10 Must Have Sweaters for Fall

As summer is coming to an end, sweater weather is quickly approaching! I’m not going to lie… fall is my favorite time of year. I want all the fuzzy sweaters, apple cider, scary movies, pumpkin pie… I’m just so here for it! Something about the air getting cooler, the leaves changing colors, and soft cozy sweaters just makes my heart happy! I rounded up 10 of my must have sweaters for fall and I hope you love them as much as I do.

Cardigans

Mock/Turtle Neck Sweaters

V-Neck Sweaters

Thank you for checking out my “10 Must Have Sweaters for Fall” and stay cozy!

XoXo Jodi – Petite Tomatoes

Spring & Summer Basics for 2021

Every wardrobe needs spring & summer basics, since its the foundation of every outfit. Having some of these pieces can help with putting outfits together more easily. Take a scroll through and see if you already have some of these items in your closet. If you don’t, then I hope this adds some inspiration and some ideas of what you might be missing. Please remember that style is subjective, so I encourage you to only purchase things that you need and love.

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White Runners

Nothings better in the summer than throwing on a pair of white runners. If you have a pair already, that’s awesome, just clean them up so they are ready to go! These can literally go with everything from skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, to shorts.

White Collared Shirt

A white collared shirt is not just for work! Since you can pair them with jeans for a classic french-girl vibe, tie them in a knot, or wear them with a skirt. I highly recommend getting a linen one and you can wear it open as a swim cover up as well.

Slip-On Nude Sandals

Not only are slides super easy to slip on… they pretty much will go with everything. If you find a color that matches your skin tone, it can create the illusion of longer legs!

Sun Hat

A sun hat can elevate any outfit! Whether you are on the patio, at the beach, pool, BBQ… whatever! They go with everything and keep the sun out of your eyes.

Sunglasses

If hats aren’t your thing, I suggest getting an affordable pair of sunglasses. Not the micro sun glasses either (never liked those!), but the BIG ones! The ones that will actually protect your eyes and help you not get wrinkles. If you want to splurge, go for it, but I’d refrain if your prone to loosing or breaking them.

Jean Shorts

Jeans go with everything, so jean shorts are a must! There are so many styles available, such as mom shorts, high rise, curvy, paper bag, different washes, and you get the point. Jean shorts and a white tee shirt is a classic look!

Pull-On Shorts

If jean shorts aren’t your jam and your looking for a more comfortable fit, a good pull on short is essential. There are so many great options out there and at an affordable price point as well.

Linen Pants

Nothing screams summer like linen does. Linen pants are available in many silhouettes (wide leg, joggers, straight leg, crops, etc.) and color options!

Maxi or Mini Dress

A dress is a summer essential, as its an instant outfit and it keeps you cool! I’d suggest a black, white, or floral dress, but if you got the funds…. get one of each! You got a baby shower, brunch with the girls, date night with the hubby, or a 3 year olds birthday party… your covered! Throw on some slides and your good.

Tote

A tote is useful all year round, but in the spring and summer, I swap my leather tote for a straw tote. A straw tote will add instant style to any look, and will hold your beach towel, water bottle and other essentials.

Gold Hoops

Yessss… I included gold hoops! If you don’t wear gold, don’t worry, silver is just as good. Go big or go small, there are hoop options for all!

If you made it this far… THANK YOU! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and checking out the summer & spring basics for 2021. Let me know what your favorites are, or what you would add to this list. Thanks for reading and stay fabulous!

XOXO Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Affordable Spring & Summer Dresses

If you are looking to add some affordable spring & summer dresses to your wardrobe, then you are in the right place. Here I will share some beautiful dresses and jumpsuits that I found at Old Navy; that come in petite, regular, and tall sizes. In the summer most of us want to stay comfortable and cool and these will surely do the trick. An added bonus is that there is no thinking involved, since these pieces are an instant outfit (no matching required!)

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Fit & Flare Ruffle-Hem Cami Mini Dress

Smocked Fit & Flare Cami Midi Dress

Printed Sleeveless Tiered Swing Dress

Maxi and Midi Dresses

$15 Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dresses

Jumpsuits

A Couple More Cute Dresses!

I hope you are able to score a few of these affordable dresses for your wardrobe this spring and summer. Thanks for reading!

XOXO Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Spring & Summer Trends for 2021

Spring is quickly approaching and the high street is already carrying the latest trends for 2021. I’d love to know how you feel about trends. The world has changed so much… Do we really care about whats going to be trendy this spring and summer? With high hopes that this year will be different and more enjoyable… I decided to compile some of my favorite and most wearable fashion trends for spring and summer 2021.

