To infinity (scarves) and beyond

infinity circle scarf winter outfit extra petite boston

SP Black jeans sz 25, Zara heels (similar), Goyard St Louis tote

Observing the winter street style in Paris reignited my love for circle / infinity scarves. I counted several of them being sported around town, oftentimes color-coordinated with the coat or sweater underneath so that it looked like one congruous piece. In this inspired look, I combined two olive knit pieces which together almost looks like a generous cowl-neck sweater. My scarf comes in 4 neutral colors and is now just $12, as part of many winter accessories marked down from Nordstrom’s half yearly sale!
olive green sweater jeans winter outfit extra petiteWhen shopping for distressed jeans, I always look for stock photos where the knee holes fall well above the actual knees of the model (like in this case!). Sure enough, the distressing placement on these jeans turned out to be perfect for shorter legs and the overall length just needed a ~ 1″ cuff on me. The 98% cotton / 2% spandex material is comfortable and reminds me of the Express light gray jeans that I wear to death. The website sizing lists a 25 as equal to 00, and I’d say these fit in between a typical 24 and 25 in designer denim with a small waist gap on me (better when worn with a belt). distressed black jeans outfit extra petite fashion blog
This trusty Blank NYC jacket is an oldie that’s still going strong! Even my critical grandma expressed approval for it this Christmas. I know I’ve said this before, but it feels better with age as the material gets softer and more pliable with wear.
blank nyc black moto jacket winter outfit extra petite
Here’s how the scarf looks just alone over a sweater – compared to the oversized blanket scarves that I also love, infinity scarves are a little more compact, and transition more seamlessly for wearing indoors without looking out of place. Here’s another infinity scarf option at a steal for under $10, and I’ve also been eying this chunkier knit one in taupe.
hunter green sweater winter style extra petite

Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.


38 thoughts on “To infinity (scarves) and beyond

  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia December 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I love the olive colour for Winter. The oversized scarf is really beautiful, added a touch of cozy to the look! 🙂
    Bonne Annee! 🙂

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog January 1, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I need to get those jeans with the low below-the-knee holes! Perfect fit for my short height haha!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Anonymous January 1, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Great look! Where are the sunglasses from?

  • Reply Anonymous January 1, 2017 at 3:03 am

    what a gorgeous outfit, I love the jeans!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

  • Reply Dayle Pereira January 1, 2017 at 6:05 am

    So different yet lovely seeing you in a look that isn't as feminine as girly as your other ones, but still with its pretty touch!


  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style January 1, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Lovely outfit! Happy 2017 🙂 X

  • Reply Xinyi Chen January 1, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Looking great there, happy new year!


  • Reply Kaitlin Schubert January 1, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Super cute! Love the whole outfit.

    Katie |

  • Reply Tynka. January 1, 2017 at 11:08 am

    nice look! 🙂

  • Reply Dieter January 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I love the way this looks! Do you have a secret to making the scarf lay near your neck like in the picture? I have two infinity scarves and when I loop them they don't look like they do on my taller friends; they come way down and there is a gap where you can see my neck, like a necklace. I keep thinking of having some of the material removed, but couldn't on a knit scarf like this.

  • Reply Sharan January 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! Love that color combination on you!


  • Reply affecionada January 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Love this edgier look on you. French style must be so inspiring!

    Jen | affecionada

  • Reply MizEats January 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    You nailed the Parisian aesthetic – pared-down and effortlessly sophisticated! Btw, love the reference from Toy Story.

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska January 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Pamela Gonzalez January 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Adore your shoes!♥
    And you entire outfit basically lol
    Have a lovely new year!!

  • Reply Jaime January 1, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Love the jeans and those heels!! Wishing you a happy new year!

    ♡ Jaime

  • Reply Serein Wu January 1, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Love the infinity scarf. So perfect for winter looks and keeps you warm.

  • Reply Sophie Spiegelberger January 2, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Great casual-chic look!
    Greetings from Italy & Happy New Year 1

  • Reply Rachel January 2, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Love this look! Those jeans are too cute. That scarf looks so warm and cozy! Such a great color too.


  • Reply Unknown January 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Love the look! How do you feel about the asymmetrical flaps on the leather jacket?

  • Reply Anonymous January 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Love the look! How do you feel about the asymmetrical flaps on the leather jacket?

  • Reply Anonymous January 2, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I think this is the most sophisticated, adult-chic outfit ever on the blog. Love the look (but I could not begin to pull off those heels).

  • Reply Cheyanne Jordan January 3, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Love this outfit!

  • Reply Alexia Mickens January 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Great shoes! xx

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  • Reply Grace Tam January 3, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Hi Jean! What size do you have in the leather jacket? The Nordstrom reviews are all saying to size up, but I am skeptical!

  • Reply Jean January 3, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks! They are by Quay (I got them a while ago so not sure if the exact style is still available, unfortunately)

  • Reply Jean January 3, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    To be honest I'm not sure how to resolve that, unfortunately! Infinity scarves are not created equal in length though, so perhaps try on a few and compare the lengths in order to single out the ones that are made shorter? You could also try to pull more material down your back to visually "shorten" the front, but it might not stay put.

  • Reply Jean January 3, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Aw thanks! And I couldn't help bring in a little Buzz Lightyear : )

  • Reply Jean January 3, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks! It's never bothered me for the years that I've been wearing this jacket – I thinks it adds a little something different.

  • Reply Jean January 3, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    THat's so kind of you to say! And I always have flats in my bag : )

  • Reply Jean January 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Hi Grace! I'm wearing size xs (btw if it helps, I usually list the size of items I'm wearing right below the first picture). It is snug but I feel like moto jackets should fit that way. Maybe try on two sizes in order to find the one that fits best?

  • Reply Julie Hiller January 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Love the scarf paired with the sweater in the same hue. Very chic outfit!

    Style by Joules

  • Reply Anita Wells January 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Did the sleeve length fit as well as it looks? I always have issues with them being too long. Haven't found one yet that works and I love the zippers.

  • Reply Dieter January 6, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Thanks! I ended up buying the infinity scarf in this picture and it wasn't a problem at all. I bought gray, olive and navy and they have transformed my wardrobe. I only wish they still had the sweater in olive.

  • Reply Jean January 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Anita – please see my old fit review here on the jacket: I get a lot of my jacket sleeves with zippers shortened to fit. Any good tailor should be able to do it!

  • Reply Anonymous January 6, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I love the lip color! Mind sharing the color and brand?

  • Reply Cherri T January 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I bought the infinity scarf pictured. What a great sale price! And what a beautiful scarf…so soft and thick and luxurious.

  • Reply Vera Sawicki January 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! You look lovely.

    Blonde in Cashmere

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