Style in a Suitcase, Part 4: Blue Tweed + Olive on Repeat

This is a scheduled post. I won’t be able to answer any questions until I return. Thank you for reading!


H&M; clutch and ivory shell, vintage no-brand boots from eBay, Nordstrom rack pearls

This blue jacket with quilted lining is the sister of my pink one with satin lining worn here. After publishing that post, I noticed that Uniqueen only had quilted versions left for sale on their website. I regret not seeing that sooner and leaving a note for readers, as I know a few of you missed the description and were disappointed by the thicker lining. For any questions and return/exchange requests, please reach out to the company’s customer service to see what they can do.


Target chambray shirt (buy similar in 3 colors, in reg/petite/tall), Chanel wallet-on-chain

This blue Malang has become one of my most-worn winter jackets, but it is indeed bulkier all-around due to the quilting (I wish they’d bring the satin back!). This is evident via the wider shoulders and bunchier sleeves on me. I try to balance out the heavier upper with skinny bottoms and heels, and don’t recommend it for anyone smaller than me. The upside to the quilting is that it provides incredible warmth, probably equivalent to that of 3+ regular suiting blazers…

Throughout my trip, I kept grabbing this jacket while in the Northeast, in SoCal, and while traveling at the airport. I love that it’s a quick and easy layering piece (no buttons, zippers, etc), but the tweed adds a bit of sophistication to otherwise very casual outfits. In the Northeast, I layered it over a long-sleeve chambray shirt and added pumps & a clutch for my grandfather’s birthday.

In California, I tossed it on over a lightweight shell and added low-heeled boots for walking around the mall. I got to bare my shoulders during sunny hours, but as soon as chilly dusk hit, the jacket was needed again for dinner. By switching the black shoes & clutch out for a warm cognac, the same outfit took on a more casual feel. See this jacket with quilted lining styled by fellow bloggers Tiffany, Wendy, and Khatu.


Style in a Suitcase Series: 
Part 1 – Gingham and Lace
Part 2 – Redwood, Leopard, and Winter White 
Part 3- Black, Browns, and Ankle Boot Woes

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    Posted 2.9.15 Reply
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  3. Great contribution,nice effort

    Posted 8.27.12 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Could you tell me the shaft height of your ebay boots pictured here? Do you also find vintage sizes to be true to today's sizes? Thanks so much!

    Posted 8.17.12 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    You always look amazing! So classy and chic…love your style. I get so much inspiration from your looks!

    Posted 4.8.12 Reply
  6. Isabel wrote:

    So pretty! You're full of good DIY ideas, thanks for sharing!

    "I" is for Isabel

    Isabel xx

    Posted 2.16.12 Reply
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    Posted 2.6.12 Reply
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    OMG, I found another blogger, who is so similar to you, that I even think whether she and you are really not the same person :O

    Posted 2.5.12 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Its easy to layer…especially when you have small upper body and small lower body. People like me who have way too many bulges….layering becomes difficult…

    Posted 2.3.12 Reply
  10. Melanie wrote:

    I am not at all petite but I love your blog for the classic and ladylike outfits you put together. Charming.

    Posted 2.3.12 Reply
  11. Jewellery_Lover wrote:

    I have just recently started reading your blog and i am totally in love with it. your fashion sense is amazing…love your boots from this post…always have a hard time finding the right kind…

    Posted 2.3.12 Reply
  12. Just a question~. Do the Malang jackets have larg shoulder pad? I am so small and top heavy… Will this be ok? Thanks!

    Posted 2.3.12 Reply
  13. That jacket is so classy and looks great on you…doesn't seem bulky at all!

    Posted 2.3.12 Reply
  14. Olive is such a nice color. I like the tweed with those boots.

    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  15. The jacket is beautiful, I think it'll do for now until you get a Chanel 🙂 It looks great with the jeans and either shirt you've added underneath!

    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  16. I have the Malang with the quilted lining and I love it. It does add more bulk but it's sooo warm and comfy.

    I love your olive jeans. Your outfit really balances!

