Office wear, casual wear

This is kind of an old outfit - I wore it to go Christmas shopping on one of those warm, rainy weekends in December. (Obviously photos didn't happen that day.) When I did my closet clean out back in November, I found this beautiful Max Mara blazer (it's lined in hot pink silk!) tucked away in a drawer. Out of sight out of mind.

Since I hadn't managed to wear it to work before getting laid off, and I would hate myself for letting it sit unworn for another season, I decided to pair it with my goes-with-everything chambray shirt and go shopping. There is no question that I wouldn't wear this to the office, but I think it suits me just fine for running around on the weekend, dodging puddles and battling crowds.

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The Rundown
Chambray Shirt Tommy Hilfiger via TJMaxx similar
Blazer MaxMara via Cocos similar
Black Pants Gap
Boots Migliorini via TJMaxx buy on ebaysimilar
Hobo Bag Hayden-Harnett c/o Linger Rose
Ring Taken for Granite similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color Essie Bordeaux


  1. That is a great jacket for a weekend of errands or the office. I do love a great blazer! Maybe you will wear this to your next gig!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  2. That blazer is so good, glad we unearthed it in the closet, ha ha. And loving all your accessories.

  3. I am trying to shop more in my own closet this month. (Saving up for something) This totally reminds me of a blazer that I haven't worn on the blog yet. I doubt it will look as comfortable as yours but I should try styling it like you did here!

  4. look at all the cute outfits i missed this season, didnt do much shopping coz of the baby bump. Really loving the blazer you look great!

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  5. That blazer is too fabulous to just be sitting around in your closet! I love how you styled it for a more casual look.

    The Tiny Heart

  6. What a fantastic jacket! I love it with the oxford shirt!

  7. That'd be a perfect work look for me! So glad that perfect blazer was rediscovered, amazing things emerge when closets are cleaned, right?

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  8. Hooray! That is by far one of the best parts of a good closet cleanout--the hidden treasures! I love this blazer. It was a good find for sure!

  9. This is so sophisticated and classy I love it

  10. Classic work look, love the boot and blazer the most.


  11. You had this beautiful Max Mara blazer sitting in your closet, unworn?! Where do I even begin... except by saying that I'm so glad you took it out because it is a beauty and definitely deserves to be worn (and reworn, and reworn.) Personally, I'm actually more a fan of this kind of look with a blazer - casual denim skirt, comfortable pants, etc. - than of the overly business-like styling of them... But I can see this working beautifully in an office, too.

  12. Such a great blazer, I love th structure they add to an outfit. :)

  13. super cute! i always need some office looks :)

  14. The boots are a perfect twist to the whole officee outfi.
    Happy New Year Lydia.

  15. LOVE this blazer!!! I am always wearing a blazer casually - its the perfect piece to spruce up a casual outfit.


  16. Thats a great structured blazer! Glad you found it and hope you're keeping it! :)

  17. Great look! That bag is really pretty and I love your jewelry. That is a really great blazer and definitely works as well for casual life as it would i the office.

    See What Katie Wears

  18. it's a really nice jacket lydia. i love the print and how you paired it with black. really cool rhinestone necklace.

  19. Your shirt and blazer are amazing(and not to mention your pretty necklace), but the best accessory is your smile. True style is knowing who you are and loving and accepting you! - Sierra of and

  20. It is a great outfit and I would wear it on a casual Friday. I hope you find an office that will love your style!

  21. oh i love the pattern on this blazer! so classic!

    cute & little

  22. such a chic and classic look
    love those boots

  23. Chic outfit, love the blazer!!!

  24. I love anything lined in hot pink! It's a great staple and you could use it as a light summer jacket in a few months too!

  25. What a great jacket !
    I think it was a great idea to wear it.
    and wait.... i dont think i have seen that bag before.