Ideally, a size xs would have been best for me, but none were in store and I was too in love with the color and style to pass it up. The leather measures 42.5 inches. The smallest fit for this belt leaves enough leftover that it reaches the second belt loop at my hip. My solution is doing the front-tuck so that the excess leather is not showing. Currently, this item is no longer available online, but I saw several left in store last weekend, especially in the brown. Also, "sold out" items do sometimes reappear on jcrew.com.
A critique regarding the wedges...I need to get shoe inserts to keep my toes from sticking out! My toes look ridiculous! Since seeing this image, I have been pairing these pants with the Tory Burch Eddie Flats in royal tan. They were a necessary splurge...I wanted a pair of neutral flats without hardware. I am loving them!
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See my review of the J. Crew pants I am wearing in a size 24 in the blue grotto color
See my review of J. Crew's vintage cotton v-neck tee in size xxs