1. tomokra

    February 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    so cute it hurts

  2. Dearlove Treats

    February 16, 2010 at 10:44 am

    What a gorgeous look. So tailored and flattering. And the red lips are the perfect red

  3. a speer

    February 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I love that pattern, and the way it contrasts with the black is perfect, great shot.

    A Speer


  4. up and down town

    February 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    while i personally prefer a longer ie regular blazer myself, i am happy for people to wear whatever they want to.

  5. La chica

    February 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

    So Annie Hall, love it.

  6. the style crusader

    February 16, 2010 at 10:50 am

    that is such a great shot! i agree about the jacket length. she looks amazing and so fresh. can't wait to see some shots from MJ! xx

  7. ryder

    February 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

    There is a lovely 1920's feel to this great layered look and that is what appeals so much to me. Relaxed & easy. Bravo!

  8. Valentina_s

    February 16, 2010 at 10:54 am

  9. Xanela Chic

    February 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

    She is precious…

  10. Brittany

    February 16, 2010 at 11:00 am

    she is lovely. i especially love the lipstick stain on her coffee cup.

  11. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Simple, timeless, beautiful.

  12. anna kim

    February 16, 2010 at 11:09 am

    0o0o my mom has that blazer.. j crew i believe

  13. cezanne

    February 16, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I agree withe Dearlove – the vividness of the lips makes her fun loving personality shine through the outfit – I especially love the detail it has left on her coffee cup

  14. SimplyTara

    February 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Such a great outfit. LOVE the lipstick!


  15. Celine

    February 16, 2010 at 11:15 am

    is this the same girl as the previous photo of the girl in the hat wearing blue and black? love it! so classic, so chic.


  16. southernfriedjordan

    February 16, 2010 at 11:20 am

    i think the lipstick mark on the coffee cup may be my favorite part

  17. valentine

    February 16, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Please tell Brooks Brothers! Valentine

  18. emily

    February 16, 2010 at 11:30 am

    ugh look at the lipstick on her cup. perfect detail as always, Scott, thanks for sharing!

  19. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Annie Hall, not a look for everyone but well put together.

  20. T H E F A T T A C K

    February 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

    So natural, so beautiful.


  21. the Citizen Rosebud

    February 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I'll admit when I first started noticing "blazer" were coming in, I resisted. I probably don't look too romantic in them. HOWEVER, I am slowly warming up to the idea, as it does feel fresh right now, and versatile. And this beautiful shot of this gorgeous lady really puts me in the camp of converts! LOVE the stripes, the skinny belt, and the blast of bold red lipstick. And smiles, what a delight: always in style.

  22. Davidikus

    February 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I never fully understood the difference between a jacket and a sports coat… Would someone be able to tell me? (or is it just an americanism for a jacket that is not part of a suit?)


  23. Mcmaris

    February 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    This coat is great, and i love the color


    February 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

    So beautiful, very Hubert de Givenchy…

  25. Jacqueline

    February 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

    This sportcoat is gorgeous. I love it and I actually have a similar one in my closet. Great photo and very inspiring outfit. xo


  26. The Duchess

    February 16, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I'm a corporate attorney and certainly don't wear tiny, short-waisted (you forgot black and ill-fitting) suit jackets. Regular length sportcoats have never gone out of style, and they never will.


  27. Szuhuei

    February 16, 2010 at 11:50 am

    who is this cute gal that keeps appearing on your blog lately?

  28. FlashFash

    February 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Totally love it! Such a classic.

  29. Monika Poppy

    February 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

    yes to red lips!

    Love from M POPPY

  30. tgc

    February 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

    wow! i love the use of the colours! i love how the cardigan is inside the trousers. the belt is stylish.

  31. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    February 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    She's lovely – very casual and chic.

  32. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    i'm happy to see bold lips coming back. i kept wearing my red lipstick all through the pale lip trend!

  33. Abbie B-C

    February 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Hello there.

    You know what I would much appreciate? Some amazing advice from your wonderful self.

    When you go out to snap shots of strangers, do they all let you? How do you address a person? What do you say to get them to allow you to photograph them?

