Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wardrobe Diaries: The Schoolboy Blazer












































Confession time, I adore everything about schoolboy blazers, from their fit and fabric to their little gold buttons and accentuated shoulders. Unlike other blazers what's so great about the schoolboy type is how easily they transition from casual wear to business wear. I threw on some fun coloured pumps to break up an otherwise tonal look. Please tell me I'm not the only one who matches my lips to my shoes.

Perfect fit aside, these blazers also take me back to my school years where I was stuck wearing a navy wool Ralph Laurenesque schoolboy blazer (more Harry Potter than Gossip Girl) everyday for the entire 6 years of my secondary education. At the time I couldn't wait to break free of my stuffy uniform. Who knew years later I'd still be wearing the same thing. This leads me to wonder.. will I still be wearing skinny jeans when I'm 80? I'm sure I'll be gaunt and sickly enough to pull them off a la Alexa Chung.



{ zara blazer similar version by j.crew . target tee . bettina liano jeans similar version here . zizi for florsheim pumps now on sale . clutch thanks to boticca . zara brooch . lipcolour violet crush by estee lauder }

60 comments:

Marsa said...

i have the jcrew one! looks great on ya :)

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Rebecca said...

Probably one of your best looks ever Jenee....classic, chic, and everything in between!!! And how cute are those shoes??

REBECCA
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Joy Shana said...

Gorgeous,love the shoes
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kcomekarolina said...

that looks fab!



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K.
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Emily said...

absolutely love this outfit! x

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Cait Val said...

this look is fabulous on you!!!! the whole thing was looking so classic & chic and then you elevated the look with those to-die-for-pink-suede-heels!!!!! love love love.

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Jasmine Moktan said...

so very nice :D

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Loulou said...

I love a blazer with jeans too. Perfect way to go a little bit dressy but still casual. Your shoes are dynamite!

Loulou

Selene said...

perfect! <3

Amy said...

I totally match my lipstick to my heels!!! You are not alone!! Love this look, might be stealing it! ;)

xx Amy
Leopard and Lillies

Valeria Alvarez said...

I love that kind og blazers they always put an outfit together. The shoes are amazing! lovely color!

Kisses
<3 Val
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xx Macie said...

classic look offset by some seriously fabulous shoes :)

amen fashion xo.

Rachel said...

Those shoes are to die for! I always love how classic a blazer is, and navy is a great alternative to black!

Life Unsweetened

alongobucco said...

Blazers are such a closet staple. I love your navy version, and the ADORABLE bee pin. Such a great addition!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Always Maylee said...

Those shoes are totally making me drool. They are fabulous. Love the blazer too. You look gorgeous! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Baking in Couture said...

Those shoes are super hot and match your lipstick perfectly. Just discovered your cute blog! If you like... I'm hosting a Happy Halloween $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway on the blog. Come visit & enter. Xo Inna

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John Marine said...

Very casual look, and while not really into oxford pumps, those are SUPER chic! This blazer is very nice on you to compliment this otherwise casual outfit.

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Me too, me too!!! I am such a blazer girl, it's pretty much all I own. I just bought another this weekend (J Crew black cashmere, like I needed that) Anyway, I also grew up wearing a private catholic school long cardigan with white blouse and pleated skirt, which is why I favor them to this day, even though I hated wearing them growing up. (don't wear too many pleated skirts though these days). I love your thought about being Alexa Chung skinny when you're in your 80s, that is something to look forward to, although I hope I outgrow my love for skinnies sooner, haha! p.s. Love your lipcolor!

xo Mary Jo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Jenee, your shoes are so HAUTE! Omg'd they are gorgeous. Love style and color! Your lippy does match them. HAHAHAHA You are GOOD! I've always been a fan of blazers. I went to private Catholic school all my life. In high school we had to wear them! They always looked great on everyone and it created a very POLISHED look. It's a classic. I love the pin you added to yours. Those adornments are really cute! Great post and you look beautiful as always doll.
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Fabulous Petite said...

Ha ha ha. I wonder that too Jenee, can I still wear skinny jeans and leather when I am 80? I actually love the matching lip and shoes. This look is so effortless chic to me. love it.

XO
Sam
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Nancy said...

I AGREE! I love blazers. It's so classic and sophisticated! Love how you styled this one with those incredible heels! =)
xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

Ang Lam said...
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Ang Lam said...

Love your style!! A new follower, stay in touch <3

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Zhanna Frid said...

I love lilac and navy together. Beautiful look.
XO,
Zhanna
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Anouka said...

Beautiful blazer and brooch! Navy looks great on you.

