Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nearing the Finish Line

24

24

Works Cited--Outfit 24
trouser jeans: loft
blazer, wedges: target
sweater: urban outfitters
necklace: ruche
belt: thrifted

So I'm on outfit 24 of 30 and nearing the finish line for this 30 for 30 (if you want to know which number outfit I'm on, I've been quietly listing it next to the works cited). I feel like I've really gotten the hang of remixing and I actually love making multiple outfits out of limited pieces--my creativity feels stronger, I don't worry when an outfit isn't perfect (which I think leads to better combinations in the end), and I am forced into dreaming up new ways to wear beloved pieces. Like I thought this blazer might look awkward with these jeans, but turns out I love the way they look together. And I might be coming around to blazers after all...

53 comments:

BiblioMOMia said...

You should indeed be coming around to blazers, because they look awesome on you! And I love the trouser jean--it's such a great item for grad students.

Super-fun neutrals mixing, too, btw...

Marie said...

I love wearing blazers. I had a suit in my closet from Banana Republic that I only wore to job interviews. One day, I put on the jacket, rolled up the sleeves & paired it with a tank and skinny jeans. I love not being "matchy" all the time & reserving certain items in my closet for certain events.
You're making me want to put on my trouser denim now...Love that necklace!!!

Jessica said...

i love this look on you! blazer, jeans, statement necklace - all totally awesome, and you wear it well!

Jessica
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Emily said...

Ooh, I love this. Blazers are awesome. I like your trouser jeans, although I feel sad now that I've gained five pounds and my own trouser jeans no longer fit. You've inspired me to go to either the gym or the mall :)

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Melissa said...

I love this outfit! It looks great on you! Plus blazers are great for any outfit. I am glad you are coming around to them!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

LOVE those pants! I see that they're Loft; I believe I tried on the same ones recently.

Liz (26 and Counting) said...

Per usual, I love this! I like that this is a bit "different" for you but still feels like you, you know? Plus that necklace is to die for.

Ashley said...

I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the 30 for 30 even at the end of the road. Might even have to try it the next round.

This outfit looks great!

Morgan said...

I love that blazer and your necklace!

SIENA.STYLE said...

I love this outfit!!

Rebecca said...

I love the blazer/trouser jeans combo. It's like a suit, but not really!

Bella said...

They look beautiful together. Well done!

Ayan said...

love the necklace! and this look is so classy!
lots of love, ayan

marcella said...

so neat and stylish

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Elaine said...

You look like a J.Crew model.

Bad Taste Toast said...

These pants look fab on you, the blazer too!

Courtney Erin said...

I just love this look - I wish I could look this polished in jeans and a blazer but somehow it never seems to happen.

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Erin and Caroline said...

What?? You look great in a blazer! I demand you wear them more (but only if you want too..haha)

This outfit is neat and classy. I love how the gold in the belt and your necklace match. I will definitely use this look as an inspiration.

And good job so far with the remixing!! You're almost there! =)

-Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

Chloe said...

Love, love, love your necklace!
I second what Elaine says about looking like a J Crew model.

O O N A said...

i love the look of those jeans. i can never pull of fleared jeans. you do it perfectly! (:

tanvii.com said...

You are doing so well. Couldn't even make out that you were doing the challenge.

NorahtheHen said...

I love this look, I have slim shoulders and normally have an issue with blazers too, but this look inspires me to at least try it! so cute on you :)

Kyla said...

Now, THAT'S how you do jeans and t-shirt! Infinitely chich and timeless ... LOVE.

kelsey said...

You look so happy! And pretty! Loving this look on you, T.

Evie said...

Confession: jeans and a blazer are definitely in my top 3 favorite looks ever. You make it all even better with trouser jeans. Way to keep it classy!

Teresa said...

I love this outfit. I have a closet full of blazers that I forget about now that I have a more casual dress code. I need to pull those babies out!

Paige Renae said...

Oh you lucky duck...due to recent sickness and a ridiculously large amount of homework, I'm a bit behind on my 30 for 30! You look fabulous--I love this look on you.
xo, Paige Renae

shealennon said...

I think I'm at the "I'm over it" stage rather than the "I'm totally rocking this" stage, so lets hope I get there soon! And I agree--that blazer looks great with those jeans!

Kayla said...

I am so loving that blazer with jeans. I need a blazer jean combo that fits me that beautifully. You're rocking this 30X30.

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Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

Ohh...I love this outfit! Very professional! And the necklace is adorable :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

This is such a smart look! You are the 30 x 30 master! :) (Well, maybe second in command to dear Kendi...)

Meg said...

I love this look! I just got a pair of trouser jeans, and you rock them with the blazer!

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The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that the 30x30's only make you stronger! hahaha It has been freaking hard for me!

Melissa said...

This outfit is one of my favs. It's so simple but put together at the same time.

Congrats for nearing the end of the challenge. I still think you are all crazy (in the most loving way possible) for participating so often! It's not an easy challenge.

Melissa

Mandy said...

I really love this outfit, and that necklace perfects the look!

Louise said...

That necklace is perfect, it goes so great with the grey and the blazer.

A. said...

Your legs look ten miles long in those pants! And the blazer/necklace combo makes it perfect for the classroom.

Emily said...

This outfit is perfection.

Sidewalk Chic said...

You look awesome -- you've had a great run on this remix challenge. I really love this outfit, and it reminds me that I will definitely have to turn to you and your blog for sartorial inspiration when I get back to academia soon:)

Courtney said...

I love when outfits turn out well, even if they start out seeming risky. I also really like how you paired your gray blazer with a brown belt, super cute!

Girls Gone Bloggin' said...

Seeing this post has just proven I need to buy a blazer =)

My Heart Blogged said...

I think the blazer looks really good on you. I love blazers so I'm a little biased. I also like shrunken blazers that come to almost a t-shirt length. I'm 5'4 so they look a little better on me.
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WobiSobi said...

Really cute, I love this look!

shana said...

Just found your blog and went through several looks, you are freaking adorable. =) great style love!

Jackie said...

I LOVE this outfit! I'm in a graduate psychology program and I have been struggling to find therapist outfits that convey both authority and approachability. Time to start shopping for some trouser jeans!

FutureLint said...

Oh my! You look perfect! I always feel wrong wearing a black blazer with dark wash jeans, until I look in the mirror and realize they are perfect together! You're the epitome of "hot professor."

Teresa said...

I am an absolute fan of blazers! And I must say, your trousers look divine on you! Lovely outfit! :)

   ♥ Teresa ♥
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Cynthia said...

That necklace is crazy awesome!!!

Angeline said...

Love this! It looks so comfy and so polished.

Christine said...

Wow! I am no obsessed with that necklace! so awesome!
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Colleen said...

love the blazer jean combo. i loved it and then read your text and saw you love it too. great.

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