Tuesday, April 21, 2009

White hot





(Zara blazer, AA bodysuit, Levi's destroyed shorts, Jeffrey Campbell boots)

After purchasing my very first white blazer, I now believe every girl should own one. In the midst of last weekend's blazing hot L.A. weather, I was on the hunt for the perfect white blazer, one that hinted of breezy afternoons on a yacht while sipping minty mojitos. I had a few specifications in mind as I set out:

1. A classic shape that would never go out of style
2. A brilliant white color
3. Narrow sleeves (a pet peeve of mine: blazers or jackets with loose, baggy sleeves)
4. Affordability 

I was nearly led astray by SMYTHE's Equestrian Blazer in white jacquard (the sharp lapels and leather patches at the elbow were two particularly winning details), but the fourth specification kept me in check! Then there was a tempting Elizabeth & James white blazer, and also this dressier Plastic Island version. A blazer from Alice + Olivia (with covetable 3/4-length sleeves) got turned down because of its creamy eggshell hue. Finally, I trudged into Zara and spotted a blazer for under $100 in a shade of white as pure as fresh snow, and before even trying it on, I knew I'd found the one! Even better, the cuffs easily fold up to my elbows and are lined with blue stripes, and it is--in every way--the crisp, cool white blazer of my summer dreams.


Gerri Ward said...

TLT, it's the perfect white blazer and I confess it's solely YOU! Tres chic and elegant - your signature style. You brought it to my attention there isn't a white blazer in my wardrobe, and it is a must! -Thanks. I luv your J.C.'s !!!
p.s. I luv this blog, your style really is sophisticated !!!!!

jamie clare said...

so so sooooooooo awesome. i'm in love the whole look

marC said...

When I saw the first pic, I immediately thought "oh this must've been her reaction to finding out about Vancouver!" I think the white blazer is a great find. I have one I have yet to wear, funny enough, I'm looking for a pair of shorts and loafers to pair it with for the summer.

Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

Really nice photos - they have such a fresh feeling in them:)


The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Good morning, Tiffany!

CAN YOU PLEASE TEACH ME IN YOUR "how I do such a jumping-beautiful" PHOTO?

The first photo is so unbelievable GORGEOUS!!!
I love it in every single way!
Very impressed ;)


Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I've been looking for a white blazer for ages too. I saw one in Club Monaco a while back, but I haven't checked to see if it's still there.

Love this look and the blazer. So clean, so fresh!

P.S. Those stingray earrings were amazing!!

Fashion Luvr said...

That first photo is crazy, I don't know how you jump so high.

I don't normally like high waisted anything but I think with the jacket it balances out the tall shorts.

FashionConsciou$ said...

loving the blazer - great outfit!

Carlijn said...

i soooo love that bodysuit with the zipper! wow