Friday, April 20, 2012

Something Borrowed: Sequin Pencil Skirt + Neon

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Gap sweater (similar, but not dolman), Zara skirt borrowed from Khatu, ring from Vicky
Pearls & Prada pumps (~$20!) from eBay, Chanel bag & tortoiseshell sunnies, Burberry trench (similar)

Lord & Taylor is having their F&F sale until 4/23 - use code FRIENDS to get 25% off almost everything, and 10% off beauty & fragrance. Free ship on orders over $99 or beauty orders over $49. My picks are:

- any of their Michael Kors watches (I love mine, and 25% off such a large selection is very rare. See my post on MK watches.)
- Kate Spade tortoiseshell sunglasses that look like my much-loved ones for a fraction of the price, or
- something for Mother's Day!
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Not much else to say in today's post except that I love having a like-sized friend with awesome taste living close by. It's even better that our styles are a bit different, as it allows me to experiment outside my comfort zone. I might not pay for this eye-catching skirt (and the alterations it required) myself, but it sure is fun to borrow!
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As a piece that really shines on its own, this skirt doesn't need much styling. I just wanted to instill some essence of spring while staying warm (very brisk in the mornings and evenings here!). This slouchy neon sweater and classic khaki trench - two of my favorite purchases from last year - did the job.
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This outfit is nice for a dinner out, or, you can switch into the skirt for after-work cocktails with colleagues. I love how the demure longer length balances out the party aspect of all-over sequins.
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Readers - Do you have sisters or friends to share clothes with?

75 comments:

  1. you look so chic! love the bright yellow on sequin! Very pretty!
    xo, Tina

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  2. very classy! i'm impressed that those heels were only $20!

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  3. Great skirt Jean, and I love that you wore it during the day. :)
    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  4. I love this outfit! Neon and sequins are such a fun mix and match. Great post, but I admit it cracked me up that there's a Dr. Zoidberg decal on the wall behind you.

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    1. Lol! Nick brought him along to take photos of him "in the wild" for a project ... don't ask ...

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    2. Great outfit, love how it all comes together:-)
      I read every single post but this is first time I called my husband to come along and look at Dr. Zoidberg:-) He completely gets why Nick wanted to take photos of him in te wild:-)

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  5. You are so lucky to have friends closed by. I have sisters but I live far from them. This outfit is lovely.

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  6. Love how the skirt seems to show off such an abstract pattern when it hits the light...like a gorgeous galaxy that you're rocking all day long...great look, the neon is a perfect pairing!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  7. Oh, Jean, you're so stunning! Something about pairing neon and sequins seem so right, and I love how you've taken these trends into a very classy and ladylike direction, as you always do!

    Sabrina x

    http://www.thepetitestyle.com

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  8. love the way that you styled the skirt! is so classy!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

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  10. I love it! I have a very a similar sequin pencil skirt that I thrifted years ago and I love it's modest and classic cut - partied up with the sequins. It's definitely a piece I wish got more wear. Have you noticed that there's something about sequins that adds some curves to all the right areas? All that reflective light does something magical. For that reason alone, I wish I could wear sequin skirts and dresses 'round the clock. Haha.

    I have one sister that lives with me so we swap clothes all the time, but it's more beneficial for her than me. My coworker also benefits from my closet, I'm her go-to whenever she needs a dress for a special occasion. My sisters that live further away also get shipments from my closet when they're in need. Hey, if my closet can dress multiple people other than me, I'm happy!

    Wow! Longest comment ever! Have a great weekend Jean!

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  11. I absolutely love this! The sequin skirt is so pretty! :) Definitely great paired with your bright top!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  12. love the whole look of this....very classy and chic paired with all the right accessories. ;)

    i don't have sisters but i do have friends whom i could share clothes with. :D

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  13. LOVE THAT SKIRT - i have one just like it but it's more fitted.
    :)

    withloveshmon.wordpress.com

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  14. I wish I had someone to share clothes with! Or shoes, or anything!! The skirt is very pretty, but not something I would usually pick up either. Happy birthday!!

