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EXPRESS for the Petite Babe

by Komal Patel
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I am getting all the winter feels right now, especially with all my new winter clothes!

I did DAMAGE at Express a few weeks ago and I got so many fun pieces ON.THE.CHEAP.

I got this super cute cold shoulder long sleeve top even though it’s freezing in Boston (20 degrees today).

I am V into it!

I know I have talked about Express leggings quite a bit, but hey, when you find a good product you stick with it!

I got my second pair of standard black leggings, a pair of red leggings with cut outs on the bottom and a pair of cotton grey ones.

The cotton ones are def one of my favorite pairs. They remind me of a combination of sweat pants and leggings.

Foldover Brushed Leggings

Honestly, if I was able to get away with wearing sweatpants on the reg….well, you would never see me change.

I was on a major sweater hunt since I don’t really own any….

When I moved to San Diego a few years back I re-did my whole wardrobe, getting rid of all my chunky knit sweaters and over-sized jackets.

Needless to say, that was a big mistake. Fast forward 3 years and a move back to Boston, I have been left shivering.

Sometimes I feel like shopping is such a process, you know?

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE getting new clothes. There is something about new clothes that has your chest puffed up a little higher and an ear to ear grin. It’s just the “finding stuff” part that sucks. 

New clothes give me an unspoken confidence, plus its nice not have the same outfit on in several pictures in a row.

It got to a point this summer that every picture I was tagged in on Facebook I was wearing this long, blue, boho style dress.

Legit. Every picture was the same, and yes, all the pictures were taken different days.

I am not saying not to outfit –repeat…..I mean, who can afford to do that realistically? All I want to diversify my looks. So, when I went to Express I was on a mission to find a few different sweaters that I could pair nicely with a pair of new jeans and several leggings that I wear on rotation.


Shaker Knit Wedge 

Shaker Knit Wedge

Cowl Neck Sweater 

Cowl Neck Sweater

Chenille Cold Shoulder Sweater 

Cold Shoulder Sweater

The other thing I love about Express, besides being affordable, is that they carry petite sizes!

I am so sick of hearing that I am “so lucky” to be “petite.”

Listen up people. It is SO hard to shop for adult style clothes when you are 5ft.

I often end up shopping in the juniors section most of the time. I am 29 and would like to dress my age. Fashionable, but looking like a 29 year old.

You can buy jeans in ‘short’ at Express and they carry XS sizes of shirts and sweaters.

I got a pair of the skinny grey jeans, and they fit perfectly around the ankle and no hemming was necessary! Not to mention they look great with a pair of cute booties.

Skinny Gray Jeans

Thank you Express!

So I just get a haul in of Kourtney Kardashian’s new line, Pretty Little Things, which I am obsessed with!!

I will be sharing my thoughts on the line in a few weeks.

That’s all for now.



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This post is not sponsored by Express, all opinions are my own. I just love them! 

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Angie D. Hills December 15, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Love switching seasons & getting new clothes! I don’t like the cold much – but I love all the warm comfy clothes like the ones you’ve shared.

Komal Patel December 15, 2017 - 4:17 pm

It is frigid here…..i am slowly going to have to get used to it.

Monique Elise December 15, 2017 - 1:16 pm

I loveeee sweaters! And yes I agree shoppingbis such a process! A never ending cycle. I think you got some really good pieces that will carry over well into the next couple years.

Komal Patel December 15, 2017 - 4:17 pm

Thanks Girl! Would you say you are more of an online shopper?

Nik G. December 15, 2017 - 1:55 pm

You got some good stuff! I’m nowhere near petite (I’m 5’9), but I can still appreciate a great pair of leggings with cute sweaters!


Komal Patel December 15, 2017 - 4:17 pm

They have stuff in extra long too!

Bea December 15, 2017 - 4:44 pm

I love a shop that has petite section I am 5.1 and it’s a struggle! All my pants are on the floor 🙂 I finally find a bunch of brands that have good sizes and Express sounds amazing! Will check them out!

Komal Patel December 15, 2017 - 6:53 pm

Yes! Check them out. Finally jeans i don’t have to hem!

