Some Small Sense

Shopping experiences and store reviews by a very petite woman. Indeed, it sucks. 4'10", 87 pounds, and full grown - is it a surprise I have trouble finding clothes?

January 15, 2007

New Blog - Petite Fashionista

While romping through the webpages of the new and fabulous, I came across Christa Jean's blog, Petite Fashionista. Christa's living in Toronto and gives a variety of petite and general clothing advice. Of particular interest to those who may be interested in celebrity news, Christa often features a specific petite celebrity and discusses what she's wearing in the shot.

Swing by Christa's blog and say hi! I'm glad that more petite women are getting out there and posting information and advice!

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January 08, 2007

Yesterday's Purchases at Banana

I'm having a bit of a problem with uploading photos to Blogger so bear with me! I managed to get these in before uploading stopped working....

My favorite purchase of all was this black velvet pinstriped blazer in 00P that I picked up for $59.99. I should probably stop buying all this black clothing as it's pretty hard to photograph in my apartment! (The weird washed out one was my attempt to capture the details using a flash....) I've been eyeing it since the early winter because it just fits so well on me. I don't need a single alteration!

Shoulder seam to seam: 13.5"
Top of shoulder seam to cuff: 21.5"
Top of neck seam to waist: 13"
Waist: 28"
Under arm circumference: 31"

The two pairs of pants I got were definitely a "settle because of the low price" deal. I have a sneaking suspicion that the seat size is getting larger and larger for the 00P as time passes. All the jeans I tried on were huge!

These cargo pants actually fit me pretty well - particularly because they didn't stretch. They were a ridiculously low $11.99. I almost can't bear to hem them, since the alterations will cost almost as much as the pants themselves!

Ryan cut slim cargos

Waist: 28"
Hip: 36"
Front Rise: 7"
Back Rise: 12"
Inseam: 31.5"
Thigh circumference (widest): 20"

The cords were actually a bit loose on me but they practically fit and were so comfortable! As you can see, they do nothing to particularly flatter my posterior, but well, I guess I can't blame the pants! For $25.99, not something to complain about it. They're loose because they're stretch cords, but don't stretch on me. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that they'll shrink in the wash.

5-pocket skinny cordorouys

Waist: 28"
Hip: 36"
Front Rise: 7.5"
Back Rise: 12.5"
Inseam: 30"
Thigh: 20"

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January 06, 2007

Banana Republic 00P and 0P on Sale at UES Location!

Banana Republic
1136 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Now that I've already cleared through and bought everything I wanted, I guess it's fair game to the rest of you guys that haven't stopped in yet! I popped into this Upper East Side location while passing through a few hours ago. This has always been one of my favorite BR locations because it has a great petite's selection, and the foot traffic isn't insane (like in Rockafeller or at Lexington/59th).

If you're a size 00P, 0P, or even 2P, you're in fabulous luck! I think they decided to ship out all the tiny sizes to this particular location, as I saw a TON of pants, jeans, jackets, and dresses in those sizes for really low prices. What do you expect? It's the 2nd after-Christmas cut and they need to clear this stuff out NOW!

My stash:
* Ryan cut cargo pants for $11.99
* Ryan cut skinny cordorouys for $25.99
* Velvet jacket for $59.99 (really $99, they misticketed it but let me have it anyway)
* Strapless dress for $48.99

I'm debating on a bunch of other items, but I'm super picky. I brought a ton of pants into the dressing room, but alas, my butt is a touch too flat to wear them. There were jeans there for $10.99 or $12.99, and the rest were below $40.

If you're anywhere near this store tomorrow morning, my advice to you is to hit this place up! Normally, all the 00P and 0P online are all sold out or really ugly, so here's a chance to get everything and try it all on in one trip!

Only downside is that there are no size 5 or 5 1/2 shoes in the entire store. But I think the clothing is good enough of a reason to come in!

(I'll post photos of what I got tomorrow)

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