Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Checks & Balances


Linen blazer: Sold Out| Mustard blouse: c/o HERE| Windowpane pants: Old| Fishnet socks: Nordstrom
Sandals: Old, other options HERE & HERE| Tote: c/o HERE

Have you recently acquired a piece that you've been on a mission to find? So have I!!! I recently scored the most perfect white linen blazer, which has literally been on my "To buy" list for at least 3 years. I was overjoyed when I finally found it while away on travel.
It's not that there haven't been others (every season a batch of white blazers hits the scene)...but there was always something about them that didn't suit my fancy: price, fit, or design. Now that I think about, fit is really a big factor for me when it comes to blazers. This explains why I don't own many - nor do I care for most pantsuits. 
A boxy top/jacket feels awkward (and it looks the part IMO) on my curvy frame, for me the secret to mastering it lies in a tailored look. When I scored this number at Nordstrom a few months ago, I really was in shock and disbelief! The fit was perfect AND it was on SALE (insert happy dance). Since then, I have  had the joi of discovering just how many things my newest addition goes with (see another look HERE) in my current wardrobe 😤
Today's ensemble is an example of such. I pulled out these pants from storage, added a dash of mustard and wah-la ⇒ an easy #ootd was born! I look forward to additional discoveries with this newbie 😉
Until next time,
XO

12 comments:

  1. Oh my, Joi! Loving this whole outfit. Those pants are adorbs and the pop of yellow just looks radiant against your skin. Like you I have a VERY hard time trying to make blazers work for my frame. I think your scored majorly with this linen blazer though! I'm so jelly...lol. Thanks for sharing. I have some pants similar to those and think I'll use this look for inspiration :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kishina!! These pants are keepers for sure, and the addition of the blazer has sealed the deal :) I think I've been under-utilizing mustard, LOL!
      XO

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  2. I Love this outfit and happy to know you are also shopping your closet. I still want to come play. .

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    1. Thank you Neti!!! I think my closet might prove to be a disappointment for you, LOL!!

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  3. Love the color in this outfit! You look amazing!

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  4. Yay another colour to wear with mustard! Super Hun. Jacqui
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  5. This is such a great outfit! I love that it's fashion forward yet perfect for work or a meeting! You look fab!

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  6. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party. Nice unmatched suit! I love the yellow pop of color.

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    1. I love how it came together too- thank you!!!

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