Friday, February 1, 2013

Gold Blazer

Yes, I bought a gold blazer from ModCloth for $20. I had been wanting one for awhile, but I refused to pay the exorbitant prices that stores wanted to charge me. Enter ModCloth. It looked gorgeous, and I bought it despite the fact that it was final sale. It arrived in the mail, and I loved it...until I realized something: I had no idea what I planned to do with it. Haha. Instead of caving in to buyer's remorse, I set off on a quest to style it FOUR ways. I tried something date-night fancy, something work appropriate x 2, and something errand-running casual.

Look #1: Casual Friday at Work

I would wear this look on a casual Friday. Heck, I'd probably wear this bad boy on a Wednesday. I'm a rebel like that. My best friend said that she and her coworkers have to pay for their casual Fridays! (Yes, she works in the public school system.) Have you ever heard of such a thing? I think the teachers at my school would absolutely revolt if that were to happen. 
Blazer: ModCloth
Navy Blouse & Necklace: Forever 21 (blouse also worn here)
Belt: NY & Co.
Jeans: Express
Leopard heels: Aerosoles via Marshall's

 Look #2: Any Work Day of the Week I actually mixed prints. I have never mixed prints before. (I'm not counting my ill-advised youth.) Anyway, I liked the black and white with the tan, but I felt there needed to be a little color. I thought red would be predictable, so I went with this pink stone.
Blazer: ModCloth
Striped Top: French Connection via Marshall's 
Leopard Heels: Aerosoles via Marshall's
Jeans: JBrand via TJMaxx
Belt: NY & Co.
Necklace: Francesca's

 Look #3: Something Date-Night Fancy

Obviously, in the winter time, I would wear tights with this look. I was just too lazy to put them on for this little photo shoot. Also, please do not zoom in on this image. I'm sure you can spy the little grizzlies living on my legs. I might even swap out the heels for cobalt or fuchsia flats.

Dress: Target (stupid thing shrunk)
Blue heels (wedding shoes!): Michael Kors via Macy's (almost two years ago)
Necklace: Francesca's (also worn here)
Belt: NY & Co.

Look #4: Running-Errands Casual

This look is probably my favorite because it's so comfortable, and I prefer comfort above all other factors in my wardrobe. If I could dress in flannel every day, I probably would. Am I the only one who says "I'm running errands," and it's really code for "I'm going shopping?" It makes me feel a little bit better about myself. 

White shirt: Mudd via Kohl's
Flats: Target
Jeans: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
Scarf: Made by Momma! :)

Since I love you guys, I made one image that compiled all of the looks.

How would you style my gold blazer? I'd love to hear your suggestions.
(If you hate it, I understand, but I obviously won't stop wearing it!)


  1. Love it belted with the dress! It fits you really well. I always struggle to find blazers that fit me right. It would look cute too with one of your colored skirts or a colored pair of jeans/ pants. I think you have a lot of stuff to wear it with :)

    1. I was surprised it fit so well. Usually, I can find only baggy blazers that look stupid with my lack of a chest! Ooo, I like the idea of a colored skirt or pant with it. I wonder why I didn't even consider that option (considering I have nearly every color pant on the planet).

  2. SO WEIRD, I am reading this at work, in a pair of jeans, a black blazer, and leopard print heels. GET OUT OF HERE.
    Don't tell my boss I'm blogging though. ;)

    Love these looks though! LOVE that gold blazer, it's so unique!

    1. I totally laughed out loud when I read your comment. We'll call it your mental health moment. Hey, at least you didn't take off an entire mental health day (do other people have those?).

      I figured, even if the blazer turned out to be craptastic in person, I wouldn't be out more than $20. I was okay with that risk, and I'm glad I took it!

  3. I am surprised the gold blazer is so flexible! Great looks :)

  4. Fabulous all around! Congrats on an awesome purchase!


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