Friday, 27 March 2015

OOTD - BCBG Max Azria Tuxedo Cape


Dressing up has always been a bit of a challenge for me.  As a self-proclaimed casual girl, when the time would come that I would need to turn things up a notch and create a more formal outfit I would usually find myself staring cluelessly into an open closet until finally deciding on one of three dresses I had on rotation.  Imagine my happiness when BCBG Max Azria generously sent me this Frances Tuxedo Blazer.  This statement piece is unlike anything I have in my closet, and is the perfect formal option for a casual 'gal like myself - it's interesting enough to carry an outfit on it's own, but not so loud that you feel as though you're wearing a costume.  I paired the tuxedo blazer with my favourite faux-leather leggings from Aritza and dusted off one of my beloved hats - Spring is here, and I'm ready to hit the town!

Tuxedo Cape - c/o BCBG Max Azria, Leggings - Aritzia,
Clutch - Clare Vivier, Shoes - Nine West


After weeks of talking about my move into the city, this weekend is finally when it all starts happening.  As excited as I am to be in the heart of Toronto - something I've always wanted since I moved here from Ottawa - it's also a little bittersweet.  I'll miss Port Credit, with it's picturesque lakeside trails and parks.  These photos were taken at one of Brian and I's favourite parks near the water, and I was overcome with nostalgia as I thought of our summertime bike rides and nightly walks with Fritz.  Change is good, but it's also very hard.




Seriously though, this blazer - even from the back it looks great! Are you feeling the statement tuxedo blazer as much as I am?  What's your favourite way to dress up?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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  1. Love love LOVE the tuxedo cape blazer. I've had my eye on one for a while, but I've always wanted to try it on first. Must head on over to BCBG!

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. Yes, definitely give it a try! I love the quality of this one, it's definitely a step above!

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  2. You look stunning!!! Absolutely in love with the cape blazer!!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  3. That blazer is incredible. It looks like such a great staple piece and you styled it perfectly.
    Good luck with the move.

    Alicia
    Between the Pearls

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    1. Thanks Alicia, I'm so glad that you like it! And thank you for your well wishes on the move :)

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  4. Girl, you rock it! I love the structure of the blazer, it really makes a statement.

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

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  5. This outfit is beyond fabulous! That blazer is to die for.

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  7. First of all, I love the all black look- this is seriously my go-to color when going out! Dressing up for me is a challenge sometimes too so you can't go wrong with all black! Second, I love that blazer! The structure is really unique and you're rocking it! Love the whole outfit.

    Cassandra Monroe | a lifestyle blog
    www.cassandramonroe.com

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    1. Thanks Cassandra! I'm with you, if I want to feel totally comfortable when I'm going out, I definitely opt for all black. I'm so glad that you like the tuxedo blazer!

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  8. I love pelerines, they are perfect for autumn/early spring. I recently shared an outfit with my new handmade pelerine, check it out :)

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