All tagged petite fashion

WHERE TO FIND WIDE-LEG CROPPED PANTS WHEN YOU'RE PEAR-SHAPED

Everywhere I turn on Instagram, I see cropped wide leg pants! I really love how this style looks on others, but I haven’t been totally sure about how to translate it for my body type and height. After trying on a bunch of different styles across brands, I came up with three simple tips to help simplify your shopping if you’re petite and pear-shaped like me. 

1. Look for high-rise styles (Front rise measurement 10’’ and higher)

2. Look for pants with a more tapered leg opening

3. Look for pants with inseam lengths between 22’’ and 25’’ (if you’re about my height of 5’ 2’’)

EVERLANE REVIEW - SUMMER ITEMS!

Everlane’s had tons of new product launches this summer so I thought it was only fitting to write a review on which ones I found to be the most petite friendly! This year, they really upped their jumpsuit game so those were the styles that I was most excited to try. Keep reading to find out which styles worked best for me :)

REFORMATION SUMMER COLLECTION REVIEW

Reformation’s NYC stores are so cool! They are like stores from the future. Rather than picking up clothes off the clothing racks and schlepping them to your dressing room, they have touch screen monitors where you can pick out what you want to try on and everything is brought to your dressing room. It was such a nice change from the usually experience of shopping in stores in New York.

During my trip to Reformation, I tried on a bunch of different styles so I could review them for you guys :)

THE 7 FOURTH OF JULY SALES YOU NEED TO SHOP

One great thing about summer is that it’s the time of year when all the brands have massive sales! I rounded up some of the best deals I could find on summer styles I’ve recently blogged about. While it’s hard to think about any buying clothes other seasons than summer right now, they’re are some good sales to be had on wardrobe staples for Spring and Fall! 

Happy Shopping! Keep scrolling for my top picks :)

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 :)

THE PETITE PEAR'S SHORTS GUIDE: SOFT SHORTS EDITION

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who wrote in on either Facebook or Instagram about what type of shorts you’re looking for this summer! Your feedback definitely helped me narrow down the shorts shopping search and focus what styles I thought you’d most like to see.

While originally I just planned on writing one blog post about shorts shopping, I quickly realized that I would need to write to separate posts since I found a number of great options :) Today’s post is dedicated to flowy & soft shorts and next week’s is all about denim!

Personally, I always find shorts shopping a challenge because it usually ends up being waist gap central! However, I hope this post will help you steer clear of that and make your shopping experience more enjoyable!

Keep reading for all my shorts picks this summer!


As a quick refresher, these were the top requests:

While originally I just planned on writing one blog post about shorts shopping, I quickly realized that I would need to write to separate posts since I found a number of great options :) Today’s post is dedicated to flowy & soft shorts and next week’s is all about denim!

Personally, I always find shorts shopping a challenge because it usually ends up being waist gap central! However, I hope this post will help you steer clear of that and make your shopping experience more enjoyable!

Keep reading for all my shorts picks this summer!

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE WHITE T-SHIRT

I originally published this blog post over a year and a half ago. It was my first post ever in the Pear Necessities series. Since it’s been a popular post, I wanted to update with recommendations you can shop versus only offering how I think about shopping for t-shirts. 

For me, finding a good fitting t-shirt can be just as challenging and time consuming as finding the perfect pair of jeans, which is kind of crazy since both are staple items in almost everyone’s closet. There are three key things I evaluate when looking for the perfect t-shirts: neckline, fit, and fabric. While these features are a good place to start in figuring out what will work best for your body type, I’ve learned you pretty much always have to try things on to figure out what will work. Let’s be real - this because very few brands are sized the same way.

WHERE TO FIND PEAR-FRIENDLY HIKING PANTS

Since I live in NYC, its safe to say that I’m not the most outdoors-y person. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy the occasional hike and weekend getaway from the city. One of my favorite day trips I’ve taken was last fall with my sister when we went to hike Breakneck Ridge (in upstate New York). It was a wayyy more intense hike than I thought it would be, but the views were amazing and worth the effort. For the hike I just wore some fleece-lined leggings. 

However, recently I had a reader reach out about where to buy hiking pants that are pear-friendly! I realized that was a good question. I had no idea since I just wore leggings in the past whenever I went hiking. So I ordered hiking pants from all the major brands I could think of: L.L. Bean, REI, Eddie Bauer, etc. to find out which pants would work best for my body type! The good news is a lot of these brands offer petite sizes! Keep on reading to find out which styles I recommend :)

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.

WHERE TO FIND PAPER-BAG PANTS WHEN YOU'RE PETITE & PEAR SHAPED

Recently, I had a reader reach out about where to buy petite paper bag pants. This an item I’ve struggled to find as well. I’ve only found one pair from Topshop a few years back that I truly love. You might notice reading this post that I only sharing style from two different brands, however these were the only ones I could find that I genuinely liked. Further proof that petite ladies always have less options to choose from :(

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!