 1.4.21 Reply
  5. Debbie Licciardi wrote:

    Where did you buy our Christmas tree? I like how it looks like there is snow on the branches.

    Posted 12.31.20 Reply
  6. Julie Chiu wrote:

    Can you please feature more breast-feeding friendly outfits? Thank you!!

    Posted 12.31.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Julie! I usually wear a nursing tank under my regular tops and sweaters so it’s really easy to lift the outer layer up and then pull the nursing cami down.

      Here are two options that are my staples – this H&M cami is not padded, but this Target cami does have padding.

      Posted 12.31.20 Reply
  7. Beth H wrote:

    I love that Nori received a banana for Christmas! My littles always received tiny presents as well…and the thrill in small things is the best Christmas gift of all. You are doing a lovely job with your sweet babies!

    Posted 12.31.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you for the encouraging note, Beth! Nori is certainly at an age that makes the holidays feel all the more joyful and exciting! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and new years.

      Posted 12.31.20 Reply
  8. Kathy wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    Thanks for another great post! I’ve been following you for a couple of years now and since we are essentially the same size your recommendations and tips have become invaluable to me! I’ve also enjoyed several of your recipe postings too!
    Just wondered on sizing for the BR mock neck sweater in this post. When I clicked on the link to see on you in a previous post you show that you are wearing XS. Is this XS petite or regular XS? Just asking because this year some of Banana Republic sweaters are a shorter length and in petite seem to be almost too short.
    Thanks again for all the time and effort you put into your posts.
    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!

    Posted 12.31.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Kathy, thank you for your kind note and for all of your support over the years! It means a lot.

      The BR mockneck sweater is a regular XS – I noticed that sometimes retailers, like BR, introduce regular sizing before petites so when I ordered the sweater petite was actually not yet available. Sometimes that’s a perk to waiting – more sizing options! I can’t speak to this exact one in petites unfortunately, but I have also noticed some of the petite sweaters I’ve tried on from BR this year have been shorter in length like you said, so that’s why sometimes I don’t mind getting the regular sizing because you can just cuff the sleeves or do a half tuck on the sweater! I hope this helps and happy new year to you as well x

      Posted 12.31.20 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Dear Jean- followed your blog for years but rarely leave a comment. So happy to see you blessed with beautiful children, overcame challenges along that journey, and grew into a wonderful mother.
    Thank you for sharing your moments and tips with us. Happy New year to you and loved one. Stay safe .Much love, Anne.

    Posted 12.31.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Anne, thank you so much for your kind words and for following along with us all of these years! Sending best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and yours x

      Posted 12.31.20 Reply

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