Outfit Idea // Plaid Blazer Holiday Look

For my second holiday look (see the first here), I went for the high school band concert vibe.  Just kidding, but that's what I joked as I put it on.  This plaid blazer is definitely a little Blair Waldorf, okay, a lot Blair Waldorf, but it's also a classic that will never go out of style.  The bow tie might be a little over-the-top for most people, but not for the fashion risk takers.  I really love how the red strappy shoes sexify the whole look and the statement earrings add a hit of bling, both accessories take this look to a non-band geek place.  Oh and I forgot to talk about my clip in extensions!  How fun is it to change up your look and add a ponytail at a moments notice! 

Plaid Blazer
mixed plaid outfit
J. Crew Plaid Blazer
Holiday fur coat
Plaid Blazer with bow
plaid holiday outfit
Crystal statement earrings
tartan blazer

blazer: J. Crew / shit: Banana Republic / bow tie: Crew Cuts / jeans: Madewell / earrings: Victoria Emerson / shoes: Shutz / coat: vintage 


It's Friday I'm in Love (with the messy J. Crew Hair)

It get's me every time.  I browse the J. Crew Style Guide every month, of course I ogle over the clothes, but I am simply amazed by the hair.  How can it be so messy and so elegant at the same time?  How do they make a bride look perfect, while also looking disheveled?  Every time I try to mimic this look on my own head it's a total bust.  I usually error on the side of too tight and clean, then when I attempt to make it messy, I take it too far in that direction.  I found this post on Into the Gloss in which J. Crew's style director, Gayle Spannaus explains the art of the undone bun.  It sounds a little oversimplified to me, but that won't stop me from trying again once my hair grows out.  

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Have a fun weekend!