Instagram Lately (& easy last-minute Halloween costumes : )

fixer upper joanna chip gaines diy couples last minute halloween costume
Halogen shirt (old), Gap jeans (old), Sole Society booties (also sold here)

Happy Friday! Are y'all ready to see your fixer upper ? If you're scrambling for any last-minute Halloween costumes, I managed to weasel Nick into doing this one with me. Joanna Gaines' style is adorable and super easy to replicate, so the only expense for us here was a Bieber wig (which Nick has grown scarily fond of). Keep reading for another quick couples costume idea!
boston tatte cambridge club monaco Hanne drape trench coat

Here's the draped trench from my review in action (with sleeves hemmed). It's currently still on sale plus an extra 20% off w/ TRENCH20. My dress here is unfortunately sold out, but the brand brought this style back two years in a row (in different prints), so I'm hopeful they'll do a third run. They have some other unique petite frocks available now that tend to run small.
missguided petites faux suede gray jacket asos
Missguided jacket 0p, glass pearl studs, Maison Jules sweater (similar), Express skirt

I also wanted to let you guys know my faux suede jacket from this blog post is back in stock in petites! Please note from my original review that the fabric is on the thinner side so this is a lightweight layer, although fully lined. I love the soft gray color and shrunken, cropped fit, plus the sleeves fit perfectly without shortening. It does run small compared to U.S. brands, per usual. Here are a few more sizes in the same color jacket but I'm a little confused - the listing says "petite" but the images say "tall," so there might a some mix-up there...
luke danes outfit nashoba winery orchard boston ma
Blank NYC jacket xs (sleeves shortened), BP booties 5.5 (love & have in 2 colors)
Madewell theo turtleneck xxs (on sale!), J.Brand jeans, Prada small cuir tote

Who else is excited for Gilmore Girls revival?! Nick and I took some friends to Nashoba Winery & Orchards (my new favorite little spot - can't wait to go back next year), and I didn't realize his Luke Danes getup until a few of you pointed it out ; ) If you have Lorelai hair and a big ole coffee pot, that's all you need for this couples costume getup!
asos chunky cardigan hello gorgeous cute mug

I forgot to post this Target mug a while back, but it's so cute and makes a great little gift too (esp. if stuffed with some goodies). And this is the same cardigan from my blog post here - the sweater is a thick, warm knit and has been my go-to piece when lounging around.
self portrait navy lace dress aly raisman boston
Self Portrait "Louisa" dress c/o from this post, Manolo Blahnik BB pumps sz 35

I was at a dinner recently and did a double-take when I saw olympian Aly Raisman at the table behind me! She was super sweet, sporting her signature topknot and one of my favorite sleeve trends this year. As you can see, we shorter gals love a nude pointed pump!
boston commonwealth ave mall fall foliage
Fall along Commonwealth Ave is just gorgeous, especially at golden hour. Wish it could stay like this a bit longer, but snow has already hit the northeast this week! Too soon, Mother Nature, too soon...


  1. Love your baby blue biker jacket!

  2. Is there a club Monaco promo code for extra 20% off?

    1. It's TRENCH20 and works for trench coats only! Not sure when it ends.

    2. Jean, love the trench and contemplating pircjasomg. Can you show up close pics of the lining and material? Does it wrinkle /stain easily? Your thoughts on the length? I'm also about your height.

  3. Love the costume ideas! So fun to meet Aly!! Your style is amazing, as always. And Commonwealth Ave is just gorgeous.

  4. Cute round-up, Jean! Have a nice weekend. x

    Jen | affecionada

  5. I am wayyyy too excited to watch the new Gilmore Girls episodes! Currently rewatching all the old episodes lol, so dangerous :P

  6. I can't believe you met Aly Raisman, I'm so jealous :)

  7. Nice photos!
    Love the Fixer upper costumes :)

  8. Oh my gosh! I love the costume idea!!! SO cute!

  9. I loved all these outfits and Halloween costume ideas! Nick is totally channeling Luke from Gilmore girls in that picture of you two at the winery!

    Sweet Helen Grace

  10. Cottage PrincessFriday, October 28, 2016

    OMG!! My favorite style blogger as my favorite HGTV star!!! I love it!!

  11. I love your costumes so much! Fixer Upper is one of my favorite shows!

  12. Gilmore Girls, not Gossip Girls :)

  13. The Fixer Upper costume is so clever!

  14. I love this little roundup! The Fixer Upper costume idea is seriously so cute :). What are the Essie shades in that pic with the mug and cardigan? They are so gorgeous and neutral!

  15. That cardigan looks really cozy!

  16. Love your outfits!! Hopefully winter doesn't come too soon for you Boston folks!


  17. So jealous you got to meet Aly! You both look amazing in that pic!

    Love the target mug too!

    Style by Joules

  18. Blonde hair suits your hubby, so handsome! And your figure is so amazing, that True Decadence dress elongates your legs!

    Jane Northey

  19. Hi Jean,
    Did you know that Prada bags were sold on Groupon and Overstock? What are your thoughts? I considered purchasing one but I'm not sure if they're authentic.any insight would be appreciated. Thanks

  20. Hi Jean,
    Did you know that Prada bags are sold on Groupon and Overstock? Have you done any research on the authenticity of these bags? Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you so much!