It’s been a while

You all haven’t seen me in a work dress in a while, huh? That’s because I haven’t put one on in a LOOONNGG time.

I had an idea for an outfit, but what resulted was something totally different than what I initially envisioned in my head (it’s still fairly warm here in DC if you’re wondering why there are no tights yet):

DSC09632_2 DSC09652_2 DSC09664_2Zara Blazer/ Banana Republic Sheath / Ann Taylor Signature Pumps / Adrienne Vittadini, inherited from my late grandmother / Forever21 Ring / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / ASOS Double-wrap Leather Belt 

This Zara blazer is one of my favorites in my closet right now. I bought it out of necessity a few months back when I went home to Toronto for a friend’s wedding and realized that I had forgotten to pack a blazer or a coat to wear over my dress. D’oh! I needed some sort of black cover-up around the $100 mark and this fit the bill. I love how just a bit of the lapel is blue so it can only be seen when it’s folded down, and how I can pop the collar and it suddenly looks like a different jacket. I do wish, however, that there was some sort of button closure to hold it closed. I think I may add a small hook-and-eye myself.

Any good finds this Black Friday? I bought a bunch of things, but I think they might all be going back. Lots to return this coming week! Maybe I’ll have better luck tomorrow (Cyber Monday).


  1. The Girlie Blogger November 27, 2011

    Oh nice! Love the belted blazer look. And what a wonderful idea with the scarf. It’s like a tie…but it’s a scarf.

  2. Petite LG November 27, 2011

    I thought you wore 2 different blazers…lol. It’s very unique indeed. I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday. My parents told me there weren’t any great deals at all. Regarding my DIY skirt, I did make a few mistakes while doing it. Good thing the skirt didn’t cost that much. I hope to get better with my next one.

  3. Michelle November 27, 2011

    This is great!!  That double-wrap belt is great with the jacket! I love those purchases that we are forced to make on trips!  Sometimes I under-pack for that reason! 🙂

  4. Kileen November 27, 2011

    i love the pop of color from the scarf and you look so profresh here!  and the double-wrap leather belt is great over the blazer!

    cute & little   

  5. Really Petite November 30, 2011

    You look really sophisticated Cher! How did you tie your scarf like that? Show us please. 🙂

  6. Cher November 30, 2011

    Haha. It’s actually just a regular knot tied very very loosely! I think it’s the pattern of the scarf that makes it look like it’s tied fancier than it actually is.

  7. Irene Tran December 2, 2011

    That scarf is so pretty. I couldn’t tell it was leopard until I saw it in your description!

  8. Helen December 2, 2011

    WOW! That’s a power suit, I must say. Awesome outfit.


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