Basics

One of my favorite ways to make use of a regular old t-shirt is to pair it with a blazer and jeans.  I used to have no idea how to use basics and thought they were a waste of money.  Plain things?  What good is that?  But it was this kind of look that made me think I could make use of a plain tee after all.  Take that boring old tee and pop a blazer over it to make a sharp, but simple outfit!
For the second pic, I couldn’t help but switch out the plain grey tee for a striped one because, well…blazers, stripes, and me.  Inseparable.  Of course I loved it and had to show you this version too.


Links to Shop:
1.  Target  |  2.  Target  |  3.  Target
4.  JCPenney  |  5.  Target  |  6.  JCPenney



Shop for the Look:
Grey Tee: Target (similar, similar)
Striped Tee: Target (similar)
Blazer: Target (exact…I think, similar, similar)
Jeans: Old Navy (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Target (exact, similar)
*19 weeks.  Almost halfway through this thing!
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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle Arsenault
    March 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Very classic and chic – I love both options! xoxo Danielle @

    For the Love of Leopard

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    Natasha
    March 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I have a few very nice blazers, but I don't wear them enough because I feel a little too dressed in them. I work from home, so I usually wear more casual things. But in winter I do feel more comfortable in structured clothes.

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    Rebecca
    March 31, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Definitely the recipe for a perfect outfit – I love both of these looks! So classy.

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    Maria
    March 31, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Where did you get your necklace? Love that!

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    Anna Belle
    April 1, 2014 at 12:41 am

    The outfit is so simple, but you look so pulled together and effortless!

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    ashleigh
    April 1, 2014 at 2:14 am

    I love the addition of the pendant necklace. It draws you eye down and gives you a taller appearance.
    -Ash
    http://www.stylizedwannabe.blogpspot.com

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    Jenna Sue
    April 1, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Love this look so much!

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    Tracy
    April 1, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Ok, I have a question about blazers…can you button yours? I've got narrow shoulders, but a wide rib cage, so anything that fits in the shoulders doesn't button in the middle. If I buy one that buttons, I look like a little girl that is playing dress up because it's too big everywhere else.

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    Lauren O'Neill
    April 1, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I'm beginning to love basics too. When I first started blogging, I wanted everything I bought to be interesting-either with a pattern or color. Now I'm into investing in great basics that will last for years to come. I've gotten a little sidetracked with all my thrift adventures lately but that is the next goal for this closet of mine.

    The basics you chose are great. I still see a striped tee as a basic so I think both outfits you chose are great 🙂 I need to find a pair of neutral heels I can walk in. The basic black pumps I just got are difficult to keep my heels in! I even tried a heel grip like you suggested but it gave me the worst blister. Maybe those gel ones instead?

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    Erin
    April 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    This is a super cute outfit! I LOVE the white blazer! Can you tell me what size you got for the blazer, I'd love to order but not sure how this brand fits.

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    sophie carnac
    April 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    The blazer is a must-have! Love both styling, you look awesome!

    Spring cleaning NW6

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    Agi
    April 1, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I love basics as well. Like i said before I have so many blazers and I just can't get enough.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    Nisha // FromNisha
    April 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Love these pics! I have my eye on a couple flared midi skirts for this season! Also love that last J Crew pic- so simple and casual!

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    Mariana Vergara
    April 1, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    So pretty! I'd love for you to check out my blog
    http://www.stylingbyqueenm.com

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 2, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Yes, I can usually button mine. If you really want to be able to button your blazers and still have a good fit it would be worth buying a jacket that fits the widest part of you and tailor the shoulders to fit you.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 2, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Hmm that's strange that heel grips gave you blisters. I've never had that problem with the non-gel ones.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I got it in Medium. On the item's page there are measurements for each size to get the exact fit.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Haha I'm honestly not sure how much longer this top will fit! The baby seems to have popped out this past week. 😉

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    Laura
    April 3, 2014 at 6:16 am

    I think for me it is the trench coat. When I do find an occasion to wear it, I do but those are too few and far between. It is either too hot or too cold. I think that is the problem with most of these lists, not only does in generalise women, but also the climates in which they live. Let's face it women in France, San Diego or Johannesburg (or in my case Pretoria) won't be wearing the same garments.

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    Katie Rich
    April 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I like these shopping helpers for spring. Can you do jewelry?

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    April 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    That's a great suggestion!

  • Reply
    Brynn
    April 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Yep, basics are some of my favorite things to wear as well. They can so easily be mixed and matched – I love it!

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