For years "the authority" has said that short/petite women should stay away from long garments for fear of looking even shorter. But I'm the authority of my own fashion and style. So when I saw this trench on JustFab.com, I had to have it. Even sweeter, is that they come in +size as well. Even before the coat arrived, I knew right off how I wanted to style it. I'm a huge blazer wearer so I thought, treating the trench as a blazer would be really cute. And instead of wearing pants, I opted for this distressed skirt. Of course my skirt is thrifted, but you can get an inexpensive one here, here or here. Here's a little secret... My top is actually a shirt dress. This is a great example of maximizing your wardrobe. Finished off the look with Shoedazzle "Zania" booties in taupe - similar here or here.