How I Find the Right Jeans as a Petite Girl

Hello everyone! I recently got a question on where I get my jeans from and if I have any shopping tips for other petite gals! So here is a dedicated post on my own personal strategies on jean shopping and where my favorites are from!

TIP #1: Know your measurements. In other words, your inseam.

It’s important that when you’re shopping for jeans or for anything in that matter, that you know your measurements and size. Your inseam is important when it comes to finding jeans in the right length. The inseam is the measurement from the crotch to the bottom of the leg. A lot of times, the tag will let you know the inseam and it’s especially important if you’re going to try to shop for jeans online, since you can’t really try them on right away. I know mine is approximately 27 inches and I’m around 4’11″/ 5′ tall.

TIP #2: Find a brand or store that offers petite sizes

This is probably the first step you should take so that you don’t waste time shopping in stores that don’t even offer shorter lengths. I am guilty of searching and searching for hours only to find that most of the places I looked don’t even have petite sizes. My recommendations are Topshop, American Eagle, Asos, and GAP. I know more high end brands like Paige and Citizens of Humanity also carry petite jeans. I tend to stick with more affordable options because I haven’t gotten the courage to expand my budget just yet.

TIP #3: Buy Cropped Jeans

If finding petite sizes fails, another tip I have is to buy regular cropped jeans. I find that these land right around my ankles which is perfect. My inseam is around 27 inches so I find that a lot of cropped jeans are around that length. Getting a pair of cropped jeans and just wearing them as regular jeans saves you time from going to the tailor and I love saving time and money! 🙂

TIP#4: Get a good tailor

Oftentimes, your shopping experience will be unsuccessful with finding the perfect pair of jeans. In times like these, you need to find yourself a great tailor that can help alter your clothes. When I buy a pair of jeans that I really really like but they are completely way too long for me, I take them to my trusty lady and she works her magic on them!

Below are some of my outfits in a few of my favorite jeans. I’ll list where I got each of them from underneath the pictures and show some really good ones I found online for you to shop!

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Light blue jeggings with ripped knees from American Eagle.

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Blue Leigh jeans with knee slits from Topshop

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Distressed black boyfriend jeans from Zara

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Light blue jeans with ripped knees from American Eagle

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Black distressed jeans with thigh slits from Asos

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Distressed boyfriend jeans from Tobi

Below are some options you can shop from!

Good luck with shopping! 🙂

Fringed Shirt and Blazer

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I decided to create a more everyday look using this blazer again since it’s super comfortable and easy to wear! I ran around on a Saturday grabbing some pastries and breakfast, so I wore one of my favorite shirts, the blazer, ripped jeans, and pointy toe flats. I looked somewhat put together yet still casual!

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OUTFIT
White Fringed Blouse (Similar HERE)| Heather Grey Blazer (Similar HERE)| Jeans with Ripped Knees| Pointed Toe Flats (Similar HERE)| Black Bucket Bag

Grey Skater Dress, Blazer, and Strappy Heels

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For my birthday, my boyfriend took me to dinner at Bazaar By Jose Andres. It’s a Spanish style tapas restaurant that I had been wanting to go to for a while but we kept putting it in the back burner until now. This outfit was one of the options for dinner since the atmosphere was a very fancy and sophisticated feel. Needless to say, I didn’t end up wearing this but I did take a few pictures of it! I was mostly because it’s been cold in the evenings so I wasn’t sure about bearing my legs that night.

I don’t often get dressed up but it was nice wearing a dress and strappy heels for a little bit. I purchased this dress from Missguided a while ago because I felt like I could wear this anywhere. It could easily be used for a nicer occasion or dressed down for an everyday look! For one of my dinner outfit options, I threw my blazer over it and paired it with my black lace up strappy heels.

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OUTFIT

Grey Skater Dress| Black Strappy heels| Heathered Blazer (Similar HERE)

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White and Blue Ruffle Blouse

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I have been loving ruffled sleeves lately and this blouse from Shein is absolutely darling! I also love the white with chambray blue sleeves, such a pretty color palette! It was particularly warm that day so this was such a comfortable and casual piece to simply throw on for the day. The boyfriend and I are going on a big trip during December so we have been trying to make sure we get everything done before then. From getting our Visas to International Driving Permits, it’s been a whirlwind! Can’t wait to show you guys our travel pictures! But gotta go on the trip first!

