But back to today - it's Wishlist Wednesday again, and one of the most coveted items around this spring is the colorful blazer, which couldn't be more exciting for us working gals. I wanted to remix this top I wore out the other night, so I did a work-friendly colorblocking situation with the addition of this bold blazer.
Thrifted cobalt blazer - $4
Banana Republic Factory orange colorblock top - $21 (similar)
J. Crew cafe trousers - $21
Michael Kors rose gold watch - gift
Kelly & Katie (via DSW) taupe pumps - gift (similar)
I love cobalt blue, so I was thrilled to find this blazer at Salvation Army for $4 even though it was a little big and the arms were a little too short - it was really hard to tell because the size was clearly from a different era, and I am terrible about trying stuff on in thrift stores. Anyway, I fixed those issues pretty easily by pretending it's a fashion-forward, oversized, boyfriend-style blazer (it all depends on perspective, doesn't it?) and rolling up the sleeves. In hindsight, I do think I could've used a nice pendant necklace with this to make it a bit more... something. It just needs some... je ne sais quoi, n'est-ce pas? I think I'm so used to many accessories that this feels a bit stark to me.
I have to admit that despite this great and extremely budget-friendly thrifted find, I'm still on the hunt for a blazer in another color. I'm having a hell of a time deciding which way to go though. Coral? Green? Yellow? And let's not get started on how badly I'm aching for a striped version. I've seen a few around but the one I'm really lusting for is way out of my price range (and apparently now sold out in S and M), but there's also this much more affordable one. How about I just get all of them? Sometimes a girl needs options that don't look like boardroom drudgery personified, amirite? What do you think - are you into colored blazers this year? What's your favorite way to wear them?
On another note - these pictures show the result of me trying "headband curls" for the first time last week - I think they turned out pretty great! Thanks to Bri at Work Clothes, I Suppose for the idea!
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