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Sizing: I’m 5’1″, with a 40″ bust, 31-32″ waist, and 41-42″ hips (give or take). I’m most often a size US 10 in clothes and a 7.5 or 8 in women’s shoes.

I’ve included items that are both in and out of stock in case you want to look for an item by name secondhand, or just check out the brands.

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Brands/stores I generally shop at (or look for secondhand)

  • Aerie (shop through this link and get 20% off) – loungewear, casual wear, sports bras, bralettes, underwear
  • Anthropologie – accessories, dressier pieces
  • Athleta – activewear, particularly their 7/8 leggings (the regular sizing fits as full length on me)
  • Etah Love – sterling silver and gold vermeil jewelry with a spooky spirit
  • Free People – dresses, casual wear, loungewear
  • Madewell – denim (specifically, their curvy line), bags, accessories
  • NBGlovesAndMittens (Etsy) – A splurge, but jaw-droppingly goregeous embroidered handmade knitwear.
  • Nordstrom – for shoes and underwire bras, mostly
  • Secondhand on Poshmark or eBay – particularly for coats, jackets, sweaters, but pretty much anything that isn’t underwear or socks.
  • Target – denim, loungewear, accessories. I typically stick to the Universal Thread and Wild Fable lines.
  • Woods of Wonder (Etsy) – the cutest whimsical woodland creature clay pendant necklaces

Shoes

Dr Marten’s Leona Platform Heel Combat Boot – ladies’ 7. I found these to be much more comfortable than 1460s and did not require a break-in period, but I usually find shoes with 0.5-1″ heels more comfortable than totally flat ones. These are CHUNKY, so if you aren’t used to wearing heavy boots they’ll probably feel weird at first. Great balance of comfort and edgy style. I have this in black and “bone”, the latter of which is a discontinued color. A similar boot available as of August 2021 is the Seychelles “Irresistible” boot in off-white leather (Nordstrom, Zappos). This one has a lug sole, but not much of a platform, so more of the height comes from the heel and you won’t get as much contrast from the front. It’s a more slim/feminine for a combat boot and has some hook eyelets at the top. I haven’t tried these, but in my experience Seychelles is generally a solid brand.

Trotter’s Lizzie Derby Flat – Cognac leather, 7.5 wide. These run narrow, and you probably want to go up one category in width. These are great for adding texture and when you want a balance between the femininity of ballet flats and the masculine look of a derby or oxford shoe. Sometimes listed as Lizzie Oxford.

New Balance Classics WL574v2 – White, 8M. A chunky and super comfortable retro style sneaker.

Birkenstock Arizona (Birkibuc) – Mocha, EU38 / US7-7.5 women’s. A classic! I have average width feet and I wear these on the narrowest buckle setting, so best for average to wide feet.

The ol’ Dr Martens 1460 smooth combat boots – US Ladies’ 7. Yes, you will have to break these in.

Halogen Kali Pointy Toe Flat, 7.5 – A witchy suede flat from Nordstrom circa 2017.

MIA “Madeline” t-strap clog, 8M – Nordstrom also carries similar styles from the same brand. I find these quite comfortable to stand in, but due to the nature of the high platform, not something I’d wear if I thought I was going to need to run or climb tons of stairs. Great to add a 70s flair or height without a glam vibe to an outfit.

Teva Terra Fi 5 in “sun and moon insignia”, womens’ size 8 – Hiking sandals with all three straps adjustable with velcro, and straps are padded. These have excellent traction and are very comfortable for walking, although when your feet start sweating they will make a squeaking noise.

Intentionally Blank “West” Leather Bootie – Cloud, 8M. These have a really fun Western Victorian vibe and works easily with jeans or dressy looks. The leather is gorgeous and soft and is more of a dress boot texture than a utilitarian boot texture.

Comfortiva “Cordia” Lace-up Boot – Caffe, 7.5M. These are comfortable on, but the leather is thin and the sole is not super supportive so make no mistake that they’re a fashion boot. The slim profile is great for adding a vintage-inspired utilitarian element to girlier outfits. If I were to buy these again I’d get them in a wide size because I can only wear these with thin socks.

