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.

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    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?

    Posted 3.2.16 Reply
  2. DK wrote:

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

    Posted 12.18.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Awesome tip! Thank you!

    Posted 12.16.15 Reply
  6. Jen wrote:

    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.

    Posted 12.12.15 Reply
  7. 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 !!

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  8. Unknown wrote:

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

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    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 : )

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    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

    Posted 12.10.15 Reply
  12. Serena Liu wrote:

    Thank you so much Jean!

    Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  14. 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 😉

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  15. Beautiful outfit! Perfect for traveling!

    xo Soo |

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  16. Love this!! Those booties are amazing.

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  17. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  18. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  19. Jean wrote:

    Just checked it out – such a pretty color!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  20. Jean wrote:

    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 : )

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  21. Beautiful bag!!

    ♥ Nissi

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  22. I'm loving the suitcase! Didn't know that DVF does luggage too! x

    Jasiminne: Posh, Broke, & Bored

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  23. Jessica wrote:

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

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  24. Trang Do wrote:

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

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  25. Oh and Im going try the clubmasters sunglasses also 🙂 Thank you!

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  26. 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!

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    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

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  28. Kathy wrote:

    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.

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
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  30. Eden Mint wrote:

    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!

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  31. Great outfit! Love the jacket

    ❤ Kisses from

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  32. Merrie K. wrote:

    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 🙂

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  33. Great vest! And that suitcase!

    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  34. This outfit is gorgeous! You look so beautyful!

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

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  35. Julia wrote:

    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

    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  36. erika wrote:

    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.

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  37. Serena Liu wrote:

    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!


    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  38. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  39. Jean wrote:

    I haven't! Thanks for the tip : )

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  40. Sasa Zoe wrote:

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

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  41. I don't know if it's because you're tiny, but that bag looks really big to be a carry on!!
    Xo Laurie

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  42. Bella B wrote:

    You look so good I love that jacket!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  43. lolcatgirl wrote:

    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.

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply

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