Monday, May 19, 2014

My New Navy Blazer and a Vivian Milestone.

I am posting late today but better late than never. So let's get to it, shall we? But first how is my little Vivian 16 months already (today)? Where did the past months go by? Looking at her newborn pictures and all the way through the first 6 months of her life, my gosh how much she has changed. My little flower continues to bloom more beautiful and her sassy personality shows more each day!! I spent all morning and afternoon with her today (taking a day off from daycare). I took her walking and to the park and played with her till she got bored and cranky LOL. But seriously it was a great day and the weather was nice and pretty warm. Her 16-month birthday found her with a new tiny tooth on hermouth, too. LOL And speaking of Vivian please vote for her first here and then here. Thank you kindly. =)

For someone who owns 10 Black Blazers, it was time a Navy one entered my closet, right? I had looked high+low for one that was a Classic Style, preferably Ponte and maybe with a cute lining so if I cuffed the sleeves, it would look nice too. Of course, something $50 and less (preferably). This Navy Blazer would satisfy the void in my closet and be a staple for work and even more casual days. So, the first time I wore it was on April, (one of the 2 times I "cheated" on my 30 for 30 challenge). I was interviewing and going to job fairs too, so for this particular day I wanted something very tailored and professional-looking and none of my clothes from the 30 for 30 were quite right. I kept the look Basic and Elegant by wearing some Dressy, Light Gray Trousers and a Baby Blue+White Striped Oxford Shirt (both the Pants & Shirt from Express). The end results is an Outfit that feels like a Suit but isn't one. I ended up feeling very Polished in this "Suit" and that's a lot thanks to my New Navy, Ponte Blazer. Do you own a Navy Blazer? How have you worn it?
Neutral Aviator Sunglasses: Borrowed from Sister-in-Law (very similar + super cheap), (very similar Ray Bans), (similar Ray Bans).
Large, Red Leather Handbag w/ Gold Hardware: Michael Kors (New) (same), (very similar), (similar 1), (similar 2).
Navy Ponte Blazer w/ Pinstriped Lining & Real Pockets: H&M (New) (very similar), (similar), (similar, on sale).
Periwinkle & White Pinstripe Button-Down Shirt w/ Front Pockets: Express (this year's version by Express), (very similar + love it), (similar 1), (similar 2 + want it).
Heather Gray, Light, Wide-Legged "Editor" Style Trousers: Express (very similar by Express in Taupe), (very similar by The Limited), (skinny version).
Purple, Multi-Faceted, Square Stud Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Brown, Patent Leather & Faux Suede, Oxford Shoes: Simple Shoes (very similar + great deal), (similar 1), (similar 2 + want it).

P.S. I am linking up with Claire for Creative Mondays where my shopping post was featured today, so Thanks so much Claire; go check it out, if you like.
Also linking up with Carolyn, Elena, Jen, Leeann, Lauren, Nicole, Shea and Style Elixir.

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  1. I love everything about it. Beautiful.

  2. I love everything about it. Beautiful.

  3. Holy time sure flies by. Loving that navy blazer Ada.


  4. Very polished indeed, Ada. This is a very chic look as well. Love the wide leg pants and the pop of color via the bag.


  5. Love that bag!! Great look on you!!

  6. I don't actually own a navy blazer but at times definitely wish I did!! I'm glad to see you found one in the style you were looking for! And don't feel bad cheating on the 30x30. I couldn't wear any of the outfits I chose to work so technically I cheated everyday. Oops!
    Exploring My Style

  7. This looks great! I love a good workwear outfit.

  8. prefect interview outfit. Also it all good that you cheated on your 30x30

  9. Such a great finishing touch with the pop of red from the bag - thanks for linking up this week!

  10. This is definitely a polished look! Love the navy blazer!

  11. This is a perfect look for a job fair! Hope it went well! Love the red bag with it!

  12. Love the MK purse :) very nice job look, I would hire you just for the great polished outfit. Rachel xo ps thanks for the birthday wish.

  13. I think going to a job fair is a perfectly acceptable excuse to cheat on your 30x30 challenge :) And besides, you look C.H.I.C.! I love how you put this "suit" together - it's perfect!

  14. One of my favorite looks of yours! Polished is right. You can never go wrong with a trouser pant and blazer.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  15. Aww thanks for the shout out lovely :)

    I am loving this suit especially with the sunglasses,yeahhh :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays ...

  16. Great professional look! I love mixing colors and textures in work basics. Perfect outfit for a job fair!

  17. This is a great look for work. I like the way you've stayed away from black and your red bag stands out and I love that. I'm really into large bags!


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