Outfit Details: J. Crew Petite Tweed Jacket with Zippers (similar here) | SheIn Apricot Adjustable Cuff High Low Blouse (similar here) | Off-White Wide Leg Pants (similar here) | Tory Burch Robinson Mini Purse (similar here) | Jimmy Choo Lottie Sandals | Baublebar Pearl Y-Chain Necklace (similar here) | Kate Spade Watch | Tarte Lipstick (Sass)
Three Reasons Why A Tweed Blazer is A Wardrobe Essential:
- A tweed blazer is versatile – Tweed can be dressed up or dressed down. It can be worn as professional office attire or dressed down with a pair of jeans. Very few staple wardrobe pieces can do this. It goes with almost anything, including solids, floral patterns, and stripes.
- A tweed blazer is classic – Who remembers the tweed jacket their mom or dad had? I can remember tweed being popular in the ’60’s, 70’s, 80’s and now. There will be subtle differences in style, but the basic principle remains the same.
- A tweed blazer is for all seasons – A light tweed jacket can be worn to work even in the summertime. Add some layers to it and the same jacket can be worn in the spring, fall and even winter.
So back to my outfit. The tweed blazer I am wearing is the jacket J. Crew sold in the springtime. It is sold out now but Ann Taylor is actually selling a very similar one that is affordable (and frequently on sale – rarely do I pay full price at Ann Taylor or J. Crew). I am wearing a size 4 – I learned the hard way that XXS is the proper sizing for me when it comes to J. Crew Clothing. I have been a breastfeeding mom for ten years and as I am nearing the end of my breastfeeding days my chest size has gotten noticeably smaller (sigh…). Larger sizes are what I used to wear, but now the smallest sizes are the only ones that seem to fit. I had to have this altered and I think the tailor did a very nice job.
I wore this to work, so I paired this with my off-white wide legged pants from Nordstrom. I am wearing a size 2 but the hem was shortened (no petite option). I like high wasted wide legged trousers because they elongate my legs and make me look taller than I actually am. I wanted to keep this outfit simple and classic so I paired it with a simple pink top that I got from Shein (that site is wonderful for wardrobe staples and more trendy clothing). The shoes are Jimmy Choo and the purse is Tory Burch. You can get a very similar one now, but I actually prefer the older Robinson style from last year. This one I purchased on Tradesey (seen here). It was like new when I received it and I absolutely love it!
This post was actually inspired by Kileen who runs the Cute and Little blog. I have been a professional photographer for years (originally a maternity and newborn photographer). I fortuitously found Kileen’s blog on a Google Images search (when researching M. Gemi shoes one day). When I saw that she was posting professional quality fashion photos I became very interested in doing the same thing myself. A few months later I decided to launch this blog. Kileen has always been friendly and helpful and she has amazing style!Check out this post on why tweed is a wardrobe essential....Click To Tweet
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