It's been a rainy few days in Boston, but weather hasn't put a damper on those out enjoying Fall activities! We strolled down one of my favorite walking paths (the Commonwealth Ave "mall," which is not at all a shopping mall ; ) and spent time with old friends visiting from out of town.
If you missed my last sale post, Cole Haan's Fall event is wrapping up, and my narrow-calved Marina boots (now have these in both black and gray) are still fully in stock at sizable discount! Ann Taylor is also having an event with 50% off (ends Monday night) including newest arrivals, such as my olive skirt worn here. This piece is nice quality with a thicker twill material, full lining, pockets and cute tortoise buttons. Size down if you want it to sit higher at your waist like I'm wearing it here - I had to take it in about 2." Although there's a lot more options these days for petite-friendly clothing, finding bottoms (aside from denim) that fit at the waist without alterations is sadly still a rarity.
- adorable blush ruffle shell + cardigan duo that is now finally available in petites
- gorgeous faux-fur stole which I have and adore from last year (looks so luxe over coats)
- the high-waisted flare trousers I've been loving in a new glen plaid fabric
- suede shoes in rich hues and little glam details, like these scalloped mary janes, these jeweled burgundy pumps, and these embellished low heels
I had on just this sweater, skirt and boots and found the outfit to be a little disconnected with three different solid colors. I grabbed this scarf on the way out as an extra layer, and the plaid turned out to be perfect for tying the neutral shades of my outfit together. With turtlenecks, I like wearing my blanket scarves over the shoulders as a cape, as it'd be too bulky otherwise if tied around the neck area.
Some of you have asked for recommendations on better-quality versions of my Boohoo drape wrap, originally reviewed in this post. You get what you pay for there (note: it's more like a felt wrap and not a real jacket), and for a classic piece, I'm willing to spend more but just hadn't found many other options. Club Monaco currently has a soft trench that comes in three colors (shadow gray, khaki stone, and olive), is lighter in weight, and the sleeves may need shortening on petites. Sorry for the low-quality pictures below! I screen-shotted these from my Instagram stories video where I wanted to show the jackets with a little movement. I don't post about CM often, but really like their slightly minimalistic yet feminine aesthetic.
Club Monaco Hanne trench sz XS, marked down
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I just saw the online stock photo for this jacket, and probably wouldn't have looked twice based on that. The material is fluid and the lapel looks better draped, versus how it's worn on the model. The xs is a more casual fit on me -not snug- but I think it works given the flowier silhouette. I purchased the cream, as I have this soft gray trench (read my review) already which I would recommend to those on a budget!