Light Tweed

There is something about wearing tweed that makes the person just look especially put together. Make it two coordinating tweed pieces and you have upgraded your look from “put together” to the “sharpest boss woman in the room.” I distinctly remember my first coordinating set was from J.Crew circa fall 2012. It was the Lady Jacket with the matching Postage Stamp Mini Skirt in deep jade and gray with black grosgrain ribbon trim. The next season, I bought the cobalt blue iteration (worn five years later here) and a year after that, a navy version.


This set reminds me of something that Princess Diana wore in the early 1990s. While neither are available in tall, I know the proportions of the jacket to work on a tall frame with a mini skirt so it will likely work with a longer pencil skirt as well.

jacket (available in standard, petite) // skirt (available in standard, petite)


The jacket and the pencil skirt are marked down right now. Strike while the iron is hot and you can score an extra percent off promotion on top of the clearance price.

jacket (available in standard, petite) // skirt // dress


Like the dress above, this dress is not available in tall; the better option would be the pencil skirt, as one would not be losing length in the torso. Neither the jacket, nor the skirt are available in tall either, but I have worn the brand and can attest to success when it comes to splitting up the outfit.

jacket // skirt // dress


At first I thought that the cropped style of this jacket would not work on a taller gal, but the matching skirt is fuller, longer, and higher waisted than the product image led me to believe.

jacket // skirt


I already bought this dress. The polka dot version previously came in a different colorway and I kicked myself for not buying it. I was so happy to see it return, albeit in a more weather-versatile navy.

jacket (available in standard, petite) // dress (available in standard, tall, petite, also available in standard here)


I have a feeling that I am going to see every girl in this dress on her morning / evening commute this spring / summer. Why? Because it is available in four killer colors and size lengths. So the question is, are you going to go with a contrast ribbon hue or matching ribbon hue?

dress (available in standard, tall, petite, also available in standard here)


This is how you do tweed in the spring. Also both pieces are marked down so you can add the set to your closet for less than two hundred dollars. Hashtag cha-ching.

jacket // skirt


I have experience with this jacket and while it fits a tall frame, the dress remains to be seen. Tall dresses not only are cut longer through the skirt but also, and perhaps more crucially, through the torso. I am going to have to sit this one out, as it is not available in tall sizing.

jacket (available in standard, petite) // dress (available in standard, petite)


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