I was pretty much avoiding the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale until Jean from Extra Petite did me in. She posted this grey and white striped knit blazer, which filled my eyes with tiny little cartoon hearts, and then I was done for.
Target had a similar blazer, which is now only available in sizes 12/16/18, and its original price at $35 is extremely comparable to the Nordstrom blazer which is $39 on sale. I have a black and white striped knit blazer that I like a lot, but I've also wanted a light grey one as it's not as harsh as black and white. Knit blazers are amazing too because they feel like sweatshirts but are so, so, so much more polished. Also, sometimes people write telling me they like the look of blazers but don't need to be that "professional" looking. This is another reason why a knit blazer is amazing. The sweatshirt-like material is great for not seeming too over dressed, but if you pair it with the right things it can still look somewhat professional
I ordered this one from Nordstrom and am waiting for it to be delivered. And, two huuuuuge thumbs up for Nordstrom's free shipping and free returns!
Clearly I'm excited about this blazer because I whipped up a post on its behalf! Below I created 3 looks, taking this blazer from work to casual to a night out.
Outfit 1 - Office
Pair a white tee with a khaki skirt and complete it with the striped blazer for an office look. I love that the color palette is on the softer side, so I added pops of coral/pink to keep things lighter. If you're not into pink flats, you could easily do a neutral tan or brown shoe to polish off the look.
I've been seeing this pencil skirt at Target and keep wanting to try it. I can't try it on until I can fit into normal clothes again, so I hope it's still around by then! Anyone have it? Thoughts?
Shop Outfit #1:
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Outfit 2 - Errands & Hanging Out
Here's a laid back, yet pulled together look for errands, hanging out, or bustling around town. Boyfriend jeans relax the look, and a pop of color in the tank keeps it upbeat!
Shop Outfit #2:
Tank: Old Navy
Boyfriend Jeans: Target
Bag: Forever 21
Outfit 3 - Going Out
I paired the blazer with a dress and pale pink and gold accessories. I chose a metallic sandal with only a slight wedge that might as well be a flat to keep it a little more low key. I personally don't have super fancy date nights, but if you do, you could easily take this up a notch with some killer heels.
Let's talk about this dress for a sec. It comes in 4+ colors and is currently on sale for 50% off!!!! It looks sooooo comfy but has nice draping and details which give it something extra--but at the price of a plain jersey dress at this sale price. It also has has great reviews online and can definitely be dressed up or dressed down. You could totally pair this with fancier jewelry and heels for a wedding or dress it down with sandals.
Shop Outfit #3:
Dress: LOFT (sale for 50% off!)
Clutch: Dorothy Perkins
I personally can't wait to try this blazer once it arrives!