After years of searching for the perfect velvet blazer, I’ve finally found my Goldilocks version: not too structured, not too soft, and the color and fit are Just Right.
A blazer this good you don’t save for special occasions. I’ve been wearing it regularly with my casual outfits. For a daytime running-errands-meeting-a-friend-for-coffee look, I styled it with a striped tee and jeans. I cuffed the sleeves for a more casual look, and may have them shortened to my preferred length.
This tee is a nice variation on the traditional marinière. The red-navy-taupe colorway adds a pop to my neutrals, and the cut isn’t too long. I’m wearing the Small here. It’s also offered in a traditional navy-on-white stripe, as well as pink stripe, and up to size 3X.
These earrings are from ABLE, a lifestyle brand that’s focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women. They offer jewelry, scarves, leather goods, denim clothing and footwear made by women in Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru and also in Nashville, TN. I bought the earrings because I loved the design, and was delighted to support a company that’s supporting women. They’re very lightweight and comfortable to wear. Lipstick is NARS “Red Square.”
Photos by Tannaz Photography. We often meet on Abbott-Kinney Blvd. in Venice Beach to take photos, because there are so many great backdrops. (And good coffee places!)
Have you found any Goldilocks (“Just Right”) pieces lately?
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