Please take all of these selected trends lightly, as style is subjective. So I encourage you to wear what makes you feel good and that matches your personality. Understand, this does not mean you need to go out and buy a new wardrobe. You can probably recreate a lot of these looks with pieces you already have at home, but maybe style them differently. Please wear what you love, since that is what makes you and your style unique. So just for fun…. Lets get into it!

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Elevated Lounge Wear

Comfort is a habit that is hard to break, and I’m very grateful for this trend. Matching sets are huge right now, and this trend isn’t going away anytime soon. I always ask myself ” Would I answer the front door in this?”. If not, you might want to consider adding some elevated lounge wear to your wardrobe.

Second Skin Tops

These fitted tops are great for layering under things or to wear on their own. However, they do leave little to the imagination as they are mostly made from (a high percentage) spandex. Think of leggings, but as a shirt! An easy way to wear this trend is to pair them with something looser on the bottom, such as wide leg trousers, mom jeans, or a skirt.

Vests

Whether you are styling a utility or a sweater vest, the outfit possibilities are endless. These versatile layering pieces can steer towards preppy, whimsical, masculine, and easily chic. Try layering an oversized sweater vest over a dress with the bottom poking out. Another option, is to layer one over a crisp white button down with a pair of smart trousers (or a mini skirt!). The extra warmth is an added bonus for those chilly spring days.

Colors

First and foremost, I’m just going to lump all these color trends together. Since I believe that people should wear whatever colors they feel good in. Illuminating Yellow, for instance is one of 2021 Pantone colors of the year, but not many people can pull that color off. (*Unless you are lucky to have medium/olive skin, or are a dark skinned goddess). Finding the right shade of yellow can be tricky, but knowing your undertones can help you find the perfect match.

Bubble Gum Pink is another hot color for this year and luckily it looks great on many people.

Neutrals from head to toe is always in style, but this tonal monochrome look is going to be everywhere this summer. This is probably the most wearable of the trends for 2021. If you’d like to read more about monochrome, please check out my post here

Ultimate Gray is another 2021 Pantone color; which is a very easy and flattering color to wear for most people. It also pairs well with yellow!

A total classic with a twist, is black & white together; but mostly in solids, houndstooth, or in checker board print. We will still be seeing stripes and polka dots, but not as much.

Wide Leg Pants

After being in lounge wear for so long (thanks pandemic!), the idea of jumping into our skinny jeans might not seem so great. Thankfully, wide leg trousers and jeans are here to keep us comfortable. I’d suggest pairing these with a fitted top (such as a second skin top I mentioned above) to keep the silhouette more flattering.

Jewelry

Don’t worry, dainty gold jewelry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, you might want to make room for some pearls (I LOVE Audrey Hepburn), and some heavy metal in your jewelry box. Pearl earrings are part of my everyday look, but pearl necklaces are going to have a moment, and I’m here for it. You probably noticed that statement jewelry has taken a back seat for a while, but its coming back as a single chunky gold or silver chain necklace. Also, long necklaces were seen all over the runway; which can create vertical visual interest and can make one appear taller!

Mini Skirts

I’ll keep this short (no pun intended) and sweet. Mini skirts are not for everyone and might not be practical for everyday life, but I love them. Being a petite, a typical mini skirt really isn’t that short on me, so I will be rocking this trend this spring and summer. To wear this look tastefully, I’d suggest going with a conservative top (no cleavage), since you will be showing some leg.

Volume

Volume is obviously BIG at the moment and will continue to be for this year. You will see this trend in puff sleeve tops, tees with shoulder pads, balloon sleeve tops, and dresses. Also, I’ve seen a lot of 1940’s style silhouette dresses already in stores! Think of voluminous skirts, with a fitted waist, and puff sleeves. This is such a flattering, feminine, and classic silhouette; since its gives you a gorgeous hour glass shape!

Lingerie

You may have seen this trend creep on in over the past year, but in 2021 its coming in hot! It’s no surprise that lingerie is making its way out of the bedroom and into our everyday looks. If you look closely, you will see bra tops sold with sweater sets, corsets in dresses, smocking on tops, and boning in many garments… including wedding dresses! This trend will not be for everyone (and that’s fine), but for those who are going to give this trend a try, will enjoy how flattering these pieces can be.

If you made it this far… THANK YOU! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and seeing the upcoming trends for 2021. Let me know what your favorite trends are, or if you avoid them all together. Thanks for reading and stay fabulous!

XOXO Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Best Affordable Basics at Old Navy!

