Hey There, Talula

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It was only a matter of time before the Talula Shrunken Exeter blazer made it’s way into my closet. Thanks to the Aritzia fall/winter sale and a friend’s recent trip to San Francisco (thanks Jen!), I’m happy to have such an easy to wear blazer join the family. It’s very nicely tailored, so it has a great nip at he waist when worn both open and buttoned.

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Flat shoes have it tough compared to their more lusted after high heeled counterparts. It’s hard to compete with the sculptural beauty and sexy nature of high heels, and most flats are just boring by comparison. So I’m glad to see so many fun flat options pop on the scene lately. Between Charlotte Olympia and her cat-face flats, and these velvet embroidered and bejeweled Miu Mius, it’s wonderful to have the option of wearing flats that are just as interesting as high heels. I still prefer the way high heels make my legs and an outfit look, but if I’ve gotta wear flats, I want them to be just as fun.

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Outfit detailsTalula blazer :: Banana Republic sweater :: Rag & Bone jeans :: Ann Taylor belt :: Miu Miu shoes :: Chanel handbag :: Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o)

Altered – Miu Miu shoes have an insole added :: Kate Spade watch has had the strap replaced

25 Comments

  • Reply February 3, 2013

    Katie Hello

    Love this preppy look!

    Katie xx

    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply February 3, 2013

    Pa

    The whole outfit fit you great but the jean look look awesome on you!!!!!! I want one but I checked and the prize is way too high.

  • Reply February 3, 2013

    Vicky

    In love with your flats, Kelly! If I wore flats more often than I do now, I’d definitely get myself a pair. Great preppy look again.

  • Reply February 3, 2013

    Petite Adventures

    LOVE the shrunken blazer – the length is so perfect for petites like us – it fits you so well!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  • Reply February 3, 2013

    Jen

    So glad you love the blazer! The fit looks perfect on you. :)

  • Reply February 4, 2013

    Petite Amateur

    hi kelly,

    i really admire your style and you inspire me to make dressing uo fun,

    I am trying to decide between the h&m dark blue blazer and forever 21 navy blazer.

    Needed your advice regarding which one would be a better choice.

    http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=Essentials&ProductID=2030188035&VariantID=

    http://www.hm.com/us/product/08403?article=08403-B

    • Reply February 4, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Hi! I like the Forever 21 version, because it’s more of a traditional blazer and I think you’d get more wear out of it. I have one very similar to the H&M one, and it doesn’t get as much wear as my more traditional blazer styes. Hope that helps!

  • Reply February 4, 2013

    Lady of Style

    Classy outfit but your shoes and handbag really make it special!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

  • Reply February 4, 2013

    Ashley Spurlock

    I noticed they have XXXS! Have you ever tried anything in this size? Also, did you get black? Strongly considering purchasing one of these blazer, I’m a sucker for anything shrunken :)

    • Reply February 4, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Ashley! I tried a size XXXS once in a tank top and I almost broke it trying to get it over my shoulders. LOL. I did not get the black, but I might try to snag one if they go on sale again.

    • Reply February 6, 2013

      LaLaaLove

      I’m approx Kelly’s size as well, and sometimes Aritzia’s XXS is a little snug – Their brands really run tiny!

      Also, a note on this Talula blazer: If you’re even a little full-waisted, you will not be able to button it up comfortably. I waist is probably ~25″ and I cannot button up the 00 blazer without the fabric pulling quite a bit.

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    lisacng @ expandng.com

    Great fitted blazer & no alterations! Love those interesting flats too!

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    modern.girl

    i love pairing blazer and stripes! so classic and chic. how are your miu miu holding up? i’m considering the charlotte olympia ones, but wasn’t sure how the fabric would look after some wear.

  • Reply February 7, 2013

    KC

    those loafers are adorable and i love the blazer! always on the search for a well-fitting blazer that doesn’t require alterations (from one petite blogger to another) :)

    L&F,
    KC

    ps – i’m having a valentine’s day giveaway on my blog if you’re interested in checking it out! http://www.lifeinpetite.blogspot.com

  • Reply February 8, 2013

    districtofchic

    Oh those shoes have completely and totally stolen my heart!

  • Reply February 9, 2013

    chechina

    You’re a very pretty lady from any angle. So enough already with the smiling at the ground pics.

    • Reply February 9, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Very nice of you to say! However, just like every other person in the world, I have insecurities, bad angles (and I assure you, I have bad angles) and bad days. I’m also a shy person, and despite that, have made a decision to share photos of myself on the internet, where many nice, and not so nice, people can look and judge. The photos I choose to share on the internet of myself are the ones that make me feel comfortable, whether because I feel protected by a bit of anonymity (hiding my face a bit), or because I feel it’s more flattering and less prone to negative judgements from people who are not so nice. Besides, this blog is more about clothes and style than it is about me (hence, I don’t talk about my personal life much), so there’s not much sense in worrying about where my eyes are looking anyways. =)

  • Reply February 13, 2013

    Jane

    Your look is great — the classic blazer or vest fitted at the waist, a nice blouse, jeans and either heels or flats. But I’d love to see you try an entirely different look — a dress, perhaps? Jeans with a loose flowy blouse? Just sayin’, a different look to get you out of your comfort zone might be fun.

    • Reply February 13, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Jane! Thanks for the comment, and you’re definitely not the first person to mention this (and I’m sure not the last!). LOL. I’m actually a big fan of uniform dressing. I love the idea of having a closet with an identifiable style, and similar aesthetic. It’s totally a matter of personal preference, and I’m much happier when someone says, “that outfit is so you!” than when someone says, “you look so different!”. I’m definitely an oddball in that department, because pretty much everyone I know has little bits of everything in their closet at any given time and likes to experiment. Also, because I usually need to spend money on tailoring things before I can wear them, if I’m going to spend all that money on something, I want it to really be “me”. I hope that makes sense and sheds some light on why I tend to dress similarly. =)

      • Reply February 14, 2013

        Jane

        Oh, I totally get it, believe me. As far as my experience, however, I suddenly realized one day that I was basically wearing the same thing every day — just in a different color. So I try to expand my options a bit. “Try” is the operative word!!

  • Reply February 17, 2013

    Elisabeth Heinrichs

    I love your slippers, they look so comfortable!

    xxx

    E from Helsinki

    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

  • Reply February 21, 2013

    Adriana

    Hi! Love love love your blog! How much did you end up getting this blazer for? Back in December when Aritzia was having their winter sale, I saw this blazer for $99 and was staring at the old review you had on the size 0. The top portion of my frame is very similar to yours which is why I love reading your reviews. I also wear blazers to work ALL the time! I was so unsure of whether to get this or not that it took me too long to decide….when I finally decided to order, it was no longer on sale!! :( I guess you snooze you lose! Then I saw this review and was totally hating myself for not getting it…I ended up paying full price for it since I’ve been needing a light gray blazer. I hate getting stuff for regular price!

    Keep up the great work on this blog!

    • Reply February 21, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Adriana! I got this blazer at the $99 sale price only because Jen of frmheadtotoe.com was in an Aritzia store, found it, and asked me if I wanted it. Otherwise I would have missed the sale too! I hope you can snag another one at the sale price when they go on sale again (end of spring/summer season). I’m thinking of getting the black next. =)

  • nice jacket and jeans
    look fabulous these pictures
    tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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