From Meeting to Meeting with Nine West

meeting to meeting*All outfit details listed below*

For today’s post, I’m excited to share a fun collaboration with Nine West where I styled three pairs of shoes for different meetings in my day-to-day life. I work in financial services which is client-focused, so my work attire can depend on what type of offices (some formal, some super casual) and contacts I’ll be meeting with each day.
morning meeting
Banana Republic navy sloan pants, Nine West leopard flats (similar)
 Similar gingham shirt and swing trench coat

For a breakfast meeting, I’ve paired classic navy pants with a button-up blouse finished off with leopard-print loafers. The outfit is tailored enough to be business casual, while these flat, comfy smoking slippers are great for running around and commuting in. I've gotten lots of requests to show more flat shoes and absolutely love these - if you're in between sizes, I'd suggest going half a size up due to the narrower fit and pointy toe.
morning meeting1
For a more formal meeting with my clients’ CFO or their board, I’ve styled these heels with an outfit that is conservative and professional, but still with feminine details that are true to my style...
formal meetingNine West heels c/o (several colors), Ann Taylor blouse
J.Crew No. 2 wool pencil skirt, Uniqueen tweed jacket (no longer avail.)

formal meeting2
You can’t go wrong with solid closed-toe pumps, but I chose a thin herringbone pattern which appears all grey from afar (thus is still easy to style) and offers a little interesting texture closer up. I found sizing to be true to size with no slippage for narrow feet.
formal meeting1
For after-work networking with fellow bloggers, I’ve paired these scalloped-top booties with a flared skirt and knotted blouse for a fun, casual look that’s a welcome change from office attire.
after work

You guys know I love my ankle boots and I definitely think they can be flattering even on shorter legs. Look for ones with a dip down the middle which can be more lengthening than those cut straight across, or pair with dark tights or skinny denim to create a seamless leg line.
after work1
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and thank you to Nine West for having me be a part of this campaign!

77 comments:

  1. Great post! I love all three outfits though actually I might like the first the best--I love the way the leopard works with the belt!

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    1. I agree! Such a great post, leopard is perfect :)

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  2. Love all these outfits, you styled them perfectly! Where do you get your belts for work from?

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    Lexi

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    1. Hi Lexi! Most of mine are from Ann Taylor, J.Crew, or H&M. I'd highly recommend a leather hole puncher (at any craft store or on Amazon) to customize belt hole spacing to the length you need.

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    2. Hi! I love the plaid shirt with the leopard flats and belt! Can you tell me where the belt is from?

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    3. Hi! I love the belt with the leopard flats! Can you tell me where it's from?

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  3. Great styling for different occasions! Love the boots<3

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  4. Great post! I would have never thought to put the plaid shirt with the leopard.

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  5. Super cute outfits!! I love all three, especially the first one! :D
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  6. Very stylish - all 3 looks!!! What size did you get in the Sloan pants?

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    1. Hi Betty! I got size 00P and then shrunk them by drying for approx. 10 minutes. They DO shrink so I would recommend checking every 10 min or so if you go the machine dry route to intentionally do so.

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  7. LOVE all three looks! Great post!

    The Style Storm
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  8. Great looks! Would wear all three any day.

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  9. Love all your outfits! You look stunning!
    XX
    Miri
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  10. Can you comment on how comfortable the pumps and booties are? How do they compare to Ann Taylor perfect pumps?

    You looks adorable - thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Emily! The Martina pumps were comfy off the bat and I would say run a little narrower than the average brand. I am usually between 5 and 5.5 and took a 5 (usually go up half size for pointy toes but these didn't feel bad in that area) because I don't want them to slip off when worn with tights. The booties run small so I'd suggest sizing up. The 4" height on them (small concealed platform) are higher than what I'm used to for fully enclosed boots so they'll be a car or cab only shoe for me!

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  11. I love all of these outfits, and how you styled all these shoes. My favorite pair has to be the gray herringbone heels, which look so perfectly with that mustard skirt.