Free People x Jeffrey Campbell Joe Lace-Up Over-the-Knee Boot – 8. I have these in older colorways (a taupe suede and the distressed black leather in the cover photo) but I think FP comes out with new ones each year. Runs a bit narrow – I have maybe slightly wider than average calves and I wear these at most only with thin leggings.

Converse Chuck Taylor 70 High Top Sneaker – Parchment, women’s 7.5 medium. I wouldn’t exactly call them comfort shoes, but they’re more comfortable and (supposedly) sturdier alternative to the standard Converse high tops.

Bags

Madewell Oversized Shopper Bag – (also available in brown) A leather shoulder bag. Slouchy, no visible hardware, magnetic snap closure. Nice for dressing up a more casual look, or just in winter if a canvas bag feels too summery and I don’t want something structured. Note that one side has visible stitching from the inner pocket.

Baggu Drawstring Backpack – OS. I have an older model (linked) which is no longer available new in the full color range. You can find it in more colors on Poshmark and eBay. The newer style has slightly different dimensions but a similar look. I can fit a 15″ Macbook pro into this with room for a sweater and other stuff, but I got this during quarantine so it’s not commute-tested. I’ve had hit and miss comments on the longevity of this from other people who’ve had it for a few years, but if you can get it on sale and like the style, it’s worth a look! (I will try to post a better photo of it on me at some point.)

Madewell Transport Zip-top Crossbody in English Saddle – An easy to wear leather bag. Minimal enough to go with casual outfits, but nice enough to work with dressier ones. Mine has started to get a little flaky at the corners after ~5 years (I’ve been procrastinating on finding a conditioner for it) but has generally held up very well.

Wicker Darling Triceratops Purse – The MOST ridiculous and extravagant bag! But perfect for me because of my side business selling plush pet triceratops on Etsy πŸ‘€. A splurge item, as a smaller operation they’re on top of their production chain, and the quality and design is fabulous. At the moment, they do pre-order and limited release model, so this particular style is unavailable. But perhaps there will be more dinos in the future πŸ¦–

Anthropologie Dreia Envelope Crossbody – A structured faux leather purse. I like that this faux leather is pebbled, so it doesn’t look plasticky. The texture is nice for a ~monochrome visual interest~ moment.

Katha Diddel vintage needlepoint frog purse via eBay – Can’t look at this bag and not smile! 🐸

H&M Round Straw Bag – Turns any outfit into a summery ~look~. I got this a long time ago, but there is a current similar design at Target.

Cromwell Home Native Plants of Hawaii Tote Bag (via Madewell) – a relatively structured canvas tote bag with a block print botanical design. Sold out on Madewell but it looks like there are similar bags on the Cromwell Home website.

Betsey Johnson “Daisy’d and Confused” crossbody bag – an older design I got from Poshmark. Super cute for spring and summer! The strap is detachable if you want to replace it with a leather strap, and it comfortably fits a modern smartphone.

Baggu Strawberrry Bag – foldable nylon tote bag. I have this in the regular and the baby baggu sizes cause it’s so stinking cute! Good quality, I’ve been using it to carry packages to the post office and it seems to take that pretty well.

Columbia Popo Pack, OS – I’m a few years late to the game but I LOVE having a belt bag / bum bag / fanny pack / hip bag. I use it pretty much whenever I’m going out on a walk. I love that this one is nylon, and has enough pockets for organization but not so many you’ll lose things in the pockets! I would not recommend this for smaller folks if you want to wear it was a belt bag rather than a sling bag across the chest, as I have to wear it on the smallest belt setting as a belt bag.

Unknown brand (handmade?) needlepoint/tapestry shoulder bag with bird and rabbit via Poshmark – One of my favorite secondhand pieces! I’m a sucker for anything whimsical-woodland themed and the detailing on these was so cute. I love needlepoint but a lot of them have a stuffier or more old fashioned construction and I liked that this one was soft.

Hats

“Joanna” straw hat – honey/black, medium. A classic summer hat!

Pixiebell (Etsy) knit witchy beanie – a chunky knit beanie for a more wearable witchy option than a full on pointy wide brim felt hat.

Target Universal Thread Patchwork Bucket Hat – Cotton bucket hat, adjustable with interior drawstring. I find this (like most bucket hats I’ve tried from fashion brands) slightly on the smaller side.

