Ladylike Details // Ruffled Knit + Top Handle Satchel

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Ann Taylor top xxsp, Express crochet skirt xxs c/o (see my review + waist alteration)

This look combines a little bit of everything that I love right now. A tailored pencil silhouette against soft ruffles and a cascading trench. A ladylike satchel paired with an edgier cat eye. I don't think I've gotten so many kind compliments on an outfit in some time, just while walking down the street! And the best part is, almost everything here is on sale right now! Be sure to check the bottom of my post for all the sale details and coupon codes.
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This is the simple but elegant Ann Taylor knit top that I wrote about last week! It's stretchy and comfortable, and I especially like the higher mock neckline for a lengthening look. If you're not into pink, I think the black or white color in this would look crisp and chic. I also wanted to share quick reviews below of both my sunglasses and handbag (which also comes in classic black or brown).
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I mentioned recently I've been trying on lots of sunglasses, as they can really either change up or complete a look. One brand that I was impressed by for the price point was Sonix (apparently they make some of the cutest cell phone cases, too!), which I've seen sold at Anthropologie or Nordstrom. They have really chic sunglasses in almost every shape and style, and the pairs I tried on felt comparable to designer quality from the frames to the lenses, down to any metal rims. The slightly retro Dafni style I'm wearing sits higher up on my nose and doesn't slide down. The "milk tortoise" color is a mix of marble-y gray and black spotting with thin gold rimming along the bottom edge; the same style also comes in black!sonix cat eye sunglasses lace skirt spring fashion outfit
I picked out this top-handle satchel for a recent Talbots campaign and have been carrying it almost non-stop, as you guys may have seen on Instagram! The handbag shape is classic and slightly Hermes Kelly-inspired. I do want to note that this bag, like many other satchels, would benefit from a base shaper (either plastic ones sold online or ones that you DIY cut out of cardboard) to prevent the leather bottom from sagging. The grained leather is thick and soft, and the inside (fabric-lined) is quite roomy.elegant outfit white lace pencil skirt petite fashion blog
Here are some of the aforementioned sales, along with new arrivals which caught my eye!

Ann Taylor
 - 40% off your purchase with code FRIENDS40, ends March 7th. The pintucked flutter sleeve blouse looks very similar to a popular one from last year (see in this outfit), which sold out rather quickly!


Express - 40% off your purchase of $200 or more with code 4965, ends March 3rd.


Talbots - 25% off site-wide (prices as marked in red), ends March 5th. Speaking of sunglasses, I also loved the fit of the below pair (in a neutral khaki-pink that is very versatile for pairing) and have shown them a lot on Instagram!

30 comments:

  1. You look so classy! Very fitting for the location.

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  2. La Bijoux Bella | by miaThursday, March 02, 2017

    Oh such a cute outfit ... the top is so adorable. Beautiful look for Spring. Lovely! :)

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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  3. so gorgeous! love everything!😍😍😍

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  4. Love the colors and the lace is so beautiful!
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  5. I love this look! You look gorgeous <3 - https://esseremoda.nl/first-impression-visit-sooco/

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  6. That's such a beautiful skirt! X
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  7. Your white skirt looks so amazing! It would go well with so many different tops. :)

    Polly
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  8. You look beautiful!!

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  9. That lace skirt is just darling! You are too cute. Love the blush pink blouse with it!

    xoxo
    Rachel
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  10. Love the outfit, it looks really good and kind of makes you look tall! ;)

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

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  11. Loving that skirt and the color of that bag--great spring look!

    Style by Joules

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  12. So beautiful!!! I love that blouse! And the color is so soft and feminine!

    xo, jess

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  13. This ladylike outfit is so elegant! I love the ruffled sleeves and the lace on the skirt :)

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  14. Beautiful outfit! Love the jacket!
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  15. So chic! Thanks for sharing these outfit inspirations.

    Love from Singapore,
    Yeeling

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  16. Loving the sunnies! Looks amazing with such a tailored and chic look :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  17. Beautiful!

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  18. Your skirt is so beautiful!
    xx

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  19. So nice!!! Very feminin and cool! :)
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  20. Love this outfit! So pretty and feminine :)
    XO Janina
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  21. Hi Jean, I adore your style and always gorgeous look. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration! I am 4'11" and have bowed legs. Would you please give some recommendations? I don't want to wear jeans and pants all the time :(

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    1. I also have bowed legs and sometimes you just have to not care about what others think! One piece I love though are maxi skirts. They're perfect for keeping legs covered but can still be breezy and comfortable. You might be able to buy "midi" skirts in regular sizing and have it fit like maxi on you, or just get them hemmed.

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  22. I love this outfit! The ruffled top and the skirt are gorgeous.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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  23. Beautiful outfit! It's a spot on fit for Charleston too. I'm amazed you can navigate our sidewalks in heels though; I've really given up on anything that's not flat, especially on the flagstones.

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  24. Love this look! So classic! And I can totally wear this to work <3

    MISS LUCIA | Fashion & Lifestyle

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  25. Love this outfit! Perfect for spring!

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  26. Love your style! When you carry a satchel bag with the shoulder strap can you recommend a good length where the bag should hit on the body? I think the 21" length of my strap may be too long (I'm 5'2") Have you ever added more holes to any of your saffiano leather straps to shorten them as well? Thank you so much for your posts, they are so fashion forward and informative!

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