Snow day: Taupe + greens

hunter green and taupe winter outfit
Sole Society scarf (*just sold out; similar), J.Crew coat, 12mm earrings (similar)
Hunter boots (more sizes; my review), leather gloves (similar for short fingers; review)
J.Brand Maria jeans on sale (wearing old version, sz 24 hemmed), Peresotti umbrella (similar)

I woke up this morning, peeked out the window, then jumped up and down on the bed like a child on Christmas morning shouting "it's a winter wonderland!!" to an irked and groggy Nick. Winter storms are not my cup of tea, except for the first few hours of a fresh snowfall when everything is white and picture-perfect. I wore this outfit for our morning wedding planning meeting to discuss riveting topics such as plates and tablecloths.
hunter green and taupe winter outfit2
I had been eying this scarf for a while, and finally pulled the trigger after realizing how functional an over-sized scarf is in my current commute (and then at my desk to alleviate mid-day chills). The biggest scarf in my collection was previously the ASOS plaid, which I typically "turtle" myself inside by wrapping it all around my head and neck. It's hard to gauge the material of scarves online, but I was super happy with the quality of this particular one.
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**Today's sale alert - LOFT is having an end-of-season blowout where sweaters are $15.88 and pants are $19.88 (both final sale) for savings of up to ~80% off ! Here's a few items with good customer reviews still left in smaller sizes: Lou & Grey long open cardigan, Julie fit tweed trousers, and seamed ponte pants.**mustard chambray dots pearls
pearl jam necklace thanks to AC, H&M dot cardigan, Ferragamo flats
J.Crew no. 2 skirt (old color, waist taken in), old chambray shirt (similar in petites, on sale)

I’m so excited that one of my favorite necklaces was brought back! See all 7 times I've worn it on the blog not counting numerous others that didn't make it to a post. The faux pearl clusters are good quality in my opinion; they have a little weight to them without being overwhelmingly heavy (its 7oz to be exact). I love it so much, I reached out to Accessory Concierge for a free shipping code for you guys. Use code extrapetite from now until January 28th to save the usual $6 flat-rate shipping in the US. They are a small business based in Dallas with pretty cute items (like these oversized scarves) and have been super responsive with my questions. Please note this necklace is on backorder so has a 2-week ship time.

Also, nothing riveting here, but wanted to mention these 100% cotton, very affordable H&M cardigans. A basic layering piece available in lots of solid colors and 4 cute prints: tiny dot, classic stripe, zebra, and leopard. A good leopard is hard to find, especially in sweater form! I picked up the dot as shown and ordered the stripe online. The shrunken fit I thought was very petite-friendly...XS is about 18.5" long hitting at my upper hip, and the 22” sleeves were even just right for my short arms! Only small complaint is the sleeves are on the slightly wider side given how fitted the torso is. Also due to the 100% cotton, these might shrink if you machine wash + dry them.
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 J.Crew sweater (old), H&M scarf, Sole Society bag c/o (sold out, larger size)
Gap "real straight" jeans (old, same cut), Goyard pouch, Nine West flats (leopard sold out)

Wore this comfy outfit for a quick flight to NYC again. Each time I pull out this beloved honeycomb sweater circa 2012, I kick myself for having been anti buying more colors of it back then. I kept thinking they’d come out with a similar good quality + slim fit style in future years but they never really did. This Sole Society vegan Cassidy bag is sold out until March I believe, but their very similar, slightly bigger Lacie bag is still in stock with the added bonus of protective metal feet.
rainy day
Hunter Tour packable rainboots (review), Sheinside coat c/o, ASOS scarf (sold out)

This has been my recent rainy day uniform and it even made it to the Boston Globe : ) My ASOS scarf has long been sold out, but I saw Accessory Concierge has a very similar, bigger one that you can use my free shipping code on.

Winter layers: petite-friendly faux fur vest

faux fur vest outfit4
Mossimo vest (wearing juniors xs), J.Crew sweater (similar), Converse shirt (similar)
BP Trolley boots (review), J.Brand Maria jeans on sale (mine are frm 2013, sz 24 hemmed)
Chanel wallet on chain, leather gloves (similar good for short fingers - my review)

It's been a hectic few weeks at work so please bear with my sporadic posts! I had been looking for a faux fur vest since last fall but never found one that felt quite right. It's easy for me to to feel like the abominable snowman in too much furry volume. I wanted good coloring and texture of faux fur (which can often look cheap), plus hip-length coverage and slinky fit. The right vest can truly become a wardrobe staple since layering options are endless! I had an H&M one years ago which was adorable, but the very shrunken/cropped style wasn't substantial so I eventually parted with it.
faux fur vest outfit
My friend Ping recommended this one from Target of all places and I ended up loving it! I love her simple + chic pairing with a longer cowl-neck tunic sweater. XS in this vest appears to be sold out online, but try the "find in a store" button which is a nifty feature I use often. There were quite a few at the Boston South Bay location just a few days ago. Closeup and back view below:

Sweater skirt styled for work + weekend

A line skirt outfit styled two waysDot Sweater skirt c/o Ann Taylor (50% off most items today with FLASH50)
Left: ASOS coat (review), Tory Burch bag, BP booties, Forever 21 hat, DIY mittens
Right: Ferragamo Varina flats, AT necklace, BR blouse, old no-brand sweater

I posted a fitting-room review of this skirt a while back - petites is now sold out online, but might still be in stores. The skirt runs a bit smaller in the waist than Ann Taylor's usual sizing (with a wide, stretchy concealed elastic waistband) so regular sizing might work for women who don't mind a longer length. I was pleasantly surprised by the thick & sturdy knit on this skirt, and of course, the fit with no alterations needed!
ann taylor dot sweater skirt2I had packed this for my last west-coast trip as elastic waistbands are a must when continuous eating is expected. I don't often show work outfits with flats, but the cut of this skirt is a good candidate for pairing with low shoes. The waistband can sit high at the natural waistline which creates the illusion of longer legs, and the gentle flaring adds shape without too much width and volume that may weigh down a short frame.
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