Elie Tahari Linda blazer
Blazer, Elie Tahari; top, Gap Factory; pants, American Eagle; shoes, Calvin Klein; bag, MbMJ

So, I know it’s kind of early in the year to make these sort of pronouncements, but I think we have a contender for next December’s favourite outfits of the year post. I rarely feel that way about my casual Friday office ensembles, but I love how this one came together. This Elie Tahari blazer was an awesome score – it looks polished and professional, with just the right about of “edge”. Check out the side:

Elie Tahari Linda blazer
cool blazer details (side vents, hi-lo hem, leather trim)

I’m also wearing some of my favourite accessories here: the J. Crew earrings I wear almost every day to work, and a couple of special necklaces (the J. Crew tassel necklace I bought in Ottawa, and the Tiffany necklace my husband surprised me with this Christmas).

J. Crew art deco arrow earrings
My favourite office earrings (J. Crew)
J. Crew melody tassel necklace; Tiffany Paloma necklace
necklace layerin’ (Tiffany + J. Crew)

All told, happy memories + the satisfaction of looking well put together = winning. Talk about a satisfyingly productive Friday morning. And it all happened before I even got to work.

9 Comments on Ladies & Gents, We Have a Winner

  1. This look is the exact feel I want for my work wardrobe, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to accomplish it lately. Thanks for lots of good inspiration!

  2. I’m intrigued by the high-low hem on the blazer. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. Loving the leather detail on it though.

    Also, that necklace your hubby got you is gorgeous. He has great taste!

  3. Where’d ya find that blazer?! I’m always looking for a grey blazer that won’t wash me out (we have the exact same colouring).

    • I found this one at Winners (the Canadian version of TJ Maxx) but it’s an Elie Tahari blazer. It was kicking around on the clearance racks there for a while, but I’m guessing it’s gone by now. I believe that the name of it is the “Linda” – if you’re interested in this exact same blazer, eBay might be a good resource.

  4. Adina! I just discovered your blog through Franish and I’m so glad i did, for so many reasons – not the least of which is I am ALSO a 30-something professional mom of two who takes pics of her work clothes with an iphone and posts them on the internet! Oh and also, you have great style and you do capsule wardrobes which basically means I am now going to internet stalk you, mmmkay? 🙂

    • Hehe, I’ve been following your blog for a while now after I found it thru Outfit Posts. We’re in the same profession so I love to see what my peers are wearing. I just wish I lived in your climate, rather than mine. Anyway, welcome & see you around the interwebz 😉