Spring break: coral + tweed

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Sole Society Jenn heels c/o (also in wedge form), LOFT blouse (old)
Uniqueen jacket (old, similar), Gap petite jeans (similar)

There’s currently nowhere to take outfit pics in my neighborhood with snowbanks piled higher than my head, so I’m temporarily escaping to a spring state of mind! This is a typical casual Friday look for me (always change my shoes at work after commuting), and grey or navy pants can easily be subbed in for the rest of the workweek. I first posted about these Sole Society “Jenn” heels last spring and again here as part of a summer outfit. They were sold out last year so I was happy to see they just got restocked in coral suede and this cute haircalf leopard (aka the dark camel multi). If you don’t own a pair of leopard-print pumps yet, they are surprisingly the most versatile “neutral” shoe and this option looks good for someone seeking a stylish lower heel. And they come in sz 4!
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I love my share of sky-high heels but sometimes you just want a more sensible, lower pump. A lot of low and mid-heels skew on the matronly side but I’ve been liking Sole Society’s selection in youthful colors and fun prints. Fit-wise, I usually wear 5 or 5.5 and took a size 5 in the Jenn.
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I usually refer back to my trusty colorwheel when styling coral – as part of the orange family, I’d pair it with neighboring colors red/pink or yellow for a tropical getaway look, or with shades of complementary blue for more everyday pairings. Grey didn’t get a spot on the wheel but I really love that with coral as well for a softer look.

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For those less familiar with shoe terminology, “d’orsay” refers to a cutout style that reveals the arch of your foot. I own two pairs and noticed those styles seem to be a tad more flattering on shorter legs vs. a regular pump in the same heel height. After a closer look I realize it’s certainly not rocket science – since your arch is exposed in a d’orsay shoe (compared to a regular pump where there is material on both sides), the extra inch of exposed foot gets added on visually to the leg line. This is a little more evident when worn bare-legged with skirts or dresses. I like the cutout simply for the design, but will happily take an extra inch to the legs as well!

coral pumps tweed jacket Thank you Sole Society for sponsoring this post! Hope fellow New England-ers are staying warm + dry for round 2 of snow coming tomorrow night!

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  1. Cindy wrote:

    Love your style! I know you like dresses and high heels. But could you possibly give us some ideas how to pair pants, capris with ballet flats?

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Looove your hair!! Can you do a tutorial on that?

    Posted 2.11.15 Reply
  3. That jacket is so darling on you and I love how you styled it here! Those shoes are beyond pretty, too!!

    XO Courtney

    Posted 2.9.15 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    One more question regarding 2014 Lady Day Coat fitting: I am 32B-26.5-35., and 5'4". Any suggestions what size would fit me?: 0P, 2P, 4P?

    Posted 2.7.15 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean, I'm looking to purchase a navy blue coach court bag (9870) on ebay, just like yours. However, most of the navy blue options are colors close to dark dark blue, almost black. I'm just wondering whether the bag you own is truly blue or dark blue in color. Appreciate you answering 🙂 Have a great day!

    Posted 2.7.15 Reply
  6. Jan,
    I found your blog a few months ago.
    I just launched a new brand of narrow calf boots called SKINNYCALF BOOTS.
    I would love to send you pair to review.
    Please email me at karen@skinnycalf.com for photos and sizing info.

    I hope to hear from you soon,


    Posted 2.7.15 Reply
  7. your hair looks very pretty, love the coat xx


    Posted 2.6.15 Reply
  8. the coat is beautiful~

    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  9. andrea wrote:

    I'm with you on the low heels…they're so much more comfortable to walk around in all day at work! Love these coral pumps…the color is perfect against your skin tone!



    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  10. Hi Jean!

    I love these shoes, and was wondering how you feel about the stability (compared to the Anneke, with the ankle strap).


    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  11. Beautiful shoes. I love the color!

    x Fiona
    Daniel Wellington Giveaway

    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  12. Such a warn delicate shoe colour! Love your smile:)

    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  13. The shoes have a delicious color!

    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  14. great casual friday outfit. those coral pumps are so perfect for spring!
    love, liz

    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  15. Debonita wrote:

    Love the jeans and heels. They look so pretty on you x


    Posted 2.4.15 Reply
  16. peony wrote:

    Love the outfit! What shoes do you wear during your commute?

