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THE PETITE PEAR'S SHORTS GUIDE: DENIM SHORTS EDITION

My denim shorts guide is the second post of a two part series all about shorts shopping! One thing you might notice after reading this guide is that it’s a bit shorter than my blog post on soft shorts. Honestly, this is because I find it more challenging to find denim shorts that don’t gap at the back waistband and/or aren’t too short!


I headed to the usual suspects such as American Eagle and Topshop (plus others!) where I normally have good luck with jeans to see if they would come through in the shorts department. I have to admit I completely struck out at Topshop - nothing fit me quite right so I completely left them out of the guide altogether. Additionally, I branched out to some new places that I don’t normally go for denim shopping - GAP and Banana Republic to test the waters!


Scroll down to find out which denim shorts were truly the most pear-friendly :)

THIRDLOVE BRAS REVIEW

I’m going to start out this post with a bit confession…

(Hope you don’t judge me!)

One thing I’m super lazy about buying are bras. I’ve heard that you’re technically supposed to replace them every 6 months to a year. However, that has not been the case for me at all.

I couldn’t tell you when I last got the Victoria’s Secret Pink T-shirt bras that I normally wear. As of late though, my old bras were getting more and more uncomfortable so I knew it was time to get some new ones. 

However, this time rather than going to VS, I decided to take my sister’s suggestion and try Third Love. 

I’ve heard all about their fit quiz so I decided it was worth a shot. After going through the process, it recommend that I try their 24/7 Classic T-Shirt bra (which I feel like they must recommend to everyone that takes the quiz) plus three other styles. Out of their recommendations, the 24/7 Classic T-Shirt bra was the only one I tried. However, I did order a few other styles they didn’t directly recommend because I thought they looked cute. Overall, I found the fit quiz most helpful for deciding which size to buy, but less helpful for deciding what styles to buy.

Spoiler alert…when it comes to bras I’m pretty boring and only wear T-shirt or bra-lettes that are nude or white. If it can’t be worn with literally everything I own, I won’t buy it. I’m too lazy to deal with different colored bras and make sure it won’t through whatever top or blouse I decided to wear. 

MY LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FAST FASHION

This blog post is one I’ve thought about writing for a few years, but I was never entirely sure how to approach the topic. 

Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with fast fashion? 

From news articles to documentaries, the problematic nature of fast fashion is being reported on more than ever. What once was touted as a genius business model that minimized risks for retailers is now widely criticized for harming the planet. 

Having worked in the fashion industry and spent time educating myself on sustainable fashion, I know that fast fashion isn’t great for the planet. However, at the same time I know it can be difficult to consume sustainably 100% of the time whether it’s for price or size reasons. Many times the sustainable options are not offered in petite sizes. For example, while Reformation carries some options the number of styles they offer in petite sizes tends to vary from season to season. I hate to admit it but often times fast fashion brands like ASOS and Topshop do they best job catering to my size.

10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME

I can’t believe I’m writing this sentence, but it’s been nearly 4 years since I started this blog. It’s incredible how the time has flown. Recently, I realized that I haven’t ever written a true “get to know me” post for the blog. Since there have been some new faces around recently, I felt compelled to write one. Happy reading and can’t wait to see if we have anything in common!

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE WHITE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone shopping for button down shirt. Generally, I stay away from this category because I find it challenging to shop for. Often times when a button down fits my bust area it’s then too tight it hip area! Can anyone else relate? However, recently one of my friends reached out about where to find a good button down and I realized I had NO IDEA off the top of my head! So I decided to order styles from a variety of brands to figure out which ones are truly pear-friendly! Keep reading to find out what brands I recommend!

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE SHEATH DRESS

Recently, I’ve started writing more clothing fit review posts on my blog. The main reason I started doing this is because I think it’s one way I can best serve you ladies. Personally, I find shopping to be an exhausting and demoralizing process so my goal is to spare you from it as much as possible. By trying on clothes and exposing you to new petite brands, my goal is to save you from hours in the dressing room and increase the chance you’ll find a piece you love without ordering from every brand under the sun.

In writing this post I realized, “ Man…It’s hard out there for petite girl to find a sheath dress that falls above your knees.” Generally, when I buy other styles of dresses in a petite size the length is fine so I was actually surprised to have this issue. However, I think it’s just the style of sheath dress most brands sell. Most seemed to be more on the conservative side from a length perspective, which is great for individuals with that fit preference, but leaves the rest of us having to always get dressed hemmed. 

Keep on reading for my favorite sheath dress options for petite pears! 

5 JACKET STYLES TO TRY IF YOU'RE PETITE & PEAR SHAPED

Finding jackets that fit me tends to be a complicate process for two reasons (1) I’m petite and (2) have a short torso. To get a better sense of how short my torso is, the measurement from the high point of my shoulder to my natural waist is 15.5’’. As a result, I don’t own that many jackets because I find them so challenging to shop for. In this post, I’m sharing my tried and true staple styles that I’ve acquired over the last few years. 

REFORMATION WINTER COLLECTION REVIEW

Reformation is a brand that can be very hit or miss me. Sometimes styles fit very well and other times don’t seem to be cut for my body. Over the past couple times I’ve shopped, I find that I have the best luck with their dresses and tops. Recently I had the chance to visit their store and check out their latest pieces - keep reading for the full reviews of everything I tried on.

MY 3 GO-TO SKIRT STYLES AS A PETITE PEAR

Perhaps a more appropriate title for this blog post is - if you got it, flaunt it :) When I was younger, I used to feel embarrassed about my curves I was constantly wishing for a smaller butt and slimmer thighs. My goal was generally to hide these parts of my body rather than show them off. Now that I’m a bit older and wiser, I’ve learned to love them. Which brings me to the real purpose of this post - SKIRTS! They are an amazing way to show off your pear curves whatever your personal style might be. Keep reading for my favorite silhouettes and styling tricks!

EXPRESS PETITES REVIEW

I’m excited to share this review because I’ve been wanting to check out more items from Express’ petite line ever since trying out their coats last Fall. It’s definitely been a while since I’ve shopped at Express. Honestly, I probably haven’t stepped foot in one since middle or high school. Was anyone else completely obsessed with their cami tank tops and t-shirts back in the day? While Express isn’t my go-to store, I’m always game to check out a brand that offers petite sizes.

MY THAILAND TRAVEL GUIDE

I’m really excited to write this post because it’s the first time I’ve ever written a true travel guide for my blog. It’s somewhat surprising I’ve never written one before since I truly love traveling. Hands down Thailand is one of my favorite countries to visit so I decided it would be worthwhile to share the places I’ve fallen in love with there.

Five years ago after graduating from college, I visited Bangkok with some friends just for the weekend. Even though it was a short trip, I was hooked and knew I wanted to go back at some point. This past December, I finally had the chance to go back, however this time I was doing a solo trip. As an anxious person, I was definitely nervous to travel alone. It’s something I never thought I would be able to do, but I’m happy to say I proved myself wrong. One thing that did help me feel comfortable was the fact that I had traveled to Bangkok before. It was a nice feeling to have some places look familiar. That being said, I did try to take as many precautions as possible - like wearing a money belt rather than carrying a purse and mostly taking Grab taxis (aka cabs) to get places.