Shades of grey + fall foliage at Boston Public Garden

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J.Crew lady day coat sz 00P (old color) + vintage style tee
LOFT sweater in xsp, BP leggings sz S (length folded under), Vince Camuto boots

Last weekend we strolled to Boston Public Garden to scope out the foliage, however it seemed that all the trees were either still mostly green or completely barren already! We must’ve just missed a few trees turning because there was this giant pile of the prettiest, vibrant pink and orange leaves on the ground.
boston public garden fall foliage outfit
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I love leggings as a lazy, comfy alternative to jeans, especially on long flights when too skinny jeans can cut off your circulation. To escape the associated stigma, just make sure your top is plenty long enough to cover your crotch. I thought I was in the clear here, but looking at these photos it wouldn’t hurt to have an extra inch or two of length…oops : ) I read tons of reviews looking for leggings that aren’t see through and won’t stretch out much, and was vacillating again between the ones I’m wearing here and these ravely-reviewed Hue ones. I went with the BP for this color and so far they don’t disappoint (do size up – a S was fitted on me). I only wish they’d make petite! The lazy in me just has the extra length folded under for now.
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I’ve been wearing these Vince Camuto “Hillsy” booties so much, they’re definitely rivaling my BP Trolley ones for versatility and comfort. They are similar in height with the VC measuring at 3.25″ and the BP at 3″ eve. I have to say the VC leather feels a little better and softer which is probably reflective of the higher price. They are still available in most sizes, starting in a hard to find sz 4!
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Also, I’ve been liking this LOFT sweater so it’s interesting to read all the polarizing reviews online! The style is very slouchy and poncho-esque so I guess it might be in the expectations. My only complaint with it is the smaller neckhole as mentioned in my review, but getting my hair rumpled up has been a fairly minor issue so far.


62 thoughts on “Shades of grey + fall foliage at Boston Public Garden

  • yutzyjbear October 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    How do you like the dress and pearls? I ordered both thanks to your last post!

  • Anonymous October 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Jean! Are you wearing false lashes?? If so, what brand of false lashes do you use?

  • Dorigamii October 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Yes! This is my color palette always. I love your sweater!

  • Jean October 26, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I think both are classic and you know how much I love the necklace! The sweater dress is very comfortable and washes well in the machine.

  • Jean October 26, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I've actually been getting lash extensions! I started a while ago to save time in the mornings and really like them.

  • Julia October 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Even better, the mini signature tote and the regular size signature tote in burgundy (they call it modern saddle) are both on sale now too plus the 50% off! They are perfect for this season!

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  • Christina October 26, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    What beautiful lipstick are you wearing?

  • angelina October 26, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Leggings or boyfriend jeans are always my go to for flights as well! I always try to cover everything as well – though I've seen tons of people wear leggings and crop tops, I personally wouldn't be comfortable with that.

    I love these photos – the focus is amazing! When I shot with my f/1.4, I have to weed out tons of photos where the focus is just slightly off.

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  • Charlotte Lei October 27, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Beautiful outfit as always Jean! One quick question: What lipstick are you wearing here? Is it still MAC charismatic?

  • Helen Veyna October 27, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I love that sweater and it's good to hear that you've given such an honest review. The color is very pretty and I love the way it hangs. Those leggings are also super cute. I also prefer leggings for traveling, so I should probably look into buying some for myself.

    Sweet Helen Grace

  • Lindsay Narain October 27, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Argh! Boston girl living in Singapore here. This post is making me so, so jealous. Will probably have to turn up my air conditioning and make an apple pie or something tonight. 🙂


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  • Diane Hoang October 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I'm loving the grays! It's the perfect outfit to showcase the autumn leaves falling!

    xx, Diane ||

  • Kimberly B October 27, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Express makes a great pair of leggings that arent's see through!

  • Yvonne Chau October 27, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Love this post!! The photos look absolutely amazing. Do you know what lens were used here?

