Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Of tweed and jewels

In case I haven't already mentioned to you before, I'm pretty much addicted to blazers. More often than not I'm wearing one at the office and they can be such classic pieces that can take an ordinary outfit to something that's a bit more... grown up.

So when I spied this in J Crew the other day (and it happened to be in my size..) I tried it on.  And of course, it fit. So I decided to be good and place it on hold to think about it... and realized with the 50% off sale promotion I'd be dumb to pass it up.

Introducing the newest blazer to closet - the J Crew Collection Jeweled Collar blazer.
 
 
Blazer - J Crew, Button down - Old Navy, Jeans - 7 For all mankind
I took my normal J Crew size - a size 8 in this. The blazer is made of wool and definitely thick and warm. It even has a hidden inside pocket. I don't think that I would've paid 325.00 for this ... but for what I'm paid I'm happy I did. The buttons also have anchors on them... love anchors!

And so sorry for the awkward last photo but I wanted to try and show a close up of the collars. It also came with jewel reinforcements in case any of them happen to have the misfortune of falling off.

So I'm fairly sure I'm done buying blazers for awhile.. unless I find one in plaid. Or houndstooth. And that's it I swear (pinky swear, too!).

Do you have an item in your closet that you can't seem to stop from buying in different colors/patters/fabrics?

20 comments:

  1. I love the collar on this jacket! It looks great on you. To answer your question, I always say I am done with cardigan sweaters, but then when I find one in a new color or fabric at a good price I have to get it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks katie! i think i'm the same way..or at least can be the same way with sweaters.... ;)

      Delete
  2. ahhh this is so cute! i lovee that they have anchors on the buttons too that is such a cute tough.. i can't get over your iphone case the french hens are so adorable.

    hahaha. um. shoes.. yeah.. i think i have a problem hahahaha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. well at least i can live vicariously through your shoe wardrobe. :P

      Delete
  3. hurray!!! i'm so glad you got this! what a great piece - you wear it so beautifully!!

    btw - i'm still doing well on that saving program you posted about earlier this month! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks phiphi! i appreciate it! and woohoo on the saving plan!

      Delete
  4. CUTE! Between you and Fran I am falling behind on the blazers! Love this fabric

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the tweed jacket! Cute outfit :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice blog :) Do you wanna follow each other on blogger?

    ReplyDelete
  7. girl, that blazer is AMAZING. tweed and a jewel collar? sign me up.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The collar on that piece is gorge - great buy!

    ReplyDelete
  9. We're blazer twins! I love the check and then the collar. I debated about that sparkle, but it won me over. Esp on sale! Thanks for sharing pics. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Woot Gigi! Would love to see how you style it.. perhaps I'll run into you at Westfield SF wearing it ;)

      Delete
  10. This jacket is awesome. It reminds me of a very similar jewel collar herringbone blazer I bought at Banana Republic nearly 7 years ago...it is still one of my favorites. You will love this forever!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jeannie! I know I'll love it for years!

      Delete

thanks for visiting! want to talk more? feel free to send me an email. :)