It’s finally here! Christmas! My hometown in Mobile, Alabama has officially put up the City Christmas tree in our little town square. It’s adorable with little red bows and multi-colored lights all around.
This time of year is when I start to break out all of my winter coats as the temps continue to drop. However, when you’re like me and only 5 feet tall, sometimes that perfect coat is found in the children section (like the coat I’m wearing – pictured above)… if you know what I mean haha. Shopping for petite things is pretty hard for me, especially when half of the time I have to get my clothes taken in or tailored which costs more money than the original garment itself. For example, every time I go jean shopping my legs are so short that I have to get my jeans cut before I can even wear them because they’re too long.
Therefore, I thought I’d help out my petite girls (since y’all have been asking me) and I’ve rounded up the best shops for petite’s and linked my outfit pieces below. Surprise! The red coat I’m wearing is a children’s large haha. Scroll down for more about the City of Mobile and my petite finds!
The city of Mobile is known for its historic charm with French influences dating back to the 17th century. French influences such as street names like Dauphin Street, historic markers and buildings like the Condé Charlotte House Museum and the annual celebration of Mardi Gras are all apparent around the city of Mobile. Year round theres plenty to do in this beautiful “Azalea City” whether its touring plantations, walking down Dauphin St., or hanging out by the bay theres something for everyone.
Even during the holidays Mobile has plenty to do. This holiday season I plan on ice skating at Fort Condé, going on a holiday duck tour, see the light show at the Bellingrath Gardens & Hank Aaron Stadium, touring Christmas at Oakleigh and walking around town to see all the holiday decorations (especially the 28 ft tall tree at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel lobby). With tons of different holiday events to do in this city there’s no excuse to be bored. So if you’re traveling down south this winter be sure to check out one or two of the above attractions for this holiday season.
SHOP MY OUTFIT: my coat is from Target (click here) in the girls section. I fit in a size large and I loved how it looked on me since most coats fit me very long. But this one fit perfect.
My heels are vintage Manolo Blahnik’s (no longer sold) and my clutch is a vintage LV. I paired my red coat with an old J.crew blouse, black high rise jeans and a beret to fit the french theme downtown.
RED COATS: these are some coats I’ve had my eye on and are alternatives to my children’s Target coat in my outfit above.
SHOP PETITE BRANDS: these are my favorite stores to find well fitted petite clothes for us shorty’s out there haha! ps: if you have a brand or retailer you love that does petite sizes comment them below so I can check them out!
Talbots – more conservative brand but offers great petite clothes for business wear
Express – this store is a new found love of mine! It’s super affordable and their petite section fits me very well, I just ordered some new jeans from them that I can’t wait to try.
ASOS – this store has the best variety of different dresses whether its for spring summer winter or fall. And with their petite sizing the dresses I’ve bought from them fit my length perfect.
TopShop – I love the TopShop petite section! The sweaters fit my arm length and never failed me haha.
Anthropologie – I’m such a huge fan of Anthro and they even have a petite fit guide which is extremely helpful when making selections.
I hope this list is helpful to you! I tried to make a variety of different styles and prices of petite sized clothing to help y’all out! These are just some of my favorite stores but if you have a favorite petite store you love comment it below so I can check it out!
Thanks for reading!
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