It’s starting to get cold in NYC again, and it means that it’s my least favorite of year. I’m not a fan of cold weather because it means having to wear sweaters. I’ve always found sweater shopping to be a challenge because of my body type. Sweaters never seem to fit quite right and are often too tight around my hips. In an effort to help make your sweater shopping experience easier, I’m sharing my thoughts on some Everlane sweaters that I recently tried out.
Over the past few years, Reformation has been on again off again with their petites line. Happy to see they are on again for the time being. Being able to buy petite sizes, means that you can actually find pants and midi length dresses/skirts that are the proper length. In this post, I’m reviewing their fall petite styles as well as a few petite-friendly tops from their main line.
Does anyone else ever get in a shopping rut? Lately, I’ve been wondering where else to shop for petite-clothing. Generally I stick to the same brands that have worked for me in the past, but lately I haven’t been feeling as excited when I’ve gone shopping or looked online.
So I decided to order from new brands I had never tried before to see if there was anything good out there I was missing out on. The four brands that I ordered from were: Fashion Union, Petite Studio NYC, Monteau and Love Scarlett.
Similar to eShakti, Sumissura offers clothing that’s made to your measurements. I wanted to give them a try and see if it was better than what I’d find in the petite section. The process was pretty simple, I picked out the style of dress and fabric I wanted. Then they asked me to input several measurements and my dress arrived a few weeks later.
After hearing rave reviews from my sister about Everlane’s Authentic Stretch denim, I decided to head to their store and try it on for myself. As someone who generally has a hard time finding jeans that fit, I was overall pretty impressed by their products. In addition to their Authentic Stretch jeans, Everlane also has their original denim line they launched prior to Authentic Stretch. Between the two lines, I was definitely a bigger fan of their Authentic Stretch styles because they fit me better in the waist. Sharing my thoughts below on a few of the styles!
Jumpsuits can be a tough category to shop for when you’re petite and pear-shaped! The most common issues I run into are the legs being too long or the hip area being too tight. In the past, I’ve mostly shopped in the petite section to find jumpsuits. While this usually fixes the length issue, it doesn’t always fix the fit issues I experience in the hip area. So I decided to try out having a jumpsuit custom made to my measurements from eShakti.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had to wear dress pants. I probably have worn them since I was working at my first job out of college for Macy’s. Dress pants have always been a difficult category for me to shop for because of my curvy thighs and bum. At times I’ve found it challenging to find pairs that fit properly and are also flattering. (Also doesn’t help that I’m shortie too).
Recently, I had a reader reach out about where to find petite-friendly dress pants. Since I hadn’t shopped for a pair since college, I had to hit the stores to see what was out there. Overall, I had the best luck with J. Crew’s dress pants, which kind of made sense because that was my go-to store in the past. However, if you are looking for more affordable options - Old Navy is a great place to look.
Keep on reading below for my fit reviews of the styles I tried on :)
I’ve always wanted to try out Stitch Fix and recently decided to give them a try. Stitch Fix is definitely a nice alternative to shopping at stores in NYC, which can always a little bit crazy. (Those of you who live here know, going to Zara at 2pm on Saturday is pretty much always a bad idea because the dressing room lines are out of control!)
When I signed up for Stitch Fix, the first step in the process was filling out a style quiz to share the clothing sizes I generally wear and my style preferences. Definitely make sure you carve out some time to do the quiz portion because it’s probably took me about 15 minutes. Once I completed quiz, all I had to do was schedule my “fix” frequency. Not gonna lie, I have ton of clothes in my closet right now so I picked the quarterly frequency for the time being. However, I can still change the frequency or cancel whenever I want.
My box arrived about 2 weeks after scheduling the quiz. (So if you’re on a time crunch, this might not be the best option for you.) I received 5 items in my box out of which I legitimately liked 3 of them. However, I knew the FIT test would be the real determining factor in terms of what I ended up keeping.
Those you who have been following my blog for a while know that I have struggled with hormonal acne over the last few years. While previously I’ve taken medication to treat acne, now I’m relying more on topical treatments since my acne and breakouts have stabilized. I wanted to share with you guys my daily skin care routine because I’ve found it’s worked pretty well for me. I've been using most of these products for 6 months to a year. However, keep in mind that we all have different skin types so what works for me might not work for you.
I find that shopping for shorts can be tricky with my body type! The most common issues I run into as a petite and pear-shaped lady are: waist gaps, tightness in the hip area, and shorts being too short since I have a bigger bum. In order to avoid these issues I’m sharing some of my tried and true shopping tips to help make the process easier for you.