Travel In Style :: Abstract Floral & Multitask Styling

Long time no “see”, my dear friends! There is always the “deserting” of blogging during vacation times, I think by now you are probably used to the lack of posts during such. It doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about my “duty” though, I’ve been faithfully documenting my outfits throughout this trip and now it is the time to share them with you. Instead of my typical one outfit per post style, I am going to change things up a bit and show you how I multitasked two key pieces and styled them into three different looks for various climates, from late summer to mid-fall.

The two key pieces mentioned, also key pieces to have for this coming season, are floral jacket and cropped flare pants. The jacket I had on is not exactly a jacket, more like a cardigan. The zipper gives the cardigan a more athletic and gender-netual look, it is cool twist on a classic style. It is a less intimidating piece to have for an atheleisure / causal glam look than the super popular bomber jackets.5S6A1555=
During the first two days of our cruise trip, we were at sea. As we drew closer to the Tracy Arm fjord, the wind really picked up, so was the chill in the air. I thought I’d wear something a bit more festive for my first fjord encounter other than a puff coat, so I layered a semi-sheer turtleneck top with the cardigan and that did the trick to keep me warm. The skirt is also from the same collection, with a slight variance in pattern. Thick tights and block velvet heels completed the look, not only I was warm enough for some photo ops on the top deck (my older soon took most of these photos, btw), I was also able to dine at the posh restaurant that night without needing an outfit change._MG_8764_MG_8779 _MG_8802_MG_8804_MG_8812 _MG_8789 shoes 5S6A1101

It got noticeably warmer as we continued to sail south. Our last stop was Ketchikan, where we did a bit of nature hike to observe black bears. Although our surroundings were quite rural and rustic, the trail and passage is built for visitors. I wore the same cardigan again, with a tailored t-shirt beneath this time, paired with cropped flare pants and low-heel loafer that I could walk lots in. This look is more relaxed compared to the previous one, the white pants and loafers are edgy enough to prevent me from looking like a grandma. 😀5S6A1519 5S6A1509 5S6A1561

The exact t-shirt, pants and loafer combo I had worn in Vancouver before we boarded the cruise. The weather was sunny and mid-70s, there was no need for sweater but I wrapped a printed silk scarf around my chest to add more visual interest. Warm-weather layering is totally possible if all the layers are not too thick and breathable. I also expect to see more and more conflicting layers such as casual t with glam & sexy cami, or crispy, masculine button down with rich, feminine, velvet corset. Before we click that “buy now” button, maybe a little shop in your own closet or mom’s would produce just the right pieces for your next chic outfit!5S6A1019 5S6A1047

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have enjoyed this long over-due post and got some good ideas for fall outfits. As usual, please feel free to ask questions and share your outfits in the comment section. See you in my next post!

Outfit Details:

First Look
Dries Van Noten top, cardigan & skirt;
Sam Eldeman velvet pumps <also in black>;
Proenza Schouler bag <larger size, on sale>;
Charlotte Chesnains earrings;
Linda Farrow sunglasses;

Second Look
Dries Van Noten cardigan;
Ellery pants <similar>;
Rejinia Pyo loafers;
Saint Laurent bag <other colors, on sale>;
Yestdat Millinery hat;

Third look
Vince t-shirt;
Hermes scarf;
Ellery pants <similar>;
Rejina Pyo loafers;
Proenza Schouler bag <larger size, on sale>;
Linda Farrow sunglasses;
Free People leather shoestring chocker;
THP Shop bonded cuff;


2 comments on “Travel In Style :: Abstract Floral & Multitask Styling

  1. Annabelle Hammer

    Hi, I saw your photos in the Washingtonian magazine while I was in my doctor’s waiting room and looked up this blog when I got home. Do you actually own all the beautiful clothes you wear in the photos? Your blog looks so polished and elegant.

    1. petiteflower

      Hi Annabelle, so glad that you stop by! Yes, I do own all the clothes and I repeat them in my outfits throughout. 🙂