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Sweater or Blazer?

Prada_Etsy_Gap_Banana Republic_JCrew_Gap_Arturo Chiang_coverThis might sound really trivial to you, but keep in mind that I am in business professional clothing 5 days a week. I get SUPER excited when the department declares a ‘Jeans Day’ in the office! I know, silly right? But any chance I can incorporate some of my off duty wardrobe into the work week is a win for me. Even though I get this so-called freebie, I still need to play by the dress code policy.

When it comes to picking out a pair of jeans, I stick to dark washes and a skinny fit, while avoiding prints, uneven washes and rips are a definite no-no. Gotta keep a clean cut appeal. The piece de resistence is this soft blazer. It’s like a sweater and a blazer decided to have a child and this sweater-blazer was born. Bravo Banana Republic. This is definitely a staple piece, as it can easily be thrown on top of any outfit to bring it to the next level. I will be guilty of putting this piece on rotation this Fall. To round out this ‘casual’ work look, added a little bling to jazz up the neckline, a bright colored belt to break the sea of black and a pair of pumps because what else would I put on?

Quick, tell me: what are your go-to pieces?

Outfit Details:

Aviators: Prada Outlet (old). A few aviators at much lower price points: (1) Nordstrom: FE NY Aviator Sunglasses, $22 and (2) Warby Parker: Crossfield Sunglasses, $145.

J. Crew Inspired Translucent Flower Necklace: Jane (from, $14.50. Jane; it’s like the Groupon of Etsy. Check in for daily for great deals!

Essential Long-Sleeve Crew T: Gap, $8 (sale).

Colorblock Soft Blazer: Banana Republic, $140. I was lucky to have nabbed this during a 40% off sale. If you are a store cardholder, shop with your card and save 30% off full-priced items in-stores and online thru 9/30. Use code BRCARD at checkout.

Belt: J.Crew (old). Thought this metal bar skinny belt would do the trick: Limited, $20.94 (sale).

1969 Always Skinny Jeans: Gap, $54.95, on sale! I have had these guys for a while now, so they defn last!

Pumps: Arturo Chiang (Avia) from Lord& Taylor, $52.49 (sale). Use code BIG and save 20% thru 10/6. You’ll be getting a better deal than I did!

6 Comments on Sweater or Blazer?

  1. emily | shell chic'd
    September 25, 2014 at 10:36 am (3 years ago)

    I am super spoiled by being able to wear jeans to work every day, so I would totally appreciate denim day if that privilege were taken away from me! These look fantastic on you + that blazer looks so darn comfy!

    • Linda
      September 25, 2014 at 9:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Lucky! I’d love to be able to wear jeans to work. This blazer is defn one of my faves, right now!

  2. Lianna
    September 26, 2014 at 11:08 am (3 years ago)

    That sweater blazer sounds like a great invention!! Definitely going to look into getting one myself 🙂

    • Linda
      September 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm (3 years ago)

      defn! you won’t regret it!

  3. Joanna
    October 2, 2014 at 11:20 am (3 years ago)

    Love the pop of yellow!

    • Linda
      October 2, 2014 at 8:11 pm (3 years ago)

      thank you!