Monday, October 29, 2012

J.Crew's wool herringbone schoolboy blazer

Wool herringbone choolboy blazer in watercolor blue:  J.Crew, here
Gray polka dot silk shell:  J.Crew, 2008
Black tropical wool pants:  The Limited Luxe line:  2010
Heels:  Mojo Moxy, DSW
Wow this weather is crazy!  We went from 75 and sunny in Cincinnati to mid 40's and rainy in the blink of an eye.  Sending prayers to all of you on the east coast and in the eye of Hurricane Sandy, stay safe!

It was a perfect Monday for a cozy blazer and pants.  I am loving the color and material of this wool herringbone blazer...it's still available, and the pink is now on sale too. If you're considering either color, I say go for it!  (Especially if you are a cardholder and received the email with a 25% off promo code and free shipping...yay!) I'm wearing a 6 Tall in the blazer and I am 5'10"...so if you are on the tall side I definitely recommend ordering the tall version.  The regular schoolboy blazers seem way shorter this year than in years past. 

I think 2010 was about the last year that the Limited still offered pants in decent material.  These are wool and fully lined...and I don't think any of their pants are wool OR lined anymore.  This is the main reason why I stopped shopping at the Limited and other mid-level retailers...all of the material is now synthetic and the quality has dropped dramatically.  Does anyone else see this?  I remember buying silk blouses in the Limited years ago, now they are ALL polyester.  No can do, folks.  I'm willing to pay more for silk, wool, cotton and cashmere and just have fewer items in my closet.  That is my main shopping philosophy.  What about you? 

Thanks for visiting!

6 comments:

  1. Love your outfits. I can always trust your judgement about a size and fit. I also have been noticing polyester creeping into a bunch of retailers especially Loft.

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  2. oh gosh, i am so jealous of your shoes! i love this outfit too - perfect for a day in the office!

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    1. Thanks Laura! These shoes get painful at the end of the day, but they are fun!

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  3. Oh noes! You can't tell me to go for it! I really want this blazer in the pink, but I'm a little J.Crew'd out lately from splurging the other week on the toothpick jeans that I had been drooling over. I really adore this blazer on you - I hope it goes on sale a little bit more before I go after it :)

    Tasia

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    1. I am thinking I need the pink too! :)

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