Birds of a Feather

banana republic ann taylor fringe petite style
Banana Republic skirt xsp (waistband folded over), Ann Taylor jacket 00p c/o

I hope those who celebrate had a very merry Christmas! We're on the West coast with family, and I'm thrilled that my grandparents were able to come visit the Nelson residence. They don't speak the same language at all, but communicate through good cooking and warm hugs : ) I had this outfit on for some festivities with friends, but ended up swapping bare legs for black tights and booties since it was so chilly! The feather-like fringe on this skirt makes it instantly party-ready (see other pairing ideas here and here), but can be dressed down a bit with neutrals. I hoisted the length up for nighttime by folding the wide waistband over - just make sure to remove the tag from the inner back.
banana republic ann taylor fringe petite fashion
Most retailers snapped into clearance mode the moment Christmas was over... almost everything in my look here is on sale! Ann Taylor is having a big promo which includes both my jacket (also worn here) and necklace. I've been reaching for this piece quite a bit; it has a good weightiness to it, and I like the crystal aspect for pairing since it takes on whatever color you're wearing underneath. Also for fellow lovers of Stila sun bronzer (I'm wearing it here), I stumbled across a few in the sale section of Sephora w/ EXTRA20 for another 20% off. I stocked up but am so sad to see yet another favorite being discontinued! I guess many users didn't like the red/orange tint, which I prefer to just brown for a warmer look.
pointsettias plaid PJs under the christmas tree
I love seeing everyone's tree styles, and mama Nelson's never disappoints decked out in pearls and poinsettias. Don't worry, Misty knows not to snack on them! I got a few questions on IG about her PJs, but it's actually just a roomy human flannel shirt ; ) My comfy PJ Salvage sleepshirt however is from this post and just went on sale!
modcloth cheers holiday glasses
I snapped this Instagram before we left Boston, from a small holiday gathering at our place. The Cheers glasses are from my post here and now also on sale! The antler straws were found in the dollar bins of good ole' Target. banana republic petite feather skirtPS - I also wanted to mention my leopard heels in this outfit are from years ago, but got restocked earlier this season starting in sz 4! I love the slightly lower heel and "normal" leopard print. They do run big though per the listing, so I'd echo trying half a size down.
camel sweater black fringe skirt

29 comments:

  1. The sleepshirt is already sold out! Love it though!

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  2. I posted about Boxing day sales today too! I also found some great deals on totes from Ann Taylor and snagged the mini one in navy blue.

    Happy holidays! Enjoy the warm cali weather :)

    XO
    Joyce
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    A doc's guide to health & beauty!

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  3. I love the festivities that your skirt adds to your outfit :3

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  4. omg, your dog looks so cuteeeee <3
    anyway, really like this outfit, different but really classy and sexy.

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  5. You look great!!! Love the white jacket

    Kisses from www.poshnessary.com

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  6. Gorgeous!! I love the skirt and shoes together.

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  7. Oh my God, so gorgeous! And I love both Christmas tress! Happy 2016!
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  8. That skirt is so fun and Banana Republic is my happy place!:) But I'm thrilled to know those leopard heels are back. I've been on the hunt for some with that heel height. Thanks for sharing the info!
    Aimee

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  9. Beautiful outfit and those antler straws are too cute!

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  10. I shop at all these places and with the right styling guys will always love your look and girls will like. Good enough! Very cute even if not petite. Nice job.

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  11. The outfit is very beautiful, festive and chic. And the sleepshirt is sooo cute.

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  12. Love your feather skirt! Looks so beautiful! Merry Christmas!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  13. The skirt was the staple piece but I think the leopard heels pulled the outfit together. Love the outfit!

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  14. Loving that feather skirt--so festive! Its finally gotten chilly in Chicago too so I'll be wearing outfits like this with tights as well. Happy holidays!

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  15. When will you post the 3 winners of the Nordstrom gift card?

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    1. I'm aiming to by the end of this week...unfortunately there were many duplicate entrants which I have to sift through manually to remove. Thanks for your patience!

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  16. I just found your page and I'm loving it! You are so chic love. Hugs, Kait
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  17. I love the double breasted trench and like this look almost as much as the first time you featured it on the blog.
    I have purchased a few of the Ann Taylor items you have featured on the blog and was disappointed to learn the petite sizes were not included in the WINTER60 promotion, or the previous WINTER50 promotion. I do see the petite trench is included in the current 40% off promotion. As a customer, I don't understand why AT excludes petite sizes of some items in their promotions.

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    1. Hi Shelley ~ I'm noticing that a lot more often amongst retailer sales these days and it is very disappointing. I've complained a few times to various brands and the answer I get is usually just that sales and exclusions are based on inventory levels, and most brands track their regular and petite sizing inventory separately. Maybe if enough customers speak up, these companies will reconsider doing so!

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  18. Sad news: the skirt is sold out! Crossing my fingers for a restock but just thought I'd let you/the readers know! :)

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    1. Hi Sarah - do you mean the BR fringe skirt? I just checked the link above and almost all petite sizes are still in stock, including the one I'm wearing : )

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  19. Loving the fur skirt!
    Estee from The Little Stylist
    www.thelittlestylist.blogspot.com

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  20. Agree! That feather skirt will make any outfit party-ready instantly! Happy New Year, Jane!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  21. I love the feather skirt! It's so frisky and perfect for a party!

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  22. Love the top and necklace made it more beautiful.

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