As I said earlier, the pinstripes at Banana Republic are really good right now. I’m considering collecting the whole set because, oh, I dunno…what if I ever want to just pinstripe-out one day? It could totally happen and then I’d be bummed I didn’t get the matching pants. And you know what they say, “Nothing haunts you more than the things you didn’t buy”. So true. So painfully true.
This blazer is actually at the tailor right now, because if the many complaints in previous product reviews are to be believed, nobody except myself liked the super slim sleeves on the BR blazers lately. This one is running a little wider in that department, and I like my sleeves slim for two main reasons:
- A trim, fitted sleeve gives blazers and jackets a more modern fit, and allows the body to be a little more relaxed and “boyfriendy” while still appearing polished.
- I love pushing my sleeves up, and a nice slim sleeve is much more likely to stay in place.
Also, this fabric is a stiff, crisp cotton blend, so the wider sleeve poofed a little at my upper arm and I decided I’d just take care of that sucker now before I want to start wearing it with thinner layers underneath. I’m also having the hip slimmed just a tad because I’ve noticed BR blazers and jackets tend to flare a little in that region on my figure.
Also, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen my PSA about this sweatshirt which is on final sale and only left in size xx-small (the size I’m wearing). I posted a little video on snapchat (username: alteratnsneeded) showing how it fits on me in case you’d like to pick it up.
— Details —
Blazer Banana Republic (also love the vest)
Sweatshirt Madewell (on sale!)
Shoes Rag & Bone (also here & here)
Handbag Proenza Schouler (classic version)
Watch Larsson & Jennings (similar)
Belt Linea Pelle
Jewelry Downtown LA, vintage, Catbird, and Vrai & Oro
— Altered —
Blazer is getting the hip & sleeves slimmed
Love this look! The blazer adds an awesome twist to the otherwise very casual look. It looks amazing! Also, love those shoes!
Thank you Jordan! =)
Great outfit! I really like your jeans!
Thanks Minau! =)
Excellent blazer! I bought it too. :) I love the juxtaposition with the distressed denim.
The quality on these pieces is fantastic and I fully support getting all three. I’ve got the pants and vest on my wish list. Feeling pretty confident that the pants will be coming home with me soon.
So nice to hear from you! It’s been a while! Hope you’re well. =)
And I’m glad you fully support getting all three, because it makes me feel far less crazy. lol
I don’t wear blazer often but agree that slimmer sleeves look more modern. They are also likely to be more flattering on a petite frame!
Awesome jeans and bag! I really like your style!