Home for the Holidays

taupe coat duffel bag

Cassidy weekender bag + Cadena heels thanks to Sole Society, J.Crew Coat, BR shirt, Ann Taylor cropped sweater and necklace, J.Brand jeans, 12mm pearl earrings (similar)

I’ve been dressing very formulaic lately and this patterned dress shirt + cropped cable sweater pairing has been on heavy rotation. It’s a foolproof layered look for work (see my IG pic) worn with BR ankle pants, and works equally well outside the office with skinny jeans.

jcrew lady day coat petites

December has been a month of short trips. For packing, I’ve been liking the classic casual look of this Sole Society Cassidy weekender bag in addition to my usual large tote (either a Longchamp or the Goyard St. Louis). It’s also packed up and coming with me to CA where my family and Nick’s will be spending our first Christmas all together! I first saw the Cassidy on the stylish Juley T’s Instagram and had to find out where it was from. I would personally love to find a leather weekender bag down the road, but the pebbled faux-leather material here feels durable and is also a good option for shoppers who prefer vegan materials.

taupe coat duffel bag 2

I read some complaints about the size being too small, but for fellow light packers I can fit ~2 pairs of shoes, 2 outfits, PJs and toiletries with a little room to spare. The inside is fully lined in a herringbone/chevron print fabric, with a large zippered pockets and two smaller insert pockets. The Cassidy is about 10″ x 17″ wide, and has a larger sister Lacie at 15″ x 19.” Both have a removable luggage tag, and removable and adjustable shoulder strap with a reinforcement patch so that a thin strap doesn’t dig into your shoulders. I only wish that for a travel bag, the Cassidy would come with metal feet on the bottom (which I just noticed the larger Lacie does have!).

sole society duffle tote

You guys know I’m a big fan of ankle straps on shoes – these Cadena heels reminded me of my beloved J.Crew gold strappy heels but in suede, and the neutral color keeps the strap from being truncating on shorter legs. The style looks sleek on the foot and the suede is good quality in my opinion. Most of my Sole Society heels run small or narrow, but these in my usual size 5 felt true to size and the width was comfy with plenty of room for the toes. The Portobello color is a pretty grey taupe, very similar to my coat here in “cobblestone” if you’re familiar with that shade.

taupe coat duffel bag 1

Thank you to Sole Society for sponsoring this post!

Wishing all of you happy holidays, and safe travels if you’ll be on the road!


63 thoughts on “Home for the Holidays

  • Jean December 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you for letting me know! So odd! I also saw they were on sale just an hour or two ago…

  • Ethel Evans December 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    What a bummer! I was so excited to read your response, went online to order the shoes and the sale is over! That's not cool at all. Bah humbug! Thanks for your response though and hope you are enjoying your vaca here in California .

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Bannana Republic has some similar leather gloves. They have different sizing options. The smalls fit my petite hands perfectly!

  • CC December 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Your hair poof is literally perfect! Do you tease your hair?


  • zarah nitsa December 31, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love this blog and also looking is good.
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  • Eva January 6, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Classy, stylish, perfect 🙂

  • An American In Sicily March 22, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Hi Jean. Love the coat. Could you tell me the name of the color?

  • jessica April 21, 2015 at 4:35 am

    the ankle straps looks damn good with the winter outfit…more with the denims

  • Sierra August 18, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Do you mind telling me which color bag you have? Did you order the brown or cognac? They look so similar online. Thanks!

  • Sierra August 18, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Do you mind telling me which color bag you have? Did you order the brown or cognac?

  • Any November 11, 2016 at 10:56 am

    It's the Cognac! I had the same question lol and luckily she made another post about the bag awhile back!! http://www.extrapetite.com/2016/09/gray-jeans-ankle-booties-comfy-airport.html?m=1

  • Grace Li December 29, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Just wondering what the colour of your lady day coat is here? Thanks!

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