San Diego Hat Company Oval Crown Raffia Hat (alternatively, paper straw variation at Nordstrom) – This hat has you covered for all your summer witch looks.

Embroidered Monarch Butterfly Baseball Hat – OS. I’ve linked to the Bryce Canyon National Park online gift shop, but you can find this in more colors on Etsy (I assume everyone is using the same free/cheap machine embroidery pattern). I got the OG burnt orange one from a local garden supply store.

Jewelry and Pins

Woods of Wonder (Etsy) barn owl necklace – This shop makes the cutest little woodland creature necklace! The packaging is very cute too, great for gifting. I’m a fan of clay or ceramic charms for jewelry for a more earthy feel.

Etah Love “The Hermit” sterling silver pendant necklace (gifted) – A necklace for the spooky-cute, witchy, storybook side of things. I love how detailed it is and that the pendant is slightly aged looking. The chain it comes with is a shiny silver. The charm is flat on the back side. This was gifted, but I felt like the brand’s products were actually a great match for me re: price/quality range and aesthetic that I would have happily paid for this myself. As a bonus, the jewelry comes in a nice box that is great for gifting or to reuse for drawer organization.

Frog Witch Enamel Pin (Etsy) – This is a mass produced pin which you can get from AliExpress. I got mine at a slight markup from a random etsy shop so the shipping would be a bit faster. If you buy from Etsy, search ‘frog witch enamel pin’ and compare the price including shipping vs the ship time on the active listings you find and get the one that has the balance you want.

Another one from Woods of Wonder (Etsy) – A more subtle silhouette of bat for that year-round spooky-cute style.

Etah Love “Snakebite” gold vermeil necklace (gifted) – Another whimsical slightly spooky nature necklace. I so love the more realistic shaping on the snake’s head. One of my pet peeves is snake jewelry where the snake reads as a tadpole or a worm.

Target Halloween chokers – a set of wonderfully tacky seasonal chokers. I found these to fit on the smaller end of “one size” necklaces.

Accessories

Anthropologie braided headband – Most of my headbands are from Anthro. They’re on the pricier side, but I’ve found the quality pretty consistent e.g. the actual band is covered with a matching fabric.

Free People Bow Scrunchie – I have a couple of these in various sizes, mostly in velvet. The giant ones like pictured are specifically “velvet bow droopy scrunchie” in case that one comes back.

Madewell cotton bandanas and Target Universal Thread cotton bandanas – I use these as hair scarves. Lots of beautiful patterns, wash cold + line dry just fine. I’d wait for a sale on the Madewell ones.

Solmate Adult Crew Socks – OS, I have these in a couple of colors. These recycled fiber cotton blend socks are great house socks or to add a little color to the bottom part of an outfit.

Target A New Day Two-tone Satin Wrapped Headband – a fun take on the plush headband category. I love how festive this one is, and the pink is a good chameleon color where depending on the outfit it can read more neutral or more pink/purple.

World Market Natural Embroidered Apron With Lace Trim – OS. This one’s not exactly an outfit item, but it’ll make any outfit more ~storybook~ when you’re cooking or doing dishes! It’s a bit longer than I’d like on me, but hey, more coverage.

Dresses

Free People “I’m Still Obsessed” mini dress – black and petrichor (reddish brown, in first photo), S. This is a super comfortable gauzy textured stretch cotton and has hip pockets. Not full coverage for a bra as it has deep arm holes and back keyhole closure. Great for layering or with a coordinating bralette underneath. At least over the last couple of months, it seems this goes in an out of stock in the different colors, so check back! If you want to search for a similar style of dress, I’d look for “sleeveless smock dress”. NotPerfectLinen on Etsy makes styles like this midi dress with a similar vibe and you can work with them to customize it to your measurements.

Free People “Oasis” midi dress – Springdust, S. Another great running-dramatically-through-a-field dress. It does have pockets, but the material is thin so if you put anything heavier into them it’ll affect the silhouette. The bodice tie ends in tiny jingle bells, which depending on you could either be the most charming or the most annoying thing ever. Super comfortable and I either wear this with a balconette bra with the straps just down in the sleeves, or without a bra as the ruched section is pretty thick. 🌻 There is a very similar pale blue tencel smocked dress available in sizes 14-28 from Eloquii 🌼 There is also a budget amazon dupe. From the reviews and photos, the main differences sound like the dupe runs longer, wrinkles more easily, does not have the side slit, has the skirt seam in the front, has larger scale smocking, no pockets, the skirt looks slightly less full, the lining layer does not come down as far, and there doesn’t seem to be any source on the specific fabric composition aside from ‘cotton blend’. However it runs around $32 instead of $118.

