PJ top + wool layers (& how to tie a rectangular scarf)

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Shirt from J.Crew pajama set, scarf from street vendor, Zara boys jacket (taken in), Boden bag c/o
J.Brand legging jeans (hemmed, similar), Adrienne Vittadini booties (similar here or here in sz 5+)

Not sure how I’ve gone through so many winters without flannel PJs – these are so warm and comfy, I didn’t bother changing out of the top. Both pieces of the xxs regular set (was $36 in-stores) required several inches of hemming, however, so I’d recommend petite ladies to look into either capri-style or kids sets.

Recently in a post on casual staples, a few of you asked for a scarf tying tutorial. This is one of my favorite ways to wear longer scarves, and the look changes up a bit depending on the fabric thickness. From the graphic below: Steps 1-2) Criss-cross the ends of a long scarf behind the back of your neck, 3-4) Pull both ends in front of your chest and tie them once, loosely, below the first loop, 5-6) Fluff / reposition both loops. Easy peasy!
scarf tying tutorial
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49 thoughts on “PJ top + wool layers (& how to tie a rectangular scarf)

  • phiphis blog January 20, 2014 at 11:33 am

    i live in flannel in the winter. a veritable flannelpalooza, if it's possible. sheets, shirts, PJs, you name it! you look fantastic, Jean!

  • An Nicole January 20, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I love this! I would never have guessed it was a PJ top, if you hadn't mentioned it.

    An
    The Style Rx

  • Iv January 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Awesome outfit – Bonus points for your candor on the PJ top as a going out top =D

  • Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    like always, you look chic and classy! Love love the outfit.

  • Dressed with soul January 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I often wear my scarfs in the same way but I have to admit that I don´t look as great than you in casual outfits 🙂

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    http://www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

  • Carelia Moran January 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful combo of navy and brown! I am in to navy myself and I just love to see others styling around this color. You look stunning btw.
    xo
    Carelia

    "Borrowed from the boys: the bow tie" Blog post on:
    MySmallWardrobe.com

  • Window On My Wardrobe January 20, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I love that shirt! Pyjama shirts are the best, so soft and so cozy to wear 😀

    X Sara

  • Melissa L. January 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I love your casual up-do style here, would you do another hair tutorial on how you do that?

  • Angel January 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    heck yea! I love PJs and loungewear way too much 🙂 also love the scarf tying tip. warm and fashionable!

    dcstyleboard.blogspot.com

  • Pauline Moi Non Plus January 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Love your look, always chic like a parisian !!

  • EM January 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Loving the casual look! You look great with your hair up 🙂

    http://www.ericasedition.blogpsot.com

  • Le monde des petites January 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Lovely outfit!!!! <3

    Le monde des petites
    http://www.lemondedespetites.com/

  • what to wear/ January 20, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    LOVE that you're wearing a pajama top. So brill.

    http://www.whattowearwheretobuy.tumblr.com

  • Carol Li January 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing your scarf tutorial 🙂

    http://www.petitestyleonline.com

  • Petitetomatoes January 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Very cute. I love the gloves.

  • Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    You look amazing all the time, Jean!! Love you!!

  • Anonymous January 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Hello Jeans, this is not related to this post, but I wish old navy will bring back size XS in petite for the ponte-knit blazers. please alert when this size is back, so sad

  • Anonymous January 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    how do u like the bag from boden?

  • Michelle R January 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Oh! Thanks for the useful post (that sounds like one of those spam comments!) I have a nice big scarf my sister gave me, but am new to tying those kinds. I will try this out to see if it works for the size I have…looks similar to yours.

  • Jean January 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    The XSP in navy stripe is back in stock : )

  • Jean January 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I like the design but personally prefer vintage leather bags that I've found on eBay. The cute design of the tan/navy trim bag instantly reminded me of a Coach legacy bucket bag I was eying back here: http://www.extrapetite.com/2013/11/thanksgiving-week-sales-and-deals.html and I do love the navy and white large polka dot lining. The leather is thick and seems durable, but is not the "buttery soft" type that some ppl look for. It seems similar to Coach's current leathers. This bag is designed to be worn three ways (hand-held top strap is adjustable to be long enough to sling over the shoulder) but the longest cross-body strap is too long for me even with extra holes.

