Clothed with Grace: Structured Chic

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Structured Chic

First off, thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments yesterday. It's so encouraging to hear you  guys are here for MY style, and it pushes me to make sure I'm staying true to myself each day. :)

I'm not sure what has caused the changed, but I'm so preferring more structured looks to more casual ones. Last year I loved a-line skirts and cardigans and this year I'm completely drawn to blazers and pencil skirts. Don't get me wrong, I still love a good cardigan, but I feel so much more put together in an outfit like this.  I also feel like I know my body better and what looks good on me; I guess that's a good thing.  I wore this outfit to church recently and felt like a million bucks, and that's always a good feeling. 









Blazer: Loft $30 (gift card from Chippmuck.com) same
Top: Forever 21 $16 similar
Skirt: Rebecca Minkoff $5 (thrifted) cute sale option, three colors
Necklace: Stella and Dot Sutton
Bracelets: Stella and Dot RenegadePeacockUrbane
Heels: Bandalino $30 similar

Linking up with:

21 comments:

  1. loving this outfit on u too! loving the stripes this week and that skirt is so great! u always know just how to be stylish yet affordable...love it!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very cute outfit! The cobalt blue is a really pretty color on you. While I love structured looks, with fall coming I always lean towards more casual looks.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I feel like I am going in that same direction. I still wear cardigans ALL THE TIME, but I think I've bought 4 new blazers this year! I really want to find a couple in bright colors like this cobalt, or a bright pink.

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh my what a steal for the rebecca minkoff skirt! I need to visit your thrift store! I also love the blue blazer with the skirt! Im totally stealing the outfit idea for next week! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gorgeous chic look!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the texture of your skirt with the striped top. Your cobalt blazer is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great outfit Ginny. I think we go through phases of different styles we like and wear. Love the blazer.
    Thanks for linking up today.

    Agi:)
    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love this! Your bright blazer looks great against the black and white stripes. I've acquired several blazers now (where as a year ago I didn't own any) but I get really overheated in them, so I'm waiting for it to cool down a bit.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this! Your bright blazer looks great against the black and white stripes. I've acquired several blazers now (where as a year ago I didn't own any) but I get really overheated in them, so I'm waiting for it to cool down a bit.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have been leaning towards more structured pants and skirts...love your thrifted one!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ooo... You're right. That outfit is really lovely on you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the whole classy look you are going for this year!! Every year styles change and we try new things! That's why I love fashion! :) you can never get bored! You look amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. So classy! I really like that skirt! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am on a major blazer kick these days too. I love your textured skirt in this outfit--so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the color of this blazer! I think you have every shade in the rainbow by now, don't you!?

    ReplyDelete
  16. You look GREAT in blazers and that blue! I definitely need to build my "blazer" collection, it's lacking!

    xoxo,
    Lauren from Modern Modesty

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love everything about this outfit! The blazer, the skirt, the stripes? Totally sold!
    Jenn
    With Luck Blog

    ReplyDelete
  18. i've found that i definitely feel more put together when i where blazers instead of cardigans. with that said, your blue jacket is AWESOME!

    dash dot dotty

    ReplyDelete
  19. i've found that i definitely feel more put together when i where blazers instead of cardigans. with that said, your blue jacket is AWESOME!

    dash dot dotty

    ReplyDelete
  20. I really love this outfit - I'm a huge fan of white, black, and cobalt together :) I also love blazers and cannot wait until it cools down so I can wear my blazers more often!!

    ReplyDelete