Flattering LBD + Anniversary Sale Top Picks still in stock

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Club Monaco dress xxs on sale!, Ann Taylor pumps (review), Zara bag

For those of you who’ve been patiently building your shopping lists, the Nsale will finally be open tonight (starts midnight PST) for everyone to shop! This year I mostly stocked up on beauty items I use daily and undergarments (like the winners of my seamless underwear quest!), along with a few select versatile pieces. I’m partnering with Nordstrom for this post to round up my sale picks, along with a few more try ons!

My top NSale recommendations that are still well stocked:

Intimates / Lounge (fave section these days!)


Beauty & Gifts

Shoes & Accessories



Club Monaco little black dress

An underrated find from the sale – this dress looks simple on the hanger, but is so flattering on thanks to the hourglass cut, squared neckline and subtle puff shoulders. I’ve also tried this with sandals, flats and wedges and it works just as well with different shoes. My usual size XXS is figure-grazing and not skin tight on me. Length hits me mid thigh (I’m 5 ft. tall) so would definitely be a mini on someone taller. The fabric is a medium weight ribbed material that will transition well from summer to fall.

club monaco little black dress petite sale


This has been a reader favorite and is still available in several neutrals! This is one of those pieces you can throw on over a basic tank, jeans / leggings with flats and instantly elevate the outfit. Even though it’s “one size,” the soft, lightweight cashmere allows it float and drape nicely without overwhelming a petite frame like many ponchos do on me.

cashmere poncho sweater nordstrom anniversary sale 2021 petite

CASHMERE WRAP, Zella 7/8 leggings xxs (petite friendly), SM booties 5.5 (this year’s version)

nordstrom anniversary sale 2021 petite picks try ons


Caslon Waterproof Lug Sole Boots (under $60!)

A great value and very size inclusive boot that’s still stocked in sz 4 through 13! These have an on-trend lug sole so I’d only recommend if you’re looking for a chunkier style with a little platform. I’m usually between 5 and 5.5 and got a 5 in these.

barefoot dreams waffle cocoon cardigan nordstrom sale

I was excited to try this waffled addition to the Barefoot Dreams lineup, but even an xxs/xs is quite oversized on a petite frame. It is much thicker than any of their other cardigans that I own and feels like you’re wearing a plush and cozy throw blanket, but would be better on someone a little taller.

steve madden lug sole black boots sale

Also tried on these boots with a similar lug sole and stretchy elastic gore on both sides. Compared to the Caslon, the Steve Madden ones have a slightly higher heel and a taller shaft plus stretchy knit ribbing around the top. The ribbing part makes the shaft on these fit closer like a sock style bootie.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale petite leggings and joggers
1) Zella 7/8 xxs (pockets moved up on 2021 version) 2) Commando xs 3) Zella joggers xxs

cat eye prada sunglasses sale

Left: Prada cat eye sunglasses (nearly $100 off)// Right: Brixton wool hat

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Left – Splurge: Allsaints leather jacket 00 (on sale), Zella 7/8 leggings xxs
Right – Steal: Urban Republic jacket kids 14-16 (fits like womens xxs-xs), Veja sneakers 35

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  1. Amina Hussain wrote:

    Hey Jean! Loving the content. Could you tell me if you cut the Levi’s jeans shorter yourself? And could you tell me how you would go about getting the jeans cut shorter please? Thanks a lot x

    Posted 8.16.21 Reply
  2. JJ wrote:

    Hi Jean. How has your All Saints jacket held up? Are the warm enough for late fall/early winter with a sweater? Thanks.

    Posted 8.6.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      The AllSaints jacket is a decent thickness and is nice quality – definitely warm enough for a New England fall, but totally depends on where you live and what the climate is like. If you plan on layering with a thick sweater for winter, you may want to size up!

      Posted 8.10.21 Reply
  3. Betty wrote:

    Hi Jean! Thanks for these great recommendations. Curious which tank top you’re wearing with the Zella leggings, Commando leggins, and Zella joggers? Would love to get this as well!

    Posted 7.29.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Betty! I’m wearing this tank in those photos

      Posted 7.30.21 Reply
  4. Susan talone wrote:

    Love your style, Can you please tell me the name of the black turtleneck that you are wearing with the All Saints leather jacket, I love it! If you can email me that would be great

    Posted 7.28.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Susan! It’s a French Connection tunic sweater but unfortunately I got it last year at Saks OFF 5TH

      Posted 7.30.21 Reply

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