    I would like to, but I'm not that ballsy just yet.

    I love this post and I think your blog is incredible.

    Please check by mine. I have seen your blog title everywhere, and to have feedback from you would be very nice indeed.

    xx A xx

  34. Anna Marie

    February 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    this woman looks like a savvy traveler… something about the sport coat, red lips, and hat combined create this wonderful sense of adventure. i think we all need to start dressing more like this.

  35. taryn

    February 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Beautiful photo. Love the tweed with the stripes and the lips! Pretty.

    ~taryn xx

  36. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    HEAR HEAR on the regular-length blazer for women. I thought I was the only weirdo who doesn't like my jackets "cute". The one she has on is a beauty indeed.

    thanks for another great shot!

  37. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    looks more like milan or paris than NYC. and i guess it was warm enough that wear that yesterday!

  38. Frenzy Mind

    February 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Oh I adore her tailored look:D The red lipstick is perfect…ooh she looks beautiful…

  39. Ina

    February 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    this really is a refreshing look

  40. Sparkling Ruby

    February 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    love love love… i, too, am so over the puff-sleeved twill little jacket we see over and over at chain stores…thanks sartorialist!

  41. Break

    February 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    jacket is best!

  42. UrbanRagg

    February 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    We've seen that hat before . . .
    Great look . . . love how the textures and subdued tones contrast w/ the bold stripes

  43. VOID

    February 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I am in love with this! Want want want! I even love the red lipstick stain on the coffee cup hah!


  44. hypnotic

    February 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I really think it depends on the fit of the blazer and the ampleness of the wearer. If you have hips and a butt, it's not easy to find the right jacket. Lot's of women wear the shorter jackets because they may have a smaller waist in proportion to their bottom half and want to emphasize that smallness.

    I personally thought the DB suit was awful on the model, it overpowered her, which made me dislike it immensely. Now the three piece suit. LOVED IT!

  45. coque

    February 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    A 20´s girl in Paris??

    Loooove the old styles

  46. 82Brute

    February 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    In a world where femininity has come to be equated with fake breasts threatening to break free not only from the garment, but from the owners' own body, it's refreshing to see this reminder that we don't need to be over exposed to be stylish and attractive. The greats knew this–Coco Chanel, Katherine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Babe Paley–and used this to great effect. She looks self possessed and comfortable in her skin while still showing some style. Well done.

  47. john benjamin pritchett

    February 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I'm sure there's many "Annie Hall" references but I love this look! So casual and carefree. Killer red lipstick-outstanding!

  48. Lore.

    February 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

  49. Lisa

    February 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Scott, you capture so much in every photo. In addition to her great outfit, look at that clear white skin and red lips, makes the picture pop.

  50. Alice Olive

    February 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I love this ensemble. The sailor-stripes, the charcoal V of her cardi, the thin tan belt and the traditional sportscoat colour/fabric. Love it. An ever-so-slightly more tailored Annie Hall.

  51. Fleur d'air

    February 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm

  52. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    i dont think its a bad thing that corporate attorneys aren't always in the know about current trends in fashion. i'm glad my attorney never showed up to work with studs and spikes coming out of her shoulder pads. nor would i like to see her dressed up as an english school girl, knee highs and all. she studied the law, not patterns and proportions *gasp*

  53. Johanna Urban

    February 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    She looks adorble!!! Love her red lips!!!


  54. Angela

    February 16, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Love the hat! Where can I find one like it in Los Angeles?

  55. Francesca

    February 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    hahha im an aspiring attorney (1st year law student) and i totally agree with you. my friends and I always pick on the teachers for their outfits!


    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  56. Graham I. Haynes

    February 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    If this is your evidence that women should go long again, well, you make a strong case :)


  57. Prutha

    February 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    u put red lips on anyone and i will love it!! nice jacket too


  58. Natalie

    February 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful! That's what I call style. She reminds me a of Annie Hall. So pretty!

  59. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    this is too cute! i specially love the belt and the red lipstick!

