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packing for a cruise

packing for a cruise

My mall experience…reviews. @EXPRESS, @BananaRepublic, @OldNavy

Well this isn’t the kind of thing I normally wear, but I had high hopes for this top from Express.


On the tall model, the sequined hearts sit high on the chest. On a petite, however, they unfortunately sit at nipple level. Too much like wearing pasties for me! Good try, Express. I really, really wish this brand would start carrying petites.

I had better luck at Banana Republic, where I finally took the plunge and picked up a pair of Sloan ankle pants.


I wanted gray. However, gray is only available online in my size, and would not be shipped until March! So I went with black. Note: I usually wear a 0P in BR pants (and a 00P in BR jeans); however, in the Sloan fit, I wear a 2P!! I have never bought a size 2P before. So far, I really like the pants. However…

I also recently ordered a pair of Old Navy Pixie ankle pants in black.


They are much cheaper than the BR version. Stay tuned for a comparison post and find out which pair will be kept, and which pair returned!

What I wore…

Thursday, February 6th.

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When pairing longer length tops and coats with tall boots, a I try to be careful not to truncate my leg line completely. To me, this outfit works due to the boots, jeans, and coat all being darker colored, and the fact that neither the boots ┬ánor the coat actually reach my knees. Petite readers, do you have any “rules” for wearing longer clothes?

At any rate, I was warm and comfy all day.

Credits: Banana Republic Outlet scarf (old); LOFT tunic sweater (available online at loft.com in non-petite sizes); Banana Republic skinny jeans (available to bananarepublic.com); Kelly & Katie Carey leather boots (purchased at DSW; sold out online); Fossil Vintage Reissue calf-hair bag (purchased at Marshall’s); H&M coat (last season)