Monday, January 11, 2010

Really old and really new

Blazer: Eddie Bauer; Shirt; NY&Co;
Cami: Old Navy; Pants: J Crew;
Shoes: BCBG Girls

The pants are old. Really, really old. They were purchased during a big shopping trip with my mom shortly after I started my first post-college job, looking for big girl clothes. They've been shortened and subsequently let out a few years later. They're still in excellent condition, and are probably the warmest pants I own. Despite their all around awesomeness of pattern and a pretty forgiving cut, I don't think I've ever known how to wear them until right now. In the past, all I remember pairing them with is a fitted black turtleneck and black clunky shoes, which looked nowhere near as good as a purple velvet blazer does! But I didn't own a purple blazer until...

Saturday! Yes, this gorgeous blazer, which was originally $80, down to $50, was now finally down to $19.99! It is also offered in black (with a purple lining!) and is highly recommended. Detail shot is below- you can see just how pretty it is! You can also see my necklace, which was a gift and my green (!) cami. I usually try to stay away from pairing purple and bright green together, as they remind of Halloween. Not that I don't love Halloween, because actually it is my favorite time of year, but I don't like looking like a holiday- you will also see very little red and green together on me. But I thought little bit of extra color was a nice addition. While this outfit has much offer in terms of texture, I was wary of pins or scarves because of the toasty pants and my general fear of stabbing my clothing.

Proof that I was in fact wearing shoes- I think the pants give me gumby feet.

And yes, that is a framed picture of my dog hanging in our entryway. :)


Sher said...

Love that blazer! I'm going to see if anymore is available :)

Bianca said...

Beautiful jacket! I love the purple so much!!!

Jess said...

I hope you find one Sher!

futurelint said...

I love it when I have things that last forever and those pants are great on you! I like the little bit of green with the purple!