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  15. Already posted on FB, but wanted to add that I do have a friend that is of similar size, so it's fun to go shopping with her as we can try on the same things, but she's not really into style or fashion as I am (though, in comparison with all you amazingly well dressed petite bloggers I dress like a homeless person :P). We both have fairly plain styles for the most part - I really have to push myself to get out of my comfort zone - even putting on accessories can be a pain for me (yes, I am that lazy). So I go to you and other petites for inspiration and possible fit ideas.

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  16. Great outfit! Love the skirt! However I must say that your (faded) suede pumps don't match the purse or the outfit at all. Sexy black leather pumps would have been much better! But that's just my opinion!
    Have a great weekend, Lucy

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  17. I love your skirt ... perfect combination ...
    kisses

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  18. It's so cool how you mix sequins with a knit! A bright knit too, love it! And the link for the Kate Spade sunglasses is soooo cute! The stripes on the inside...I WANT!

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  19. Do you have tips for petites that are curvier from the hips and below? For example, I've tried pencil skirts, but I'm not sure whether they fit in a way that is work appropriate. I have some friends and family that are also curvy up top but 5' and under. It's a unique challenge because magazines often have tips for petites and ladies with curves, but not everyone falls into those categories.

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    1. Hi there - Unfortunately, I can't offer any tangible advice as I don't have experience with dressing your body type. I definitely think pencil skirts can still work, but it may be harder to find ones that aren't too big on your waists, yet not too snug across the hips and butt. Have you tried A-line skirts? I have a curvier bottomed friend and that silhouette looks darling on her.

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  20. I was just going to say that this would make a great after work dinner outfit. I think you paired your items nicely. I used to have roommates that I could borrow clothes from... in college. Now, my male roommate and I kiiiiind of have different taste. So it's really hard to borrow anything, if at all ;) But I do on occasion swap items with a close gf.

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  21. Love this outfit! It's so classy and bright. The neon works so well with the sequins.

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  22. I wish I had stylish friends nearby that I could share clothes with...and my sister lives clear across the country! :( This skirt is beautiful & love how you paired it with that bright color - makes it appropriate for spring.

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  23. You are standing next to "Zoidberg" from Futurama in pic #4! :p

    That is a no for me regarding friends/sisters to borrow clothes from/with.

    This skirt looks great styled like that. Good idea rolling the sleeves!

    Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

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  24. Do you mind sharing which Michael Kors watch you have? I'd love to know which watch fits a petite so similar in size to me. Thanks!

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    1. Hi there, I'm so sorry for my late reply, but here is the one I have plus another size I tried on: http://www.extrapetite.com/2011/07/oversized-watches-for-small-wrists.html

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  25. you look so tall with that skirt on! legs go miles long.
    There's nothing I don't like about this outfit. =]

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  26. Hi Jean!
    Since I don't have a twitter account. I'll just wish you a happy happy & restful birthday here!
    -Sandy.

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    1. THank you so much for the wishes, Sandy & Lien (below) !

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  27. I absolutely love this pairing! Normally when I think of sequins, I picture NYE parties or something along those lines but this outfit is more subtle yet still maintaining that glam factor... And that yellow is a gorgeous color!

    Also, I read above that it's your birthday! Happy Birthday, Jean! Hope you had a wonderful day filled with lots of love and new additions to the closet! :p

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  28. Perfect look for work then happy hour! Loving the sequin skirt!!

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  29. Loving the skirt.

    http://visceralmaze.blogspot.com/

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  30. I love this look and what a great skirt.

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  31. That skirt is really sleek and chic!

    Helen

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  32. Wow, this is amazing! I love the shirt with the skirt! The skirt fits perfectly on you! xx

    Pip

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  33. LOVE this. Great way to wear a bright color!

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  34. I'm not usually into sequins, but this skirt photographs beautifully! Love the sparkles.

