LIght Velvet

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Anthropologie top (similar), James jeans, Michael Kors watch, Elizabeth & James sunglasses, Vintage blazer (similar frugal/designer), Steve Madden heels (similar frugal/designer)
Have you ever been staring at your closet with nothing to wear and then all of a sudden something catches your eye? When you go over to look you realize you have a hidden gem you had forgotten you owned. No? Well, happened to me the other day. Peering out through a few shirts was my old velvet blazer, from HIGH SCHOOL (I graduated in ’06, practically vintage). 
I paired a lace top under the blazer, although enough to stand on its’ own it is nice to add to the delicacy of the jacket with a feminine blouse. Always go light under a heavy blazer like this one. It prevents you from becoming boxy and stiff, which are two words that should never be associated with a woman’s ensemble.

Photography by Brice
  1. Landi {The Lifestyle Guide} April 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

    How lovely!!! I wish my HS clothes still fit me but there’s absolutely no chance there ;) Love your blouse too there classy yet still feminine and sleek!

  2. Kimberly April 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Love how the blazer adds a depth & richness to an otherwise airy feminine look – well done! :)

  3. Audrey April 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    What a great blazer…you always dress up the classics so well! And yes, I feel like I’m constantly staring into my closet with nothing to wear!

  4. Krystin Lee April 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Those sunnies look great on you and love love the top knot!
    xo Krystin

  5. {jin} @ herimajination April 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    i love the lace top with the velvet! so femme!!

  6. CovetStile April 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    LOVE the sunglasses!

  7. Asia April 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I agree with your style tip, I often balance my blazers with lighter pieces to help give the look a bit of structure. sidenote: you graduated high school in ’06 sheesh I graduated college in 05, I am suddenly feeling really old.

  8. Daily Women April 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    REally nice blog, you are beautiful ! xoxo


  9. Temporary:Secretary April 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    You look so lovely, so smart and chic xxx


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