It will be blazer season before we know it

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lotan blazer

Daylight savings time began this weekend, and I feel like my life has started anew. Sure, the weather here is still crap, but once the days start getting longer, it’s only a matter of time before warm weather follows. Which has put me in mind of spring jackets, and especially blazers. I’m looking for versions that aren’t just the same old navy and black, or that—if they are those colors—have a little something interesting going on. I still really want a velvet blazer, and this one from Nili Lotan is very nearly perfect.

topshop blazer

I like the pop of orange here.

cinq blazer

I can’t quite describe what’s going on with this ladylike blazer, but I’m a fan.

universal standard blazer

From Universal Standard’s capsule line of work-wear: A nice classic burgundy number, with smart three-quarter sleeves.

shah blazer

This looks like a Saint Laurent Le Smoking jacket.

miller dickey jacket

I like the cutaway silhouette on this Veronica Beard option.

slade jacket

I am crazy for this Rag & Bone jacket: I feel like you’d always look put-together if you were wearing it. I like it in the navy too.

 

eloquii blazer

I might switch out the buttons on this tweed number, but otherwise it’s crazy cute.

Another velvet jacket, this one with slick satin lapels.

theory blazer

I spilled coffee on my only white blazer, and am considering this one from Theory as a replacement.

frame blazer

Why not a leopard print blazer, I ask you?

lotan blazer1

This is such a good avocado green, and I like the shrunken proportions.

Yes, a wintertime post on sunglasses

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larchmont sunglasses

I’m extremely light sensitive, so sunglasses are a year-round proposition for me. Even on cloudy days, I never leave the house without a pair because you just never know. And on days when I maybe didn’t get a ton of sleep the night before, I like them to camouflage my tired eyes, so there’s that. Also the fact that they can up the style quotient of any outfit. I like this oversized pair because it feels very movie star.

ganni sunglasses

And this pale pink is pretty good too.

ray ban sunglasses

You can’t beat a classic pair of Ray Ban Aviators (I’m also quite partial to their Clubmaster).

le specs sunglasses1

A fun and not-too-pricey variation on the Aviator.

le specs sunglasses

The fact that  these are ever-so-slightly cat eye appeals.

karen walker sunglasses

I love the purple lens here (and here’s a cheaper and similar option).

gentle monster sunglasses

You don’t see brown frames all that often unless they’re tortoiseshell, and I like them.

saint laurent sunglasses

These are from Saint Laurent and cost a fortune, but here’s a cheaper pair that reminds me of them.

givenchy sunglasses

Another splurgy option, from Givenchy, but that red is so good.

heart sunglasses

And finally: how could I not include these cuties?

Suddenly, I’m thinking I like mules

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everlane mule
These Everlane mules
, which were just introduced this week, inspired this post.* I like the look of them—they’re like a more streamlined clog—and the yellow is so fun and unexpected (it comes in a few other colors too). I feel like when I wasn’t paying attention, mules became a classic, and I don’t mind that idea. They’re also having a very big season, and you can find all sorts, from casual to night-out dressy.

rachel comey mules

Rachel Comey’s Mars mule has been on my list for some time—they’re just so cool—and it is too good in the metallic.

tibi mule

And here’s an even more shiny metallic, by Tibi. The cylindrical heel is a gas.

alder mule

I just love the color here—nice and subdued.

This is from Vince, and I like the big heel for days when a little height is necessary.

joseph mule

The electric blue here is so excellently statement-y, and would look amazing contrasted with black

cole mule

For those of you who prefer a flat.

I like the shape of the heel on these—so elegant.

edelman mule

I’d wear this well-priced Sam Edelman pair with dresses.

pour la vic mule

A nice low heel makes these very wearable, but at the same time they’re nicely polished.

frye mule

This one is from Frye, and the shape reminds me a little of a cowboy boot.

dolce vita mule

I like the contrasting heel here.

pointy toe mule

I do dig a seriously pointy toe.

acne mule

I’d wear these on days I plan to be walking all over the place. Also, I’m a big fan of the red, obviously.

harper mule

The height on this one from Madewell feels just about right for everyday.

Dolce Vita mule

This denim pair is just adorable.

 

 

*They also inspired my friend Andrea to do a post on the exact same topic today. Check out I Want to be Her post-haste!

Here is a post I did on nice everyday handbags.

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