Instagram lately: outfit ideas & favorite eats

plaid blanket scarf skinny jeans outfit

I lived in these oversized scarves last fall/winter so am glad to see many options this year. This big check pattern has most of my favorite neutral colors -taupe, ivory, light and dark grey- in one. I also have this tartan plaid one posted previously on Instagram. If you feel at a loss due to the size, definitely check out my video on how to style blanket scarves (I also kept these at work and just draped over my shoulders when cold). This J.Crew heathered tee is a great basic – mine is years old in XS regular, which is long on me in the torso and sleeves, but I just noticed they now make it in petite sizing!

jcrew vest gingham shirt white jeans outfit

J.Crew vest (25% off), Vince Camuto booties, Articles of Society “Sarah” jeans, BR shirt (old, similar gingham – extra 35% off + free ship), Ann Taylor tote

This is the year I finally cave to New England favorites like the down vest and weather boots, and I’m not sure what took so long! I was very happy with this vest, and as some of you may have seen on Snapchat (@extrapetite) – envious Nick stole it right away to try on and consequently got stuck. This vest and grey tee above are still on sale through tonight w/code TIMETOSHOP in a multitude of colors. If you’re looking for max versatility, navy should be a safe bet. I got xxs petite and it comes in one size smaller for smaller-framed ladies.

I’m trying on the VC Franell booties in both photos above and found them to fit and feel very similar to their Hillsy booties which I already have. Both feel very cushy and comfortable on the foot, but I can’t speak to walking longer distances as I haven’t worn mine outside yet. If you’re in between sizes, I’d suggest going up.

polka dot top navy pants work outfit

As previously mentioned, this AT top was a little too long for me in the sleeves. I wanted to share a very simple DIY alteration I performed on it that only requires a needle and thread. For tops in a drapey material where the shoulders feel a little too wide and/or the sleeves are a bit too long, I love this shirring the shoulders tip. By shirring together the width of the shoulders, the sleeve length gets raised as well.

WHBM striped pencil dress

I picked out this dress (c/o) for a campaign with WHBM and thought it was super flattering. It is a fully-lined knit material with invisible back zip, faux leather trim on the sleeves, and a fun chevron “V” back. For ladies who want some variety outside of the usual work brands AT/LOFT/BR, WHBM comes out with a few pieces each season that really catch my eye. Unfortunately they don’t have sales often and petite sizing is online only, however I did see that full-priced petite items online get everyday free shipping & returns.

elotes mexican grilled corn

And it’s not an Instagram roundup without some food snaps…one of the things we’ll definitely miss come Fall is the abundance of fresh corn. We’ve been making an easy version of elotes, or Mexican-style corn, in the oven instead of grill. Simply bake unhusked corn at 350 for about 30 min or until done, then shuck and brush/spread with light mayo (to get toppings to stick). Top liberally with paprika or chili powder, grated cheese, chopped herbs, and lime juice. So good!

vietnamese beef stew noodle soup

We love making day trips up north, but fellow Bostonians may agree that Route 1 is one of the more bleak drives, especially when hungry. Amidst the shell of restaurants that have seen their heyday we found Pho Paris – it’s not a contender for my favorite in Boston (Pho Viets) but is enough to make future drives a little brighter!

ice cream sandwiches red bean green tea

Last but not least, I found my husband mouth agape staring at these treats inside a local Asian grocery (Super 88), and was like a child on the verge of a tantrum unless we brought them home. We were first introduced to Mikawaya by way of the frozen mochi ice cream at Trader Joe’s, then became further addicted via their store in little Tokyo, LA. I still prefer their mochi, but for fellow lovers of green tea or red bean ice cream – these didn’t disappoint!

All photos from Instagram (@JeanWang) – find me on there for daily updates!


41 thoughts on “Instagram lately: outfit ideas & favorite eats

  • Reply Sasa Zoe September 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    The J.Crew vest looks so chic! Perfect for Fall<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Maggie Moore September 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I love the oversized scarf look! How do you do your hair though so it doesn't "push" it up?

  • Reply Louise Chu September 22, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Cute outfit post!! love the scarf!! I am such a big fan of big scarfs too!! Can I ask what make is your tote? 🙂

    Louise |

  • Reply Diane Hoang September 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I love the big scarf in your first outfit! And that corn looks amaaaaazing <3

    xx, Diane ||

  • Reply Stefanie Lohrey September 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I love quilted vests & plaid oh so much! So cute!

