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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

CROPPED PANTS FOR REAL

CROPPED PANTS FOR REAL

Style Cliff Notes

Top - American Apparel

Pants - Topshop Petite

Bag - J. Crew

Shoes - Calvin Klein

Necklace - Topshop

Earrings - H&M

 

Extended Style Notes

American Apparel Ribbed Turtleneck - Size M

What I loved…

  • Stretchy fabric & super soft - I love how stretchy this knit top is so it’s not too tight around my arms. This top is so comfortable and easy to wear! (Fabric = 94% rayon, 6% spandex).
  • Sleeve length -  The sleeve length on this top is unique compared to other tops in my closet. It’s nice to mix it up!
  • Color - My favorite color of the season!

What could be better...

  • A little long - Similar to the H&M turtleneck tank I reviewed two weeks ago, this top is a little long on me since it is not a petite size. Since I tend to tuck in my shirts with high-waisted pants, it doesn’t bother me.

 

Garment measurements:

Chest = 14.25’’ (28.5’’ total)

Center front = 20.25’’

Center back = 22.5’’

Turtleneck height = 2’’

Turtleneck width (relaxed) = 7.25’’

 

Topshop Petite Cropped Pants - Size 6

What I loved…

  • Cropped -  These are my new favorite pants for work! Not gonna lie, but I think these are my first pair of cropped pants that truly look cropped on me since they are a petite size (Inseam =23).
  • High-waisted - Usually I avoid paper-bag style pants with front pleats because they end up looking frumpy on me. Since these pants are high-waisted, they draw attention to the narrowest part of my body (my waist). (Rise = 12’’)
  • Tapered leg -  The other reason these pants flatter my figure is because the leg is tapered as opposed to a wide. The tapered leg helps show off my curvy hips rather than making my bottom half look heavy with more fabric. (Leg opening - 7’’)

 

Garment measurements:

Rise = 12’’

Inseam = 23’’

Leg opening = 7’’

Waist = 29’’

 

Necklace -  I’ve had this necklace since last fall and I still love wearing it. I’m always on the hunt for good jewelry staples I can wear again and again.

Shoes - Love the heel height of these shoes - they are definitely NYC friendly!


PHOTO CREDITS: MARY WANG


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