Cape and Lace

wool cape lace skirt3 wide

Ann Taylor lace pencil skirt (taken in, similar), **cape c/o (fur trim removed, last posted here)
 Talbots petites cashmere sweater c/o and necklace (old), gloves from mom, YSL pumps

wool cape lace skirt1
In today’s post is this Talbots Audrey sweater (tons of color options) yet again…soft cashmere + neutral camel has made it a quick wardrobe workhorse. I feel the less-common boatneck style gives off a classic vibe true to the sweater’s namesake. And 3/4 length sleeves mean no more chunky rolled-up cuffs for shorter arms. I’m wearing a Petite sz P (usually corresponds to numerical sizes 0-2) and the fit is not snug nor baggy.

wool cape lace skirt
I last posted this cape worn casually, and also wanted to show it as outerwear with a work-appropriate ensemble. With so much volume up top, I made sure to keep the bottom half more fitted, either with slim pants or a tapered skirt. I also love the look of a cape with over-the-knee flat boots.
wool cape lace skirt2**This cape is from Sheinside, a company which is unfortunately not known for having good customer service. A few readers have mentioned problems with shipping times, live chat questions, as well as returning or exchanging items. As a result, please be warned and order at your own risk!**


34 thoughts on “Cape and Lace

  • Reply Le monde des petites January 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Your cape is amazing! Love it!!!!
    Very nice outfit, like usual!!!!


    Le monde des petites

  • Reply EM January 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I love your skirt! The design is absolutely so intricate!!

  • Reply twentysomethingsimple January 16, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Shoot! I saw your post too late and missed the promo code for the dress. 🙁 Hopefully there will be another one! I wonder if the petite sizing would be too short for me. I'm looking forward to your review!

    xo Kimi

  • Reply Maggie Adofo January 16, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Such a classy look! 🙂

    Maggie A

  • Reply Dressed with soul January 16, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Congrats, this outfit is perfect, you look wonderful in your lace skirt with the cape and the cute sweater. Your sense of style is adorable <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Alice Lee January 16, 2014 at 2:45 am

    That is the perfect cape! Your outfit looks amazing!

  • Reply Siyaam Ally January 16, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Love it! You're awesome 🙂

  • Reply k come karolina January 16, 2014 at 3:52 am

    i love this look!!!

    xoxo from rome

  • Reply Patrícia M. January 16, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I really love that cape, such a beautiful piece! Love the outfit you build with it.


  • Reply Col January 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I bought that navy striped dress in size 2P. It really is nice– great fabric and pockets. The top fits a little baggy– there's no shape to the bust. The waist is good. It's unfortunately short though. (I'm 5'1".) I don't think I can wear it to work. (Possibly with opaque tights and flats? I'll have to try it on. I wore it for Christmas, though, and it was great.)

  • Reply Carol Li January 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I love the cape on you!

  • Reply yerandfrankplusjared January 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks! I like the sweater and skirt ensemble. It's perfect for cold mornings and warm afternoons in California.

  • Reply Midnight Cowgirl January 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Such a beautiful look!

  • Reply Franziska January 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I hope that the dress works out for both of us 🙂 I ended up taking mine to the tailor today – she's removing a pleat on either side to de-puff it a little bit. I'm already excited to get it back!

  • Reply Anonymous January 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Gorgeous! <3

    Unrelated, but are you wearing any lip product in these pics? May I ask what it's called? 🙂

  • Reply pretty little things January 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    you always look so incredibly classy! xo

  • Reply michelle wong January 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    how come you don't make youtube videos anymore? I love your style and enjoyed watching your videos

  • Reply Carmen January 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Perfect coat, you look super amazing 🙂

  • Reply Anna, indeed January 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    wow! you look so cute! I love the coat~

    Anna, indeed

  • Reply Anonymous January 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    The is having. 60% percent off. If you are a 00 or 0 they have plenty of pants on clearance.

  • Reply Anonymous January 18, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Ann taylor loft

  • Reply stylemyloubies January 19, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Loved the cape outfit with the gloves and jumper, I also loved the previous cape outfit soo much I have ordered one too! Hope it arrives soon – there's 15% off first orders!

  • Reply Tianna Gallinaro January 19, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Camel and black is always such a lovely color combination! I love the lace skirt paired with the cape. I've been wanting a cape for awhile now, you've inspired me to start looking again…
    xo Tia |

  • Reply Jean January 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Both of those stores have such a big petites sale selection! Hope you were able to pick up something good : )

  • Reply Jean January 20, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Thank you, Tia! You've been looking adorable as always – hope school's been going well!

  • Reply Jean January 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Hi Michelle! I'd love to do more videos, but my job has been so busy this year. It's on my list to hopefully start up again!

  • Reply Jean January 20, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Thank you! I'm not wearing lip color in these photos, just a generous coat of Aquaphor (recommended by my dermatologist and great for dry lips in the winter ; )

  • Reply Jean January 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I hope you like it! If you don't care for the fur trim either, I forgot to mention any tailor should be able to remove it and re-seal the hood.

  • Reply Jean January 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I agree with all your pluses and minuses, and am bummed mine did not fit. If you're 5'1" I agree it's on the border for work-appropriate length, but opaque tights and flats would definitely help. I also noticed the hem can be let down 1" which shouldn't be too hard!

  • Reply Jean January 20, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Kimi, I posted a brief review here…please note that photo is after clipping the torso back 3-4 inches so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who typically wears below a 0. It's adorable, though!;=a.267184426625214.75085.160326730644318&type;=1&stream;_ref=10

  • Reply this is lemonade January 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Such lovely cosy winter warm colours and textures. Love this ensemble, it looks so luxurious – just the perfect combination for this chilly weather 🙂

  • Reply bashashhazbaz January 21, 2014 at 10:05 am

    you look so pretty! i love this outfit! everything about it is awesome!

  • Reply Sara Girão January 22, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Hi Jean! I found that cape on sale and couldn't say no to it. Could you show how you took the fur off?
    Thank you for the amazing blog! *.*

  • Reply Ashley January 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Whenever I wear black tights, I somehow always get holes into them! What is your solution (ie. is there a certain brand you buy that is thicker/more durable?)?

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