Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mixing it Up with a Colored Blazer

I wear the heck out of my various black / gray / blue blazers so when I saw this rust-colored blazer at Gap a few months ago, I jumped on it.  When I got it home, I had a hard time thinking of what to wear with it.  Then I saw Sydney wear a similarly colored blazer and I decided that I needed to at least try something or it would just be a big waste of money.  (Thank you for inspiring me to wear this, Sydney!)

Can you believe it was 70 degrees today?!

Blazer:  Gap Tie Lapel Blazer, Sz 0
Top:  Old Navy Striped Tank, Sz M 
(I always size up at least 2 sizes for ribbed knits otherwise it makes my tummy pouch very conspicuous)
Skirt:  J. Crew Bell Skirt, Sz 2
Necklace:  Banana Republic
Ring:  Amrita Singh Shelter Island Ring (I HEART this ring!)
Bracelets:  Variety of gold bangles
Shoes:  Frye Joy Vintage Slide

How would you wear this blazer?

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  1. Rust with blue and gray is a great color combination. I don't know that I would think to put them together (I'd probably pair it with camels and beiges) but I think it looks great. Good to have my horizons expanded :) I also like the tie in the front of the jacket; it makes it unique.

    P.S - I would love to enter the giveaway but alas, I'm too tall :(

  2. my goodness, did you really just have a baby!?! i also love this color of blazer, although i dont know how to wear blazers in general!

  3. I heart your outfit. The front tie of the jacket is very unique. I'm glad you found my post useful and inspirational =)

  4. great styling. :) the jacket is very special and it looks like it can be worn so many ways. i love how you put it together though.

  5. you did a great job styling this blazer! the rust color is perfect against the navy stripes.

    cute & little

  6. Wow! I have never seen a tie lapel blazer! Very fun!

    Also loving the jewelry!!

  7. OMG! I saw this blazer at GAP on the clearance rack this weekend but it was out of my size! I fell in love with the color and the tie lapel in the front. I knew I was missing out because it looks beautiful on you! Well, at least one of us got it, now I can come back here and drool at yours ;)

  8. Oh, it was 80 DEGREES here today. 70 degrees was the low. My goodness =_=.

    That blazer is super cute! I can't believe I missed it after hunting around at Gap a lot lately.

  9. i am so with ya! i wear my black blazers all the time! i like your variation with the colored blazer! have you ever tried a white blazer with a black collar or a sequined blazer?? those a marvelous for adding some fun to your outfits!!

    glitteringly and positively,

  10. I love my blazer, I'd wear it as a cape over a romper :D
    Love your accessories too darl
    Come follow my blog darling! xx

  11. i would probably wear this blazer with jeans and a simple tee. but i love how you styled it too! :)

    <3, Mimi

  12. Cute blazer. Love the color. You jewelry is so beautiful.

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  13. I thought we had it good with temps in the high 60s on Mon. *jealous of your 70 degrees*

    I think you styled this nicely... the nautical flair works nicely with the rust color. I'd have gone the boring route and pair it against all black.

  14. I love this blazer and I like how you paired it with shorts...so jealous because it is about 40 in Chicago.

  15. I love the blazer and how you paired it with the striped top! The ring and necklace go so well too :)

  16. Reminds me of my redwood blazer by J Crew. Thanks for some inspiration :)

  17. I like the way you styled it!! The alternative is to combined it with skinnies and boots!!
    It took me 2 years to go back to my weight after delivering...you are so skinny in just a few moths? sigh,,,,

  18. I love how you styled this blazer! I'm really boring so I usually just wear my blazers with jeans or over a dress :P

  19. The blazer is fun and different, in a good way! I REALLY love the necklace too.

  20. Anna - Camels and beiges would be great too - thanks for giving me more pairing ideas! Lucky you for being tall! I would LOVE to be taller.

    Newpetite / Sydney / AdamAlexMommy / Kileen / Michelle / Cecylia / Patience / Threadsandbuttons - Thanks so much! I'm loving the tie lapel too - such a cute little detail :)

    Amber - Aw, you are so sweet - thank you! I was finally able to button my pre-preg jeans the other day and was thrilled :D

    Thu - Sorry to hear they didn't have your size! If I decide to get rid of it, you'll be the first to know :)

    Cat - Wow, that is warm! Which area of the country do you live?

    Raeshelle - Those sound like great blazers! I don't think I'm "hip" enough to rock those ;)

    Mimi - Yay for another styling idea - thank you!

    Cee - I think it's supposed to be 67 degrees on Tuesday here. Can you believe all this mild weather around Thanksgiving?! Hope this is indicative of a mild winter.

    Bessie - Yipes on the drastic temp difference in Chicago! It's actually a skirt but the pic does make it look like shorts!

    Annie - Thank you, dear! You know how I love my stripes :)

    Gigi - Ooh, will have to peruse your posts to see your J. Crew version!

    Francesca - I still have more weight to lose! And the belly is definitely still pretty big and flabby but I'm able to camouflage it with different things :)

    Elaine - Not boring at all! That's what I usually do too but I'm trying different mixes to maximize my purchases :)

  21. I love your outfit, especially the color of the blazer, the fall color! I would wear the blazer with the same top and black pencil skirt for work.

  22. super cute! love the colorful blazer!!

  23. a rose - Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely have to try the pencil skirt look :)

    Sandy - Thanks so much!


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