Happy Friday! Do you have anything special planned for Memorial Day weekend? I think we’re going to try to get out and explore a little tomorrow. Be sure to check back here tomorrow, too, for the scoop on Memorial Day Weekend Sales. Yippee! But first let’s check out the final of four ways I styled my sage green secret stretch casual utility slim pants from Chico’s. Today I’m sharing a green and navy look.
Pairing navy with this soft sage green was really a no-brainer. But I made sure the outfit looked right for spring and summer by including a lot of white in my tee and wearing light neutral accessories.
I think this decidedly sporty look is appropriate for many work environments. But it’s also a nice choice for dinner and a movie (one of these days!) or most any other outing.
Of course this navy blazer is such a versatile topper, and I can wear it year round. I’ve owned the black one (currently 50% off) for a couple of years now and have definitely worn it through all four seasons. I just recently purchased this navy one when they marked them down 40%, and you’ll still find it at that price.
These 1901 blazers are made in a nice 95% cotton 5% Spandex that allows the jacket to mold to your body and move with you. They’re beautifully lined, too. I find them to run true to size if you like a snug fit, like I do. Or size up if you want it a little roomier. The sleeves on this navy blazer seem a little longer on me, so I just cuffed them up. I find that this little styling trick makes the blazer look more current and casual anyhow. But you can also have them altered to fit at Nordstrom (once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted).
Remember, the main place you want your blazer to fit is across the shoulders. Here’s a little trick to help you know if the shoulders fit you correctly. Put the blazer on and stand up against a wall with your arm touching the wall. If the shoulder of your jacket touches the wall and smooshes in as you stand up against it, the jacket is too wide in the shoulders. If you stand against the wall and the shoulder doesn’t even touch the wall, it’s too narrow.
Since I’m already wearing two colors (green and navy) plus a neutral (white) in this outfit, I wanted to keep my accessories “quiet.” So I chose to wear my taupe pointy toe leather flats. These simple, comfortable flats are the perfect touch to elongate the leg and keep the look elevated but casual. I have them in my usual 9.5 and find them to be very comfortable. The Italian leather molds to your feet with a little wear and they grip your foot nicely, not slipping when I walk.
I kept my jewelry classic and dainty, just enough to add some sparkle and interest to the outfit, but not so much as to look busy. Both my Kendra Scott Veronica Hoop Earrings and Olive Necklace are 20% off this weekend.
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Don’t you love it when you discover workhorses like these in your closet? Which of the looks do you like the best? Which would you wear most in your lifestyle? Thanks so much for visiting Dressed for My Day today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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Blessed for My Day
Do you ever find yourself in situations where you wish so badly you could do something to make a difference, but, in fact, your hands are tied? Or perhaps you want to fix a difficult situation for someone you love, but it’s not your battle to fight or quandary to solve. I think we women can all relate. When we care deeply for those in our lives, it can be frustrating not to be able to make things right for them.
I think King Jehoshaphat’s prayer in 2 Chronicles 20 is a good one to paraphrase at such times. Desperate for solutions, but unable to make a dent in the problem on his own, the king cried out to God for help. But he also acknowledged God’s ability, past history of intervening and His character. Let’s remember today that, while we may be powerless and clueless, God is, in fact, powerful and able. Then let’s watch and see how He works in our midst.
O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:12