Crazy Tea Villain

My plan was to wear this wool skirt with this blazer and top, but when I put it on…it just didn’t work. I can’t really put my finger on exactly what it was that I didn’t like – I liked the colors together, I liked the texture/pattern combo – I just didn’t like it. Maybe I just needed something a bit more fitted on bottom to balance out the bulkiness of the blazer. I like how the outfit looks with the pants. Do you ever envision an outfit in your head, then put it on and it just doesn’t look as good as it did in your head?

Last time I wore this blazer I was still in college. I wore it to give a presentation on a MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) I devised (research, storyboard, mockup, proposal etc.) for a class. The game revolved around a crazy villain who was attempting to use tea concoctions to control people’s minds and take over the world. I chose to wear this blazer because Augustus (crazy tea man) wore a purple trench in my concept art. I included some of my concept art below for your entertainment!

Check out this post for some more blazer inspiration! velvet1 velvet2 velvet3 velvet4 velvet5 velvet6 augustusART

velvet blazer: secondhand Madison
top: secondhand Merona
pants: secondhand Lauren Conrad
boots: secondhand Mossimo
headband: DIY

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  1. Posted February 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    LOVE the velvet blazer!

  2. Posted February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Super cute, super chic velvet burgundy blazer! I see great potential in that blazer…being a red velvet lover myself, I long have struggled to pair it so that it loses the old-fashioned stigmatization that velvet always faces. It’s such a beautiful fabric, though ostentatious and at times, theatrical. I love it to death however and refuse to give it up, it’s such a beautifully textured fabric….Love the casual daytime look you have here, and if I may be so bold as to make a suggestion, and may you be generous enough to entertain it…I would love to see this blazer paired with your midi skirt (also precious) that you featured in a previous post! I think it would look terrific!

    Anyway, great post! And thanks for listening to my lone voice in the air!

    • Maggie J.
      Posted February 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      I love velvet too. It’s a gorgeous fabric that is unfortunately under appreciated these days. I really like the idea of pairing it with the midi skirt! I’ll have to give that a try. When I do, I’ll definitely post a picture. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Megan
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I love this gorgeous blazer! What a stunning color and the velvet makes it look so fancy. And your little headband is darling, too :) I definitely know what you mean about outfits in your head vs. on your body… that happens to me a lot!

  4. Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    So in love with the colors in this outfit – lovely!

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