Fall Hues: soft pink jacket + cream blanket scarf

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H&M jacket sz 2 (old; current version), Old Navy scarf (current version), similar pearl studsSole Society booties c/o, Topshop jeans sz 25×30 (same “Jamie” cut), Prada bag, Caslon tee

My lightweight crepe jacket was already a steal to begin with, and is now 50% off! If you’re unfamiliar with H&M sizing, it runs small like most European brands compared to American ones (a size 2 in H&M often fits smaller than 00 in brands here). This airy layer goes with so much, from casual outfits like this one to more professional pairings, and I’ve also worn it over a dress to a wedding. As mentioned before, I had the sleeves shortened along with the overall length, but the latter isn’t necessary for someone my height. In hindsight I liked it better longer, and have an older variation of this jacket which you can see on me in the original length.

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I often try to share pieces to share that fit right off the rack, but a lot of time my favorite finds are items that just need small adjustments. I know a lot of people are deterred immediately at the mention of alterations, but having a tailor who can do basic alterations (or learning how to do them yourself!) can really open up your wardrobe options. For me it’s worth it to spend extra on tailoring pieces I know I’ll wear over and over again. And with affordable items like this one, even with the cost of tailoring it can come out to less than a typical jacket.

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Same outfit dressed up with pumps (similar) instead of booties.

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I haven’t shopped at Old Navy in a while, but usually find some great accessories there around this time each year. This scarf is soft and cozy, and the rectangular shape and size is manageable for blanket scarf beginners.

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I’ve gotten more questions on my Topshop jeans, and I agree the sizing is confusing! My original review of these jeans are back in this post. This particular style is a good length on me with regular shoes, and with higher ankle booties require a cuff. As a reminder, I’d recommend sizing up since Topshop jeans usually run at least a whole size small for me compared to other brands.


47 thoughts on “Fall Hues: soft pink jacket + cream blanket scarf

  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia October 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Beautiful soft pink. Love the colour for Fall! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Reply Anonymous October 9, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I love those pumps! They are the perfect light pink shade 🙂


  • Reply Andjela Vukasovic October 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    The outfit looks very sweet and perfect for fall.


  • Reply The Charm Story October 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    That pink jacket is gorgeous! Is it warm enough for winter? Please check out our collections of bracelets, charms and rings if you get a chance! http://www.thecharmstory.com x

  • Reply Anonymous October 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Do you wear false eyelashes or what kind of mascara do you use??

  • Reply THE NEON FACTOR | Diana October 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Super chic winter look.
    || D I A N A ||

  • Reply Emily October 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Awesome post, Jean! Love the coat! Could you do a post on tips on wearing business casual in a really cold environment? I'll be working in Chicago next year, and I'd like some tips on how to layer underneath professional clothing! Thank you!!

  • Reply Melissa October 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Placed that jacket in my cart then completely forgot about it. Went back and got excited coz I saw it was on sale but then was disappointed to see they no longer have a size 2 in the blush. I was gonna pair it with the blush lace dress I purchased (based on your recommendation, of course!) from Misguided… Hopefully they restock! Great recommendations, as usual!

  • Reply Vera Sawicki October 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Beautiful jacket & scarf. You look stunning!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply Ev October 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Beautiful look 🙂


  • Reply Justyna Janus October 9, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    woah!! Everything here is perfect, from outfit to setting. I love it!


  • Reply Mei October 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    You look very cozy & chic 🙂 I have a similar scarf from Ann Taylor, the color is so versatile it matches with everything!

    Pieces of Mei

  • Reply Leeann Bienfang October 9, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Love the color of that coat!


  • Reply Anonymous October 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Is the jacket's color soft pink or powder? The one on the H&M; site is called powder and looks different than the one you're wearing. Hoping that it's only the lighting! *crosses fingers*

  • Reply Xing Xu October 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Very sweet and refreshing outlook! Love it!

  • Reply Xing Xu October 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Very sweet and freshing outlook! Love it!

  • Reply BW02 October 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Jessica | Petite Style Script October 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Jean, these blush pink hues are gorgeous! I haven't shopped at Old Navy or H&M; in awhile but it is nice seeing these affordable items make it into you wardrobe! I completely agree about your statement on tailoring; it is worth the investment if the item will last for years to come & you have developed a great relationship with a local tailor who understands your requests.


  • Reply Angela Liu October 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    How pretty! And I LOVE that scarf! '

    Angela | GoGypset.com

  • Reply Rebecca N October 9, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    That's a lovely fall jacket, Jean!


