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📏 Sizing: I’m 5’1″ and most often fit US size 8 clothing, 32DD bras, and US 7.5 or 8 shoes. My true waist measurement is 30-31″ but I find that most often I’ll prefer the fit of items listed as for a size 29″ waist, I guess because bodies are squishy.
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🌼 Yes, most of my wardrobe is from Free People. No, they don’t actively sponsor me, their style just fits my “crunchy casual/girly granola” aesthetic and I tend to like the fabrics they use.
(Or at least, available in some colorway as of last page update in July 2022)
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Free People “Get Obsessed Dress“ size S – This super comfortable textured stretchy cotton dress is easy to dress up or down and has a luxuriously full skirt, gloriously giant sleeves, and side pockets. This has a deep keyhole back so I usually pair it with a cute bralette. I have this in several colors (taupe, black, turquoise, and orange)
Madewell “Perfect Vintage Jeans” curvy petite sizing – These are my holy grail mom jean in terms of fit because they make the curvy line in petite sizing. They do run large, you probably want at 1-2 sizes down from what you’d expect your size to be from measurements. I bought mine in “sumner wash” (below) size 28 which seems to have been renamed “lunar wash”. It’s got more stretch than some of the other washes in this style so it’s comfortable enough I’d wear it on a flight despite the very high rise. I also have these in the light blue waist 27 in “Fitzgerald” wash (above) which has no stretch and ran slightly larger and takes a couple of wears to settle into shape.
We the Free (Free People) “Perfect Tee” size M in Sweet Violet – Comfy lightweight cropped tee. It’s got some reverse seam details so you might want to skip this if you don’t like the “is your shirt inside out?” vibe, but I like the visual interest it adds. Haven’t had any issues with the raw hem unraveling and I like that it’s actually cropped on me.
Free People “Easy to Love Long Sleeve” top M/L – My go-to long sleeve when I want something fitted and casual. I have this in black, “jacaranda flame” (lilac), and “Moroccan blue” (blue-violet). I love the slightly more angled scoop neck and the slight frills added by the lettuce trim. Comfortable enough to sleep in! Note: this top will really hug you so if you want a super smooth silhouette you’ll need to go braless or opt for pasties (most of the time I just accept a few lumps and bumps).
Free People “Hot Shot Onesie” (solid and print) size S – I basically live in these at home when it’s too cold for summery dresses. Perfectly comfortable for loungewear but also cute enough to pop outside in. You’ll want to pair a sports bra or bralette with as it’s too low cut to wear on its own, but on the other hand they layer easily over thicker shirts as well. The printed one seems to run slightly shorter than the solid colors, and also stays cuffed more consistently.
Fjallraven Kanken Sling Bag in lavender – Perfect size if you need to carry keys, phone, wallet, sunglasses, and a few other small items, and I like that the main compartment is divided into two sections accessible from separate zippers.
Baggu Nylon tote bags – Lightweight, machine washable (dye sometimes bleeds at first, so wash them separately the first time), and they come in the happiest colorful prints. I most often use these in the standard size, which conveniently I can hold at my side without it dragging on the floor. The extra large and small sizes are also in rotation.
Birkenstock EVA Arizona sandal in purple fog, size EU 38 – These are my house slippers but they still make an appearance on my outfit photos every now and then! I 100% recommend these if you’re looking for a waterproof slip-on shoe for home or the pool. Mine are still in great shape after a couple of months of daily wear in the apartment.
Free People “I’m Still Obsessed Dress” size S – The sleeveless version of the “Get Obsessed” dress. This has really deep armholes so it’s a great dress for layering. I like wearing it over a cute sports bra or bralette when it’s warm or over a mock neck or thin sweater when it’s colder. I have this in muted turquoise (“aqua haze”), pale green (“tender fern”), rust (“petrichor”), and black.
Free People “Oasis Midi Dress” size S – A lightweight cotton dress you can take a nap, do a grocery run, or attend an event in! The ruched bodice creates a very forgiving and flexible fit and the puff sleeves can be worn up or off-the-shoulder. The skirt has two layers for nice fullness and I LOVE the whimsical jingle bell detail on the front ties. I like to wear this with Converse high top sneakers or colorful sandals and a baseball cap for a casual look, or combat boots for a little more of a grunge vibe. I have this in black, muted turquoise, lavender, and yellow. Definitely at “collection” level, but when it’s warm enough I will happily wear these as pajamas/loungewear since they’re machine washable cotton so they get their use.
Universal Thread Super-high Rise Corduroy Jeans size 6ish – These are a cropped style but perfect as full length on me off-the-rack. The QC on the sizing of these is pretty terrible as I’ve definitely had ones of different sizes have the same waist but different hips sizing etc so you may need to try a few pairs to find the right fit, but overall they run small. I have these in turquoise and brown.
