Cape Cod charm: TopShop scallop skirt + sleeveless chambray

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Topshop scallop miniskirt in US2 (2 colors, more sizes available at Nordstrom)
BP cork wedges (back in stock! runs narrow), Talbots shirt, Mar Y Sol tote

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Just a quick post today from Cape Cod – the hydrangeas there are so charming this time of year! I wanted to share this adorable petite-friendly skirt that I packed for the weekend. It’s just like my navy one that I DIY’d but is stretchy and of good weight. Either color is very easy to pair with tops, and as a bonus it fit great off the rack!
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Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses in brown gradientBaublebar necklace

This skirt is available at both Topshop and Nordstrom, both with free shipping & free returns! Topshop currently has more sizes in stock, down to a US 0 (in my experience, their sizing runs very small, about 2 sizes smaller than other US brands I shop at). I am wearing a US 2 here which is a comfortable fit and not too mini. For reference, my waist/hip measurements are 24/32 inches. The skirt also does come in petite sizing, but I think that would be too short for my liking.

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This skirt is pull-on style with a thick elastic waistband concealed inside. The material itself feels like a stretchy twill and is fully lined, with the lining completely stitched to the outer so no worrying about the two layers coming apart. As with all white bottoms I recommend wearing skin-colored undies, but I was happy to be able to wear printed tops tucked in without much show-through. The size 2 I have, when lying flat and unstretched, measures about 12.5″ across the waist and 16.5″ across the hips. This is one of those pieces I’ll be sure to keep out of the machine dryer to avoid any shrinking.
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  1. Love this outfit! It's both comfortable and sexy, perfect for a nice summer walk.

    Posted 9.24.15 Reply
  2. Ema Fox wrote:

    Lovely photos 🙂

    Posted 9.2.15 Reply
  3. Jenna wrote:

    Just found your site, having seen it in People Style Watch. Love it! I can wear petite sizes, but my legs and arms are sometimes too long for them. You've put together some summer looks that I can riff on. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  4. Just gorgeous.

    Diary of Elegance

    Posted 8.9.15 Reply
  5. Jannie wrote:

    I love this outfit you pulled together (as always! So inspirational!) I especially loved how you paired it with Bauble Bar necklace. Did you pick antique gold or silver? I love both but I can't decide which one to go with, any suggestion would help! Thanks!

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  6. Linda wrote:

    Beautiful photos, lovely outfit. You look great! 🙂

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  7. Joanna Le wrote:

    Love this outfit! Preppy, but somehow refreshing.

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi Virginia! I don't use the bumpit anymore…after securing my hair into a ponytail, I've just been using my fingers to pull out hair at the front of my head so it looks more voluminous!

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – I always find boyfriend style jeans to run bigger. Even at Gap, I fit the regular petite jeans but the boyfriend petite jeans are loose. So it depends on how you want these to fit…slouchy loose or more snug.

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – I'm trying to find my box but misplaced it…I think they are the gradient brown but unfortunately can't be 100% sure! Sorry about that : / I think either are a great neutral, and I love the fit since you can adjust the nosepads.

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Thank you! I got balayage which is like reverse highlights – they highlight from the roots upward versus from top down. I asked for a non-brassy medium to dark brown color on the highlights. I've been loving the balayage because it's so low maintenance…no retouches needed on the roots!

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  12. Suzie Q wrote:

    I really love the scalloped hem and this outfit is such a cute and refreshing summer look! Cape Cod is still on my list to visit while I'm living on the east coast! Love the flowers!

    xo, Suzie Q

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  13. Obsessed with this outfit, esp the scalloped skirt

    Posted 8.6.15 Reply
  14. Absolutely Love your blog- you do the best fashion shots and real life tips. Please consider doing something for ethical fashion brandsl

    Posted 8.5.15 Reply
  15. Love the Topshop skirt and Guess has been surprising lately with how cute some of their stuff has been. For $35, those shorts are a steal. Thanks for linking!


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    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  16. The skirt is AMAZING!!! I totally need one like that <3 <3 Also I love your shoes they are perfect and probably go with everything <3


    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  17. Hi Jean, I love your voluminous bun. Do you still use the velcro bump it under your crown?

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean, I am ordering the Guess denim shorts, a quick question: When you said "not atypical of the bf style" does it mean it runs smaller, comparing to Gap denim? Thanks!

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  19. Love the platforms!

    XO, Jessi

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I have a question for you. I noticed that you have 2 pairs of RayBan (one in brown and one in blue). The brown one, in some posts, when I clicked on the link, it's Solid Brown. The one in this post is Gradient Brown. Do you own both Solid and Gradient Brown? If you do, which one do you prefer? I'm looking into purchasing a Brown RayBan, but still undecided if I should Select Solid or Gradient. Thanks for your help 🙂 And you look beautiful as always.

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  21. The outfit goes really well with the hydrangea! Very cute colour combo!


    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  22. That skirt is so precious. You look so good in chambray!

    With love from New Orleans,
    Phyllis |

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  23. Lovely photos! I love how you paired the colors of the flowers with your outfit. And that scalloped skirt is really cute.

    lifestyle by joules

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  24. This is such a perfect summer outfit! I love the skirt. And those hydrangeas in the background, of course.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  25. Danny wrote:

    Great outfit, perfect for the summer days…

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  26. Love the scallop hem of the skirt, so pretty! Cute tote too, the pom pom embellishments are lovely!


    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  27. Cape Cod summers, nothing better!

    Lindsay |

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  28. Bella B wrote:

    The scalloped skirt is adorable!

    Posted 8.3.15 Reply
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean! Your outfit, as always, looks so lovely and effortless. 🙂

    I have a bit of an unrelated question – I have black, straight hair, typical of a Chinese girl. I recently noticed how you have a bit of brown of yours and it looks really nice and subtle – I was wondering how you requested it? Did you ask for brown highlights? Are they just at the ends of your hair or are they throughout?

    Thank you so much!

    Posted 8.2.15 Reply
  30. Trang Do wrote:

    I love your skirt!! You look beautiful!! Love those flowers!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 8.2.15 Reply

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