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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.

THE FAUX LEATHER MINI SKIRT

THE FAUX LEATHER MINI SKIRT

 

Style Cliff Notes

Sweater - LOFT

Skirt - H&M

Shoes - Vince Camuto

Necklace - H&M

Bag - Zara

 

Extended Style Notes

 H&M Leather Skirt - Size 8

What I loved…

  • A-Line silhouette -  By now you guys are well aware of my obsession with A-line skirts because they are flattering for petite pears. This silhouette highlights the narrowest part of my body (my waist) and flares out to complement my curvy hips.
  • Length -  I like the length of this A-Line mini better compared to the Reformation mini I posted about previously because it’s more work place friendly. (H&M skirt: Center front  = 17.5’’ vs Reformation: Center front = 15’’).
  • Faux leather -  Love this look right now. So great for fall!

What could be better...

  •  A little tight in the hips -  This skirt is a little tight in the hips (Hips = 37’’) and potentially could create the dreaded ripple effect.  I make sure I wear this skirt as high on my waist as possible to make sure I don’t have that happen.

 

Garment measurements:

Center front = 17.5’’

Waist = 29’’

Hip = 37’’

 

LOFT Turtleneck Cropped Sweater - Size XXSP - When I tried on this sweater for size I could tell that it's supposed to be a boxy style. Therefore, I decided to try going down a couple of sizes so it wouldn’t look too bulky on me. XXSP is not my normal size by any means, but because this sweater is very stretchy and oversized so I was able to scale down. See garment measurements below.

What I loved…

  • Cropped length - Have I mentioned that I like cropped length tops? You guys probably know all too well at this point. Cropped length tops are perfect for my short torso! (Center front = 18’’)
  • Color - Love how popular the wine/burgundy color is this fall. Can’t get enough!

What could be better…

  •  Size scale - As I mentioned above, I had to go down a couple of sizes before I found the size that fit the best. Not the end of the world, but figuring out what size took a little more time than usual because of the trial and error process involved.

 

Garment measurements:

Center front = 18’’

Chest = 18’’ (36’’ total)

Bottom opening = 19’’

Turtleneck height = 1.5’’

Turtleneck width (relaxed) = 5.25’’

 

Shoes - Got these guys on sale! They are my new go-to black flats. I love that they reference the D’orsay silhouette that’s popular now, but they aren’t as dramatic.



THE V-NECK ROMANTIC DRESS

THE V-NECK ROMANTIC DRESS

LET ME SEE YOU DO IT WITH NO SLEEVES

LET ME SEE YOU DO IT WITH NO SLEEVES