This is the time to stock up and refresh your basics! Old Navy and many other stores are slowing getting in their spring items and are having HUGE sales to make room for new products. Basics are the foundation to any outfit and are often overlooked when shopping. To be honest, shopping for a white tee shirt is not that exciting! If you find yourself struggling to get dressed in the morning and you have a closest full of things and nothing to wear (sound familiar?)… chances are you are missing some solid basics in your wardrobe. Basics don’t have to be boring, you can go for bold colors, but I’d make sure they are easily versatile with the current pieces in your closest. I’d recommend to cover the neutral basics first.

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$8 EveryWear V-Neck Tee Shirts

$10 Luxe V-Neck Tee Shirts

$6 Tank Tops, Cami’s, and Tee’ Shirts

50% Off Jackets

$10 Long Sleeve Tops

Blazer’s Under $30

$8 Scoop-Neck Slub-Knit Tee Shirts

Additional 25% OFF Already Marked Down Jeans

Additional 25% OFF Already Marked Down Pants

Thank you so much for reading!  Please feel free to share, like, or comment below! Hope you all score some affordable basics while this sale lasts.

XOXO

Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Affordable Petite Athleisure Wear

As the year is coming to a close (GOOD BYE 2020!!!!), many of us are creating goals and setting our intentions for the year. Health and fitness is obviously the number one goal for many people and I can honestly say its one of mine too. I put together this petite athleisure wear guide for those who are serious about their active wear, reaching their goals, and want to look cute! No more leggings bunching at the ankles… I’m not going to bore you with why you should exercise and all the AMAZING benefits it has. You can wear these items lounging around the house, drinking wine, and watching Netflix too… no judgement here! If you look good, you feel good, and you get more stuff done (Its a proven fact!). **This post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links at no additional charge to you. You may read my full disclaimer here.

Jackets/Hoodies

Leggings/Pants

Tops/Tanks/Bras

Thanks for reading and have a Happy New Year!

XoXo Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Here is my personal holiday gift guide for the person who has EVERYTHING! This year has been very “2020” and most of us are spending a lot more time at home. As the holidays are quickly approaching I wanted to get this Holiday Gift Guide ready as soon as possible. If you know me in real life, you will know that I truly enjoy cooking and that my family spends most of their time in the heart of the home.. the kitchen! Here you will find something for the coffee lover, the tea drinker, the heath conscious, the beer enthusiast, the solemner, the entertainer, the chef of the house, and most important… the kids!

The Coffee Lover

The Tea Drinker

The Health Conscious

The Beer Enthusiast & Solemner

The Entertainer

The Experienced or The Aspiring Chef

The Kids & Tweens!

Gifts for Her

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Through It All -Facebook Page (Hand Crafted Items)
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House of Haven Boutique (Apparel)

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Thank you so much for reading!  Please feel free to share, like, or comment below!

XOXO

Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

40% OFF Abercrombie Black Friday Sale

Abercrombie & Fitch has been a very popular store over the years, but right now they have some of the best clothing items! From their jeans to jackets… you cannot go wrong. I’m particularly loving that they carry most items in petite, regular, and tall sizes. Currently, the entire store is 40% off, and its seriously “The Most Wonderful Sale of the Year!”

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Thank you so much for reading! Please feel free to share, like, or comment below! XOXO

Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

The Best Old Navy Jackets… 50% OFF!

Its that time of year! Black Friday shopping is here and I hope to bring you the best sales that I can find. Currently, Old Navy is have a 50% off EVERYTHING sale! I narrowed down my search to find the best jackets at the best prices. The Sherpa jackets are so cozy, the soft-brushed coats are literately the softest coats ever, and I found some amazing statement coats as well. These are a total win.. whether your shopping for yourself or someone else. Hurry up and grab one before they are gone! This is what I came up with:

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Thank you so much for reading! Please feel free to share, like, or comment below! XOXO

Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Perfect Pumps for Work!

If you are looking for the perfect pump… look no further! These Madison 12-Hour Pumps are seriously the most comfortable heels I own. They have a cushioned foot bed and come in many sizes (sizing starts at 5 and ends at 12), and color options. Most shoe manufacturers start women shoes at a size 6, so those who have small feet will especially appreciate these. I no longer have to look for shoes in the kids section to find something that fits, let alone try to find a pair of classy pumps.

The 3.5″ heel makes them super easy to walk in and they have a classic silhouette. IMO these are the perfect shoes for work and for going out, as they instantly make any outfit more chic. If your on your feet all day and need a nice classy shoe, try these out, you wont be disappointed. Currently 50% OFF for this years Black Friday Sale!

These Pumps are on Point!

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Thank you so much for reading! Please feel free to share, like, or comment below!

XOXO

Jodi | Petite Tomatoes