Instagram Lately: Chanel Fall Bags, Summer Whites, Bedroom decor

bedroom decor tufted velvet headboard mirror nightstand_one kings lane
Alina tufted headboard in light gray velvet, similar mirrorred nightstand
Pottery Barn Morgan bedding in Taupe, Target lamp + glass jewelry box
paint color is Behr Manhattan Mist (760E-2), a blueish-gray

It was tough getting out of my cozy corner this morning after a weekend of showing friends all around town! Nick and I have very different decor styles and rarely agree on furniture (I love everything feminine and romantic while he likes clean and modern), which is why we still don't have dining chairs after two years in our current home... I promised him greater liberties in choosing those, as long as I could have my velvet headboard and mirrored nightstands. Ours are from One King's Lane, where I've been pretty happy with the look and quality of items for the prices. lace up white dress outfit_couples summer style
H&M dress thanks to PingSole Society shoes c/o, Celine bag

Our friends Ping & Timmy were visiting for the weekend and came hungry for New England fare! We went to a sushi-making class on Saturday hosted by one of our favorite chefs Ken Oringer (as part of a MasterCard events series), who owns some amazing restaurants in town like Coppa and Toro which I always recommend to visitors. We learned how to fillet some local fish and got to eat it afterwards in a variety of sushi dishes...so fresh and good!
tonys clam shop boston quincy seafood lobster roll
A lobster roll is the quintessential New England bite - there are several places in the city to get your traditional roll (which I'll also list out in my Boston guide) but I love venturing a bit out to Quincy to Tony's Clam Shop if you have a car. They make a mighty meaty lobster roll, have amazing juicy steamer clams, and also your usual fried seafood platters. quincy boston black raspberry sprinkles ice cream cone
Afterwards we attempted to "walk off" that meal along Marina Bay but got thwarted by Cream & Sugar and their delicious cones. Side note, several ladies asked about this nail polish and it's just my usual Essie "Fiji" pink painted on top of a layer of another white color. I've been loving layering nail polish colors to get the specific shade I want!
chanel 2016 summer caviar boy bag cc filligree
Left: Chanel caviar Boy bag in "old medium" in ivory (cream w/ hint of gray), $4700
Right: Chanel CC Filigree / vanity case bag in small, $3700 (?)

I've also gotten lots of messages on the Chanel bags from my recent Snapchat asking which one I got! From my poll, the ivory one above was the crowd favorite but the little red one was not far behind (camel caviar in a close third). Ever since this post when I fell in love with the Boy bag in old medium, I've been patiently waiting for Chanel to bring back caviar leather for the style. They finally have a few for pre-Fall in 4 colors (ivory, black, red, and camel brown) all with the silver-toned ruthenium hardware. I was eager to see them in person but the caviar leather on these boy bags is a different "washed caviar," softer to the touch and less shiny than their traditional caviar. I thought it looked and felt nice, but am curious about how it'd hold up and clean compared to Chanel's other leathers. I love how durable my older caviar bags are and how they can just be wiped clean! I decided to sleep on it some more, but would love to hear about anyone's experience with washed caviar.

While at the boutique, I did get to try on the popular CC Filigree bag and it is so stinkin' cute. I'm a sucker for vintage-inspired designs and this one is a nod to the vanity / cosmetic trunks that Chanel has made for quite some time. Material is the regular caviar leather, and the overall construction of the bag felt very sturdy with lots of attention to detail both on the interior and exterior. It comes with a hefty-feeling CC gold turnlock charm and key, and the partial-chain strap hits me where I like it as a crossbody. The cream in this is completely sold out, but red is available and I believe a small handful of black might be as well.
modcloth white dress

Lastly I just can't get enough of white dresses for summer - I have quite the collection now but rotate heavily through each of them. I wasn't sure how this one would fit given the generic S, M, L sizing, but it is stretchy and worked on me as shown without alterations. The bodice and scalloped neckline are fully lined with an invisible back zip, but I was disappointed the bottom half is unlined. I didn't find it to be too sheer but I always wear either skin-toned undies or a nude slip skirt with my white pieces just in case.

All photos from my Snapchat or Instagram (both: extrapetite).

59 comments:

  1. I love love that white H&M dress you are wearing - what is the full name of it?

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    1. Hi! I'm not sure - I didn't see it online.

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    2. Here we have that in Sweden http://www.hm.com/se/product/43685?article=43685-A
      It's called Ribbed dress with lacing. It's in Divided section with Art.nr. 99-5108. But I am not sure if it's the same on the US site...

      Annie | Petite&Minimal

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  2. Love your white dresses and your bedroom decor! You and Nick always take the cutest photos together!
    I love the Chanel vanity case, it's so cute. Definitely a hard choice!

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  3. Good thing you won on the bedroom decor :) - it's feminine and romantic but neutral enough. I love everything in this post!

    Jen | affecionada

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  4. Beautiful photos. Love your white dresses.

    Blonde in Cashmere

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  5. How do you afford all of these clothes (esp. designer clothes) and all of your travel? I want to be able to buy it all too.

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    1. I've been working & saving for a long time. My suggestion is to avoid getting caught up in everything you see online and on blogs - just figure out what exactly is important to you and prioritize that (whether it's a trip somewhere or a new bag, etc), then make a savings plan towards it. When I was younger that helped, as every time I wanted to spend frivolously or splurge on something "in the moment," I would remember my savings goals towards XYZ.

