The White Jacket

I’ve been on the hunt for a great statement blazer the last few months. Something a little different, and something in a color other than black. I’ve been reading around the internet about how people can’t get enough of their white blazer, so I decided to take the plunge with this Zara tuxedo-style blazer for $89.50:

DSC03139_2 DSC03123_2 DSC03122_2Zara Blazer / Club Monaco Alesia Silk Shirt / Paige Premium Denim Verdugo Jeggings / Belle by Sigerson Morrison Verena Flats / Forever21 Spiked Tribal Necklace / Forever21, Material Girl Bracelet

At first it sort of felt like I was wearing a lab coat, but when I got over that initial feeling, I do like it and it is of decent quality. I like the structured shoulder and the shape of the lapel. The only real issues I have with it is that although it fits my shoulders, it is too big in the waist when buttoned up. Also, now that I look at these photos, it also looks a bit too long. Ideally, I would prefer that the jacket be an inch or two shorter so not to shorten the look of my legs. Otherwise, the jacket looks really great thrown over a pair of jeans for casual wear, but I’m not so sure I’m going to get a whole lot of wear out of it now that summer temps seem to be creeping upon us here in D.C.. I think this may have to go back and I’ll have to suspend my blazer search until Fall approaches once again.

Should I keep the blazer or just return it for something that I think will get more wear?


Bad a$$

I’m going through a major rocker chic phase in my casual wear right now (which will all end abruptly when the D.C. humidity begins to rear it’s ugly head). It’s a direct result of two items I purchased over the winter holidays: My Rich & Skinny Wax-Coated Jeggings and my Ash Virgin Leather Sneakers. These two items have taken over my wardrobe and everything is styled around them. There’s been a lot outfits like this:

DSC02562_2 DSC02569_2 DSC02536_2Denim: Rich & Skinny Wax Coated Legacy Jeggings /  Ash Virgin Sneakers Michael Kors Runway Watch / Le Chateau Ring / AE Favorite T (similar here) / J.Crew Keeper Chambray / Talula by Aritizia Exeter Blazer / Rayban Aviators

My observant readers might notice that I lost a button on my blazer half way through my photo shoot. =/

I get a lot of stares when wear these two items together. Actually, the shoes themselves generate a lot of attention (a completely unexpected reaction when I purchased them). But worn with these jeggings, I get a lot of “looks”. I’m not sure if it’s “WTH IS SHE WEARING?!” or “Damn, that’s cool.” I’d like to believe that it’s the latter, but I don’t really know, nor do I really care. I just feel totally bad a$$.

Have you ever purchased an item that was a total “game-changer”–an item that completely affected your style (for good or bad) or found yourself constantly planning all your outfits around it? I’d love to hear about it!


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Zara Blazer /  H&M Chiffon Cross-over top / Zara Sheath skirt / Falke Pure Matt 50 Denier / Marc Fisher Kevins /Michael Kors Runway Watch 

I found this sleeveless houndstooth chiffon-type cross-over top at H&M quite a few months back. I took it with me into the fitting room and when I put it on, it was just “meh”. But I had walked into the store wearing a blazer and had a thought that I should put it on over top to see what it would look like. Voila. Instant chic. Goes to show that it pays to be creative even in the fitting room.

The skirt is just a touch too long to be worn with these boots. If the boots were black or if the skirt was a bit shorter it would give the illusion of a longer leg. Here, I just insisted on wearing these boots with the rest of this outfit and hoped that no one noticed that I looked extra short today.

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