Black & Tan



Happy Monday! This is what I wore over the weekend as I explored a bit of San Jose for the very first time. I wanted to stop into the Adela Mei and Min Edition petite sample sale in San Jose (did anyone else check it out?), which then gave me an excuse to venture out to the local shopping haunts to make a few returns. I stopped off at Santana Row (an outdoor shopping mall in San Jose), and was super excited to see it is ridiculously close to something I have a strange fascination with…the Winchester Mystery House! I didn’t get a chance to stop in this time, but now that I know where it is, I’ll have to plan a trip. Apparently they’re having wine tastings in June? Has anyone gone before? That sounds like something I could partake of. ;)

On another note, I’m worried to see this Artizia blazer, which has been continuously available over the last few years, missing from the collection this year. It’s been such a nice addition to my wardrobe, and I’ve heard from many other petites who also love the fit, that I hate to think future generations of petite shoppers might miss out on it. There is, however, a new blazer by the same name (Exeter) but by a different brand (Sunday Best), and I wonder if it’s a similar fit. Has anyone tried it?

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Blazer Aritzia (similar maybe?)
Cardigan J.Crew (on sale!)
Shirt Banana Republic
Jeans Rag & Bone (similar fit)
Shoes Kelsi Dagger (old) (similar $) (similar $$)
Handbag Sophie Hulme thanks to Shopbop
Belt Linea Pelle (super similar)
Watch Larsson & Jennings
Necklaces Vintage & Downtown LA
Rings Catbird, Vrai & Oro & vintage

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  1. says: Cher

    The Exeter is the same blazer Aritzia’s had for years now that was released the same year as the one you wear above, except under Aritzia’s Babaton brand. Sunday Best is just another one of Aritzia’s sub-brands. I’m not sure why they made the change, it seems to suit the Babaton sub-brand just fine. As to fit, it’s just a bit longer than the shrunken version which gives more of a true boyfriend fit. I haven’t posted about it on my blog too recently, but here’s an idea as to fit in this post with the collar popped up:

    HTH! :)

    1. says: Alterations Needed

      Thanks Cher! That length looks great on you! I hope the shrunken version makes a re-appearance because the few inches I lack compared to you makes the boyfriend length a little harder to pull off. =P

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