  • Reply affecionada October 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I saw and felt Old Navy's new blanket scarves in person and was impressed by the quality! Recently picked up a pink coat as well!

    Jen | affecionada

  • Reply Mlle Coconath October 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Such a cute look! Perfect for the colder months ahead 🙂
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply Pamela Gonzalez October 9, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Pink and gray is the perfect fall femenine combo!
    You look gorgeous♥


  • Reply Alisha Ricki October 10, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I really enjoy the soft hues in this photo! Well put together


  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style October 10, 2016 at 4:49 am

    This is such a lovely outfit!

  • Reply Maggie Zemanek October 10, 2016 at 7:07 am

    I agree – I definitely keep the option of tailoring on the table because then the world really is your oyster!!


  • Reply TheCraftBunny October 10, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Love the look Jean!!! Really happy to see some affordable items that are so pretty!! That pink pumps are so so pretty!!! Just curious Jean, do you wear socks when you wear heels and flats? I don't and I always find my feet being scratched or very uncomfortable. Maybe I'm not a high heel person to start with. Do you have some tips to make wearing high heels more comfortable? Thank you so much in advance!!!

  • Reply Aïchatou Bella Sakho October 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Totally here for blush tone and the fact that it's an all year shade!


    Aïchatou Bella

  • Reply Cindy October 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    I love this look. Seeing soft colors like this come together in fall pieces is definite outfit inspiration for me.


  • Reply mybeautrip October 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I'm obsessed with soft colors!


  • Reply Jessi October 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I love love love that color pink! You look so cute!


  • Reply Rachel October 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    That blush pink is gorgeous. I love pastels! You look awesome 🙂


  • Reply Julia Mazzucato October 10, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I love this soft pink coat! So pretty, Jean!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Rubi October 11, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Love the pastel pinks of this post! Beautiful coat and love the pairing of the ripped jeans! x

    Pose & Repeat

  • Reply Tess Felber_Sequins are the New Black October 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

    This pink is such a gorgeous shade!! I love this entire outfit 🙂
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  • Reply Tara T. Disaster October 11, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love the colours and the editing on the photos! Plus, you look gorgeous! These colours really suit you 🙂 x


  • Reply Jean October 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Hi – I wear either false lashes or have lash extensions

  • Reply Jean October 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Emily – I'll keep your request in mind as winter comes around! Keep in mind that dressing for business casual in a really cold setting is really two fold – 2) your commuting outfit which is the piece that actually needs to stand up to the elements, and 2) your regular outfit for your office. When I worked in offices, to be honest #2 really doesn't change too dramatically year round because buildings usually maintain a steady indoor temperature. Everyone would typically strip down their winter outerwear, boots, and sometimes thermal tights etc when they get into the office, so you don't usually need to layer a lot under professional clothing otherwise you'll burn up throughout the day!

  • Reply Jean October 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Melissa – that's a bummer! That always happens to me as well when I wait too long. I hope you liked the blush lace dress! Glad you grabbed one before it sold out.

  • Reply Jean October 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    It's the same jacket! Powder seems to = a very soft pink

  • Reply Jean October 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Hi there – hmm, no I don't wear socks inside heels and flats and unfortunately I don't have a lot of tips on that if the shoes aren't comfortable for you to begin with! Maybe you aren't buying the right types of shoes for your feet? I'm not sure what scratchy means, like is it the interior of the material that scratches your feet, or is it that you feel the seams and stitching inside your shoes, etc. If you do feel more comfortable with a sock layer though, I don't think there's anything wrong with wearing those really thin no-show socks like the ones Hue makes.

  • Reply Tatjana Anders October 12, 2016 at 4:00 am

    This is so gorgeous! Love this coat 🙂
    Tatjana x

  • Reply Sharan Kaur October 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Love the outfit!


  • Reply Cecilia Boateng October 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    That color looks beautiful on you!!! Your bag is GOALS!!!!


  • Reply Unknown October 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I love your style! I bought this scarf but find it "sheds" a bit on my clothes and jacket. Kind of a bummer when wearing darker colours. Did this happen to you as well? Any tips on how to get rid of it? Thanks!

  • Reply Tracey October 20, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I bought the scarf based on this post and love it! Only issue is that it sheds a bit on clothes… sort of a bummer when wearing darker colours. Any tips on how to prevent this? Thanks! Love your style 🙂

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