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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 BELL-SLEEVE TOP

THE BELL-SLEEVE TOP

 

Style Cliff Notes

Top - Style & Co (link to similar)

Jeans - Levi’s

Shoes - Vince Camuto (link to similar)

Purse - Calvin Klein (link to similar)

Earrings - Elaine Butcher (link to similar)

 

 

Extended Style Notes

Style & Co Printed Bell Sleeve Top - Size Petite S

What I loved…

  • A-line silhouette - So I’m not sure if this the exact term for this style of top, but what I like about this top is that the hemline doesn’t hug my hips. It’s super comfortable because it’s not restrictive. Also I love that it still looks glamorous.

  • Bell sleeves - You probably have seen this trend all over the place on Instagram and it’s one of my favorites of the season because it looks great on a wide range of body types. Also I like that these bell sleeves are more of a cropped design.

 

Garment measurements:

Center front = 22.5''

Bust = 39''

Center back = 24.75''

 

 

Levi’s 721 High Rise Skinny – Size 28 x 30

What I loved…

  • High-waisted – This jean is one of my go to styles that I wear to work because it hugs my pear shape well and doesn’t leave a waist gap like low or mid rise jeans.

  • Sizing scale - What I love about Levi’s jeans is that they use a men’s sizing scale. This gives you so many more options to choose from compared to most size scales for women's jeans. This is how men's sizing works if you are not already familiar: the first number listed is the waist measurement and the second number listed is the inseam (or length measurement). The jeans I’m wearing are a Size 28 x 30 so the waist measurement is 28’’ and the inseam (length) measurement is 30’’. Typically Levi’s offers women's waist sizes from 24’’ – 34’’ and inseam lengths of 28’’, 30’’, 32’’ and 34’’, which gives you more flexibility to find one that will work well for your body type. I’ll be honest these jeans are a little bit too long for me since I bought a 30’’ inseam, but this pair was the only size I could find in the store.  I would have preferred to buy a 28’’ inseam jean, but it’s typically harder to find this length in physical stores. When it comes to finding jeans that aren’t too long if you’re petite, I would recommend either a 28’’ inseam or 30’’ inseam because these should work for most people. (However, if you’re under 5 feet you might need a 26’’ inseam, but unfortunately Levi's doesn't offer this length. J. Crew is another great resource for petite jeans as well. Here's a link to their high-rise jean, which has a 26'' inseam.)

  • Gray color - If you guys have been following my blog this fall, you have probably noticed that I really love gray. It’s one of my favorite neutral colors because it matches a lot of other pieces in my wardrobe, but it’s a little more exciting than just defaulting to black.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 29.5''

Front Rise = 10''

Inseam = 29''

 

 


THE DENIM JACKET

THE DENIM JACKET

THE FUNNELNECK HOODIE

THE FUNNELNECK HOODIE