Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Not your grandma's boucle jacket

When I put on this outfit, I spent a good long minute looking in the mirror and deciding whether I looked overgrown in it, arms and legs sprouting everywear. But then again, I was that girl in the back row of every single class picture with all the boys, so I'm used to contemplating my height - albeit with much less alarm than during my pre-teen years. Anyways, I decided that bracelet-length sleeves and cropped pants are great for showing off jewellery and shoes, and the cropped length is more suited for the casual vibe of summer.

A wool boucle jacket is a good officewear staple. You don't have to invest in a matching bottom, and it instantly injects separates with a dose of classic sophistication. Look for well-cut jackets with one or two fun details, like the dark piping in this thrifted version. To pick up the colours in the blazer, I wore it with a salmon pink cami, grey satiney pants and gold ballerina flats. A remix option is a leather skirt with a loose white tee and a chain-strap bag.

Jacket – Thrifted (urchin)
Tank –  Banana Republic
Pants – Jacob (also seen here)
Shoes – Lela Rose (Payless)
Necklace – Ottawa craft show


  1. '...albeit with much less alarm than during my pre-teen years.'lol, totally agree!

    You look great Kat!

  2. Hey Kat, Maddy introduced me to your blog and I am really loving it, great job! Also your jacket in this post is fabulous.

  3. Great blazer and I am really loving the cut, colour and length of those trousers! You're looking nice and tanned Kat!

  4. Such an adorable jacket! You are such an inspiration. Love you blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)


  5. A lovely outfit, I like the contrast of the pink between the pants and jacket.



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