Joanna December 15, 2017 - 8:40 pm

I haven’t wore a knitted in jumper in years… I am not a fan of heavy jumpers, I usually just wear a tshirt and a coat on top. But then again, where I live is not that cold. It’s great that you have found a shop where they do your size.

Cle December 15, 2017 - 9:03 pm

Really like the skinny grey jeans and the fact you don’t need to to hem them!

Natalie December 15, 2017 - 9:08 pm

I love Express petites too and they have been killin it with the sweater game (esp at 50% off lately!) These leggings def look like something I need! Stay warm out there! 🙂

xoxo, Nat

Beatriz Adrianna December 16, 2017 - 2:25 am

These outfits are amazing! Love how they came out with great clothes for petites.
xx Beatriz Adrianna

Agnes Vazhure December 16, 2017 - 11:14 am

I love that express legging it looks so cozy and perfect for winter season. You got some good stuff girl that perfect for winter season.

Thena Franssen December 16, 2017 - 6:49 pm

It is so important to find a place that fits the size needs. I always need longs and talls, and I can’t find them anywhere!

Nina December 16, 2017 - 8:59 pm

I’m 30 and I love leggings. They’re my favorite thing to lounge around in in the house. These ones look fantastic!

Ariel December 16, 2017 - 10:58 pm

I definitely feel your pain on having a hard time shopping for clothes your size. I’m just an inch taller than you and I obviously haven’t grown into my adult body yet because I can’t fit into women’s clothes. I fear I’m always going to have to buy from the juniors department. Great article!

Vasundhra December 17, 2017 - 12:09 am

It is freezing outside and these sweaters are great for staying warm this season. Every item on this list is stylish and comfy!

Amber S. December 17, 2017 - 2:28 am

So many lovely pieces! I love leggings as well, but as a “chunkier” girl, I have to be careful about how I wear them! The Express leggings look so well made; I’m excited to try a pair. I also love that cold shoulder sweater!

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Shell December 17, 2017 - 3:04 am

I love all these adorable and cute clothes!!! I’m somewhat short 5 foot and have trouble finding things that fit me right.

corinne & kirsty December 17, 2017 - 2:41 pm

I am not petite but I could defo give in to some of these goodies! Loving all the jumpers!

Evelina December 17, 2017 - 2:47 pm

I am so glad to see that there are more and more shops introducing petite, tall and curve (plus sizes) lines. This is definitely the way forward! I absolutely love your picks so cute and cosy! Perfect weekend wear.

Kayla December 17, 2017 - 3:26 pm

I’m not petite, but I do love Express! I’m so happy that more retailers are carrying more sizes!! Oh, and the sweaters you picked are so cute!!

xo Kayla

Sneha December 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm

Awesome collection of sweaters which you can pair with your skinny jeans. I love cold because I can wear any coat over my every day top and no one will notice that I am wearing my old top.

thisisiliana December 17, 2017 - 6:18 pm

These are all great finds, babes! The chunky sweaters are so chic and cozy! Can’t wait to see what comes in from PLT!

Ellie Plummer December 17, 2017 - 8:26 pm

This is a great collection. I love those sweatpants and jumpers, I may have to try Express out.

Christine Kong December 18, 2017 - 12:49 am

These are all such cute pieces. Express has some amazing deals especially during the holiday season. I scored some party dresses for under $50! Leggings are a must for cold temps and just to lounge around. Love these pair! Thanks for sharing your finds! Xoxo, Christine

Komal Patel December 18, 2017 - 9:22 pm

That’s an awesome find! Their nye line looks like a lot of fun!

Jagriti Roy December 18, 2017 - 3:11 am

I love sweat pants. They not only provides wormth in this winter but also adds up comfort level..

Candy Rachelle December 18, 2017 - 4:57 am

Those stuffs are so cute! Petite babes will surely love this! I like that sweat pants, hope it suits me.

Aimara December 18, 2017 - 11:06 pm

Express is the best! I love them too 🙂
Love all your picks 🙂


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