When I changed out my winter clothes for my spring garments about a month ago, one of my greatest delights was unpacking my white linen blazer. I purchased mine a couple of years ago and it’s turned into one of my most worn garments during spring and summer. I actually sent mine straight to the cleaners when I realized it had some makeup stains on it (and it came back looking beautiful!), but I ordered this white cotton-linen blend blazer to share with you in this casual spring outfit. I wanted to check out how the cotton-linen blend compared to my 100% linen one. I think you’ll like this casual spring outfit that I’ve put together with it.
A white cotton-linen blend blazer is so very versatile. I love wearing mine so many ways. You might want to check out this post to see a few of the other ways I’ve styled mine in the past. But I bet if you combed through my spring and summer fashion posts (through the menu above), you’d find even more than what are shown there. I think, however, that probably my favorite way to wear a white cotton-linen blend blazer is with blue jeans. I just love the juxtaposition created with this combo.
On this pretty spring day I wore the white cotton-linen blend blazer over a favorite graphic tee (40% off with code SALETIME) and my Madewell Perfect Vintage raw hem jeans (wearing size 29), which hit me just above the ankle bone. I absolutely would be wearing this outfit to lunch with friends today if the weather hadn’t taken a turn to the cool side.
This white cotton-linen blend blazer is from J.Crew and it fits beautifully true to size. I’m wearing an 8 comfortably. While it does feel a little different than my 100% linen blazer, it still has that distinctive linen feel. I think it’s a little thicker, but not in a way that makes it heavy or cumbersome at all. And the jacket has just a little bit of stretch for comfort and ease of wear. It’s fully lined and well made. The best news of all is that the Holland linen-cotton blend blazer is 50% off. So, as often as I wear mine, I think this blazer would be a great buy at the projected cost per wear.
I finished my look off with neutral toned sandals. I purchased these sand suede Liya slide sandals in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year, but they’re still available in limited sizes. They also come in other shades and textures. I actually wore these versatile sandals in Tuesday’s fashion post, too. Here’s another shoe option at a slightly lower heel. Unfortunately they’re no less expensive. These Naturalizers, on the other hand, would make a nice option at a lower price. I think a pretty nude heeled sandal is such a nice shoe to have on hand during the spring and summer, even into fall.
To contrast the ruggedness of my vintage raw hem jeans and the casual vibe of my graphic tee, I chose to wear very dainty, shimmery jewelry. I’m wearing the demi multi strand necklace, the baroque pearl stretch bracelet, the Veronica hoop earrings and the baroque pearl wrap ring, all from Kendra Scott. (These links will take you to Kendra Scott; I’ve included links to Nordstrom in the shopping widget below.)
Because I like to create those long lines with my jeans, even when I’m wearing ankle length jeans, I tucked my shirt and belted it. Did you catch this week’s video? If you did you’ll know that tucking and belting is one of those things that can help create pleasing proportions…depending on your unique proportions. Know your body! And do accordingly. By the way, I have fairly even proportions and an hourglass or X shape.
Thanks for stopping in for a little style inspiration. Like I said, I get a lot of wear out of my linen blazer. So you’ll definitely be seeing it more this spring and summer. Even if I owned no other blazer, I would wear this one frequently. It’s just such a great jacket to add to so many outfits. And I think the J.Crew Factory Holland linen-cotton blend jacket is a great option, especially at the 50% off they’re giving right now.
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Yesterday as I was driving home from our house closing appointment, I saw a sign outside of a business that read, “When God puts a calling on your life He has already calculated in your stupidity.” Ha! I liked that.
How many times do we feel the gentle nudge of the Holy Spirit calling us to some great or small task but we shake it off feeling like it must be a huge mistake. Surely not me! Surely you don’t want me to do that Lord. I couldn’t… But God knows exactly who you are and He’s already calculated in your…stupidity, shyness, awkwardness, lack of time, shortness of funds, etc. He knew David was easily tempted, Moses was slow of speech, Peter was one to put his foot in his mouth and Joshua would get ahead of himself occasionally. Don’t let your shortcomings excuse you from saying yes to God today.
Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?” And He said, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.” ~ Exodus 3:10-12