I don’t think I can trace back my love of blazers. It’s not as though I was a wee Huntress wearing a blazer in elementary school. (Side note, would that have made me the coolest kid in school, or the oddest?). Anyway, well, apparently over the years, I developed a strong love of blazers and it just never left me. As Elle Woods says, “Always dress the part.”
Blazer: Zac Posen via consignment ($70, retails for $3,000)
Top: Banana Republic via thrift ($1, retails for $80)
Striped top: Banana Republic ($12 marked down from $35)
Jeans: Levi’s ($80)
Boots: White Mountain via TJ Maxx ($40 marked down from approx $100)
Bracelets: skull-Alexander McQueen (gift), spikes-Joomi Lim ($150)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I last featured this blazer all girly-ed up with an all pastel look. The versatility of blazers is basically endless, if you ask me. In the look above, I was able to dress the blazer down with jeans and boots, for a casual work look. In the look below, the blazer was dressed up as full blown business. Bottom line: you can’t go wrong with a tweed blazer.
2) For some reason, I really have a hard time understanding how to pick out jeans for myself. It’s my fashion Achilles heel! I find that the best thing to do is go straight to a jeans store and ask for help. I highly recommend the same should you be looking for an item that you find difficult to style/pick out for yourself. In speciality stores (jeans, shoes, etc), the sales personnel is generally quite knowledgeable in their products/pieces and can really help you out!
Anyone else have tips for picking out jeans? Have a favorite shop? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much!
18 replies to “casual coat (aka totally tweed)”
I love this outfit doll! And what a steal in that top! Amazing jewelry 🙂
I really love you styled the blazer, it’s a nice business woman look!
Love this outfit. 🙂
That blazer tho ✋🏼❤️😍😍
Nice! Love the contrasting patterns. All pant shopping is challenging for me. There is no uniform sizing anymore. A 3 in one brand may be a 0 in another. When a 0 is too big for me there is definitely something crazy going on! My favorite jeans are from H&M because they size by waste and length. http://www.hm.com/us/product/84214?article=84214-C&cm_vc=SEARCH#article=84214-A
OMG YES! this is a real issue- and thanks for the H&M tip!!
That blazer is lovely. The puff sleeve gives it a feminine feel. As always, love the way you have styled the outfit!! 🙂
love your outfit but your hairstyle is stunning!
awww thanks! I’ve been wearing my hair like that lately because it’s so easy and quick for morning prep before work!
Love your look, you are very pretty^^
Layering game on fleek and slaying like a complete boss as always! Loving those boots.
Aahhh Elle Woods, what would we do without your words of wisdom(( ; I love me a good tweed blazer…it just gives your look that Boss Factor, Love yours and its coote buttons! ( :
I loved that jacket back then and I still love it now!!! That straight cut at the shoulder makes it look so good! I waaaant! Hahaha
I really like your outfit 🙂 and the jacket is perfect!
You can never go wrong with a tweed coat, I love this one on you. I think they should be a staple in everyones closet! It’s classic yet chic and it goes with just about anything!
By the way, nice score on your $1 top, talk about a crazy deal. I had look at it twice.
Totally head over heels in LOVE with this outfit, Melissa. LOVE that coat. I used to wear coats in that style. 🙂 ❤ Now I have to focus on longer …. hiding the waistline that is traveling north. Tee hee …..
Wow! The coat looks so stylish and comfy at the same time. I like its color! 🙂
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