Fan print skirt + cropped cardigan

full skirt cropped cardigan

Gap tie-neck top (similar in black), Kate Spade skirt (altered), LV Speedy 25 bag
Sole Society Olyvia heels (5 colors), Target cropped cardigan (old)

I wore this to work on Monday, which already feels like a distant memory with snow back on the ground. Spring in Boston…why such a tease? Anyhow, this is another outfit that combines old favorites plus one of my go-to color pairings. I kept the rest of my look neutral, finishing with pumps that provide plenty of leg-lengthening action despite having a low, manageable heel.
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I first learned about Sole Society through Cee’s many posts remixing their shoes and handbag. I remember being surprised at genuine leather for the price points, but Cee keeps a very edited closet so I trust her opinions on quality. I was happy to see that the brand offers shoes down to a sz 5, plus has cute jewelry and scarves to boot. Short legs be damned, I’m a sucker for ankle-strap heels and was drawn right in to this pointy-toe style.
full skirt cropped cardigan3Color proved to be a tough decision…the cobalt blue and deep red are classic statement colors, the coral shouts spring, and the other shades serve as versatile neutrals. I went with “adobe” as a safe bet, but the ruby was a close second.
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Fit wise, please note that the front part runs narrow as many reviewers have pointed out. I usually take either a 5 or 5.5, and went up to the latter accordingly. The length and width (noticeably narrow, similar to the fit of Ferragamo shoes) ended up being perfect, and the straps adjust to fit without extra holes needed. Not all of Sole Society shoes come in genuine leather/suede, but these are and feel quite good for the price. Shipping is free at any price, and return shipping per item is either $7.95 for a refund, or free for store credit.full skirt cropped cardigan4 This post was in collaboration with Sole Society. Here are my other picks, including several work-appropriate styles in extended sizing. My favorite are the leopard haircalf pumps, but please note from reviews that they seem to run small (could be good news for ladies who need sub-sz 5!).

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  1. Anu wrote:

    Hi Jean I'm new to your blog but I'm so happy that I could finally find someone as petite as me and could carry variety of outfits so nicely.Also I loved your blog on big dial watches for thin wrist it was v motivating for me to purchase one for myself.

    Posted 1.28.16 Reply
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  3. iDreammart wrote:

    I found most attractive outfits from this blog, particularly. Love to have your blogs always. Thank you for such interesting post.

    Posted 5.29.14 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    You look beautiful Jean, what a pretty dress. FYI, the Anthropologie at Legacy Place in Dedham now has a petite section.

    Posted 4.24.14 Reply
  5. Jenny Lin wrote:

    what size are your shoes?

    Posted 4.24.14 Reply
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    It's something like a prom, I mean there will be older people, something more formal, like a gala. I was thinking at a floor lenght one. I never had the courage to wear one, that's why I'm asking for your opinion, it means a lot to me!

    Posted 4.22.14 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Certainly not for client meetings…but I have to say my group's dress code is pretty lax during office days : )

    Posted 4.21.14 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Thank you Graciela! My boyfriend takes my outdoor photos.

    Posted 4.21.14 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – what is the occasion? ie. how formal, cocktail, black tie ? Or are you just looking for one to keep in your closet for various occasions? And is long to you = at the knee or floor length? Let me know some more details and I can help.

    Posted 4.21.14 Reply
  10. Martha C wrote:

    oh! i just to know your blog and i love it. I´m petite also, well i thinks so cause i´m 5.4 and S sized so is great to have a place like this. Here in Spain, there is no brands with a petit clothes 🙁

    Posted 4.21.14 Reply
  11. I was struck with the skirt at first glance so beautiful, how you paired them is perfect…thanks

    Posted 4.19.14 Reply
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey Jean,

    I am a petite also and I'm looking for a evening dress but I'm not sure which lenght to go for, a long or a short one? I think that a long dress is more classy but glamorous in the same time but would it make me look shorter? Could you please help me, maybe give me some suggestions?
    Thank you!

    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
  13. Graciela wrote:

    Jean: as usual, beautiful pairings! You truly review items and give plenty of details and options, great job. Beautiful pictures too, who does your photography?

    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
  14. Janna Dana wrote:

    Very cute ! 🙂


    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
  15. Katy Byrne wrote:

    You look beautiful! I'm obsessed with the skirt and Sole Society. Hands down my favorite online shoe vendor

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  16. Suzie Q wrote:

    Love the sweet spring look! I'm also a sucker of ankle strap pumps. These shoes look great, love the classic neutral tone color!

    Suzie Q

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  17. Julie wrote:

    I haven't bought anything from Sole Society yet but I've been eyeing a lot of their shoes. Thanks for the review!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  18. One of my favorite outfits around here, that blouse is really a beautiful piece and it's able to make a perfect statement into an outfit.


    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  19. Your skirt is such a fun print!

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  20. And I wished really I had this skirt also in my closet 🙂

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  21. Angela wrote:

    The outfit is beautiful! I'm just surprised you are allowed to wear this to work! Lucky you I am envious.

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  22. Gorgeous outfit!!! Love it!
    You are so chic!!!!

    Le monde des petites

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  23. Sandie wrote:

    I think I just grab the last 5.5 : D My feet cannot do 4 inch pumps anymore. Am looking forward to these.

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    i love the outfit jean! not really feeling the shoes though. i think it might be the color and material. they remind me a lot of your pour la victoire heels that i remember nick said looked like feet 🙂

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  25. MizzJ wrote:

    Super cute outfit. I think in this case the ankle straps work b/c it's a nude color. I too love ankle straps but also have the problem of being too short, so I feel your pain 😉

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    Cute blouse…looking for one too but not in black…

    Posted 4.17.14 Reply
  27. Such a cute work outfit. I've been meaning to try Sole Society shoes, this definitely gives me more incentive!
    An Unblurred Lady

    Posted 4.16.14 Reply
  28. That skirt is such a great statement piece.


    Posted 4.16.14 Reply
  29. What a darling outfit! The skirt is so pretty paired with blush!

    NEW POST up….


    Posted 4.16.14 Reply

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