A Chilly Weekend Update

04.06.13 Outfit
Crewcuts bow coat,  F21 infinity scarf, Aqua sweater, LOFT legging jeans
Bruno Magli Dalida flats, Louis Vuitton Montaigne PM, Swarovski Lucien bag charm

I originally headed out the door this weekend unprepared for the chilly spring weather wearing flats with cutouts a thin top, a light jacket and sans scarf. As soon as we returned home, and before heading out again, I changed into an old sweater and grabbed my trusty infinity scarf. It’s supposed to be spring but many people are still wearing their winter gear (including gloves although I did a double take when I saw that).

To start off the weekend, my fiancé and I decided to try out the new Shake Shack that opened in Chestnut Hill. The line was out the door when we arrived but it was moving at a good pace. The line had managed to wrap around the corner of the building by the time we received our food and sat down to eat. We ordered one shack stack, two shack burgers, two orders of regular fries and a vanilla and strawberry shake. I think the first few bites of my burger were good but by the time I was finished I was very full because it seemed really oily. I enjoyed the crispy crinkle fries best followed by my vanilla shake and then the burger. It’s worth trying at least once so you can make up your mind for yourself whether it’s worth all of the hype. Needless to say, my curiosity about Shake Shack was finally satisfied.

Tried @shakeshack for the first time today.

I was drawn into the dark side by the 40% off promotion at Ann Taylor soon after I said that I was trying not to give in to all of the sales last weekend. Maxi dresses are mostly misses (see my favorite maxi dress purchased last summer here) but I ordered this striped maxi in XXS Petite. I loved how classic it appeared in the stock image and it looked about the same on me but somehow the wow factor wasn’t there so I promptly returned it Friday night. It’s an online exclusive so the sales associates were cooing and holding it up to admire.

Here’s one of the few pictures I snapped when I quickly tried it on during my lunch break:

Petite Striped Maxi Dress, size XXSP
Ann Taylor Petite Striped Maxi Dress, sz XXS Petite

I’m not sure why they did this but the straps and the bandeau piece that covers the bust are separate as opposed to sewn together. I don’t see any of the online reviews that mentioned this so I’m not sure if it was an anomaly with the one I received. However, the design didn’t seem to affect the fit and it stayed up as intended while I had it on. The length was perfect on me (I’m 5’2 1/4″) and hit right around my ankles.

Today I quickly popped into J.Crew and noticed these pretties. I passed but have noted them for later due to no current promotions on regular price items.

J.Crew Flared silk-cotton faille short
J.Crew Flared silk-cotton faille short

I was too lazy to try on the shorts after eating a big brunch but they seemed really sweet on the mannequin.

J.Crew bracelets
Pretty enamel and crystal bracelets at J.Crew ($32.50 each)
Sorry for the blurry pic (was in a rush)

I’m not sure if these bracelets are new arrivals but I can’t find them online and of course I forgot to take a picture of the tag. They also came in a fourth blush pink color which was my favorite of the bunch. Note for those with smaller wrists- they are bigger than this bracelet from last summer. My guess is that these measure about 7″.

H&M scalloped top from the Conscious collection

I purchased the above scalloped top in size 2 from the H&M Conscious collection in both white and lime green. I thought they would be so pretty tucked in (see it on Laura here and here). I also got this cream jacket (as seen on Annie) in size 6 because my arms are on the longish side and the sleeves on size 4 were still too short. I certainly have more than my fair share of white and cream blazers so it will need to go back despite the affordable price point. I also think the sleeves are a bit wide/baggy from the side view due to sizing up.

H&M cream blazer (sz 6)
H&M cream blazer, sz 6



  1. Christine
    April 8, 2013 / 6:57 am

    I thought I was the only one who thought it was a little too chilly to be Spring right now, guess we're on the same boat on that one! We have a few Shake Shacks in the city and their lines are ridiculously long at all times. I've had them twice, but I agree, after a while, the oily taste got to me. I much prefer authentic burger joints rather than over rated fast food chains. I picked up the same H&M tank top in white and debating if I should pick it up in lime as well. I think this was my favorite item in the Conscious Collection this year, I love the scallop details and how light weight this shirt is. 🙂

  2. Always Maylee
    April 8, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    How did I completely miss the opening of Shake Shack? Now I must go, it seems like a place my husband and I would like, but we might wait for the hype/lines to die down a bit. I have small wrists and bracelets that fit can be hard to find – the stretchy ones work best for me. I love the maxi dress! I was just thinking over the weekend how maxi dresses are hard to find for shorter women!xo, Yi-chiaAlways Maylee

  3. Stylish Petite
    April 8, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    You are returning the white blazer? Glad you returned the maxi. The scallop tanks look so cute 🙂

  4. Allison @reachesthesky
    April 8, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    I tried on the same white blazer too but even the size 4 was a little tight on the bust (won't be able to button or clasp it comfortably) and size 6 would have been too loose. I really wanted to love it :(AllisonReaches the Sky

  5. Jess L
    April 9, 2013 / 2:11 am

    I thought I was going to get rocks thrown at me if I said I didn't like Shake Shack. 🙂 I thought it was ok but I wouldn't stand in one of those lines again. I tried on a few items from the collection but they were the only winners. The scalloped tank would look so cute tucked in to your Express skirt. If they were cheaper I would have bought another one of the white as a back up. lol

  6. Jess L
    April 9, 2013 / 2:14 am

    You must have been away on the moon. They open at 11AM (to 11PM 7 days a week) so maybe you and your husband can beat the rush? This bracelet is stretchy too but it definitely fits looser on me (like the Tiffany bracelets I wear everyday) which I don't mind at all. Thanks for thinking of us shorties! This maxi dress would look amazing on you. 🙂

  7. Jess L
    April 9, 2013 / 2:16 am

    Thanks Annie. I keep trying it on and admiring the clean lines from the front but is it worth getting the sleeves hemmed? Time to buy that Hello Kitty sewing machine I showed you. lol You might like the scallop tanks if you can try them on in store first. @Petitehues:disqus got it in white too!

  8. Jess L
    April 9, 2013 / 2:19 am

    Their blazers run tiny! I'm small chested so size 6 clasps just fine on me. I've never had anything tailored from H&M and I'm not sure if it's worth it.

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  11. Jess L
    April 11, 2013 / 3:29 am

    Thanks Erica! I've been pining for the crewcuts Jessa trench since it sold out in the khaki color a few years ago. At the same time I'm afraid it may be too wide whenever I see one on eBay. It's probably best that I never got it. 🙂

  12. we wear things
    April 11, 2013 / 6:21 am

    great pieces!-issawewearthings.com

  13. Kelly Chang Larsson
    April 11, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    like the coat in the 1st pic

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