• Fall-ing for Lace and Tweed

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    Jacket and Top: Theory Skirt: Ann taylor lace skirt sz 00P
    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. 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 thoughts on “Fall-ing for Lace and Tweed

    • Kisu October 8, 2011 at 5:26 am

      You are sooo beautiful 😀 I'm wondering which ethnicity you are?

    • couturecoco October 8, 2011 at 5:52 am

      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!

    • FashionFreak/Mihaela October 8, 2011 at 6:22 am

      you look so pretty.^^

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    • Vicky October 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

      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.

    • Olivia October 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

      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?

    • PetiteLittleGirl October 8, 2011 at 9:51 am

      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.

    • alittlepetite October 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      You look stunning! So classic and elegant!

    • Unknown October 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      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

    • maggie October 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

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

      xx maggie
      saltandleather.blogspot.com

    • Yulia October 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      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.

    • newpetite October 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      Love the Skirt!

    • Anonymous October 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      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!

    • Ping October 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      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

    • lin October 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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

    • Aloha October 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      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.

    • Carrie L October 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

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

    • Jackie October 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

      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 =)

    • Roopa October 9, 2011 at 9:55 am

      I love your style… So chic

    • Anonymous October 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

      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.

    • PinkOrchids October 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Pretty combination!!

    • whichmewillibetoday October 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

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

    • JJ October 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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

    • The Key To Chic October 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      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.

    • Anonymous October 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm

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

    • Megan October 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      I envy your style!! 🙂

    • Anonymous October 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      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

    • Noniek October 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Your style is so pretty! I like your bag

    • M October 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      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

    • skippysays October 10, 2011 at 1:49 am

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

    • just tututiny October 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

      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

    • Doux Rousse October 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

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

      http://douxrousse.blogspot.com/

    • quite contrary October 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      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.

    • Anonymous October 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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

    • Vanessa October 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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

    • Sandy a la Mode October 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      LOVE your outfit!! you are soo beautiful!!

    • Karen L. October 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      You look great! Love this outfit post! 🙂

    • AubreyOhDang! October 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      oh you vixen you!

    • Rites of Beauty October 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      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

    • Anonymous October 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

      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

    • jamie October 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      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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