  • Sasa Zoe October 27, 2015 at 1:23 am

    So pretty! Love your sweater and the coat:p

    Shall We Sasa

  • Deasy Noel October 27, 2015 at 1:25 am

    <3 the second picture so much! I feel like it's so quintessentially fall, hehe.

  • Abbie E. Seibert October 27, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Love your sweater!!
    Abbie E.

  • Lucy Lai October 27, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Beautiful photos! Love the outfit! <3

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  • Trang Do October 27, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Wow, Beautiful capture!!
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  • prudence yeo October 27, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Although the sweater is slouchy, it does suit you really well! Beautiful all-grey outfit for Fall!


  • Taramixandmatch October 27, 2015 at 5:57 am

    That sweater looks so cute and cozy!

  • Sir N Maam October 27, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Amazing!! Looking so pretty. loved that pullover 🙂

  • Anonymous October 27, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Yes, the sweater could be about two inches longer on you but it looks great. Maybe the review situation has something to do with figure type? I am petite but curvy, sweaters like that (though I love them) make me look fat because of my bust. I finally stopped buying them. You really have to dress for your figure. Mine is an hourglass and though I have trouble finding clothes small enough to fit me, styles that have a nice drape and flutter on women with figures like yours turn into columns on me. That sweater is lovely but not for me! — Gail F

  • Fernanda Pereira October 27, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Jean, what size is your Chanel-esque fringe sweater dress, please? My only problem is on the chest (34C).. is the material stretchy? Thank you! (Fernanda)

  • Joyce Pak October 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Such a cute leaf throwing pic!!!!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Vanessa Nguyen October 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Loving this! You look so warm and comfortable 🙂

    Vanessa /

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Hi Charlotte! It's one of my new favorites – Nars shanghai express

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Thanks! We used an 85mm f 1.2

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I'll check them out, thanks!

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Hi Gail – you're definitely right, same reason why shift dresses usually look better on the less busty and such!

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Hi Fernanda – I'm wearing the xxs petite which is my usual size. It is very very stretchy!

  • Maggie Zemanek October 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    This is perfection! I love all the grey together.

  • Jada Nicola October 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Love this look and your lipstick is the perfect shade. Have a wonderful day!

  • October 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I love the sweater and I think you look amazing!! I always have trouble pairing shades of gray but it looks like a perfect color for fall.


  • Lydia Stearns October 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I bought this sweater after your review and I love it- seems to be the perfect in between for cape and traditional sweater- thanks for the recommendation!

  • Mei Liang October 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Lovely pictures 🙂 I haven't been lucky in finding beautiful fall foliage in San Francisco, the weather has been quite warm lately. Maybe next month 🙂

  • Anonymous October 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Jean,

    I ordered the anntaylor chanel-esque dress in xs because they didn't have petites anymore! i was wondering if you think putting it in the dryer would shrink it but not ruin the dress? I am usually an xxs petite or xs petite! Thanks

  • Rebecca October 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Jean!
    Love this look so much! I'm vacillating between the BP Trolley booties and the VC booties — Which do you find more flattering? I'm about your size, and I know the BP Trolley boots look like they come up higher on the ankle than the VC's. Thoughts?

    Also — how do you tuck in your shirts/sweaters/blouses without them poofing out? I always feel like it's my height, but yours always look perfect! Any help would be great 🙂


  • Anna October 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Just curious as to what socks you usually wear with booties. I find that sometimes my socks have no grip on the bottom and cause my feet to slide forwards in my heeled booties.

  • Fernanda Pereira October 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Great! Thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Lydia – I'm so glad to hear that!

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Hi there – unfortunately it doesn't shrink much in the dryer and I think an XS regular will be too roomy for your. You should do store search for an xxsp (they ship for $8) – they say it's online only but it's definitely not! Both of my local stores had that size in-store.

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Rebecca! The booties are pretty different styles so I can't really directly compare. The VC have a more western style while the BP are a basic bootie silhouette, the VC have the dip vs straight cut, etc. both of which I actually find to be flattering. Especially with dark tights being work with dark boots one cut isn't noticeably more flattering to me. Also, my BP booties are from 2 years ago so I don't know if they changed quality at all since, but I do think the VC are good quality. Nordstrom has easy free returns so I'd suggest just trying both and see which feel best on your feet!

