I talked about my Canadian Black Friday purchases in Part 1 of this post. Now in Part 2, I’ll give a rundown of what I bought south of the border. For Canadian petites, for whom cross-border shopping is often a matter of necessity, not luxury, it can be the only time of year when prices… Read More In with the new: Black Friday 2017 Part 2
It’s that most wonderful time of the year: Holiday party time! As our calendars fill up with office parties, family parties, and New Year’s blowouts, I thought it was timely to do a post about petite-friendly holiday dress shopping. It can be tricky to find just the right holiday dress. You have to consider the… Read More Holiday dresses for petites
Here in Canada, Black Friday never used to be a thing. But it is now. We’ve gotten into the habit of demanding deals from our local retailers to rival those found south of the border at this time of year, to the point where “vendredi fou” (as it’s been dubbed here in Quebec) is actually… Read More In with the new: Black Friday 2017 Part 1
With Black Friday sales in full swing, it’s that time of year when I actually venture online and shop the sales to purchase some new clothes. It was time to make way for the new by cleaning out some of the old. Yep, this weekend I did the dreaded closet clean. I’m not a pack… Read More Out with the old: Closet cleaning tips for petites
The world of fit modelling is a mystery to most people outside the industry. Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about it, and what it means for petites trying to find clothing in our size. First, what is a fit model, anyway? Designers love to showcase their clothes on glamorous, tall, thin runway… Read More Fit model proportions: Who are clothes made for?
Yesterday, I crossed the finish line of my first-ever 10K race. To some people, that may sound like no big deal. After all, marathon runners, triathletes, distance runners accomplish far more impressive feats every day. But for me — a petite, klutzy, nonathletic 37-year-old woman, this was a real accomplishment. Until a couple of years… Read More Petite Couch Poire to 10K: Becoming a runner in my 30s
Raise your hand if you enjoy starting your morning commute by getting thwacked in the face with a backpack. Didn’t think so. Me neither. Being petite on public transit is rarely fun. I’m shorter than most of my fellow commuters. This means that, at rush hour, I’m crammed into a crowded metro train standing roughly… Read More Hey, tall dudes: take those backpacks off in the metro
Ahhh, wrap dresses. Seemingly the best friend of every fashion blogger or advice columnist, and simultaneously the worst enemy of every woman who’s tried to put them into practice. Since the wrap dress was invented by designer Diane von Furstenberg in the 1970s, the wrap dress has inspired a love-it-or-hate-it controversy. More than four decades… Read More The faux-wrap dress
Travel is my passion. I’ve been lucky enough to have set foot in over 50 countries, and I can tell you that one of the best things about travel is that anyone can do it. Tall, short, fat, thin, young, old; it doesn’t matter as long as you’re out there in the world, exploring and… Read More 10 travel tips for petites
We short people face discrimination in virtually every walk of life, from employment to shopping to dating. But, in this era of shrinking seats, airline travel is generally assumed to be the one shining exception. Unlike tall passengers, who are crammed into tiny seats with their knees up to their elbows, we petites can luxuriate… Read More Flying while petite: Is it really an advantage?