Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mom's Must Have Fall Items Series - Week 4 BLAZERS.

We took a short break last week, mid-way through our Mom's Fall Challenge. Heather and I are back at it again for a fourth week showing you today - one of my personal favorites - Blazers. The first week we styled Cardigans. The second week we styled Statement Necklaces & Scarves. And the third week we styled Corduroy Pants.
Looking into my closet and pulling out Blazers, I realized I have several from Old Navy that I am sure I have gotten inexpensively. I decided to Style 2 Old Navy Blazers: a Neutral Beige one & a Bright Cherry Red one.
First I styled this Beige, Cotton Blazer. I stayed Neutral altogether and paired it with a B+W Dress. The Dress has a slight Cowl-neck and I thought it might compete with the Blazer's Lapel but it worked out fine. To stay within the same family of Colors: Beige, Black & White, and to do some Pattern-mixing as well, I added some elements from Yesterday's Dressy LBD. I have on the same Necklace & the Same Pumps. I even have on a Headband, just like yesterday. For both Outfits I showed you guys the option of keeping the Blazer buttoned, but I much prefer the un-buttoned version each time. When I go back to work, I can see this Outfit working for an office kind of job. What do you think of Outfit #1?
Black+White, Leaf-Print, Sleeveless, Cowl-neck, Jersey Dress: New York & Company (NY&Co).
Beige/Khaki, 100% Cotton, Long-Sleeve Blazer: Old Navy.
Black+White Statement Necklace w/ Pearls & Plastic Roses: Forever 21 (New).
Square, Silver, Rhinestone Stud Earrings: The Limited.
Beige Silk Headband w/ 2 tiny Rosettes: The Limited.
Faux Suede, Pointy Toe, Leopard Pumps: Charlotte Russe.

Secondly I styled my Cherry Red, Corduroy Blazer. I love this Blazer because you guys know how I feel about Corduroy. I paired this with a Graphic Tee and my New Ponte/Leather Leggings. I shopped at Forever 21 last week and these Leggings, plus the Statement Necklace (rounding up for about $33 for both) were among the things I purchased. I wanted so many of the new trendy items. Lately I have been all about wearing & styling Graphic Tees. Love the Velvet Letters on this one and the Teal plays so well with the Dark Red - perfect Fall Colors. I also wore Teal Flower Earrings. I am loving the Silver Pumps I chose. They have Beautiful Stones in Colors like Emerald, Burgundy & Mustard. This was worn on an evening out for appetizers & cocktails. What do you think of Outfit #2?
Teal, Short-Sleeve, Graphic Tee w/ Black Velvet Design: Express.
Cherry Red, Corduroy, Long-Sleeve Blazer: Old Navy.
Black Ponte & Faux Leather Leggings: Forever 21 (New).
Teal, Plastic, Big Rose, Post Earrings: Aldo's.
Silver, Leather, Cone-Heel Pumps w/ Sparkly Stones in Jewel Colors: Nine West.


This is how Heather styled her 2 Blazers. 
I love how both of us chose to style one Blazer in a Neutral Color & one in a Bold, Vivid Color. I must say my fashionable colleague Heather is known for wearing Blazers and always rocking them. She even wore one yesterday. She has a nice collection of Bright Blazers. I, too, own a lot of Blazers, but I will be honest most of the ones I own are in Neutral, Basic Colors like Black, Gray, Taupe, Khaki, Navy & White. On my to-buy list is definitely a Cobalt Blue & a Hot Pink or Fuchsia one. I wouldn't mind a Mustard Blazer and a Kelly Green one, either.

P.S. I am linking up with Melaina, Sarah, Tara, Agnes, Sharon and Meghan.


STAY TUNED FOR MORE FUN POSTS & CHALLENGES I AM DOING, THIS WEEK. THANK YOU FOR READING.






25 comments:

  1. I love corduroy too! It's such a fun texture and so warm! I love that black and white dress - the pattern is so pretty and it is so flattering on you!

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    1. I love Corduroy and I am currently eyeing a Bright Red pair from Joe Fresh. I can totally see you in Cords. =)

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  2. I knew this was an Express tee! I really like both of these looks, Ada. Blazers for work and for play! I prefer to leave mine unbuttoned also.

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    1. I know you love Express too. They always have the coolest Graphic Tees. They are like Art. ;-)

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  3. I knew this was an Express tee! I really like both of these looks, Ada. Blazers for work and for play! I prefer to leave mine unbuttoned also.

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  4. I've been keeping my eye out for leather accented leggings. Yours are perfect! Great look!

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    1. Go get these at Forever 21. Even if they don't have this exact pair, they have several similar ones. ;-) I love the second look best, too.

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  5. Nice red blazer.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Thanks Paps. It's a darker Red, great for Fall you know. ;-)

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  6. I love old navy clothes. Right now they have a cute fox sweater and I want it so bad.

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    1. Hahaha Girl, I have the Fox one as well (plus the Bird & the Owl one). I loved Old Navy's current Fall collection. They had some great Statement Sweaters & Statement Sweatshirts.

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  7. I totally agree about blazers!!!!!!! They are a must have in every woman's closet. Love the way you styled them Ada. Both such pretty and versatile colours. Thank you for linking up. See you next Thursday.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. You know I love your Blazer collection, especially your Cobalt one. J'adore! Yep, I will link up every week and it is MY PLEASURE. =)

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  8. I really like both looks, especially the one with the leather leggings and berry colored jacket. This is what I call a hot mama outfit! Blazers really are a staple. They can be dressed up or down and are perfect for pulling a look together. Thanks for the sweet words about me rocking my blazers too. I would say you rock yours too!

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    1. Girl you have awesome Blazers - Hot Pink, Mustard, Cobalt - in awesome colors too. I love your Colored Pants & Colored Blazers' collection. ;-) You rock yours all the time. It was no compliment - just stating the obvious. And I agree I would call that a "Hot Mamma" Look, myself. ;-)

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  9. I love blazers- such a classic staple for your wardrobe. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. I definitely agree Ashley. I love your Blazers. Actually, I love everything in your closet. No Joke.

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  10. I love blazers, they are definitely must haves for the fall!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Must Haves for Fall, Spring & Winter I think. =)

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  11. Those Pants!!! You know how I feel about leather. Those pants are rockin!!
    oXo
    Jenn

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    1. Thanks so much. I love your leather pants too. You have been rocking them lately, yourself. ;-)

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  12. I love your blazers! Thank you for linking up with tres-chic fashion Thursday.

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  13. I love how you mixed prints and I love those blazers! Thanks so much for linking up with WIWW last week!

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    1. I guess I did mix Prints, didn't I? My Pleasure finding your blog & linking up. ;-)

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