Fall uniform: wool topper + plaid scarf

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ASOS plaid scarf c/o, ASOS petites coat, A.Vittadini booties (old), BR sunglasses c/o
Target chambray shirt (old), Gap petite legging jeans, Prada tote (review)

Some of you have probably had enough of the tartan scarf, but I have to say its glory is well-deserved! It evokes that unmistakable cozy autumn feel (plus a little holiday) and is so easy to pair with. This is one of the most basic underlying outfits with all solid pieces, but the scarf helps bring it all together. I had posted a similar scarf by Target (now sold out online), which my mom excitedly claimed while visiting. I received this one from ASOS which is slightly bigger and has barely left my side since. Would highly recommend while it's still in stock, especially with their free international shipping. I tied it like in this tutorial and left the ends a little looser.
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Scarf is listed at 69" x 12" but I measured closer to 89" x 29" - a manageable size that provides plenty of warmth. ASOS has two plaid options that look similar at first glance, however the second is labeled "oversized" and it truly can be a blanket for a smaller child (measures 5 feet x 5 feet!). I tried both and picked this one for myself due to the smaller size and rectangular style vs. square. The oversized option however is super soft, and a great value as a cozy wrap for sports games or loafing on the couch.
plaid scarf grey coat4This lighter-weight wool blend coat was a recent keeper for me. It's a fall or spring weight coat, maybe suitable for mild winters but not for northeast ones. I ordered it about 2 weeks ago as a new arrival, and can’t believe sizes are nearly gone! If you like it, do check back for returns, which I've found are more common for ASOS due to their easy return policy and smaller sizing. I love the masculine look tempered by a nicely fitted, curved silhouette. plaid scarf grey coat1
One complaint I have for the coat is that the lining could be thicker - when I initially tried it on with just a tank top, I could feel a little scratchiness from the wool through the sleeve lining. I don't feel it with a long sleeve tee underneath, but wanted to point that out if you wear coats with sleeveless tops. Fit of a 00 petite was spot on for me all-around, which was a treat especially for outerwear. For anyone new to ASOS sizing, I would say they run at least a whole size smaller than US brands.
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Thank you to ASOS for sponsoring this post. Here are a few other scarf options for fall:

47 comments:

  1. I own also many tartan scarfs and fortunately also similar pieces of your outfit which for me is so perfect that I will try to create something similar to wear. Thank you so much for your inspiration!
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  2. This scarf looks very comfy, and will work well with so many fall colours. Love how you paired it with the wool topper.

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    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  3. I love this look and the scarf! I just bought one that looks very similar. Also, where are your shoes from? Thanks for sharing!

    - Amanda | The Chic Counsel

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    1. Hi Amanda - they are Adrienne Vittadini brand but several years old : /

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  4. Love that you add the lovely scarf to the outfit to add some colors to the whole look. Simple but chic style!


    Prudence
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  5. I ordered the gray checked scarf (the one listed in your scarf picks) a week or two ago and returned it without even taking it out of the plastic packet. It looked really cheap in person. The photo on the ASOS website almost makes it look like a Burberry scarf. Ha! Nope. It did look soft, though.

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    1. That's really disappointing. It's a fast fashion brand so quality can be a miss sometime but thankfully the return process is easy.

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  6. Without look into the details, I thought this was a J.Crew Double Cloth Metro Coat at first! I cannot speak about the texture and softness without looking at the actual coat, but the design and the silhouette is comparable with a J.Crew coat for just a third of the price! I have been looking for a black/grey coat for this winter. I will definitely keep this one in mind! Thanks for sharing, Jean.

    Julia || Closet de Jules
    Recent Post: Color Me Fall - J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer and No.2 Pencil Skirt

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    1. Hi Julia - this is a lightweight coat not like J.Crew Thinsulate coats which I would say are northeast winter weight. It's more for fall/spring here so I wouldn't compare the two on the same level : )

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    2. I see. Thanks for letting me know. Great review as always! :)

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  7. i've tried to refrain from buying any scarves this season as i've accumulated quite a collection from the last few years but this is one i cannot say no to. thanks so much for the link!

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  8. LOL that your Mom claimed the Target scarf!

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  9. Great fall look and I love this scarf look even if it's all over the blogging world...it's just a color plaid.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  10. Seeing this cozy print on all the blogs lately! Will have to stop at target to see if they still have any in stock. I love that your mom has excellent taste in fashion as well :) I always tell my mom that she has way better fashion sense than me and it is so true - she used to work as a fashion designer back in Taiwan.

    As usual, keep up the awesome posts!

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    Joyce
    Www.teawithmd.com

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  11. Perfect Fall outfit! I absolutely love it :) xo Kelly http://kellylovesmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  12. Beautiful Pics and I love the scarf

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  13. This is the epitome of a great fall look! I love the scarf--probably even more than the Target one--and the rich brown booties and bag are just perfect. So cute!

    Style by Joules

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  14. Your boots are so beautiful. Lovely outfit!

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  15. I love the wool coat and booties! Would you be able to link where they are from?? Thank you!

    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen - the booties unfortunately are several years old. The coat I've linked within the post and it's from ASOS petites : )

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  16. Jean, I recently bought booties similar to yours in the picture, real leather and all. It gave me the most unimaginable blisters at the top of my ankles! How do you prevent that, since you seem to be walking with such ease!

