J. Crew Regent beaded collar blazer
Blazer, J. Crew; top, LOFT (swap); pants, Banana Republic; shoes, Anne Klein

Now, I am NEVER going to be a cool weather person, but this blazer is making me almost wish that spring would stick around a little longer this year. Its thick wool is not exactly summer-friendly, and I don’t want to put it aside just yet. So, I’m wearing it any and every chance I get – to work and on weekends.

J. Crew Regent beaded collar blazer
tweed + leopard print?

I’ve worn a version of this outfit before, but I switched things up a bit with lace and leopard print this time. Both are things that can be tricky in an office-setting, but the blazer is somber enough to take care of the business side of things, so to speak.

Armani watch
10 years and, um, no longer ticking … but still looking good

For a weekend visit with friends, I subbed a cotton tee, comfy cords, and different shoes for a look … that doesn’t look all that different, but is. Scout’s honour!

J. Crew Regent beaded collar blazer
Blazer, J. Crew; top, Old Navy; pants, AG (via Kijiji); shoes, Ivanka Trump; bag, MbMJ

Nature hasn’t quite caught up to the calendar just yet, but spring is definitely here. Only the tiniest bit of ice left, see:

the river valley in spring
the river valley in spring
J. Crew Regent beaded collar blazer
almost feels like summer

4 Comments on For Work, And Play

  1. We are actually having quite a lovely spring – unusually so for us! However, I’m finding it cool some days so I’m sure you’ll still get lots of use out of that blazer. I’ve retired all of my winter sweaters and am living happily in cardis and skirts along with pulling the Tshirts out of retirement.

    I really like how you showed that the blazer can go from work to dressed-up casual weekend. I feel like I need to start getting more mileage out of the more casual blazers by wearing them on the weekend, and this post is a good template to do that!

    • I usually keep blazer strictly for office wear, but I’m realizing that I’m missing some great re-mixing opportunities. Some of the less structured blazers I have are actually quite comfortable, so they can certainly pull double duty on the weekends.

  2. I agree, the blazer is fabulous. I tried it on in Ottawa last fall but they didn’t have my size. It looks great on you in both style versions.