Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Everybody Everywhere wears blazers!


So my outfit today is inspired by today's challenge from Everybody Everywear. Basically, the goal is to construct an outfit around a blazer, and wear it on February 8. I particularly wanted to join in on this challenge as I have a number of thrifted blazers in my closet that I never/almost never wear... I keep thinking they'll be a good piece, I see great outfits with patterned and colored and tailored blazers, and then I have difficulty actually making an outfit work proportionally on my body. I think part of it is because many blazers have well-defined, often padded, shoulders, and I have somewhat narrow shoulders and a curvy figure... so I haven't quite figured out how to make the proportions come out in a way I enjoy. Anybody have any suggestions? (Looking forward to seeing a range of ideas from Everybody Everywear, too!)


I went through a couple of iterations of blazer + dress, trying to find something fun, and was drawn to this summery jersey dress I'd thrifted a couple of months ago but hadn't worn due to its non-seasonal nature. Adding all the black pieces winterizes the outfit, but the dress may reveal how much I would like it to be spring, and soon, please! (An earlier outfit version had a cream blazer, too...) We had a couple of days of sunny 40 degree weather over the weekend, which was a tantalizing taste before we plunge back to 9 degrees and snowing tonight. These pictures are taken in a stairwell at my lab...lots of natural light, though quite gray since it's currently raining.


Details: Calvin Klein Dress, via Goodwill. Max Studio black blazer, thrifted. Black oxfords, Nine West. Tights, Ann Taylor Loft.


What else? Weekend was very, very busy with all day Saturday spent at the lab working on an electronic music event that my group was mostly responsible for (panels, demos, and a concert in the evening). Then Sunday we had to strike everything we'd set up for the concert. Sunday night involved my hosting a Jewish food/Super Bowl party with friends from lab, which may become a tradition. This involved making enough latkes and noodle kugel to feed 8 people for dinner, and ended up with enough leftovers for 6 people for lunch the next day...


Also, I'm trying something new with formatting to get larger images...what do you think?

Hope everyone's week is going well so far!

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8 comments:

ClosetConfections said...

The print on that dress is fantastic. I personally just remove the shoulder pads from my blazer if they don't look good.

Kendra
Closet Confections - A Personal Style Blog

Linda said...

I thrifted my blazer too. Seems like there are always lots of options for blazers at thrift stores.
When I was looking at my pictures, I couldn't help but think it make me look broad, too. So I totally get what you are saying.
You don't look broad though. You look great and the dress is so fun!
The Auspicious Life

Simple Subtle Style said...

Great job pairing your blazer with a floral dress! I think I might try that next...


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Brittney said...

this floral dress is fantastic--love the bright, bold print. paired with a structured piece like a blazer, it makes such a great statement. love this.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

daisymay aka Chantele said...

beautiful dress it looks cute on you

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Simple Subtle Style said...

Great job pairing your blazer with a floral dress! I think I might try that next...


www.simple-subtle-style.com

ClosetConfections said...

The print on that dress is fantastic. I personally just remove the shoulder pads from my blazer if they don't look good.

Kendra
Closet Confections - A Personal Style Blog

Cathy said...

Love the shoes and the floral dress. They are lovely, eh.

Cheers,
Cathy@medical uniforms

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