  • Reply Deasy Noel September 22, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I've seen Mochi ice cream in Trader Joe's but I've never tried them. Will have to now! And I seriously love all of your outfits. Need to do that scarf thing with mine D:

  • Reply Bella B September 22, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I love all the outfit they are so cute!! the second one is my favourite

  • Reply Anonymous September 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Hey Jean! Just wondering how heavy the scarf is. I sometimes find my neck feeling tired after wearing them. Thanks!

  • Reply Juley September 23, 2015 at 12:21 am

    You're looking as adorable as ever! Still hoping for a January visit from you and Khatu 🙂

  • Reply Trang Do September 23, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Beautiful outfits!! I love that sweet corn!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply Lucy Lai September 23, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Love all your outfits, especially the semi-formal ones for business occasion.
    The oversize scarf just looks so comfortable! <3

    MISS LUCIA | Fashion & Lifestyle

  • Reply Paola September 23, 2015 at 4:50 am

    You're so pretty, I love the dress

  • Reply prudence yeo September 23, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Really cute vest and the stripe dress looks really classy as well!


  • Reply Snowinluxury September 23, 2015 at 7:50 am

    hallo i'am from italy!! i like your blog and posts ciao ciao

  • Reply Caroline September 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

    wauw, love your outfits!

  • Reply Julie Hiller September 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Great snaps! That WHBM dress looks great on you–I've had my eye on it for a while, it might be time to finally splurge on it.

    I'm a big green tea fan so those ice cream sandwiches look delish!

    lifestyle by joules

  • Reply EC September 23, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I love the booties from the first 2 photos. Would the booties go well with a casual dress? My challenge with buying booties is that the top of the boot is usually too large/wide and looks disproportionate with my petite legs.

  • Reply Phyllis Lee September 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    You look so great! I love the booties.
    You always eat such good food! So jealous.

    Phyllis |

  • Reply Unknown September 23, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    just ordered the banana republic pant…was looking for one just like that, that suits petite women. Hope it fits. Love all your outfits

  • Reply Emily F September 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Just stumbled across you on instagram today- beautiful account and your blog is so great! I had a few questions on the Asos website….I am dying to get the oversized scarf you are wearing- it says it is out of stock, do you know if they restock items? thanks in advance!! <3

  • Reply Anonymous September 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    May I know what's your cellphone case? Thanks.

  • Reply Anonymous September 24, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Great blog! Would it be possible to make your site mobile-friendly? It would be a nice reading experience while on a phone.

  • Reply Nikolett Márta September 25, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I love your style! Your blog and Instagram are amazing full with inspiration!

  • Reply Anonymous September 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Jean. Can you please tell me what the back length of the xxs j crew vest is? I'm very short waisted. Thank you.

  • Reply Unknown September 28, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Question for the WHBM dress: what size are you wearing? and how's the fit compared to J Crew/AT/BR?

  • Reply Amber DiMaio September 29, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Love your blouse!

    xo Amber | Home

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Hi! I'm wearing 00p. I find their sizing to be comparable to BR, and maybe a tad smaller than AT.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Hi – It's 22" when measured starting at the base of the collar, and 25" if I include the full collar.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Hi there – I'm currently in the process of implementing a mobile template! Please bear with me as we work on it.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Hi – it's just a basic clear case! I think my friend ordered it for me from eBay. The gold color is from my phone.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Emily – welcome! Yes in my experience they do restock items, especially because they offer free returns for customers so items tend to pop back from returns too. If I really like something I usually check back in the mornings when I wake up by refreshing the page.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Hope you like it! Please note I shrunk mine in the dryer to fit more snug.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Yes, I definitely think that style bootie will also work well with a casual dress or skirt. I have the same problem with bootie openings though and would prefer something more narrow than these in an ideal world, but haven't found any yet.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Hmm…I usually don't mind my hair just falling over the scarf but you can wear a high ponytail to keep it completely out of the way!

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Louise- it's an Ann taylor signature tote which I've also linked!

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Hello – I'm sorry, but the two links seem to be exactly the same! Unfortunately I don't remember which one it is. I had a smaller one from ASOS and a larger one from Accessory Concierge.

  • Reply Jean September 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Hi there – I don't think it is heavy, compared to some other ones I've tried on like from Talbots. I don't see this as something to wear around all day though…I mostly wear my blanket scarves during commuting with a coat, and then draped around my shoulders during the day if cold at my desk.

  • Reply Unknown October 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Is the J-Crew vest in the color Irish Moss? I can't decide whether I want that one or the navy blue.

  • Reply Anonymous October 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Jean, I ordered the same scarf but I'm finding that it pills like crazy, I basically cannot wear anything black with the scarf! Did you have the same experience with your scarf? Do you have any suggestions for treating the scarf to reduce the pill? Thanks!

  • Reply Unknown October 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    i'm finding that as well, what did you end up doing?

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