OOTD: The Quest for a Good Patterned Blazer
Every Thursday my mom and I sit down for our ritual viewing of Project Runway. This show leads to a a lot of frantic internet searching for similar items to those displayed on the show, and one of the items that I’ve been coveting this season is a quality pattern-print blazer. Nina Garcia wore it in the Thunder Down Under episode, and you know it must be love-at-first-sight if I’m paying more attention to her blazer than super-buff guys.
Blazers are probably the hardest thing for me to buy because I’m a 24/26 top but with fuller arms, so I tend to not fit into blazers for stores who only sell sizes up to 22/24 (I’m looking at you ASOS). I had to pass on a lot of blazers, but decided to throw caution to the wind and get a blazer that might not fit from Eloquii. Eloquii is closing soon :(, but because of that they are having really good sales, so that helped a little bit in trying out risky sizing.
Lucky for me, the risk was worth it. This is Eloquii’s Navy Status Blazer, which has a floral and paisley-ish pattern. I could use an extra inch or so just about everywhere, but it is survivable ;). What I love about it, though, is its light weight material and causal vibe. Wearing it with a flowy blouse and dark jeans gives me a polished but casual look that will see me through teaching or going out with friends.
Am I completely satisfied in having found my Nina Garcia-esque blazer? No. I still want a very geometric pattern blazer, so if you see any in the 26-ish size range, send me a link! But I am able to finally stop my frenzied-searching, so thank goodness for that 😉 (And thank goodness that this season of Project Runway has ended – my wallet may now have a little rest)
Are you into patterned blazers? What types of prints/patterns do you look for (stripes, polka dots, florals, etc)?