Pumpkins & Ponchos

fall outfit stripes poncho sweater

J.Crew turtleneck, Talbots wrap c/o (color sold out; last shown here)
Vince Camuto booties (love! I’m usually between 5-5.5 and took the latter), J.Brand jeans

I wanted to share some quick photos of this striped turtleneck tee from my Columbus weekend sale post (*update: unfortunately, the striped version is now shown as excluded from sale). I rely on these lightweight tees to help prolong wears between washes for pieces like sweaters, blazer, and coats (where makeup transfer or perspiration can discolor the inside of collars). They come in a myriad of solid colors and four striped options – the ivory and navy stripes are always classic, but the redwood will pair with more things than you’d imagine. I’m wearing xxs regular which is very slim-fitting, and considered sizing up. The sleeves are long on short arms but don’t bother me for a layering tee.
fall outfit cape sweater stripes1
Apple cider donuts are one of my favorite things ever about fall in New England – maybe the aroma even more than the taste. We went with friends to grab a dozen with hot cider and polished them off before making it back to the car.
pumpkin patch apple cider donuts
I also dusted off my favorite fall polishes, amongst them Essie’s “Hot Coco” (a taupe brown) worn below – an oldie but goodie. I’m always looking for new shades to try so would love to hear some of your seasonal favorites!
fall outfit cape sweater stripesThis colorway of my wrap sweater is now sold out, but I’ve linked to a few other affordable options below in versatile prints. I know many petite ladies are afraid of large, billowing garments, but I think it can look fine if you simply balance out the rest of the outfit with slim, fitted pieces.


28 thoughts on “Pumpkins & Ponchos

  • Anonymous October 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I found these riding boots and they are great fit (I am 4'11 and wear a size 5). http://www.zappos.com/ariat-york-maplewood

  • Yvonne October 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    For fall polish, try Essie's "Sole Mate" if you haven't yet! It's a gorgeous black cherry color. Definitely my favorite nail polish right now!

  • Anonymous October 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I just checked J. Crew online and the turtlenecks are excluded from all promotional discounts… : ((((

  • Jean October 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I just did a review on those last week!

  • Jean October 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion, Yvonne!

  • Jean October 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    What a bummer! It definitely had the 30% off mark next to it earlier this weekend, and I was able to get one in store as part of the sale : /

  • Anonymous October 11, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    One of my absolute fall favorite polishes-opi tickle my francey!!

  • Anonymous October 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Actually the solid colors are still 30% off! Looks like the stripes are out though.

  • Anonymous October 11, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Jean,

    You look so cute! I love the poncho.


  • pheebee October 11, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I can't wear most nail polishes because they make me itch, which is sad. However, I've discovered a few vegan brands and I've been able to have pretty nails which is awesome! So, to answer your question, I'd check out Ginger + Liz Who's the Boss; Ginger + Liz You Talkin to Me?; Zoya Estelle (most beautiful jewel toned blue I've seen!); Spa Ritual From the Heart.

  • Fashion Petite October 11, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Pnchos are so perfect for fall!
    xoxo Lynda

  • Bella B October 12, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Fun photos! I really like your poncho. 🙂

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

  • Made in Mauve October 12, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Cute poncho!

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  • Diane Hoang October 12, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Ponchos are so perfect for autumn! I love the print of it and the movement!

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

  • Trang Do October 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Beautiful pictures!! Nice post!!
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  • Paola October 12, 2015 at 4:53 am

    I love your turtleneck!

  • Maggie Zemanek October 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    This looks so great on you! It's not overwhelming even though you're petite.


  • Julie Hiller October 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Love the poncho and the booties!

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  • Lex @ Flecks of Lex October 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I love ponchos! I've been wanting to pick up some more this fall, so thank you for your suggestions!

  • Van Nguyen October 12, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I put on Essie Smokin' Hot during the fall.

  • Alex and Marcella October 13, 2015 at 2:31 am

    I like Essie's Master Plan & Chinchilly for fall. Both are a bit gray, but very neutral.

  • Sarah @ The Pastiche October 14, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    This is so cute! I love comfortable fall outfits that are still chic in their own way. Check out a similar petite fall-wear outfit I posted on my blog yesterday!


  • Hanh Han October 16, 2015 at 4:54 am

    My favorite post! Because umm, I love fall and pumpkins…and those boots are amazing.

  • Jean October 17, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Love Chinchilly! Will have to try Master Plan too, thanks for the rec : )

  • Jean October 17, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Just looked it up – very pretty!

  • Jean October 17, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for so many good suggestions! I looked up some swatches – have never heard of Ginger + Liz but will keep my eyes peeled!

  • Jean October 17, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Oh yes, that is a beautiful nude pink!

  • Jada Nicola October 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

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