I’ve had my eyes set on a velvet blazer all season long and I finally found this one at Zara when I was in Hong Kong in November! It seemed like every style I found and liked was pushing $600, so I held off. This tuxedo-style blazer was right around $100… (I think… #currencyconversionconfusion) and I love how it’s slightly longer, has an open front, and a satin lapel. It’s perfect for tossing on over a pair of jeans for more of a dressed up look.
The days of ripped jeans and exposed ankles feel so far away now… The temperature (without windchill) has been negative for the last few days in Chicago. It’s been a case of survival mode… Layering on as many things as you can and style pretty much goes out the window. I wore this outfit a few weeks ago for brunch with one of my girlfriends at the Restoration Hardware cafe in my neighborhood. I love strolling by all of the gorgeous homes decked out for the holidays!
I’m not seeing this exact blazer on their website, but this one looks pretty similar. I also want to add that Zara is CRUSHING IT lately… So, so many great finds. I used to shop there pretty frequently because it was right by my first office in New York, but I need to make it a point to pop in more often!
Here are a few more velvet blazers that won’t break the bank…
I posted about these earrings last week, and unfortunately the black color has already sold out. (I’ve got my eyes on the Gold, Sapphire, and Jade next!) They’re super lightweight, which make them easy to wear for extended periods of time. Hart is still offering Bows & Sequins readers $10 off a pair of the Metallic Magic earring collection and free shipping with code BOWS&SEQUINS10. And today is the last day to order to get your order before Christmas, so hurry, hurry!
Get the Look…
Zara Velvet Tuxedo Blazer (similar here, here, & here!)
Sail to Sable Metallic Top c/o
rag and bone Boyfriend Jeans
Kate Spade Pumps
Hart Black Tassel Earrings
Gucci GG Marmont Bag (also available here & here!)
Karen Walker Sunglasses
Black & Gold Ring (got in Hong Kong; similar here!)
Julie Vos Coin Necklace
Michael Kors Mini Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff