March 25, 2011

Flashback Friday: The Navy Blazer






























[Click the photo to view it larger.] Today's Flashback Friday features one of my favorite pieces of all time, the navy blazer, worn 14 different ways. This blazer taught me a valuable lesson that I will never forget. I spent $70 for it at the Gap three years ago because I loved the one I saw at J.Crew for $300. At the time, I had never spent more than $30 on a clothing item and the $70 price seemed outrageous. I'm still not sure what made me "splurge", but I quickly learned the value of spending a little more on something that you will love and wear over and over again. A closet full of $5-10 items will never feel quite right without a few high-quality staples such as a blazer like this to pull them together!

Styling tips: What I love about these outfits is that I'm wearing a different bottom in almost every photo. I also love the variation of shoes (only a couple repeats). I'm thinking a navy blazer might be one of the most versatile items out there - what do you guys think? Do you have a navy blazer? What do you wear it with?

32 comments:

  1. Stylebyyvonne.blogspot.comMarch 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Hi! I love this flashback...I have a black blazer that I am slightly obsessed with. I wear it with dresses,crops,jeans,skirts,shorts. I just love blazers. I think it puts that finishing touch on things.

    Follow my fashion journey on stylebyyonne.blogspot.com

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  2. Great Post!!!
    lovely
    xx

    www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

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  3. KimberlylightfootMarch 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    WOW...that is awesome!! I must get a navy blazer ASAP!!

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  4. I have two navy blazers and one navy casual jacket. One blazer is also more casual and the dressier one has two sets of subtle pinstripes - white and light blue. I have worn them with a lot of different things. One of my favorite combos is navy blazer, white or grey shirt underneath, purple scarf, jeans, and grey shoes. I also love it with a green scarf instead. One of my favorite color combos is purple and navy blue!

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  5. I love the navy with the red skirt! I would never think of pairing those together. The outfit with the olive shorts is amazing too. I have a navy blazer and the same LOFT navy military jacket you have. I just love navy!! : )

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  6. I. LOVE. THIS. (and more importanly, I LOVE your Flashback Fridays - I look forward to 'em! :)

    I've been searching for the perfect navy blazer. I bought a boyfriend style one, but I want something a little more tailored and in a crisp cotton. Yours is awesome!

    My faves are 1, 6, 7 & 11 :)

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  7. I saw one at H&M last weekend.

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  8. That's a great blazer!!! So versatile! Yeah...sometimes it's worth spending a bit more on an item that will stand the test of time. :0)

    I just bought a black boyfriend blazer ("dry clean only") and am almost at the point where I need to have it cleaned somehow. Would you be able to comment on what you do with dry clean only items? I only have a few but don't want to spend the $$ on getting them drycleaned if possible. I've been eyeing those "dryclean at home in your dryer kits" but haven't used one yet.

    Take care and have a great weekend!

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  9. A navy blazer is at the top of my list for spring must-haves. They have one at the GAP this year, but it fits oddly on me. If you see any good deals (ie $60 or under) let me know!

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  10. just beautiful! and you're so right about splurging on certain items! I found a gorgeous navy Ralph Lauren blazer at Marshalls, but I didn't end up getting it because it was $100. Now I'm thinking I should've just splurged a little because it is a classic piece and will last for years :)

    ps. you are just so gorgeous, you look amazing in literally anything you wear. your husband is a lucky guy! ;)

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  11. I just bought a navy blazer and was going to wear it tonight! So glad to see this because I wasn't sure what to wear with it!

    Allie...I got mine form Nordstrom. It fits perfect and I actually just ordered the other two colors. Pretty reasonable price too! Here's the link...

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/frenchi-schoolboy-blazer-juniors/3130280?origin=category&resultback=43

    Thanks for all the ideas J!!

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  12. Wow your blazer has been gettin' busy! I don't own one, but clearly I should! :)
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  13. I agree. I have been eyeing blazers for a while, but the styles(classic or trendy), cut, colors and patterns overwhelmed me. You help me fine tune my shopping so much. Thanks again. Happy Friday!

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  14. This navy blazer is a great staple, so versatile i should think about getting one soon!!!
    http://insidekatouscloset.blogspot.com

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  15. jseverydayfashionMarch 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Thank you! I am a big believer in Dryel. I never want to spend the money for dry cleaning, so I use Dryel often, and then only take something to the cleaners if it is soiled or got really sweaty.

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  16. Thanks for the tip and response! I'll be getting one of those Dryel kits!

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  17. I have the same one you have from the Loft, with the mesh(?) border on the bottom? I'm still working it into my wardrobe...I anticipate wearing it a lot with jeans/cords. So far I've worn it to a dinner party last month with a cute strapless tweed dress with a sweetheart neckline :)

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  18. jseverydayfashionMarch 25, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Yes, I love that LOFT jacket! Can't help it though, this classic schoolboy blazer from Gap will always be my favorite. :-)

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  19. I love your style! I've been following your blog for a little while and love it! I just started my own style blog and would love your support! Have a great weekend! :)

    sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com

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  20. I love #10

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  21. I love the navy blazer flashback, I just recently bought a black blazer from White House Black Market and after alterations to shorten the sleeves it cost around $80... I was honestly feeling a little buyer's remorse since my clothing budget is pretty tight, but now after seeing your flashback and excited to experiment different looks with my blazer.

    xo Teresa

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  22. Alright, I know this isn't on the topic of the navy blazer, but I've noticed that you make wearing high heels look so easy and classy! When I wear heals with shorts, I just end up looking like a tramp. haha! Actually, whenever I wear heels anywhere I feel like I'm wayyy too dressed up. The thing is, I LOVE heels! Can you do a post on how to wear heels and look classy and feel comfortable? You have obviously mastered that art and I need some serious instruction!
    Love the blog! As always, thanks for your fashionista advice!

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  23. jseverydayfashionApril 4, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Katie, that is too funny! I wear heels pretty much everywhere and never think of them as being all that dressy. :-) I have some tips for finding heels that are comfy, I will plan on doing a post about it soon, thanks for the suggestion!

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  26. target has a cute black one right now on clearance for $14.99! just bought it last night :)

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  27. You are right the navy blazer looks good with everything! I'm still searching for just the right one and It has to be lined! I think it's mire versatile than the black blazer for casual wear.

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  28. This navy blazer is very versatile. I prefer it better with skinny pants, capris & shorts. With that said I prefer better looks 2,3, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 14.

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  29. loving the neutral shoes with the blazer :)

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  30. I just bought a navy blue Gap blazer from a consignment shop the other day and I already love it. So versatile.

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  31. Hey J! I just got a wool navy blazer and searched your blog for this post! I noticed you're wearing white in many of your outfits. Any suggestions on other colors I could wear without looking crazy? Thanks! Love your blog!

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