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    1. Ouch! It sounds like they don't fit properly then...I'm really weary of chafing in that area so that's one of the first things I look for when trying on booties. Unfortunately since you already bought and wear them, maybe try taller ankle-length socks that can go up a little past the top of the boot to lessen the friction there.

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  17. love your bag so much. I want it to buy it so much but the things that I need everyday for work are not so much to require a big bag. Plus I can only wear up to 2 inch heels for work since I have to be on my feet all day. I feel that I have to wear at least 3.5 inch heels to be able to look proportionate with that size of a bag. You look lovely in this outfit and you carry your bag well . Oh, I wonder how you store and care for your clothes especially twee jackets. I find that when I hang twee jackets, they can get stretched out since they are heavier than cardigans. Do you hang them or lay them on the shelf. ?

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    1. I actually commute in flats all the time with this bag and I don't think it's large at all (this is the smaller of the two medium sizes that Prada offers). I hang all my tweed jackets and actually find the opposite - my cardigans would start sagging and get stretched out, so I roll or fold all of them to store within drawers. If your tweed jackets are more knit and soft then you should store them flat and folded to prevent damage. If they are more structured like jackets, then just make sure your hanger isn't too wide so that it's misshapen the shoulders. I did a post on petite-width hangers to help maintain the shape of jackets : )

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  18. Jean, GREAT outfit (as usual)! Guess what? I found the BEST booties recently- Sam Edelman! I'm wearing a black suede bootie w/ buckles now; got it from Nordstrom Rack. On Amazon, there is a 20% off all boot sale going on (code: BOOTUP14), so I ordered some plain dark brown booties today. YAY!

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    1. Super cute!! Thanks for the tip, Emma!

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  19. Jane you are beautiful! Everything on you looks perfect! Can't wait to see your wedding dress on you!

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  20. Jean, It's college mom again! Can you write a blog on "how to care for" our new wardrobe investment? For instance: proper storage for merino wool dresses, cashmere blazers, etc. Besides "dust bags" to keep designer hand bags looking their best, what other care should we be doing and how often? We are so new to this high-end wardrobe thing … that the basics of care (drawers, closets, moths and other bugs that like to munch on good wool) would be sooooo very helpful to know! We obviously want our investment in "classics" to last the test of time!

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    1. Lol I'm thinking along similar lines as college mom!

      Jean, I waterproof my leather boots at the start of each autumn, but I was wondering if you spray your leather handbags with anything to protect them from rain/snow? I know some leathers are processed to be somewhat water-resistant (like your saffiano tote there) but I'm considering spraying my investment bags with the same stuff I use on my boots. Thanks much for your thoughts and have a great weekend!

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    2. Hi ladies! For all things knit (esp cashmere) I suggest folding in drawers and keeping some cedar chips in there (I got some on Amazon). Who knows if that actually works, but I haven't had any insects munching on my sweaters yet. For blazers and jackets I would say the most important thing is to make sure the hangers you use are the same width as the shoulder width of those garments otherwise you could get permanent damage. i did a blog post on it if you search of it and cannot live without my petite hangers!

      For handbags, Kelly of Alterations Needed did a post on leather conditioner which she applies on her high end bags to keep them from drying out. To be honest, I bought this but haven't had time to do it yet so can't attest to how it works). With the spray products, I'm much too nervous to use it on bags like Chanel, etc., especially colored bags where uneven spraying would show up. For this reason I buy a lot of processed leathers or coated canvas, nylon, like you mentioned and use only those on rainy days. That's not the best advice though and I encourage you to check out The Purse Forum which is one of my favorite sites for knoweldgeable tips by fellow bag lovers!

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  21. Love your shoes....and that scarf and the coat are a perfect combo for fall... love this look..

    xo
    Hems
    Love the what the highlighter does to the face,.. the makeup is perfect for this diwali season...

    xo
    Hems
    http://agoldentulip.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love everything about this look! I got the Target scarf you previously reviewed, and absolutely adore it. This coat is going on my wish list. :)

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  23. What a pretty outfit!You look stunning!
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    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

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  24. Love this whole outfit! That scarf is a great substitute to the Target one. They look nearly identical!
    jessydust.com

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  25. You are gorgeous, no doubt, but I wished you'd stop contorting your legs and position them awkwardly in your efforts to minimize your bow-leggedness. All your poses look very unnatural, and it's obvious what you're trying to do. You should really embrace yourself, flaws and all.

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    1. Rude and self righteous masked as a constructive compliment.

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    2. They don't look awkward at all to me.

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  26. Adoring everything about this look - so warm & cosy!

    www.stylefile.in

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  27. Lovely look, so chic and elegant.

    xoxo, Diana
    www.TheNeonFactor.com

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  28. I love your scarf, it's so colorful and perfect for Christmas. I love the brownstone building Boston background too! www.kblossoms.etsy.com

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  29. Could you post a direct link to the scarf? All the ones above keep going to the ASOS homepage!

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    1. Hi Rachel! I just checked, and unfortunately all the ones above seemed to have sold out : ( I would suggest checking out the "find in store" option on this Target scarf that is very similar! http://www.target.com/p/oversized-plaid-scarf-multicolored/-/A-15542694#prodSlot=medium_1_13&term=plaid+scarf

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  30. HI Jean! :)

    What size is your coat?

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    1. Hi there - it's size 00 petite and it is fitted!

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  31. Hi I wanted to ask when did you purchase this coat? xx

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