Sunday, April 3, 2011

Online Boutique:

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Today, I’d like to introduce you guys to an online store called J.E.M. Apparel. It is an online boutique that offers a wide range of product lines. The owner – Jenny Maurk has a passion for affordable and timeless clothing and accessories.

What I am wearing:
Skirt: BB Dakota - size 2 c/o J.E.M. Apparel (buy here or small sizes here)
Blouse: F21 Silk Georgette Blouse - size XS (buy it here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Leather Pump (buy them here)
Store overview:
• J.E.M. Apparel offers a wide range of brands - some of which I am familiar with and some brands that I haven't had a chance to try yet.
• Prices are very affordable. I believe most of the items are $50.00 or less. New items are added frequently.
• J.E.M. Apparel offers a $7 flat rate fee on all standard shipments via UPS Ground service.
• Every order comes with a prepaid label for free return. Please click here to see a full return/exchange policy.

One of the brands that J.E.M. Apparel carries is BB Dakota. BB Dakota recently has become a favorite clothing brand within the petite community. I am thrilled that Jenny let me pick out an item for the review. I decided to give the Jack by BB Dakota stripped pocket skirt a try. I’d like to point out that Jenny really takes time to do the job right. She asked for my measurements to ensure the skirt will fit me. The skirt came in just a few days later in a pretty wrapped package.

As we all know, BB Dakota sizing is very petite-friendly. The skirt I am wearing is a size 2. I believe the smallest size available is a size 0. Size 2 fits me perfectly. There is no waist gap at all and the length is also great for my height. The material is 100% polyester and fully lined. The skirt is very versatile. It can be worn dressed up or dressed down. I can picture myself wearing this skirt with a black or white tank top and sandals in the summer. I don’t have anything similar to this skirt in my closet. It’s now one of my favorite skirts to wear.

J.E.M. Apparel kindly offers a discount code for readers of From now until May 30th, use code “PETITEJEM15” for 15% off all purchases. I am always on the lookout for new places to shop. I hope you’ll have a chance to check it out and take advantage of this promotion.

Disclosure: I received this skirt courtesy of J.E.M. Apparel. As always, my reviews are my personal opinion. I will not be compensated for posting this review on my blog.



Great photos Sydney! And the outfit combo looks fantastic on you!


Loving that skirt & shirt. Thanks for the new shopping site too. Always on the lookout for affordable & stylish clothes.

Really Petite the b/w photos! Thx for letting us know about this company- never heard of them:-)

The Little Dust Princess

I like the b&w photos and your new blog header! The skirt is really pretty.. I love stripes : )

John B. Marine

Absolute cutie! You look amazing. Your beauty is in full color even with these monochromatic pictures.


The skirt is lovely and I absolutely love these black and white photos, and your new blog design. Have a great week, Sydney~

Natasha xoxo

Love that skirt! nautical ;)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog


you look like a real model! I love the whole ensemble on you! Will check out that store online and probbly make use of that discount promo soon! ;-) Thanks!

Love your new blog design!


I'm liking the new colors on the blog. Very nice border. The skirt is very pretty - you styled it nicely here by playing up the feminine side. Thank you for the e-mail to Petite Legs - I really appreciate it. :)

The Girlie Blog

You look absolutely adorable in this outfit! Love the black and white photo.


Nice pick in the skirt, I've only tried a BB Dakota jacket but now I'm curious about their skirt sizing, since the Groton skirt worked out for Jean and now this one for you. Btw I really like the AT perfect pumps on you!


this BB Dakota skirt is so lovely on you!! i've actually been looking for a striped skirt for awhile now and love how this one looks on you! it's definitely a wonderful skirt for summer.

oh, and i love the new blog banner!

cute & little


So pretty! :) I love that style on you (and I like the different B&W photos) - looks lovely to wear on a nice casual day :)

San Jose Love

I just checked out the site. The clothes are very cute and affordable. The skirts are very cute.


That is gorgeous! You look beautiful Sydney, the skirt is perfect on you!


Sydney, you look gorgeous in these photos. The skirt is the perfect length and the right amount of poofiness. Thank you for sharing this store with us!

PS - I actually went to your page yesterday and saw broken image links. I knew you must've been switching over to a new layout. I like it!


This looks like a fun skirt! May I ask what color it is? Looks like black and white but I can't be sure since the pix are also b/w. :)


I love j.e.m. apparel!


That skirt has a great amount of volume for your size and frame! The pictures are gorgeous too, so model-esque. Thanks for introducing us to JEM, I never heard of them before.


Oh how much I love your outfit, it's beautiful!!


I just spend quite some time browsing their site! THanks for sharing, Sydney.

BBdakota really has made it's rounds on the petite blogosphere lately, for good reason. Although it's a juniors brand, some of their stuff looks nice and grownup, like this pretty skirt you chose. I like how JEM lists out the exact measurements for all sizes. i wonder why they chose not to carry 0 for this skirt? Maybe it runs so small they thought no one would buy it?

Either way, you look beautiful. Crisp, classic look!



I love these stripes on you...very unique!

Thanks for exposing us to another online shop! :)


This is such a gorgeous skirt on you! I love the stripes and the silhouette - so fresh and warm weather appropriate!

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