7.07.2009

Blaze Daze

Don’t worry mas petites, I’m not bewildered and confused; nor am I in some shopping-induced stupor. Rather, I’m simply dazed over the decadence of blazers. Once thought of as a staple for the businesswoman’s wardrobe; it’s a piece that has made its way out of the boardroom and into the depths of bohemian society and the club-hopping, cocktail drinking social scene alike. It’s a wear-with-anything bit of beauty dripping with sophisticated effervescence and class. And yes, it can’t wait to meet you.

Urban Outfitters "Lux Little Brother Blazer" I’ve always wanted a big brother. Perhaps more for the chance to flirt with his cute friends, than to use as a confidante of sorts; but, nonetheless, it was not meant to be. Now I realize that I simply should have aimed for a little brother; for if this Lux Little Brother Blazer is any indication, he would have been the perfect clothes-swapping ally for all of my fashion desires. A shrunken, cropped fit makes it look as if you’ve swiped this straight out of your little bro’s closet; yet the feminine, black tie affair details – including a back hem slit, a one button placket, and three button cuffs – provide a glamorous girly edge to this black bombshell. Looking for a way to dress up your distressed acid-wash jeans? You’ve just found it.

Free People "Studded Stripe Blazer" No, I am not a wannabe member of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, I simply can’t resist a good studding every now and then, and this ivory Studded Stripe Blazer is decked out in them. Unlike the typical blazer, you will not find a notched collar, or button down front here; in their place there are round metal studs, a standing collar, and an open front, embellishments that add a sense of rock ‘n’ roll to a piece of clothing that is oftentimes regarded as stuffy and boring. This is a blazer that would work wonders when topping a plain white tee and mini; or accessorized with long metal chains, and dazzling cocktail rings. An added bonus? The striped wool makes it feel more like a comfy cardigan than a baggy blazer. Oui, this beauty possesses all the creaminess of vanilla ice cream, topped with the sultriness of whipped cream and a bright red cherry.

Victoria's Secret "Boyfriend Blazer" I long for the day when a handsome boy invites me to a swank cocktail party. He’ll be wearing a dark-hued blazer over a crisp, white button down; I’ll be dressed to the nines in an elegant, sleeveless cocktail dress, my hair pulled into a sassy updo. We’ll make our way out to the balcony (there’s always a balcony, isn’t there?) where the brisk air will leave goosebumps upon my arms. He’ll remove his jacket, and place it about my shoulders, and...we’ll live happily ever after. Sure, it hasn’t been left upon my arms by a handsome fellow, but this Boyfriend Blazer is most definitely the material morsel of my fantasy. The loose fit would look lovely when placed about a teeny tiny cocktail dress, or simply dancing atop a pair of denim; while the front flap pockets seemingly call out to be filled with silk cocktail napkins, or a flirty pair of dark aviators. Due to the fact that I’m single at the moment, I think it only proper that this blazer represent my beau for the time being!

Pins and Needles "Patchwork Blazer" Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Pins and Needles? Well, they’ll simply dress me in all sorts of fabulousness via their versatile Patchwork Blazer. A coat of many colors has been completely updated to take on a more hip, youthful vibe by giving it a slim cut, adding multiple front pockets, and garnishing it with an array of wild shades tossed together haphazardly to make it an item that you’ll wear over and over again thanks to its multifaceted nature. This is just chaotic enough to thrill the oftentimes vicious Blair Waldorf, known for her kooky color combinations; yet tame enough to become fundamental in your vintage-craving closet.

Alice + Olivia "Cotton Sateen Rolled Sleeve Blazer" love a layered look. A layered look that lets a little dash of color peek out from underneath to tease and tantalize the world. A hidden style that lurks underneath the top coat, hiding from the outside. Thus, the Cotton Sateen Rolled Sleeve Blazer has become quite the object of my affection. It may look like a simple black blazer, woven with a two-button closure for those times when it gets a little nippy; a notched collar sitting about the neck, pockets sitting squarely atop the hip, and above the chest. But no, this seemingly little black blazer has a little secret in the form of contrasting white cuffs that adorn the sleeves, fooling the world into believing that you’re wearing a white top underneath, when really it’s simply a trick of the eye, a sleight of hand, so to speak. One that adds a little volume and sass to an otherwise plain LBJ. Roll one my way, s’il vous plait!

Have you found yourself in a blaze daze yet, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Urban Outfitters, Free People, Victoria's Secret, Singer22 for the pictures.
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49 comments

Little Red said...

Definitely loving blazers right now!
I'm still on the hunt for the perfect one!

Cypriotchick said...

I am definately in a blaze daze and have been for a while! i bought my first blazer last year and started raiding my mothers closet for her blazers this year! i also recently bought a wicked houndstooth blazer!

Cypriotchick
cypriotchick.blogspot.com

fashionbox said...

really like the checked one, i have one similar!

channy

jayne said...

i need that striped blazer

tanya said...

I love the rolled sleeves with the blazer--so effortlessly chic!

Keith said...

I really like the second and third photo. Hope you're doing well so far this week.

stdgals said...

I love the UO Lux blazer... am looking for one but my "one" seems to elude me. Either too expensive or something is just not right...

Delectable Swank said...

I am loving the blazer. I don't know why I don't have one yet! They seem like the perfect item to put over a cute top or the finishing touch to any outfit.

Annie Spandex said...

I have a lavender corduroy blazer that is so great with a flowy tank and skinny jeans!

Claire said...

For some reason, I've been craving a black sequinned blazer! I've had a black velvet one for 6 years now, and my Ralph Lauren oversized preppy navy one (like the boyfriend one above, but I'm also single!) is used so often in my wardrobe. I love the striped one, very different.

h said...

thank you<3

Love the great inspiration on your blog, keep up the good work:)

Charlotte said...