  • Jean January 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks, Melissa! : ) I followed the same exact steps here: http://www.extrapetite.com/2011/09/hair-tutorial-voluminous-puffy-bun.html

  • Anonymous January 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Hi Jean. Love your blog! What brand are your sunglasses? Thanks.

  • Evelyn HE January 21, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Jean, I see you're on LOFT front page, you look polished! Bravo!

  • Vanessa January 22, 2014 at 4:02 am

    I love it! Where do you buy your jeans? They always fit so perfectly, mine are always too loose around my thighs!

  • Brittany January 22, 2014 at 9:27 am

    LOVE your blog and detailed reviews! I am a 3L who is trying to build my work wardrobe, and extrapetite has been my secret weapon. 🙂

    I wanted to let you know that The Limited just announced that they will start offering petite sizes in mid-February. I'm not sure how the quality of their clothing measures up, but I'm excited to potentially have a new resource!

  • Suzie Q January 22, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love how you styled flannel PJs into a chic casual outfit! Wouldn't even have been able to tell it was PJs, looks like a regular plaid shirt!

    Suzie Q
    http://www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

  • Anonymous January 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Hello!
    I just discovered your blog and I loved it!! It is my style! I am preparing my new collection and I think it goes well with your style.
    Greetings from Spain.
    https://www.facebook.com/lumpara

  • Jaimie January 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Love all of your outfits!!! So put together. I am pretty petite and it's really hard to find things that work, but I love everything you wear. I wish your images were pinnable! 🙂

  • Bela Anzu January 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

    This is a creative outfit using the pajamas top especially during this extremely cold winter. Thanks for doing a step-by-step tutorial on how to style the scarf. It's clear and easy to follow.

  • Anonymous January 23, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Hi Jean, thank you for the info. Is it hard to open and close the bag?

  • Anonymous January 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    do you mind do a video on how to take your own picture with the tripod and remote control. From where to stand etc?? i want to do that but not sure how. thank you

  • Anonymous January 23, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I just booked my flight for a last minute work related trip to Boston and have been freaking out about the weather there. I've also been thinking long and hard about what to pack, buy and wear in the office, because I am definitely lacking in the 'winter clothes' category (I'm from SoCal)… Then it hits me, JEAN, duh!!! I love your reading your blog and looking at how you style the different pieces & colors! Any tips on the type of shoes I should buy/bring? I don't plan on being outside much, except for when trying to catch a taxi! Thanks! 🙂

  • Jean January 24, 2014 at 12:22 am

    No problem! And no, not at all…the drawstring is easy to use.

  • Jean January 24, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Thank you! They are Chanel tortoiseshell print sunglasses but are from ~3 years ago.

  • Jean January 24, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Aw thank you, Evelyn! I didn't even realize it was up!

  • Jean January 24, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Hi Vanessa – I have two favorite pairs of jeans…these J Brand legging ones retail for a lot but they hold their shape wonderfully and I love the sturdiness of the material. I also like Gap's legging jeans. They are stretchy and comfortable, and you can find petite/regular/tall sizing online. The fit is pretty snug and doesn't stretch out either.

  • Jean January 24, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Thank you for your kind comment, Brittany! : ) Best of luck in your third (and last?) year of school! I saw that too about The Limited and am curious to try it. I have one or two pieces from there from ages ago that I got altered and still enjoy.

  • Jean January 24, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Hi Jaimie! Thank you! If you hover over any of the images, a circular red Pinterest button should appear over the top left corner. Just click that button to pin – let me know if it doesn't work : )

  • Jean January 24, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Hi there – I honestly haven't taken tripod photos in a long time because I'm not the most technologically proficient when it comes to cameras. I'd recommend asking Kileen of http://www.cuteandlittle.com/ – she takes a lot of her own photos with a tripod and remote and they look amazing!

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