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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33 thoughts on “Stripes + pleats at Boston Public Garden

  • Reply Anonymous May 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    where are the shoes from??

  • Reply Jean May 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    They are from Ann Taylor but unfortunately an older style

  • Reply Suzie Q May 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    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

  • Reply EM May 22, 2014 at 10:54 pm

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


  • Reply ensembledeux May 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I want this whole look!! 🙂

  • Reply Miss Hot Couture May 22, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    AHH I wish I had outlet stores nearby!!! All the ones near me are 1+ hours away!

  • Reply Mei Fleming May 23, 2014 at 12:14 am

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

  • Reply Lyn May 23, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Very nice pleated skirt !!
    xo Lyn

  • Reply Anonymous May 23, 2014 at 1:08 am

    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?

  • Reply Anonymous May 23, 2014 at 1:34 am

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

  • Reply Deasy Noel May 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

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

  • Reply Alexis Grace of North On Harper May 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I think I probably prefer the sleeveless version to the original— and I definitely like your styling!

  • Reply Midnight Cowgirl May 23, 2014 at 11:17 am

    The shirt and skirt are beautiful!

  • Reply Julie May 23, 2014 at 11:54 am

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

    Style by Joules

  • Reply Giovanna May 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Such a cute look! Loving your sandals!


  • Reply pumpkinmommy May 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    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? 😉

  • Reply Sonesta May 23, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Engaged??? Congratulations Jean! 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous May 23, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    love love love ur ring!

  • Reply THE|AVANTGUARDIAN May 24, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Gorgeous skirt and look at that rock!

  • Reply ae-blog May 24, 2014 at 3:36 am

    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!

  • Reply Anonymous May 24, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Nice ring, Jean 😉 Congrats again!

  • Reply Jean May 26, 2014 at 11:46 am

    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.

  • Reply Jean May 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

    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 : )

  • Reply Jean May 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    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.

  • Reply Jean May 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you!!

  • Reply Jean May 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you so much : )

  • Reply Jean May 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Yes : ) Thank you!!

  • Reply Jean May 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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

  • Reply Victoire May 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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

  • Reply Yi Li May 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    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!

  • Reply Debonita May 30, 2014 at 8:53 am

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

  • Reply ae-blog May 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate the response 🙂

  • Reply stefy81fashion June 7, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Congrats on your engagement 🙂

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