Saturday, January 12, 2013

Look of the Week: Blazing Hot

   Greetings from unnaturally warm Lexington, Kentucky! Though it certainly doesn't feel it, winter is in full force and it's high time we fought back against our penchant for throwing on a winter uniform of loads of baggy layers and duck boots ( that just me?) Regardless, I'm here to highlight some seriously awesome blazers we've got in the store. 

Blazers are the easiest way to give an outfit a facelift - they immediately add a touch of style and sass to an otherwise meh ensemble. And blazers don't have to be all business - have fun mixing prints and textures! If you find a good statement blazer, then you've got a fail-safe fallback piece for those days when you don't want to think about what to wear. 

With that in mind, I found my favorite blazer in the store and funked it up with a plaid top, white cutoffs and faux fur leopard belt:


The texture of this multicolored striped blazer is fantastic! It's super soft and a unlike anything we've had in the store. I chose a plaid in the same color story as the predominant colors on the blazer so that it wasn't too busy (though one could argue stripes and plaid are already pretty busy). I added a skinny leopard belt for another dimension of print mixing. Any more, leopard can be used a neutral because it matches so well with everything, no need to stick with a basic black or white. And finally, I love the idea of wearing shorts in the middle of winter and thought a winter white pair was unexpected and fun.

To finish off this outfit I would wear a solid pair of black tights and some black ankle booties, keeping the playfulness and prints up top.

As a special twist to this look of the week, we're also having an in-store sale on blazers and skirts - buy one get one FREE. You seriously don't want to miss out on this! Christmas just passed so we know you've got some extra gifted cash laying around begging to be spent on fabulous vintage...

- Maggie

P.S. I also really wanted to give you a peak at another blazer I love by Lilli Ann:

Look at that beading! Wild.

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