The Extra Long Blazer

I found this blazer amongst the sale racks at Zara this past week. My thought process at stores fast-fashion as compared to other brands, is always, “buy now, think later” because you never know if you will ever see it again. Plus, it’s always great to see things in your own mirror with other items that you own.

Zara Blazer / J.Crew Silk Blouse / Ann Taylor Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater / Zara Jeans /  Zara Boots / Le Chateau Ring / Aritzia Hat (similar).
 

I love the idea of this extra long blazer, but I’m starting to think it falls at somewhat of an awkward length on my 5’1 frame. Either a bit shorter or a bit longer would be more flattering. I will have to mull this over a while longer to be sure whether or not I’m going to keep it.

Winter Favorites

An outfit wearing my favorite things as of late and a briefcomment about this Equipment Cashmere sweater. I am always apprehensive about buying expensive cashmere. Cashmere isn’t what it used to be, and you could be shelling out a lot of $$ for not so great cashmere. I have read tons of reviews on Equipment cashmere, but I wasn’t totally convinced about the quality. I found this particular Sloane crewneck sweater at Nordstrom’s for approximately $100, which I didn’t think was too bad if the quality wasn’t all there. Overall, it is soft, and the fit is a bit oversized on my petite frame, but I am finding that it pills…even before it has been washed. It’s not horrible pilling, but pilling nonetheless. I am happy I didn’t pay full price for it, but I continue the hunt for a great quality cashmere sweater. On the other hand, I love the color contrast between this merlot-colored sweater and the camel blazer!

Thoughts

J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt / Zara Super Skinny Ripped Denim  / Alexander Wang Gabi Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel  / Topshop Rings

Can you believe we are approaching the end of 2014?! It seems rather surreal and I think I need some time to reflect on what I have / haven’t done this past year. I think I may be getting to a phase in my life where it’s starting to really become important to me as to whether I have achieved the goals I had set out for myself when I was younger. Of course, I have to accept that we don’t all follow the “standard” path that our culture may have set out for us, and well , to put it bluntly, sh!t happens and things always don’t go as planned. However, I am also not content with sitting around (whether intentionally or not) while the world passes me by. Anyone else feel this way this time of year?

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