Pretty in Pink + Taupe

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Bobeau drape cardigan in "mink," Sole Society heels (sizes mostly gone)

This dress from Ann Taylor looks very simple in the stock photo, but I fell in love after trying it on. As several reviewers mentioned, the shift design feels timeless and Jackie-O inspired, and oh how I enjoy the pockets! If you aren't familiar with boiled wool, it has a nubbly texture that helps winterize this piece. I can see it being worn layered both under and over tops like turtlenecks and thin sweaters well into our chilly springtime.
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Off the rack, this dress in size 00 petite hit at a demure length right at the top of my knees. I had 3 inches hemmed off for a shorter style, but asked my tailor to leave most of the extra material in case I wanted to let it back down in the future. The boiled wool-blend material is stretchy to grace over curves and is fully lined with an invisible back zip.
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And the Bobeau drape fleece cardigan is back! I'm wearing xxsp in the mink color and am happy it's still in such decent shape given how much I wore/abused it last year.
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49 comments:

  1. Absolutely love the pink x taupe combination. So lovely :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  2. Really like fleece items but they tend to come in very casual styles (hoodies, pullovers, sweats etc). What I like about your cardigan is that it's dressier than most fleece styles. I've been eyeing this Polar Fleece Blazer from Land's End in the celestial blue in warm grey. It's got pockets, dressier and has the comfort of warm fleece. Land's End currently has a code for 40% off a regular price. It's PUMPKIN with pin 4606.

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    1. Thanks for the tip on their sale! Yes I agree, very rare to find fleece items in dressier formats.

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  3. Wow, this dress is so beautiful! I love how you paired it with pearls; they give the dress such a chic, feminine vibe!

    --Dani @ www.styledvariety.com

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  4. The pink shade of the wool dress is so pretty, love it!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  5. so elegant! Love your dress with the cardigan<3

    Shall We Sasa

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  6. This is such a cute and elegant outfit! I love how you paired pearls with this outfit for that old school glam. Loving the color palette, too!

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

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  7. Lovely dress! The boiled wool is really pretty and it looks fabulous with those layered necklaces.

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  8. That dress is such a pretty blush color! It looks great the way you styled it and I imagine it also works well with tights, for when temperatures begin to drop even more. I love the nice shape and movement that waterfall cardigan adds to this outfit.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  9. How charming, lovely little dress in pink. I love those pearls you often wear.Is that your favorite statement ? Best wishes from Finland from Anu :)

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    1. Hi Anu! Yes I have to admit, you can probably tell by how often they show up on here : )

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  10. Too Cute! I'm sad that I lost that necklace. I'm def going to purchase it again. I may also purchase this whole outfit :)

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  11. Didn't see the nail polish on instagram, but love the nail color too, wonder what color that is?
    Love Evelyn

    http://TwoPerfectSouls.com - A Petite Shoe Shop

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    1. Hi Evelyn! It's Essie's Hot Coco

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  12. What a great color combo! I love this :)

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  13. Love the colors! I'm impressed with how you styled the cardigan, because I never would have thought that's what it would look like, based on how it appears on the Nordstrom website. I love your classic, chic style!

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    1. Thank you, Lex! Stock photos are so often misleading...it's always a nice surprise when items look better in-person!

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  14. It looks very timeless indeed. Too bad I don't like dry clean only clothes as dry cleaning is rather expensive where I live.

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    1. I am doing some experiments on washing dry clean only items carefully at home and will be doing a post soon - stay tuned!

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  15. Gorgeous color! bunewmedia.net/thefitpetite

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  16. I really like the dress! It looks like a great weight for fall.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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  17. Beautiful dress!! You looks so fabulous!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  18. Love this! I've been eyeing that dress AND the fleece. It is very warm!

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  19. Love the classy dress & the drape cardigan! Such a nice combination. <3

    MISS LUCIA │ Fashion & Lifestyle

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  20. Gorgeous dress! You look very pretty love it!

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  21. The blush is so gorgeous on you!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  22. First of all, I like the outfit a lot. I am thinking about buying the cardigan but I'm not so sure about the size. Can you maybe tell me how tall you are, so I get a better og the lenght?! That would be awesome.
    - Anna

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    1. Hi Anna! I'm about 5 feet tall. Hope that helps!

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  23. The outfit is super cute!! Love the dress, so classy and elegant! <3 xxx

    Louise | http://www.thestylewalk.com/

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  24. Jean. I gotta tell you, I wouldn't look twice at these outfits if I saw them online and they always look better on you than the models - every time! I share your stylish taste and really appreciate reading your posts because you have helped me pull things together that I would never have considered before. I have made many, many (too many) purchases from your recommendations. And the way you described boiled wool is spot on. I've always wanted something in this material. Unfortunately, the sz 2P is all sold out at Ann Taylor, but that's ok. Something else will come up for me. Thank you Jean.

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    1. Hi Valeri - you are so sweet, thanks for your kind comment!

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  25. Beautiful out Jean! What color tights would you wear with this?

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I'd wear this dress with grey tights...love the combo of pink and grey for winter!

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  26. What color tights would you suggest wearing with this when it gets colder in Boston (which is now)!

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    1. I would wear the dress with grey tights, however I get so sick of tights outfits during Boston winters I usually just commute in any color pair and remove them once I get to wherever I'm working for the day.

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  27. I love this color combo, you look so chic!

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  28. I happened to have purchased the dress (before I saw it on you) and wore it today with pearls. I liked that you are wearing it fairly loose, as I chose to do this as well. It looks lovely on you.

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  29. I love the Sole/Society shoes! I've never had a pair...how comfortable are they?

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    1. Hi - I find it differs based on style. My Anneke low heels from them and these are really comfortable for heels!

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  30. LOVE this color combination. I wonder where i can get this drape cardigan? the link seems does not work : (

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    1. Thank you! I just checked the link and they are working...might've just been a temporary site glitch! They're Bobeau brand.

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  31. Is your cardigan the one w the button? If so, did you snip it off?

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  32. Who is your tailor? I am also near boston but I am so afraid of getting things tailored and having it come out wrong =/

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  33. Do you hand wash your Bobeau cardigans or can you get away with putting them in the delicate cycle (perhaps in a laundry bag) without it shrinking?

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