    Posted 2.4.15 Reply
  17. Just discovered your blog today. Three words: YOU ARE AMAZING.
    As a 4'11" woman myself, I love the concept. And your content, layout and photos are awesome! This is the first blog I am subscribing to! Well done!

    Posted 2.4.15 Reply
  18. This is adorable! Love a good tweed jacket!



    Posted 2.3.15 Reply
  19. Soprano2 wrote:

    Jean you always look great, I love that jacket on you.

    Do you have any tips for wearing crop pants? They're tricky for petites, I've just about given up on them but there are so many cute styles being shown for spring and summer it makes me want to try again. I wish you'd do a post about crops this spring.

    Posted 2.3.15 Reply
  20. Love that tweed jacket with the jeans! And both heels are beautiful!


    Posted 2.3.15 Reply
  21. Love that jacket and what a classic look.

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  22. Love that outfit! I would be wary of wearing tweed and low heels, since this seems a little grandmotherish, but this outfit is very stylish.

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  23. Love this look…timeless!


    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  24. Thanks for sharing Jean! New shoes always refresh a classic outfit


    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  25. Doreen wrote:

    Lovely outfit Jean! always inspiring

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  26. I love this outfit! Definitely going to check out those shoes now 🙂

    Easy, Frugal Style

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    I found your blog yesterday and I am so in love with your outfits!

    – Katja from Finland

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  28. Love so much your jeans!
    I was looking for a boyfriend jeans and for Petite, maybe I could find it in GAP France? Will check this week! Thanks for the tip!

    Le monde des petites

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  29. Van wrote:

    I am always impressed by your color choices. There was a comment about how you keep your feet from sliding forward and I would also like to know if there is a way. I have these beautiful mint-colored d'orsay pumps that I want to give more attention to, but when I wear them, I'm just a hobbly mess. Please divulge your secrets, Jean!

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
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    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  31. Wow, I looooove the jacket – and you styled it so well!!

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean, How do you keep your feet from sliding forward in pumps and wedges? I prefer to wear liners or sheer stocking sock with my pumps/wedges and even though the shoe fits me perfectly, my feet always slides forwards squishing my toes. Any kind of shoe liner that has worked for you or do you generally not wear any kind of socks with pumps?

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  33. kim wrote:

    I had typed a whole thing, which got erased somehow. Basically a rant on why doesn't Sole Society restock the Jenn in the small sizes (<5) and release new colors for spring. I'd love to see a nude leather (not suede, but would be great if the suede were restocked as well), blush, and pastel blue.

    More interestingly, here is a promo code I just got for 50% off at Loft – stylewin50 – if anyone can use it. Enjoy.

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  34. Hi there! I am wondering where you got that large mirror from? I am re-decorating my loft apartment and really like that look. Thank you!

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  35. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    The tweed blazer is so pretty and chic<3

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  36. Diana wrote:

    Beautiful blazer!!
    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  37. Revital wrote:

    gorgeous shoes! you look lovely as always


    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  38. Suzie Q wrote:

    Love this look with the relaxed fit distressed jeans and the tweed blazer! I have the blazer in the same color, it's still one of my favorites 🙂 Stay warm and dry this week!

    xo, Suzie Q

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  39. Eden Mint wrote:

    Love your outfit, goes great with the peach pumps!


    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  40. Love the elegant tweed jacket and both pair of shoes are beautiful! Especially like the coral design, the shade is very pretty!


    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
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  42. Paola wrote:

    So pretty! I love your jacket and your shoes, the studded shoes are really cool!

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  43. Love this look, very classy! I find the d'orsay styles generally run half a size larger for me. Maybe because a larger part is cut out in the shoes? Nevertheless, I do love how the d'orsay style lengthen the legs.


    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  44. Lovely outfit dear. Looks so great and makes me miss spring 🙂

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  45. Anonymous wrote:

    hi jean! did you perform any alterations on your uniqueen jacket?

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  46. Anonymous wrote:

    What a pleasent surprise.. A new post!! Like the outfit.. Looking forward to see more spring outfits!


    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  47. This is a perfect look for a casual Friday and honestly I am so in love with the jacket that now I must try to find something similar 🙂 Here in Bavaria we have also snow but fortunately not as much that it's still possible to take pictures outside. Happy Sunday!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply

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