This week’s Tuesday Try – wear a light coloured blazer – was purely selfish.  Sorry.  I have this light blue-grey Ann Taylor blazer that I scored for $5 at Goodwill while on vacation in Montana in 2014 and I’ve only worn it twice…  

That’s pretty sad when you think about how much I love blazers.  I don’t know if it’s the colour or the style or what, but I figured the Spark or Swap trial would help me figure it out!  After pinning a million light-blazer outfits on the Tuesday Try Pinterest board, it seemed like wearing a light blazer with other light pieces was the way to go…

With a light tee and grey pants since I Konmari'd my white pants...
With a light tee and grey pants since I Konmari’d my white pants…
The usual "no-fail" fashion formula short over long over skinny did NOT work with this blazer.  Now what?!
The usual “no-fail” fashion formula short over long over skinny did NOT work with this blazer. Now what?!

Since the waist line is tailored and defined, I decided I needed to wear this blazer with either a skirt and tucked shirt OR over a dress…

Dress it is!  $6.50 striped dress, Ecco metallic pumps $13.30, She Does Create earrings and thrifted necklaces.
Dress it is! $6.50 striped dress, Ecco metallic pumps $13.30, She Does Create earrings and thrifted necklaces.

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Contrary to how it appears, this blazer is not a petite style on a non-petite body; it’s meant to have bracelet length sleeves and a nipped-in waist with peplum-like pleats.

Frankly, this back view OF THE BLAZER is not impressive.
Frankly, this back view OF THE BLAZER is not impressive. I didn’t really realize the defined waist was so much less defined in the back.  
I did get a few compliments on my outfit today so it couldn't have been as bad as I imagined, but nonetheless...
I did get a few compliments on my outfit today so it couldn’t have been as bad as I imagined, but nonetheless…Is there enough wear-potential in this blazer to justify its real-estate in my closet?!!
Is there enough wear-potential in this blazer to justify its real-estate in my closet?!!  Is this Ann Taylor blazer a SPARK or SWAP?
Is this Ann Taylor blazer a SPARK or SWAP?

14 Comments

  1. Barb Overton Reply

    Because of the style, this blazer may work best with dresses and skirts but not pants. I like it with the striped dress.
    Are there any other dresses or skirts that can be worn with this blazer? If so, it is definitely a keeper, I would say!

  2. Kim Christopher Reply

    I’m going with spark. Like the cut. I always roll up the sleeves of my blazers. Don’t know why, just do. 🙂

  3. isabelcueto Reply

    I think it looks awesome! Try it with a black skinny belt over it, like you would with a cardi and see if you like it better with more definition.

  4. Lisa Defoe Passmore Reply

    Honestly I think anything you wear and the outfits you put together look awesome. I wish I had just a fraction of your fashion sense. U0001f615

  5. isabelcueto Reply

    Also try it with that floral skirt from Plato’s closet U0001f600

  6. Jenn Smolik Reply

    Swap. It’s almost good enough but doesn’t quiet it the spot. There’s a reason you’ve only worn it twice in 2 years 🙂

  7. isabelcueto good idea!  I almost wore it with that skirt but wanted something a little easier to wear for my work day!  A good reason to keep it!

  8. Deanna Yoder Hassey Reply

    Tough one…but going w/ swap…and if only worn twice…bye bye. (By the way I would never let you in my closet…everything would be tossed!! U0001f633)

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