Pretty in Pink + Taupe

work outfit shift dress drape cardigan pearls

Bobeau drape cardigan in “mink,” Sole Society heels (sizes mostly gone)

This dress from Ann Taylor looks very simple in the stock photo, but I fell in love after trying it on. As several reviewers mentioned, the shift design feels timeless and Jackie-O inspired, and oh how I enjoy the pockets! If you aren’t familiar with boiled wool, it has a nubbly texture that helps winterize this piece. I can see it being worn layered both under and over tops like turtlenecks and thin sweaters well into our chilly springtime.
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ann taylor pink wool dress back
Off the rack, this dress in size 00 petite hit at a demure length right at the top of my knees. I had 3 inches hemmed off for a shorter style, but asked my tailor to leave most of the extra material in case I wanted to let it back down in the future. The boiled wool-blend material is stretchy to grace over curves and is fully lined with an invisible back zip.
sheath dress drape cardigan work outfit
And the Bobeau drape fleece cardigan is back! I’m wearing xxsp in the mink color and am happy it’s still in such decent shape given how much I wore/abused it last year.
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  1. Shannon wrote:

    Do you hand wash your Bobeau cardigans or can you get away with putting them in the delicate cycle (perhaps in a laundry bag) without it shrinking?

    Posted 12.9.15 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Who is your tailor? I am also near boston but I am so afraid of getting things tailored and having it come out wrong =/

    Posted 12.9.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Yes, it is and yes I did!

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
  4. Ashley wrote:

    Is your cardigan the one w the button? If so, did you snip it off?

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Thank you! I just checked the link and they are working…might've just been a temporary site glitch! They're Bobeau brand.

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Hi – I find it differs based on style. My Anneke low heels from them and these are really comfortable for heels!

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Great minds think alike!

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    I would wear the dress with grey tights, however I get so sick of tights outfits during Boston winters I usually just commute in any color pair and remove them once I get to wherever I'm working for the day.

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Thanks, Linda! I'd wear this dress with grey tights…love the combo of pink and grey for winter!

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    xxs petite

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    LOVE this color combination. I wonder where i can get this drape cardigan? the link seems does not work : (

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  12. I love the Sole/Society shoes! I've never had a pair…how comfortable are they?

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  13. I happened to have purchased the dress (before I saw it on you) and wore it today with pearls. I liked that you are wearing it fairly loose, as I chose to do this as well. It looks lovely on you.

    Posted 10.18.15 Reply
  14. Paola wrote:

    I love this color combo, you look so chic!

    Posted 10.16.15 Reply
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    What color tights would you suggest wearing with this when it gets colder in Boston (which is now)!

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  16. Beautiful out Jean! What color tights would you wear with this?

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  17. Unknown wrote:

    what size is your cardigan?

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  18. Jean wrote:

    Hi Valeri – you are so sweet, thanks for your kind comment!

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  19. Jean wrote:

    Hi Anna! I'm about 5 feet tall. Hope that helps!

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  20. Jean wrote:

    I am doing some experiments on washing dry clean only items carefully at home and will be doing a post soon – stay tuned!

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  21. Jean wrote:

    Thank you, Lex! Stock photos are so often misleading…it's always a nice surprise when items look better in-person!

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  22. Jean wrote:

    Hi Evelyn! It's Essie's Hot Coco

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  23. Jean wrote:

    Hi Anu! Yes I have to admit, you can probably tell by how often they show up on here : )

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  24. Jean wrote:

    Thanks for the tip on their sale! Yes I agree, very rare to find fleece items in dressier formats.

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  25. Valeri wrote:

    Jean. I gotta tell you, I wouldn't look twice at these outfits if I saw them online and they always look better on you than the models – every time! I share your stylish taste and really appreciate reading your posts because you have helped me pull things together that I would never have considered before. I have made many, many (too many) purchases from your recommendations. And the way you described boiled wool is spot on. I've always wanted something in this material. Unfortunately, the sz 2P is all sold out at Ann Taylor, but that's ok. Something else will come up for me. Thank you Jean.

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  26. Louise Chu wrote:

    The outfit is super cute!! Love the dress, so classy and elegant! <3 xxx

    Louise |

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  27. Anna wrote:

    First of all, I like the outfit a lot. I am thinking about buying the cardigan but I'm not so sure about the size. Can you maybe tell me how tall you are, so I get a better og the lenght?! That would be awesome.
    – Anna

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  28. Alyssa Gap wrote:

    The blush is so gorgeous on you!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  29. Gorgeous dress! You look very pretty love it!

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  30. Lucy Lai wrote:

    Love the classy dress & the drape cardigan! Such a nice combination. <3

    MISS LUCIA │ Fashion & Lifestyle

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  31. Love this! I've been eyeing that dress AND the fleece. It is very warm!

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  32. Trang Do wrote:

    Beautiful dress!! You looks so fabulous!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  33. Bella B wrote:

    I really like the dress! It looks like a great weight for fall.

    xoxoBella |

    Posted 10.15.15 Reply
  34. Joy Chen wrote:

    Gorgeous color!

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  35. Isabella wrote:

    It looks very timeless indeed. Too bad I don't like dry clean only clothes as dry cleaning is rather expensive where I live.

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  36. Lex R wrote:

    Love the colors! I'm impressed with how you styled the cardigan, because I never would have thought that's what it would look like, based on how it appears on the Nordstrom website. I love your classic, chic style!

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  37. What a great color combo! I love this 🙂

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  38. Didn't see the nail polish on instagram, but love the nail color too, wonder what color that is?
    Love Evelyn – A Petite Shoe Shop

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  39. Too Cute! I'm sad that I lost that necklace. I'm def going to purchase it again. I may also purchase this whole outfit 🙂

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  40. Love the entire look!

    Liz @

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    How charming, lovely little dress in pink. I love those pearls you often wear.Is that your favorite statement ? Best wishes from Finland from Anu 🙂

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  42. That dress is such a pretty blush color! It looks great the way you styled it and I imagine it also works well with tights, for when temperatures begin to drop even more. I love the nice shape and movement that waterfall cardigan adds to this outfit.

    Sweet Helen Grace

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  43. Lovely dress! The boiled wool is really pretty and it looks fabulous with those layered necklaces.

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  44. This is such a cute and elegant outfit! I love how you paired pearls with this outfit for that old school glam. Loving the color palette, too!

    xx, Diane ||

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  45. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    so elegant! Love your dress with the cardigan<3

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  46. The pink shade of the wool dress is so pretty, love it!


    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  47. Wow, this dress is so beautiful! I love how you paired it with pearls; they give the dress such a chic, feminine vibe!

    –Dani @

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  48. Anonymous wrote:

    Really like fleece items but they tend to come in very casual styles (hoodies, pullovers, sweats etc). What I like about your cardigan is that it's dressier than most fleece styles. I've been eyeing this Polar Fleece Blazer from Land's End in the celestial blue in warm grey. It's got pockets, dressier and has the comfort of warm fleece. Land's End currently has a code for 40% off a regular price. It's PUMPKIN with pin 4606.

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  49. Keri H wrote:

    Absolutely love the pink x taupe combination. So lovely 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply

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