A Promise is a Promise

Thursday, December 02, 2010
So remember when I went to maurices that one time? Yeah, me neither. But here is the sequin blazer I promised to show you guys a year ago. (Ohemgee, I look like I'm 12 in that post.)
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You guys.. I'm wearing JEANS. Totally taboo at work unless it's Casual Friday and Friday it was not. I'm such a rebel...and so fired. Jessica, please don't fire me... After being sick for a week, I was not ready to put on a skirt or dress. I tried to mask the jean-ness with a blazer. This one wasn't black enough. (That sounded racist but it's not.) This one was too big. So, of course, sequins were my only option. I added the black heels to make it more businessy (because I am, duh) and the orange and pink to make it more fun. Still not sure if it's work-appropriate. I did get a lot of Michael Jackson references. Man... I should've worn white socks.
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I'm wearing a maurices sequin blazer ($18), Gap dress I snipped to be a top ($7), reworked JCPenney necklace (free with gift card), J Brand jeans ($158), JCPenney bag (free with gift card), and thrifted Nine West heels ($3).
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Get this look:  jeansbag. Also... No more Shopstyle ads! They were adding to the pageload time. I think. I don't know. They were time-consuming and I made like $.05 a day anyway.
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78 comments :

  1. Didn't even notice you were wearing jeans. Or are they jeggings? ;)

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  2. Personally I think that blazer is pretty fabulous. Although you've had it for a while, I'm interested to see how you incorporate it into your outfits now!

    sara-jane elizabeth

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  3. I love your blazer! I would love to see more outfits with it! =)

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  4. That's a fun blazer. I haven't been to a Maurice's in years, but I loved that store as a teen.

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  5. I love the blazer. I thought those were leggings, not jeans!

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  6. I liked the Shopstyle ads! You did a good job of selecting items I would actually buy.

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  7. I love that jacket! You should wear it more! It's way flattering!

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  8. AWW Thats such an amazing Blazer...I could totally where it with everything and more over the holiday season right around the corner...i could make it my so uniform..love it....u look AMAZING..glad u feeling better
    xoxo

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  9. I don't think black jeans count as jeans. They are definitely office appropriate!

    And I come from an office where you can't wear jeans ever! I totally "slip up" sometimes.

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  10. Elaine- I now not only envy your ability to constantly make new outfits, but now that sequin blazer too. I'm so in love.

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  11. I am so crazy about that blazer! you look fabulous!! I want one! I bet you can't get it anymore

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  12. i'm IN LOVE with this outfit. p.s. you have great legs!

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  13. I love everything about this outfit. The pop of orange, the necklace, the skinny jeans, and that sequined blazer! Gorgeous.

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  14. That blazer looks great on you - and your hair is is really nice! ;)

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  15. This looks like a good party outfit. At least it's fun and you look great in it!

    Just Better Together

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  16. I LOVE those pants on you!! The whole outfit is super cute but just adore the pants...

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  17. LOVE that blazer!! I've been really into sequins lately and I cant believe it was only $18! Where oh where did she get it from?
    Bellesme

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  18. Hahhaha xD Sorry about that, I thought maurices was a blogger... =P
    Bellesme

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  19. I love your sequined jacket, it really pops with the red top! Great outfit post!

    Maryjane xoxo

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  20. This is a sharp look! Any murmurs from anyone about anything other than Michael Jackson? If not, your job is safe!

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  21. Love this outfit, the blazer really jazzes it up :) Christmas sparkle :P

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  22. Looove this blazer! I cannot get enough of sequins. it looks so good on you!

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  23. You look incredible! I love this outfit. So smart to make the GAP dress into a top-it's lovely. Those jeans are perfection.

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  24. Oooh great blazer! I am digging sequins lately, and I think this piece would be perfect.

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  25. You look fab! Love the sequined blazer. :)
    Xx

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  26. I think the heels and jacket dressbup the jeans perfectly. Did I mention how much I love that blazer?!?!
    No Guilt Fashion

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  27. Love that sequined blazer! Is it hard to care for? I'm so clumsy I think I'd be leaving a trail of sequins behind!

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  28. I think this is actually one of my favorite outfits! Everything just goes so well together.

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  29. I am freekin' in love with this outfit, woman! So festive for the holidays. You could wear this so many places and it would work perfectly. :)

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  30. fabulous blazer. pretty sure only you can pull it off :)

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  31. sequins on a jacket? wear it to work? way to go! its an awesome jacket. love it

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  32. I bought that sequined jacket from Maurices, but recently donated it to the local Goodwill because I couldn't figure out what in the world to wear it with. You made it work. Bravo.

