Red, white + stripe

petite white trench red pants office work outfit

Ann Taylor trench 00p c/o, J.Crew turtleneck xxs + strappy heels (similar here or here)

It was nearly in the 60’s today which is quite a treat for Boston in December! I found these oldie but goodie red trousers in the back of my closet, and paired them with a cream jacket in the spirit of Christmas. As mentioned in a prior post, this Ann Taylor jacket is beautiful quality with great detailing, and is on the heavier side for a trench. The material isn’t a traditional “trench” fabric, but rather a textured, thick twill-like cotton with a touch of spandex.
ann taylor petite cream trench coat
I’ve also worn this jacket simply with black bottoms and boots, shown below. To help keep the collar of lighter outerwear clean, I usually make sure to wear a higher-neck top underneath that’s easily washable, or drape a thin scarf along the interior of the collar.

These striped turtlenecks (currently on sale w/ free ship at any price!) have been true layering staples, and often serve as my “shield” to protect such outerwear. They are lightweight tees so you don’t get overheated under coats.
white jacket black jeans ann taylor petite outfit

JBrand Maria jeans sz 24 hemmed, Cole Haan boots (lower version on sale!)

The fit of this jacket is pretty good on me in my usual 00p, The only potential alteration I’m considering is shortening the sleeves – they’re about an inch long for my short arms, which causes the fabric to get pushed up and appear crinkled. Thankfully the crinkles don’t set in, and fall out after hanging due to the heaviness of the material. Measurements of a 00p: 14″ across the shoulders, 16″ armpit to armpit when buttoned up, 20″ length, 22″ sleeve length.
petite fashion cream jacket red pants business outfitPS – I see Ann Taylor is having 50% off dresses and skirts through Wednesday! In the dresses department, the material of this tweed sheath dress is really pretty in-person and looks higher end, with a thick texture, vibrant coloring & small metallic details. The online stock photo doesn’t really do the fabric justice. This fringe sweater skirt left in small sizes is very different while still classy – I can easily picture it for any Gatsby themed events too. And of course, you guys know I love this flared sweater skirt which is very comfortable for long days.


28 thoughts on “Red, white + stripe

  • Reply Deasy Noel December 15, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Love the outfit <3 And thanks for the tidbit about J.Crew sale!

  • Reply Michelle B December 15, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Your umbrella is so classy! Do you mind sharing where you got it?

  • Reply THE NEON FACTOR | Diana December 15, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Love your coat, so chic!

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  • Reply E December 16, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Love everything about you, Jean, but that lip color is incredibly aging. Just my opinion, but there's nothing modern about that color with that level of sheen. Clinique is not known for great lip color.

  • Reply Anna Wang December 16, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Love the color combination!

  • Reply Michma December 16, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Gorgeous look! Where is the umbrella from? Looking for a replacement 🙂

  • Reply Ema December 16, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Funny enough, you know what caught my eye first? The UMBRELLA! Ha. Will you please tell me where the umbrella is from? Thanks.

  • Reply Trang Do December 16, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Super combo outfit! Love it!!
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  • Reply prudence yeo December 16, 2015 at 6:53 am

    The white trench jacket is such a classy piece and love the stripey maxi dress, beautiful!


  • Reply Maggie Zemanek December 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Very pretty!! I love the pops of gold with it 🙂

  • Reply Erica Kato December 16, 2015 at 10:08 am

    The red pants are perfect for the holidays!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  • Reply Julie Hiller December 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Loving this classy outfit on you, Jean! That jacket is really cute!

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  • Reply mybeautrip December 16, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Amazing white jacket!

  • Reply Sasa Zoe December 16, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The trench looks great:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Brown Eyed Toast December 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Love how you paired the gold heels with such a fun pants color! Thank you for the great outfit inspo!

    xo Soo |

  • Reply Valerie December 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    You look so cute and classy in everything you wear! I love the Ann Taylor jacket paired with the red pants!

  • Reply Style hue December 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    The jacket you got from j.crew is so cute! Happy you got it on sale. I have not bought anything there before, but was thinking of stopping by boxing day 🙂


  • Reply Sabine ~ Style Up Petite December 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    You are always very pretty! I love your style….

    and your Chanel- bags ��

    Greetings from Germany
    Sabine ~ Style Up Petite

  • Reply Jean December 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Michelle! Unfortunately it's an old one that I got as a gift…haven't seen anything similar currently available.

  • Reply Jean December 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Hi Michma – unfortunately it's an old one that I got as a gift

  • Reply Jean December 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I got it as a gift a long time ago and it's no longer available : /

  • Reply Undercover Minimalist December 16, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Great outfit and I gotta get that necklace.

  • Reply YannaRose December 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Jean, I have a quick rainy-day question for you. Do you have any recommendations for a waterproof, petite-friendly jacket that is also warm? I live in DC and either walk to work or wait at an uncovered bus stop for the bus (sometimes for way to long!). I often find myself really damp and cold in the winter. I have a Banana Republic trench that is petite friendly, but it's only water-resistant, and it doesn't keep me dry for very long, and it isn't lined. I haven't been able to find a good, lined rain-coat in a petite-size. Have you?

  • Reply mike y tiffany December 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    What lipstick/gloss/stain do you use? Its so pretty!

  • Reply Jean December 19, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I'm in love with Boden's rainy day mac:

    It only starts in petite 2 and colors/patterns are often sold out, but they do bring back new ones every season. You can search on my sidebar for an old post on the small sleeve alterations I had done to it. I wear it when I want a no-fuss raincoat that is comfortable and cozy (love the fleece-lined pockets).

  • Reply Jean December 19, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Thank you – It's a Clinique one listed under the first pic!

  • Reply Elina Berg December 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Love this outfit!!! Looks so easy & chic at the same time!

  • Reply Shelley December 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I love the Ann Taylor Trench! I was excited to try it and was disappointed to see that although the regular sizes are included in the current MERRY50 promo, petite sizes are not.

    Good news if regular sizes work for you, you can get the jacket at 50% off with the promo.

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