Tomorrow is the last day of Tory Burch‘s annual buy more save more fall event – get up to 30% off your order with code FALLEVENT. Some exclusions apply, including on their Revas and York totes. My favorite collection is still the Robinson collection (all the satchels usually come with a convertible shoulder strap) but I’m bummed they didn’t bring back this burgundy tote from last year! On another note, a few of you have asked what socks to wear with booties like this with a dip. I sometimes go sockless, but you can find those no-show footie socks at any department store, or I also don’t mind a little bit of (non-white tube) sock showing.
We were shocked upon our return to Boston that Fall felt like it was over before it begun! It was in the upper 40’s and wet, too cold for bare legs with booties which is one of my favorite looks. Next week looks a little more promising, but I’ll also be wearing this same outfit above with ribbed grey sweater tights and a long coat over it all into chillier weather.
And here’s the burgundy bag, booties & Jolt jeans combo yet again. This faux-layered Treasure & Bond sweater (reviewed here) was one of my favorite purchases back in July when shopping for fall seemed nutty. Unfortunately it looks to be sold out since then, but the look can easily be recreated with real layering using a flannel shirt (check out the Uniqlo ones reviewed below) and a shorter sweater.
I’ve gotten a lot of recommendations to try Uniqlo but had never really found anything, however a recent online search for a flannel shirt led me back to this brand. The XS in their womens flannel is a slim casual fit through the shoulders, torso and sleeves. The sleeves are long since it’s regular sizing, but I usually wear my button-up sleeves double cuffed anyways (step by step shown here). The 100% cotton flannel felt soft and comfortable. This will be a good layering piece for casual outfits, and can also be dressed up for work like under this AT sweater dress.
While there, I also checked out the plethora of down puffer vests (evidently there are many, many more options on their website)…the two above are the lightweight packable ones that come with an attached little nylon bag that the entire vest can be packed into for traveling. I will say the vest felt really non-substantial when I was lifting it up on the hanger, however after putting it on and roaming around the store for a bit, I could feel that it provided notable warmth and insulation. The XS was pretty petite-friendly as you can see above (please ignore the shorts! I swear we go straight from s
ummer to winter here in Boston).
And this was a heavier and warmer stretch down vest (7 colors) that I tried on in size S. It also comes in XS, which I think would be snug on me but the material does stretch. I love that it has on-seam zippered pockets and a functional removable hood. I’m happy to find these petite-friendly alternatives to the J.Crew one that are also a little more affordable. Relatively, I’d estimate the J.Crew vest falls in between these two in terms of down thickness and is also on the matte side.
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