Free People “Get Obsessed” mini dress – black and burnt orange (I think the stock name was “autumn pearl”), S. This is the same as the “I’m Still Obsessed” dress but with glorious 3/4 sleeves. It has the same cut in the body although it has a tendency on me (and probably anyone with a larger bust) to ride up in front so the waist seam has a high-low look from the side. The skirt is voluminous enough that it doesn’t really seem to make the hem high-low though. Great for imagining you’re a dramatic ballet peasant frolicking through a forest. Like many FP items, it’s been in and out of stock over the last couple of months in various colors.

Free People “How About You” mini dress – Springdust, S. A glorious godet-filled dress fit for a ren faire or an overly-romanticized picnic. The placket on this is rather gape-y by design, so you’re probably not wearing this to work. I find the sleeves do stay up as long as you aren’t moving too vigorously, but the sleeves are wide set enough that this will not work with bra straps. (similarly cut “Ari” Mini Dress)

Overalls and Shortalls

Free People Ziggy Railroad Overalls, L in Olive Sparrow (I also have the same ones in plain black denim) – Unlike the stretchy/knit items at FP, this runs more true to size. The fabric looks the same on the inside so it’s easy to cuff if you’re shorter. The front side pockets are probably not deep enough for most modern smartphones, but I can at least comfortably rest my hands in them. I like that this almost looks like corduroy, but the fabric is more amenable to spring/summer weather. These are sturdier feeling than the Aerie denim shortalls, but they don’t feel like they’re gonna last into becoming a multigenerational vintage piece. But I personally like their balance between comfort and thickness.

Aerie “Werk & Play” Denim Shortalls, L in mauve (I also have these in black) – A comfy pair of short overalls! The mauve color is unique and there’s also a little bit of subtle floral embroidery on the back pockets. These are a soft denim so they’re really comfortable, but I wouldn’t expect these to reach handmedown status because of the thinner fabric. Great for transitional outfits from summer to fall!

Outerwear

Alice + UO “Cloclo” Cape, M – Fabulous double-breasted twill cape jacket from an old Urban Outfitters collab, got mine on Poshmark. I think I could have done a L too.

Uniqlo U Fleece Blouson, S – a cropped teddy fleece bomber jacket with an oversized collar. The fleece is really nice quality on this, and I love how the collar balances out the round silhouette. I got mine on eBay.

Free People Dolman Quilted Jacket – Cherry cola, S. Perfect for that idgaf-I’m-comfortable energy. This is a bulky oversized cut which is perfect for layering. I mostly wear this over athleisure looks that don’t make it to the blog and really enjoy how pink and poofy it is. I tried on two of these and in both the zipper curves inward at the top and kinda pokes your neck, so depending on how sensitive you are there you may only want to wear this with higher necked tops. The finishing on the inside is slightly sloppier than I would hope for the price as they didn’t clean up the extra batting after cutting around the pockets. But overall I’m happy with it and would consider repurchasing whenever it wears out.

Pullover Sweaters and Sweatshirts

Old Navy “Vintage Crew Neck Sweatshirt For Women”, petite L – this is a thin cotton-poly blend raglan sleeve sweatshirt. L is slightly loose fit on me but it’s not so much fabric that it looks awkward tucked in. I have washed on cold once and air dried and it came out fine. As it’s thin and I’m suspicious of the print material, I wouldn’t put this in the dryer. It’s available in regular, tall, petite, and plus sizing.

Patagonia Synchilla Snap T fleece, M – I got mine on eBay, which I’d generally recommend for anything Patagonia as there are usually lots of options for less than list price, and this stuff holds up super well.

Morris & Co x H&M collab men’s sweatshirt size M, via Poshmark – a deep green monogram sweatshirt from my personal favorite collab. The cut is a little sharper at the shoulders than I’d usually like for sweatshirts since it’s a men’s cut, but the design was just too perfect to pass up! I usually wear this one in athleisure looks.

