Red peacoat + leaf print skirt

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H&M; turtleneck (current) & jacket (old), skirt made by Khatu
Adrienne Vittadini ankle boots (old), Chanel wallet on chain

We were blessed this weekend with mild temperatures – while some locals reveled by dining al fresco (didn’t think it was that warm!), I took advantage and wore this to lunch with friends. Alas, it was short-lived and the weatherproof boots were back on for today’s storm.
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This skirt is actually part of a summery 2-piece set (last posted here), but the twill material is nice and thick for cross-seasonal wear. To keep it from rubbing and riding up my tights, I added my trusty slip skirt.
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Adrienne Vittadini booties have been my favorite. They’re comfortable and sturdily made with some traction on the soles. It’s a shame I’ve only ever seen residual sizes at Marshalls, sample sale and other discount sites – I have no idea where the brand normally distributes its collection! Here’s a mid-heel ankle boot by AV currently available in leather (or suede at half the price here), in sizes 6+.
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A basic black turtleneck tee has been on my shopping list for months. I thought it would be the quickest item to check off, but wrangled with chokingly tight, giraffe-length (despite being folded), or pilling-prone variations before I found this one from H&M;. The thin jersey is soft and comfy, plus you can’t beat the price. An XS fit me well except the sleeves are a little too long, but can simply be scrunched up or hemmed.
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39 thoughts on “Red peacoat + leaf print skirt

  • Hi Tea Style February 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Love your peacoat and skirt. They go great together! Love this look!

  • Everygoodthingblog by Melissa February 4, 2014 at 12:12 am

    You are the cutest! Love this outfit, especially that skirt!

  • Alyson February 4, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Adorbs, especially love the bow detail on the bootie.

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  • Chelsea Marrs February 4, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Love the bow detail on the booties!

  • Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I noticed that you usually wear Fall-looking coats. Do you own any winter coats, and by winter coats, I mean those bubble-looking ones?

  • Le monde des petites February 4, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Your skirt is beautiful!!!!
    Love your outfit!


    Le monde des petites

  • Mei Fleming February 4, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Love this outfit! Perfect amount of print and pop of color!
    The peacoat is proportioned so well for you!



  • Dressed with soul February 4, 2014 at 3:17 am

    The bows caught also first my attention, and red looks simply wonderful on you <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Style Squared February 4, 2014 at 5:28 am
  • Paula Andrade February 4, 2014 at 5:33 am

    So cute!!!

  • Ann February 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Hi Jean what kind of tights do you wear? I've been looking for a great warm pair that fits on petites without being too long in the leg or waist. I'm 4'10, 82 pounds. Thanks!

  • TaraMixandMatch February 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Really love your skirt, such a great print and it looks so flattering!

  • Suzie Q February 4, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I adore the bow detail on the booties! I love skater style skirts paired with tights during the winter time and you styled this so well with the red coat!

    Suzie Q

  • bluepolkadotpjs February 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I asked the same question about a month ago and Jean recommended H&M;, F21 and Talbot. I went all tights crazy since then and bought all sorts of tights since then. I even bought some girls tights 10-12,14-16 from H&M;(though I haven't tried it yet). I am 4'11 and 90 pounds and so far the S (I don't there is a XS, anyways I'm talking about the smallest one) of H&M; and F21 fits me well. I haven't tried the Talbots one yet. Hope this helps. =)

  • bluepolkadotpjs February 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I realized I have so many typos since I was in a hurry, but I guess you would understand what I mean.. =P

  • Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Love your style!

  • Jean February 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Hi there – I answered your same question that was asked in a previous post

  • Jean February 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Yes, those three places have affordable tights that have lasted me a while. If you need extra warmth, look for fleece-lined tights. I want to emphasize to buy sizes (ie S or S/M) rather than one size fits all at H&M; (the 'one size' at F21 aren't as bad). I made the mistake of doing so recently and there was about a foot of extra length. Kids opaque tights also work great length-wise – I have some from Target.

  • Mer February 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

    obsessed with the bows on the back of those booties!!

  • Tracy Qiu February 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Very girly n practical look! Liked!

    Tracy Qiu

  • Polished Pinstripes February 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I love this color combination! I also like that you chose a skirt with a slightly larger print – I think often those of us who are smaller get warned away from choosing larger prints because they can be "too big for us."

  • Jane February 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Adorable booties!! Love that bow!!
    Jean – Adrienne Vittadini is sold at Macy's.

    I'm a long time fan of your blog!

  • Jane February 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    also Lord & Taylor

  • Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Jean, when you say you got yours at Target kids department, which brand is it. Thanks Jean!

  • Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Jean, the Loft stripeT that you recormmend, it's online exclusive, and guess what the XXS petite dark blue stripe is out. I'm all about the size too since I am very petite. Please alert if you know this size is back . Thanks Jean

  • Simply Cute and Creative February 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Where did you get the peacoat from? I have been looking for a shorter one

  • EM February 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I am absolutely loving your coat and skirt!!

  • Vanessa Lekpa February 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Your skirt is very beautiful and I love your booties ♥

  • Winny Li February 5, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Jean, I love your blog!!! Your clothing color and texture pairings are amazing and you are extremely inspirational to someone like me, who is only starting to learn how to match clothes for work and such. Hope you will never stop posting! 🙂


  • Anonymous February 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Jean, I am about to start my career and want to purchase my very first luxury bag, do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you

  • Vivian February 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Jean!
    I love all your post! What camera do you use? Your photos are all great!

  • Anonymous February 5, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Jean,
    I was wondering about your chanel WOC, did you have the chain shortened? I have one too but find that the chain is too long to wear crossbody. I am 5ft tall also. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  • Kellie The Shoe Diva February 6, 2014 at 6:50 am

    You put this together so nicely! I especially love the twill skirt.

  • Gigi Katz February 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    love the coat and that skirt has so much personality thanks for sharing this awesome outfit! xx. gigi.

  • ♥ B February 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    As someone who is also petite and also lives in Boston, I really appreciate this blog! I love the midi-skirts but feel as though I am too petite to pull them off. Do you have any tips or is this a trend for the non-petites?

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  • Trendy On A Budget February 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I love the printed skirt! Also, I was on a long quest for a well fitting black turtleneck and finally found one at the bloomie's outlet.

  • A.C.T Style February 23, 2014 at 11:03 pm
  • Melanie Crd March 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

    It is such a cute skirt 🙂

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