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  33. Ooooh you look great!!!!! Well at least they aren't normal jeans so its okay ;)
    I always (well not always...but at least once a week) wear jeans to work. When I dress up I look out of place because everyone dresses real casual here, haha
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  34. The more I see that black handbag, the more I want it. It's a perfect size and such a classic shape.

    Maybe a little Christmas present for me, from me? :)

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  35. I love this so much! This inspires me to get out my sequins!

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.goodwillhuntingg.com

    Win this thrifted Coach satchel bag!

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  36. My older sister is crazy about Maurices! I love the sequins cardigan!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashatkerson.blogspot.com

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  37. They look awesome on you!! Love, love this outfit and the blazer, beyond fab with those sequins! :]

    XoXo,
    Kinsey

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  38. I think you look great! I love sequins for day, and my closet can back me up on that. I hope you're feeling better. Have a good weekend!

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  39. really cute! love how you styled the sequins blazer! ^,^

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  40. Love this outfit you put together! I especially love that necklace, I have something like that from Anthropologie but it was not as great a price tag as yours!

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  41. I like the pink and orange together. I've "slipped" a few times at work too. I think you look cute!

    Jenn

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  42. Gorgeous jacket! It's such a change from what you normally wear and show but it looks great on you!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  43. That is a nice sequin blazer, though! I don't work in an office (just at home), so I can pretty much be in my PJs all day and earn money lol. No jeans to work I can understand, but no pants? Is that true at your work?

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  44. I am glad you changed it up a bit...this is a fun look on you! That sequin blazer is awesome as is the necklace. Elaine aka rock star!!!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  45. That blazer is amazing. Also, what do you mean by reworked when you refer to that necklace? I love that, too by the way. Maybe what I'm trying to say is that I love this entire outfit.

    Style by Izabela

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  46. you look amazing! i love that blazer!

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  47. You look great!! Even though it's a jeans look, I think it's totally acceptable for work. And now I'm jealous I don't own all those things. Can you just like, send them to me? Just kidding! Or am I? I guess if you say yes, I'm not kidding.

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  48. that blazer is fabulous! i want it!

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  49. I AM TOTALLY SUPERCALIFRAGELISTICEXPIALIDOUCIASLY DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH YOUR BLAZER ! ♥♥♥

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  50. great outfit elaine, this is prob. one of my favorite looks that you've posted so far! that blazer is so cool, it looks great with the red shirt :)


    Fashion Bag 411

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  51. This outfit is gorgeous! I think the darkness of the jeans makes them a little more work appropriate! Either way, you look awesome, that blazer is killer!

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  52. OMG I know I have said a lot of times I like this and that but that blazer has to be my favorite one, if you sell it I would buy it in a second!!!

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  53. love the blazer, very cute and unique

    http://vernisaongle.blogspot.com

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  54. great outfit!! i have a similar sequin jacket too which i bought in milan, though havent had the right opportunity to wear it! you wear it well with the red top! xXx

    www.tsememoirs.blogspot.com

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  55. hahah you have a great blog here...you are really honest and funny...i know you said don't say "love your blog!", but i kinda do...great job!

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  56. I love the blazer and haha that's pretty good outfit after recovering from illness. I'm sure it was fine! xD

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  57. I am in LOVE with that blazer. This outfit is beautiful. ♥

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  58. that is one fabulous blazer. i am jealous. very, very jealous.

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  59. Elaine, I LOVE that picture of your headless and footless body holding the bag. I could seriously have it blown up and framed. Your blazer, btw, is very stylish. Your blog is good because your style is varying and interesting- able to connect with many readers' styles.

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  60. This may be my favorite outfit yet! Where do you work?

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  61. I love this. Truly, madly, deeply. Not very Michael Jackson in my eyes but 100% chic.

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  62. That sequined blazer is amazing!

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  63. I loooove this outfit! Can someone please find me a sequined blazer? *looks around* Bueller?

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  64. I love love love this look
    Love the glam of it all, and I think MJ would be proud!

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  65. This sequin blazer is DIVINE!!! I'm in love.

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  66. i'm jealous of your blazer elaine! i wanna snatch it off right from the screen:)

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  67. Wow a sequin blazer that is gutsy! I love it :)

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  68. I think you did a great job in hiding the jeans-ness, I should probably help myself to the nearest thrift shop and get my hands on a useful blazer :/ I'm also not brave enough yet to wear sequins, but I want to sooo bad sometimes, just to dance around at home lol

    Ripped Nylon

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  69. If this is okay to wear for work, i want to work with you! I love this look so much :)

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  70. I loveeeeee all of it!!!! :)

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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