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  6. My bf and I have the same decor tastes as you and Nick! We recently moved in together and went through the exact same thing as you guys! We ended up with the Versailles side chairs from Z Gallerie for our dining table chairs. We got them with dove grey upholster with espresso colored legs and chrome rivets. I highly recommend them as both my bf and I are very happy with them and feel it was the perfect compromise for us! (We also got the axis dining table from Z Gallerie and love that too!)
    Link to chairs:
    http://m.zgallerie.com/p-17512-versailles-side-chair.aspx

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    1. Glad to hear others have the same decor battles! Thanks for the recommendation on these very pretty chairs - though I would say much more my style than my husband's ; )

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  7. Hi Jean, How is the Pottery Barn Morgan bedding hold up after the wash? Does it wrinkle a lot?

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    1. Hi - yes it wrinkles out of the wash but I find that typical of all our cotton bedding! We are too lazy to iron it so the wrinkles in the above pic is how it looks.

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  8. Would love to read your Boston Guide before our July 4th trip. Btw any suggestions on places to visit or see would be greatly appreciated :) T.

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    1. Should be up within the next two weeks! Hope you have a good trip!

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  9. I actually purchased a red caviar boy from this season and promptly returned it as the caviar leather was quite matte and it was, as you mentioned, also quite soft and didn't seem as hardier as the older caviars. I was so disappointed. I'm hoping that a new batch will come out this year in a better shape and finish.

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    1. I'm bummed to hear that! I wonder why they just refuse to give in to popular demand (ie. no gold, no regular caviar), hah...

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  10. Love this dress. It's so effortlessly stylish. I love when you can find a good gem like this at H&M.

    Keshia
    www.queenlifeblog.com

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  11. Such a cute recap, I love the peonies touch on your bed table. The red Chanel is so classic and timeless.
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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  12. So many great photos. Those Chanel bags are beeeeautiful x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. You guys look lovely ;) I think both little white dresses look good on you, amazing the hem ends at the right place for petite!

    Annie | Petite&Minimal

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  14. Gorgeous pictures, love your white dress. Sophie x

    https://stylestarsandsparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Love your plans! Definitively white drees is THE summer outfit!!

    www.lacaleya.com

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  16. So pretty! love all these snaps
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  17. That H&M dress isnt available anymore right?

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    1. My friend said it should be in stores!

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  18. Beautiful pictures!
    -Cheyanne
    www.lifeofcheyanne.blogspot.com

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  19. Such a beautiful bed head board!
    Love,
    www.thestyleventure.com

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  20. Love that scalloped white dress!! And an AT shopping spree seems to be in order :)

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  21. hi jean - how to you prevent panty lines from showing in the h&m dress?

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    1. If you don't have a nude half slip skirt already, I'd highly recommend one! I just wore nude underwear for this dress but if you want to be extra concealing, wear the slip.

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  22. I love that Modcloth scalloped dress! Off to the site to buy it now.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  23. Not sure where to post this, but was in Jcrew in Manhattan last week. They told me no more petites in stores? Any ideas what happened??

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    1. Oh that's too bad! It's all based on supply and demand so I'm guessing the petites may not have sold well in store. I actually didn't even know they started carrying it until fairly recently, so it may be due to poor marketing and getting the word out.

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  24. Love your H&M dress! Is it still available?

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  25. Saw your photos in a special edition StyleWatch magazine. I just gotta grab one! It's nice to see a real petite woman in a magazine with approachable style!

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    1. Hi Anne - thanks for letting me know! I have to go find a copy!

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  26. Love your dress! Beautiful photos!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  27. Lovely pictures, I'm loving those bags and that very yummy look ice-cream :)

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  28. That scalloped white dress looks so good on you!

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  29. A Boston guide would be amazing! Great pics

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  30. As someone who recently moved to Boston, I am eagerly awaiting your Boston guide!!!

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  31. I am looking for the same artificial flowers! where did you get them? they are peonies, right?

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    1. Hi! They are real peonies! I'd also love to find artificial ones that can look like that!

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  32. Hi Jean! Do you have the Alina headboard or Alina bed ? I can't decide which one to get.
    https://www.onekingslane.com/p/3399839-alina-tufted-bed-light-gray-velvet

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    1. So sorry for the delay! I didn't see this til now ... I have the headboard only and put it against an Ikea bed (which has underbed storage)

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  33. Hi Jean! Do you have the Alina Headboard or Alina Bed? I can't decide which one to get.
    https://www.onekingslane.com/p/3399839-alina-tufted-bed-light-gray-velvet

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  34. Hi Jean. How do you like the ruthenium hardware of the bag?

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    1. I like it! I like that it's a more rustic, in-between color that will go with silver and gold toned jewelry.

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  35. Your room decoration is on point!

    xxx

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  36. Hi Jean, what bra do you recommend wearing with the H&M dress? Thanks!

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    1. A regular bra that doesn't come up too high in the front, in a shade close to your skin tone! I'm wearing a CK wireless one in nude.

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  37. Hi Jean, do you know which paint color is it on your wall? is that a gray shade?

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    1. So sorry for the delay - it took me forever to find the can again, but it's Behr Ultra in Manhattan Mist!

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  38. Hi Jean! Love your style!!!! I wish I could have everything you own xD Could you do a post on nude slips? Always at a loss for where to get them!

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    1. Thank you, lovely!! Sorry for the delay, but mine is the short one by Vassarette brand (can be found at Target or Amazon)

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  39. Hi Jean! Love your decor! I also love the paint color you chose. What is the name of the grey you used?

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    1. Hi Aileen (& below) - I'm so sorry for the delay! It took me ages to find the can again, but it's Behr Ultra in Manhattan Mist. It's a gray with blue tones.

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  40. Hi jean, the same questions : which paint color is it on your wall? grey is really very difficult to choose, but like the grey you choose on your wall!

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