    -Helen

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  12. Lovely!! I love each look.. so classic!!! That BR shirt is so great and I love the pop of mustard yellow!
    Hope
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  13. Love all three outfits...I always get the best outfit inspirations from you!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

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  14. Would you consider the mustard J.Crew No.2 skirt to be too bright for an important client meeting? I have the exact same skirt and working in a consulting firm myself, I have only wore it in very selective occasions. Normally I would wear that with black or navy blue instead of something light, to "tone down" the brightness. Just my 2 cents. :)

    Julia || Closet de Jules
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    1. Good point, Julia - I only really get more 'daring' with color when I've meet clients several times and know what their office style is, both formal or casual alike. Would not recommend something non-conventional like yellow for conservative settings or people : )

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  15. Great styles, all 3 of them.. nine west shoes are all so trendy...love the boots and flats...the texture on the heels is interesting..

    xo

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  16. I love how you styled all 3 of these looks and love all of the shoes! I especially adore the leopard slippers!

    Suzie Q
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  17. Your outfits are fantastic! You are just such a beautiful soul and I love looking through the posts as they come! Can't wait to see what is next!

    Sincerely, Shelbi
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  18. Love the leopard smoking slippers on you! I was deciding between a few others (different brands), but seeing these on you made me decide to get the Nine West ones. Can't wait for them to come in. Always love how effortlessly put-together you look in all your outfits!!!

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    1. Hi Jackie - I really hope you like them! They have been my go-to commuting and weekend shoe lately : )

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  19. those booties are to DIE for! aaand i'm talkin bout those shoes of course :)

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  20. Love these outfits, especially for the first one!

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  21. Great styling of meeting looks! I especially love the third pair of shoes!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

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  22. I always appreciate your posts offering ideas to mix up my wardrobe for work. It's not easy to inspire with office wear, but you manage to do it everytime!

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  23. The first outfit is perfect! Great match!

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  24. I love every outfit and the shoes are all cute. I want them.

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  25. Wow! Congratulations, Jean! It was wonderful to see you in my inbox this morning-- as always, you looked stunning.

    I'm an occasional blog visitor, but I've always appreciated that your site reflects a lot of work and thoughtful efforts aimed at helping a wide community develop a sense of style that's refined and beautiful.

    You make a lot of points geared toward improving the value and satisfaction one can get from their wardrobe, and balance flair for trends with a recognition of timeless classics. For petites, your advice for alterations and considerations for where lines should fall or drapes should lay have helped mature how I look at fashion-- I couldn't pay a greater compliment.

    I know there's a trend to feature bloggers in advertising, but in your case I think it's also an opportunity to showcase an organized, creative thinker and positive influence for us. Thanks for your years of effort on the blog!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words & feedback! It was fun being part of their email but especially rewarding to hear from a longtime reader like yourself.

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  26. Love these! I hadn't thought to look at Nine West for office shoes!

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  27. Hi Jean! I love your first look and how you effortlessly combine your pieces to look so polished. I was wondering if you would mind taking us through your hair styling process? Your ponytail looks like it has the right amount of volume, and I can't seem to achieve that, so I'm left with flat ponytails

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    1. Thank you! If you have a teasing brush, lift pieces at the top of your head and brush backwards (you can google or YT basic teasing) to get volume, then push into a little poof at the top of your head and secure with 2 criss-crossed bobby pins. Gather rest of hair into one ponytail and wrap the entire ponytail against a thin 1" barrel curling iron (it'll be tough to get thick ponytails around the iron, but that'll help create the loose wave). I hope once I become a little more adept at self-filming, I can make a YT video showing this simple process.

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  28. Have the same striped skirt and didn't know what top to pair with it, now I do! Love your creativity when putting your outfits together :) So glad I can relate to your "petite" posts and look forward to reading more!

    xo
    - Madison
    www.sincerelymadison.com

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  29. All three looks are fabulous, my favorite is the casual I just love the skirt :)

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  30. Gorgeous photos!! I simply love it!

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  31. Oh wow, I've just found your blog and I fell in love with your outfits and style! Usually simply but perfect combined and classy! Especially that I'm petite too ;)
    This anckle boots are gorgeous ;)

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  32. hi Jean, I just want to ask if you own any steamer for clothing to use on silk blouses or thin polyester material like the H&M blouse in your previous post. I use the regular iron and have ruin (burned) several of my blouses already. I am looking for a good steamer if you or any of the readers here have any suggestion. Thank you so much

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    1. I just bought the Epica travel steamer on Amazon after reading reviews on a few steamers. It's worked well so far.

