Style in a Suitcase, Part 4: Blue Tweed + Olive on Repeat

This is a scheduled post. I won't be able to answer any questions until I return. Thank you for reading!
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H&M clutch and ivory shell, vintage no-brand boots from eBay, Nordstrom rack pearls

This blue jacket with quilted lining is the sister of my pink one with satin lining worn here. After publishing that post, I noticed that Uniqueen only had quilted versions left for sale on their website. I regret not seeing that sooner and leaving a note for readers, as I know a few of you missed the description and were disappointed by the thicker lining. For any questions and return/exchange requests, please reach out to the company's customer service to see what they can do.
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Target chambray shirt (buy similar in 3 colors, in reg/petite/tall), Chanel wallet-on-chain

This blue Malang has become one of my most-worn winter jackets, but it is indeed bulkier all-around due to the quilting (I wish they'd bring the satin back!). This is evident via the wider shoulders and bunchier sleeves on me. I try to balance out the heavier upper with skinny bottoms and heels, and don't recommend it for anyone smaller than me. The upside to the quilting is that it provides incredible warmth, probably equivalent to that of 3+ regular suiting blazers...

Throughout my trip, I kept grabbing this jacket while in the Northeast, in SoCal, and while traveling at the airport. I love that it's a quick and easy layering piece (no buttons, zippers, etc), but the tweed adds a bit of sophistication to otherwise very casual outfits. In the Northeast, I layered it over a long-sleeve chambray shirt and added pumps & a clutch for my grandfather's birthday.
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In California, I tossed it on over a lightweight shell and added low-heeled boots for walking around the mall. I got to bare my shoulders during sunny hours, but as soon as chilly dusk hit, the jacket was needed again for dinner. By switching the black shoes & clutch out for a warm cognac, the same outfit took on a more casual feel. See this jacket with quilted lining styled by fellow bloggers Tiffany, Wendy, and Khatu.
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Style in a Suitcase Series: 
Part 1 - Gingham and Lace
Part 2 - Redwood, Leopard, and Winter White 
Part 3- Black, Browns, and Ankle Boot Woes

47 comments:

  1. I love how you paired it with the chambray and olive jeans!

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  2. I got this jacket in pink because of you and Wendy Nguyen!!! Thank you. I love it. :)

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  3. I love how you recycle your garments!

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  4. Love the knubby texture of that gorgeous tweed! Such an awesome explanation of its warmth Jean...definitely is a chic alternative to a predictable blazer...great hi/low mix!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  5. Love your quilted jacket! And your pearl necklace, so classy :)

    -Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  6. The quilted blue jacket is so fitted and gorgeous. Love your outfits!! -xoxo

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  7. jean, i am loving your boots! i need a pair of fitted brown boots like that. btw when are you coming back? my payless pumps still have not arrived. i hope it didn't get lost in the mail!

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  8. Missing your frequent posts, Jean! It's so great that you found the perfect layering piece. Saves a lot of suitcase space!

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  9. That quilted blazer is an absolute gem! So lovely on you. Love the mixture of retro and utility chic. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  10. I LOVE your blog soo much! Great post! I love those pants and riding boots!!! :)

    @LilacChromatic

    -N :)

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  11. You look gorgeous!!! I really like the jacket..it reminds me of Chanel :)
    xoxo

    http://sparklyfashion.blogspot.com/

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  12. hey you are so gorgeous
    this outfit is so amazing
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  13. Looking great girl! I can't decide if I like this look better with the pumps or the boots - both are so great! Hope you're having fun and safe travels!

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi, Jean! I love your style and blog. Thanks for all your tips, tricks and fashion advice. Do you recommend any particular dark brown, narrow-calf boots that give petite women some height? I love CL boots, but can't justify the price point yet. :P

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  15. These outfits are superb! I love how you styled the jacket both ways!

    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  16. Thanks for sharing this! I bought the PINK one after seeing your and Wendy's reviews. But I'm still waiting for it to come in the mail (I guess that's one down side to ordering from international companies overseas) but I was wondering which you prefer and find more versatile - the pink or the blue one? I'd love to hear your opinion!

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  17. I love this tweed jacket! Very classic and chic great colour too!

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  18. I love it!!
    kisses from Seattle
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  19. I really love your jackets!!! If you have a chance, please visit/follow my fashion blog. It will mean the world to me if you did. Thanks so much in advance. Have a great day:)

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  20. I hope you're having a great trip! :)

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  21. I am not a 'follower' and I have stayed away from 99% of the fashion blogs I used to read, but I found yours (someone else was talking about you) and I really <3 your style! I'm average height and don't need the petite resources- your style and personality are what speak to me. I'm currently digging through your archives, and I will be back. :)

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  22. i love how you styled this jacket, both casually and dressed up. you look fabulous as always. ;)

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  23. i truly love this outfit!!
    the jacket is so cute!!! and those boots are adorable!
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  24. I'm so in love with this jacket (and the pink version)! I tried making my own but it is still light years away from being perfect. Thanks for featuring an item more than once - your outfit posts are so inspirational :)

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  25. I'm in love with this jacket! It seems like an edgy version of Chanel to me. Lol, you look amazing in both outfits!

    xoxo,
    Genie

    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  26. i love the look of olive jeans with reddish brown boots!
    Your blog reminds me of wendyslookbook :)

    http://acupofhautestyle.blogspot.com

    -xoxo-
    lauren

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  27. I like the whole outfit better with the pumps over the boots.
    But nice style, as always!

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  28. I love that tweed jacket! Very Chanel-esque, but for a fraction of the price! :D Paired with a more casual chambray shirt the outfit is great!

    Kim

    www.aprettythought.com

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  29. I have the Malang with the quilted lining and I love it. It does add more bulk but it's sooo warm and comfy.

    I love your olive jeans. Your outfit really balances!

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  30. The jacket is beautiful, I think it'll do for now until you get a Chanel :) It looks great with the jeans and either shirt you've added underneath!

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  31. Olive is such a nice color. I like the tweed with those boots.

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  32. That jacket is so classy and looks great on you...doesn't seem bulky at all!

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  33. Just a question~. Do the Malang jackets have larg shoulder pad? I am so small and top heavy... Will this be ok? Thanks!

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  34. I have just recently started reading your blog and i am totally in love with it. your fashion sense is amazing...love your boots from this post...always have a hard time finding the right kind...

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  35. I am not at all petite but I love your blog for the classic and ladylike outfits you put together. Charming.

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  36. Its easy to layer...especially when you have small upper body and small lower body. People like me who have way too many bulges....layering becomes difficult...

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  37. OMG, I found another blogger, who is so similar to you, that I even think whether she and you are really not the same person :O
    http://www.wendyslookbook.com/2011/12/tweed-boucle-jacket-tall-boots/

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  39. So pretty! You're full of good DIY ideas, thanks for sharing!

    "I" is for Isabel

    Isabel xx

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  40. You always look amazing! So classy and chic...love your style. I get so much inspiration from your looks!

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  41. Could you tell me the shaft height of your ebay boots pictured here? Do you also find vintage sizes to be true to today's sizes? Thanks so much!

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