8 Great Finds From Nordstrom Racks For Petite Fashion On A Budget

Do you guys have a favorite place to shop? I mean, to be honest, I usually stick to shopping in the juniors section of most department stores unless I am looking for something particularly adult for a business meeting. It saves you money and the clothes just tend to fit better. However, there comes a moment when you stumble upon a gem of a store that makes you think, hey, maybe you can shop among the big kid’s sizes for once. Nordstrom Racks petite section is a game changer and you’ll be over the moon obsessed. Their petite section will seriously help you up your fashion game, from killer jackets to shoes that are ready to slay the sidewalk. Talk about a great place to find fashion on a budget.

Walking into Nordstrom Rack, maybe you are a little unsure what to expect. Maybe you’ve never really had great success with Nordstroms, so you aren’t sure that Rack was going to get my fashion juices going. Nowadays I have to remind myself not to stop by the one that is between my office and my house because I will spend every cent of hard earned money. Nordstrom Rack will help you find great petite fashion on a budget which makes sure you can feel fresh and fabulous always.

Great Find For Fashion On A Budget

fashion on a budget- leather jacket

BlankNYC Leather Jacket might be outside of your comfort zone, but its so much more than just a basic leather jacket. With asymmetric details and zippers, this jacket is beautifully edgy. However, the best part of this jacket is the slight shoulder pads that help give it a dynamite shape. Or perhaps the best part is the fact that the sleeves aren’t too long, or that its snug for a perfect hourglass shape, or that the faux leather is soft and easy to wear with everything from leggings to jeans to dresses. All of these little details plus the price will make you fall head over heels in love with this jacket.

fashion on a budget- Over The Knee Boots

If anyone ever tells you that petite women can’t wear over the knee boots please put on your favorite pair and stomp right over them looking fierce. Thanks to the fact that Nordstrom Rack has adult shoes going all the way down to a 4, it’s easy to find the best shoes for the smallest feet. Over-the-knee boots are something you need to add to your wardrobe this year and trust me you’ll love them. No matter how petite you are, finding the right pair of over the knee boots can be a struggle but once you do, they are a great versatile piece you can pair with leggings, jeans, and dresses.

Nordstrom Rack Petite Section

As much fun as it is to be able to wear all the fun stuff we want, sometimes we have to dress up and go to work. Having a great blazer to fit your petite frame will go a long way in sprucing up your wardrobe. Finding a good one might have been tough but when you find one in the petite sections at Nordstrom Rack that not only fits really well but is stylish you will be ready to tackle interviews, networking events and even a weekend brunch. A good fitting blazer can go from your day at the office to happy hour with just a few changed accessories. You’ll fall in love with how beautiful this blazer is and how confident it will make you feel.

Nordstrom Rack Petite Section

Steve Madden steals my heart. From their adorable boots and shoes to bags that make you swoon, you’ll love everything about the fun, basics they have. A great neutral tote will never go to waste as a wardrobe staple. We all have this bad habit of carrying around way to much stuff and so oversized totes are dangerous because they quickly turn into a Mary Poppins situation. But you’ll love being able to have all your notebooks, pens, laptop, headphones and all the other little odds and ends that you deem necessary to drag around during your day. Soft leather and the perfect color, you can pair it with everything and anything.

Nordstrom Rack Petite Section

Riding boots are another staple item I couldn’t do without. I mean who doesn’t love a good pair of riding boots with a jean jacket and a pretty dress? If you’ve worn through that last pair and are looking to invest in new ones look new further than Nordstrom Rack that will have you in the best pair for some fashion on a budget. You’ll find great deals on brands like Frye and Tommy Hilfiger who can be a bit pricey otherwise. Take care of them and your new riding boots will last through even the toughest weather to keep your toes warm for years to come. Need help styling them this fall? Take a look at how to rock them with this beautiful burnt orange sweater.

Nordstrom Rack Petite Section

If you are looking to hop on the vest trend you will find some great ones in the petite section here. Cozy and lined with faux fur, you’ll be obsessed with this one. Even if you don’t think you are a vest person, give this one a try and you’ll be changing your mind.  They are so easy to wear and a great extra layer or fashion statement if you are looking to add something extra to an outfit. Paired with booties and skinny jeans you can for sure flip an outfit into something stylish and ready for a great weekend day, having brunch with friends or making a Trader Joes run, you’ll look flawless.

fashion on a budget

Jeans are always one of the hardest things to find for petite women. I am sure you have struggled with companies that have advertised short lengths for petite women and unfortunately to them petite means 5’3-5’4 which isn’t exactly going to cut it. However, at  Nordstrom Rack that are great jeans for petite women that will keep your fashion on a budget. NYDJ and J.Crew are both go to for jeans for those of us that are really on the petite end of the spectrum and finding them for a better price is always more fun. You’ll find some great, stylish options that will not only fit great but will be friendly to your wallet.

Nordstrom Rack Petite Section

Quarter zip sweaters just might be the true love of my life, for being so comfortable. I am not sure when the obsession started but it did, and my collection might be considered by some to be getting out of hand, but you can never have too many. A rare snag, Vineyard Vines, makes some exceptional comfortable sweaters and while they can be difficult to find when you stumble across them grab one. While they can be expensive if you can find them at Nordstrom Rack, they are much more affordable and worth the money. Fitting just the right amount of oversized, it’s the perfect addition to any comfortable wardrobe.

I have an entire closet full of great finds from Nordstrom Racks petite section for some fashion on a budget, and from their store in general, however, if I had to pick the ones you need in your closet this 8 items would be them. I have gotten to this point in life where I want to start investing in nicer clothes and Nordstrom Rack is a great place to find really cute and functional pieces from the best brands, for a great price.

Nordstrom Racks petite section has been a goldmine for me this past year as I discovered that it is one of the best out there. Their selection isn’t always the greatest but its modern, chic and appropriate for young petite women. Next time you are out shopping, take some time to peruse through the selection at Nordstrom Rack and you’ll find some great additions to swoon over.

Any of you as obsessed with Nordstroms Racks petite section as I am? I love seeing how you guys are rocking your petite style. Tag me @livinglifepetite on Instagram and let’s inspire each other with some beautiful looks!

I hope you all are having a great start to the week!






  1. Irina

    January 17, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Great selection! I love it:)

  2. Lisa Bencivenga

    July 7, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I love your blog about Nordstrom Rack Petite’s. Nordstrom has done it right. I am 4’10’ and I love their clothes and their free alterations available, is a life saver.

    1. Charlie

      July 7, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Oh my gosh! Right? I love Nordstrom Rack so much and it makes it so easy to find clothes that fit! Alterations are key when you are this short 🙂

      Thanks For Stopping By!


  3. JoAnn Lea

    October 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Gee, where have you been?
    Thanks for bra tips. Also
    Nordstrom Rack Petites.
    I’m 5.0 and 107lbs.
    I’ll hopefully stay in touch.

    1. Charlie

      November 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Haha Right here in my own little corner of the internet. Of course! Any other advice I can offer please let me know

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