Shades of grey + fall foliage at Boston Public Garden

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J.Crew lady day coat sz 00P (old color) + vintage style tee
LOFT sweater in xsp, BP leggings sz S (length folded under), Vince Camuto boots

Last weekend we strolled to Boston Public Garden to scope out the foliage, however it seemed that all the trees were either still mostly green or completely barren already! We must’ve just missed a few trees turning because there was this giant pile of the prettiest, vibrant pink and orange leaves on the ground.
boston public garden fall foliage outfit
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I love leggings as a lazy, comfy alternative to jeans, especially on long flights when too skinny jeans can cut off your circulation. To escape the associated stigma, just make sure your top is plenty long enough to cover your crotch. I thought I was in the clear here, but looking at these photos it wouldn’t hurt to have an extra inch or two of length…oops : ) I read tons of reviews looking for leggings that aren’t see through and won’t stretch out much, and was vacillating again between the ones I’m wearing here and these ravely-reviewed Hue ones. I went with the BP for this color and so far they don’t disappoint (do size up – a S was fitted on me). I only wish they’d make petite! The lazy in me just has the extra length folded under for now.
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I’ve been wearing these Vince Camuto “Hillsy” booties so much, they’re definitely rivaling my BP Trolley ones for versatility and comfort. They are similar in height with the VC measuring at 3.25″ and the BP at 3″ eve. I have to say the VC leather feels a little better and softer which is probably reflective of the higher price. They are still available in most sizes, starting in a hard to find sz 4!
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Also, I’ve been liking this LOFT sweater so it’s interesting to read all the polarizing reviews online! The style is very slouchy and poncho-esque so I guess it might be in the expectations. My only complaint with it is the smaller neckhole as mentioned in my review, but getting my hair rumpled up has been a fairly minor issue so far.

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  1. These photos are perfect! The colours in the background compliment your outfit really well!


    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
  2. Jess Mok wrote:

    Hi! New to your blog and I love your style! Just wanted to ask which leggings you were wearing because at first you linked the BP leggings and then further down you said you were wearing the HUE leggings. Just wanted ask because they look great on you and we have a similar body type and size. Thanks and keep up the good work!!

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
  3. I also love the fall leaves- we recently moved from Maine to Savannah and I'm having a little fall withdrawal- its nice to see the color even just in photos!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I love that sweater on you! And thanks for the legging recommendation–I've been searching for non-see-through ones for forever!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
  5. Paola wrote:

    Beautiful photos!

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
  6. I love the shades of grey in this outfit! That jacket is too cute–too bad they don't sell the color anymore!

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    I sometimes wear the footie no-show socks that you can find at department stores or Marshalls, etc, but they do slip a bit like you mentioned so with these dip booties, I usually go sockless just like with pumps.

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi Rebecca! The booties are pretty different styles so I can't really directly compare. The VC have a more western style while the BP are a basic bootie silhouette, the VC have the dip vs straight cut, etc. both of which I actually find to be flattering. Especially with dark tights being work with dark boots one cut isn't noticeably more flattering to me. Also, my BP booties are from 2 years ago so I don't know if they changed quality at all since, but I do think the VC are good quality. Nordstrom has easy free returns so I'd suggest just trying both and see which feel best on your feet!

    As for tucking in shirts…it's pretty natural to have them poof out throughout the day as you sit, stand, walk and sit back down again. Sometimes I tuck them into my underwear and tights to keep them in extra secure. You can try one-piece bodysuit blouses too to keep them really securely tucked.

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – unfortunately it doesn't shrink much in the dryer and I think an XS regular will be too roomy for your. You should do store search for an xxsp (they ship for $8) – they say it's online only but it's definitely not! Both of my local stores had that size in-store.

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Hi Lydia – I'm so glad to hear that!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  11. Great! Thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  12. Anna wrote:

    Just curious as to what socks you usually wear with booties. I find that sometimes my socks have no grip on the bottom and cause my feet to slide forwards in my heeled booties.

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  13. Rebecca wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    Love this look so much! I'm vacillating between the BP Trolley booties and the VC booties — Which do you find more flattering? I'm about your size, and I know the BP Trolley boots look like they come up higher on the ankle than the VC's. Thoughts?

    Also — how do you tuck in your shirts/sweaters/blouses without them poofing out? I always feel like it's my height, but yours always look perfect! Any help would be great 🙂


    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I ordered the anntaylor chanel-esque dress in xs because they didn't have petites anymore! i was wondering if you think putting it in the dryer would shrink it but not ruin the dress? I am usually an xxs petite or xs petite! Thanks

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  15. Mei Liang wrote:

    Lovely pictures 🙂 I haven't been lucky in finding beautiful fall foliage in San Francisco, the weather has been quite warm lately. Maybe next month 🙂

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  16. I bought this sweater after your review and I love it- seems to be the perfect in between for cape and traditional sweater- thanks for the recommendation!

