casual office style Dec 9, 2016

Casual Friday: Velvet Blazer


If you’ve checked out the Dress Memo, you’ve seen just about every possible holiday dress a girl could ask for.  In addition to all of those festive dresses, I thought it would be fun to share some looks that are perfect for a laid-back holiday soirée or even a casual day at the office this season.  I snagged this Smythe green velvet blazer recently at Nordstrom, and it has served me well throughout the holiday party circuit thus far.  That rich emerald hue screams Christmas to me, yet it will be a great piece to have well after the holidays.  Man, I am feeeeeling all of the velvet happening this season…


Especially if you’re a working girl that spends much of your Monday through Friday in a blazer, I highly recommend keeping an eye out for a Smythe blazer.  They’re always coming out with the most beautiful cuts and fabrics, and the quality is top notch.  It’s truly the kind of piece you’ll have for years and years to come.

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Today, I’m wearing this velvet blazer casually with my favorite white turtleneck and distressed boyfriend jeans, but this puppy has serious versatility.  You can dress it up with a little black dress or a mini skirt (love this one!) or make it even more holiday-ready with a pair of cute plaid pants (love these!!).


And of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t address the blingy holiday bow situation going on here.  I thought my rhinestone days were well behind me, but couldn’t pass up this cutie for the holidays.  Especially paired with ripped jeans, the girly addition was balanced out just right for me.  I love the black, but it also comes in red and navy versions as well!  The brand makes these bows too (obsessed!) and a slew of other cute accessories (antler headband, anyone?!) that provide the perfect festive touch.  I also love these embellished collars that make for another super budget-friendly way to take basic pieces into full-blown holiday mode.


VELVET BLAZER: Smythe (also love this red one)  |  JEANS: Levi’s (sold out, similar HERE, HERE & HERE)  |  TURTLENECK: old, similar HERE and HERE  |  RHINESTONE BOW: Cara  |  BELT: Express (similar HERE)  |  SHOES: Saint Laurent (similar HERE)  |  EARRINGS: similar HERE  |  BAG: M2Malletier  |  LIP: MAC

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11 Responses to Casual Friday: Velvet Blazer

  1. I saw this blazer on your Instagram this morning and have been swooning over it ever since. I am in love with all things velvet. This blazer is ah-mazing!

  2. Alex H. says:

    Omg don’t know what I’m more obsessed with the blazer or those bows!!!!!

  3. Natali says:

    Looking incredibly stylish, elegant and so pretty in this outfit!

  4. Minau says:

    Great look! The blazer is awesome! Love the color of it!

  5. Demilade says:

    This blazer is so cool and different. The colour is everything. xx

  6. Sarah says:

    I have Hunted for a good price on a Smythe jacket several times but haven’t bought one yet. Their cuts look so sharp and classic with a little edge. Perfection! Does anyone remember the interior designer Sarah Richardson, a Canadian with a few shows that aired on HGTV? She is amazing,,,anyway,,,She often wore Smythe blazers-and I discovered that her partner in her design firm, Tommy Smythe was the brother of the jacket designer Christie Smythe.

  7. Ness says:

    You look amazing in this post! That blazer looks tailor-made for you. I finally took the plunge and bought a Smythe blazer (black with claret/white racing stripes) and have been wearing at least twice a week. Would love to see another post of how you style your blazer.

  8. victoria vo says:

    i’m in love with the blazer , if you selling it lets me know please

  9. Christina says:

    What size did you buy in relation to your normal size – a 4 or 2? I found a 4 to buy and heard they run small and I typically wear 24 jeans and xs top. Would love to know sizing for reference.

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