27 December 2009 – Stylish Sisters

December 27th, 2009 § 10 comments

27 December 2009 – Stylish Sisters, originally uploaded by academichic.


On P.:
Light green sweater – Banana Republic
Cream skirt – Banana Republic
Silver belt – JCrew
Silver flats – Antonio Meloni, borrowed from mom

On E.:
Cardigan – Pretty Please, from Marshalls
Belt – Gap Outlet
Teal nursing tank – Old Navy
Denim pencil skirt – Banana Republic Factory
Blue tights – Target
Wedges – thrifted
Wooden hoops – Wet Seal

On L.:
Dark green shirt – Gap
Tweed skirt – Ann Taylor Loft
Riding boots – Banana Republic Factory
Tights – Banana Republic

On H.:
Pink sweater – Gap
Skirt – Ann Taylor Loft Outlet
Boots – Naturalizer Outlet
Necklace – American Eagle

End Notes:

(For those keeping track of my 14 days, 1 bag effort, I wore 4+6+8+20+black ankle pants — a last-minute packing squeeze — on Christmas day and 7+11+13+17+19 to the movies yesterday.)

Having grown up with three younger brothers, I have an extra measure of appreciation for the style-benefits of hanging out with my sisters-in-law. My sisters-in-law have been featured here before, but never all in a single photograph!

My sisters-in-law have mastered the art of clean, classic style and adapted it to suit their particular bodies and seasons in life. H. (on the far right) is a college freshman and she capitalizes on her height with a short skirt — with pockets! — and mid-calf wedge boots for a look that is on-trend while still referencing timeless pieces.

L. (in the middle), who is a junior in college, mixes her classic tweed skirt with her (new as of Christmas!) flat riding boots. L. has the fairest coloring and curviest figure of the sisters, and she has learned early how to choose the best hues and shapes to flatter herself.

P. (on the far left, holding baby e.) is wearing what she terms her “new teacher” outfit. Indeed, her light blue green sweater, full cream skirt, and silver accessories are a crisp take on classic shapes. I met P. when she was a freshman in college when I was her R.A. and ever since then she has been my example of how tailored, timeless style need not be stuffy.

Meanwhile, I continue my traveling capsule wardrobe iterations by belting this usually open, swinging cardigan closed and blousing it for volume to balance my hips.

27 December 2009 – Stylish Sisters, originally uploaded by academichic.

27 December 2009 – Stylish Sisters, originally uploaded by academichic.

§ 10 Responses to 27 December 2009 – Stylish Sisters"

  1. Leia says:

    Oh so pretty! P’s outfit is my favorite :)

  2. [...] seeing A’s and E’s posts from yesterday really made me wish I had sisters. Being an only child is no fun. I hope [...]

  3. jentine says:

    All your clothes have a very classic and stylish aesthetic… such a beautiful group!

  4. Diana says:

    What a wonderful family! I love how you belted that swing cardigan. And baby E just keeps getting more adorable.

  5. Sal says:

    What a gorgeous group of gals you are!

  6. Sal says:

    Oh, and baby e is getting so BIG!

  7. A-C says:

    Aww you all look so cute! This makes me miss my younger sister though :/

  8. Julia says:

    You girls all look gorgeous!! Love everyone’s style and how well it suits them. Though baby e just steals the show – he is soooooo adorable!!!

  9. Maeghan says:

    Love the family posts! And everybody’s so beautiful!

  10. Kari says:

    What a gorgeous, stylish bunch of sisters. In laws or no, your matching, full smiles and awesome skirts are all gorgeous. I love the mixture of neutral tones between your various outfits.

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