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Monday Musings- Cycling In My New Tuxedo Blazer

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Happy Monday, ladies. Our weekend drive didn’t get us as far as snow country, but we got a nice change of scenery in Gold country, and here’s what I wore.

I decided that rather than let my new velvet blazer wait for my next dressy occasion, I’d dress it down with a cashmere sweater and a pair of jeans. I find the longer I wait to cycle a new piece into my wardrobe, the less wear it gets. It resembles a tuxedo jacket because the buttons look satiny.

OVERSIZED TUXEDO VELVET BLAZER / $50 CASHMERE SWEATER / JEANS / BOOTIES / TARTAN SCARF 

We stopped to stock up on our favorite organic mandarins, which are now going in my morning smoothies.

In this picture, you can see that the blazer is deep green with satin buttons. I skipped a necklace since I knew my scarf would end up wrapped around my neck. I’ve had this J. Crew plaid scarf for several years and bring it out every fall. I was surprised to find a new one with tags here. eBay is really pretty cool that way. My Elizabeth and James bag is several years old. I don’t think this brand exists anymore, but here is a similar one without the weaving. The pin is from J. Jill last year.

MORE VELVET BLAZERS

CASHMERE SWEATERBUDGET-FRIENDLY OPTION  / FAUX LEATHER PANTS / FEDORA HAT / SIMILAR BOOTIES / SILVER NECKLACE / SIMILAR CASHMERE SCARF /  SHOULDER BAG

The following day we went to Nevada City. A different cashmere sweater, another hat, and another pair of flat boots. We did our best to support the economy and were very happy to see lots of tourists have returned, so the shops seem to be thriving once again.

I bookended my outfit with shades of beige. My boots are several years old, as is my scarf. I like that these J. Crew faux leather pants have straight legs that aren’t too slim. My beige, tan, and black shoulder bag is perfect with so many things, I’m using it year-round.

SWEATER on sale / WHITE SHIRT / STRAIGHT BLACK JEANS / WATER RESISTANT BOOTIES / SIMILAR SCARF

I wore this outfit last Sunday in San Francisco. I don’t think I shared it with you, but if I did, it’s worth repeating. My booties are amazingly comfy. They’re water resistant in sizes 5-12, 4A, 2A, B, D, and EE. The scarf is a treasure from an outlet mall many years ago. The sweater (on sale) is on constant repeat this fall, as are the white shirt and black jeans. My handbag looks bright red, but it’s actually burgundy.

I’m looking forward to getting all the way to the snow later this week and will be sure to capture my outfits.

Do you have a velvet blazer you wear this time of year?

Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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