  60. The Photodiarist

    February 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Lovely photo, as always. With respect to your commentary, do you mean a cropped jacket when you say 'short-waited' jacket? And may I ask respectfully why you've busted on corporate attorneys? Having many friends who belong to that profession, I have to say that there is nothing wrong with conservative dress in what sounds like an ultra-serious and conservative business. For that matter, aren't designers guilty of fashion faux pas for continuing to design cropped jackets? Including Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Sonia Rykiel, Brioni and Miu Miu? There shouldn't be rules in fashion. A cropped/short-waisted jacket can look wonderful on some just as a longer waisted jacket can completely overwhelm another.

  61. Lucas Jones

    February 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    thank you!

  62. bolero

    February 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    She's wearing a man's sportcoat, that's why the length is different. The buttons are on the right side.

  63. Agnes

    February 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Love her overall look

  64. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Sartorialist, you are on fire these days!…..Thank you so much for all the inspiration, pleasure, and flexing of the observational muscle–
    from a podunk de-lurker in the burbs.

  65. Lady Danger

    February 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm

  66. julie

    February 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    hey scott,
    do you have a picture of the deep back vents?
    i'd like to see.

  67. Erin

    February 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I love that my friend Natasha is on your blog twice in two days. I've seen her closet. It's enviable.

  68. MEO

    February 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm


  69. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    No, those short-waisted jackets are great! Long may the live. A different statement and utility from this kind of look, but very flattering and useful in you're a corporate attorney, or any kind of grown-up, who wants to look professional and also like a woman. A girl's wardrobe is not a zero-sum game, dear sartorialist.

  70. AnonymousJK

    February 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    It's Annie Hall circa 2010. This time around she's more modern and really rocking that red lipstick! Pucker up boys, here comes Annie!

  71. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I get what you're saying, but what if you're 5 feet tall and under 100 lbs. Regular length sportcoats make me look like I've been playing in mommy's closet….

  72. Gracie

    February 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I'm in love with her red lips… and the fact that you can see the lipstick stain on her coffee cup in the shot :) Your little details are unbeatable.

  73. betsy and iya

    February 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I've always wanted a real deal sportcoat. it is a bit tough though for us tall, full-figured ladies. I think I end up looking a bit frump in the ones I've tried. After this post though, I am DETERMINED to find the perfect one for me and my baboom boom curves. Portland vintage—here I come! xo~betsy

  74. Pink Lemonade

    February 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Very Annie Hall, love it!

  75. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    LOVE this look,
    this is style, not contrived, she wears the clothes, they make her look wonderful

  76. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm


  77. Jack Daniel

    February 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Woah, such a perfect outfit.

  78. Nancy

    February 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I'd never think to mix crisp stripes, charcoal wool, and tan tweed. Oh, and that hat is precious.

    Just love. love, love this site Scott!

  79. Sabine

    February 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Sportcoat? Never heard that expression. (Will have to look it up in my new fashion dictionary). But the jacket is certainly great.

  80. Ivan McK

    February 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Adorable look…and yes, regular length coats are definitely a good look.


  81. -h

    February 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    gosh i dislike the cropped jackets too. she is cute as a button, but still sophisticated, a grown up cute.

  82. 'Lee

    February 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    She looks amazing, so sophisticated and chic.
    She also looks like an old movie star.

    Theory of a fashion victim

  83. no-more-wire-hangers

    February 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    it shows the little things really make an outfit. just the way that belt hangs….great!

  84. l´habitué

    February 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I would love to have some tea with this woman.


  85. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    what do you have against corporate attorneys? we probably make up a large part of the few who can actually afford the clothes pictured on this site! everything can be done right

  86. Sara

    February 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm


  87. Ocean in Between

    February 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    everything about her is so perfect! from hat to the belt, from color to patterns, so very sophisticated really! plus she is incredibly pretty.

    Gosh I'm darn jealous!

  88. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Ooh, yes! As an attorney, I have to chime in–there are way too many women wearing tiny short-waisted things. Let me keep my long ones, please! Pendletons are favorites for me–I have a gorgeous wool one with burgundy pinstripes, and those lovely deeeeeep back vents that Scott loves so much (so just come to Philly, Scott! ;) )

  89. Tokyo Girl

    February 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Yes, sportcoats! Love them. I can't wait to start wearing jackets again.. so tired to the long coat!