I am totally in love with the pins and needles patchwork blazer! The colours are beautiful!

I must say, blazers are my favourite fashionitem this year! I wear them as often as I can, because they're easy to match ;D.

Sasi said...

I really like the first three ones.
I haven't got a blazer, I feel like it wouldn't look good on me. But I'm also curious to try one.

Is This Real Life? said...

Oh i love a good blazer, very cute selection!

butterfly said...

I love my blazer, its such a simple way to smarten up what could otherwise be a really casual outfit.

Melissa said...

I've always been a fan of blazers! :)

miriam said...

pins & needles is so my fave. i want now! xx.

Kristin said...

I NEED the UO blazer!!

Laura Gerencser said...

LOVE the first blazer! I need one!:):):)

Meream said...

Yes, there is always a balcony. Perhaps a Frank Sinatra song is playing, too. ;-) I love shopping for vintage blazers.

jC said...

No! How wild. It's like MJ has created a black&white meme.
I always wanted one, too (older bro). It was just me & my sister (2 yrs younger). All the girls who had older brothers were always being teased mercilessly, tickled, pranks, etc.. at least they learned how to handle boys. Plus, I assumed that they'd have their brothers' friends to go out with. Also, it was the one thing my parents couldn't possibly give me, unless they took in a delinquent foster child.

Finally, when I was 8, they did get me a baby brother, who is now much bigger than me. He's a musician and had older friends so eventually I got my wish: I did get to go out with some of his friends, after all. And come to think of it: my favourite faded tangerine tee with George Harrison's face silk screened on it, has his summer camp name tag on it! Hooray for younger brothers.

Couture Carrie said...

I'm in a total blaze daze, darling! Especially loving the striped one!

xoxox,
CC

jC said...

p.s. I find it really difficult to throw clothes out, so I've got several black and navy blazers, and I've been wearing that look all my life. I also like it over slim jackie O dresses & ballet pumps, with the sleeves pushed up, for summer nights.

jC said...

p.s.s. sorry sorry sorry - I posted all that before I even saw the part about the boyfriend jacket & the balcony! I've had that look, usually by accident, with my (now) husband, usually because I wasn't dressed warm enough. It's not quite as romantic as you'd think, it's usually accompanied by the line: 'For f**'s sake, Jill, didn't it occur to you it would be cold on the...' (Insert boat/balcony/whatever)
Luckily, he does have some well made jackets, and I still think it's a good look! : )

la petite fashionista said...

i LOVEEE this look! every chic girl in paris is sporting a boyfriend blazer (esp. like the victoria's secret style), boyfriend shorts, and ankle booties! :)

Diane said...

that first one is too cute for words. i must have it!

sherin said...

I love blazers these days. (Also, having an older brother is quite fun).
Anyway, blazers are such a cool poece of clothing. Great for a casual day shopping and a fun night out.

Marian said...

wonderful blazers, how cool is the stripey one! would so wear each one honey
xx
marian

FabBlab said...

I want a blazer!! It's too hot here to wear one. It's too hot to where any type of clothes in India as of this week.
Ugh.
I adore blazers though. And I love the patchwork one as well as the Free People studded striped blazer.
Also, the Victoria's Secret one. Though, anything looks good on Doutzen Kroes :P

XO
A*
*awaiting cooler weather*
http://www.FabBlab.blogspot.com

fashiongrail said...

I'm all about blazers! I must have at least a dozen of them. Great picks:)

Emily said...

Loving the cute patchwork one! Sweet and summer all at once! -e

Amelia said...

Blazers are so great! I'm definitely a fan of the fit of boys' blazers, but UO is a little too expensive. I got mine in the boys' section at the thrift store!

La Couturier said...

Blazers are one of my ongoing obsessions (since I was five, I've always loved them, well, loved stealing my mother's, actually). I already have quite the collection, but I always need more!

bisous,
La C.

E said...

Oh no! Why did you have to post that incredible striped Free People blazer??!!! Now I need it!!

archivingfashion said...

I absolutely ADORE blazers, especially the cropped and fitted ones with 3/4 length sleeves. Whilst doing my obligatory (ha) online shopping, I noticed both the Free People and the Urban Outfitters ones and feel in love. They are both GORGEOUS!!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love blazer... I've had my eye on that Free People :) so cute

LML said...

i already have 2 black ones - a cropped and bf one... but i still want more lol!! def for this fall!

zupu said...

Fab post dear! I love that first look for an aperitivo time with friends and that last one to wear at work!

teenfashionista said...

That striped one is such a find!!! Oh, Free People...

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Adorable post. I love the Victoria secret blazer. I am deffinatley longing for my prince charming to let me borrow his blazer!

xx

yiqin; said...

I love blazers!I just bought one the other day :D

Panda said...

I loved reading your post - i have 2 blazers and i was looking for one more the other day. Now i definately know which one to buy! I adore that Free People one, it is very sailor chic....

Thanks, x

Damsels said...

great to make a post about blazers
wow ive neverheard of a little borther blazer . ireally dig that .
congrrats for showing something new

Neira said...

blazers are so hot, the only problem with them is finding the right "fit" without looking boxy or slouchy, its hard!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i adore blazer of all shapes and size. : )

Eda said...

I love blazers, but the weather is too hot for the moment for them...they have to wait until fall.

Dina-Dyorre said...

I NEED that striped one. NOW.

Kristiana V said...

i love the studded stripe blazer and the playsuit of the pins and needles blazer! :)

Apt. #34 said...

I heart blazers!

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