It is fitting, then, that I would love my mother's closet. During my visit this past weekend, it got a lot colder in Southern California than I expected. I mean, really, I live in Northern California now...winter is a lot colder up here. So silly me did not bring a jacket, and boy did I regret it. I rummaged through my mom's closet before I went out with the girls for dinner and found this gem--a wool houndstooth blazer from the '70s. I threw it on and out I went. The next morning I left to head back up north and took the jacket with me. My mom said to bring it back next time I see her, but I have a feeling she might have to pry it from my hands.
My mom comes to visit next month, so in the meantime, I will be making regular use of this blazer. I wore it to work on Tuesday for a mismatched suit type look. Threw a tie-neck shirt underneath to give it some feminine flair and tried to curl my hair (result: ponytail).
Details: Blazer - vintage (mom's); Top - Target; Pants - Banana Republic Factory Store; Shoes - Enzo Angiolini.
Here are some detailed shots of the outfit. The pattern on the blazer is blue, black, gray, and brown. The shoes I stalked for over a year before I found them on sale at Nordstrom. Already planning on rewearing this outfit at my conference next week in New Mexico.