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Chioma said...

i love that blazer and those pink heels!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Jamie E. Anthony said...

this looks beautiful/adorable! i love the pin on the lapel! very nice touch!

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Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Gorgeous outfit; I love navy and hot pink together and this is the perfect combination.

Also, in regards to my merkin post the other day, I think I first read about a merkin in some historical fiction novel a long time ago, and once the image was in my head I couldn't shake it. Now I see them everywhere. Obviously, lol.

Allison said...

OMG you look amazing and you found the shoes!!! I need to order them now! ;) And I think that's its super awesome that you match your lipstick to your shoes- that's some serious dedication and I wish I could take the time to do that!
:)
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Jo Abiog said...

my eyes are drawn to your brooch.. how chic!
and pink goes with everything.. lips and heels and hey, maybe even nails? i love it!!

♥, Jo
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Joyce said...

Wow I love the blazer and the brooch (it's so cool)! And your shoes are amazing, I absolutely love the bright color :) now following.

Cielo said...

I definitely agree with you! School boys' blazer are so cool and cute at the same time :)




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Sheila said...

You look amazing Jenee!!! I love this blazer look. I just love blazers in general too! It's my newest obsession. haha.. :) I LOVE your shoes too!! I couldn't stop looking at them.. 0_0

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Lavender Loafers said...

You look really really Stunning!!! Adorable!!!
I Follow you now to keep in touch and maybe you will follow me back:)

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Marisa @ Broke with Designer Taste said...

I seriously love this! I love how simple this outfit is: classic navy blazer, jeans, a tee, and some amazing shoes. PS, I am in love with that bee pin!!

Marisa
http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

Bettina said...

Big fan of blazers, they always pull any look together so nicely and huge fan of these fake out booties!

Nat said...

I love blazers but school blazers are some of my favorites, navy is the best. Great great post!

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Fashion Tales said...

What a great outfit Jenee, especially with the smashing heels! I love and wear school blazers so much, definitely because of versatility to dress up or down for an outfit. xx :)

Susie said...

I love those shoes, and I love that you matched your lip color to them – so cute.

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biscuitsandnavy said...

Such a classic look while the shoes give this a little spice! Love the lipstick color too! Perfect Post:) xo

Lindsay K said...

You look lovely. Love the pop of magenta!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i really love a great blazer they are closet staples. i also love rolling up my jeans like you did and those heels you paired with this outfit are great

Stacy said...

I'm in loooove with this look!!!
xoxo
Stacy

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Little Rus said...

What a beautiful look!!!!! Love the lipstick matching shoes (fab!) and the whole outfit. Gorgeous! x

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love this simple look! I bought a navy blazer in the spring and will have to pair it with a white shirt and bright heels next time. I never thought about matching my lip color to my shoes! It looks great! Although, if I did my lips would either be black or brown... Looks like I need better shoes!
~Jessica
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Inés said...

My kind of outfit, a little in the tomboy side but...ta da! absolutely amazing and ultra feminine pumps ind tat shocking color! Perfect!
It’s always so pleasant to visit your site!
Have a great weekend!
Big hugs!
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shay said...

What a fantastic outfit! that blazer is great and that pin.....oh gosh its lovely.
thanks so much for the lovely comment, i love your blog and can't wait to read more xx

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trishie said...

Looking very good there! I too have been looking to buy a new blazer for myself. Might have to check out Zara soon! Love the brooch too.

Well... said...

Oh wow, this look oozes casual chicness. Love the mix of a polished blazer with jeans!
Plus, fun shoes in a bright pink color? Oh yes :)

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dreamingincashmere said...

haha! I hope I'm still around when you're 80, so I can see you rocking skinnies!! I LOVE this look! Such a fan of blazers & your shoes are fab!
xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

JANICE G said...

nice blazer!

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Miss Betty Boop said...

I absolutely love your outfit. so casual and femminine :D very nice

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Kelly Ann said...

Gorgeous, I love the navy on navy!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

honey my heart said...

great outfit. really like your blazer.

NewLife said...

That lovely blazer is such a good colour on you. And I LOVE your shoes.

NLxx
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ROXTHEFOX said...

Love that you paired it with purple heels. Great blog, would you like to follow each other?

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Jessica Cai said...

great casual look! my favorite is your broach and pop of color in the lips/shoes :) xo jess
www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

Lindsey A. Turner said...

I love this look! Your shoes are so gorgeous and so are you! just found your blog through Hellocotton!

Lindsey
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Crazy Style Love said...

I LOVE that blazer! Those shoes are gorgeous and I really love them paired with this chic outfit!

xo Jenny
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Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

I love this, Jenee!! You probably know by now that I'm obsessed with jackets. Love this outfit and those pink pumps really pops.

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