|blazer: thrifted (originally Banana Republic) // jeans: Gap // shoes: Target (really, really old) // belt: Target|
In high school, I thought I would grow up to be a blazer and jeans kind of girl. I was on the speech and debate team, so it was not uncommon for me to rock my favorite pair of jeans with the top half of my suit. Unfortunately, I'm shaped like a twelve year old boy, so blazers have never been as good a look on me as I imagined in my head. Luckily, I rediscovered skirts and dresses the second semester of freshman year of college, which are millions of times more flattering on me.
However, I never got the image of my dream blazer out of my head. Something checked, in a heavy material, in a olive-y hue, with a super-cinched waistline, and big round buttons...and maybe some pockets. Definitely something Spencer Hastings would wear. I've searched high and low for this blazer. I've tried on many a jacket in thrift stores and every Gap I've ever walked into and never been able to find one that meets all of my criteria. (Of course my dream blazer probably lives in the racks of J.Crew, but I don't have a J.Crew income to buy said blazer.)
I've had so much fun planning outfits with my new blazer. The olive wool and dark plum lining are the perfect neutral colors to go with so many pieces I already own. This definitely isn't the most exciting outfit I could have put together with my new favorite item, but I'm so excited to be able to rock a biz-cas look that fits my personality and my body.
So what do you want to see my paid the blazer with next? I'm really excited about dress/blazer looks, so throw out some color pallet ideas and I'll start planning!