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Hi! I’m Jess and welcome to Stylepint!

I like pretty things, playing dress up, and I’m obsessed with oxford shoes.

As a woman in her late 20s, I can no longer get away with wearing what I did in college and it’s been quite a process to make myself look my age and not like a teenager. It’s working pretty well since I haven’t gotten carded at the movie theaters in quite some time. But I’m still searching for my signature look and personal style, so that’s where this blog comes in.

Stylepint started out as a way to share my adventures and misadventures as a petite shopping in a post-collegiate world. I didn’t really have a set style or look, so I tried them all. Gradually, I streamlined my look and though it’s not perfect, I’m getting closer to the idea of how I want to present myself to the world. Plus, the fashion world has been kinder to the petite as of late, so it’s way easier to find stuff now. But there’s always more we can discover! Isn’t that what makes fashion fun…as a means of self-expression?

Lately, I write about new designers, emerging eco-fashion, and exploring the San Francisco Bay Area on my blog. Since I’m a bit of a nerd, I’ve been indulging in a lot of style books to decipher my personal style. It’s an ever-evolving site, but if you have any suggestions or recommendations, please let me know.

Email me at: stylepint.musings@gmail.com and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  • Mary Yanez February 25, 2011, 11:02 pm

    Hello Jess!
    thank you for creating stylepint, where you can share your daily styles.
    I am also a petite gal but found that I had to always take -in or shorten what items i bought since I was not a cover model.

  • Christine April 26, 2011, 11:39 am

    I’m new to the Bay Area too! I really enjoy your blog- keep rockin!

  • Rebecca May 11, 2011, 4:12 pm

    Hi Jess! I stumbled upon your blog today because I was trying to decide if I should order a maxi dress or if it would make me look too schlumpy (I’m 5’3). I love your website and I love that you are as dedicated to streamlining and organizing your closet space as I am. Great tips. I also limit my number of hangers to 100 (it’s either 75 or 100; not sure). I can’t recommend tossing everything you have for Joyce Mangano huggable hangers (Target, Container Store; about $1/hanger). Reasons: (1) nothing slips off (yay!); (2) when all hangers look the same, the whole closet looks better (yay!); (3) the pants/skirts clips are removable, so you can adjust the number of hangers dedicated to the bottom half of your wardrobe (very cool). I look in my husband’s closet with his mish-mash of plastic and wire hangers and start to understand Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest (OK, that’s extreme, but still). Good thing we keep separate closets. :)

    Anyway, I love this website, and I’ll be checking in regularly. Thanks for your tips!

  • Karen June 3, 2011, 10:59 am

    Hello Jess,

    I came across your site while I was searching for information on A/X peplum jacket. I was so thrilled with your reviews, now your site is under my favorites! I am also a petite girl where I have to take in my clothes. And because of the prices in alteration, I begin to take in pants on my own…not professional but not too horrible =P. I just want to let you know I love your site.

  • Alice December 10, 2012, 2:53 pm


    Cute site! My brother, Steven (whom I believe you know through your bf), referred me to your site. Love the features you do! Will definitely be checking in on this site periodically.

    I especially like your ‘crafting the perfect’ wardrobe piece. That’s definitely something I struggle with by not focusing on key pieces and just buying cheap pieces. Time to turn that around!

    Anyways, after Steven referred me – I told him I’d drop by the site! Hope to keep in touch!

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