when the going gets tough the tough put on their uniform and head to lunch. since i’ve been yakkity yakking about vibrant spring colors the past few days, i decided to dial it down a notch. and pull on one of my all-time favorite blazers seen here and here. if you have been following the blog for any length of time you’ve heard me say it’s a good idea to find a style uniform and stick to it. for me, this consists of blue jeans, button-down (or as in today’s ootd a graphic tee), and blazer. i lovingly refer to these wardrobe workhorses as the 3-B’s.
if i’m ever indecisive about what to wear i always gravitate towards my uniform. it works every time. and i know i’ll step out of the door in the morning feeling confident and comfortable. sometimes the wheel doesn’t need to be reinvented. sometimes, it’s more than okay to wear your favorites items on repeat. today, i kept the overall look ‘spring-like’ with a pop of pink coming from my tee. but the rest of the outfit is grounded in neutrals. notice the shoes and belt tie in seamlessly with the handbag. and a colorful necklace adds some bling. now, it’s off to lunch with mr. style and a target run! can’t wait to see what i find besides laundry detergent.
labels: denim J.Crew; tee J.Crew (old, similar here and here); blazer tailor-made (similar here and here); shoes Ferragamo; necklace Talbots (old, similar here and here)
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DING DING DING!!!! A style winner. This is soooo you. I can’t even begin to use words to tell you how much I love this outfit. ELEGANT and fun!
PS. I did wear the outfit inspired by your black tweed jacket and black skirt and top to my Kohl’s shoot for the opening dinner. I felt confident and dressed “just right”. Thanks again for the inspiration. Shelley
how was your photo shoot? i imagine kohl’s took good care of you and you had a ball! and i’m thrilled you wore your tweed jacket over a black skirt and top. i imagine you looked tres chic.
Very pretty! I always like a collarless jacket–allows for nice jewelry, scarves, and different shirt styles underneath it. This one is lovely–I have a couple of “Chanel-like” jackets that are dear to me–I’ve had one for years and I always feel good in it–and I used to use it for dressy occasions, but I pop it over jeans now, too. Fun!
isn’t it funny how attached we become with certain items?! i don’t look forward to the day i have to replace this jacket. i’ve worn it everywhere the past decade or so. but my favorite way to style it is with a pair of blue jeans.
The jacket is perfect…collarless and no buttons…the Chanel profile is flattering to most gals. Glad to see block heels make a comeback. We wore the heck out of them in the 60’s and 70’s. I think I had square toed patent leather in a couple of colors. Hubs and I are headed out today but only to buy chicken feed…I know, the glamour of it all…ha! xoxo
my favorite kind of jacket, donna! and the block heels are a welcome sight as they are so comfortable to wear.
where do you live that you have chickens in your yard? for some reason i thought you were in a neighborhood.
We are in a suburban neighborhood on the west side of Indianapolis. Residents can have chickens so long as there are no complaints from neighbors. (i.e. rooster crowing at dawn or incessantly) This is an older neighborhood with no stringent restrictions.
Thank you, thank you for always providing links to similar items. Invaluable for someone like me who hates to shop and gets overwhelmed by choices in stores and online. Ordered the J. Crew tulip t- shirt this morning, pronto. Would have nevered considered it but realized it’s just the ticket to perk up my capsule wardrobe.
department store shopping can be overwhelming even with good visual merchandising in place. but i’m happy you decided to try the tulip tee – i’ve seen it in the stores and it is darling.
I love this classic look paired with boyfriend jeans. Just chic and fun! I am overjoyed that I am getting your posts again every day. Your ootd’s are just a little sunshine for me each day and my inspiration! Love your look!
phew! the tech problems seem to be resolved. thank you for your patience while the tech team was hard at work.
All I can say is that you wear this #likeaboss !
You took pictures by the “F Bomb”! ? Love that this is a look that’s versatile. #welldone
lol! it just snuck in… but you can’t go wrong with a blazer and blue jeans.
I love this look! every woman should have her “uniform” :). Hava a grea tday Beth. Renata
hi renata! we do need a ‘uniform’ it makes life a little less complicated.
is it spring yet in poland?
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