Pumpkin Patch // Olive Jeans + Shorter Poncho Sweaters for Petites

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Vince Camuto boots (similar in sz 5+), 7fam jeans (similar here or here, both on sale)

The pumpkin patch at Tougas Farms last weekend was a bustling backdrop for photoshoots galore ... babies, engagements, family portraits, you name it! I can't blame anyone as the colors there were gorgeous and vibrant, reminding me of why this is my favorite season in Boston. We had a mini shoot of our own, taking advantage of this adorable pumpkin tree bench that someone artfully arranged!
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After Nick and I shoveled some warm apple crisp (with vanilla ice cream, of course) into our faces, a sweet lady came up and said she had to know where this sweater was from, because it's so darn frustrating finding ponchos for a shorter frame! I feel her pain, as the nature of these pieces is already roomy and oversized, so finding ones with the right length and amount of volume is key. I came across two so far this season that I love - I'm sharing the thicker one of the two today, and will be posting the other in a bit, so stay tuned!
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This poncho sweater from Maison Jules fits nicely on my frame in XS regular. I paired it here with many of my old favorite pieces from years past! The sweater hits at my hips, and the sleeves are shorter plus can also be pushed up if you want to show off a patterned tee underneath. Most poncho sweaters actually come in grouped sizing like "S/M" or even "one size fits all" due to the unstructured style, so it might not hurt to try a size up if yours is sold out. The website says it runs big, but I think that's just referring to the overall roomier poncho style fit. Compared to ones I've tried from other brands, this felt true to size if not on the smaller / shorter side.
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Macy's has free ship for orders over $99 and free return shipping on those orders. If you're looking to meet that minimum, here are two other pieces that looked promising online (I haven't tried them on myself):
- Open-toe booties that are a highly-reviewed dupe for the Steve Madden one's I'm always wearing!
- Block-heeled pumps in gold - these are the same versatile, hard-to-find bronze / gold color as the Kate Spade ones I have from years ago. I wore them for a recent photoshoot and loved them!
- Block heel suede booties - another find from a recent shoot, these are a good quality dupe for designer ones over 4x the price, and were very comfortable given the heel height. I take size 5.5 in Marc Fisher.
- 3/4 sleeve knit blazer, starting in xxs. I love a good knit blazer, and usually look for 3/4 length sleeve designs when shopping regular sizing to avoid too-long sleeves.
- Windowpane A-line skirt in 2 colors, starting in xs. This looks very similar to my skirt from last year which I absolutely love (see on me). In comparison, this version looks shorter and less voluminous, which helps make it more work-appropriate. One difference is the waist on this one is not elasticized like last year's, so it might not run as small in that area.
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As Fall is in the air, I also wanted to mention LOFT's 40% off sale (no code needed) right now on most of their Fall pieces online. They have some great basics like their flattering, machine-washable utility blouses (see the bow tie-neck version reviewed on me), and this cute layered-look sweater that's very similar to an older one I have. tougas farm pumpking patch outfit boston fall


  1. Almost every piece you mentioned has been sitting in my online shopping cart (I'm always waiting on great sales); so many pretty picks, as usual! This color poncho sold out in XS, unfortunately, but I managed to snag a similar Maison Jules one on eBay for $30!

  2. Jean thanks a million for all your wonderful and detailed posts. You give me so much fashion inspiration. I'm not sure what I'd do without your recos. Please never stop what you're doing as you have help so many of us!

  3. The pumpkin patch is the perfect back drop! I love the poncho, I remember you buying it last year and I am so glad its being sold again :)


  4. What color bootie do you recommend or prefer? Are the ones you have on a brown leather or suede?

  5. Soooo cute! I'm gonna have to pick up that poncho myself. Looks so cozy!

  6. Beautiful pictures of the pumpkins, cute outfit www.kblossoms.etsy.com

  7. Adore the look! I'm looking forward to the fall transition so much too! And I'm thinking about how my working closet could use a bit touch up of fall 🤔 As I've been wearing the pencil skirts you recommended over the summer, I need some new finds for the coming days. Would you do a blog on that too? Maybe pair with Loft or Ann Taylor?


  8. La Bijoux Bella | by miaSunday, October 02, 2016

    Simply beautiful! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  9. These photos are so fun!

  10. That pumpkin patch is so cute and so is that outfit!


  11. I have always wanted to go to a pumpkin patch, it looks so exciting! x

  12. Love your sweater :)


  13. love this post! i have been looking for a sweater similar to this one, can you do a blog post on slouchy sweaters for fall? thanks!

  14. wow, such nice pictures! cannot wait for Halloween! I've been absent from blogging, but now I am back with a new outfit post!

    Chocolate Fashion Coffee

  15. Such a nice place! :)


  16. Thanks for the tip! I've been searching for a petite friendly poncho. I went to Macy's today and snagged the only xsmall left in the tan. And all Maison Jules was an extra 40% off! :)

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  18. The xs is sold out :( would the small be obnoxiously big you think? I'm 5'3

  19. That sweater is fab!


  20. Love the color of this poncho and the fact that it has sleeves! Looks like it was a great day for pumpkin picking. x

    Jen | affecionada

  21. Cute post! Love your sweater!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  22. I love the striped shirt under the poncho! So cute!


  23. You look so pretty! I have that same sweater and can't wait to wear it.

    April | http://thebluehydrangeas.com

  24. These photos are too cute! Love the pumpkins. Your outfit is so perfect!


  25. I want to get to the pumpkin patch asap! Such pretty photos and I'm loving that outfit for the occasion :)
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  26. Loving this look! That poncho fits you perfectly.

    Such a great spot for photos too--I'm not surprised you weren't the only ones there snapping pics!

    Style by Joules

  27. With everyone's struggle to find appropriately-sized ponchos, I've been inspired to start making them!

  28. Does the poncho sweater run big? My size S is sold out so going up a size wouldn't hurt?

  29. I love this outfit. I have a few ponchos but have still yet to wear them because I can never figure out a cute, weather-appropriate outfit. I'm definitely pinning this for later!

    amanda irel x thesensiblestyle.com

  30. Hey Jean!! I had a quick question for you, have you ever tried the Gucci girl's soho messenger bag (sort of a mini version of the Disco)? I'm considering it, but not sure if it's too small :) thank you!