Noteworthy NSale Finds: Petites, Mens, Baby Gear

petite NSale 2023 try ons

Happy Thursday ~ all Nordstrom cardholders can now shop the anniversary sale! Be sure to check my Instagram this morning for a fun giveaway. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, the sale opens to everyone on July 17th. Also, for those who were waiting we just restocked our original EP reversible belt in black / brown which appears several times in this post!

I’ve been regularly updating my LTK Nsale folder with video try-ons (to show the products better) and fit reviews, so you can go there for everything saved in one place. Quick note, both my flattering jeans in today’s blog post are on sale and NOT from Nordstrom so anyone can shop them!

Shoes & Boots

Steve Madden knee high boots for petite narrow calves
  • Steve Madden boots (3 colors; save $60) TTS – I got 5.5.
    See my video which shows the fit. These are my favorite Nsale buy so far, and my top pick for petites with narrower to standard width calves. It’s SO rare for me to find knee-high boots that fit this well at the shaft. The rounded square toe and blade heel are modern yet classic. I debated amongst all the colors, and think this chocolate brown will be most versatile for transitioning my outfits into cooler weather. Very tempted by the bone, though, since a cream leather boot is SO chic and even harder to find in a petite-friendly fit. Size 5.5 measures: 13.25″ shaft height, and 14″ top circumference.
    • I was also eying these flat shorter-shaft height boots available in an impressive range of narrow, regular, and wide calf options. However, the narrow calf option only starts for size 6 and up. Size 5 and 5.5 has regular and wide calf only.
  • Farm Rio dress (save $75) – My local store still had this well stocked today, so I’m thinking they may restock online! So cute and airy with petite friendly proprotions, in a print that also works well for Fall. Just note the waist has no stretch and the xxs waist is fitted on me.
    • I actually found several beautiful Farm Rio dresses on notable sale *not* at Nordstrom, and still stocked in xxs/xs! Linked them in this LTK post.
  • Under $60: Nordstrom Becca Slingbacks. 4 colors! Fit: TTS to a little small.
    Elongating and leg-flattering in the nude with a very low block heel. The red would also be very chic for a bold yet classic pop of color. The slingback fit seemed wide foot-friendly as well, and the style is cute with jeans and also dressy enough for the office. I’m actually trying on size 6 in the below photos which were a little loose on me along both sides, so I’ll be getting the 5.5.
  • Steve Madden Cap Toe Flats (save $30) – Fit: TTS, I got 5.5
    Purchased and can’t wait to show with more outfits. Classic wardrobe staple cap toe flats with a modern rounded square toe. The small block heel is more comfortable than complete flats. These will be a great work-to-weekend shoe and looks good with officewear, jeans and shorts.
best of Nordstrom Anniversary shoes 2023
  • Birkenstock Arizona slide sandals (save $40) – TTS and are made of a glossy leather that feels easy to wipe clean. The store only had sz 6, which were a little big on me.
  • Blondo waterproof booties (save $50) – I also do not need these but wanted to mention, as I have a few Blondo boots over the years that have proven themselves practical in Boston weather. These are waterproof with a subtle, on trend lug sole. Fit is TTS – I’d do a 5.5 in these.
  • (Not pictured) These $70 black leather waterproof chelsea boots (sizes 4-13) were my most-worn Nsale purchase in prior years. They were updated, and I’m curious how they are now.
nordstrom sale new balance 574 sneakers
leggings xs, lululemon tee 2 (love), Naghedi tote, Edited Pieces trench (hopefully here this fall)
  • New Balance 574 (also tried these very similar ones) Fit: about half size small.
    On trend but also a classic NB (I wore this exact style # in college!). Love the neutral grey and cream color combo that’s on sale, and I’ve had luck cleaning my light suede NB’s using a magic eraser. I’m usually a 5 to 5.5 in shoes, and am trying the 5.5 here but could potentially size up to a 6.


For today’s post, I’m starting with some popular / premium brands that might sell out first.