  90. Thuy

    February 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    love love red lips

  91. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    you're right that the return of the long blazer is a blessing

  92. ADJ

    February 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    She is absolutely adorable. I love the colors, the lipstick, everything about this sings Annie Hall in 2010.


  93. Runway Reviews

    February 17, 2010 at 12:25 am

    great look, brow belt and narrow seems to be a new trend for spring!

  94. thwany

    February 17, 2010 at 12:33 am

    i love her lipstick on the cup of coffee

  95. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 12:52 am

    This is a great look, though I have never heard the word "sportcoat" applied to women's clothing.

  96. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I totally agree with this comment:
    "I've never cared for those "shrunken jackets" that have been around the past couple of years. Tall women look dorky in them. Give me a good old blazer like this one any day/any year-don't care if it's 'in style' or not."

    As a tall 50+ woman, my best source of great-looking, longer, vintage jackets is a local charity boutique. Your inspiring blog helped me realize that clothing that fits & flatters me does not have to be brand new to have style.

  97. Cecylia

    February 17, 2010 at 1:37 am

    They certainly don't make clothes like they used to! I love tweed.

  98. bird of light

    February 17, 2010 at 1:42 am


  99. Quirkygirl

    February 17, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Love it!
    The blazer is awesome!!!


  100. Diane

    February 17, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Great style and attitude,but what's up with that hand, is it her's? Looks so strange…


  101. U-NI-TY

    February 17, 2010 at 3:28 am

    We love that feminine-masculine outfit. Really nice!

  102. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 3:55 am

    This woman looks like the one from Feb. 14th…18th St., NYC, in blue and blacks. Perhaps the same stylish femme?

  103. lungi

    February 17, 2010 at 4:04 am

    hahahaha.im wearing one of those horrid little jackets today! gut i swear mine is super cute!

  104. Lou

    February 17, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Natasha who? Who is she, what does she do? We need to know, Scott.

    Everything about this look is great, including the lengthy belt, which corresponds beautifully with the jacket, and the black and white stripes (announcing spring).

    I think I may have said so the other day, but this to me is American style at its very best.

    Sure she isn't Garance's little sis?

  105. Cobalt Violet

    February 17, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Simply Adorable. Love the red lips and the cute hat and jacket … the touch of spring coming with the stripes …

  106. Writeontherocks

    February 17, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Love colors and her jacket. She looks so fresh.

  107. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 4:53 am

    is that a steven alan jacket? and i could swear i have a belt from topshop that looks just like that

  108. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Me too, totally agree that longer jackets are back again and work better for the casual/sporty style. Short length jackets can be ultra feminine, but I most prefer them worn with pencil skirt and very slim, but not each woman feels confortable or can wear that. So glad to have the blazers back, AND sholder pads!

  109. Joanna Roman

    February 17, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Lovely example of feminine, chic, parisian alike charming woman!

    Great, effortless style – beautifuly bringing into light her attributes!

  110. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Fabulous looking woman.
    Fabulous photo
    Fabulous jacket.
    Couldn't agree with you more on the styling of the jackets.

  111. Closet full of hopes and dreams

    February 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I LOVE her! And I totally agree. That length is so much more flattering for most women. Plus it looks efforless and SO chic!


  112. giajones

    February 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Uber chic, a style to steal & make my own, now just need to find a jacket as beautiful !

  113. Kathleen

    February 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Oh yes, I scream to the mountain tops. Yes! She is perfection. Nice to see a young one so well put together and completely uncontrived. Although I am sure she did carefully put this look together, this would go unnoticed by most. To me, her looks has the slightest 80's "relaxed couture" look to it. Love the skinny belt left to hang down. Perfection! I spend a lot of time looking for men's type tweed jackets, love them. You are right about the Jackets Scott.

