Pattern play + fall hues

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Blank NYC jacket, (3 colors), 7FAMK jeans (similar), Ann Taylor tee (old, this year’s), BP ankle boots (runs small), H&M; scarf (this year’s), Clare Vivier bag (old, this year’s)

This outfit is comprised of a lot of old pieces, but some of them must’ve been popular as the brands brought back very similar options! I’m so excited that Blank NYC restocked this little faux-leather jacket this year, and in 3 colors to boot including a versatile gray! I wear this so much throughout the year – the shrunken and cropped style makes it work for jeans, dresses and skirts alike. It’s also fitted enough for me to layer under some of my looser cut winter coats, making it useful even on the coldest days. If you’re interested in this jacket, please check out my older review since sizing does run small and narrow in the sleeves.

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I’m also thrilled to have found my first pair of “keeper” heeled boots in ages! They are not perfect and are still roomy, but were more comfortable and better fitting than many heeled options I’ve tried. I was actually scoping out new color options for these “Trolly” ankle boots I’m wearing in this post, when I stumbled across a taller version called the BP “Transit” boots on sale. My biggest fit issues with boots are not only calf width but also the height – having short calves, so many beautiful boots hit awkwardly at or past my knees, making walking uncomfortable.

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BP Transit boots in chocolate, sz 5.5

I love my BP Trolley ankle booties to pieces so already knew the shoe and heel part of the tall version had a good chance of being comfy. Based on the listing and the reviews, I went up half size to 5.5 for the tall boots (same size that I took in the Trolley ankle booties), which measured about 13.75″ shaft height excluding the heel, and also about 13.75″ around the widest part of the calves. As with all boots, these measurements probably increase a little bit as the shoe size goes up. Even though the site listed these to have a 15″ tall shaft, I took a shot in ordering since my beloved Aquatalia boot find last year were also listed as 15″+ but turned out to be pleasantly shorter in-person.

The height of these BP Transit tall boots was spot-on for me which I loved, but the circumference of the calf was a little roomy at the boot opening. What made these a keeper was the soft and pliable leather (vs. stiffer which is more common for tall boots) which made them really comfortable on the legs and the gap a little less jarring. Also thanks to some of your tips, I’ll be checking out cobblers who offer calf-alteration services, and will report back on the experience should I go that route!

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  1. Sunny Roh wrote:

    I absolutely love your blog and have recently received my BP Tall Boots in black. Did you treat your boots at all?

    Posted 1.19.15 Reply
  2. Totally love her outfit!! She looks pretty!!

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    Posted 11.19.14 Reply
  3. I like the outfit. Especially the leather jacket. Find accessories that will add beauty to your outfit.

    Posted 11.18.14 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Great outfit! I love the jacket and will be ordering it. What size are you wearing?

    Posted 10.29.14 Reply
  5. Hi Jean, I really like your boots! I'm debating whether I get the chocolate or black pair. I'm short (5'1'', 96 lb), and look younger than my age. I just started learning styles. Due to financial pressure I would like to get one that matches most of my clothes. I've learned that black matches almost everything, but I also like chocolate. So would you give me some advice? Thanks a lot!

    Posted 10.28.14 Reply

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