Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Sunny Day in Boston

Petite Boyfriend Jeans in Boston
Jacket: LOFT | Blouse: J.Crew | Jeans: ASOS (on sale!) | Boots: rag & bone | Bag: Givenchy | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Scarf: H&M (similar here) | Bracelets: David Yurman | Watch: Michele

I have another post from my recent trip to Boston for you today! Although it rained for part of my visit, we got a couple beautiful fall days, too. Sean and I spent a sunny Sunday in the Back Bay area, meeting up with friends, checking out some restaurants and pubs, and strolling around near the Boston Public Library, where we took these photos.

Boston Public Library

Layered patterns look

Tweed jacket + skull scarf + Antigona

Nuri y Tam Reunidos!

I was thrilled when a friend of mine from Spain told me she was taking an internship near Boston for a year. We had a fun reunion lunch at Flour Bakery. Later on that day, Sean and I met up with fellow petite blogger Jean of Extra Petite and her fiance, Nick, for some drinks at The Salty Pig. It was so much fun to talk shop and to meet an online friend in person! (For Jean's outfit details, see her post here.)

Jean // Extra Petite + Tam // Hello Framboise

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Outerwear with H&M

I've partnered with H&M this week to show you a couple pieces I love from their latest batch of fall outerwear arrivals! I loved picking out a cozy and chic look to style for colder weather, which I'm hoping will hit us here in Denver soon.

H&M Fall Outerwear

Cozy scarf

Fall accessories

H&M Fall Coat
Coat and scarf c/o H&M | Blouse: LOFT Outlet | Skirt: H&M | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: 3.1 phillip lim (my review here) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bracelets: David Yurman | Watch: Michele

The coat I picked to style was from The Look by Elle for H&M. It's a sophisticated, un-fussy, minimalistic coat in an go-with-everything gray. I decided to style it with some neutral pieces for this look to keep the color scheme simple, adding a super-cozy blush-colored scarf.

I tried on a bunch of coats at my local H&M, and the one I chose ended up being the most petite-friendly. The shorter sleeves, narrow shoulders, and tailored fit worked on my frame, and while the length looks shorter styled on H&M's model, it was still a flattering length on me.

Hope you have a great weekend!

x, Tam

This post was sponsored by H&M; all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Rainy Day in Boston + an Updated Hunter Boots Review

Rainy Day Look--Boston Public Garden
Jacket: Eddie Bauer (similar here) | Sweater: ASOS | Jeans: J Brand (the Mid-Rise Crop with its 27" inseam is perfect for no-alterations, ankle-length petite jeans) | Boots: Hunter (read my review here) | Socks: Nordstrom (I also like these and these) | Scarf: Gift (similar here) | Bag: Longchamp

I spent Columbus Day weekend in Boston, visiting with some family and friends and seeing my adorable goddaughter. My last visit with her was two years ago, so she has changed and grown a lot! We spent a rainy Saturday at a cute French bistro in Back Bay and taking a rainy walk through Boston Public Garden.

Red New England Leaves in the Rain

Fall in Colorado is gorgeous, but the foliage really can't hold a candle to New England's bright reds and oranges. The fall colors weren't in full swing in Boston yet, but there were enough red leaves around to delight this Denver girl.

Hunter Regent Savoy Boots

Since I knew rain was in the forecast, I packed my trusty Hunter boots and stayed warm and dry in the wet weather. I wrote a review about these boots a couple years ago, and I love them just as much now as I did then. They have lasted me through hundreds of miles of walking through puddles and slush, and they've been consistently comfortable, even in chilly temperatures. I particularly like this Savoy style from Hunter because they are styled more like riding boots than traditional galoshes (I like the Sandhurst and Carlyle styles, too), and they have a light quilted lining inside that helps keep my feet from getting too hot or cold.

Ready for Rain

First Red Tree in Boston Public Garden

I'll leave you with a pic of the brightest, prettiest fall foliage in Boston Public Garden and my favorite little lady at brunch at Bistro du Midi.

Izzy + Tam

P.S. Shopbop's Friends and Family Sale just started--25% off your order until Thursday!