  114. goisabelgo

    February 17, 2010 at 10:27 am

    The Jean Paul Gautier style is back!
    Navy Spripes until you drop! Drop! Drop!
    Vivid up the ensemble with toasted yellow and camel and you will have the look of the day!

    NTE: Don't forget the palpitating red.

  115. CockneySparrow

    February 17, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Ab fab. Adorable. I covet such effortless style – it's definately a talent!!

  116. Sarah. R.

    February 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    This look is fantastic – classic fabrics, classic cuts, classic colors, and an excellent sense for layering them together in a way that makes it all look fresh and still decidedly feminine. I love it!


  117. darlene

    February 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I like the new longer jacket lengths too. Those cropped ones always made me look like a box.

  118. ISH

    February 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I love this!.
    I sold a Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair suit for men to a stunning woman today. It looked great on her, not to bulky but just right.


  119. Laura

    February 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    She reminds me of Norah Jones, don't you get the same feeling?

    kisses! :)

  120. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Such a cool material- I love the olde-english look of it all.

  121. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Please, you feature too many beautiful people. Non-models walk the streets, too. But, hey, if you're surrounded by models 24 hours a day…..

  122. Anonymous

    February 18, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Lovely look, very Margaret Howell. She is wearing quite masculine clothes in a very soft, cute way, a hard thing to achieve while looking so uncontrived.

  123. laphil

    February 18, 2010 at 11:38 am

    In defense of corporate attorneys, it is really difficult to find great suits – SO HAPPY to see Marc's take, I will be first in line for those. But it isn't as easy as it looks to walk the corporate/fashion line.

  124. Anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Oh, she has to be French! wonderful

  125. eugenie dalland

    February 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    WHAT is her story?

  126. Ron

    February 19, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Oh. Concur entirely. Lose the oversize. Now, let's shrink the ridiculous bags!

  127. Mr Sartorial

    February 20, 2010 at 12:38 am

    countryside, Paris, 1942……lovely

  128. christine

    February 20, 2010 at 5:26 am

    that's an extremely chic look!!!

  129. andeh

    February 20, 2010 at 5:54 am

    this woman is so beautiful and so beautifully dressed :)

  130. ali

    February 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    so so beautiful. Very Chanel, I think. I haven't yet been able to find a belt like that..

  131. 82Brute

    February 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Ali,
    Pretty sure the belt is J. Crew's equestrian belt, which just went on sale for $29.50. http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/accessories/belts/PRDOVR~19170/19170.jsp

    J.Crew also did a very Chanel inspired blazer, the herring bone school boy blazer, black with cream trim. I have one and love it (and if you can find one in your size, I think those are also on sale now.) I will never be able to afford Chanel, but I love to pretend I'm channeling Ms. Coco now and then.

  132. Daniela Kaemmerer

    February 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Beautiful! Does anyone have an idea where I can get a blazer like that?

  133. Miriam Parkman

    February 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    This is a lovely shot!
    Her style is so perfectly comfortable and stylish; it looks like she's Marlene Dietrich's granddaughter or something. The red lips make the cherry of the cake!

    I totally agree with you as well about the regular length jackets; it feels so much more stylish when every teenage girl in town has a silky waistlength jacket in their closet.
    There's nothing more cool than a woman in perfect 30s/40s hair, a blouse with a tie or scarf, a vest or knitted cardigan, high waisted slacks or a long pencilskirt and on top of that; an open regular length sportscoat.
    I get chills all over!

  134. Anonymous

    February 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    where's the marc jacob's one??


  135. See Your Style

    March 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

    I love how she channeled Annie Hall without being contrived or too literal about it. Who needs baggy khakis and a tie anyway?


  136. Anonymous

    April 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    OK, this dates me, but I had a hacking jacket in green tweed that I loved, about thirty years ago. I wish they'd bring hacking jackets back. This looks like one.

  137. 82Brute

    April 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    A hacking jacket! It dates you and places you firmly in the equestrian world. I had one, too, but I only wore it at the barn. Wish I still had it!

  138. deckert

    November 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    It’s onerous to find knowledgeable folks on this subject, however you sound like you realize what you’re speaking about! Thanks

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