Holiday work style // wrap coat, jewels + tweed

winter wrap coat jacket ann taylor extra petite

Belted wrap coat xxsp, blouse xxsp, skirt 00p (altered) – items c/o Ann Taylor, Talbots tights sz S, Prada Cuir bag, Zara pumps (similar), stud earrings

I know many of you have been waiting for a belted wrap coat that is of good quality, warm, and petite-friendly – well, patience has paid off! The wool-blend material of this wrap coat is soft and cozy (and lined), and the open wrap style will adjust to fit either a little or a lot of layering underneath (or to conceal indulgent holiday meals : ) Fit is true to size –  I have a feeling petite sizes will go quickly!

what to wear to a holiday work office party

Today’s post touches on two popular requests that I’ve been receiving already for holiday (yes, the best time of the year is here, and I’m not complaining!): 1. holiday outfits that are office-appropriate, and 2. outfits involving tights for our rapidly-dropping temps. I’m partnering with Ann Taylor to share a look that is festive yet professional, and works well both with or without hosiery. Navy tights and similar-colored shoes together are the foundation of many of my cold-weather outfits. Compared to basic black, I feel navy tights pair more easily with softer hues and vibrant color palettes, without looking too stark!

office holiday party_festive work outfit ideas

The embellished collar on my blouse and metallic & sequin flecks throughout this skirt are small ways to add holiday touches to a look, without going over the top or baring much skin. I love putting together separates that end up looking almost like a dress! Please note that as with most Ann Taylor bottoms, I took this skirt in about 2 inches for it to fit higher up on my waist.

professional holiday party outfit ideas_extra petite boston blog

Trying out the silk scarf wrapped around the handles, to give one of my favorite older bags a new look! And here’s how the jacket looks when open:

wool wrap belted winter coat ann taylor petite
jeweled sequin collar blouse elegant holiday outfit
wrape drape shawl wool coat extra petite blog

Thank you Ann Taylor for partnering on this post.


41 thoughts on “Holiday work style // wrap coat, jewels + tweed

  • DressedToCode November 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love the touch of sparkle at the neck and how you've made a cold weather outfit look bright and cheery.

  • Rachel November 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Such a lovely look! Great styling!

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia November 11, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Simply festive and classy look. Very elegantly beautiful! 😉

    LA BIJOUX BELLA | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Carla Krae November 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Target has some cute embellished cardigans this season, mostly with the neckline bling. 🙂

  • iAmber Reneé November 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Cute! Love the embellishment of the collar and how it ties so seamlessly with the skirt 🙂

    Amber Reneè of,

  • Cindy G November 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I've been looking for a coat for the longest time ! I just purchased the same coat and top ! Thank you !!

  • Cindy G November 11, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I've been looking for a coat this season. I just purchased the Coat and top ! Excited to get it in the mail!

  • Mei November 11, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I really like the color of this coat and would be a great addition to my wardrobe since I have mostly light colored coats. And yes! Let's stay hopeful and kind especially in times right now. Great post!

    Pieces of Mei

  • kariiv November 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Jean, how's the fit on the coat?

  • April November 11, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    You hav such great style. I can see myself wearing just about everything you post. I know how you feel about this week. I couldn't post anything on Wednesday either 🙁

  • Margaret Hong November 11, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I love how your coat and your outfit are of the same length! Like they are meant to be each other! Thanks for the recommendation!

    xx Margaret

  • affecionada November 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    That skirt is stunning!

    Jen | affecionada

  • Keri H November 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Yes, holidays are on my mind too! Cannot believe it crept up on us like that.
    Love that pink top though! Would definitely be holiday appropriate

    Enclothed Cognition

  • kariiv November 11, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    The wrap coat just sold out in XXSP! 😢

  • Jessica November 11, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Nice pieces – I have yet to find navy tights flattering on me, doesn't match with much and not a true neutral. Think it might be good for a holiday party though.

  • Me Zornichka November 12, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Wow. Absolutely gorgeous! 🙂 Interesting blog!

  • Wildfire Charm November 12, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Your blouse and skirt go perfectly together! SO pretty! x

  • Neelam Jayna November 12, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I think your outfit is beautiful!! The coat is gorgeous!! :')

    Neelam | x

  • thatprettydress November 12, 2016 at 4:48 am

    hi Jean, lovely styling as always. Will you please do a post on how to tie coat belt like a bow please..

  • Viola Yee November 12, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Great outfit to wear to work and the office party afterward!

  • Ev November 12, 2016 at 11:48 am
  • Anonymous November 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    hello Jean,
    I find that wearing tight with pump without ankle strap is hard to walk without the soles slipping out of the shoes. Do you have any suggestion ? thanks

  • Shelly November 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    It has been a difficult week. Thank you for your blog and this post – it's always a welcome escape!

    And what a lovely coat. It manages to look cozy and sleek all at the same time.

  • Andjela Vucinic November 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    The outfit is so classy, I like the colors and material. . . .

  • Diana November 12, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    You have the cutest work outfits 🙂

    Diana |

  • Michelle Lynn November 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I love your blog. I bought the white distressed jeans from your last post. Thank you for saying something about the difficulties of this week for so many. Social media has been a particularly nasty place…you are brave to say anything. I have always believed in kindness and equality for all…but now more than ever. xoxo

  • Anonymous November 12, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    wow what a chic look, I love your coat!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

  • Anonymous November 12, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Jean,
    I want to wear more skirts in the winter but I find it uncomfortable to wear tights underneath skirts because of that wedgie feeling. I also feel that wearing tights underneath skirts is a whole process when going to the washroom, especially if I am trying to keep my blouse still tucked into my skirt. Do you have any advice or tricks on how to avoid that wedgie feeling and how to keep your blouse intact without having to fully remove everything while in the washroom (to avoid having to dress yourself all over again)?
    P.S. I've tried over the knee tights but I don't like how they cut into your thighs or keep rolling down.

  • Doreen's Style Diary November 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    This look is so pretty and classy. Can you please do a tutorial on how you tie your belt?

  • Caroline November 12, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    your outfit looks very elegant and festive!

  • Eva November 13, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Gorgeous styling!

    xxx, Eva

  • Rachelle Pinksole November 13, 2016 at 10:49 am

    You look so chic, that skirt is amazing.


  • Anonymous November 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Can you speak to the arms of the coat? Would you be able to put a sweater over a shirt before putting on the coat, or would that be too tight?

  • Abigail Alice x November 14, 2016 at 6:24 am

    These photos are gorgeous, love the blouse.

    Abigail Alice x

  • Sharan Kaur November 14, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Such a pretty outfit! Loving that crystal collar blouse!


  • Julie Hiller November 14, 2016 at 10:26 am

    That skirt is lovely! It's very classy and looks like it would be nice and thick for winter.

    Style by Joules

  • Blogosfera Mody Blog o modzie November 14, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    You look beautiful in this styling.
    High heels perfectly matched.
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    Greetings and welcome to me.

  • Jessica H November 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I am absolutely LOVING that blouse! I wish it was more beige the way it looks on the Ann Taylor site! But either way – just beautiful!!

    xo, jess

  • Anonymous November 14, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Pretty please do a tutorial on how you wrapped the scarf around that bag handle!!

  • Vera Sawicki November 15, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful look!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • DeAnn November 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    This coat is currently on sale at Ann Taylor for 50% off!!! Go get one!

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