Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Debut of the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter


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Blazer- J. Crew | Shirt –  Forever 21 | Jeans – Express | Boots – Old Navy via Threadflip (similar) | Bracelet – Gift


Back in October I started following Franish’s blog when she featured me on her Behind the Blog series.  One of the first things she wore that I fell in love with was the metallic polka dot top from Forever 21.  Amazingly, even though Forever 21 has a super fast turn-over of the items in their stores this top was still available (and continues to be so!) so I snatched one up for myself in November.  And seeing her pair it with the navy J. Crew blazer just solidified my need for a navy blazer.





Which is odd, because, as I’ve mentioned, I never thought I was one to wear navy.  But sometime in 2012 I decided I wanted a navy blazer.  But perhaps you know how it is.  You fall in love with something and none of the knock-offs are quite up to par.  You could settle but you keep holding out, just waiting for that miracle to happen and your dream boat to fall into your lap.

And although I feel a little bit guilty for asking my dad and my husband to splurge on me for my birthday, I ended up with my dream blazer.  Aside from my wedding dress and my Cole Haan boots this blazer is the most expensive item I’ve ever owned.  And I have a feeling it will be around for a long, long time.

Because, as I mentioned a few Fridays ago, I’ve decided to embrace my current preppy phase.  And what’s more preppy than a navy blazer with gold buttons?  Of course, a true prepster would probably pair this outfit with some boat shoes or something but I also fell in love with the idea of glitter-embellished ankle boots.  Not sure why.  So, yes, preppy but with a bit of spunk.

And that’s how we like it.


Linking up with:  Two Thirty Five Designs Casual Fridays | Texas Lovebirds Copycat Linkup | Long Distance Loving Friday’s Fancies | Modly Chic Fashion Beauty Friend Friday | Work Clothes, I Suppose

The IT List for January 18th

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter


  • DahliaLynn makes fabulous jewelry and is sharing with us how some of her customers are styling one of her most popular items! Pop over to check out this cute bauble! (find DahliaLynne on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation is bringing the turtleneck back and sporting it stylishly by layering and pairing it with a chic skirt! She nailed it! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best has an obsession with patterned pants and picked up a new pair on the cheap! Head over to find out where she found these fun trousers and how she styled them! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • Loop Looks shares her go-to look when she is in a time crunch (snooze, anyone?)! The bonus? It feels like wearing pajamas! (find Look Looks on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic dresses down this week and is showing us her comfiest pair of jeans! Oh and they only cost her $8! Wow! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • From Carpools to Cocktails is rocking a chic sweatshirt with leather accents! The ultimate in comfy cute and perfect for moms! (find From Carpools to Cocktails on Twitter!)
  • Little Bit of Wo.We is breaking out of her shell and mixes a masculine shirt and feminine skirt for a look that is ready for work or a dinner out! So cute! (find Little Bit of Wo.We on Twitter!)
  • My Confidence + Me is taking a hint from the weather and dressing in blacks and grays – winter chic AND cozy! (find My Confidence + Me on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode looks impossibly chic in tulle and chambray for a friend’s bridal shower – a must see! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Live Work Style departs from her usual and adds a pop of vibrant color into her look to match the energy she is feeling in the new year! Love! (find Live Work Style on Twitter!)
  • Everything but Ordinary is making denim shorts look down right fabulous and the best part? You can rock them in the cold weather! (find Everything but Ordinary on Twitter!)
  • The Luxury Rehab recaps her favorite looks from the Golden Globes and also spots the trends that are taking us in to the new year! Lots of eye candy here! (find The Luxury Rehab on Twitter!)
  • Do You J.Crew? shows us tons of ways to style a pencil skirt – from casual to dressy and everything in between! A must have for every closet!
  • Sweetie Pie Style rounds up 5 pieces she has her eye on for spring and they are each under $25! Pop over to pick out your favorite wallet friendly treat! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is dying over the newest issue of Lonny and found tons of inspiration for an outfit and a room! Tons of great pieces to add to your home or your wardrobe! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
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