Mix and Match

A few months ago I realized that my closet was seriously lacking a good selection of silky blouses so I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect colors, prints, patterns, and most importantly, fits. I was absolutely smitten when I found this designer black and white striped blouse at T.J. Maxx. I knew it would be the perfect shirt to mix and match with all of the other prints in my wardrobe.

On the topic of black and white, I’m going to need to have a little intervention before too long. Lately, all of my outfits have been black and white and neutral all over! Can’t stop, won’t stop with the classic combo. It’s just too easy. No matching or color coordinating needed! What can I say, I can be a bit lazy in the AM hours. I’m working on becoming more of a morning person, but that’s a whole different ballgame.

To try to inject some color into my monochromatic looks, I’ve been reaching for red. I love the Parisian feel of a black, white, and red ensemble. Even if it’s just a bold red lip! Très chic. Speaking of red lip, I found this fabulous shade at T.J. Maxx, too!

Remember how I gushed about my other obsession this fall, leather? Well, when I saw this absolutely fabulous leather-sleeved jacket, I snatched it up without thinking twice! It mixes black & white, red, and leather. I mean, I just couldn’t say no! The quality of both the tweed and leather is amazing. Plus, the price was almost too good to be true. That’s what I call a win on each and every single level!

Tweed & Leather Jacket, Striped Blouse, and Red Lipstick via T.J. Maxx

Photos taken by Rose Mayo

Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about. At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal. | Disclosure: Compensation was provided by T.J.Maxx via Glam Media. As always, all opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting the brands and collaborations that make Bows & Sequins possible!

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  1. 10.15.13
    stephanie commented:

    I love those heels 🙂 And the jacket is cool too.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  2. 10.15.13
    Rebecca commented:

    This outfit is so classy and chic! I love it!!


  3. 10.15.13
    Christina Storm commented:

    LOVE this look! That jacket is amazing!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  4. 10.15.13
    Rachelle commented:

    I love this jacket you look so polished.


  5. 10.15.13
    Chrissabella commented:

    Love this outfit, very chic and trendy!

    Greetings from London,


  6. 10.15.13
    Meagan commented:

    That jacket is amazing! Such a beautiful and sophisticated look!

  7. 10.15.13
    Lauren commented:

    This jacket is stunning! I love the tweed and leather combination!

  8. 10.15.13
    Chris commented:

    Jessica, I’m convinced that you have put together a nearly perfect outfit today from head to toe. You look absofrigging fantastic!

  9. 10.15.13
    Ally commented:

    Love that jacket too! And those hot red heels are perfect!


  10. 10.15.13
    Deanna commented:

    Cute jacket! & I LOVE that skirt. Such great finds!

    Because I’m Obsessed

  11. 10.15.13

    I’ve been making more of an effort on the silky blouse front lately too — I seem to have plenty of warm-weather tops and sweaters, but not much in between for the early fall months!

  12. 10.15.13
    Chelsea commented:

    I love this outfit Jessica! The circle skirt is perfect and I love the pattern mixing.

    Chelsea & The City

  13. 10.15.13
    Kristin commented:

    Love the blazer! great combination!


  14. 10.15.13
    Agi commented:

    Love this outfit. I wore this skirt for the first time this weekend. Love it!!!!!!!!



  15. 10.15.13

    LOVE the leather sleeves! I need to find a jacket like that!


  16. 10.15.13
    Jordan commented:

    It really is a wonderful blouse… great jacket, too… lovely skirt… oh, and those heels rock!

    LOVE this whole look!

  17. 10.15.13
    Danielle commented:

    I got a good laugh over you favoriting my tweet about sucking at blog commenting, so I thought I would pop on over here! 😉 I am obsessing over B&W lately, you are not the only one! I recently got a pair of Franco Sarto heels in a deep red but super similar to yours (mine were from Marshalls!) and they are so perfect for the fall/winter seasons.

    Looking lovely!


  18. 10.15.13

    I am loving the leather and tweed trend right now!

  19. 10.15.13
    Christine commented:

    I love TJ maxx!! Some of my favorite pieces in my closet came from tj or marshalls. The best! I love your blog 🙂

  20. 10.15.13
    Sarah commented:

    You look beautiful! I love the shape of the skirt.

    The Purse Snatcher

  21. 10.15.13
    Vicki commented:

    What a great TJX find! I love getting designer stuff and less-than-designer prices 🙂 I need more silk blouses that fit.

  22. 10.15.13

    Great jacket! I love little fitted tweed jackets and I love leather sleeves, so the two put together is a great combo. The striped blouse is super cute too, I have an old blue and white stripey blouse that it reminds me of, I need to pull that and start wearing it again.

  23. 10.15.13
    Kodi commented:

    I always love the combination of tweed + leather — something about it just works! Your outfit is cute!
    grey et al

  24. 10.15.13
    AJ commented:

    The leather and tweed mix of that jacket is simply amazing!


  25. 10.16.13
    Daisy commented:

    That jacket is amazing!

  26. 10.16.13
    Chloe commented:

    That jacket is amazing. Such a great look!
    xx Chloe

  27. 10.17.13
    Kristin commented:

    There isn’t a damn thing I don’t like about this look! So good! 🙂