Vintage Jerzees Turkey sweatshirt, size L via Poshmark – I’m actually not that big on Thanksgiving (I prefer to have a friendsgiving style get-together to eat pie for the autumn equinox), but I am a fan of the silly local feral turkeys! I love the colors on this one and the cartoony but detailed art.

Cardigans and Button Downs

Target Universal Thread Button-front Cable-stitch Cardigan, L – 60% cotton 40% acrylic blend cardigan with raglan sleeves. I find this to be a good blend of soft and breathable for the mild weather here. It’s not my favorite cardigan, but I like having one cardigan in a fairly neutral color/cut that I’m not super attached to for days when I don’t feel like babying knitwear. It’s compatible with puff sleeves from the raglan sleeves and oversized fit.

Free People Moon River Cardigan (google shopping search)– cream and orange, S. The sleeves on these are not petite friendly, but the cropped length is. It has a neat inside-out cable-knit design. I’ve found the buttons on these are sewn-in poorly but the actual fabric uses a variegated yarn for more depth of texture and is super comfortable on.

Urban Outfitters “Parker” Cardigan, S – a lightweight chunky knit sweater with front patch pockets. I like this as a not too warm and not too clingy layer. Very boxy, the sleeve starts around the elbow. I don’t think UO makes this anymore, but can find these on Poshmark, Mercari, etc.

Zara Jewel-button Cardigan, S – I got this from Poshmark. A cropped sort of mutton-sleeve cable knit cardigan in a fluffy synthetic yarn. It does seem to get fuzzy easily but the botanical cable-knit design is beautiful.

BDG (Urban Outfitters) cotton cable knit cardigan S – I got this on Poshmark, but if you’re looking for the same style, it’s got an argyle/diamond cable knit pattern on the bodice and the sleeves have a textured sort of stitch.

Handmade patchwork cardigan – I got this on Poshmark, but from some research it seems like this was from a pattern, as I’ve seen other ones but with different buttons, or their own ‘handmade by ___’ tags on resale. Possibly my favorite item in my whole wardrobe.

Madewell Emmy Plaid Flannel (google shopping tab search) – S. The world’s happiest plaid! More of a fashion flannel quality than say, LL Bean grade flannel, but definitely Not Flimsy. Plus, it has pockets. There’s also a scarf in the same print (though different fabric content).

Topshop Cable Knit Longline Cardigan Sweater, US2 – I think this was a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale item a couple of years back, but I got mine from Poshmark. Extremely oversized fit, note that I am wearing a size 2. It’s on the open-knit side of cabling rather than dense and toasty especially on the back, but I would describe it as medium weight.

Sleeping on Snow (Anthropologie) embroidered cropped cardigan, L – A bit delicate but the embroidery and pointelle detailing is so pretty. I got this from Poshmark, not sure what the original product name is.

Tees and Tanks

Samantha Pleet “Illuminated” print bodysuit, M – This print goes with everything! Comfy stretch cotton that has held up on machine wash cold line dry. The mock neck and 3/4 sleeves (vs turtleneck and full sleeves) are petite friendly. Def a splurge item.

Abercrombie & Fitch linen-blend wide-strap cami and pull-on shorts in medium, mini fruit print – cute matching set for a romper look, without needing to completely disrobe to pee. Both pieces have a viscose lining, and this has enough support that I find I don’t need to wear a bra with it. The straps are adjustable but I wear them on the shortest setting and still wish it was about half an inch shorter, so YMMV if you have a particularly short torso. I love the fruit print for something a bit different from florals that still gives that same vibe.

Aerie Offline OG Tank, M – The comfiest crop top ever, I sized down so it fits more like a longline bralette. I still wear another bralette under it when going out though, because it shows sweat easily. Would would get this in more colors if they come out with more earth tones.

Hannah-Michelle Bayley spaghetti frog t-shirt, S – A tubby chef frog illustrated with “I’m staying home and eating spaghetti for the foreseeable future” in a chunky 70s font.

