Black on black // airport travel outfit


DVF luggage (3 sizes – mine’s the 24″ spinner), faux fur vest XS (2 colors)
JBrand jeans (similar starting in sz 24 short!), BlankNYC jacket
Maison Jules sweater XS (runs small) c/o, Adrienne Vittadini boots (old; similar)

Macy’s friends & family sale is going on now through 12/10 – use code FRIEND to take 25% almost everything sitewide, plus they have free shipping & return ship for all orders over $25. I had been wanting to get the bigger size of my Brics Bellagio suitcase for a while now, for those trips that can’t be packed into just a carry-on bag. Unfortunately after seeing my friend’s white one get so scuffed up from being repeatedly checked, I couldn’t make the splurge. Brics has great craftsmanship, but lighter colors will get dirtied if you check it (I only use mine as a carry-on). As an alternative, I stumbled across this Diane von Furstenberg version which comes in three sizes. I debated for ages over the two colors (LOVE the clean look of black/white) but went with black/brown so there’d be no heartache over dark scuffs, also so it matches my existing travel bags. It doesn’t have the same luxe detailing as the Brics, but is still super cute and lightweight for a mere fraction of that price (esp. with the extra 25% off!).
I checked out all three sizes of this bag – please note the only one within airplane carry-on requirements is 18″ and pretty small in size. I got the medium 24″ size for checking, which is still fairly compact but plenty for holding a good week of outfits. The largest 28″ size did not look overwhelmingly large, so if you like to pack generously then I’d suggest that one.
This faux fur vest is a recent find and is both petite-friendly and very affordable. The burgundy color caught my eye first but I ended up going for basic black (there’s a pretty subtle gray chevron pattern on it). I tried on dozens of faux fur vests that went well past my tush, but this hits right by my hips and runs fairly narrow. I’m wearing an XS, but the style is forgiving – I could likely size up to a S for layering. I’ve styled it here over a shrunken fit moto jacket, which gives the illusion of one of those faux fur jackets with leather sleeves. There are several hook-and-eye closures on the vest along the front, and are a snug close on me over two thicker layers.
A few other suggestions included in the 25% off:

– If you missed the last Ray-Ban promo, all styles are included in this sale! My personal favorites as you guys know are the 58mm aviators and the 51mm clubmasters.
Michael Kors petite poncho with removable faux fur muffler, already on markdown before the extra discount. This is a chic poncho sweater that was both warm and cozy when on. The faux fur muffler felt plush and of high quality. A petite XS/S fit me well, measuring 1″ longer than my Anthro one and softer to the touch. I really liked it but passed in order to get more wear out of the ponchos already in my wardrobe.
Coach turnlock crossbody bags similar to my yellow one. Comes in several colors of pebbled leather including a metallic one that’s pretty for dressier outfits.
– Michael Kors medium sutton satchel which I have in blue. The MK gold medallion is easily removable for a cleaner look. If you don’t have a cognac brown tote bag yet, their “luggage” color is a good staple.

I’d love to hear any of your favorites included in this sale! Thank you Macy’s for partnering on this post.


45 thoughts on “Black on black // airport travel outfit

  • Reply lolcatgirl December 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I just ordered the Charter Club Petite Cashmere Crewneck Sweater. It's net $50.99 after the 25% off. On a related note, have you tried the J.Crew Perfect Cable Sweater? The petite sizes definitely run small but sizes and colors are limited now.

  • Reply Bella B December 5, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    You look so good I love that jacket!

  • Reply North of Chic December 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I don't know if it's because you're tiny, but that bag looks really big to be a carry on!!
    Xo Laurie

  • Reply Sasa Zoe December 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    babe, you are so good at finding all these good deals! That DVF suitcase! I'm so tempted:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Jean December 5, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I haven't! Thanks for the tip : )

  • Reply Jean December 5, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Oh it can't be carried on! I mentioned above that it's for checking : )

  • Reply Serena Liu December 5, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Dear Jean,

    I am a huge fan of your blog and have been thrilled at how frequently you've been posting. Reading your blog posts is a pick me up I relish, and I always look forward to reading your next. I do have a small request, I was wondering as you're posting your holiday picks if you could post some of your gift ideas for guys. I am at a complete loss at what to get my boyfriend, and he's surprisingly similar to Nick in style and hobbies (loves traveling, eating, and photography). Sadly, I'm pretty financially limited due to being a poor medical student so I'd greatly appreciate any budget-friendly suggestions you had!


  • Reply erika December 5, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    You look so fab in that fur vest! I was able to snag the MK merlot McKenna which was already on sale so I got to add the FF 25% off to the sale price. Fab deal as I've been wanting a merlot bag for awhile but never wanted to splurge on a seasonal color as I live in southern CA and I would only be reaching for it for a few months out of the year.

  • Reply Julia December 6, 2015 at 12:29 am

    There's a very similar sweater on sale (plus extra 30% off) from Anthropologie that i just tried on today. I really like the design of the neck area. It's not too high like turtleneck that always makes me itchy, but still keep my neck area warm! And I love your straight hair look! It goes really well with your black and white outfit today.

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – J.Crew Icon Trench Coat

  • Reply Sabine ~ Style Up Petite December 6, 2015 at 3:40 am

    This outfit is gorgeous! You look so beautyful!

