H&M Navy Blazer + Striped Bow Skirt-4
Tank: Forever 21 {old} – size small (identical here and similar here)
Blazer: H&M {recent style #067391} – size 2 (similar here and here)
Skirt: H&M – size 4 (see previous post with size 2)
Shoes: Franco Sarto – size 5 (similar here and here)
Purse: J.Crew in vintage navy (other colors here)
Bangles: J.Crew, c/o Stella Dot, Vintage

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This navy blazer is the exact same one as my beloved cream/ivory one (see review here) that I wear all the time. I’ve washed my cream one multiple times on cold/delicate, let it air dry and it’s held up really nicely. I haven’t noticed any pilling yet which is a good sign. I love that you don’t have to dry clean this blazer – another huge plus and saves tons of money.  I didn’t have any qualms about buying this blazer because I know I love the cut and it fits me so well. I did have to take up the sleeves by 2″.  Now I wish I would have waited to buy my J.Crew schoolboy navy blazer – oh well!
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I had this striped bow skirt from 2010 (see here) and regrettably sold it (size 2). It wasn’t until recently that WhatJessWore reminded me of it and I asked everyone to keep a look out for me. Thanks to LoveAngel510 on Instagram, she alerted me that it was available for sale on Poshmark in a size 4 (still prefer a 2). I remembered that this skirt ran really small in the waist so a 4 would be do-able.  It was my first purchase on Poshmark and I had a good experience except the shipping charges were outrageous.  I’m not sure how everything works and have never sold anything on there before either. 
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I wore this outfit (minus the blazer) for date night last weekend when it was 114 degrees out. We went out for Thai food and it satisfied my craving.

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{crab cheese wontons, seafood fried rice, shrimp pad Thai}
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{fried banana and coconut pineapple ice cream}
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I stopped by J.Crew to return this cream/gold link bracelet that I got as a gift.  I loved the color and style but it was so big that there was no way I could wear it.  I ended up exchanging for this navy enamel bangle (can’t find it online – on sale in store) but barcode on tag reads: 099103031930.
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I also tried on this leopard bangle (runs small and cheaper in store) and this gold link bracelet {barcode: 099103016531}. Both are petite wrist friendly and on sale in stores!
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I’m very happy about being reunited with my skirt.  I hope H&M brings it back. I love the silk-y polyester material – machine washable and doesn’t wrinkle.  The length is borderline too short (15″ in length) for someone my height (5′ tall) but I still adore it.  I wouldn’t wear it to work but it sure is a great casual, fun skirt.

The winner of the TLBC bra and panty giveaway is announced HERE! Congrats to the winner! 🙂

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