I guess it’s the perfect time of year to break out these J.Crew Double-Serge Wool skirts that I have. As soon as winter rolls around, I have absolutely no desire to wear skirts; I much prefer trousers where I can slip on some thick tights or leggings underneath. Our summer wasn’t exactly the warmest this year, so I’m not thrilled about the pending winter which is not so far away. Who knew the polar vortex wasn’t going to limit itself to the winter months?? I was so disappointed I actually found myself craving the hot, sticky D.C. summer. Yup, I said it. I miss hot and sticky weather. Grass is always greener, right?
Like many women who love fashion, fall is THE season. I have already picked up a few things, but so far the two pieces that I have promptly fallen in love with are my new J.Crew Regent Blazer and Aritzia Peyton Silk Blouse in large herringbone pattern.
I almost always wear my blazers with the collar turned up, so when I saw this Regent blazer, I knew I had to give it a try. The length is a bit long like a boyfriend blazer, which I love. And the other most important detail: the sleeves! The last few years J.Crew has been making their blazers with a bracelet-length cut and it was just a bit too short to not find annoying. This season, they finally decided to lengthen them and I’m thrilled. They’ve been lengthened about half an inch from this Double-Serge Wool Blazer I purchased a few years ago. Half an inch doesn’t sound like a lot, but I certainly feel the difference. I purchased this in camel, since I have yet to own a blazer in this color, but I love it so much I am also tempted to get it in black, grey, and red!
As I was documenting this outfit for this post, I realized that it is essentially the same outfit that I posted here, but added a blazer and changed the shoes. I love that.