Mar 052013
 

Investment pieces are different things to different people. I’m a stay at home mother and retired my power suit a long time ago. However, a great blazer will get me from day to night – I can wear this blazer while running errands and still wear it out in the evening for date night or drinks with the girls. It is also something I can wear year round – except maybe the hottest days of summer. This blazer is structured and cut perfectly for my frame. It tapers in at my waist and sits perfectly on my shoulders. It is a classic shape and won’t be subject to changing fashion whims. The lapels are done in a satin fabric, which give it a nice touch. I only need one good black blazer and this one’s it.

After the age of 35 women need to think about cut and fit before trends. Nothing ages a woman more than ill-fitting and poorly cut clothes.  Clothing that fits properly accentuates our shape and camouflages any problem areas we have.  Thank goodness well cut clothing can be found at every price point!

Blazer – Smythe (old)
 Blouse – Ann Taylor (old)
 Jeans – J Brand (old)
 Shoes – Prada (old)
 Belt – Tory Burch (old)
 Watch – Michael Kors (old) 
Jewelry – F21(old)
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 March 5, 2013  Posted by on March 5, 2013

  21 Responses to “Investing”

  1.  

    Fabulous look Iva, I totally agree with you , a statement blazer is a piece to invest in ! Have a nice day !
    XX Luba

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  2.  

    Perfect blazer! I agree, it is an investment and it is all about the right fit. I still have a navy blue blazer from the 80ies which was a couple of hundred Euros – well, German Marks at that time – with an amazing fabric and I still wear it as it has an ageless style.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

  3.  

    Gorgeous blazer. I got one very similar in White House, Black Market while visiting the US at Xmas. Have only worn it once so far, but know that it is a piece that I’ll have in my wardrobe for a long time.

  4.  

    Fabulous blazer and I’m loving the red shoes – a surprise pop of colour! I cannot believe how much snow you guys still have…you must be freezing in your photos! Brrrr!! Avril x

  5.  

    You’re the Queen of blazers. And I love this one. Also love the pop of red in the shape of shoes. Such a nice look.

  6.  

    The blazer is gorgeous – I always feel so polished wearing a black jacket….xx

  7.  

    Sexy shoes!! Nice pop of colour!! Am digging the jacket as well.
    Looking good Iva.

  8.  

    Everything about this outfit is perfect. Love the colors, the fit, style and the classic approach to modern, upscale casual. You look fabulous.

  9.  

    Love this simple yet elegant look! Beautiful!

    xo, Kenya

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    Kenya L Fashion Blog

  10.  

    Preach, Iva! This whole mentality is what I drill into my clients’ heads. Buy great-fitting, high quality classic pieces and you’ll wear them (and look great in them) forever. This blazer is such a great example and it looks amazing on you. Loving it paired with the leopard and killer heels!!! ~Sarah

  11.  

    Just found your blog via Fashion mag. So excited to find you. Think we have a lot in common :-)

  12.  

    oh my goodness – THANK YOU! I’ve been here on your blog scrolling through all your previous posts! Love it. :)

  13.  

    Lusting over these shoes! Sucha beautiful shaped heel :)

    S xx

  14.  

    I think investment consultant will likely be good.

  15.  

    You’ve given me a very good tip here about having one really high quality black blazer that fits perfectly. I will be on the lookout! And I do agree with your other points about looking for QUALITY items after the age of 35… things that are constructed well and fit our shape. Great advice!

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    Trish

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