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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Classic Blazer

Today is the Everybody, Everywhere Classic Blazer challenge, and I decided to go with this MaxMara blazer I found second hand which feels very classic to me. It also feels very much like menswear, even though the screaming pink silk lining might prove contradictory.
Classic Blazer

The lace dress makes me feel as though I were at a party and caught a chill and a gentleman offered me his jacket.
Classic Blazer

So that didn't really say 'Office' to me and I decided to give it even more of a menswear feel with oxfords and play up the 'office' elements with a simple bun and tiny pearl studs.
Classic Blazer

Hopefully I don't look like I was out all night partying and running to work in my same dress because it's all I had to wear...
Classic Blazer

The Rundown
Dress Charlotte Russe - Blazer MaxMara - Oxfords G by Guess Wonda - Earrings Avon

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41 comments:

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word love that dress!!! Charlotte Russe always has such cute items.

xo

eek said...

You look so pretty! I love that dress!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love blazers and this one looks beautiful on you, darling! Btw: I love your hair like that
Happy Tuesday
Muah

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love this dress!! It is so cute and the blazer adds just the right touch! You look great as always!

Courtney Erin said...

I love that pink lining in the blazer, it adds such a nice pop of unexpected color!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That lining is super fun!

dotty said...

the stripeyness of your blazer is awesome! and i like how you've concocted a whole scenario for your outfit. :)

Tashrin said...

This dress is incredible and one can see that even from a distance but what I like about the blazer is that it is subtle and very stylish...all those thin stripes and the hot pink lining really does it for me. :) It's a great piece Lyddie.

Love

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Rachel said...

Lovely outfit, and I think that the blazer really makes it perfect for an office setting. :D

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

Whoa, I love the lining of the blazer!!

lady sélénite said...

I love the pink inside the jacket and the dress is so great !
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Hazel☺ said...

your lace dress is gorgeous!

<3 hazel
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Marella said...

Gorgeous outfit!

Gracey said...

You had me at "screaming pink lining" - and the dress is pretty fabulous too.

BREAK FAST HABITS said...

Wow: now that's an outfit. You've balanced the masculine, feminine edges so perfectly! And all the different patterns, textures in it too! Lovely.

Lorena said...

That is SUCH a great dress !
I liked the look, it's tough on the outside and girly on the inside.

Linda said...

I love that sort of piece. Totally classic and classy and then it hits you with a fun punch of color. It's like a little secret.
The pattern mixing is wonderful as well.
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Suyinsays said...

beautiful - i love the cheeky pink jacket lining!
lots of love
s
xxxxx

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Amber Blue Bird said...

great look, great blazer

Rad in BK said...

Great classic blazer. I especially enjoy the lining!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Oh cute, i love this combo. The blazer is beautiful. Plus I love that dress your bought from Gap, new addition on your side bar.

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Rebecca said...

I like the contract between the wool blazer and the lace dress.

Eclectic Thrifty Chic said...

That dress is amazing!!! Love it times 100!

Mrs. J said...

This outfit is so put together, I love the way you thought about every piece including the accessories. Perfect mix of masculine and classy! Beautiful Look! :)

kristine [kristine. or polly.] said...

Great job on the EBEW challenge! I tried shopping for a blazer but they just didn't look right on me! Love the dress underneath, too!

Kavery said...

Classic dress and you've made it even better with the blazer. Love this combo!

Daniela said...

very very cute! love that blazer..! I never know about these challenges..next one I'll try to participate

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this! The shoes are awesome :D
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Sue said...

Another gorgeous outfit! The dress is so cute and I love that your lipstick matches the jacket lining! Nice.

The Fancy Teacup said...

That is such a darling dress. Your comment about appearing as if partying all night and then saved by a blazer from a gentleman made me laugh. Love the balance of feminineness and professionalism in this outfit.

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much love.

Eli said...

this outfit is the business! I love how the print on the jacket works so well with the lace dress. this would look great with heels too!

Shey said...

Lyddie I love your oxfors shoes, today is one of those days that I just feel like I need to buy something, not good, not good.

Ali said...

ERRRRYBODYYY
MOVE YO BOOODDYYYY

/is hit with an acorn and faints momentarily

Ah, yes, back up again, pippity pop. Hark! WHO GOES THAR. Okay, too much Macbeth reading lately, IS THIS A DAGGER WHICH I SEE BEFORE ME--

I really like your blazer. Them stripes are classy against them lace, my fair lady of the valley. And your shoes? FIT FOR A QUEEN.

Anna Jane said...

wow - love this outfit! such a great contrast of patterns.

Brittney said...

not "office" at all! i love how the lace makes you feel like a gentleman gave you his jacket--isn't it interesting how clothes totally can give us a "background story," even if just in our imaginations? a fabulous ensemble. really.
-brittney
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Kellie said...

Loving this outfit...so feminine despite the menswear inspired pieces.

Stacey Kay said...

Lovin this blazer! Great find.

xoxo
Stacey Kay
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this free bird said...

i am kind of bawling with glee over that bright pink lining...you score the BEST FINDS!

thx for the tips on hosting. i have a paid subs and am totally pissed!!

xo,
c

Alessandra said...

What a lovely outfit. Great blazer, great dress. You look adorable.

Alex Elizabeth said...

Whoaaaa I love the lining!! I don't think anyone would have looked at you and thought craaaaaazyyy partier she totally wore that out last night (although I'm pretty sure people think that about me sometimes)-- the bun and the pearls and oxfords ground the dress. I like the cool stripes on the blazer too, just noticed that in the last photo!

DaniellaBella said...

I love the very girly dress with the more structured jacket. The way you describe it is perfect and rather romantic!