something borrowed, something blue

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blazer: stolen from my little brother circa 2000 (similar) // tee: Old Navy // skirt: LOFT Outlet (similar 1, similar 2) // shoes: LuLu*s // necklace: J.Crew (similar)

photos by Briley Noel

I know we're all supposed to be talking about shopping smarter; spending time planning and considering our purchases is supposed to help us get more use out of our closet. But, if I'm being honest, this tweed skirt impulse buy was such a good choice. I guess what it comes down to is knowing the rest of my closet well enough to know that this was a fun piece that would fit right in among the teal, berry, navy, and grey I'm wearing this season. In case you missed it, here's how I wore it last time and the time before.

As a side note, I hope I never have to retire this navy blazer. I'll never find one that fits me as well. If you've been around here for a while then you already know this, but I borrowed it from my brother sometime in the early 2000s after he wore it for his second grade consecration at our synagogue, and then I just never gave it back. Someday I'll have to do a Who Wore It Better post.


  1. You are so lucky this blazer still fits you! I've had some pretty baller blazers over the years, and it always feel like I "grow out" of them really quickly. Like they're the first thing I have to rotate out of my closet when I gain any weight or my body changes shape at all. I basically don't wear blazers at all anymore due to that fact, even though I love them. I love the blue tights! I owned a pair back in college (they might still be lurking around somewhere, now that I think about it), but I never felt like they looked right with anything on me. Definitely going to revisit that look!


  2. Love this. The burgundy flats are just perfect with the blue tones.

  3. I just love that your favorite blazer is borrowed from your brother. It's unique. No one else will ever have it. That skirt was a great impulse buy. I love tweet.

  4. I love that you stole it from your brother! I'm sure it looks better on you anyway! Love the tweed skirt! It's great when impulse buys turn into things you can't imagine your closet without!

  5. I had a white tux jacket I thrifted that was amazing! Years of wear lead me to say good bye but I still miss it!


  6. Nothing wrong with an impulse buy every once and a while, especially when it is so cute


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