Free People “Dolman Quilted Knit Jacket” size XS in “lavender dust” – My go-to jacket! Runs very large and the XS is still slouchy enough to layer over pretty much anything and the weight of the quilting is comforting but not tiring to wear. The dolman sleeve feels less sloppy than a dropped shoulder cut. FYI: I got this one from Poshmark and I think this one was a 2019 release, but more recent reviews seem to indicate the material has changed or it may vary significantly between colorways, but the cut seems to be the same so I’d say it’s worth checking out if the style is appealing.
Dr Marten’s “Leona” combat boot, US women’s size 7 – I have these in a now-discontinued color (“bone”, which I wear more frequently) as well as the classic black. I was already used to wearing the classic 1460 boots before I got these, and I found that these had no break-in period. Despite the overall height from the platform, I find these easy to walk in because the actual heel drop is short. I love that the style in general is practical enough to work in utilitarian outfits, but has enough feminine details they also vibe with dresses.
Free People “Under It All” Mesh Bodysuit size M – Ruched mock neck bodysuit that comes in a variety of colors. The ruching is particularly great because there’s room for longer torsos but it doesn’t look sloppy on shorter torsos. I usually wear this layered under a sleeveless dress or a cropped tank.
Free People “Before Sunset Mesh Long Sleeve” size M in sage – A basic crewneck on the more opaque end of mesh tees. I like that the sleeve cuffs are relatively sturdy since they’re longer and double layered.
Converse Chuck 70 high top sneakers US women’s 7.5 in parchment – When I want a low-profile shoe, this is my go-to! I much prefer the Chuck 70 line to the regular as it doesn’t fall apart nearly as fast.
Birkenstock Arizona Vegan Iridescent Rose Sandal – A fun take on the classic Arizona style that brings in a bit of color while still reading relatively neutral. Note that these are microfiber and not leather.
Secondhand and old season purchases
For brand/sizing reference or in case you want to search a resale site by the product name.
Melissa Official x Lazy Oaf “Kick Off Platform Sandals” size 8 – The perfect statement sandal! The daisies add a pop of whimsy and contrast color but the overall neutral palette makes them easy to wear with a lot of styles. Plain platform sandals are part of Melissa Official’s core line, but the daisy version was a limited edition. Heads up that these are heavily scented with an artificial fruit smell, but it will dissipate after a couple of days of airing out the shoes. I find these comfortable for walking as long as it’s not too hot out because prolonged walking with sweat makes them squeak and chafe. The climate here is really mild so I’m able to wear them most of the year, but TBH I would not recommend these if you live somewhere with humid summers.
Samantha Pleet Illuminated Bodysuit size M – A stretch cotton mock neck bodysuit with slight puff sleeves and the coolest print inspired by the unicorn tapestry at The Met. This one dresses up and down easily. SP regularly releases garments in the “illuminated” unicorn print usually in the fall/winter, but exact cuts vary.
Urban Outfitters “Rooftop Constellations” Dress, size L – A velour slip dress with a celestial print that looks cute layered over a fitted long sleeve tee or by itself. Runs a bit small, pretty typically of UO sizing. The cut of the bust on this is not the most flattering if you aren’t relatively flat, but it isn’t uncomfortable as the back of the bodice is smocked. For similar, search for v neck celestial/star moon/astrology/space print midi length slip dress.
Handmade patchwork oversized cardigan – A truly spectacular specimen of knitwear that I purchased via prairiedust vintage on Poshmark (they carry a lot of cool sweaters). I think this was made from a pattern meant for specific yarn because someone else mentioned to me they found the same cardigan but with a ‘handmade by ___’ tag and different buttons while thrifting. For similar, search for patchwork/sampler/colorblock cardigans on eBay, Poshmark, and other resellers.
Free People “Carmen Chain Clutch” crossbody bag (pictured above with the patchwork cardigan) – Faux leather cinched bag that came with an interchangeåble chunky gold chain handbag strap and a regular crossbody strap. For similar, search for leather / faux leather crossbody bucket bag or drawstring bag.
Free People “Put a Stripe On It” bodysuit size L – I purchased one from Poshmark and picked out the pinch-front ruching with a seam ripper to make it less busty looking. Super comfortable and I like that it’s a playful print but the fitted cut and neckline is a little more mature.
Free People “Wildflowers Cardi” S and M (I got two off of Poshmark and switch between them depending on how long/fitted I want it to sit) – I pretty much always wear this layered over a mesh long sleeve top. I love interesting crochet and knit pieces but a lot of times I don’t want to fuss with a full on sweater, and this tank/vest is a more lightweight way to scratch that itch.
Teva women’s Terra Fi 5 sandals size 8 – These are one of Teva’s lines that have a rubber sole with more intense tread meant for hiking, rather than the more casual foam soled styles. The celestial print seems to have been a limited run, If you’re mainly after the design and not hardcore traction, they seem to occasionally produce other styles with the “sun and moon insignia” print.
Free People “Maddie” denim midi skirt size 31 – This seems to run small, but the denim is very stretchy. I’m also able to fit into a 29 and move comfortably but there’s more pulling across the hips. For similar, search for a high waisted midi length denim pencil skirt with stretch.