Friday, November 17, 2017

How I Styled The Same Grey Corduroy Jacket For A Casual and Dressy Occasion

Recently CJBanks had an amazing one day sale where I was able to pick up some classic pieces that would normally be unaffordable for me.  I managed to get three jackets and a sweater vest for under $100.00!  This silky grey cord jacket was one of those items.  It's very lightweight, and not very practical as an outdoor jacket for Wisconsin's fall climate;  so I intend to use it more as an indoor layering piece.

On this day however, I did use it as a fall jacket to go shopping.  I wore a very thick sweater and a scarf underneath the jacket to keep me warm.  CJBanks sizes tend to run large for me;  a size Medium provided ample room for the thick sweater.  If you want the jacket to be more form fitting, you might want to size down.


 To complete my casual shopping outfit, I wore black straight leg jeans (old) and grey booties (old, similar HERE).




 I brought in a pop of color by carrying my usual burgundy handbag (old).


The booties are by Blowfish.  I can't tell you how much I love grey booties.  I feel they provide a nice contrast to black pants and look a little more interesting than if I styled this look with black booties.


Because I had a scarf and jacket on, I did not wear a necklace or bracelet.  I did however, wear black and silver earrings, and lots of rings.


Here is a peek at my thick sweater I had on underneath.  It's a marbled black and white design.  It is a really cute sweater with a zipper on the top shoulder.

It was a cooler day, so I added a black pashmina scarf.





Here is a back view of the jacket.  It has a nice fit to it, I love the hidden zipper design when the jacket is closed.  My husband really likes this jacket too and thinks it's "very classy looking".   And the most important thing?  It's actually very comfortable as there is a lot of "give" in the fabric.  I don't usually like to wear jackets or blazers because I find them too uncomfortable, but this one is not uncomfortable at all.


And now I want to show you another way I wore this corduroy jacket.  This time it was for a formal event:  my granddaughter's baby dedication!   Ashley and Jason's church is very formal compared to ours and we were told to dress "Business Casual".  Which was pretty funny, as I didn't have a whole lot of "Business Casual" items in my closet, so this new jacket came in handy!

Here I am holding precious Alethea before the service!  She was so GOOD!  Just a doll during the entire dedication.  Of course she looked at the preacher like he was from Mars, but she didn't cry!  Her pretty pink dress is vintage.


And this is my husband and I with Alethea after the service.  Do we look like the proud grandparents or what?

I know you can't see my entire outfit, as Alethea was the center of attention for the photographs, not my clothes.  To style my grey corduroy jacket for this dressy occasion, I wore a smokey grey turtleneck underneath with a long silver pendant.  This time instead of pairing the jacket with pants, I wore a short, knit skirt and black OTK boots.


And here is the rest of the family!  We had my son jump in for a few pictures.


And the proud parents:  Ashley and Jason.


And finally, because I'm getting so much positive feedback of how readers like it when I post previous ways I styled my clothes, here is a picture of the same black and white sweater I wore in the casual look.  This time I styled it with white jeans and black boots.


Have a Great Day!  Amy

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30 comments:

  1. Oh Amy, isn't Alethea growing up fast!
    Lovely outfits. I really fell for your jacket and skirt look, and the jumper with the white jeans. And Coco pearls!! And yes, I so like seeing how you've worn things previously. Just one reason why your blog feels like IRL.
    Have a nice weekend, hugs, x.

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    1. I know, it's so sad! Yes, I loved the way the jacket looked with the skirt. It was so funny, because I normally never would have tried that look until my daughter said "business casual" attire.

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  2. Oh, my goodness! Little Miss Alethea is just gorgeous in her pink dress! You have a beautiful family. That jacket looks super comfy and versatile! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thanks so much Marci! I love my family so much! We are so fortunate to have each other.

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  3. I have two corduroy jackets similar cut to this one and love them!
    Such great outfits, I especially love the jacket paired with the skirt. Alethea is such a cutie! I love her dress!

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    1. Thanks Elli! I should have bought more in different colors at that price. Maybe I will! I like it best with the skirt too, which is so funny as it was a outfit put together at the last minute. I planned on wearing a different dress but the weather cooled off too much.

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  4. What a cool jacket! I love that shade of grey. Congrats on her dedication. Such a special day.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  5. Love the jacket and I totally agree with you about grey boots adding more interest than black.

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    1. Thank you! I find I wear these grey booties more than any other color too!

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  6. Hi Amy, You've got a grey eye for styling - black and grey looks really good together. I love corduroy, and enjoy making skirts out of it for winter. My favourite look from your outfits might just be your sweater with white jeans and long boots - it's really chic, especially with the pearls.

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    1. Thank you! I find I always tend to be drawn to grey when shopping too and I must remind myself that I have enough grey in my closet already! And that black and white outfit is cute, I need to wear that look again!

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  7. It looks like Alethea is past her colic and a happy little girl now, it is always nice when they are good during a long service! :) She is just a little doll!! I REALLY love that jacket and in the first outfit it looks like the color matches your boots. I need some gray boots instead of just my black/brown pairs!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie, yes, Alethea is past her colic and a very happy baby now; although she still doesn't sleep very well. Yes, the color of the jacket is the same as the boots. And you definitely should get a pair of grey boots...you won't regret it!

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  8. great outfit and love those black boots paired with beige /off white pants. oh! and your grand daughter is such a beautiful baby gir?.

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    1. Thanks so much! I really do need to wear that outfit again as everyone seemed to like it.

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  9. Oh your granddaughter is adorable! I like these outfits too, your corduroy jacket is lovely. I had one when I was in school, wore it so much that I actually wore it to pieces, it got threadbare! Was so sad when I couldn't wear it any more!

    Hope you had a great weekend :) Was cold and wet here, a bit unexpected after our warm week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica, I have a feeling this jacket will be worn thin too!

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  10. Your granddaughter is so precious! Love that pic of her on your lap. And this grey jacket looks fab worn both ways - good find. xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  11. What a gorgeous jacket, Amy!! And it's so wonderful to see the photos of your granddaughter!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Awwww your granddaughter is an absolute angel!
    Lovely to see her here.
    Thank you for linking up your jacket outfit to #fakeituntilyoumakeit!
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Style Tips and Fun with Fashion, over 40

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  13. WELL YOUR NEW GRANDBABY STEALS THE POST HERE. But nevertheless I love your first outfit especially. That blueish-gray jacket is pretty and classy and it matches those cute boots so well. I have grey boots on my post today, also.

    Happy and beautiful Thanksgiving ahead and by the way my new Thursday Moda linkup is live today!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/11/thursday-moda-90-perfect-trendycozy.html

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    1. haha! Yes, I agree with that! Alethea did steal the show!

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  14. cute look. You look so young. It's unbelievable your are a granny. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Nicole at High Latitude Style

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    1. Aww, thanks Nicole! I can't believe I'm a granny either. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving too!

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  15. That sounds like a very successful shoppin spree! I love your grey jacket. Alethea is such a cutie! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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