Rails dress Allsaints cropped moto jacket
  • Allsaints cropped jacket ($170 off) – I’m trying on sz 2 in blue since it’s the smallest they had in store, but a 0 would fit great and black would be my pick. Petite friendly and beautiful quality, soft. supple leather. I love that the black also has black zippers for more subtle detailing, and that there isn’t too much hardware in general on this jacket.
    If you’re looking to buy an Allsaints jacket this year and debating between this and the Dalby – it’s a tough one. While the Dalby is classic, I really like the cropped look for petites to highlight your waistline, esp when paired with dresses and high rise bottoms.
  • Rails floral dress ($88 off) – Trying on XS, but the XXS (online only) would be my ideal fit. This dress is 100% cotton with a cull lining, and is petite friendly with a stretchy smocked bodice. Also bump friendly due to the higher waistline. Was thinking it would look nice with the EP belt, too!
Allsaint leather moto jacket petite fall outfit
  • Allsaints Dalby leather jacket (save $170) – Timeless, high quality leather and petite-friendly. Allsaints leather jackets are some of the best you can get at this sale price point. I’ve had this one for a few years now and don’t think it’ll ever go out of style. The length is slightly longer than the cropped jacket below, but still petite friendly. Runs small and a size 00 is fitted on me all around.
    • Quick note on the jeans and tank here. The BP tank I got last year and is a great little staple. The trouser jeans are a new cut I’m trying while branching out and pretty flattering, but run quite long for petite (29″ inseam) and a bit loose for me at the waist.
FC blazer dress petite NSale try on
  • French Connection Blazer Dress (save $60) – If you missed my Alice & Olivia blazer dress last year, this is a similar concept but longer in length and fits me a little bigger. I also have the sleeves folded under. If you’re my height, this length could potentially be work-appropriate in some offices. I would prefer mine shorter for going out!
Vince wool & alpaca blend jacket NSale try ons
  • Vince double breasted wool jacket (save $195) – This was my favorite clothing out of everything tried on, and exceeded my expectations in terms of material! Feels very substantial and warm, like wearing a cloud and is not at all itchy. I’m trying on the xxs and while the cut is oversized on petites, the jacket is super soft and plush and has drape.
  • Not pictured: my Barefoot Dreams sale pick. See it on me. The popular circle cardigan is not included for what I feel is like..the first time ever? I tried all the sale options and this one’s my favorite, closest to a cozy long one I love and got prior year. I would ignore the way it’s marketed -it’s totally wearable as a regular cardigan!
Vince Bouclé Wool & Cashmere Cardigan Coat
Vince coatigan xxs, Madewell jeans 24P, Schutz sandals 5.5, Goyard PM bag
  • Cashmere & wool duster coatigan (save $195) – I didn’t even plan to try this on since it looks huge and shapeless online. And while it *is* oversized, after seeing it in person it felt really nice and petites can def pull it off if you like oversized (I have the sleeves cuffed up). Similar to its shorter camel sister above, this coatigan is also extremely cozy and luxe feeling with a substantial weight to it and drapes. There’s also a slight tweedy / boucle texture on the knit.
NSale Caslon cardigan petite try on
Caslon cardigan xxs (under $50), Naghedi medium bag
  • Caslon open front cardigan (under $50) – Actually a very decent cardigan at this price point. Cozy & soft medium weight knit, good torso fit on me in XXS, lots of colors and has well-placed pockets! I do have the sleeves cuffed up.
  • Commando faux leather leggings (save $40) – Runs a little snug – I have XS. Great hold and shaping, high rise, not too thin and don’t show every lump & bump. I’ve had these for years and personally like them better than the popular Spanx, which are thin like liquid-style activewear leggings. The Commamado come in a petite-friendly 7/8 length, plus the hems stay in place when you fold them under if you want to shorten even more.
black white sweater knit dress nsale
  • Zoe Claire midi sweater dress (2 colors; $75) – The style of this is 100% up my alley, but I didn’t even include it in my earlier roundup since it only comes in size S, M, L. The S is indicated as (4 to 6), but turns out it’s very stretchy and form fitted, and fits more like an XS. The length is a longer midi for petites, while the waistline hits surprisingly actually near where my natural waist is.
Longchamp Extra Small Le Pliage Neo Nylon Top Handle Bag
  • Mini Longchamp Le Pliage (save $60) – An adorable take on a classic! Comes in 3 colors and can be worn crossbody or carried with the top handles. I can see it fitting a decent amount for a mini bag. The signature Le Pliage nylon material is low maintenance and easy to wipe clean.
  • Celine square sunglasses (save $180) – See my video try-on.
  • Celine butterfly sunglasses (save $170) – See my video try-on. These are a bolder and chunkier, slightly rounded frame that felt a little more Asian fit / lower nose bridge-friendly than the square ones.
Allsaints ruana petite try on
  • Allsaints ruana / wrap (save $55) – This felt too long for me (5 ft. tall) but wanted to share because the rib texture was nice and substantial. I also would’ve liked some sort of snap or button to keep the armhole in place. For petites, I’d recommend our reversible Edited Pieces wrap that comes in 2 shorter lengths!


See my picks on skincare & makeup in my regular rotation on sale!

Baby Gear

babyzen yoyo stroller on sale with ridealong board


For fit reference, Nick is about 5’8” 165lb. Usually a S, occasionally a M.

