Tweed It Up

I had heard a lot of great things about my city’s #1 “best resale shop” so I decided I had to check it out one afternoon after work. The shop was filled with tons of treasures: everything from fur coats to women’s and men’s clothing to shoes and purses to housewares, jewelry, and furniture. It was so crowded! The place is hopping, that’s for sure!

I picked up a beautifully tarnished silver goblet to store my rings in on my dresser, a new-with-tags $160 silk shirt for $9, and this tweed blazer, a beautiful petite cut with cream, pink, and grey colors. It’s a bit boxy so I belted it around the waist, and it doesn’t have buttons (on purpose, I think) but I think it’s the perfect business casual jacket. I’ve been wanting something tweed for a long time so when I came across this lovely jacket I couldn’t pass it up.

Oh, and I’m wearing my LuShae ring on my left ring finger, but I’m not married. I just ran out of ring fingers.

You’ve seen the boots before (here and here), the jeans several times (here here & here), and the top as well (here, here & here).

thrifted wool tweed jacket | free people lace top & sam edelman shoes c/o karmaloop | nyds necklace | james jeans | bag c/o shop mamie | marc jacobs sunnies c/o shop bop | f21 ring

While I wouldn’t wear the jeans to work or an interview, the lace, studs, and sparkles on my crystal necklace all let my individual style shine through while still looking put-together.

Do you have to dress professionally for work or other occasions? If so, how do you let your style shine through while still looking professional?

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  • Is that a necklace or part of the shirt? Either way I love it, big and sparkly!

    • It's actually a necklace from the now-defunct New York Design Shop – it was only $10, an amazing steal…

  • Lynn Z.

    Oh. Emm. Gee. LOVE IT! I know I've seen that blazer somewhere! I could pull the blazer off at work, worn with black pants and heels! Those Sam Edelman's are HOT! How do you NOT fall and break your neck walking in them?

  • You rock this outfit girl. I love the tweed jacket and how you styled it.And the shoes are gorgeous.

    • Thank you Farrielle! Lovely blog!

  • Yes, I have to dress professionally for work. As a designer in an ad agency, and as a woman in a man's field, it's important to be modest and a little dressed up to be taken seriously. I let my style shine through with pairing interesting colors together, and creative takes on traditional clothes like knit blazers. I just got some paper bag pants I can't wait to wear to work!
    Check out my fashion blog for photos!

    • Fantastic! I don't own paper bag pants 🙁 I know they will look amazing on you!

  • Tabitha

    Very pretty! Love the jacket. You look great.

    • Thank you so much Tabitha! 🙂

  • What store in Houston did you go to? I live here too and am always looking for a good place to thrift!

    • I went to a resale shop called The Guild Shop, operated by St. John the Divine. It's pretty neat!

  • Great outfit! Can't wait to find out what shop you went to and check it out! Before I started freelancing I worked in a Marketing Dept. of a magazine, so professional dressing was a must. However, we also had the unique challenge of having to set up for events (UGH, heavy lifting), or just have all around loooong days. My go-to outfit was leggings, a nice tunic or dress, cardigan and flats in my bag!

    • "The Guild Shop" – operated by St. John the Divine. It's got such a wide range of items (not just clothes)! They do have odd hours though, so be sure to call in advance.

  • Love this purse and the tweed jacket is perfect for this time of the year. You're looking great, as per usual. – Katy

    • Thanks katy, so sweet of you to say that! I never owned a tweed jacket until now, and I'm loving it. I feel like a professor when i wear it. just call me Roberta Langdon and i'll crack the da vinci code!
      um, okay, that was a nerdy book reference. yeah i'm cool like that.

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  • Ambersnotebook

    LOVE it Kristina!! Love the balcony shots as well. The sky looks amazing!
    Amber's Notebook

    • Thanks Amber! The balcony does its job when HB can't…lol

  • love the tweed!!!! and the fade color tone (i think) u have going there in some photos =) how many days till vacation??

    • Thanks Sara! Vacation starts tomorrow (end of rotation) but *that* vacation starts Tuesday the 21st 😉

  • hello tweed…I'm in love! the photos are magnificent 🙂 xoxo {av}

    • aww I'm so glad you like it! thanks!!

  • I was absolutely loving your jewelry until I saw your fabulous boots! Now I don't know which I like more!

    • Aw that's so sweet, E! The boots are so much fun….

  • You're just too cute I can't even handle it 🙂 lol!

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