Shades of grey + fall foliage at Boston Public Garden

boston public garden fall foliage outfit3

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
 boston public garden fall foliage outfit1
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.
boston public garden fall foliage outfit2
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!
fall foliage
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. thanks jean….but which is better camel or black? 🙂

    Posted 11.21.15 Reply
  2. Jean wrote:

    Sorry for the delay…comments on older posts usually get buried so please feel free to post questions on my latest posts, even if the topics are unrelated! I really love both of those colors but if you're buying your first lady day then I'd go for the camel. It'll be much easier to keep clean : )

    Posted 11.18.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    It is a chocolate brown : )

    Posted 11.18.15 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    So glad you like that dress! I couldn't pass up the Chanel-esque style : )

    Posted 11.18.15 Reply
  5. I don't know if you still look at comments on a post as old as this one, but I was wondering if you could describe the color of your booties? I'm trying to decide between black and brown on the same VC pair that you have, and have been searching all of the photos of it to try to get an idea of the color. On your instagram flat lay photos or boots, it looks darker, like a chocolate brown, but here and in other photos it looks almost olive. I know it is a weirdly specific question, but would love it if you would answer!

    Posted 11.17.15 Reply
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    hi jean! Love all your sweaters and coats. I'm planning to buy that Jcrew lady day coat. Would like to ask your opinion about the color, which do you think is better antique linen or dark camel. I would love to have that grey one that you have but its not available anymore. 🙂

    Posted 11.12.15 Reply
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    They look awesome! Very natural. Where do you get them done?

    Posted 10.30.15 Reply
  8. Hi Jean! Love your posts – they are always so useful !! I live in UK and most of brands you recommend are only available online so there is a risk of disappointment with quality when ordering online. I recently been loving Uniqlo leggings and knitwear – amazing value for the quality! As I recently started to work in high security (high value goods) environment and we are not allowed to have any metal in our clothes or hair (no zips, buttons or hair pins!) So I struggle a bit with the challenge of looking smart while matching regulations. Uniqlo have good choice of bottoms and tops that are perfect for this! Would love to have your reviews of their leggings and trousers with elastic waist!! They are also on the shorter side! XXX Lena

    Posted 10.30.15 Reply
  9. Raven Hill wrote:

    Thanks for the AT dress recommendation. I was so obsessed with finding the sleeveless boiled wool dress (alas, sold out in 0P) that I completely overlooked the faux Chanel frock. I love it! The pearls tie the whole look together.

    Posted 10.29.15 Reply
  10. I've been eyeing those for some time, thanks!!

    Posted 10.29.15 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Hi Christina! It's Nars shanghai express

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    Hi Jess – thank you! Sorry for any confusion in this post. I'm wearing the BP, but I mentioned the Hue as another option because they have so many good ratings. Please note the length of both are long and I have my BP ones folded under.

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply

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