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

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    daisy351

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

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    PetiteXXS

    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.

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    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?

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    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

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    thegoodgirlgoneblog.com

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

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    J.

    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.

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    Ping

    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.

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    Really Petite

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

  • Reply June 8, 2010

    sparrow

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

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

  • Reply June 8, 2010

    cindyrella

    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)

  • Reply June 8, 2010

    Amanda

    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.

  • Reply June 8, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    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.

  • Reply June 9, 2010

    Nukem

    Love this outfit! So chic!

  • Reply June 10, 2010

    MissNeira

    LOve it! pearls look amazing on anything!

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

  • Reply June 13, 2010

    Russian Chic

    Deee-vine!

  • Reply July 14, 2010

    Tisha

    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!

  • Reply October 23, 2010

    Anonymous

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

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Tisha

    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!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    MissNeira

    LOve it! pearls look amazing on anything!

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Russian Chic

    Deee-vine!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Alterations Needed

    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.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Amanda

    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.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Ping

    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.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    cindyrella

    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)

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    daisy351

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

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Really Petite

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

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Alterations Needed

    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

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    J.

    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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