Latest Outfit: Camel Blazer & Birthday Thoughts

Fall weekend casual: Camel blazer, vintage Coach bag, Keds, skinny jeans, navy tee
Banana Republic blazer | J. Crew tee | Madewell jeans | Coach City bag | Keds sneakers | Ray-Ban shades (similar) | Nails: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant 175 'Ever Reddy'

I turned the big 3-0 last Thursday, but the day passed as uneventfully as any other. Between everything that's been going on lately and feeling under the weather, I was honestly very grateful for a night at home watching Bones on Netflix. If I've learned anything as I enter a new decade, it's that sometimes the simplest pleasures are the best ones, and the same can be said of one's wardrobe.

Several closet purges (and a few consigned items) later, I think I'm finally getting a handle on shopping wisely. That's where this camel blazer comes into play: It's a versatile alternative to black, lending warmth to shades of grey and blue and dressing up the most casual tee, jeans, and sneakers combo. 25-year-old me would've scoffed at camel and gone for a bright orange version that'd probably get worn twice, or splurged on a twee printed frock instead. By contrast, 30-year-old me understands the appeal of neutrals and aspires to dress more like a woman, less like a girl.

Red mani, camel blazer, vintage Coach bag
Weekend casual: Keds sneakers, skinny black denim, camel blazer, vintage leather bag
Fall weekend casual: Cat-eye shades, camel blazer, skinny black jeans, vintage Coach bag

12 comments

  1. Happy birthday month! What a great blazer...love the whole look actually!

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  2. You look great - love the autumn-y vibes and the colors (including the nailes)! And happy belated birthday :)

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    1. Thank you! Can't go wrong with burgundies, oranges, and camel this time of year.

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  3. Happy belated Birthday! Your blazer definitely looks cozy for fall :-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  4. Happy belated birthday Lisa! I, too, try to buy things more on their longevity, versatility and forecasted price-per-wear rather than the excitement factor (designer-Target collections come to mind). I think shopping is like everything else in life - you don't always get it perfect but you learn through your mistakes and you get better and better at it.

    Simple pleasures are definitely the best ones.

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    1. Funny you should mention Target designer collabs: one of the pieces that didn't make the cut post-purge was a 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target top in polyester. I should know better by now; just say no to polyester.

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    2. My motto exactly. Let's keep each other accountable!

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  5. That blazer was a fabulous investment, Lisa! And I'm with you... love camel now that I'm in my thirties a gorgeous and classic hue that will last for years & years!! xo

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    1. Yes, camel! I have so many outfits in mind to go with it. Who knew it would fill such a void in my wardrobe?

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