J. Crew beanstalk print blouse
Blouse, J. Crew (via consignment); blazer, J. Crew Factory; jeans, RACHEL Rachel Roy; shoes, Tory Burch (via consignment); bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

I call this professor chic, and I love it. I have no idea if actual college professors actually dress like this, ever, but in my imagination they do. Keep in mind that my imagined version of a college campus resembles a late-90s teen rom-com, despite the fact that my actual college experience was infinitely more prosaic; no Heath Ledger lookalikes running around, for one thing. More’s the pity.


You know what I’ve decided? This blazer is the best thing to hit my closet since … the last best thing that hit my closet, which was probably, like, 2 minutes ago. Hyperbole doesn’t really work in this context, because we’re talking about a crowded field, but take it from me: this blazer is bomb awesome. It goes with everything, and it’s just slightly off-beat but still professional-ish, so that I can feel edgy and interesting (?) yet office-appropriate while wearing it.

Also? Delicate jewelry is where I’m at, currently:

J. Crew beanstalk print blouse
Bracelet, Simons; ring, Winners

OK, now tell me: who was your 90s teen rom-com jam?

J. Crew beanstalk print blouse
tweedy, baby

19 Comments on Tweed & Ivy

  1. Yeah, that’s pretty much what we wear! I am, however, embarrassed to admit that I have only a single tweed jacket and it never gets worn.

  2. Lookin’ good! That blouse is really growing on me. I love how your incorporating it. Very classy. Unaffected elegance.

  3. Oh I love that ring! Also love the blouse and blazer. It’s the kind of blazer I would want, if I had any place to wear a blazer.

    • Thanks! It’s been a surprisingly versatile blazer- the greyish-blue colour goes well with everything, especially jeans.

  4. Paul Rudd from Clueless. Love that movie. I also covet Cher’s computerized closet system.

    The blazer is great! I have an “academic chic” blazer as well with real elbow patches. It’s one of my favourites too.

  5. Clarissa explains it all! God I loved it & all her coloured DMs. Also loved Sweet Valley High tho totes cheesy. I need to google those actresses, they were gorgeous. I still have all my SVH & SVTwins books!

    • OMG, that takes me back! That’s some early 90s goodness right there. Wait, we are NOT old enough to remember that, surely!

  6. Your Heath Ledger reference (tear, tear) makes me think of the movie Ten Things I Hate About You. It’s a high-school movie, but a Shakespeare play adaptation, which makes it awesome, right? On a fashion related note, I love this entire look. Those pieces go beautifully together!