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  17. I love the sweater and I think you look amazing!! I always have trouble pairing shades of gray but it looks like a perfect color for fall.


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  18. Love this look and your lipstick is the perfect shade. Have a wonderful day!

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  19. This is perfection! I love all the grey together.

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  20. Jean wrote:

    Hi Fernanda – I'm wearing the xxs petite which is my usual size. It is very very stretchy!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  21. Jean wrote:

    Hi Gail – you're definitely right, same reason why shift dresses usually look better on the less busty and such!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  22. Jean wrote:

    I'll check them out, thanks!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  23. Jean wrote:

    Thanks! We used an 85mm f 1.2

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  24. Jean wrote:

    Hi Charlotte! It's one of my new favorites – Nars shanghai express

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  25. Loving this! You look so warm and comfortable 🙂

    Vanessa /

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  26. Joyce Pak wrote:

    Such a cute leaf throwing pic!!!!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  27. Jean, what size is your Chanel-esque fringe sweater dress, please? My only problem is on the chest (34C).. is the material stretchy? Thank you! (Fernanda)

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  28. Anonymous wrote:

    Yes, the sweater could be about two inches longer on you but it looks great. Maybe the review situation has something to do with figure type? I am petite but curvy, sweaters like that (though I love them) make me look fat because of my bust. I finally stopped buying them. You really have to dress for your figure. Mine is an hourglass and though I have trouble finding clothes small enough to fit me, styles that have a nice drape and flutter on women with figures like yours turn into columns on me. That sweater is lovely but not for me! — Gail F

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  29. Sir N Maam wrote:

    Amazing!! Looking so pretty. loved that pullover 🙂

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  30. That sweater looks so cute and cozy!

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  31. Although the sweater is slouchy, it does suit you really well! Beautiful all-grey outfit for Fall!


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  32. Trang Do wrote:

    Wow, Beautiful capture!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  33. Lucy Lai wrote:

    Beautiful photos! Love the outfit! <3

    MISS LUCIA | Fashion & Lifestyle

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  34. Love your sweater!!
    Abbie E.

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  35. Deasy Noel wrote:

    <3 the second picture so much! I feel like it's so quintessentially fall, hehe.

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  36. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    So pretty! Love your sweater and the coat:p

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  37. Love this post!! The photos look absolutely amazing. Do you know what lens were used here?

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  38. Kimberly B wrote:

    Express makes a great pair of leggings that arent's see through!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  39. I'm loving the grays! It's the perfect outfit to showcase the autumn leaves falling!

    xx, Diane ||

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  40. Argh! Boston girl living in Singapore here. This post is making me so, so jealous. Will probably have to turn up my air conditioning and make an apple pie or something tonight. 🙂


    Lindsay |

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  41. I love that sweater and it's good to hear that you've given such an honest review. The color is very pretty and I love the way it hangs. Those leggings are also super cute. I also prefer leggings for traveling, so I should probably look into buying some for myself.

    Sweet Helen Grace

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  42. Beautiful outfit as always Jean! One quick question: What lipstick are you wearing here? Is it still MAC charismatic?

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  43. angelina wrote:

    Leggings or boyfriend jeans are always my go to for flights as well! I always try to cover everything as well – though I've seen tons of people wear leggings and crop tops, I personally wouldn't be comfortable with that.

    I love these photos – the focus is amazing! When I shot with my f/1.4, I have to weed out tons of photos where the focus is just slightly off.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  44. Christina wrote:

    What beautiful lipstick are you wearing?

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  45. Julia wrote:

    Even better, the mini signature tote and the regular size signature tote in burgundy (they call it modern saddle) are both on sale now too plus the 50% off! They are perfect for this season!

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – Mixmatching Patterns

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  46. Jean wrote:

    I've actually been getting lash extensions! I started a while ago to save time in the mornings and really like them.

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  47. Jean wrote:

    I think both are classic and you know how much I love the necklace! The sweater dress is very comfortable and washes well in the machine.

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  48. Dorigamii wrote:

    Yes! This is my color palette always. I love your sweater!

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  49. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean! Are you wearing false lashes?? If so, what brand of false lashes do you use?

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  50. yutzyjbear wrote:

    How do you like the dress and pearls? I ordered both thanks to your last post!

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply

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