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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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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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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XOXO

Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Since most of us are forgoing the big fancy thanksgiving feast, for a small family (COVID friendly) gathering this year, I compiled a few Thanksgiving outfit ideas that will keep you cute and comfy. I hope this brings you some inspiration!
All of these looks are petite friendly, but come in regular and tall sizes as well.

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Jodi | Petite Tomatoes

Perfect Handbags for Petites

Shopping for a new handbag can be a lot of fun yet daunting at the same time.  Regardless of the brand you are drawn too, there is a perfect bag for everyone.  Being a petite (anyone who is 5’4” and under), I’d suggest looking for a handbag that is small to medium in size.

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Cross-body’s

Kate Spade NY Jackson Triple Gusset Pebble Leather Cross-body Bag

These come in several colors: Chocolate Cherry, Black, Brownstone, Warm Gingerbread, Rosey Cheeks, & Stoplight Red.

Carrying large handbags and totes is sometimes necessary, but it can overwhelm a petite frame and make you look even smaller than you really are.  I will say that I do love my LV Neverfull, but I do look a little ridiculous carrying it around… Its bigger than me!  If you must carry a tote to work or a diaper bag, I’d suggest bringing a small clutch or cross-body to throw inside of it.  When you are out running errands or popping into a store quick, you won’t need to lug around everything you own, and you’ll look more proportionate.  These handbags from Kate Spade New York are fantastic and are usually on sale for 60% off at the outlet stores.

Backpacks

From Left to Right

ALDO | B& E LIFE | Longchamp | Tory Burch

Backpacks are another great option for petites, since it does not add any visual bulk to the front part of the body.  The key here, is to go with the right size, and to know where you carry your height.  If you have a shorter torso area, it’s important that the bag does not fall too long on your backside.  There are so many amazing backpack options out there.  Plus, your hands free! 

Clutches

Clutches are the smallest of all the bags and they only hold the bare minimum.  I advise petites that are on the thinner side to go with a smaller clutch, and vice versa.  The key here is staying in proportion with your body size.  Clutches are a great option for a date night, formal event, or to just toss in a large tote to carry your essentials. 

Silver | Ivory | (Similar) Black | Straw

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Weekly Fall Outfit Inspiration…

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(Similar) Tweed Skirt

Exact Tory Burch Boots

Rust Top

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Weekly Work Wear Inspiration

I hope you all had a fabulous week! As the weather is cooling down I’ve added a few new transitional pieces to my wardrobe. Autumn is my favorite time of year and its my favorite season to dress for. Here I’ve compiled a weeks worth of petite friendly office outfit ideas for some inspiration. Please keep in mind that I work in a business casual office setting so these may not be appropriate for everyone.

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Button Up (XS) | Plaid Trousers (XSP) | Pumps (5.5)

Blazer (XS) | Button Up (XS) | Top (XS) | Jeans (25S) | Loafers (6)

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How To Find Your Perfect Ankle Booties

Ankle booties are extremely versatile and are considered a fall staple for a reason. As the weather gets colder most of your outfit is pretty much covered, as people only really see your jacket and your shoes. This is why I think its important to invest in a good bootie (and coat!)

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When finding your perfect fall bootie, you need to consider your lifestyle.  Using me as an example, I’m a busy mom and a professional who works in an office setting.  While I own many different style booties, the majority of them have a very low heel height (1-3”) and are leather, since that fits my lifestyle.  There are many options to choose from out there, to suit everyone’s personal style.  Booties come in a variety of materials, colors, details, heel heights, and silhouettes… and I just LOVE them all!

Leather Ankle Booties

Plain Black | Combat Boots | Crocodile Embossed

*If the exact booties are not available, I will link a similar option instead.

Leather is probably my favorite material when comes to booties. I’m obviously partial to black, but they can come in many different color options.  The combat boots I listed above are not in stock, but I linked a Steve Madden option that I just adore (Check out the “Wine” color!). I get the most cost per wear out of my black leather ankle booties, because I can dress them up for a chic look, or dress them down for an edgier style.  In general, these are the easiest boots to wear, since they add a contrast to an outfit when paired with a soft fuzzy sweater, jeans, or suede skirt.  They’re also the easiest to clean, because when leather boots get dirty, they can be quickly wiped down and they look like new. 

Suede Ankle Booties

Sock Bootie | Block Heel Bootie | Stiletto Heel Bootie | Chelsea Bootie

*If the exact booties are not available, I will link a similar option instead.

Suede can instantly add texture and soften an outfit; whether that’s in booties, a jacket, or a skirt.  You will find these boots in many different neutral shades that will compliment any wardrobe.  FYI: When purchasing suede booties, consider a heel that is not wrapped in suede, as they can get dirty and ruined very quickly.  I like to find ones that have a wooden or stacked heel, because I find that I get much more life out of them.  I learned this lesson the hard way…

Printed Ankle Booties

Taupe Snake Ankle Booties | Brown Snake Ankle Booties

*If the exact booties are not available, I will link a similar option instead.

Printed booties are an instant outfit maker! Adding a statement shoe is so much fun and gives a basic outfit some interest. I typically go for a pop of leopard or snakeskin, and it gives an outfit the proper finishing touch. Most animal print bootie options are in neutral colors (Black/Tan/Brown) and easily can be worked into any closet.

