Pattern play + fall hues

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Blank NYC jacket, (3 colors), 7FAMK jeans (similar), Ann Taylor tee (old, this year's)
BP ankle boots (runs small), H&M scarf (this year's), Clare Vivier bag (old, this year's)

This outfit is comprised of a lot of old pieces, but some of them must've been popular as the brands brought back very similar options! I'm so excited that Blank NYC restocked this little faux-leather jacket this year, and in 3 colors to boot including a versatile gray! I wear this so much throughout the year - the shrunken and cropped style makes it work for jeans, dresses and skirts alike. It's also fitted enough for me to layer under some of my looser cut winter coats, making it useful even on the coldest days. If you're interested in this jacket, please check out my older review since sizing does run small and narrow in the sleeves.
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I'm also thrilled to have found my first pair of "keeper" heeled boots in ages! They are not perfect and are still roomy, but were more comfortable and better fitting than many heeled options I've tried. I was actually scoping out new color options for these "Trolly" ankle boots I'm wearing here when I stumbled across a tall version ("BP Transit" boots). My biggest fit issues with boots are not only calf width but also the height - having short calves, so many beautiful boots hit awkwardly at or past my knees, making walking uncomfortable. BP boots
BP Transit boots in chocolate, sz 5.5
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Tory Burch Robinson Leather Tote Bag

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Tory Burch Robinsin tote in Black (25% off) or full price in caramel, walnut + burgundy

Saks' Friends & Family sale is wrapping up tomorrow (Sunday 10/19) - use code FRNFAM to take 25% off your order and FREESHIP to waive shipping. Unfortunately, the laundry list of designer sale exclusions seems to get longer each year. Some of the few designers eligible for this discount include Tory Burch, Theory, and DVF - I have to say I've been loving the nude DVF Zarita lace dress (see on me, altered) more with each wear! It's fitted but demure, and the lace gets numerous compliments everytime I break it out.
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H&M tank, BR jacket (sold out, altered), Gap jeans, Ferragamo flatsTory Burch tote

From the Tory Burch selection, I've been liking the Robinson collection for work-to-weekend styles similar to Prada but for "less." TB is not inexpensive by any means, but seems to be a fraction of Prada pricing these days. They make a saffiano as well but the pebbled leather is what really caught my eye. The material was softer to the touch, had plenty of texture and felt sturdy.

Fall uniform: wool topper + plaid scarf

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ASOS plaid scarf c/o, ASOS petites coat, A.Vittadini booties (old), BR sunglasses c/o
Target chambray shirt (old), Gap petite legging jeans, Prada tote (review)

Some of you have probably had enough of the tartan scarf, but I have to say its glory is well-deserved! It evokes that unmistakable cozy autumn feel (plus a little holiday) and is so easy to pair with. This is one of the most basic underlying outfits with all solid pieces, but the scarf helps bring it all together. I had posted a similar scarf by Target (now sold out online), which my mom excitedly claimed while visiting. I received this one from ASOS which is slightly bigger and has barely left my side since. Would highly recommend while it's still in stock, especially with their free international shipping. I tied it like in this tutorial and left the ends a little looser.
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Scarf is listed at 69" x 12" but I measured closer to 89" x 29" - a manageable size that provides plenty of warmth. ASOS has two plaid options that look similar at first glance, however the second is labeled "oversized" and it truly can be a blanket for a smaller child (measures 5 feet x 5 feet!). I tried both and picked this one for myself due to the smaller size and rectangular style vs. square. The oversized option however is super soft, and a great value as a cozy wrap for sports games or loafing on the couch.

Nic + Zoe Petite 4 Way Convertible Cardigan

nic and zoe#1: Nic + Zoe cardigan c/o, LOFT skirt, Gap blouse, M. Ashleigh necklace (old)
#2: H&M dress (old, review), Kate Spade Licorice heels
#3: Gap straight jeans (old), DIY clutch, Sole Society Anneke heels c/o (size up)

In honor of fall, Nordstrom asked me to share some season-appropriate styles from their petites department. I shop there fairly often, and a favorite cool-weather piece has to be this cozy Bobeau fleece (see on me in "mink") which is also a must for travel. I read that a few of you plan on trying it, so please share how you end up liking it! That was my first experience with Bobeau, and I felt motivated to try more smaller brands outside of the usual popular petite ones. 
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I'm a sucker for versatility so this Nic + Zoe convertible cardigan caught my eye. There's nifty buttons on the front tips that let you get 4 different looks, 3 of which I'm showing here. I learned about this knitwear brand a while back because they are locally-based (Boston fashion companies are few and far between!), and was pleasantly surprised by how well this fit.nic and zoe2crop
Petite P usually equates to 0-2, so I wasn't sure what to expect sizing-wise. The shoulders, length, and sleeves ended up fitting really well, especially in sleeve width which is where I sometimes have trouble.
 
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