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As I mentioned last week, I’ve been on the lookout for a navy blazer for this year’s fall/winter momiform. I have a navy corduroy blazer that I turned to often last year. I would grab it and go whenever I needed to throw on a jacket, just like I would have worn a windbreaker in years past.
^^ The poor picture quality above disguises the fact that . . .
^^ it is faded and just looks . . . sloppy.
I bought it second-hand for $12 and wore it a lot so I feel ready to trade up.
- Navy blue (my new, go-to neutral)
- Stretchy enough to avoid rips when I wrangle the kids
- Gold buttons
So here’s how it went:
Up until taking photos for this post, I thought this blazer was the one:
I bought it in a Tall and ordered a size up, because I thought I wanted an oversized “boyfriend” fit. (I’ve been smitten with the idea ever since I saw how Mary could turn an everyday outfit into a date night outfit just by throwing on her blazer here.)
I don’t know if it’s the double row of buttons or my broad shoulders or what, but I don’t think this works for me.
although it did pass the stretch and reach test:
and the karate chop test:
Another blazer I tried is this one from Forever 21 (or “Love 21;” is there a difference?):
It’s not terrible but not great either:
and its 2% spandex content is not enough to pass my flexibility standards.
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I like this Anne Klein blazer from Lord & Taylor:
but it also doesn’t pass the stretch test, and is best for those with this type of lifestyle:
and anyway it’s no longer available so who cares.
The winner is this knit number from Lands’ End:
It’s hard to see here (it was dark out by this point in our photo shoot), but it’s the same one that Erika has here.
No gold buttons. Boo! But maybe I’ll sew some on?
Aaaand it’s no longer available. I bought it on super-duper clearance. But these are similar and Lands’ End is running a 30% off promotion through August 26:
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I’m procrastinating on more important priorities as I write this, so I put together a little collection of other blazers that seem to have mom-friendly stretch potential (click on the image to go to the Polyvore page with links to each item):
Finally, I found a cardigan I really like: the American Eagle Solid Boyfriend Cardigan (not to be confused with the “Lightweight Boyfriend Cardigan,” which I don’t like so much).
Tee hee, the names of those cardigans gave me this visual like:
Heh heh . . . ahem.
Anyway, American Eagle is running a 40% + free shipping promotion through Labor Day, so I thought I’d share.
Have a good weekend! Thank you, Jen at Conversion Diary, for hosting today’s link up!