This post is sponsored by Shopbop.
Today through April 20th, Shopbop is offering 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+ with code STYLE.
I wanted to spotlight this under-$100 blazer as a great essential to buy at a discount (bundled with something else). I styled it here, heavily inspired by an outfit Gwyneth Paltrow wore maybe a decade ago that I still think of regularly, with these trousers from Joe’s Jeans and a Louis Vuitton pochette that I’ve owned since college. I wanted this little bag so badly and Mr. Magpie bought it for me as a birthday gift when I was turning 20. I wore it everywhere. I recently pulled it out of retirement to wear out one evening, and I was tickled to find some nearly identical vintage ones available at Shopbop. It’s not included in the sale but I had to share. This particular style gives me such a strong sensation of nostalgia for my youth.
The blazer looks much higher end than the price tag suggests and comes in both navy and black (I’m wearing navy). I love the classic gold buttons and slightly exaggerated lapels. It runs a tad big. I took the XS and it felt a tiny bit oversized (perhaps the style). The arms are too long for me (I’m 5’0) so I will need to wear with them sort of pushed up to the elbow as I’ve done here, or possibly contemplate tailoring if I end up wearing a lot. If you are looking to make an investment in the blazer area, though, you might consider this Veronica Beard, which is also included in the sale, and is 20% off with code STYLE. I have heard the best things about their blazers. I have a few other pieces from VB that I love! Always impeccably tailored and great quality.
A few items in my closet that I absolutely adore and are also included in the sale:
01. STAUD CROPPED SWEATER — Such a fun and punchy addition to my spring knitwear repertoire. I always gets stopped when I wear this sweater! I love how it looks paired with high-waisted denim.
02. LE SPECS SUNGLASSES — My favorite pair, ever. I own this style in three colors but I wear these caramel ones constantly.
03. AGOLDE RILEY CROPPED JEANS — These are my new go-to jeans. For a long time, I wore a pair by Madewell, and then I tried the Citizen’s Charlotte style, but these are my stand-out favorite. The pair I always reach for in my drawer. They are really comfortable and very flattering on the leg. They do have a button fly, which I don’t love, but I’ve made peace with it because I just love the way these jeans fit. I took a size up and could probably fit fine into my true size as my pair are a bit big in the waist — but these feel great a little looser since they don’t have any stretch. Could not love these more.
04. ALEXANDRE BIRMAN CLARITAS — A great wardrobe investment. These will literally go with any cocktail/evening dress you have and they never feel dated. I bought a pair over a decade ago and they’re still my first pick for dressier events.
05. STAUD WELLS DRESS (ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLACK) — Your Audrey Hepburn moment. This dress runs TTS, fits like a dream, and makes you feel like a million bucks. It runs generally TTS but you might be able to size down if you are narrow in the waist / if your waist is the smallest part of you, as I did this and the dress fits like a DREAM.
A few other items I want to rave about:
THIS BANJANAN STRIPED DRESS — I ORDERED THIS!
JULIET DUNN TIE SHOULDER DRESS — I’VE EYED THIS BRAND FOR SEVERAL SEASONS AND JUST COULDN’T RESIST THE PATTERN/COLORS ON THIS ONE
XIRENA MACYN TOP — HAVE BEEN HAVING THE BEST LUCK WITH XIRENA BLOUSES THIS YEAR! THIS ONE IS REALLY FUN AND WOULD LOOK GREAT TUCKED INTO HIGH-WAIST SHORTS
MILLE OLYMPIA DRESS — I OWN THIS IN A DIFFERENT PATTERN BUT WISH I HAD THIS ONE INSTEAD…IT IS SO SWEET AND SUMMERY! FUN TO MATCH WITH ANOTHER BOLD COLOR BY WAY OF JEWELRY/A HANDBAG. THIS BRAND RUNS BIG — SIZE DOWN
SEA FLUTTER TOP — I OWN THIS IN PINK AND IT’S SUCH A FUN STATEMENT…EASY WAY TO ADD COLOR AND INTEREST INTO YOUR WARDROBE. JUST PAIR WITH WHITE JEANS
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