Pumpkins & Ponchos

fall outfit stripes poncho sweater

J.Crew turtleneck, Talbots wrap c/o (sold out, other poncho options here)
Vince Camuto booties (love! I’m usually between 5-5.5 and took the latter), J.Brand jeans

I wanted to share some quick photos of this striped turtleneck tee from my Columbus weekend sale post (*update: unfortunately, the striped version is now shown as excluded from sale). I rely on these lightweight tees to help prolong wears between washes for pieces like sweaters, blazer, and coats (where makeup transfer or perspiration can discolor the inside of collars). They come in a myriad of solid colors and four striped options – the ivory and navy stripes are always classic, but the redwood will pair with more things than you’d imagine. I’m wearing xxs regular which is very slim-fitting, and considered sizing up. The sleeves are long on short arms but don’t bother me for a layering tee.
fall outfit cape sweater stripes1
Apple cider donuts are one of my favorite things ever about fall in New England – maybe the aroma even more than the taste. We went with friends to grab a dozen with hot cider and polished them off before making it back to the car.
pumpkin patch apple cider donuts
I also dusted off my favorite fall polishes, amongst them Essie’s “Hot Coco” (a taupe brown) worn below – an oldie but goodie. I’m always looking for new shades to try so would love to hear some of your seasonal favorites!
fall outfit cape sweater stripesThis colorway of my wrap sweater is now sold out, but I’ve linked to a few other affordable options below in versatile prints. I know many petite ladies are afraid of large, billowing garments, but I think it can look fine if you simply balance out the rest of the outfit with slim, fitted pieces.

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28 Comments

  1. Posted 10.18.15 Reply
  2. Jean wrote:

    Oh yes, that is a beautiful nude pink!

    Posted 10.17.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Thank you for so many good suggestions! I looked up some swatches – have never heard of Ginger + Liz but will keep my eyes peeled!

    Posted 10.17.15 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Just looked it up – very pretty!

    Posted 10.17.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Love Chinchilly! Will have to try Master Plan too, thanks for the rec : )

    Posted 10.17.15 Reply
  6. Hanh Han wrote:

    My favorite post! Because umm, I love fall and pumpkins…and those boots are amazing.

    Posted 10.16.15 Reply
  7. This is so cute! I love comfortable fall outfits that are still chic in their own way. Check out a similar petite fall-wear outfit I posted on my blog yesterday!

    thepastiche.squarespace.com

    Posted 10.14.15 Reply
  8. I like Essie's Master Plan & Chinchilly for fall. Both are a bit gray, but very neutral.

    Posted 10.13.15 Reply
  9. Van Nguyen wrote:

    I put on Essie Smokin' Hot during the fall.

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  10. I love ponchos! I've been wanting to pick up some more this fall, so thank you for your suggestions!

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  11. Love the poncho and the booties!

    lifestyle by joules

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  12. This looks so great on you! It's not overwhelming even though you're petite.

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  13. Paola wrote:

    I love your turtleneck!

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  14. Trang Do wrote:

    Beautiful pictures!! Nice post!!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  15. Ponchos are so perfect for autumn! I love the print of it and the movement!

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  16. Cute poncho!

    Made in MauveBloglovin

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  17. Bella B wrote:

    Fun photos! I really like your poncho. 🙂

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

    Posted 10.12.15 Reply
  18. Pnchos are so perfect for fall!
    xoxo Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.com/

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  19. pheebee wrote:

    I can't wear most nail polishes because they make me itch, which is sad. However, I've discovered a few vegan brands and I've been able to have pretty nails which is awesome! So, to answer your question, I'd check out Ginger + Liz Who's the Boss; Ginger + Liz You Talkin to Me?; Zoya Estelle (most beautiful jewel toned blue I've seen!); Spa Ritual From the Heart.

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    You look so cute! I love the poncho.

    xoxo,
    Tiffany

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Actually the solid colors are still 30% off! Looks like the stripes are out though.

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    One of my absolute fall favorite polishes-opi tickle my francey!!

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  23. Jean wrote:

    What a bummer! It definitely had the 30% off mark next to it earlier this weekend, and I was able to get one in store as part of the sale : /

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  24. Jean wrote:

    Thanks for the suggestion, Yvonne!

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  25. Jean wrote:

    I just did a review on those last week!

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    I just checked J. Crew online and the turtlenecks are excluded from all promotional discounts… : ((((

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  27. Yvonne wrote:

    For fall polish, try Essie's "Sole Mate" if you haven't yet! It's a gorgeous black cherry color. Definitely my favorite nail polish right now!

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    I found these riding boots and they are great fit (I am 4'11 and wear a size 5). http://www.zappos.com/ariat-york-maplewood

    Posted 10.11.15 Reply

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