Fall Dressing: Neon, wool, and faux fur


Sweater: Gap dolman-sleeve sweater (similar)
Vest: H&M; Divided sz 2 ($29.95, current)  Skirt: thrifted and hemmed
Bag: H&M; Divided, Pearls: Nordstrom Rack S (similar) Watch: Michael Kors JetSet

I woke up today, shivering, to a brisk 49 degree morning. Where is the mild 65-70 degree “Fall” weather that allows for donning light layers while sipping cider and watching the leaves turn? I wore this today (with a tee layered underneath) and was still cold and Rudolph-nosed. I just don’t want to give in to tights yet.

Low heels: Aldo (old) (similar here in “Natural”)

Today’s outfit combines three elements that I’m embracing this Fall – color, textures, and faux fur. This vest is very shrunken fit in sz 2 because it’s from the juniors “Divided” line, and I really wanted to swap it for a sz 4 for more frontal coverage. Nick vehemently protested, saying there was a “subtle but noticeable” difference from the back view, and that sz 4 looked like a fur backpack on me. Alas, I’m still with the 2.
neonwool3A splash of neon from this Gap dolman-sleeve Sweater prevents my outfit from veering into full neutral, monochromatic territory. I have enough mustard yellow, but this eye-catching color is different from anything I own. I also love the comfy, slouchy fit – just have to be careful not to snag the material.


And oh, do you recall this wool skirt from earlier this week? : )


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  1. Emart018 wrote:

    This is adorable!

    Posted 7.25.12 Reply
  2. Awesome. Looks great. Reminds me of Tasha Polizzi clothing. My cousin has done some thing with tasha polizzi clothing. She likes it a lot.

    Posted 7.5.12 Reply
  3. Wytane wrote:

    You look gorgeous as always!

    Love, wytane.blogspot.com

    Posted 4.11.12 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    I think you have an amazing taste in clothes. I love most of the things you wear. You pay attention to detail and the end effect is always great. Keep up the good work gal! x ana

    Posted 3.14.12 Reply
  5. This outfit minus the vest is one of my favorite looks on you! It all works I must have those pearls,been looking for a while, but I will fine some I love. You have a great sense of style. Never feels contrived.

    Posted 1.10.12 Reply
  6. This outfit looks great on you! I want a faux fur vest, but too bad I can't wear it. I look like an Abominable Snowman in one. I tried last year and I really don't think I can pull it off. But I crave faux fur though.

    Posted 10.26.11 Reply
  7. This is a great outfit–some fashion trends tend to be styled always as "edgy", such as the faux fur vest and neon-colored items, but you made it look not only very contemporary but classy. This is awesome, thanks for posting.

    Posted 10.22.11 Reply
  8. sara wrote:

    looksfabulous! Can you please do a tutorial on DIY hem?

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  9. Oops, I commented on the wrong post! :p I love the illustration of the pilgrim skirt :p It looks amazing what you did to it after!

    Posted 9.22.11 Reply
  10. I just ordered the velcro bump on ebay for 3.99! I can't wait for it to come! 😀

    Posted 9.22.11 Reply
  11. Pablo wrote:

    You look absolutely stunning…! Love the fur vest =).

    Posted 9.22.11 Reply
  12. @R.L. It's a three-strand necklace from Nordstrom Rack! Recent, around $20 something.

    @Katie Maher @P Thank you! They're the Chanel tortoise Wayfarers Style #5182

    Posted 9.22.11 Reply
  13. i love your sunglasses? chanel? what style??
    thanks! new follower!

    Posted 9.22.11 Reply
  14. gigiofca wrote:

    Just genius on the skirt!!! Super cute outfit.

    Posted 9.20.11 Reply
  15. Samantha wrote:

    Um… AMAZING job at the DIY hem on the skirt! I thought you had brought it to the tailor (when you first showed it)! Love your mix of color, texture, fur, and pearls!

    xo, sam

    P.S. LOL@ the before and after pic!

    Posted 9.20.11 Reply
  16. Mae Lu wrote:

    From Fraulein Maria or house Frau to New York chic!

    I love how you paired it with a faux fur gilet. There's something so chic and unexpected about voluminous faux fur, neon and pearls.

    This ensemble is pretty much what I envision whenever I think stylish autumnal garb.

    AWESOME. A+ Brill.

    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

    Posted 9.20.11 Reply
  17. P wrote:

    I love your sunglasses, where are they from?

    Posted 9.20.11 Reply
  18. Jackie wrote:

    Hehe…It's gorgeous here in Philly. I am now in that perfect 65 degree weather ^_^ I LOVE fall.

    This outfit is so chic! I just knew the skirt would turn out nice (lol @ the before pic).

    I love the one neon piece, it really pops!

    Posted 9.19.11 Reply
  19. adorable! i think im going to make a wool skirt just like yours, but it would probably still be more expensive!

    Posted 9.19.11 Reply
  20. JJ wrote:

    I love, love, LOVE what you did with the skirt! It inspires me to go thrifting myself, I'll have to find a Savers near me ASAP.

    Posted 9.19.11 Reply
  21. Awesome – I love the Amish before and after.

    Posted 9.19.11 Reply
  22. So stylish, Jean! Love the punchy color of the sweater. I just watched your tut for the hair and it sure adds to your whole look. You're very good at thrifting and seeing the potential in items.

    Posted 9.19.11 Reply
  23. R.L. wrote:

    LOL @ the comment about going from lil bo peep to chic! I would have never have thought to incorporate neon green into a fall outfit, but the slouchiness works so well with the vest and mini! Even w/o seeing the vest in sz 4, I think you made the right choice with the 2. Most fur vests are made rather large and clunky even on non-petites. But I really like the shrunken fit on you and I think it makes it more versatile for what you can wear underneath it.

    BTW, are you wearing 2 necklaces? I'm on a hunt for a multi-strand pearl necklace with diff sized pearls. I saw a Kenneth Cole one at Nordstrom Rack that even incorporated chain links.

    Posted 9.18.11 Reply
  24. I gotta say I don't like the faux fur for casual use, heck even some office settings! Yet you pull it off great!

    Posted 9.18.11 Reply
  25. I've been looking for a faux fur vest since last year. I found one at Zara Kids but I'll check out the H & M one featured in this post.

    Posted 9.18.11 Reply
  26. Shannon leigh wrote:

    Love how you incorporate some of your work separates into your casual outfits — shows how you can make your closet go a mile! I have a question regarding the H&M; wool skirt, would you wear that one or this one you converted DIY to work in the fall/winter? Or do you think it is too short? Could it be appropriate if you wear black opaque tights? Would you wear flats with it to make it more work appropriate? I work in a business casual office… lastly, I picked up the h&m; camel color skirt and am wondering how to get rid of the crease down the front (from them folding them for display at the store). Do you suggest ironing inside-out? Thanks, Jean!

    Posted 9.18.11 Reply
  27. Carrie L wrote:

    lol…great job on the skirt. looks amazing!

    Posted 9.18.11 Reply
  28. Carmen wrote:

    Hi, you look great always! Just wondering what hair products you are using.

    Posted 9.18.11 Reply

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