Though I don’t live on the East Coast, or consider my style very preppy, or happen to be wearing this as I tramp down an autumn leaf strewn country lane, this look really hits all those notes.
I decided to bust out this blazer one last time before I packed it away for the summer. Unlike the flat drawing, it is a purpley burgundy (like the photo) corduroy. This fabric is interesting because it almost seems to shimmer as you move because the under color is lighter orangey burgundy (like the drawing). And it has elbow patches! Elbow patches! How very professorish of me!
I wore it with the teal sweater and not finding any necklace that really worked I decided on this scarf, which happened to have almost the same color teal in it. I am secretly happy when something matches so well.
This outfit is a completely new combination of pieces and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Isn’t it funny how you can have pieces in your closet for year and never think about wearing them together?
Shirt/Light Sweater: Martin & Osa, ’09
Blazer: Express, ’05
Jeans: Guess by Marciano, ’10
Boots: Gifted, ’07
Scarf: Gifted, H&M, ’09
I woke up this morning and it was incredibly dreary out. Cold and gray and having rained the night before, wet. What is this weather? The end of March and it’s still cool and gross. Okay, I’ll stop complaining as I know most of you reading this are just beginning to see the first signs of spring and here I am wanting full-blown summer.
I decided boots and jeans were in order and threw on a coat as I walked out the door. Of course the day I wear a coat it turns sunny and warm by mid afternoon.
Grey Military Coat (no drawing): H&M, ’09
Periwinkle Shirt: Limited, ’10
Cropped Jeans: J Brand, ’09
Boots: Rockport, ’10
Scarf: Pier 1 Imports (Yes, I know, it’s a strange place to buy clothes but I had a gift certificate I needed to use up.)
Filed under Spring, Winter
Where did spring go? Back to something warm. Now that my closet edit is done for Spring Summer I feel safe enough to try out some of those 30-30 pieces again.
I found this scarf that I permanently borrowed from my Mom but never have gotten around to wearing. Another item that will feel too wintery in a few weeks. I loved how the color palette matched the red boots. This outfit is so basic, just the jean skirt, the plain black sweater and tights but the accessories really kept it from feeling boring (like that one did).
Pulling off the whole scarf look again, and after my sisters comments (see comments after linked post) that a scarf need not feel “stewardessy” I tried to wear it with confidence. Somewhere I read this inspiring quote, “You can change your clothes as many times as it takes to feel right, but once you walk out the door you need to rock it, because it’s confidence that really make the whole thing work.”
Sweater: Banana Republic, ’10
Jean Skirt: H&M, ’03
Boots: Miz Mooz via Nordstroms, ’10
Filed under Spring, Winter
Gone for the weekend, so packing light. Didn’t realize how cold the weather was going to be, so spent most of the weekend in the black blazer and scarf. I think this white shirt may be the 30-30 winner for most used item!