Fall Picnic at Castle Island Boston

express cable knit cardigan topshop jamie jeans extra petite

Sole Society scarf c/o, Aritzia button cami (very similar in black, on sale), WS pie basket

These photos are from a week ago when we were showing Nick’s parents around town. We were blessed with a mild day, and took advantage by packing up some baskets of goodies for a fall picnic! Picnics are usually better in my head than in reality – there’s nothing like enjoying treats while swatting creepy crawlies and shooing away wild animals, or accidentally plopping your cute blanket down on duck poop. Having an actual elevated table and weather too cool for bugs to thrive in was key, and made all the difference for a scrumptious and peaceful picnic! If you live in the Boston area, I love that Castle island park has picnic tables galore and restrooms, which are always a plus while day-drinking.
Boston castle island express cocoon dolman cardigan outfit
This cardigan is oversized in fit so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I loved the slouchier, cocoon-style cut. The cable knit is not as thick as I was hoping for unfortunately, but is still a cozy layering piece. I think petite ladies can definitely pull off the oversized cardigan look if you balance it out with slim bottoms and a tucked-in top. Please note the sleeves on this were pretty long on me, so I have them rolled up. They’re having one of those buy one, get one at a discount promos, so perhaps go in on an order with a friend! And use code 1789 for an additional discount through this Sunday.
Fall picnic cable sweater casual outfit ideas
I mentioned these Sole Society Mira booties a while ago as a suggestion for low, walkable booties. There are zippers on both sides however note the outer one is decorative only, while the inner one is functional. These were true to size for me and didn’t need any breaking-in.
sole society Mira suede ankle bootie
I got a few questions on this picnic basket – it’s actually a “pie basket” but I just like using the pie shelf as an extra tier inside, or as a “serving platform” of sorts like shown below. It makes a great housewarming gift, too! We got it maybe two years ago and have surprisingly used it quite a bit, toting food to friends’ houses, out to our deck, etc.
Fall picnic table cheese food ideas Castle Island Boston
These Topshop Jamie jeans have been one of my most-worn pairs lately! As a reminder, they run at least one size small, and the “30 length” fit my shorter legs well with regular shoes (needs a cuff with booties). Topshop’s high waist was higher than what I was used to initially, but I got accustomed to it after a few wears, plus it’s been good for balancing out longer outer layers like this one.
cable cocoon cardigan topshop jeans fall outfit

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  1. Love the outfits and obsessed with the booties!! Quick question though- what color did you grab them in? I'm having trouble because they all look so bright on the website

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  2. Minau wrote:

    Very pretty ensemble!

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  3. Love the outfit but just curious where the shirt underneath the cardigan is from? It's super cute 🙂

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
  4. Beautiful photos. You look super cute! 🙂


    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  5. Elisabete wrote:

    Love that cardigan 🙂


    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  6. Love this casual look! Also, I appreciate the honesty. I always see shots of bloggers picnicing in the most uncomfortable looking places.

    Style by Joules

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  7. Ev wrote:

    Beautiful photos 🙂


    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  8. Rachel wrote:

    Lovely photos! Love your cardigan!


    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  9. I love Castle Island, I live in Seaport so it's right around the corner and one of my favorite areas for a walk! This picnic set up is so adorable!!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  10. Hanna wrote:

    This looks so nice! And I love that sweater too. 💕

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Love your comfy fall look!


    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  12. I love the knit pattern of that sweater. You hair looks stunning here, Jean!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  13. Carla Krae wrote:

    Old Navy has a super soft blanket scarf in a similar plaid right now.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  14. That is a fabulous look on you! Mind checking out the brand new BLES Magazine? I'd love to hear your opinion!

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    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  15. That cardigan looks so cosy! Might have to pick it up. x

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  16. mybeautrip wrote:

    This picnic looks delicious. Love your cardigan!


    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  17. Oh I love that the basket tier can be used as a little serving platform like that!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  18. Love your sweater!!
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    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  19. Such a beautiful picnic 🙂

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  20. Deb In the UK wrote:

    I am too loving the Topshop Jamie and own 3 pairs now. I am a Topshop 25w all day long and the 30L perfect with a little cuff with ankle boots. Living in the UK there are many petite retailers, but the sizing varies so much. My tan Next boots are very similar to yours and so comfortable. Great blog and love your style

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
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  22. Love these photos!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  23. Janinafran wrote:

    Love the highlights in your hair! So pretty 🙂
    XO Janina

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    these booties are so cute! Love them 🙂
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
  25. Not only do I adore the idea of a cozy fall picnic (why don't people talk about this more <3) but I'm also in love with your whole look! So excited for cooler weather.

    ♡ My blog: http://www.ellebenet.com/

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply

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