Build Your Wardrobe Series: The Blazer | The Perfect Punctuating Piece!

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I'm currently participating in the "Build Your Wardrobe Series" hosted by the fabulous sewing blogger Mrs Crafty Chick.  Building a wardrobe with the basis of essential pieces is something that I've always been passionate about.  One of my personal style mantras is: "If you stay ready, you'll always be ready."  I believe in this so strongly that I gave a seminar back in July on this topic and it's the essence of this blog.  So my closet stays on point for each and every occasion.  The only thing that would catch me off guard is if I had a gala to attend on tomorrow.  Sorry, no ballgowns on hand -- yet!  But that's on my list.
I love to look polished and pulled together and a blazer is that perfect piece that will transition a look instantly.  It's the punctuating mark on a casual outfit.  Here I am wearing my Simplicity 1421 blazer.  I made it during the summer in a white twill.  But being my fashion-forward self and residing in The Deep South, I'll be wearing my white blazer year-round.  To hell with those archaic fashion faux pas.
In this first look, I paired my blazer with a black RTW button front blouse and my beautiful wool tweed Vogue 1066 Badgley Mischka pants.  Talk about making something classic with staying power!  These were made for Fall 2008.  And I love them even more now.  And I wore a magenta pump for a fun pop of color.
Nothing is more classic than the white button front shirt and the pencil skirt... two more wardrobe essentials.  My white shirt is Butterick 5526 and my pencil skirt is Vogue 8773.
A blazer is an amazing piece that tops pretty much everything!  Wear it over your LBD, with jeans and a t-shirt and with shorts!

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31 comments

  1. Very classic. I love it!
    Bonnie @ sewplus.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely!!! And so crisp in white!

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  3. Wait for it, wait for it and BAM! You are seriously working that pencil skirt. I think this blazer will always be my go-to blazer, I'm planning on making a few for myself. Your two looks with that blazer are inspiring, as always.

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    1. I love the cut of this blazer. The length is perfect for me. Thanks Michelle!

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  4. Very nice!! I will making this blazer this week. Hopefully, it will come our decent enough for me to actually wear it lol (I'm new at sewing)

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    1. Good luck with yours! Thanks Donya!

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  5. That is classic and yes I need one of those!

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    1. Very much your style Lori! Thanks!

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  6. Two beautiful, elegant and beautiful looks. I love the look with pants, as working outfit, comfortable and classic. And impress me and seduces me the look with animal print skirtwhich is absolutely attractive.

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  7. Tight High I see :) Love the skirt. Oh and magenta pump with the pants are amazing, just a dash of sass. You are such a positive encouragment. Keep it coming.

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  8. Love it, Erica! I LOVE classic, timeless pieces...you could never go wrong!!! Both perfect combinations!!!!

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  9. Yes, yes, yes! Best advice ever, I've become a recent convert of the blazer. In a blazer that fits you (I work in court and I see too many ill fitting ones) it's impossible not to look good!!! It really pulls one together.

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  10. THANKS Erica! Every post is some cool tip, idea that I can use and incorporate into my wardrobe. :-)

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  11. I love it! I love wearing blazers, but I haven't lately only because I haven't made one. You really inspired me to give it a try! I love how versatile it is. I love it in white too! I love all of your makes!

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  12. I love the looks and you are so right about keeping your closet on point! I spent years with a closet full of randomness and never had anything to wear when I got a last minute invitation to something. Ugh!

    You better work with that skirt, Erica!

    www.StyleSewMe.com

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  13. Love, love, love your jacket and the looks you have put together.

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  14. I love your blazer and the different outfits you styled with it. Your blog is such a wealth of information, I love all of your sewing and fashion tips!

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    1. Thanks Levone! I'm glad you enjoy it!

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  15. Fantastic outfits! I love a white blazer...thanks for the new ideas.

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  16. Sorry I am not familiar with the blog, where can I find the sewalong for the blazer

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