February 26, 2023
We were out and about a bit this week – I don’t have a lot of opportunities to dress up!
The only really “snazzy” outfit that I wore was the following, which I wore for a lengthy test to determine that I am NOT allergic to aspirin! My arthritis is grateful…
I’ve been asked about my 4 Objects blazer – WELL…
This is a detail of the fabric, and of one of the lovely front welt pockets…
When I first unpacked my blazer, the first thing that I noticed is that the garment is three-dimensional! It doesn’t just lay flat when you put it down – the armholes have dimension, as does the collar!
And this is the inside front breast pocket, which was turned out like this when my blazer arrived:
the pocket lining isn’t faded in the middle – it’s the photograph!
All of the details have been addressed – the blazer is partly lined, with a supplemental lining under the armpits. THAT is a handy detail:
This wouldn’t be the least expensive garment you’ve ever purchased, but I think that this blazer is so well made, of such lovely fabric, that I expect to be wearing mine for (literally) the rest of my life.
That’s a good value!
Beth T says
I love your snazzy outfit. It’s very chic.
Morning Janice, so I have a question that came up as I was looking at my own wardrobe recently. I know you wear primarily black, and have many (many!) scarves as accents. I”ve also noticed a few colored tops – denim blue, and couple of shades of purple, a couple of shades of brown. Do you consider these to be orphans? Or accent pieces? And what would be the difference if it’s the only piece in that color you have in your closet? I don’t know that I’m explaining very well, hopefully you can get the gist. I also realized I have not worn much of my black this year – opting for my navy items almost every time. Which is just interesting. Have a great rest of your weekend. Snowing here, as I think it is over much of the country this weekend. 🤗
Your question makes sense – for example, I have a pink cardigan. A REALLY nice blazer/sweater from J.Crew. And it goes with black, and with at least 2 of my scarves, so I keep it. I might still have a pink tee shirt in my summer stash, but it doesn’t go with the jacket at all…
Technically nothing is an orphan if I have a scarf that ties it all together! I don’t own a lot of brown, nor purple, but as long as things look good with black, I keep it.
Investing in my blazer, and a couple of other pieces from 4 Objects, has pulled me away from accent colors, and more into mixing textures in neutral colors. It’s easier for me to live without a lot of color, because I look at colors for hours every day writing The Vivienne Files!
I love my white GOK (now Work) shirt from 4 Objects. I also like the black shirt and sweatshirt (though the sleeves are super long on me).
I am (mostly) patiently awaiting the Rabbit jacket I ordered in May!
I think anything with a blazer is automatically snazzy.
I feel that way in mine!