Back to Basics: A Navy Blazer

Today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward spotlights an item I think will be a staple for me this fall.  A navy blazer.

I was instantly drawn to a Cynthia Rowley blazer I found in Marshalls recently.  The blazer is a perfect shade of navy blue and has a chic polka dot lining.  It’s much longer than any other blazer I own.  Boyfriend blazer?

According to Lucky mag, a longer blazer keeps the tummy under wraps.  Whatever the case, I think this longer blazer will complement dresses (of this length and silhouette) like the one below well.  It’ll probably work well with shorter dresses and skirts too.

Blazer—Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls (similar, similar)
Dress—Marc New York via SmartBargains (similar Marc New York dress)
Belt—The Limited
Shoes—Jaeger ‘Sophia’ via Marshalls
Earrings—Kendra Scott Nyla
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)
Sunglasses—DVF via Marshalls


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  1. August 15, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    I am jacket-obsessed right now, and that one is absolutely lovely. The polka-dot cuffs are the best part.

    • August 17, 2012 / 4:02 pm

      Me too! I'm so glad it's finally cooler so I can fathom wearing a blazer. BTW, Marshalls and TJ Maxx have an amazing collection of blazers right now.

  2. August 15, 2012 / 2:41 pm

    That blazer will be great and so versatile…and I love the lining, how fun!

    • August 17, 2012 / 4:02 pm

      I think so too, Tara. The polka dot lining was a welcomed detail 🙂

  3. August 15, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    Very well pulled together look. Love some blues and navy.

  4. August 15, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    I love the print of your dress and the shade of green nail polish is cute 🙂


    • August 17, 2012 / 4:04 pm

      The print on this dress instantly attracted me to it. Admittedly, I've grown bored of it on occasion o_O. Luckily, I've found ways to renew my love for it. Thanks for stopping by!

    • August 17, 2012 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks! I find myself drawn to that shade of green lately.

  5. August 15, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    I love it!! I have 2 navy blazers, long and short, both thrifted! I definitely wear the longer blazer more often.

    • August 17, 2012 / 4:06 pm

      Nice! I wish I could thrift with you. Your thrifting finds are always amazing!!