Flat & Low Ankle Booties

Suede Ankle Booties | Leather Ankle Booties

*If the exact booties are not available, I will link a similar option instead.

A busy lifestyle calls for a flat style ankle bootie. When you need to run around all day, but want to look chic, these will be your go to! These booties are very minimal and can be worn with practically anything. The low cut of these boots makes them very comfortable around the ankle area and the low heal makes them easy to wear.

I’d love to know what booties are your favorite?

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XOXO

How To Wear A Pinafore In 2020

Pinafores are back and I’m not mad about it! These cute apron style dresses have returned from the 60’s and they bring with them a sweet retro vibe.  There are many ways to wear a pinafore without looking like a child and they are so much fun to layer for fall/winter.  In the warmer months you can totally wear a pinafore on its own or with a tee shirt. Now that the weather is getting colder I’ve been gravitating towards heavier and richer fabrics; such as suede, leather, velvet, and corduroy.

This pinafore is from Abercrombie & Fitch and is currently available in faux brown suede (the one I’m wearing here), faux black leather, faux brown-burgundy leather, and a grey plaid. Layering with a turtleneck not only adds warmth, but makes the outfit look chic and stylish. This tissue turtleneck is pretty thin so it does not add any bulk to an outfit and is available in several color options.

Pinafore (XSP); Turtleneck (S); OTK Boots (6); Jacket (XSP)

Pinafore | Turtleneck | OTK Boots | Jacket

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By laying a pinafore with a white button up blouse it instantly creates a clean and more professional aesthetic. To make this more work appropriate, I would suggest pairing this with black tights and a heel (pump or ankle bootie).

Pinafore (XSP); Button Up Blouse (S); Tory Burch Flats (6)

Pinafore | Button Up Blouse | Tory Burch Flats

This emerald green corduroy pinafore gives me all the retro Christmas vibes! This is originally from Topshop, but I found this gem on Poshmark! I love to give clothing a second chance at life and its really helps the environment. Please see the “Shop My Closet Tab” to view my Poshmark closet and to see why I’m so passionate about slow fashion. I scored this gorgeous pinafore dress from @aspirouz (Alex) for only $9.00! She was very responsive, a quick shipper, offered low prices, and was just a pleasure to do business with…. I highly recommend you check her out!

Pinafore (2); Button Up Blouse (S); Tights (S); Booties (6)

Pinafore | Button Up Blouse | Tights | Booties

I love the look of the brown suede and this striped turtleneck together. This turtleneck is available is many other color options and prints; which can easily change the look of this outfit. Currently for under $20!

Pinafore (XSP); Turtleneck (XS); OTK Boots (6); Jacket (XSP)

Pinafore | Turtleneck | OTK Boots | Jacket

While this is technically a jumpsuit, I found it listed under pinafores on the Abercrombie & Fitch website, so I had to include it on this post. I absolutely love that this comes in petite sizing! I will be wearing this to work and to meet with clients in the very near future.

Jumpsuit (XSP); Button Up Blouse (S); Pumps (6)

Jumpsuit | Button Up Blouse | Pumps

Layering with a blazer or long line coat instantly elevates an outfit and will make you look more polished and chic.

Pinafore | Turtleneck | OTK Boots | Jacket

Style Tips & Tricks

Pair your pinafore with OTK boots to change the proportions of the outfit and it makes for a very stylish look.

Swap out the white button up blouse or turtleneck for a different color or print.

Wear with a chunky knit sweater, tights, and ankle booties for a blogger/Pinterest inspired look. Bonus: You’ll be warm!

Most of the pinafore dresses are in a mini skirt style; which is fantastic if your petite! Also, the straps on these ones are adjustable so you can shorten or lengthen as needed.

Add a top with statement sleeves (another big trend at the moment), to add more visual interest to an outfit, if that’s the look your going for.

I’d love to know what look is your favorite!

XOXO Jodi

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Ballet Flats Are Back For Fall 2020

Flats in general are making a big come back this fall and winter.  There are many different styles out there right now; such as squared toe, cap toe, round toe, open toe, pointed toe, some with bows, t-straps, and even Mary Jane style.  A personal favorite of mine are the Tory Burch Mini Travel Ballet Flats, because of their classic and timeless style.  Not to mention how soft and comfortable they are!  These fold in half to take up less space in your purse/luggage, and are just great for traveling!

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Tory Burch Ballet Flats

These Tory Burch Mini Travel Ballet Flats are available in many different color options. I sized up 1/2 a size to a Size 6.

Some other color options are available here!

Shirt | Pinafore Dress | Shoes

Style Tips & Tricks

To elongate your legs opt for a nude color ballet flats and wear them with bare legs. These look great with shorts, dresses and skirts that fall above the knee.

If wearing with pants, I’d suggest a cropped or ankle length style, to show off some of your ankle… its flattering!

If wearing with tight fitting pants (skinny jeans or leggings) let the pants be long and cover your ankles to create a long line.

Refrain from wearing these with socks or nylons, unless you want to look like a grandma… if you must wear socks, I’d suggest getting a pair of ultra low PEDS.

When we are able to travel again, I will be sure to take these with me. I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.

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XOXO