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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

AT THE OFFICE IN MY STRIPED BLAZER FROM JESSICA LONDON

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
It's only Tuesday and I am already tired and slightly stressed out from work. At least I have going to Baltimore this weekend to look forward to.  The weather has done a 180 and it's a bit chilly in NYC. I must admit that I was a little glad about it because it gave me a chance to wear my new striped blazer.
I got this blazer as a gift from Jessica London for attending their blogger conference (post to come later about that). As always I have to keep it real with you. I have never shopped at Jessica London because I thought they were for the more mature crowd who likes ribbed turtlenecks in every color in the crayon box.
I was attending the conference for another blog, but, as always, I am open minded to companies who want to make better clothes for the plus size community and understand our fashionable needs. After the conference was over, the group of bloggers who attended were told that we could order anything we wanted from the Fall catalogue. I was skeptical because once again, their past collections were not my taste or for my age group ( So, I thought). Since I'm in that age group where I am not 21 anymore but I'm not 40 either, I am very careful about the pieces I choose, because I want to look my age.
While, I do not like everything from Jessica London, I did find a couple of nice pieces (like this blazer) that I can work into my wardrobe. The stripes and side paneling of polka dots is what drew me to this blazer. When I first saw it in their catalogue, I was like no, this is not going to work, but, then I stared at it and said, why not give it a try. It reminded me of the old Ralph Lauren striped blazers.

To make it fit my style, I am wearing it with skinny black jeans, my pink gladiator sandals, and a basic v-neck tee. I chose a charm necklace to make the look a little more interesting. This weekend I am going to take the blazer to the tailor and have him take it in a little bit on the sides and in the arms for a fitted look. I will rock the blazer again with a mini pencil skirt to switch it up.

As Tim Gunn always says, sometimes you have to make things work. I rolled up the sleeves and popped the collar to add a little flavor to the blazer.

What do you guys think about the blazer?

What I'm Wearing:
Blazer-Jessica London
Skinny Jeans-ASOS
T-shirt-Old Navy
Shoes- Mixx Schuz
Necklace-NY&Co
Bag-Loft

9 comments:

Aryn said...

cute outfit!

Anonymous said...

You look so stylish and chic! I wish i looked that good going to work!!!

stylishous said...

Great office look. It is still professional, but you add that pop of color with your shoes & the pinstripe white blazer to keep the sass going. Nice!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I think how you styled it is what stands out. The popped collar and bright shoes and fitted pants all flow perfectly together!

simplymayraaa said...

i love how your being so honest and telling your true opinions about Jessica London! i too would never think to look there for myself, but i love how that blazer looks on you and i may give them a second look now :)

judith said...

CUTE.....

Jennifer aka. Jasifer said...

Stylish as always! ;) love

Cara said...

Im a blazer freeaakkk so gotta say loving it....i thought the same about j. london!!! and the heels love how you incorporated tht pop of color into the outfit very pretty :)

Anika Sweetfaced Style said...

I love it! you look fab!

<3

ps, hope to make it to your blogroll some day sweetheart :)

xxx

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