Thursday, December 6, 2012

The blues: Wool herringbone blazer + polka dots

Wool herringbone schoolboy blazer in watercolor blue:  J.Crew, fall 2012
Wool cafe capri in yacht blue:  J.Crew, 2011 (other colors here)
Polka dot bow blouse:  J.Crew, fall 2012
Reptile Colette Pumps:  Tahari
So in my profession all the men wear suits.  There's really no leeway.  We ladies, on the other hand, have a lot more freedom.  But I still feel most confident, professionally, when I am wearing a suit or separates that come together like a suit.  That's why I loved today's look.  It definitely gave off a "suit" vibe but was a whole lot more fun!  I can't believe there was once a time where I only wore black, gray, or otherwise neutral dress pants.  How boring!  While I will still wear regular dress pants, I feel so dowdy in them now.  I'd much rather wear brightly colored wool capris.  So fun yet still professional.  In fact, many more colors are now marked to $49.99 on J.Crew's website, and I plan on snagging a few the next time there's a promo.  If you would have told me 5 years ago that I'd be addicted to wearing brightly colored pants and jeans in the near future, I wouldn't have believed it.   That's what's so fun about style...mine is constantly evolving.  While I will always love the preppy, clean classic vibe, I never want to get stuck in a rut.  Life's too short to not wear bright pants, right? 

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  1. I agree...I've been buying up brightly colored pants lately too, and I never thought I would! I was looking at the holiday J. Crew catalog wishing I could buy every color of cords or jeans available!

  2. I love colored pants and really want a pair of eggplant ones. These look great on you!

  3. Oh, I want the blues too! :o) I love this outfit! You look fab! I have the capris but not that gorgeous blue herringbone blazer. I have on the other hand been snapping up the colored pants...just got the pink herringbone capris and the green wool capris. :o)

    1. GAAAHHH I LOVE the pink herringbone pants! They didn't come long otherwise I would have snatched them up! Can't wait to see how you style them! Oh and yes I will be purchasing the green wool capris too! Inspired by you! :)