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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.

#1 - THE BOMBER JACKET & MINI SKIRT

#1 - THE BOMBER JACKET & MINI SKIRT

 

Style Cliff Notes

Jacket – American Eagle

Tank – American Apparel

Skirt – Club Monaco (link to similar)

Purse – Forever 21

Shoes – Banana Republic (link to similar)

 

Extended Style Notes

American Eagle Bomber Jacket – Size M

What I loved…

  • Not too long – Since this jacket was not available in a petite size, I thought it might be too long on me. I found it fit quite well and didn’t overwhelm my petite frame. (Center back = 19.75’’)
  • Patches - When I saw this jacket on Obsesse's Snapchat I seriously fell in love with the patches because it's a girly take on the varsity trend I saw on the runway.
  • Color – I have been seeing this emerald color everywhere for Fall and I think it might be my new favorite color because it complements my skin tone and hair color so well.

 What could be better…

  • Sleeves slightly too long – The sleeves were a little long for me, but it wasn’t too noticeable since the sleeves have elastic cuffs. (Sleeve length = 30’’)
  • No jacket lining - I wish this jacket had a lining to make it a little warmer, but it was so cute I bought it anyways.
  • Big in shoulders - This jacket was a little big in the shoulders on me since it's not a petite size, but it was only noticeable when I was holding my arms out in front of me versus in a resting position.

 

Garment measurements:

Center bottom opening = 31''

Bust = 39''

Center front = 20.25''

Center back = 19.75''

Sleeve length = 30''

 

Club Monaco Ponte Flounce Skirt – Size 0

What I loved…

  • Length – As a petite I love mini skirts because they let me show off my legs and don’t look too heavy or bulky. (Center front = 17’’)
  • High waisted – I love that this skirt has a higher rise because it lets me show off my waist, which is the narrowest part of my body as a petite pear.
  • Flounce Hem – This skirt is a fun addition to any wardrobe because the hem detail is so feminine and dresses up any blouse or top.
  • Ponte fabric – I bought this skirt 3 years ago when I first moved to NYC. It was definitely a little bit more a splurge for me at a $150 when I bought it, but it’s lasted me for so long that it was worth it. The ponte fabric is durable and long lasting, which I appreciate!

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 28.5''

Center front = 17''

Center back = 17.5''

 

 


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