Apple bottoms

apple pants red coat

Crewcuts cafe capri (old, solid colored or womens version), H&M; peacoat (old), LOFT top
Ann Taylor gallery toteBR sunglasses c/o, Louboutin pumps

Today’s quick post is another outfit of old favorites. I bought this jacket what feels like eons ago, and it’s still hanging on to dear life. The fruity pants were a fun find from two Springs past, and I keep hoping J.Crew will come out with more whimsical prints. Metallic shoes would’ve been better to break up this monochromatic look, but I had left mine at the office.
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I received these sunglasses as part of a gift box, never expecting to love them as much as I do. I have a fairly flat nose which results in the dreaded downward creeping of most eyepieces. For the longest time I wore sunglasses that rested on my cheeks, actually thinking it was a grand solution. It wasn’t til I heard from my friend Ping that cheek resting is a recipe for wrinkles – eep! I was surprised at how well this style fit – they sit firmly atop my nose bridge leaving a small gap above my cheeks (except when smiling…but I’ll accept wrinkles in exchange for reasons to smile). The lens are sufficiently opaque, and the tortoiseshell print has beautiful caramel and brown marbling.
apple pants red coat1I’ve heard great feedback from those of you who picked up this Ann Taylor tote. The “foggy morning” color shown here appears to be sold out online, but the “Find in Store” button still lets you select it to search locally. After carrying this one for a bit, my shoulders tell me its a little heavier than last season’s version, but hopefully that translates into greater durability.
apple pants red coat3Snapshot from my Instagram: curled up on the couch with one of Nick’s mojitos after shoveling away this weekend. We were lucky enough to “win” a plot (doled out lottery-style to those on a waiting list) in one of Boston’s community gardens this year. Having grown up in suburbia with plenty of yard space, this concept is a little novel to me but very interesting. We couldn’t even keep a cactus alive in our current home, so we’re hoping a little natural sun and soil will help us redeem ourselves.
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41 thoughts on “Apple bottoms

  • April 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I absolutely love this! The colors are gorgeous as well as that bag! 🙂
    -Alex of

  • Avi Valencia April 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    You look so beautiful <3 really love the color of the whole outfits.


  • La Vie En May April 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I love your outfit! It screams spring. I don't think I'd ever be able to pull off the apple print, so mad kudos for rocking them!

  • Le monde des petites April 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! Love your pants! ♥


    Le monde des petites

  • Christine de Leon April 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    beautiful purse!

    from – The Lion's Den

  • Michelle R April 8, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Oh! Very cool that you got a garden plot! Looking forward to hearing more. And that drink looks awesome! Vodka, lime, and raspberry was what I was enjoying over the weekend. 🙂

  • Dahlia April 8, 2014 at 12:24 am

    What a pretty outfit, looks so cute!


  • Miss Hot Couture April 8, 2014 at 12:32 am

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  • Mei Fleming April 8, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Such a great outfit. It's so feminine, chic, and sooo fun. You look very pretty in red.

    NEW POST up…


  • Georgina Russell April 8, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Gorgeous spring outfit, love everything about this.

  • Dressed with soul April 8, 2014 at 2:38 am

    For me it's the same as I have a weakness for red and white combinations 🙂

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Patrícia M. April 8, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Those pants are really super lovely!


  • Happiness at Mid Life April 8, 2014 at 4:01 am

    I have the same problem with finding the right sunglasses, I may have to check these out. Good luck with your garden!


  • Zhan na April 8, 2014 at 8:00 am

    You look so chic and super classy in this gorgeous outfit! <3

  • Anne April 8, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Those pants are so fun! And I am drooling over your shoes 🙂

    xo, Anne
    Rays of Rossi

  • Anonymous April 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    So cute! What lip color are you wearing. Looks beautiful and natural on you!

  • Graciela April 8, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Beautiful, beautiful! You always look amazing, Jean. Your pieces are timeless and beautiful!

  • Joules April 8, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I love this outfit! It's so whimsical and cute! 🙂 The apple print is adorable.

    Style by Joules

  • Janna Dana April 8, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I love your coat ! <3
    Beautiful !

  • Sarah Kristen April 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Hello! I'm a new reader and I'm always seeking out petite fashion options! Do you have a post anywhere with recommendations on shopping the children's section? (best places to shop, how to pick items that still look age-appropriate, etc.)

  • Anonymous April 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Totally hear you re: sunglasses and nose bridge! I will have to try the BR ones.

  • jannyisms April 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Those apple bottoms are adorable, they look like a polka dot print from far away! (Glad you didn't pair them with "boots with the fur," lol). Happy spring gardening!

  • andrea April 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Love these apple print pants, so adorable!!!


  • Carsla Peyton April 9, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Haha. I was wondering what you meant by 'apple bottoms'. Clever. Adoring your style, & looking forward to your future posts! (:

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    A stylist, foodie, & writer's blog in development.

  • Petitetomatoes April 9, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I love the colors of this outfit. Congrats on your win. I hope you grow some delicious produce! =)

  • Anonymous April 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Oooh thank you for reviewing the sunglasses in detail! I have a very very flat nose and sunglasses always slide down and sit on my cheeks, so I never wear them other than when I'm driving… will have to give these a try!! 🙂

  • violentide April 9, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I used to have the same problem with sunglasses sliding down my nose, until I discovered TC Charton, which designs eyewear specifically for Asians. Now I have a pair of sunglasses that stay on my nose no matter what, even when smiling! There is a store on Newbury Street that sells the brand; it's called Newbury Visions.

  • Hunter-Rose April 10, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Cute Blog and style, love the details of the clothes xx

  • Laura April 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Oh no! I've only ever had sunglasses that rest on my cheeks! Shoot! 😛

  • Kai-Li April 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    these fun apple prints are just perfect for a springy day!

  • Anonymous April 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    The 'foggy morning' tote is back in stock online as of today! Of course, this happens after I rushed out to the store last night to grab the last one there.

  • tsunami vercant April 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Hi… what do think about wide-legged pants? Can petites wear them or they're a total no?

  • Jean April 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you! It's MAC slimshine lipstick in "gaily"

  • Jean April 10, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Sarah – I don't have any posts dedicated to navigating the kids section. Personally I try to avoid the kids department because the fit is never right for grown women, but I like to poke around Crewcuts (evidently), H&M; kids, and Gap kids since they often have similar versions of their womens line. I usually avoid tops since they're cut short and wide, dresses since the waistline is usually too high, and usually pants because the butt is too flat. Skirts work a little better in general.

  • Jean April 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I've never heard of them – thanks for the tip and the local guide!

  • Jean April 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I don't see it online…must've been a lone pop-back! How do you like yours?

  • Jean April 10, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I like them – maybe try a higher-waisted style and make sure the length is as long as possible (wear heels before you hem) without touching the ground, to get a streamlined look.

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  • Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Super cute outfit, Jean 🙂 May I ask which size are these pants? Thanks!

  • Sheez Petite April 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm
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