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EXPRESS CURVY PETITE DENIM REVIEW

If you read my first Express review about their petites line back in January, then you know that prior to that I had no idea they offered petites. Similarly, I also had no idea that they carried curvy fit denim, which is literally made for our body type. Since I tried these jeans around the same time as the American Eagle curvy fit denim, I decided to compare and contrast the two! The main differences are that Express’ jeans are more expensive, however the denim material they use feels like a higher quality. 

AMERICAN EAGLE CURVY PETITE DENIM REVIEW

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that American Eagle launched a curvy denim line! Seriously, now I can actually kiss waist gaps good bye. While I’ve always been a fan of AE denim since they’ve continually offered a short inseam length, this latest product launch is a game changer for me! I always wore a belt with my AE jeans in the past (pictured above!). One other thing that’s super impressive about their new line is that they carry Sizes 00-24 as well as Short and X-Short inseam lengths! However, it’s important to note that their extended sizes and inseam lengths are only available online. 

Out of all the styles I tried on, I definitely had the best luck with their jeggings. Keep reading for my honest review of all their new curvy denim styles :)

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 :)

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. 

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE BLAZER

I can still remember my first experience going shopping for a grown-up blazer. It was with my mom at Jack Wills in Georgetown. If you guys don’t remember Jack Wills is basically the UK version of Abercrombie except it was a bit more expensive and carried some more formal clothes. When I was in college, I thought their tweed blazers looked cool and I had been eyeing them for some time. While I remember loving how the blazer looked, I also remember the sleeves being way to long for me. So I used to fold them under so they weren’t swallowing my hands. However, it just made the sleeves look bulky and awkward because I was folding the buttons on the sleeves under. After a few years, I eventually got rid of the blazer (sorry mom if you’re reading this) because I didn’t feel 100% comfortable when wearing it. 

Over time, I’ve noticed this has been a constant theme in deciding what stays and goes from my wardrobe. If I don’t 100% love the fit, I inevitably get rid of it because I don’t feel as confident wearing it. I’m constantly fidgeting and adjusting since the improper fit annoys me. 

I have to admit blazers are definitely a category that I don’t shop for often and I think it stems from the fact that I’ve struggled to find ones that fit me and look cool at the same time! (However, I’m happy to report that I’ve found some great petite & pear friendly options that I’m sharing in today’s post.) 

As I evaluated the fit of the blazers I reviewed for this post, I kept this lesson I learned in mind. What I focused on was finding options that were comfortable, well tailored to my body type, and looked chic. Additionally, I biased towards finding options that require no alterations to avoid spending more on top of the clothing cost. Keep on reading for all the styles I recommend :) 

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.

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.

REDENIM PERSONAL SHOPPING REVIEW

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m always on the hunt for denim. While I’ve managed to find some reliable brands for me like Levi’s and Everlane, I’m always open to trying new brands. One company I recently found through Instagram is called Redenim, which is dedicated to helping women find high-quality, premium denim that fits them. So I decided to give them a try :)

EVERLANE REVIEW - FALL ITEMS!

This fall Everlane has had a bunch of new product releases so I decided to go check them out and see which ones were the most petite friendly. Out of all their new releases I have to say their new bodysuits are my favorite! They are so incredibly soft and comfortable. Keep on reading to see all the items I tried on.