A few months ago my friend Mere and I snatched up these brightly-colored Mossimo blazers from Target and they’ve become staples of our workwear outfits ever since. The ponte material is super soft and stretchy (although mine has started to pill a bit under the arms) and each color has its own fun, matching patterned lining (see my cuff below).
Since we didn’t have work today (did I mention that Mere and I work together? – I’m so lucky that I get to work with my friends!), we both dressed down our blazers. No pencil skirts and tights today – woohoo!
I decided to wear my blazer with skinny ankle jeans. It was almost warm enough outside for exposed ankles. (After taking these photos, I immediately went home and changed into a fleece and boots. #bloggercheating #canttakethecold)
I love Mere’s patterned top. It looks like it was made to go with her blazer:
Blazer • Target | blouse • Target | jeans • Gap | heels • Kohl’s | watch • Nixon
I’ve actually seen a number of girls wearing this same blazer so we must not be the only ones who love it. If this is the first time you’ve seen this blazer and you’re dying to have it, it’s still available at Target.com here.
After taking these photos today Mere and I realized that we actually have a lot of the same clothes, so you’ll be seeing her in future AsianCajuns posts. Thanks for playing along, Mere!
Here’s to a four day work week!
As I was writing this post my mind kept turning to a very important question: how the hell do you live without Target?! I can’t believe not one single Target has opened up in the U.K. I suppose there’s no Marks and Spencers here, but that’s not really the same. I wouldn’t trade a Tarjay for a Marks and Sparks no matter how many Percy the Pig items they sell!
Did it feel strange to be in a foreign country on Martin Luther King, Jr. day and Obama’s second inauguration? That’s like a double wammy of American-ness. You couldn’t turn on the radio or TV today without hearing Beyonce sing the national anthem – it got old fast. Everyone is saying that Obama’s speech was better this time around, but nothing can beat the feeling of us being there live four years ago watching him on the jumbotrons in D.C. Remember our inauguration post four years ago?
At least Robert Burns night is coming up for you. I wish I could go to a pub and eat a wee bit of haggis with you to honor the occasion!