Kenneth Cole Petites: Jacquard leopard skirt + metallic sweater

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Kenneth Cole New York Verona Leopard Skirt in 0P and Paiten pullover sweater in Petite P – c/o
Louboutin Simple 85 pumps, Chanel wallet on chain, thrifted belt

Continuing from a post earlier this month, this is the second petites playbook look I chose for an interview on Nordstrom’s Blog. I was drawn to the soft metallic palette and the flattering silhouette of this A-line skirt. You can pair the jacquard with a black blazer and tights for work, or play it up for holiday festivities. I can’t remember the last time I tried something from Kenneth Cole New York, and certainly didn’t realize they made petite sizing.
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Layering on a congac jacket (posted here) to break up the metallics

The skirt in 0P is actually very fitted on me at the wast (half-elastic waist allows for about an inch or two of stretch), and the length hits at my lower thighs. On someone a little taller, this would be more of an A-lined mini which I can see being cute as well.

nordstrom petites kenneth cole2Skirt is fully lined with two side pockets and an exposed gunmetal-toned zipper in the back. The measurements of a 0P are 11.5″ across the waist when lying flat, but since the front half of the band is elasticized, the waist stretches to about 13″ across. Length is 16″, and composition is 65% poly, 35% cotton.
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The pullover sweater comes in letter sizing, so the size Petite P (equates to 0-2) is a more casual, roomy fit compared to the skirt. Untucked, it’s more like a tunic and hits me at the hips – I plan on wearing it with slim bottoms or even leggings and tall boots. The front has a ranglan sleeve colorblock whereas the back is all the darker color. Measurements of Petite P: 18″ across the armpit, 23″ long, and 16-17″ long sleeves (hard to measure due to the raglan style). 75% pima cotton, 25% modal.

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  1. Loretta wrote:

    Love the skirt. Bought a similar one from Zara on sale 9.99!

    Posted 2.16.14 Reply
  2. gxhoang wrote:

    Hi Jane I love this outfit! The wine color looks lovely: it's interesting yet not as blaring as red, it's my favorite color! Just wanna ask how wide your belt is, like is it half an inch or an inch wide?
    Also, my local Walmart still has the Rimmel in Bordeaux (I live in Seattle) and it's also available on for free store pickup. Just thought if you'd like to know :).

    Posted 11.23.13 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    I love your burgundy belt and pumps! Do you know where I buy them? They are great for Christmas!

    Posted 11.21.13 Reply
  4. Your outfit just reminded me that I have a heavy black leopard fabric sitting on my shelf 🙂 Need to dig that out now – am thinking of a flared coat – will see how far I get 😉

    Posted 10.31.13 Reply
  5. Petite-ish wrote:

    Thanks! Haha, I definitely still have lipsticks from my middle school days… they're close to 15 years old!

    Posted 10.26.13 Reply
  6. What lovely outfit. The color of a the jacket almost makes it seem as it would be an unlikely pairing but it actually compliments everything else so well.

    Maggie A

    Posted 10.26.13 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    No way! I love this building too…so majestic and a little gothic : )

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi Alm : ) The lipstick is unfortunately very old and is by Rimmel (in "Bordeaux"). The nailcolor is OPI "Manicurist of Seville" and is such a smooth and easy to apply formula!

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Thank you, Alexis! <3

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    I think I'm good on lady days, but may have just purchased a Crewcuts coat…eek! You?

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Thank you, P : ) It's a super old one from Rimmel called "Bordeaux" – probably needs to be tossed but I haven't found a replacement yet!

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  12. K wrote:

    Jean, I love this look! I don't care for the wine/burgundy/oxblood color at all, BUT this pairing with the metallic and jacquard, the different shades of gray and this shade of Fall red is genius. Also, it is really cool watching your blog take off! Congrats on the partnership with Nordstrom.

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  13. These colors are stunning – so luxe!

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  14. You're truly a inspiration to all the small maid girls out there!

    Posted 10.23.13 Reply
  15. Olivia J wrote:

    Oh I love this look on you. The sweater is beautiful, I'd wear it with so many outfits. Finding sweaters that can be worn with skirts (tucked in) and jeans is always tricky for me when fall arrives. You did a great job with the skirt and belt combo.

    Corporate Catwalk

    Posted 10.22.13 Reply
  16. Fanee wrote:

    Thanks to you I bought that Skirt from Ann Taylor yesterday!

    Posted 10.22.13 Reply
  17. Debora wrote:
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  18. Anonymous wrote:

    You're in front of my favorite building in my neighborhood!

    Posted 10.22.13 Reply
  19. Lam Lam wrote:

    Absolutely love this outfit! Very fall 🙂

    Posted 10.22.13 Reply
  20. Mady T. wrote:

    i just love the color combination! the skirt is such a statement piece, i like how you made it work appropriate! the shoes are so cute also, love how you brought everything together with the belt and jacket!


    Posted 10.22.13 Reply
  21. Alma wrote:

    Hi Jean, love how you've described how each piece can be styled in multiple ways and also shown the versatility of the new moto jacket! This gives me a few ideas for styling similar things I have in my closet. Echoing another commenter's question, do you mind sharing your lipstick brand/color and nail polish brand/color with us?

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  22. Suzie Q wrote:

    This Fall outfit is so beautiful. I love the metallic mixed with gray and cognac tones. Great job in styling these pieces together!

    Suzie Q

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  23. Michelle wrote:

    Love this outfit for fall, you look beautiful! The color of the pumps and your lipstick are perfect accents. I may have to pick up that sweater! I was glad to read that it's a bit longer, I wanted to pair it with leggings as well.

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  24. R.L. wrote:

    Love the relaxed fit of the sweater and how you paired it with a dressier skirt!

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  25. Gigi Katz wrote:

    amazing these pieces look like they were made to be together! love the jacket and the skirt most thanks for sharing another fantastic outfit! xx. gigi.

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  26. Petite-ish wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    Love both of these looks from Nordstrom. I also love your plum-y lipstick – would you mind sharing what the brand and color is? Thanks!

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  27. Kai-Li wrote:

    love how well the skirt and sweater go together! the belt gave it a touch of color!

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  28. Jessy wrote:

    The sweater is definitely on trend with the contrast sleeves / basebell tees I've been seeing lately. I love seeing trendier items on you, Jean. Great picks! : )

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  29. oh and ofcourse, you look great in the outfit!!!

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  30. Hi Jean,

    Gosh, I'm feeling a little info elf given the past few posts. Talk about coincidence, but I just saw in Ann Taylor this week and bought a similar skirt to your Kenneth Cole one. The one from Ann Taylor is listed as $98 but they are having a 60% off sale right now…and it comes in petite sizes! Just wanted to pass it on.;=14840395&catid;=cata000016&productPageType;=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor;=6600

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  31. Daniela wrote:

    Just looking for an A line or skater skirt for work and this post comes in right on time. Will definitely check out at Nordstrom. Thanks.

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  32. AlexisB wrote:

    I LOVE this outfit! That skirt is fantastic. Your outfits in the last few posts have been really great.

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  33. BEATRICE wrote:

    LOVE IT!!!! Ps. Jcrew has 25% off the lady day.. are youu going to make a purchase this year?

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  34. Lovley outfit!!! Love your skirt!!! It's absolutely amazing!!!
    xoxo from Paris

    Le monde des petites

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply
  35. Oh, I´m absolutely in love with this outft it´s perfect for petite woman like you – and me 🙂

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 10.21.13 Reply

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