Bell Sleeve Blazer + Step Hem Jeans

Bell sleeve blazer

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Happy first day of autumn! I can't believe the official first day of the season is here.  I'm thinking that I should celebrate with a pumpkin spiced latte.  Although, if I'm being completely honest, they're not my first choice of drink (I know, blogger shame).  This time of year is my absolute favorite.  I love when its cool enough to wrap myself up in a cozy sweater, yet warm enough that I don't need a coat. One of my favorite items to wear in the fall, in addition to a cozy knits, is a blazer.  You may remember last Friday's post where I shared a my obsession for blazers.  Well, I wasn't lying when I said that I can't stop adding them to my wardrobe, and my newest addition is this bell sleeved beauty.  It's so simple, yet so stylish, and I love that it looks good with everything from jeans to dresses.  For this look, I decided to show you how a blazer can easy dress up a casual outfit.  I wore this exact outfit (minus the blazer) to the zoo this past Sunday, except I had on sneakers.  After the zoo, we wanted to grab dinner, so I switched out my sneakers for these block heels, and threw on my blazer.  It instantly took my look from basic to polished. To take it up an extra notch, I finished my look with a statement necklace.  There is just something about pairing a statement necklace with a graphic tee that I just love.

Now lets talk about these jeans.  I've been loving the step hem trend, but instead of buying another pair of jeans, I decided to make my own!  This is an old pair of JBrand that were just sitting in my closet.  They hadn't been worn in a while because I wasn't loving the straight let cut.  However, when I started shopping for step hem jeans, I realized that the pairs I loved the most were straight legged, and not skinny, and that's when I got the idea that I could make my own using the jeans I had just sitting in my closet.  The best part about this DIY, is the messier the better, so there is no need to worry about having an uneven hem.  I documented the process of turning these into step hem bottoms, so I'll be sharing the tutorial soon.  If you aren't a DIY person, I did find an identical pair, also by JBrand, that I linked below, along with some other great options.

How to dress up a tee shirt and jeans

affordable bell sleeve blazer

Bell sleeve short jacket

statement necklace

Black bell sleeve blazer

Jacket: c/o Shein| Jeans: JBrand (DIY, but identical pair here, and love the selection of step hem jeans here)| Tee: Sincerely Jules| Shoes: Ivanka Trump| Bag: Vintage Chanel| Sunnies: BP. (identical pair here)| Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique (similar option here)

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  1. The statement sleeves on your jacket are beautiful! And I love a classic jeans and tee combo, it's a great go-to especially with powerful accessories like your statement necklace :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. You made your own step hem jeans?!? That's totally brilliant and they look like something you snagged off the rack. I love the ones I purchased in the early spring, and I rarely invest in jeans because I can't wear them to work but I adore them. All weekend, every weekend. I want/need that blazer. I am with you on the blazer train, they are awesome and super versatile.

  3. Very nice and class outfit :)

  4. Amazing style, love the jeans too, they're so nice!

    Anika xo |

  5. Your DIY hem looks great!! I've attempted a raw hem on a couple of mine and totally failed! Haha!

    pumps and push-ups

  6. Rachael, I love this look! I need a pair of these step hem jeans. I just started scoping some out. Maybe at some point I will snag up a pair. Or make my own. You look fabulous as always! Have a great weekend.


  7. The lattes are not my first choice either though I love pumpkin food. This is such a great look. Love the jeans.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Yay for the cutest look for the first day of fall! I love the blazer, the sleeves are too cute. Have a great weekend!


  9. You area slaying the blazer game! I love a good structured piece on top. I'm all about the DIY! I buy jeans and cut them to the length I want all the time.

  10. Wow! I love this outfit! That jacket is fabulous, and I can't believe you DIY'd those jeans. I can't wait for the tutorial!

  11. Thank you sooo much for featuring me! But I'm not a fan of PSL's either. I did hear that they are doing an MPL (Maple Pecan Latte) which I think is for us non fans of PSL's. Anyway, you're inspiring me to go dig through my jeans and snip away!
    xo Adri

  12. What a fabulous necklace! Absolutely stunning!

  13. I really like PSL's, but ICED... which may be weird, but that's just me. :) I love that statement necklace, especially with this denim and white tee combo. I love how you stitched your own jeans, too! I should do that, I have some old pairs I have been hanging onto that I'm bored with. Thanks for the idea!


  14. Such a chic outfit! I love the bell sleeves, and the step hem on the jeans looks fab!

    Emma xxx

  15. Adore this look! So classic. And I've totally DIY-ed my own step hem jeans too. Great idea!

  16. Classic Look. Graceful and Trendy.

  17. It's funny, I love all things pumpkin but I'm not a fan of PSL. Glad I'm not the only one. lol Loving your bell sleeves and that fab statement necklace. And your DIY hem jeans look fantastic, what a great idea too!

    xo, jackie

  18. Love the look.

  19. Love the bag and accessories!!
    Have a great week!
    xx Girl in the Bunny Ears

  20. This outfit is so cute! I am loving your jacket! xo

  21. These jeans are so cute! I love the cutoff detail

    -xo, Azanique |

  22. What perfect look! That statement necklace is fabulous!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  23. Those shoes remind me of Chanel! I love the classic style and colors. And girl, that blazer with the fun sleeves is giving me serious heart eyes! Crazy about this ensemble!

  24. That necklace is gorgeous!!! Love the bag too!

  25. I love this look with the jeans. In fact, you're going to laugh, but I just did this with the pair I was wearing today!! It makes them seem so new again!
    Thanks for linking up with us "On Monday's We Linkup".

  26. The blazer is so cute. Love everything about this look!

    xo, Joling

  27. I love this blazer! And that necklace is just gorgeous! Love all the sparkles!

  28. Such a gorgeous blazer dear! Looks so chic and sophisticated. Love how your statement necklace too.

    Jessica |

  29. girl your style is gorgeous you look so beautifull.incredible necklace yours jacket yours pictures just say awesome look.... :) best wordpress themes free download

  30. I love how you made use of your old jeans in such a cute way! Your necklace is stunning, and it really pulls the whole outfit together. I could definitely see myself wearing this outfit.
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree

  31. This look is so sophisticated and chic! Love your jacket!

    xx, Elise