A dressed-up-dressed-down look for going out to lunch
We may be getting out and dressing up a bit more, but I still want to be comfortable and look put-together without a lot of fuss. Here’s a casual blazer outfit that I think hit that target.
I love mixing levels of refinement within an outfit. The jeans, tee, and sneakers skew casual. And the blazer and jewelry add structure and polish without looking too “done.”
Earlier this week, I met up for lunch with my friend Kande, owner and designer of French Kande jewelry. I’ve known her and been a big fan of her designs for close to a decade now, and am just amazed at how she keeps coming up with such cool new designs. All of the pieces are designed and made here in Southern California.
The white bead necklace and bracelet are from the new “Os Blanc” collection. They’re made from upcycled bone and horn material by Nepalese artisans. So not only are they sustainable, but very lightweight and comfortable to wear! French Kande makes each piece to order, so you can customize many of their styles. (I had the bracelet made smaller to accommodate my small wrists.)
Another thing I love about French Kande is that the pieces look great on their own or layered. Here I’ve layered with a “Miel” (honey) bee pendant necklace from a prior collection. On the Os Blanc necklace, the vintage Paris pendant is from a coffee roaster, and the Pointu pendant was originally a page marker from Notre Dame cathedral. I let the necklaces be the focal point, and skipped earrings.
I’ve had these slip-on sneakers for a few seasons and still wear them often. They’re one of the most comfortable pairs I own!
(This was not sponsored, nor was I gifted any of these pieces. I just love the designs! I may earn an affiliate commission if you click through my links and make a purchase.)
The best of the long weekend sales…
Brian + MW – 35% off everything (skincare & makeup!)
Nordstrom – Half Yearly Sale, up to 60% off
Madewell – 25% off everything, code LONGWEEKEND
Net-a-Porter – 30% off shopping event
J.Jill – 25% off select full-price styles
Jenni Kayne – Memorial Day Event, 20% off all apparel, code MDW20
Talbot’s – Summer Style Event, 30% off purchase
Saks Fifth Avenue – designer sale, up to 50% off
J.Crew – extra 60% off sale styles, 30% off (almost) everything else, code SUMMER
Aquatalia – 25% off sitewide, code WKND25
Chico’s – warm weather styles, starting at $29
Lands’ End – up to 75% off with code PARADE
Anthropologie – extra 40% off sale items
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