Outfit Details: J. Crew Campbell Blazer in Houndstooth | Topshop Camisole | Rag and Bone Murray Jeans | Fendi Peekaboo Purse | Steve Madden Stecy Heels | Baublebar Slim Bar Pendant | Celine Sunglasses (similar here) | Kate Spade Watch | Tarte Lipstick (Sass)
A blazer is one of those fall staple pieces that will last for years. There are many types of blazers available at many different price points, of course. This J. Crew houndstooth blazer caught my eye when I received the fall J. Crew Catalog but the higher price tag was concerning to me. J. Crew at the time was having a sale, but this blazer was excluded from it. So when I walked into my local J. Crew store and saw it, I was even more tempted. Knowing I could get the 15% educator discount, I tried it on. I am very glad I did that (as opposed to buying it online) because I realized the XXS was the perfect fit for me. It is so hard sometimes for me to size tops appropriately both because I have lost so much weight from pregnancies and because of the wide range of sizing between retailers. A J. Crew XXS is more like a small with other retailers. As for the blazer, I did finally buy it, and I am so glad I did. It is such a classic blazer that can be worn both for work and for a more casual look as shown here. If the high price point is still concerning to you, I have also found great blazers at places like J. Crew Factory, H&M, SheIn, and Ann Taylor.
I paired this with my Rag and Bone Murray Jeans and my Steve Madden Stecy Heels. My only critique of this outfit is that I wish I were wearing higher waisted jeans. I am very long waisted, but have a 26″ inseam. So when I wear lower waisted jeans with a top tucked in, I think this exaggerates my already short legs. I think this was at least counteracted with the 3″ heels. These heels though, while very attractive, are really only meant to be worn for short periods are time, and are not really practical. It was a nice look though for an evening out with my family.
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