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OUTFIT

White and Blue Ruffled Shirt| Jeans|  Tasseled Crossbody Bag (Similar HERE)

*Special thanks to Shein for this blouse to add to my ruffle addiction! 🙂

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Slouchy Cardigan and Slip Dress

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I have been loving the cool weather lately and whipping out my cozy knit sweaters and cardigans! It’s not going to get cold in LA or anything so it still allows me to wear a dress. I love pairing a slip dress with an oversized sweater for a relaxed yet feminine look. I recently purchased both the dress and sweater with the idea to pair them together and I loved how it turned out! The family and I went to pig out at Smorgasburg LA on a gloomy day, so this was the perfect outfit for that!

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OUTFIT
Slip dress| Slouchy Cardigan| Black Mules (Similar HERE)| Tasseled Crossbody Purse (Similar HERE)

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Leather Jacket and Long Sleeve Jersey Dress

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Because it doesn’t really get way too cold here in LA, I can still get away with wearing dress during Fall and Winter. Just as long as I throw a sweater or jacket over it. Here, I wore a simple long sleeved sweater dress from Old Navy with my black leather jacket from Zara. I kept it pretty casual with a pair of white sneakers but if you want to dress it up, you can always throw on heeled booties or heels. My dress is very basic and simple that it can be worn in a lot of different ways but I wanted to add a little edginess to it by pairing it with a leather jacket.

What do you think?

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OUTFIT

Black Faux Leather Jacket (Similar HERE and HERE)| Walnut Long Sleeve Jersey Dress| Tassel Crossbody Purse (Similar HERE)| Sneakers|

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Happy Halloween!

I normally don’t dress up for Halloween or do anything special because we never find anything we want to attend and I get lazy, so staying home and passing out candy is usually what I end up doing. This year, my coworker invited us to her annual Halloween shindig so it was up to us to come up with a couples costume. We played around with the idea of Gomez and Morticia from the Addams Family but we wanted to try to dress up in something with pieces we either already had in our closets or would wear again. After weeks of contemplation, it came to me! We loved Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ so dressing up as Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop.

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The boyfriend got the khaki button up and shorts in the clearance rack in two stores, the raccoon hat and scarf from Amazon, and I made him his patches/buttons.

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I had to find a pink dress with a white collar and didn’t have any luck finding one that I could possibly wear again. I found a bunch on Amazon but those were only for costume purposes, so I wanted to find another option. I stumbled on this one on Asos (on sale as well) and figured I would wear it again, so I just bought it! 🙂 The binoculars are toy ones from Amazon and I had everything else in my closet to finish up the outfit!

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Foodie Friday

DELUCA’S ITALIAN DELI in Glendale, CA

The boyfriend and I were shopping around the Americana on Brand one afternoon and I really needed sustenance for all of the walking around, so we stumbled on this Italian deli smackdab in the middle of the shopping area and decided to give it a try! We each got a sandwich- he got a porchetta panini and I got a baguette with mortadella and fresh mozzarella. Add on a side of soup and a bottle of Pellegrino and our meal is complete! I really really liked my sandwich and thought it really hit the spot. Definitely gave me the energy I needed to continue walking and head onto the next activity!

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WINSOME in Echo Park, Los Angeles

I’ve been here for brunch before and loved it so when my friend said he wanted to go here for a birthday lunch, I was more than happy to join! I grabbed myself a small coffee and we ordered several dishes to share. The food is so colorful, fresh, and super yummy that I can’t really describe everything, so I’m just going to keep it short and sweet and just tell you guys that you need to go try it for yourself!

They have great drinks both non-alcoholic and alcoholic. Since I don’t drink alcohol, I’ve had the horchata and coffee, both of which were delicious! I also recommend their potato chips and salmon rosti.

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AMAZEBOWLS at Smorgasburg LA

This was my second time at Smorgasburg in DTLA and I think I may have eaten more this time around. I went with the family and everyone got different things to share. It was like Thanksgiving, street food style. A cornucopia of delicious items! Didn’t really get to take a picture of everything we ate except this beautifully made Acai bowl from Amazebowls. It was really refreshing and I love that they put it in a coconut and added little edible flowers on it.

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Grey Off Shoulder Blouse For a Sick Day

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I have recently got over a pretty stubborn cold and I remember feeling horrible the day I took these outfit pictures, but I kept my composure and got in some decent shots! I rarely get sick and the last time I was this sick was almost 3 years ago! I guess it was about time anyways, right?

Well, the boyfriend took me out to grab a delicious bowl of ramen to make me feel better. It was warm that day so wrapping myself up in a sweater and scarf just didn’t make any sense, so I made sure to throw on a cute outfit and try to beat this nasty cold! I wore this cute off shoulder grey blouse with a layered detail with a pair of some of my favorite ripped jeans and sandals. Take that, Cold! 🙂

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OUTFIT

Grey Off Shoulder Blouse| Ripped Jeans (Similar HERE)| Taupe Tassel Clutch|

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