Commonwealth Ave

A couple weekends ago when I was packing for Boston I was expecting warm spring weather, sunshine, and minimal puddle jumping.

I could not have been more wrong.

Before leaving I became obsessed with this striped blazer from Loft. They were offering half off clearance pieces and I called my Loft to see if they had it. One size 6 in the store. I thought it would be the perfect layering piece, I'd practically wear it all weekend. And it was half off, making it the more palatable price of $42.

I only wore it this once, and I had to have a winter coat on over it. But really, I was just looking for some way to justify buying a blazer I did not need, because I already have this one, and they are really similar.

Winter weather aside, I had a great time in Boston. I got to spend time with all my Boston-dwelling friends and family members, see the miles of blooming magnolia trees down Commonwealth Avenue while daydreaming about what it might be like to live in one of those brownstones, and saw The Book of Mormon on the very last day it was in Boston; a complete of-the-moment decision, which turned out to be a very good one.

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The Rundown
Navy Blouse Thrifted similar
Striped Blazer Loft
White Jeans Old Navy
Silver Flats Cindy Says similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Pave Hexagon Earrings Thrifted similar
Alphabet Necklace c/o Gorjana & Griffin
Sunburst Pendant House of Harlow
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Nail Color "Your Hut or Mine?" Essie



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46 comments

  1. the blazer is beautiful - I'd have hunted for it, too! these pictures make me miss Boston. I'm hoping to visit my in-laws there next month, so thanks for a little preview!

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  2. so so cute! love the jacket but i love that necklace too girl!

    XO meghan
    citrus fashion

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  3. This blazer is really gorgeous! (And what a great price too!)

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  4. The blazer looks so chic paired with the white jeans! And you got a great deal on it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  5. These photos make me miss Boston so much! Glad you had a good tim.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  6. You look so fabulous. I love this pairing of white and navy. Oh, and my favorite stripes. Love that jacket. Beautiful photos.

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  7. It's a lovely blazer! I like the thin stripes and zipper details! Sounds like such a fun time in Boston!

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  8. Beautiful jacket, everything is pretty, gorgeous dear.

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  9. Such a cute blazer! I love it! You know, you can never have too many blazers. Hope you had a fantastic trip!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  10. You can never have enough of these blazers - perfect for a professional work attire as well as with jeans.
    Gorgeous look as always, Lyddie!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  11. Love the navy and white together. As we speak, Boston Weather is still not what I would like it to be. I'm still wearing sweaters; but we're getting there.
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a Great blazer and it fits you so very well. You will get lots of wear out of it and I know you already have the outfits planned. Enjoy!

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  13. Okay, so you may not have really needed this blazer - but it does look so lovely on you that I think the purchase was still justified. But that might be partly my bias, because now you have me thinking that I need a striped blazer. And possibly a vintage Coach bag, too!
    xox,
    Cee

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  14. I love the navy and white together! That is really cute and I definitely think the purchase was justified :)!

    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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  15. I don't think you can ever have too many blazers! Love this and the similar one:)
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful outfit, the blazer is gorgeous!!!

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  17. Really beautiful outfit and congratulations on finding that gorgeous blazer! x

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  18. Oh wow , your shoes are dreamy sweetie ., want them so bad !!!you look beautiful in this post

    N@NY

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  19. That is a great jacket. I love the zipper detail

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  20. That blazer looks great. The Book of Mormon was such a wonderful show. I had to get the soundtrack the next day.

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  21. Love the blazer and hope you had a great time in Boston (I'm from here!). Loved seeing your photos :)

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  22. LOVE this outfit! You are always so effortlessly pulling of the blazer look! I love it!
    Also, I am madly in love with your bag! xx

    <(') Hoda || JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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  23. nice blazer! beautiful pics!
    xo,
    yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/2014/05/kimono-and-flamenco-take-two.html

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  24. This blazer is perfect on you, it will go with so much!

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  25. These pictures are so beautiful and you look great! I love that blazer!!! xoxo Danielle @ www.fortheloveofleopard.com

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  26. really love the striped jacket and those tulips they really look so beautiful!

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  27. You knocked it out of the park with this look!
    Brett

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  28. Well the jacket is gorgeous, so it's okay, haha. Such a lovely texture, and sales are the best! :D
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  29. What a beautiful blazer! And such an urban nautical feel to the whole outfit! Just my kind of thing :)

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  30. I think it was a great purchase! Love this outfit and I love your necklace - i've not seen it with that center color.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  31. That is such a nice striped blazer, I can see why you bought it! :)

    Glad you had fun in Boston too :)

    Away From Blue

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  32. You look beautiful in these photos! Lovely background. Sorry for the cold but hope you enjoyed your trip!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  33. I'm in NY this week and I had so not packed right for this trip - I only have a light windbreaker and people are walking around in parkas and boots. Bah!

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  34. so classy!

    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  35. This whole look is so beautiful... classic and chic! I am loving this blazer and that navy blouse is such a great thrift find! Gorgeous photos too! :)

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  36. so glad you had an awesome trip! that navy & white looks fab on you Lydia.
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  37. Really lovely look dear!

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  38. LOFT has had so many cute blazers and jackets this year! Love this one and you styled it perfectly!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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  39. Looks like you had fun in my city!



























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  40. Wow magnolia trees ! you lucky ;)
    I like the new jacket, but i dont know if i would have spent that much. Well you've seen my shopping.

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  41. I love this outfit, especially your jacket, you look great!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  42. Love your new jacket and you can always send it to me if you don't like it. It's my size. Love the knot bracelet too.

    The Commonwealth area in Boston is my favorite, just gorgeous. Lucky that you get to live so close. =)

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