26 April 2010 – Rainy Day Greys

April 26th, 2010 § 12 comments

26 April 2010 – Rainy Day Greys, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Grey Jersey Dress – BR Outlet
  • Blazer – J Crew
  • Belt – BR Outlet
  • Necklace – Hawaii
  • Bangel – gift from S.
  • Shoes – Kenneth Cole Reaction, via DSW


These pictures are actually from a while ago, but I didn’t post them because I look so sick in them, and rather drugged, especially in the photos with the blazer.  But, I really did like this ensemble and so figure you can excuse my puffy eyes and red nose (thankfully that horrible head cold has passed).

I wore this jersey dress and blazer combo to lecture to 130ish students for an hour and a half.  I was on cold meds and fighting a runny nose, but managed to pull through with a pretty good lecture, if I do say so myself.   It was hot and rainy that day, which is common this time of year in Academichic Central, so I needed to look professional while managing to stay cool and comfy.   I love this jersey dress for just that reason – it’s comfy and chic, but I felt I needed to take the professionalism up a notch, thus enter the blazer.

26 April 2010 – Rainy Day Greys, originally uploaded by academichic.

This blazer has been enjoying quite the revival lately.  Once I rolled up the sleeves (making in 3/4 sleeved and revealing the contrasting pinstripe pattern of the lining) it suddenly seemed much easier to style and much more versatile.  I’ve paired in with a fuller a-symmetrical skirt, with baggy jeans, and now with a jersey dress.  I’m thinking next I might try it with my grey pencil skirt and eventually even with some walking shorts. Hopefully when I pull it out next time I won’t look half as red and drowsy!

Blazer, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 12 Responses to 26 April 2010 – Rainy Day Greys"

  1. It’s a fantastic blazer, so I’d probably wear the hell out of it before it gets even warmer out.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better!

  2. Iris says:

    I LOVE that dress!!! You look great :)

  3. Jane W. says:

    That dress is gorgeous with that belt! So elegant.

  4. I found the same thing to be true about one of my blazers recently! It felt a lot more versatile once I tried rolling the sleeves, and I’ve been wearing it frequently since.

    I also like how you’re combining grays and blacks with browns in this look.

  5. Clare says:

    Aw, I’m glad you’re feeling better. And yes, the magic of jersey fabric is mighty impressive.

  6. Emily says:

    Great dress! It looks lovely both with and without the blazer. Very elegant!

  7. Elle Sees says:

    BR outlet? Banana Republic I’m assuming? I think I caught your cold! :(

  8. Monica says:

    All you need is a damp Kleenex in one hand and your outfit is complete! Just kidding — you really do look great, despite not feeling well. I just recently picked up a similar grey jersey dress at a consignment store and have been looking for ideas on how to wear it. I love the look of the blazer over it and I also love mixing dark neutrals together. Glad you’re on the mend.

  9. Jenn says:

    What a beautiful shade of grey. I also love how you style it with the brown. Perfection!

  10. Ahh jersey fabric. I wish I can live in jersey dresses all day long.

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  12. Ahh jersey fabric. I wish I can live in jersey dresses all day long.

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