Petite Outfit: Waistcoat and Pearls…


Jacket: Theory Amanda B, size 00 (similar style and fit)(also here)(and here)
Waistcoat: Banana Republic, size P00
Tank: Banana Republic Factory Store (Outlet), size PXS
Jeans: Paige Premium Denim, Laurel Canyon in McKinley, size 24 (hemmed & waist taken in)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, size 34.5
Necklace: Iridesse 80″ freshwater pearl strand (similar splurge)(similar)
Pin: Vintage jet and marcasite in sterling silver

I love menswear pieces! I re-discovered this Banana Republic waistcoat in the back of my closet and had to pull her out for some fun. I like the jacket over the waistcoat by itself…but it needed a little something. This pearl necklace can be a bit dramatic for everyday, but nestling it between the jacket and waistcoat toned it down to just the right amount of drama. The pin I picked up at a vintage fair recently. I put it on this jacket the first day I got it, and it looks so great, I just can’t take it off.

28 Comments

  • daisy351 says:

    I really like this outfit! It's such a well put together look.

  • PetiteXXS says:

    You look so well put together…. down to those tweed shoes! I recently ordered these long-strand pearls online, but they're 10 mm pearls and are too big for my petite frame I think… they feel a little bit like shackles around my neck! I need to exchange for the smaller 6 or 7 mm pearls probably.

  • PetiteAsianGirl says:

    Love, love this. I'm not good at layering and wouldn't think to put a vest under a blazer. Aren't you hot with that on in SoCal weather?

  • Alterations Needed says:

    Thanks ladies!

    PetiteXXS – Yeah, large sized pearls can be too big on our small frames. I think these are the largest I could go, and sometimes I feel like their too big (when I'm in a "I don't want to stand out mood"), but are perfect when I want a little drama in my life. =)

    PAG – I'm a fall/winter dresser for sure! It's June Gloom here in LA, so it's actually pretty chilly. Gotta get my jacket wearing in before it becomes unbearably hot!

    I'm also always cold. I've been known to wear sweaters in hot humid weather… =P

  • thegoodgirlgoneblog.com says:

    You look so cute! I love that you pull off a menswear look. I must try that soon :)

  • J. says:

    Haha, I definitely see the June gloom right now. Perfect weather for taking finals in.

    This look is so polished! I love the pearls with the menswear.

  • Ping says:

    Your waist must be so tiny. I have a pair of Paige denim similar to your style in size 24 and the waist gets snug if I eat too much. haha

    The jeans look great on you and I like the color too.

  • Really Petite says:

    I love this whole look! I think the pearls are a really nice touch- it adds a feminine look to the outfit! So cute!

  • sparrow says:

    OMG FAVOURITE. OUFIT. EVER. EVER. EVER!!!

    You look amazing! I adore it. You look like some stylish architect or design guru. Absolutely stunning!

  • cindyrella says:

    you look so chic!!

    I walked by a DVF sample sale today, and I totally just imagined you saying.. WRAP DRESSES!! FYI- for all your readers in nyc. sample sale on madison btwn 28th & 29th, the line was pretty long (it turned the corner of the block)

  • Amanda says:

    Just wanted to pop in and say that that's a really neat outfit and to thank you so much for the ruelala.com code, the Paige skyline jeans in 24 that I snagged was a perfect fit (except for hemming), and was such a great buy.

    BTW – have you ever consider pairing that outfit above with oxfords? I think that would be such a chic look.

  • Alterations Needed says:

    Thanks everyone! I really like this outfit too! I wasn't sure if it was going to be too many layers for my small frame, but it worked!

    sparrow – LOL. I think I'm in the wrong line of work. =)

    cindyrella – You lucky NYC girls! I've been wishing for a west coat DVF sample sale since forever! Grab those wraps! =)

    Amanda – So glad the jeans fit! Paige jeans are the best! A pair of flat oxfords has been on my wish list for a while now. I think they would look great with this outfit.

  • Nukem says:

    Love this outfit! So chic!

  • MissNeira says:

    LOve it! pearls look amazing on anything!

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

  • Russian Chic says:

    Deee-vine!

  • Tisha says:

    I was so inspired by this look and tried to replicate today, but realized that my vest was this teeny tiny thing that wasn't meant to be worn under a blazer.:( Ended up just wearing a Gap tee under a striped blazer, and piling on lots and lots of long necklaces!

  • Anonymous says:

    Theory blazers with their slim bodice and shoulder pads look GREAT on you! What a find!

  • Tisha says:

    I was so inspired by this look and tried to replicate today, but realized that my vest was this teeny tiny thing that wasn't meant to be worn under a blazer.:( Ended up just wearing a Gap tee under a striped blazer, and piling on lots and lots of long necklaces!

  • MissNeira says:

    LOve it! pearls look amazing on anything!

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

  • Russian Chic says:

    Deee-vine!

  • Alterations Needed says:

    Thanks everyone! I really like this outfit too! I wasn't sure if it was going to be too many layers for my small frame, but it worked!

    sparrow – LOL. I think I'm in the wrong line of work. =)

    cindyrella – You lucky NYC girls! I've been wishing for a west coat DVF sample sale since forever! Grab those wraps! =)

    Amanda – So glad the jeans fit! Paige jeans are the best! A pair of flat oxfords has been on my wish list for a while now. I think they would look great with this outfit.

  • Amanda says:

    Just wanted to pop in and say that that's a really neat outfit and to thank you so much for the ruelala.com code, the Paige skyline jeans in 24 that I snagged was a perfect fit (except for hemming), and was such a great buy.

    BTW – have you ever consider pairing that outfit above with oxfords? I think that would be such a chic look.

  • Ping says:

    Your waist must be so tiny. I have a pair of Paige denim similar to your style in size 24 and the waist gets snug if I eat too much. haha

    The jeans look great on you and I like the color too.

  • cindyrella says:

    you look so chic!!

    I walked by a DVF sample sale today, and I totally just imagined you saying.. WRAP DRESSES!! FYI- for all your readers in nyc. sample sale on madison btwn 28th & 29th, the line was pretty long (it turned the corner of the block)

  • daisy351 says:

    I really like this outfit! It's such a well put together look.

  • Really Petite says:

    I love this whole look! I think the pearls are a really nice touch- it adds a feminine look to the outfit! So cute!

  • Alterations Needed says:

    Thanks ladies!

    PetiteXXS – Yeah, large sized pearls can be too big on our small frames. I think these are the largest I could go, and sometimes I feel like their too big (when I'm in a "I don't want to stand out mood"), but are perfect when I want a little drama in my life. =)

    PAG – I'm a fall/winter dresser for sure! It's June Gloom here in LA, so it's actually pretty chilly. Gotta get my jacket wearing in before it becomes unbearably hot!

    I'm also always cold. I've been known to wear sweaters in hot humid weather… =P

  • J. says:

    Haha, I definitely see the June gloom right now. Perfect weather for taking finals in.

    This look is so polished! I love the pearls with the menswear.

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