Black and White

classy date night out jeans outfit petite fashion

ASOS ruffle top sz 0 (on sale in tons of colors!), J.Brand jeans sz 24, Thierry Lasry “Lively” sunglassesZara shoes sz 5, Celine nano bag, Sheinside coat (old)

Off-shoulder styles are everywhere this year and I’m not complaining…I love highlighting the shoulder and neckline area as an elegant alternative to showing skin elsewhere. Whenever I’m in an outfit slump and want to wear comfy jeans for a night out, tops like this are usually the answer for dressing up basic bottoms. I wore my white off-shoulder sweater so much over winter, I knew I wanted a similar top updated for warmer seasons. I tried on both this ASOS one as well as a simpler alternative (see photos below), both of which fit well.
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Yes I’m back in my favorite jeans again, and they are currently on sale for 30% off at Saks under their Friends & Family event! This is a step up from the usual F&F; promos of 20 – 25%. I’ve mentioned before how much I love the high-waisted style of these (holds the tummy in comfortably), and here’s yet another example of how that style comes in handy. For tops like this that are a little cropped, high-waisted bottoms are perfect for maximum lengthening of the leg line, and more importantly to avoid letting your midriff hang out. I did have to get these hemmed but it’s a small price to pay for jeans at the perfect length.

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Here’s a few other items I love included in Saks’ F&F promo:

– Rag & Bone jeans in “Murray,” (link doesn’t always work, but look for this wash) a distressed faded vintage blue. See on me below, here, and here. The capri length of these were close to perfect on my shorter legs sans-alterations.

– Rag & Bone jeans in “La Paz,” a minimally distressed medium blue. The length is slightly longer than the Murrays but still shorter than their standard jean. I did not have get this hemmed and just cuff it up. See on me here, here and here.

– Sunglasses are mostly 25% off, including designers like Prada, Illesteva, Ray-Ban, etc.

– If you’re shopping for your men, Nick picked up this navy knit bomber jacket – it looks better in person with thin white stripes at the collar that isn’t visible in the stock photo. I’m all about making simple substitutes to improve an outfit, and jackets like this are an easy replacement for hoodies but looks significantly more refined.

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Size-wise, this top is slightly flared and the shoulder band is elastic, so there can be some leeway for sizing. I took a US 0 and likely could’ve gone up a size as well with the shoulders still being tight enough to stay up in the right place. Going up a size might get you an extra bit in length if you don’t want it to be so short. And here’s the similar alternative I tried on from Boohoo petites:

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As mentioned in my past Boohoo posts, this brand is fast-fashion quality as indicated in the very low price points. The material of this top is sort of a smooth scuba/neoprene-like poly and the ASOS one is a woven poly/elastane material. Both have a little stretch. The biggest differences between the fit of the Boohoo petite UK4 and UK6 on me was total length and tightness of the elastic shoulder band. Both fit on me but I was a little more comfortable in the UK6. In the end, the ruffled sleeves on the ASOS one won out for me!

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Ending this post with a photo of this outfit in action recently…oh Nick, never missing out on a chance to horse around during a photo op together!

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36 thoughts on “Black and White

  • Vera April 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Love this look, you look stunning.

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  • Avanti Garde April 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Love the off the shoulder detail and the ruffle sleeves! Very chic and spring/summer!


  • Sasa Zoe April 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Such a cute ruffle off shoulder top:P

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  • Bridget Mac Donald April 20, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I love that the off the shoulder tops have made their way into the warmer seasons as well! You styled it in such a classy way! I need to order from ASOS soon!

  • Jin Fu April 21, 2016 at 12:26 am

    So elegant and chic! Nick is soooo cute as well lol

    xx, Chloe //

  • Boston Goes April 21, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Very beautiful & stylish looks!

  • prudence yeo April 21, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Such a cute off-shoulder top! I am currently eyeing a similar design with stripes…


  • affecionada April 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Those Zara heels are killer! You're slowly convincing me to invest in good jeans – both of those fit great on you!

  • The Short (dis)Order Cook April 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

    *Sigh* Those cold shoulder tops are so cute. I see see them everywhere. Unfortunately for those of us with massive boobies, it's a no-can-do unless it's one of those tops with shoulder straps wide enough to cover the necessary foundation garments.

  • pumpkinmommy April 21, 2016 at 10:24 am

    You got those hemmed? You didn't hem them yourself? I'm kind of surprised. I really miss your DIY alteration posts…

  • Lori Phung April 21, 2016 at 11:08 am

    loving the whole look! are those Zara heels comfy? I've been itching to pull the trigger on the GR heels, but these are so good too!

  • Živilė Dap April 21, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Stunning look!
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  • Nicole E April 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Adore that top but it's sold out! And love the Zara shoes.


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  • Jennifer J. Chow April 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Beautiful! I love the clean contrast of black and white.

  • Unknown April 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I love the outfit and love the grey coat – where is that from!?

  • Unknown April 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Love the outfit! Love the grey coat – where is that from?!

  • Unknown April 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Love your picks! Nick looks really good in that coat! Does anyone know where it is from?

  • Sharan Kaur April 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Love the blouse! You look so pretty in it!


  • Maggie Zemanek April 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Those shoes are the coolest!! I love this look 🙂

  • Jenn April 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Gorgeous! I've been so obsessed with off the shoulder tops!

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  • MODENOVA April 22, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Great outfit! We really like your pictures and style.
    Best, MODENOVA I

  • Mlle Coconath April 22, 2016 at 6:16 am

    So gorgeous! I love your outfit!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Jean April 22, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Thanks! I listed it above – Sheinside but old

  • Rachel April 22, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Perfect combo! so chic and sexy! pretty!

  • Jean April 22, 2016 at 8:09 am

    My sewing is not high quality and it takes me a lot of time even to alter something simple, so I'd much rather have a professional do it when possible.

  • JustPatience April 22, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Love love this look. I am getting the jeans. As for the shoes, I thought they were Gianvito Rossi. Are they comfy with the pexi and all?

  • Linda Tran April 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit. I am in love with your shoes! 🙂

  • Rosa Fairfield April 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    That is one of the most awesome tops I have ever seen. This is how you rock the black & white look.

  • Pamela Gonzalez April 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    That top is gorgeous! Love the whole outfit actually♥

  • Kat Fung April 23, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Love your outfit/your blog!! Definitely helpful finding petite clothes for clinic.

  • cali April 24, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Hi Jean! When will you do a post on your Celine nano purse? Would love to get your thoughts on it.

  • Serein April 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    You look so chic! Love it!


  • Anonymous April 25, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Jean, i got that same V-neck tee, however i find it would reveal so much if I bend down, do you wear a cami or anything beside just a bra underneath that tee? what is the trick ?

  • Anonymous July 1, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Buyers beware! I placed my first order with Boohoo and not only did I NOT receive my items, their customer service gave me a runaround and can't tell me what's wrong. Fingers crossed I get my refund. Looking at Twitter feed shows that they have CONSISTENT issues with delivery so my experience is not unique.

    This is nothing on Jean. Just wanted to share my experience so others are not disappointed.

  • Unknown September 18, 2016 at 12:55 am

    would love to know the answer to this question!

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