    Greetings from Germany. Have a nice day.
    Sabine ~ Style Up Petite

  • Reply THE NEON FACTOR | Diana December 6, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Great vest! And that suitcase!

    || D I A N A ||

  • Reply Merrie K. December 6, 2015 at 4:16 am

    My mom just bought that exact luggage set from tj maxx! They are so chic! I don't envy you for having to choose between the white and the black…the white is sooooo cute, but it would've gotten dirty in a minute 🙂

  • Reply Poshnessary com December 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Great outfit! Love the jacket

    ❤ Kisses from

  • Reply Eden Mint December 6, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Your airport style is so chic! I like to look well presented when I fly, but airplanes tend to be so dirty that I don't like to wear my good clothing. Love your vest though, happy travels!

  • Reply Esraa Bassiouny December 6, 2015 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Kathy December 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I love your blog! But I am 5' 10" tall and so most of your links won't work for me. Would you consider putting information occasionally on things that run really long? Like today the fur vests that would work for you. Thank you for any suggestions.

  • Reply Anonymous December 6, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Jean i was wondering what Tote bag you you have in the picture. I am traveling to Boston in the end of December and looking for a carry on tote bag. You always look so cute! Teresa

  • Reply Chicago Petite December 6, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I love what you did with the vest…looks amazing. Since I've been following your blog I've wanted everything you've worn. Especially since I know we're the same size!! So here I am again clicking on your links to purchase 😉 Unfortunately I waited too late for the vest & no longer in my size but got the MK bag, jeans & sweater. Already have the Blanknyc jacket…love!

  • Reply Chicago Petite December 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Oh and Im going try the clubmasters sunglasses also 🙂 Thank you!

  • Reply Trang Do December 7, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Love that big bag! You looks so pretty! Love your jacket!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply Jessica December 7, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Amazing deals! Btw you look amazing i'm alittle bigger in size but you are super cute!

  • Reply Jasiminne Yip December 7, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I'm loving the suitcase! Didn't know that DVF does luggage too! x

    Jasiminne: Posh, Broke, & Bored

  • Reply Nissi Mendes December 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful bag!!

    ♥ Nissi

  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Hi Serena! Thank you for your sweet comment. I asked Nick and a few of my guy friends for budget-friendly ideas on what they'd love to receive…not sure what your budget is exactly, but a fun cooking class has been on Nick's list for a while and it's also an activity for you guys to build memories together (and potentially reap the benefits of in your kitchen at home for a long time to come!). Also, I like the idea of a calendar for next year, with certain date nights planned out and marked with inexpensive but fun or romantic activities based on his tastes. And lastly, as trite as this is, guys usually love cozy pajama pants (I get most of his at Old Navy which is super affordable and with great prints), socks and underwear : )

  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Just checked it out – such a pretty color!

  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Hi Kathy – thank you for the feedback! Btw, a lot of times the items I link to are actually sold in Regular or Tall sizing as well (not in this post unfortunately, but for Ann Taylor where I shop a lot they often make the same item in petite, reg, and tall). As for faux fur vests, I tried on the Bar III Long faux-fur vest from macy's which was nice quality and very long indeed.

  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Hi Teresa! It's a Goyard St Louis PM tote bag, sold at Barneys stores or the San Francisco Goyard store.

  • Reply Maggie Zemanek December 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Love this!! Those booties are amazing.

  • Reply Brown Eyed Toast December 7, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Beautiful outfit! Perfect for traveling!

    xo Soo |

  • Reply Becca @ Lexi and Lady December 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Love how you layered the vest over the moto jacket. So smart! Wish I would have read this post before going to Macy's this weekend. I'm on the hunt for black jeans. Guess I'll just have to go back 😉

  • Reply Anonymous December 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Jean! do you have any recommendations for men's luggage? I notice that Nick has great style as well. My Fiance is in dire need of a new suitcase and I am thinking of getting him one for Christmas. He travels alot for his job and I want to get him something that is classy, brandy but affordable. Thank you beforehand for any suggestions you may have for me!

  • Reply Serena Liu December 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you so much Jean!

  • Reply Anonymous December 10, 2015 at 9:41 am

    just found this blog when I googled petite black faux fur vest!!! I love this blog…you have great style and to be able to just click on a hypertext and get to the item is brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?!!! Keep the petite fashions coming!!!! Maureen

  • Reply Jean December 10, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Hi there! Are you looking for roller suitcases or hand-carried bags? Let me know and I'll try to do some digging : )

  • Reply Jean December 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

    The Blank NYC jacket is the best! I've layered it countless times both over and under pieces so am glad you love it also : )

  • Reply Unknown December 10, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I was looking for roller suitcases! but if have suggestions for hand-carried bags I would appreciate that as well. Thanks Jean!!

  • Reply shradha poddar December 10, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I lved your recommendations on jeans/ denim .. I ordered same size as yours and it's perfectly .. Can u give more suggestions as to where can I buy petite fitted denims !!

  • Reply Jen December 12, 2015 at 2:01 am

    A tip to remove the scuff marks on the Bric's Bellagio is to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I purchased the white carry on after seeing how cute it looked on your blog! For the price, the little scuff marks it would sometimes get really bothered me. The magic eraser works wonders and makes it look new.

  • Reply Jean December 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Awesome tip! Thank you!

  • Reply Jean December 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Shradha – tons of places! Just browse through my posts. I wear ones from LOFT petite, Gap, Nordstrom…

  • Reply Jean December 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Maureen – welcome! So glad you stumbled across my post : )

  • Reply DK December 18, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Jean, what do you think of the quality of the DVF suitcase? Do you think they will last checked in? Thanks!

  • Reply Anonymous March 2, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    still debating what Goyard tote size and color to buy…I stand 5'2" so should I go with PM? Color-wise, should I go with red, burgundy, blue or black?

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