Birds of a Feather

banana republic ann taylor fringe petite style

Banana Republic skirt xsp (similar), Ann Taylor jacket 00p c/o, Halogen leopard heels sz 5, Talbots audrey cashmere sz petite p (similar in camel), Ann Taylor crystal necklace, Chanel bag, Bobbi Brown lip color in “Brownie”

I hope those who celebrate had a very merry Christmas! We’re on the West coast with family, and I’m thrilled that my grandparents were able to come visit the Nelson residence. They don’t speak the same language at all, but communicate through good cooking and warm hugs : ) I had this outfit on for some festivities with friends, but ended up swapping bare legs for black tights and booties since it was so chilly! The feather-like fringe on this skirt makes it instantly party-ready (see other pairing ideas here and here), but can be dressed down a bit with neutrals. I hoisted the length up for nighttime by folding the wide waistband over – just make sure to remove the tag from the inner back.

banana republic ann taylor fringe petite fashion

Most retailers snapped into clearance mode the moment Christmas was over… almost everything in my look here is on sale! Ann Taylor is having a big promo which includes both my jacket (also worn here) and necklace. I’ve been reaching for this piece quite a bit; it has a good weightiness to it, and I like the crystal aspect for pairing since it takes on whatever color you’re wearing underneath. Also for fellow lovers of Stila sun bronzer (I’m wearing it here), I stumbled across a few in the sale section of Sephora w/ EXTRA20 for another 20% off. I stocked up but am so sad to see yet another favorite being discontinued! I guess many users didn’t like the red/orange tint, which I prefer to just brown for a warmer look.

pointsettias plaid PJs under the christmas tree

I love seeing everyone’s tree styles, and mama Nelson’s never disappoints decked out in pearls and poinsettias. Don’t worry, Misty knows not to snack on them! I got a few questions on IG about her PJs, but it’s actually just a roomy human flannel shirt ; ) My comfy PJ Salvage sleepshirt however is from this post and just went on sale!

modcloth cheers holiday glasses

I snapped this Instagram before we left Boston, from a small holiday gathering at our place. The Cheers glasses are from my post here and now also on sale! The antler straws were found in the dollar bins of good ole’ Target.

banana republic petite feather skirt

PS – I also wanted to mention my leopard heels in this outfit are from years ago, but got restocked earlier this season starting in sz 4! I love the slightly lower heel and “normal” leopard print. They do run big though per the listing, so I’d echo trying half a size down.

camel sweater black fringe skirt

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  1. Love the top and necklace made it more beautiful.

    Posted 12.31.15 Reply
  2. Anca wrote:

    I love the feather skirt! It's so frisky and perfect for a party!

    Posted 12.29.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Hi Sarah – do you mean the BR fringe skirt? I just checked the link above and almost all petite sizes are still in stock, including the one I'm wearing : )

    Posted 12.29.15 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    Hi Shelley ~ I'm noticing that a lot more often amongst retailer sales these days and it is very disappointing. I've complained a few times to various brands and the answer I get is usually just that sales and exclusions are based on inventory levels, and most brands track their regular and petite sizing inventory separately. Maybe if enough customers speak up, these companies will reconsider doing so!

    Posted 12.29.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    I'm aiming to by the end of this week…unfortunately there were many duplicate entrants which I have to sift through manually to remove. Thanks for your patience!

    Posted 12.29.15 Reply
  6. Agree! That feather skirt will make any outfit party-ready instantly! Happy New Year, Jane!


    Posted 12.29.15 Reply
  7. Estee B wrote:

    Loving the fur skirt!
    Estee from The Little Stylist

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  8. Sarah B. wrote:

    Sad news: the skirt is sold out! Crossing my fingers for a restock but just thought I'd let you/the readers know! 🙂

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  9. Shelley wrote:

    I love the double breasted trench and like this look almost as much as the first time you featured it on the blog.
    I have purchased a few of the Ann Taylor items you have featured on the blog and was disappointed to learn the petite sizes were not included in the WINTER60 promotion, or the previous WINTER50 promotion. I do see the petite trench is included in the current 40% off promotion. As a customer, I don't understand why AT excludes petite sizes of some items in their promotions.

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  10. I just found your page and I'm loving it! You are so chic love. Hugs, Kait

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  11. Lori wrote:

    When will you post the 3 winners of the Nordstrom gift card?

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  12. Loving that feather skirt–so festive! Its finally gotten chilly in Chicago too so I'll be wearing outfits like this with tights as well. Happy holidays!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  13. Mao Lee wrote:

    The skirt was the staple piece but I think the leopard heels pulled the outfit together. Love the outfit!

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  14. I love this look!!! So fun and chic

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

    Posted 12.28.15 Reply
  15. Trang Do wrote:

    Love your feather skirt! Looks so beautiful! Merry Christmas!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  16. The outfit is very beautiful, festive and chic. And the sleepshirt is sooo cute.

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  17. I shop at all these places and with the right styling guys will always love your look and girls will like. Good enough! Very cute even if not petite. Nice job.

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  18. Eden Mint wrote:

    Beautiful outfit and those antler straws are too cute!

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  19. Aimee wrote:

    That skirt is so fun and Banana Republic is my happy place!:) But I'm thrilled to know those leopard heels are back. I've been on the hunt for some with that heel height. Thanks for sharing the info!

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  20. Beautiful skirt!!

    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  21. Oh my God, so gorgeous! And I love both Christmas tress! Happy 2016!

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  22. Gorgeous!! I love the skirt and shoes together.

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  23. You look great!!! Love the white jacket

    Kisses from

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  24. omg, your dog looks so cuteeeee <3
    anyway, really like this outfit, different but really classy and sexy.

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  25. Deasy Noel wrote:

    I love the festivities that your skirt adds to your outfit :3

    Posted 12.27.15 Reply
  26. I posted about Boxing day sales today too! I also found some great deals on totes from Ann Taylor and snagged the mini one in navy blue.

    Happy holidays! Enjoy the warm cali weather 🙂

    A doc's guide to health & beauty!

    Posted 12.26.15 Reply
  27. You are always right with your outfits! Love especially the feather skirt!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    http://www.dressedwithsoul.comxx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    Posted 12.26.15 Reply
  28. MissLilly wrote:

    really elegant as always!!! 🙂

    Posted 12.26.15 Reply
  29. The sleepshirt is already sold out! Love it though!

    Posted 12.26.15 Reply

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