    As for tucking in shirts…it's pretty natural to have them poof out throughout the day as you sit, stand, walk and sit back down again. Sometimes I tuck them into my underwear and tights to keep them in extra secure. You can try one-piece bodysuit blouses too to keep them really securely tucked.

  • Jean October 27, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I sometimes wear the footie no-show socks that you can find at department stores or Marshalls, etc, but they do slip a bit like you mentioned so with these dip booties, I usually go sockless just like with pumps.

  • Kelly Kalinkewicz October 28, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I love the shades of grey in this outfit! That jacket is too cute–too bad they don't sell the color anymore!

  • Paola October 28, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful photos!

  • Julie Hiller October 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful photos! I love that sweater on you! And thanks for the legging recommendation–I've been searching for non-see-through ones for forever!

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  • Lydia Stearns October 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I also love the fall leaves- we recently moved from Maine to Savannah and I'm having a little fall withdrawal- its nice to see the color even just in photos!

  • Jess Mok October 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Hi! New to your blog and I love your style! Just wanted to ask which leggings you were wearing because at first you linked the BP leggings and then further down you said you were wearing the HUE leggings. Just wanted ask because they look great on you and we have a similar body type and size. Thanks and keep up the good work!!

  • October 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    These photos are perfect! The colours in the background compliment your outfit really well!


  • Jean October 28, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Jess – thank you! Sorry for any confusion in this post. I'm wearing the BP, but I mentioned the Hue as another option because they have so many good ratings. Please note the length of both are long and I have my BP ones folded under.

  • Jean October 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Hi Christina! It's Nars shanghai express

  • Yvonne Chau October 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I've been eyeing those for some time, thanks!!

  • Raven Hill October 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for the AT dress recommendation. I was so obsessed with finding the sleeveless boiled wool dress (alas, sold out in 0P) that I completely overlooked the faux Chanel frock. I love it! The pearls tie the whole look together.

  • Love Fashion October 30, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Jean! Love your posts – they are always so useful !! I live in UK and most of brands you recommend are only available online so there is a risk of disappointment with quality when ordering online. I recently been loving Uniqlo leggings and knitwear – amazing value for the quality! As I recently started to work in high security (high value goods) environment and we are not allowed to have any metal in our clothes or hair (no zips, buttons or hair pins!) So I struggle a bit with the challenge of looking smart while matching regulations. Uniqlo have good choice of bottoms and tops that are perfect for this! Would love to have your reviews of their leggings and trousers with elastic waist!! They are also on the shorter side! XXX Lena

  • Anonymous October 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    They look awesome! Very natural. Where do you get them done?

  • Anonymous November 12, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    hi jean! Love all your sweaters and coats. I'm planning to buy that Jcrew lady day coat. Would like to ask your opinion about the color, which do you think is better antique linen or dark camel. I would love to have that grey one that you have but its not available anymore. 🙂

  • pastry and perfume November 17, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I don't know if you still look at comments on a post as old as this one, but I was wondering if you could describe the color of your booties? I'm trying to decide between black and brown on the same VC pair that you have, and have been searching all of the photos of it to try to get an idea of the color. On your instagram flat lay photos or boots, it looks darker, like a chocolate brown, but here and in other photos it looks almost olive. I know it is a weirdly specific question, but would love it if you would answer!

  • Jean November 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    So glad you like that dress! I couldn't pass up the Chanel-esque style : )

  • Jean November 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    It is a chocolate brown : )

  • Jean November 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Sorry for the delay…comments on older posts usually get buried so please feel free to post questions on my latest posts, even if the topics are unrelated! I really love both of those colors but if you're buying your first lady day then I'd go for the camel. It'll be much easier to keep clean : )

  • Ms. Lavander November 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    thanks jean….but which is better camel or black? 🙂

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