Friday, July 29, 2011

Fall Fantasies: The Velvet Blazer

Blazer: Schoolboy Blazer in Velvet, J. Crew

Well, it's about that time again. My internship at ELLE is ending in a week, and I head home to Arkansas for three weeks (yeah, don't want to talk about that...) next Saturday before going back to Brown for my last year (don't want to talk about that either).

Naturally, this combined with long-released August issues and soon-to-come Septembers have me thinking about my fall wardrobe. And, if you know me, you know I like a good blazer. In fact, my penchant for them used to be so severe that I would never be seen without in, never. Not even during the summer. Thankfully, I had a serious sartorial revelation this year, doing the previously unthinkable and ditching jackets as the weather's gotten warmer, and it has been blissful. Who knew that I could actually avoid often feeling like a roasted kabob- ableit a stylish one, mind you- if I just, you know, bore my arms a little?

Anyway,if you know me, you also know I looove velvet. And for the past two years, some sort of velvet jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe- especially during fall and winter. Two years ago, it was a cropped velvet bolero from Urban Outfitters. Last year, it was a long-ish, loose velvet blazer from the Gap. For this year? I'm thinking this sophisticated one from J. Crew- which comes in petite sizes, so it can have a super-tailored fit on my small frame(I'm 5'2" on a good day).

Now the only question is...which color?! I'm kind of in love with all of them. Already ruled out black, since my past two velvet jackets have been black and I wear entirely too much of it as is. Yellow's my favorite color, so the chartreuse, yes? Or the bristol blue? The dusky rose would add some much-needed softness to my wardrobe and the poppy's awesome, but I'm worried about it's versatility...let me know what you think!

Oh, and in terms of styling, I'm thinking blazer, solid v-neck t, high-waisted black cigarette jeans, rope belt, flat oxfords (for class) or heeled oxfords (for weekend), and the awesome new necklace I wrote on yesterday. Perfect, right? Right.

1 comment:

  1. loving the blazer! personally, I'm in love with all things light pink, so I would go with the dusty rose... but the yellow is quite gorgeous also!

    <3 Alison