Feelin’ Velvet

_MG_4184

I’ve never tried the boyfriend trend (boyfriend jeans, boyfriend blazer or button up) …until this jacket. There isn’t a particular reason why but I’ve seen some bloggers pull it off quite well. I’d like to think of boyfriend clothes as something I cuddle up and sleep in. Though this jacket changed that. This piece is perfect for office wear, a great twist on the traditional blazer. I purchased it from Express, in which I rarely shopped until a few months ago because of the Petite Sizes addition.

_MG_4157_MG_4180

I would definitely wear it for holiday parties. Here, I paired it with this dotted blouse from Banana republic. Both have subtle character but work really well together.

_MG_4172_MG_4211

And of course orange is a must for Fall. Every time I pair orange and black, I can’t help but think it’s Halloween all over again.

_MG_4207_MG_4220

I know I’m late to the game with this boyfriend trend but I love it with this velvet jacket. I plan to try boyfriend jeans next. I’m very much into tailored pieces for the sake of my small frame, so something that’s supposed to be worn over sized is a challenge. But stay tuned and you may just see something new fall into my wardrobe.

xx – Valentine

Express Velvet Jacket (in Petite XXS) | Banana Republic Clip Dot Blouse | ASOS Trousers (Similar HERE & HERE) | Banana Republic Heels (featured HERE) | Kate Spade Bag | BP Sunglasses (Similar HERE)

 

 

Advertisements

Dots – Undone // Banana Republic

_MG_1972

Banana Republic has done it again! I usually find myself scrolling pass the trousers section because their 00P are still big on my extra petite frame, but these were a head turner and more. They’re definitely a classic piece and so summery. I can see myself wearing these for many summers to come.

_MG_1998_MG_2007

As I previously mentioned about their sizes, these trousers ran bigger than what their petite guide lists. And by “bigger”, the waist in these trousers were 3 inches wider. Since I loved them so much, I had them tailored to my normal 24″. I kept the hem as is because I choose to wear heels with them. But I am actually thinking of buying another pair just so I can have it hemmed to wear with flats. Decisions … Decisions ..

_MG_2005_MG_1996_MG_1979_MG_2016

Since I purchased these on a deal, I had them tailored and the sale price + the tailor’s price, came out to the pant’s original cost. So in all, this was a great buy. I may wait for another deal though for that second pair.
What’s your take? Would you buy a second pair you LOVE to wear with flats on occasions like this? Comment below and let me know! ūüôā
Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

xx. Valentine

H&M Top –¬†old¬†(Similar HERE & HERE) | Banana Republic PETITE Dot Trousers¬†– 00P¬†| Michael Kors Clutch | Christian Sirano Heeled Sandals –¬†old¬†(Similar HERE & HERE)

fallin FAUX you

_mg_4663-2_mg_4705_mg_4695_mg_4692_mg_4686_mg_4669_mg_4687

Alas, the snow has come. And here the sweaters will all come to shine.

xx. -Valentine

Top: H&M Peplum (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | FAUX Fur Stole: F21 (Similar HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Banana Republic Sloan Trousers** (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Handbag: Kate Spade (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Banana Republic Ankle Booties (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Sunglasses: Michael Kors Tabitha III (Featured HERE; HERE & HERE) Belt: H&M Skinny waist (Similar HERE & HERE)

..of grey skies & gold..

_mg_4218

This year I participated in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (with just about every fashion lover under the sun) and bought these Halogen over the knee boots (one of the few purchases I made). And here I am wearing them for the first time since the purchase. I was waiting on a great piece to start it off with and this body skimming dress did wonders.
I love over the knee boots and the fact that they conceal more leg and let a sweater dress (or any mini skirt/dress) sit a little higher, giving you the feel of sexy without over revealing.

_mg_4274_mg_4297_mg_4253-copy_mg_4307_mg_4259

I hope everyone’s November started out great! A few more weeks and it’ll be feast day. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
P.S.  You can shop this look below.
xx. -Valetine
Outer: Banana Republic trench coat (Similar HERE & HERE) | Dress: F21 sweater dress (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Halogen Over-the-knee boots (HERE or Similar HERE & HERE) | Accessories: Michael Kors Monogram wallet (Similar HERE & HERE) РPom Keychain (HERE or Similar HERE)