Out of Print “Frog and Toad are Friends” unisex ringer t-shirt, M – I have honestly never purchased anything from a targeted ad so quickly as this. A softer tee style than I normally go for, but I like the ringer tee contrast edges. The print is good and not pixelated, but I wish they offered this in a more sturdy fabric.

Target Women’s Cactus Short Sleeve Graphic T-shirt, XL Dark Mustard – The colors on this one are gorgeous, but if yellow’s not your thing, there are a lot of other colorways offered. Runs small, size up at least one size if you don’t want it fitted. This is more of the thinner drapey t-shirt fabric. Quality is alright for the price, but I don’t expect this to last like 10 years.

Topshop Butterfly Crop Graphic Tee (via Nordstrom), US10 – these are actually moths, but that’s the product name. This is very cropped. If I raise my arms it basically becomes bra length. But great for super high rise bottoms.

Shirts and Blouses

Vila Petite Long Sleeve Collar Detail Blouse – EU40. The sleeve length on this one is petite-friendly and I like how the collar has a slight V for negative space so it doesn’t feel like it’s eating me. A nice breathable cotton nylon blend, a bit short to stay tuck into pants unless they’re super high waisted. To learn more about what terms to search for when looking for statement collar tops, see my post Inspiration + Style Notes: Statement collars.

Abercrombie Slim V-neck Cardigan in Orange Spice, L – This is a rib-knit cardigan, but since it’s on the thin side I usually prefer to wear it buttoned as a top with a v-neck bralette. It’s 72% Viscose 28% Nylon so very nice feel on. Can’t vouch for longevity on this but it is a pretty lightweight knit to begin with and it has immediately become slightly fuzzy all over on the first day of wear, though no actual pills. Sleeves are a tad long on me but not so much I feel like folding them is necessary. Slightly longer than crop length.

Target Universal Thread Striped Puff Short Sleeve Button-Down Shirt, 10 – A cute 100% cotton girly short sleeve blouse on the sheer side. The 10 fits my shoulders and bust but is a bit too much fabric around the waist for me. I’m fine wearing it in super high waisted bottoms with substantial waistbands but I want to get it taken in slightly at the waist at some point.

Free People Tasha Thermal (google shopping tab search link) – M, I have this in various colors. This is old season Free People, although the nice thing about FP is it shows up a lot in resale. Aside from “tasha” also search “gigot sleeve” / “waffle knit”. The sleeves are honestly a bit long on me, but this waffle knit top is otherwise super easy to wear option for the puff sleeve trend. I most often wear these with jeans and the derby flats below.

Maeve eyelet ruffle wrap blouse (Anthropologie via Poshmark), 12 Petite – Wrap blouses aren’t generally my thing because they always feel a bit too serious, but the ruffles and blousey sleeves on this one are fun! I also normally don’t love items this sheer because they can just feel cheap, but with the embroidery and ruffles I like how ethereal the effect is here.

Shorts

Universal Thread High-rise Shorts, L – Loose and comfy, with an elastic waist and belt loops for flexible fit. Doesn’t seem super high quality, but fine for the price. It doesn’t stay cuffed on the back, need to add a stitch or fashion tape to hold it up.

Abercrombie Linen-blend Pull-on Shorts in Paprika Orange, M – Stretchy waist with generous pockets, and easy to dress up or down. Linen is on the soft and thin side, but these are lined.

Vintage High-waisted Pleated Denim Shorts (google shopping search filtered to used) – mine are true vintage Gitano brand. These will make your hips look wider for sure, but wow they are so much more comfortable than those skintight styles from the 00s. And with all the extra space it’s easier to tuck in oversized tees. You can find pleated styles new as well if you’re looking for a more returns-friendly option, but from what I’ve seen true vintage denim is really something else when it comes to sturdiness. Vintage sizing is often a couple numbers off from modern sizing, always check measurements!

Free People Shorty Pull-on Shorts, L in Cool Moss – A pleated front and dolphin hem adds some interest and a 70s flair to a basic high-waisted relaxed fit short. Front and back pockets. Would not recommend in the black colorway. I tried this in L in both green and black, but the black one was too small, and the fabric was SO wrinkly and weird.

Skirts

Edme & Esyllte “Field skirt” (old Anthropologie via Poshmark) – This is a very fine-waled corduroy with a lovely balance of drape and structure. I have tried this in sizes 6, 8, and 10 and the sizing is all over the place.

