Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall-ing for Lace and Tweed

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Jacket and Top: Theory Skirt: Ann Taylor Glazed Lace Pencil Skirt sz 00P (buy here
Shoes: Aldo (old)  Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (similar)

As the days get shorter and colder, I've been playing it safe with dark, solid colors. I've demonstrated this before, but a key way to keep solid colors interesting is by incorporating texture.
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Polish: Revlon "Vixen" - for yet another year, this deep plum is my go-to Fall shade.
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This is the best fitting skirt I own from Ann Taylor, but it's still a little long, so I have the waist hiked up high. The length is understandable, as petite sizing is for women 5'4" and under, whereas I'm a mere 5 feet. The measurements when lying flat are 12.25" across the waist, 16" across the hips, and 20.5" in length.
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Several sizes are already sold out online, but if you're interested in this skirt, you can check in-store and try some of my Ann Taylor shopping tips. The stackable 30% off code in this post was from a snail mail flyer coupon that I also got in the mail - so check your mail to see if you can use it in-store on top of the 40% off sale.
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43 comments:

  1. You are sooo beautiful :D I'm wondering which ethnicity you are?

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  2. You look absolutely lovely and the outfit is just perfect - so well put together but not contrived.
    I am totally loving the textures and want to add more of this to my own looks. Interesting that your jacket is old Theory - haven't seen anything good from them recently.
    Anyway, did you trim your hair - I love it this way! That's how I want to wear my hair - in my dreams lol!

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  3. you look so pretty.^^

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  4. Oh so classic, Jean! Love the skirt on you. Does this skirt fit better than the Loft ponte lace version? I just got the Loft one from the mail, and it fits a little big.
    I have never had any luck with stacking coupon on top of the 40% sale AT has. AT SAs in my area are pretty snobbish and darn right rude sometimes. I don't even want to try.

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  5. Thank you Jean. I love all your posts, they are helpful and your style is very elegant. But will you also do some styling for daily casual wear too?

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  6. I am so in love with this outfit, Jean. I tried on that skirt too and it fits me perfectly in every way (since I am 5'2) LOL =) The only thing that keeping me from getting this skirt is the price tag.

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  7. You look stunning! So classic and elegant!

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  8. Hi. I'm a big fan of your blog. But, for this particular ensemble, can't help notice that it is missing one mood-lightening dash of color. I'm thinking red lips or orange handbag or suede fuchsia pumps. Would you try that for me and put pictures to compare the two looks.

    Best,
    A

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  9. The outfit is amazing! I love it, especially since you made each individual piece stand out so wonderfully!

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  10. Loving the all black color scheme! And the pearls work perfectly with the lace skirt. Did you part your hair differently than usual in this one? Seems like more of a side part.

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  11. I wish the skirt came in my size. I so wanted to get this skirt with the sale going on but the smallest petite size is 6! :(
    I LOVE your blog so much! I visit it daily and I haven't seen an outfit on you that I didn't like!

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  12. jean-- i love this skirt on you and the oufit. it looks really good and i wished i would have picked up this skirt too since no alterations are needed. i just picked up my suit and relieved that it fits now! ahhh! lol

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  13. you look beautiful and very classy in these pics. i love all the different textures you have going on here!

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  14. great job of mixing old and new pieces to achieve a rich, dressy look.!
    my employer might think he paid me to much if i looked this good for work! beautiful.

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  15. That skirt looks so beautiful on you! I saw it in the store and passed. I may have to go back!!

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  16. I love your rule about doing textures in the same color family. I tend to wear lots of black in the colder months. I will give mixing textures a try this year.

    You look fantastic btw, as always =)

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  17. I love your style... So chic

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  18. At a mere 4'6" and a very skinny 70 pounds I'm stuck in the children's department wearing clothes that 6 year olds wear. As a 30 year old professional this is not good but I'm just too tiny for women's clothes. Any advice?
    Love the blog, you always make gorgeous pairings and find great deals.

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  19. This is a really sophisticated look. Your accessories help to make the look youthful and not too mature.

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  20. What a classy, sophisticated look! I love the mixing of textures and monochrome palette. You have such great style.

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  21. I agree that texture is a smart way to add interest to a monochromatic outfit. You look incredibly chic! As a petite girl myself, I can appreciate your tips and your style.

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  22. hey there,
    love your nail color... what brand and color is it? thanks!

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  23. Jean, I like this monochromatic ensemble! Also per your boot dilemma. I have similar boot measurements to you and was having a terrible time finding a narrow knee-high boot with a 2-3 inch heel. Also tried to avoid the petite-unfriendly slouchies and lame details around the anlkes.

    I had looked absolutely everywhere in many price ranges and was astonished to find a GREAT pair at Old Navy. They are a black faux suede and perfect height and width. Nice, straight and simple narrow shaft and with an almond toe. With dark pants, the make my legs look a million miles long, quite impressive considering I'm 4'11''! Also extremely comfortable.

    My only mild complaint was that the heel is a cork color but I can live with that. They were originally $44.95 but were on sale this weekend for $25. I will see how they work out...but for the moment at least I have a great boot!

    Here's the link.

    http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55149&vid=1&pid=857822&scid=857822002

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  24. Your style is so pretty! I like your bag

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  25. This is so chic! Perfectly put together. I love how you always add measurements because as a fellow petite, I have trouble finding things that fit!

    <3 from San Francisco

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  26. nooooooooo...i love that skirt but there is no more 00P online, and not even a 0P I could get taken in. sooooo sad!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  27. The skirt looks awesome on you Jean - such a worth it investment piece. And I am drooling over your chanel bag! Thanks for the outfit post.

    Thu

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  28. Wow I love the jacket. I'd love to see it with jeans, too. So cute.

    http://douxrousse.blogspot.com/

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  29. While I don't normally like to wear neutrals, they look so amazing on you. You find ways to stop them being boring! I love that skirt. I'm not a skinny petite so I'd wear it in a bigger size, but their 8P is a smidge too small and their 10 regular is a smidge too big! Oh well, it's too expensive anyway and I am not classy enough to wear a skirt that you pull off so well.

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  30. thank you so much for your blog. It helps me a lot since im only 4ft11.

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  31. The Theory jacket is gorgeous! If only they still had that line.

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  32. LOVE your outfit!! you are soo beautiful!!

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  33. You look great! Love this outfit post! :)

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  34. I'm very guilty of wearing too many dark colours in my work outfits, so I love the idea of breaking it up with different textures.

    Great office-appropriate look, as always :)

    E
    http://ritesofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  35. Hi!

    I'm a huge fan of you blog. However I'm currently residing in Asia, specifically Singapore.

    I'm wondering if BR and theory ships to Singapore? Thank you!

    Lots of love,
    Fellow petite

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  36. Love love love! BTW, did you cut your hair? Or style it differently? It looks shorter. I love it! :) xoxo Jamie

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  37. you look gorgeous and so sophisticated!

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  38. Completely in love with your tweed jacket :)

    the look is perfect head to toe.

    I have a blog on fashion for petite women too: http://styledestino.blogspot.com/

    Do check out and give ure comments

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  39. i really love all your looks. this is so nice, some inspirations...

    ;*

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