    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  17. kirstyb wrote:

    that jacket is gorgeous x

    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  18. Kim wrote:

    I love that tweed jacket! Very Chanel-esque, but for a fraction of the price! 😀 Paired with a more casual chambray shirt the outfit is great!


    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  19. Kiwi wrote:

    I like the whole outfit better with the pumps over the boots.
    But nice style, as always!

    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  20. lauren wrote:

    i love the look of olive jeans with reddish brown boots!
    Your blog reminds me of wendyslookbook 🙂


    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  21. Genie wrote:

    I'm in love with this jacket! It seems like an edgy version of Chanel to me. Lol, you look amazing in both outfits!


    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  22. I'm so in love with this jacket (and the pink version)! I tried making my own but it is still light years away from being perfect. Thanks for featuring an item more than once – your outfit posts are so inspirational 🙂

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  23. i truly love this outfit!!
    the jacket is so cute!!! and those boots are adorable!
    check out my blog and follow me!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  24. lin wrote:

    i love how you styled this jacket, both casually and dressed up. you look fabulous as always. 😉

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  25. Meli22 wrote:

    I am not a 'follower' and I have stayed away from 99% of the fashion blogs I used to read, but I found yours (someone else was talking about you) and I really <3 your style! I'm average height and don't need the petite resources- your style and personality are what speak to me. I'm currently digging through your archives, and I will be back. 🙂

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  26. newpetite wrote:

    this is gorgeous!!!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  27. DSK Steph wrote:

    I hope you're having a great trip! 🙂

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  28. I really love your jackets!!! If you have a chance, please visit/follow my fashion blog. It will mean the world to me if you did. Thanks so much in advance. Have a great day:)

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  29. I love it!!
    kisses from Seattle

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  30. I love this tweed jacket! Very classic and chic great colour too!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  31. RML wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this! I bought the PINK one after seeing your and Wendy's reviews. But I'm still waiting for it to come in the mail (I guess that's one down side to ordering from international companies overseas) but I was wondering which you prefer and find more versatile – the pink or the blue one? I'd love to hear your opinion!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  32. MrsLord wrote:

    These outfits are superb! I love how you styled the jacket both ways!


    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi, Jean! I love your style and blog. Thanks for all your tips, tricks and fashion advice. Do you recommend any particular dark brown, narrow-calf boots that give petite women some height? I love CL boots, but can't justify the price point yet. 😛

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  34. Looking great girl! I can't decide if I like this look better with the pumps or the boots – both are so great! Hope you're having fun and safe travels!


    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  35. hey you are so gorgeous
    this outfit is so amazing

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  36. You look gorgeous!!! I really like the reminds me of Chanel 🙂

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  37. Nicole wrote:

    I LOVE your blog soo much! Great post! I love those pants and riding boots!!! 🙂


    -N 🙂

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  38. That quilted blazer is an absolute gem! So lovely on you. Love the mixture of retro and utility chic. x

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  39. Missing your frequent posts, Jean! It's so great that you found the perfect layering piece. Saves a lot of suitcase space!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  40. Ping wrote:

    jean, i am loving your boots! i need a pair of fitted brown boots like that. btw when are you coming back? my payless pumps still have not arrived. i hope it didn't get lost in the mail!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  41. The quilted blue jacket is so fitted and gorgeous. Love your outfits!! -xoxo

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  42. Love your quilted jacket! And your pearl necklace, so classy 🙂


    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  43. Julie Khuu wrote:

    Love the knubby texture of that gorgeous tweed! Such an awesome explanation of its warmth Jean…definitely is a chic alternative to a predictable blazer…great hi/low mix!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  44. Karen wrote:

    I love how you recycle your garments!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
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  46. I got this jacket in pink because of you and Wendy Nguyen!!! Thank you. I love it. 🙂

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  47. I love how you paired it with the chambray and olive jeans!

    Posted 2.1.12 Reply
  48. Sandra wrote:

    the jacket is amazing.


    Posted 2.1.12 Reply

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