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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

blazer prep

Good morning! Continuing my week of embracing closet staples.
 I hope you are all on the same page as me, in that closet staples are staples because they help stretch the life of your fun, inexpensive, trendy pieces, but stand by you year after year.
Take this new J.Crew maxi skirt... I mixed up it by pulling the skirt up to my armpits to make it a jersey dress, and threw a closet staple on top... the blazer
done and done
Blazers are perfect year 'round, and during the summer months I find myself craving a simple white blazer, as well as light bright colors to throw over flimsy sundresses and shorts
I will take any of these colors to add to my basic blazer collection of white, navy & black
"old school pin" via Cosmopolitan April 2012 Issue
{ What I wore: J.Crew maxi skirt (similar here & here) // Urban Outfitters blazer (similar) // Kate Spade belt (I think I need this matching purse!) // Target wedges // House of Harlow bracelet }

Are blazers work horses in your closet like they are in mine?
What color blazer are you craving this season?
Happy hump day!
xx
Jessica

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! I love the belt!

    LesleyKim
     

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  2. I have been on the search for a more "spring appropriate" blazer. Light weight and maybe white or light pink. I wear blazers all the time. I don't do cardigans, actually. Blazers or nothing for me!!
    Hannah 

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  3. Such a good idea! I haven't even thought about that... I'll be staying tune for lots of closet staples as I start my new job and need some casual/cute things for work! Love keeping up with your blog :) Hope you're having a great week! 

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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  4. Um, how cute is your belt!?  Love the remix here with the skirt, it looks great with the blazer! You look fabulous as usual lady! :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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  5. Blazers in fun colors are the best. Forever21 actually has amazing colored/structured/open/closed blazers. I recommend it! I have one in red and one in black with great cuffable sleeves. :) Loving your style-ingenious outfit here.
    -kw, ladiesinnavy

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  6. I loooooove a good blazer!  But I can never seem to get myself to purchase one when I see them in the store.  I have a hard time visualizing what I'll wear it with.  Although that problem isn't limited to just blazers unfortunately...I feel like I need to bring pictures of everything in my closet so I know what I have to pair stuff with before I buy.  It's too hard trying to remember everything!

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  7. Great remix of the maxi!  I actually posted about my love for white blazers today too - so weird!  And those colorful ones in your pin are amazing, I'm dying for a great colored blazer!

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  8. LOVE your white blazer with that cute little belt!

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  9. Love this look! I'm pinning it so I remember to copy it :)

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  10. 7TwentySomethingsJune 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    This dress looks awesome on you! Love your belt as well! 

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  11. i love blazers - and this one is such a good fit! and that belt is oh so cute - i love metal belts like this one.

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  12. i LOVE it! you look gorgeous! i neeeeeeeed me a white blazer!

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  13. i have yet to try to belt a blazer and I need to.  Love this look!

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  14. I love how you belted the blazer...that's something I have to try out! I wear my white blazer pretty often, it just goes with everything :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  15. Such a cute look! Loving that blazer!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  16. Great outfit! I definitely have to try re-mixing my maxi like this :)



    Life Etc
     

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  17. Cause you look so cute in a blazer... I loved your look with a blazer and shorts this week!
    xx

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  18. Thanks dear! I can't wait to see what "new job" digs you pick up!
    xx

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  19. Ooh I love the sound of the red & black blazer!
    xx

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  20. That's what returns are for! Take it home, try to make 3-5 outfits with the pieces, if they are mixable, keep them, if not, back to the store they go!
    xx

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  21. Laura, I love your white blazer + blush skirt outfit! So chic. We were totally on the same wavelength!
    xx

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  22. Kacie! You are too sweet... it would be so surprising to see ME on Pinterest!
    xx

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  23. Thank you Katherine... I had my eye on this belt for forever... never thought I could love kissing armadillos so much!
    xx

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  24. Yay for sharing inspiration! Thank you lady!
    xx

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  25. I don't know how I ever lived without this white blazer! And belting them is so much fun!
    xx

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  26. I just thought of it and decided to give it a go! Spur of the moment fashion decision! 
    Thanks dear!
    xx

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  27. I love making skirts into dresses, it is a great way to make better use of your wardrobe. This skirt looks great as a dress. 

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  28. OMG! Love this Jess! I have a maxi skirt that I have also worn as a dress - but I never thought to put a blazer over it!  SO fun!

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  29. Gorgeous! That dress is so amazing.

    Angela @ The Lovely Cup

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  30. So cute and smart!  That skirt is so pretty and I love this series!

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  31. AfashionfixationJune 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Yay for another Tennessee girl!!!  Found your blog on The "IT" List!

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  32. Jennifer Choy1984June 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Brightly coloured blazers are my absolute favourite thing! Cute outfit!

    www.jenniferchoy.ca

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  33. hey there!  just found your blog through the IT List!  Yes, I do love me some blazers...but I can't seem to keep my white one as white as yours!  Looking forward to looking around and "getting to know you"!
    -Kristen
    The Mrs. and The Momma

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  34. Loving how you changed the skirt into a dress. I do this quite often. I'm new to your blog. I found you through 100 Inspiration.

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