Allison Izu Kolohe Capris (and 442 McAdam’s Hobette Bag)

and from the other side…
Top: Elie Tahari (I think this was S/S 2009)
Capris: Allison Izu (size 24/00)
Bag: 442 McAdam (Hobette – F/W 2010)
My Allison Izu Kolohe Capris have arrived! They’re lower rise pants (the “waist” is right at the hip bone) and fall a couple of inches below the knee. I think they’re a great length, especially if worn with heels. Petites who want to wear capris should be very careful with length – this is probably as long as you should go, and even then, it’s better to pair them with height. They’re also so light-weight that they could be worn in the summer (I don’t often wear denim in July and August because it’s too hot). I’ve worn Allison’s jeans before, but these are the first which fit well. In this purchase, I also got a denim skirt, which I will review at a later date.  The capris are currently on sale for $49 US (down from $142).
As noted above, the bag featured above is called the Hobette, part of 442 McAdam’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection.  This bag is AMAZING for petite women, with the widest point at under 11″ across.  It is also fairly lightweight, even with the metal chain.  This is a change from the company’s previous collections which featured very large bags.  You can read more about 442 McAdam’s fall/winter collection in this post from Prospere Magazine.
Standing up…
Outfit same as above (minus purse)
Shoes: Chie Mihara, size 5
and how it fits on the “waist” (ok, hips)

In case you aren’t familiar with Allison Izu Premium denim, this is a line based out of Hawaii which targets women 5’6″ and below. Regular length denim come in 27″ and 31″ inseams. Yes, that’s right, if you’re petite or average height, you won’t need to alter your jeans anymore!

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Cynthia Cheng Mintz, founder of Shorty Stories, also runs the online-only lifestyle magazine, DelectablyChic!

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  • PetiteLittleGirl

    Looks like the capris fit you well. I did a review on Hotel St skinny jeans on my blog. I'd love to hear your feedback.

  • curls-and-pearls

    Those look really great on you! Did you find it difficult to get the size right?

  • CynthiaC

    @curls-and-pearls: Thanks and no, it wasn't difficult for me to get the right size for these pants – it's basically whatever you normally take in jeans. If you're a 24 at Joe's, say, then you'd be a 00/24 with Allison.



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