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Leather Sleeves and Scalloped Hems

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If you know me at all, you know that I’m a self proclaimed Maxxinista. On an average week I can be found at my local store at least once and more often than not I come home with a goodie … or two, or three.

The other week when I was perusing the racks, I was considering how I could seriously use a few more business causal tops. I work in a very casual startup, so there is no real divide between my work and weekend wardrobes. What you see me wearing in my free time is what you also see me wearing during work hours. That is unless you find me at the beach or the gym. But I digress

So as I’m flipping through hangers, I looked across the women’s section and saw the most fabulous blazer/jacket situation on display. (Faux) leather sleeves, tweed body and a peplum waist were calling my name. It’s the perfect jacket to dress up for work or down for a weekend brunch. Naturally, I added to my “yes” pile. And then I glanced to the right a bit more and saw the most adorable blouse with a scalloped hem. I knew instantly that the blouse and jacket would work wonderfully together as well as blend into the rest of my wardrobe seamlessly. We rode off together into the sunset. On and one thing before you bring it up. I know I should have ironed my blouse, but that would require owning one. Moving on.

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Jacket Calvin Klein via TJMaxx (similar) | Top Willi Smith via TJMaxx (similar)

Necklace Forever 21 (similar) | Jeans Target

Booties Franco Sarto via TJMaxx (similar) | Watch Kate Spade

So far I’ve received approximately one zillion compliments on my jacket and also styled my blouse with a chunky knit, open-faced cardigan. Spoiler, it looked adorable that way too.

How do you work leather (either real or faux) into your wardrobe?

Photos: beautyXposé/Spoons and Stilettos; Disclosure

  • https://www.facebook.com/betzy.carmona.7 Betzy Carmona

    You look amazing !

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks so much, love!

  • http://www.thebeautyoflifeblog.com Jamie

    Cute look!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks, Jamie 🙂

  • honeygirlsworld

    I love your pairing in this outfit. I think the scallops on the blouse is so cute and loving that jacket.

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks! I like pairing the girliness of the hem with the edginess of the leather sleeves.

  • all_the_words

    So cute! Love the jacket and the scallops on the blouse.

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks! I thought they balanced each other out.

  • http://www.thefabzilla.com Kath TheFabZilla

    I adore your jacket! It's so versatile

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks, Kath! It’s one of my favorite new purchases.

  • Destany

    I love that necklace!!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks, Destany 🙂

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com Brooke

    ohhh girl I need that jacket

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      My TJMaxx has a bunch in stock, still, so I think you need to come visit. Obviously.

  • http://www.tanejasbride.com Shipra

    I am totally LOVING this jacket! Too cute! <3

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks, Shipra!

  • http://www.Phyrra.net phyrra

    The boots are cute

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks so much!

  • http://www.frompolishwithlove.blogspot.com/ Dani FPWL

    I love TJ Maxx too!!!! I am simply swooning over that necklace. Is it turquoise?

    • Kristinbassett

      Always love to talk to other Maxxinistas. The necklace is from Forever21, so I'm sure it's fauxquoise 😉

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com Jessica

    I love everything about this outfit, especially how well that necklace sets off the blouse & jacket. Can I come shopping with you? LOL

    • Kristinbassett

      If you're ever in Boston, we'll absolutely go shopping!

  • http://www.lolassecretbeautyblog.com Lola Seicento

    I love this look! You look amazing, and I love juxtaposition of what you are wearing against the cool texture of the concrete retaining wall! PURE AWESOME!

    • Kristinbassett

      Thanks so much, Lola!

  • neversaydiebeauty

    Adorable jacket! I love TJ's too! what a find And where did you find a place outdoors to take the photo with so little snow???

    • Kristinbassett

      Thanks 🙂 They did a decent job of plowing my Commuter Rail station, so this may or may not be the parking lot, ha! What bloggers won't do for a good photo.