Blazer, J. Crew (via consignment); top, LOFT (swap); pants, BR; shoes, Ellen Tracy; bag, YSL (via eBay)
Blazer, J. Crew (via consignment); top, LOFT (swap); pants, BR; shoes, Ellen Tracy; bag, YSL (via eBay)

Ever since I saw Lisa from Respect the Shoes rocking this Liberty print J. Crew blazer, I have wanted to get my greedy hands on one. After about a year of unsuccesful eBay stalking, I had more or less given up on finding one for a reasonable price. Consignment deus ex machina to the rescue! I recently found this blazer in like-new condition for only $35. Admittedly, it’s a size too big, but that’s something I can live with, in the circumstances.

A memorably floral blazer is not the most versatile piece ever, but this one is too cute for such considerations. The subtle hints of colour within the print make it fairly easy to accessorize … were it not for one tiny problem. I don’t have a lot of solid colour tops in my work closet. I usually stick to the formula of solid colour blazer/cardigan + print top, which makes the reverse a bit more challenging. Luckily, I do have a few tops that I think will work with it, so keep an eye out for more OOTDs to come.

worth the wait
worth the wait
vintage brooch
vintage brooch

The other thing you’ll be seeing a lot is this vintage brooch. I’ve suddenly taken to wearing it All. The. Freaking. Time. I don’t know what that’s about (I go through phases with my jewelry, so it may be that), but I do know that this brooch seems to go with everything, which doesn’t hurt. I feel like I’m getting a lot of side-eye from my other, much-less loved brooches every time I reach for this one. Moral of the story? Don’t anthropomorphize innanimate objects.

red suede shoes - still alive!
red suede shoes – still alive!

9 Comments on Liberty Floral

  1. I love this look! The blazer looks really nice and goes well with that brooch! I’ve always wanted to pull of a brooch, but I always feel like a grandma if I put one on…

    Roxi – goldenpolkadots.blogspot.com

  2. I swear I’m not trying to be an asshole here….

    ….but I’m wondering about how in this outfit, I’ve noticed that you seem to have a sort of droopy crotch thing going on with these pants (and I’ve noticed it with other pants you’ve worn). I wondered if this is a problem that comes from wearing the waist of your pants a bit low? Or because you might be a petite, but the pants aren’t?

    Just wondering because I too seem to have this issue and I always thought it was a fashion no-no…..a sign of ill fitting pants. Am I fretting over something that really isn’t a problem?

    • Honestly, I don’t think it’s a huge deal. In my case, it’s probably because the pants are a size or half size larger than they currently need to be. But, like I said, the looser fit doesn’t bother me (better than too tight, as far as comfort goes, in my books) and I just can’t fathom buying pants with every 5-10 lbs fluctuation in my weight. If it’s something that you strongly dislike, I would suggest looking at sizing down if you find you run into this problem often.