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  35. That skirt is absolutely gorgeous! Love this entire look.
    Creamy

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  36. I'm in awe of this amazing skirt and neon blouse ensemble! I wish I had one like this, usually sequined skirts have a bad connotation with not enough coverage and wild nights... I love this! I actually swap clothes with my mom all the time, she has an amazing sense of style.

    xoxo,
    Genie


    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  37. I love your outfit!! It's so fun and classy and I LOVE your purse!!

    Jenn
    A Petite Treat

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  38. Gorgeous as usual! Love the skirt from Zara :)
    I share my clothes with my like-sized mom all the time. It feels so good to have 2 persons' wardrobe LOL..

    wytane.blogspot.com x

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  39. Such a great outfit! Love the sequined skirt. Sometimes, it's so fun to experiment outside your comfort zone or from your typical style. Love the yellow with it.

    xoxo,
    Style Cue by Suzie Q

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  40. No way!?! $20 Prada pumps?? Or was that the pearls? This sweater is so cute, I also liked it from your older post.

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  41. Love this look on you! Please tell me your secrets on getting these pumps for $20!?

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  42. I love love love EVERYTHING about this outfit. I would never have thought to pair anything with a sequin skirt, much less a neon sweater, but this outfit just looks so lovely and glam on you. Also, I covet your sweater. I've adored every single outfit you have used it for in the last however many months. So sad it is no longer available.

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    1. I hope Gap will come out with another version soon! I guess the time to buy it was before the neon craze hit : /

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  43. I love sharing clothes with my sister. I just shopped at H&M yesterday and thanks to your reviews it helped me pick the right pieces for work.

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  44. There is no way I could pull off a sequin skirt--but you look fab!

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  45. I LOVE living with my same-sized sister! I don't know what I'm going to do when I move across the country in two months... :(

    www.petiteonapenny.com

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  46. Your blog is great! Thanks for making shopping so much easier for me! I love that you post sales--I just took advantage of Ann Taylor's 40% off Friends and Family sale! I would love to see a post on colored heels (preferably red), strappy sandals (preferably brown), and statement jewelry (preferably turquoise or any other bright color). Keep up the awesome work!

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    1. Hi Jenn! Glad you got to take advantage. I'm still looking for the right pair of brown strappy sandals, but I do love red heels. I last wore mine here http://www.extrapetite.com/2012/01/lookbook-sweater-dress-simples.html but I'm looking forward to bringing them back out again with brighter colors.

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  47. the color of the shirt is so unique! also love the skirt! great outfit

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  49. fierce! love how it's edgy yet classy! ^^that's me too, but i wanted to comment through my wordpress! :]

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  50. Just stumbled on your blog and loving it! I like how you dressed down the skirt by pairing it with the trench. Super cute! And I know what you mean about having friends you can borrow clothes from...it's pretty much the basis of our blog: http://themarcystop.blogspot.com/

    check it out if you have a sec!
    xLauren

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  51. Love the outfit! Was just wandering what to wear my sequin skirt with... Thanks!

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  52. Great look! You're right, this skirt doesn't need much help but this is the PERFECT combination... very sharp! Such great style!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  53. oh my, I love that skirt so much! very pretty!

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  54. Awww I wish I had a friend to share clothes with! So awesome for you and Khatu!

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  55. love the look!
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    Pigalle Passions
    The biggest Louboutin pigalle fansite in the world!

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  56. i love this look on you jean! i used to have friends nearby that i could borrow and share clothes with but not anymore :[
    jen

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  57. Jean, you are so gorgeous, The these photos are breathtaking! The length of the skirt make you look really tall!

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  58. Love that -- so chic!

    Sadly I've never been able to share clothes much with friends -- I have one or two that I could borrow tops from, but that's pretty much it. Too much height difference, bust difference, etc. It's always sounded like fun, though!

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  59. I have 2 sisters and if we all lived together we would probably swap clothes all the time. That skirt looks amazing on you!

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  60. love that skirt!
    cheerthefup.com

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  61. You look so glamorous! Love this look!
    http://breakfastatanthropologie.blogspot.com/

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  63. Very classy and chic styling. Love the balance of sequins skirt with the neon top!
    xo

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  64. love all of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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