Today's post is to highlight a blazer I recently purchased at Banana Republic. It seems to have sold out quickly, and I don't think it was ever available online. It is comparable to the blazers sold at J. Crew, but for a fraction of the price. I was hoping to get this on sale, but when I saw how quickly they were selling out I didn't want to risk it.
I'm really loving the look I came out with - I paired it with my new white trouser jeans, a lace top, and nude heels. Instead chic. I was going for a look that "didn't look like I was trying too hard", but as you will see that's not at all the case.
What I'm Wearing
Banana Republic Coral Blazer: $130
Talbots Lace Top: $39
Gap Long and Lean Jeans: $49 on sale
Calvin Klein Nude Heels: $89
J. Crew Starry Nights Locket Necklace
Banana Republic Necklace
Before I wore this for the first time, I wanted to see how other's had worn it. Below are a few inspiration photo's I found.
I'm loving the second girl in line - definitely want to try this blazer over a light orange tee with white boyfriend jeans.
J's Everyday Fashion
Fast Food and Fast Fashion, comparing the BR blazer to those offered at J. Crew. I have a mustard pencil skirt from J. Crew, and never would have thought of piecing these together!
Sooo - here's for all of my fails before finally getting it right. The first time I wore the blazer, I wore it with khaki capri's, my Tory Burch flats, and a white v-neck tee. I felt very masculine, and didn't like the look at all. When wearing a blazer, or any menswear inspired pieces, it's important you balance your look with softer, more feminine pieces.
That night, I had class and decided to change into a flowy top, white skinny jeans, and heels. I felt much better. But it still didn't seem quite right for work. I'm very comfortable wearing white pants to work, but skinny white jeans leave me feeling a bit too exposed.
Which look do you like the best? I have a feeling I'll be experimenting with this jacket a lot more!!
This will be my next experiment - how cut is this? From ashesintofashion.com