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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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