Back To The Classics + WW Link Up

As much as I love wearing all the the season's trendiest pieces (off-the-shoulder forever), sometimes I just feel my best in classics.  In fact, there is nothing that I love more than wearing a pair of distressed denim with a tailored blazer or classic button down, which also happens to be my go-to outfit when I'm rushing out the door.  January also tends to be a time when I cut back on my shopping.  Sure there are some really great sales going on, so I may get an item or two, but nothing major is being added to my closet.  Which means I need to be creative when putting outfits together, and classics make the perfect pieces to restyle.  Layer a white button down under a lace up sweater, or throw a blazer over your slip dress or lace camisole.  In fact, blazers are my favorite items to restyle because they can make almost any outfit appear put together.  The blazer I am wearing is from J.Crew and I've had it for years! I layered it over my Rails plaid button down and love how it made my plaid appear polished and sophisticated.  To add a little edge to my otherwise preppy look, I paired my blazer with fringe hem jeans, and finished my outfit with a gold choker.  I love how this look could easily take me from a meeting, to lunch with the girls, or be a great option for a causal Friday.

I want to thank everyone for your kind words and encouragement on Monday's post about my new business venture.  I'm excited about this new chapter in my life, and can't wait to see all the new opportunities it brings my way.  If you haven't already, make sure you go enter the giveaway! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Blazer: J.Crew (updated version here)| Plaid: Rails (exact color no longer available)| Jeans: J Brand| Shoes: Ivanka Trump| Bag: Tory Burch| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklace: Sarah Chloe| Choker: Kacey K| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here)

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We have a guest co-host this week!  Audrey from Five Foot Nothing Shopping is sharing her petite style with us.  Make sure to check out her blog for great fashion and food tips.  The feature blogger is Kristina from The Kontemporary.  How beautiful is her pleated skirt?  I love her update on this classic look.  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello!


  1. Love the plaid and denim together! :) The classics are great to have in your wardrobe, they are so reliable :)

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. You look amazing in this outfit! I love this classic look!

  3. Such a great classic look - love the pattern of your plaid! Thanks so much for hosting and hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  4. I whole heartedly agree that sometimes all you need is a blazer to add something to the outfit. Love the fact that you stuck to the daily basics today just to show they can still be stylish. Love those shoes. Have a great weekend and good luck with the business.

  5. How funny that we are both talking about classic pieces today! And in pretty much the same color jacket :) Great minds!! Love this timeless look. Have a great weekend, Rachael!


  6. Such a great classic look, Rachael!


  7. I think this is one of my favorite looks of yours. I love your trendy outfits, but it's great to see you in your "everyday" element, too! Have a lovely weekend, babe.
    Glass of Glam

  8. Love this classic look! Gorgeous.

    xx, Elise

  9. I too love classic looks and I enjoy dressing up jeans. I really love that plaid top under the blazer, I wouldn't have thought to wear plaid with a blazer... but, it works well! I just entered your giveaway. I haven't tried Lipsense yet, but it would probably work better with my Invisalign trays over regular lipstick that likes to come off.


  10. My go-to outfit is quite similar to yours, Rachael :) save that there'll be some leather somewhere and the heels at least 5" to make up for my being vertically challenged GRIN happy weekend!!

  11. Great classic look!

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  12. Blazers do make a look more tailored and classy! I love how you styled your blazer with a plaid shirt.

  13. Love your classics. This blazer has been on my wishlist for a while!

  14. You look so professional and chic, love this :)

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  15. This is a seriously perfect outfit full of all the best classics too! Love the paid and the fit of those jeans on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. Love that you paired plaid with a blazer, it looks super chic!

  17. It's a combination you certainly can't go wrong with, and i agree, blazers are fabulous pieces because they always make you look put together.