Still trying to think up different ways to style this skirt that doesn’t look like I’m going to a formal dinner party.
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):
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).
If you’re wondering what the title of this post has anything to do with this outfit, the color of these Theory trousers are actually called “Sailor”. They are deep, deep navy. Almost black. In fact, I thought they were black until I took them to the cashier at TJ Maxx and realized under the lighting that it was actually blue. It reminded of when I was a child and my dad always asked me if his socks were black or blue because he could’t tell. I thought he was nuts. Apparently as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become nuts as well. Like father, like daughter.