Nov 23, 2009

Lookbook: Trail Blazers

I have to tell you that I haven't taken a lookbook in about 3 weeks. Since I came back from Taiwan the weather has been crappier than crap. And seeing as how I take all my pictures outside that means no pictures. And trust me when I tell you that taking pictures inside our place is even worse. The lighting is not so great in the winters which means pictures inside just don't work. SO that means that lookbook posts will probably slow down until the weather wants to stop being a jerk.

I took this lookbook about a month ago but I didn't have a chance to post so please don't look at the dry sidewalk and pretty green-yellow leaves and think that's how it looks now because it doesn't. It looks gray, wet and nasty. OK rant over, can you tell how much I dislike this weather? :)

What I'm Wearing:
Blazer: Benetton
Tee: J. Crew (long sleeve tissue tee)
Pants: J.Crew (Minnie pant)
Shoes: Miu Miu
Scarf: Forever 21
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These are my favorite pants ever. The fit is perfect and I love the ankle length so I don't even have to get them hemmed. Plus the short length is great for showing off my shoes, especially my cutie pink Barbie-ish shoes. I think my favorite part though, is the side zipper so that your tops always lie flat in front. I'm all about accessories, especially scarves for the fall and winter so I was digging through my stash of scarves and pulled out this pink printed one that just so happened to match my shoes.
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The outfit is perfect for a day at work but it's not too stuffy either so looks great to wear out to dinner as well. I try not to have "office only" clothes as it limits my wardrobe, so like to have pieces that I can wear both in and out of the office. Blazers are the best pieces in your wardrobe to have for this purpose and I get a lot of questions about where I buy my blazers, but I'm not loyal to any one brand, I buy them anywhere. As long as it fits, I buy it. For petite girls, we have to have a better fit than tall girls as you don't want the blazer to end at a weird length because it will cut you off and make your legs appear even shorter. And of course, it has to fit the shoulders, I find that even if it's a bit tight in the shoulders, it looks way better than being a bit loose in the shoulders. Anyway, for those of you needing a new blazer, here are some of my picks!

This one is probably most like the one I am wearing, the nipped in waist and the one button. I just roll my sleeves up so it fits my shorty arms! This one is only $99.50! Great price for a classic blazer.
This one's more of a "fashion blazer" but love the ruched sleeves.
(Topshop)

Although I love the double breasted look of the Topshop blazer, this also has ruched sleeves and at $43, totally affordable.
(New York & Co.)

I am a huge fan of the boyfriend blazer. Sometimes you just need something a bit looser and this is the perfect solution. Adore that when you roll up the cuffs you can see the lining. I'm always a sucker for that.
Don't have $100 to spend on a blazer? This might not last you as long as those ones above but at $25 I think it's worth it.

So many options and so many ways to wear them! If you don't have a go-to blazer yet, I suggest it's the next thing on your list to buy!

30 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! You look adorable! Love the way the shoes and the scarf match and bring some color to your outfit!

    I love the boyfriend blazer trend, but I'm still searching. The boyfriend style tends to swallow me whole.

    -azn_barbie

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  2. Your outfit, as expected ;), is totally cute. I love blazers, especially paired with well-fitted jeans. Something so comfy chic about it.

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  3. That Topshop blazer is fab. I may have to buy the cheaper version of it...
    Cute as always Tiff!

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  4. Blazers are the one thing I can never find to fit me right.... :( I have renewed hope, since it is something I can definitely use! (Seeing as how I'll be job searching in less than a year again.)

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  5. Ooh..I love blazers and love your whole outfit!!!! Cute cute!

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  6. oooo I love the look of a printed scarf with an overall simple outfit. I'm definitely going to "borrow" this look sometime soon. :)

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  7. love this look tiffany! the pop of pink is so fun. i actually have a scarf that is rather similar to that one. love it!

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  8. Cute look- love the scarf and shoes! I have the Minnie pant in 2 colors- adore :)

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  9. love the outfit! fabulous shoes as always!

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  10. I love it! So cute!! Thanks for the blazer help...it is so tricky for me!!

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  11. I love this outfit and have had my eye on those pants...I wasn't sure how they would work since I am short and was afraid about hemming them, but they are perfect!!!

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  12. I heart your shoes. I want pink shoes.

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  13. Lovely look- everything fits perfectly! I am short all over so finding a just right blazer is difficult! Love yours.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  14. love those miu miu pumps! I pretty much envy your shoe closet everytime you have a look book post :)

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  15. you just look so pink and stylish. i am with you on the shoulders. I have very narrow shoulders so if the area doesn't fit well then i will look like a little girl trying on her mother's jacket on.... not attractive at all.

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  16. i love your shoes.. itss superb.. even though this post is about Blazers .. yous shoes are the attractive ones!

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  17. i mean your heels.. esp that color

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  18. I love your outfit, and the scarf is so cute!

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  19. Eeek! Love this, and if I ever saw you in person I think I'd have to (nicely) knock you over and steal those gooorgeous Miu Mius away from you. Not that that sounds weird at all. ;)

    I'm with you- I hate winter, mucky weather. Blah.

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  20. I've missed your lookbooks! Love these pants!

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  21. Francis has great blazers! I'm doing a post on one next week. Stay tuned....

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  22. I love your blazer!...and those shoes!! so cute!

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  23. I love love love blazers! They're totally my go to when I'm not sure what to wear.

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  24. Pretty scarf! It looks great with a blazer!

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