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    2. Thank you Jen for your suggestion! I would also suggest reading reviews on Amazon. And yikes about the burnt blouses! I used to own a steamer but it got caked with calcium buildup so now I just iron my silk and poly items on very, very low heat. Sometimes I hang blouses or dresses up while taking a hot shower to let major wrinkles fall out, which only works if your bathroom is very compact and the steam builds up (probably not good for my walls : )/

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  33. Jean you look so lovely. especially like the outfit with the yellow J crew skirt. You are so pretty. You are not only beautiful in appearance but you are also beautiful inside, very classy and admirable

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! That means a lot to me

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  34. Love the first outfit ! it looks so casual yet perfect for work..

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  35. Great Post and i love to see these sort of dresses it absolutely matches with my all requirements and the quality that i loved to wear. All the three outfits would be soon very common just due to its beautiful look....

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  36. beautiful! are these shots taken in chicago?

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  37. So in love with your casual outfit! The boots are crazy cute!

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  38. Love your voluminous ponytail! Could you do a tutorial on that?

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  39. Great post!. Jean, I was wondering if you could share some job interview style outfits?

    Thanks,

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    1. Hi there - I wouldn't get too creative with job interview outfits and just stick to the classic and professional navy, black, or grey suit : ) This is an old post but the "after" is what I would probably still wear to an interview even though it's years later: http://www.extrapetite.com/2011/02/reader-request-building-confidence.html

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  40. love the first look, it is simple yet elegant...

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  41. Hi, Jean! I really like your first look! It's so simple, effortless yet so chic and work appropriate. I wonder if you can share with me how you would clean the BR Sloan pants you wore in this look. I really like the look of this pants, but I found it on online that it requires" dry clean". Have you tried washing it by yourself? Does it work? Or you think it's dry cleaning only. Thank you!

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    1. Hi there! Yes I machine wash my Sloan pants repeatedly. I will note that if you don't want them to shrink, avoid any machine drying, since I was intentionally shrink these down a little and they did quickly with drying on medium heat. I would suggest machine wash cold and then hanging/air dry. Please do note this is at your own risk though since the tag does instruct dry cleaning, but I have personally not experienced issues machine washing them.

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  42. hello! enjoying your blog very much.
    i used to live in boston (now nyc) and i was wondering where you are in the breakfast setting? where are those coffee cups from? thank you!

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    1. Hi - hope you are enjoying NYC, which I think is quite the change of pace from Boston living : ) These photos were actually taken in Chicago.

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  43. Hi Jean- Long time lurker here and love your blog. Was wondering if you would considered the leopard print smoking shoes too bold/noticeable for every day wear (I have always thought of animal prints as occasional accents) or do you think with the right combination it can be worn on a frequent basis. Appreciate your input!

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    1. Hi there - I'm a huge fan of animal print accents because they contain so many neutral colors like black, brown, camel, etc. which work seamlessly with everyday outfits. I wear all of my leopard print shoes fairly regularly, whether it's with plain denim and a white blouse (as in the post right before this), red pieces, navy pieces, striped or gingham items, etc. Of course there are outfits where an extra print may be too busy, but in general I find leopard shoes to almost be more versatile than solids (with the exception of solid black or nude shoes : ).

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  44. Hi Jean,

    I love all the looks you have posted - its much appreciated from one petite girl to another! With the first one, is that a navy gingham print or black?

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    1. Thank you so much! It's a navy gingham : )

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  45. Thanks for the tips that you shared here. It really helped me a lot. I still needed to hire a personal shopper Singapore though, but I told her about this and the style that I wanted.

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  46. Hi, I noticed you said that the trench you are wearing in the first outfit is old but I am wondering out of curiosity if that is Zara's short trench coat from a year or two ago? If so, wondering what size you purchased... :)

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    1. Hi! It's actually recent from Banana Republic, but sold out online.

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  47. Can you please tell me what's the coat in the first style?. Love that one. I'm almost the exact same size as you and same height.

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    1. Hi Isabel! It's called the Banana Republic cropped Heritage trench and might still be in stores. Unfortunately, it's not available in petite sizing so I had to get several alterations on it.

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  49. Totally love the whole outfit. But I love the casual outfit. Find accessories that will add beauty to your outfit.

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  50. Simple love your outfit!! Especially the second outfit. So elegant!!


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  51. Hi there. First of all, I love you! You have such a great sense of style and I'm finding your website and blog to be very inspiring. I can across reader comments and a reply from you that had to do with BR Sloan pants. From the comment that I read, I gathered that you had previously shared some advice on shrinking them in the dryer (!). I'd love it if you would re-post for me. I was unable to find anything by using the search. Thanks so much!

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  52. So stylish - What size did you get in the Sloan pants?

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