Anthropologie Maeve Abracadabra Knit Skirt via Poshmark, L – A knit slightly flared / A-line skirt with a repeating “abracadabra” pattern for Halloween, which is a lifestyle.

Jeans and Trousers

BDG Urban Outfitters “Drew” poplin trousers – these have an elastic waist in the back half, so they’re really comfortable! This is out of stock, but Big Bud Press sells a similar style in a ton of colors and sizing.

Madewell Petite Curvy Perfect Vintage Jean – Fitzgerald wash, 28. These fit great… pre quarantine weight gain. If you’re short, about a size 8 in pants, and have a ~10″ waist hip difference, check these out. Extended review here.

Madewell Perfect Vintage Jeans in Sumner wash, Curvy size 29 – Ideally I’d have gone with a curvy petite sizing, but this is discontinued since I gained quarantine weight. It seems to have been replaced with the Lunar wash perfect vintage jean, although the website says rise on that is about 2″ shorter. However I’ve spoken to someone who ordered a size 33 in lunar wash and they measured the rise at 14″ and not 11.5″ πŸ€”

Women’s High-Rise Vintage Straight Cropped Jeans Universal Thread – medium denim blue, 12 short. Early impression (haven’t worn em for a full day and washed yet) is that these are a solid option if you want to try out a wide leg style especially if you have fuller hips/thighs. These are closer to full length jeans on me, so I might hem them 1″ or 2″ though the full length style is growing on me. These were comfortable and surprisingly sturdy feeling for the price ($29.99) although as expected not as nice as more premium jeans I’ve tried on, and the dye/wash had some splotches around thicker parts like around the button hole. The 12 short has a waist 16.5″ across with slight stretch and is still comfortable with a thick sweater tucked in like pictured for me. The fabric is a reasonable weight for the cut and doesn’t come off as flappy like it can if the denim is too heavy or thin.

Women’s Mid-Rise Straight Acid Wash Jeans Who What Wear (out of stock)– black, size 12.

Inseam is true to description at 26.5″ and the front rise is 13″, and the tag said “high rise” so I think the website misnamed it as mid-rise.

The fabric is quite thin and would be nice for warmer weather. Not a pair I’d expect to last a long time if they’re going to be a workhorse item in your closet. But for a $30 pair of jeans I’m not mad, and I don’t expect to wear these more than once a week and I do like th

e resulting softer drape from the thinner fabric.

Loungewear, Underwear, & Activewear

Gap Vintage Soft Classic Joggers – Olive Green, S. I got these in a regular length and they’re a proper full length on me. These didn’t like, blow me away with their quality (slightly on the thin side, some pilling around the crotch after only a few wears) but they are solid for the price, and I’m happy with the fit and color.

Jockey Generation Women’s Slip Short, M – No more thigh chafe! I like that these are 90% nylon, 7% Spandex, 3% Cotton. These are slightly sheer, it’s closer to wearing shorts length tights than bike shorts.

Aerie OFFLINE Seamless Sports Bra, M – I have two of these and if they ever restock the mediums I’ll probably buy another. My favorite sports bra, comfortable and support for light and medium exercise (wouldn’t recommend for running/jump rope) and I like that it’s longline and high neck so I also wear it as a top.

Aerie Sunnie Lace Bralette, M – I have this in a few colors and is my go-to bra. Just the right blend of comfort, cuteness, and coverage (there are removable pads). I’m pushing the upper end of 32DD and I’d say that’s the largest size I’d recommend for the medium.

Free People Moondust Cardi, S in Sea Glass – Faeriecore loungewear at its finest! A super fun and comfortable zip hoodie with a fluttery handkerchief hem finish. I haven’t actually washed mine yet so I can’t speak to how well it holds up in the wash.

Target Universal Thread High-rise Lounge Pants, L – 77% cotton 23% linen lightweight pants with a drawstring and side pockets with a luxe floral print. Not my main style, but I liked the print and it matches my living room decor πŸ˜› These fit my hips comfortably but I have to cinch quite a bit at the waist, which does make it puff out slightly at the hips, but I don’t mind. Comes right to the top of my feet uncuffed, and the print folds under enough you can cuff it once and still have a clean look.