Round Up: Another Blazer Edition

My last round up was during the winter so I wanted to share some of my more recent looks during the beautiful Spring weather that we are currently experiencing. Most of my warmer looks include blazers because, as you know (if you follow me on Instagram), I love a good blazer. Blazers are perfect for those cooler mornings and cold offices because you can take it off at any time, assuming you have an office-appropriate top underneath. ?

Blazer: The Limited | Top: Express | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: Nine West

Blazer: The Limited | Skirt: Old Navy | Booties: Marc Fisher

Blazer: H&M | Top: The Limited | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: LOFT | Necklace: H&M

Disclaimer: Please excuse the wrinkles in this last look. I should have gotten my picture prior to sitting down all day. Anyway, it’s an over-sized button down with jeans and heels. One of my quick and easy go-to Casual Friday outfits.

Top: Ralph Lauren | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Shoes: Vince Camuto

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Three Ways to Style Blush Pants

I love to buy pieces that I can style many different ways. These are the pieces on which I am willing to spend more than I normally would spend. Blush pants, for me, are the equivalent of black pants. They go with everything for every season, contrary to certain “rules of fashion” (whatever that means). This pair is from The Limited and is fully lined so they work for colder temps as well as warmer weather. I actually paid full price for these and that never happens. SN: I am a very cheap shopper, but I am a sucker for pink. Want me to buy it? Make it in pink and it’s sold. Anywho, I probably wear these pants to work every other week, all year long.  Each time I decide to wear them, I have envisioned a completely new look. Today, I am sharing with you 3 of my favorite ways to style these fabulous blush pants for work. I have also linked some options for blush pants.

My exact pants are no longer available since The Limited went out of business, but I found some other cute options here, here, and here.

How would you style your blush pants? Which one of the 3 styles presented is your fave?

Thanks for reading!

~P&G

 

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Weekly Round Up: All the Blazers

Blazers are my jam!! If you follow me on Instagram, you likely know this already. But yes, I probably wear blazers 4 out of 5 days a week.

Here are five reasons why I love blazers:

  1. They provide two completely different looks in one outfit (separate post coming soon).
  2. Blazers gives that polished professional look that I like to have when meeting with clients. I have learned that people treat you how you look. It may not always be accurate or fair, but that’s the way it is. I want to always be taken seriously so I make sure that I carry myself accordingly. This is especially the case for us females who work in male-dominated industries.
  3. They’re good for covering up certain areas, especially the back side of those pants that might have gotten a little snug since you first bought them. 🙂
  4. Blazers are good for toning down a bright outfit or providing a color pop  for a neutral outfit.
  5. They are perfect for layering.

Let’s get started.

Teal, Orange, and Houndstooth. This teal blazer is one that I found at Macy’s several years ago for like $10.  It has the ruched detailing on the sleeves, which I love. Decided to pair it with a sleeveless orange bow top. I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit plain so I added these classic black and white houndstooth pants and black pumps.

Blazer: XOXO | Top: The Limited | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: BCBGeneration

Navy, Green, and Pink.  I felt like a little print mixing so I paired this navy and white striped blazer with this navy and white gingham button up. I love navy and green together so I added these green pants and of course I had to have some pink in here somewhere so…

Blazer: H&M | Shirt: J. Crew | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: ALDO

Red, Aqua and Gray. This is a situation where I used the gray blazer and shoes to tone down an otherwise bright outfit.

Blazer: H&M | Top: Express | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: Nine West

Gray, White and Floral. This white sweater has nice lace details and the sleeves are sheer lace, which makes it inappropriate for work (IMO), but totally appropriate for an event that I was attending after work. Adding the blazer made it  easy to transition this outfit from work to an evening event. I wanted my floral shoes to be the focal point of this Casual Friday outfit so I made everything else neutral. Tip: Cuffing your jeans can also help achieve this effect.

Blazer: H&M | Sweater: H&M | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Shoes: LOFT

 

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