Stripes + pleats at Boston Public Garden

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Banana Republic non-iron shirt (40% off; other prints), Modcloth skirt (old), Gap outlet hat

Just a quick post today as we’re running around giving house guests the grand New England tour. This of course involves plenty of lobster and strolling through Boston’s public garden. Most of the blooms are sadly gone, but there’s still pretty little patches of tulips to be found.
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I’m not much of a button-up girl, but first noticed this blue striped shirt in long sleeve form last season. It sold out quickly both online and at my local stores, so I was happy to see a sleeveless version this season. The crisp fabric and banker stripes lend both a masculine and conservative feel (perfect for the office), but also works well casually with either distressed denim or a flirtier silhouette like this pleated skirt.
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I picked this up for 40% off and thought the quality & fit are both great for the price. It’s one of the slimmest button-up fits I’ve tried (wearing 00 petite with no alterations) and the cotton fabric did stay wrinkle-free, true to its moniker. blue stripes yellow pleats1For anyone looking for summer hats, I found this last week at the Gap outlet for under $10! One of our nearby Home Depots just so happens to be next to a few outlet shops, so I’ve been taking advantage while Nick busies himself with exciting grout choices : )

Yoox Parentesi tote (old, their current styles), Ann Taylor sandals (old, similar w/thick heel)

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  1. Congrats on your engagement 🙂

    Posted 6.7.14 Reply
  2. ae-blog wrote:

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate the response 🙂

    Posted 5.30.14 Reply
  3. Debonita wrote:

    I love the skirt and the shoes. So beautiful. Congratulations on your engagement. Love your ring xx

    Posted 5.30.14 Reply
  4. Yi Li wrote:

    Trying to find a sandal with a bit of heel for like forever…so hard with a size 5 🙁 .. enough complaining! You look gorgeous as always! Congratulations again!

    Posted 5.27.14 Reply
  5. Victoire wrote:

    Congrats on your engagement 🙂 can't wait for fashion tipsss

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Haha thank you! what can I say…I'm a creature of habit with tried and true pairings.

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Yes : ) Thank you!!

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Thank you so much : )

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Thank you!!

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi there! Thank you! I have to say my makeup routine has not really changed since my last video, except with the discovery of crayon eyeshadows like the Bobbi Brown caviar stick or MUFE aqua eye sticks. They make it so easy to get the shadow look with just one swipe and smudging. With my hairdresser I ask for long layers and for him to thin out the bottom with a razor.

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Hi there! I'm trying to resist since all of my closet is currently packed up in boxes, but I ordered a second color Bobeau cardigan since I wear my other one so much : )

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    The hat fits me but I don't have a very small head…have you tried kids hat in that case? I know Gap also has a kids fedora that looks similar.

    Posted 5.26.14 Reply
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Nice ring, Jean 😉 Congrats again!

    Posted 5.24.14 Reply
  14. ae-blog wrote:

    Your hair looks amazing! I know you had old videos of hair and face routines and I was wondering whether your routine has changed since? It would be great to get an update, including what you tell your hairdresser when you get a haircut. Thank you!

    Posted 5.24.14 Reply
  15. Gorgeous skirt and look at that rock!

    Posted 5.24.14 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    love love love ur ring!

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  17. Sonesta wrote:

    Engaged??? Congratulations Jean! 🙂

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  18. The color combination is great (are we seeing a theme here?) and the stripes and pleats are elongating vertical lines.

    Where'd you get the ring? 😉

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  19. Giovanna wrote:

    Such a cute look! Loving your sandals!


    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  20. Julie wrote:

    Lovely spring outfit! I love the flowyness of that skirt.

    Style by Joules

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  21. The shirt and skirt are beautiful!

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  22. I think I probably prefer the sleeveless version to the original— and I definitely like your styling!

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  23. Deasy Noel wrote:

    Oh my, why, I AM in the market for a summer hat and yours just looks so cute! :3

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean! did you get anything from the nordstrom sale? tempted by all your sale picks!

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Does the hat fit? I tried some banana republic hats in S/M and they were too big for me. I was wondering if they have petite sized hats?

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  26. Lyn wrote:

    Very nice pleated skirt !!
    xo Lyn

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  27. Love the vertical stripes! And this very refreshing spring look and photos. I'm salivating about the lobsters from Boston!

    Posted 5.23.14 Reply
  28. AHH I wish I had outlet stores nearby!!! All the ones near me are 1+ hours away!

    Posted 5.22.14 Reply
  29. I want this whole look!! 🙂

    Posted 5.22.14 Reply
  30. EM wrote:

    The hat is so cute! Beautiful shoes, I feel like Ann Taylor always has the classiest shoes for such a great price!


    Posted 5.22.14 Reply
  31. Suzie Q wrote:

    Major score on the hat! 🙂 Such a pretty summer outfit! I love the combination of blue and mustard yellow together and I just adore the pleated skirt!

    Suzie Q

    Posted 5.22.14 Reply
  32. Jean wrote:

    They are from Ann Taylor but unfortunately an older style

    Posted 5.22.14 Reply
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    where are the shoes from??

    Posted 5.22.14 Reply

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