  • Good Man Brand jacket (save $80) – Fit: size up if between sizes. He’s in Medium.
    Nick bought this last Nsale and I hesitated to give it a strong recommendation, because the jacket feels thin for the price tag and the reviews were mixed. However, he’s probably worn it AT LEAST 1x a week over the entire past year and it still looks great. It has a little structure, with the feel of a stretch sweatshirt comfy enough for WFH. The lighter weight has proven to work well for layering across a range of temps year-round. The fabric is smooth and almost cooling, according to Nick.
good man brand jacket lululemon abc short pants (1)
Nordstrom mens quilted shirt jacket NSale
Under $100 – Nordstrom shirt jacket M (needs a Small), Treasure & Bond tee S
  • Tech-Smart padded shirt jacket (Under $100) Fit: TTS to size down. Nick’s trying Medium and ended up ordering a Small.  This thicker shirt jacket is surprisingly good value for the sale price of $92. It has several functional pockets (zippered side pockets, an interior one), a full quilted lining, and feels warm for spring and fall without looking bulky.
  • An unexciting Nsale rec that Nick asked me to “make sure to order more before blogging about in case it sells out” lol are these Treasure & Bond slub tees. According to him, these are better than basic tees, hold up well in the wash, and the slub fabric texture and little details like side notches elevates it a bit. He wears a Small and recommends these in navy, grey, and olive.
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  1. Reggi wrote:

    How did your white stokke Tripp trapp hold up?? Originally wanted it in another color as I heard the white gets dingy looking :/

    Posted 7.22.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Reggi, our white one looks completely fine, except some paint has chipped on the wood at the base and where the tray connects. But good thing about white is it’s easy to touch up with paint!

      Posted 7.25.23 Reply
  2. April D Barnes wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    Fabulous work, thanks so much for all of these recommendations! I absolutely cannot wait for the EP trench!!!!! Any more hints?? I always look forward to your posts and very much appreciate the modeling you do so I can see exactly how things fit. Keep them coming!! Thanks again xx

    Posted 7.14.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Aw April, always so happy to hear from you and I really appreciate the EP love! We will just have this trench and the Duo coat 2.0 this Fall. I’ve been searching just for a simple petite friendly crepe trench like this over the past few years and could never find it, so am finally making our own and I’m glad you like the look of it!

      Posted 7.14.23 Reply
  3. Packwhole wrote:

    I absolutely loved this blog post about noteworthy NSale finds for petites, mens, and baby gear! As a petite woman, it can be quite challenging to find stylish and well-fitted clothes, but these suggestions are a game-changer. I appreciate the detailed descriptions and helpful tips for each piece, making it easier for me to navigate through the sale. It’s also great to see the inclusion of menswear and baby gear recommendations. Thank you for sharing these fabulous finds, I can’t wait to snag some amazing deals!

    Posted 7.13.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much for your kind note, I hope you’re able to snag the items on your wishlist!

      Posted 7.14.23 Reply
  4. Michelle wrote:

    I adore you but I think that the blue Farm Rio dress up there is swallowing you. Length is petite friendly but I think sleeves are too voluminous. Just my opinion.

    Posted 7.13.23 Reply
  5. Jewel wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I love all your picks. I waited until midnight last to purchase my wish list saved though many were already sold out. Will the stores often have inventory not showing up online or in the app? There are a few pieces I really want and I’m debating going in person or not. The app has really spoiled me but it’s harder and harder to purchase things unless you are the very first tier that opens.

    Posted 7.13.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jewel, it’s odd because usually the website/app pulls from store inventory but i saw a couple things that were sold out online still at my local store! What items were on your wishlist? I’m curious and will also help keep an eye out if I see a restock!

      Posted 7.14.23 Reply
      • Jewel wrote:

        Hey again! I ended up going to the store the day of cardmember access and I also noticed things that were sold out online in stock. But not the items I wanted. The Rebecca Minkoff bag (in cognac) wasn’t available, nor were some of the Halogen skirts or Nic + Zoe dress I was really hoping to score. I have been checking the app and some items have been restocked while others haven’t. Thanks for asking! I’m looking forward to the shoes I ordered (Sam Edelman). There was a coach bag without any logo or branding that I saw in store and purchased. I used it all weekend and loved it. That was a nice find.

        Posted 7.16.23 Reply
        • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

          I went to all my local stores looking for the Rebecca Minkoff bag as well without luck! Glad you found a Coach bag you love!

          Posted 7.19.23 Reply
  6. Judy wrote:

    look forward to your picks each year. got some goodies. thanks!

    Posted 7.13.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      So glad to hear that Judy, I hope you love your pieces!

      Posted 7.14.23 Reply
  7. Sarah wrote:

    Ahhhh the trench is SO beautiful – ready to order it the second it becomes available on EP!!!

    Posted 7.13.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much Sarah! It’s a piece I’ve personally been on the hunt for and never found exactly what I wanted, so am finally making my own. I’m so excited to hear that you like the look and am so appreciative of your EP support! xx

      Posted 7.14.23 Reply

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