Outfit Of The Yesterday: Striped, Floraled, Studded, & Tipped

♫: Gentle Roar – Niki & The Dove

The weather here over the past few weeks has actually been fairly warm and sunny, with highs bouncing around in the 60’s (I write this now, of course, soon after receiving a few inches of snow). It has been a nice departure from the typical snow and bundles of warm layers that usually accompany January, February, and March in Colorado, and so I have been taking advantage as much as possible. In other words: NO TIGHTS FOR ME, NO SIR.

Tipped (piped) blazers have been a timeless trend for quite some time now, and I had yet to bite on the trend until I found the Banana Republic One-Button Blazer. It comes in petite sizing (hurrah!), and the double-back vent gives it a really nice shape—as most of us petites know, it is freakishly easy to look like we’re playing dress-up in adult clothing if a fit is even a little off, especially with jackets and blazers. It’s nicely lined, too, and I think it runs true to size (to a little small) to most Banana Republic blazers.

My blazer is a little wrinkly & rumpled in the shots below from the shipping/lazy self-steaming, but most of the wrinkles had smoothed themselves out after a full day of wearing it. The lovely Jean of Extra Petite also did a review on this blazer, and you can see her thoughts on it right here.


I also grabbed the J Crew Tuxedo skirt during J Crew’s recent 40% off sale, and it was a happy little surprise. It had received lukewarm reviews throughout most of the blogging community, but its flaws seem to actually work well to my advantage. The skirt doesn’t fit like a straight pencil skirt, but instead it has an oh-so-very slight tulip shape to it, causing it to curve out just a little bit at the sides. I love anything that magically gives the illusion of curves, especially since I’m a bit of an apple/ruler in the ol’ body shape department, and so this skirt is a keeper.

I’m also happy to report that it’s well-lined (there’s nothing worse than a transparent white bottom–but the stripes from my tucked-in shirt remained well-hidden, hooray!). It runs a little small, I sized up one from my normal size.

Add a few floral bangles and sashay, sashay:

Blazer: Banana Republic One-Button Blazer (buy it here) (similar under $100) (similar under $75) (similar under $50)

Shirt: J Crew, old (similar here) (similar under $100) (last worn here)

Skirt: J Crew (buy it here) (more sizes here) (similar under $100) (similar under $50)

Necklace: J Crew, old (similar under $30) (similar here) (last worn here)

Bracelets: Webster x Target, old (similar here) (similar here)

Shoes: Valentino Rockstud Flats in pink (buy them here) (similar under $100) (similar here

Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Second Cosmetic Bag/Clutch (buy it here) (similar here) (similar under $50) (similar under $25)



  • Sashay, Chante! Love the yellowy/green/whatcoloristhat? on you! ;-)

  • Andrea

    Just found your blog -GREAT! Love that use of the cosmetic bag. Also if that is your home in background it is as stunning as your outfits-no surprise!


  • Lady of Style

    So classy and chic. Truly amazing! That’s my kind of style.

    Lady of Style

  • You look stunning…loving that yellow blazer!

  • Lo Zoe

    Love it all together on you. always so chic!

  • Annabelle

    I have a total yen for things tipped myself but have yet to actually pull the trigger on any of it. I’ll have to try on that BR jacket the next time I pass a store!

  • Caroline L.

    Obsessed over that striped shirt! So versatile. Pretty, pretty necklace! You look great, Chloe! :)

  • Such a great blazer, I love the color!

  • I love this outfit! It’s so chic and perfect for the office! I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it! So much great outfit inspiration!

  • Stunning! This pretty blazer reminds me to that Lexington Jacket that JCrew came out with a few years back.

  • I saw that skirt at J. Crew recently! I kind of wish I had tried it on now. Hindsight…

    ~Sarah of the New and Improved Sarah’s Real Life

  • Adelyn Emmerich

    Great look! I was always terrified of wearing yellow when I was a blonde but you pull it off so well!

  • Looking GORGE as usual! i love that skirt (and blazer) on you! YAY for more ootd posts! =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Love this double-tipped piece look on you!

  • Love that blazer – clicking on it right now! And I always get happy when I see you wear that same necklace I have :)

Chloe, Colorful Colorado.
5'2" on a good day. 30's. A wearer of many hats. Likes fashion, good music, anything cinnamon flavored & pretty, pretty shoes. Loves her two chihuahuas, tickle fights with her husband, traveling, digging around on the internet for fun finds, Colorado, and always lugging around a camera or two...(more)


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