Tuesday, February 8, 2011

outfit post: Red Plaid Blazer

Every Body, Every Wear: February 8th is wear your blazer day over at everybodyeverywear.com
Is it the year of the blazer or something? Because I've been CRAVING blazers like nobody's business. Last year, maybe 3 hung in my closet and seldom got worn. This year, my closet has a row of them! A whole row of some serious classic jackets in all colors, fabrics and sizes, and I am chomping at the bit to start wearing them. Today was mild enough to sport a sportscoat, this one a collegiate plaid blazer that was discovered in a thrift store in brand new condition, and begging to get scuffed up a bit. Nothing like a little uptown getting down & dirty. 

Thanks to Terri of Rags Against the Machine for telling me about Every Body, Every Wear, a community website that coordinates a mass wearing of different basics. For instance last month was S-SSStripes, and before that- GINGHAM. Well, you know how much I love stripes, and gingham? About as much as l LOVE plaid. Which is equivalent to me getting caught up in a three way with Daniel Craig AND Anderson Cooper. Sizzle.

Speaking of sizzle, I have the honor of being interviewed today over at Statements In Fashion. Every Tuesday, Colette highlights a different Twitter friend on her blog, and this week I am the feature on Twitter Tuesdays! If you haven't checked out Statements in Fashion before, this is an excellent time for you to do so! Collette is a fashion writer, a style maven and a sweetie-pie and a half! Click here to read her feature of yours truly.

Thanks to Twitter, I have made a lot of new connections recently, thanks to Twitter. It seems easier to stay up-to-date with my fellow blog-mates by tweeting than just leaving comments at the end of our respective posts. I've made fast friends with the wonderful likes of Mrs. Winterbottom, Mrs. Miscellanea, and the adorable Fuyume, among others, from all of our respective tweeting. Plus there has been an added boon of getting more traffic to the Citizen, because my Twitter pals love to re-tweet my posts! I've really seen a notable increase in visitors since I've jumped on the Twitter bandwagon. So look me up, friends, and tweet my sweets: @citizenrosebudz

Now Wearing: 
  • Red knit cap, thrifted
  •  A layer of old ripped up T-shirts
  • J.P. Collectables new/old vintage plaid blazer, thrifted
  • Short, shorts, made from not-as-short-shorts, and hemmed
  • We Love Colors Inc. red tights (I am a proud affiliate!)
  • Vintage black leather slouchy boots, thrifted
  • Oil cloth satchel, thrifted


xNTA said...

I love reading what you have to write, seriously. Not only are you an on point dresser, you're funny to boot. Love it!
Have a great one! x http://xnta.blogspot.com/

Vix said...

Hey Bella, I've just posted this over on Colette's blog:
What a stunning lady. I've often read her comments on other blogs and not only is she fiercely intelligent and warm- hearted she's also a stylish beauty.
Love the fact you're a fellow thrifty vegetarian but I'll have to fight you over Daniel Craig, he's mine! xxx

Sara Kristiina said...

You loook marvellous! Ah I love blazers, I have lots of them too 8)

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Mmm Daniel Craig - hot alert! You look gorgeous m'dear, the tartan is just a delight and the red tights rock! I'm not a Twitterer as yet! xxx

mispapelicos said...

I love plaid, I love jackets, and I love you.

Laura Hunter-Thomas said...

OMG, yes! I don't know what's going on right now with the alignments of the stars or whatever, but I'm going CRAZY over blazers! Tweed elbow-patched ones, preppy Ralph Lauren ones, basic ones, cropped ones... Love yours right here too!


Collette Osuna said...

Wow, you are a stunner in this fun, stylish, rockin red outfit!!! The hat is super cute, the blazer looks amazing on you....love the outfit (and you:)
You are welcome for the Twitter Tuesday feature...very much deserved!!

Stop by and say Hello:)
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Franca said...

love this look! nice to see some colour in the colletcion of blazers!

and congrats on the twitter tuesday!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

SOOOO Cute! I have so many blazers but you have made me want a red plaid one. I used to have one years ago and now I wish I had saved it...you look great in the way you styled this one!!

Marta said...

ohhhh, you look so lovely!

Ife' said...

Well now, you already know how I feel about plaid blazers. LOVE!

plaid blazer.check.
denim shorts. check.
black boots.check.
red beret.damn it!

Well, I have almost everything I need to recreate this look. Yay!

...and I ADORE Anderson Cooper and his sexy white hair! Lol.

two birds said...

you look great! love that outfit, especially the blazer. now i want a red plaid blazer! thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

Is it the year of the blazer? I'm so out of the fashion loop. I have been admiring the way people have been wearing them, though!
I love all this red. What a great way to brighten up a long winter day!

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Anonymous said...

Awesome outfit. You look like you're ready for Valentine's Day. :)

Isquisofrenia said...

i must say the blazer looks amazing on you and also the color red
i really like how you are wearing red tights
i could never ever pull that offbut you do it so well!!

ClosetConfections said...

Love that blazer, not to mention the red tights. I'm a sucker for bright tights!

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A BRIT GREEK said...

You are fierce in red!!! Nuff said!

I love how bold colours look on you Bella! I've been on the hunt for a cool red military style blazer... no joy yet!

Anupriya DG said...

I love plaid. And I love red. So the combination is of course an out & out winner!!! That bag is super-cool too! :)

Heather said...

Absolutelyove this look! And I'm the very same way with blazers. Only had a few and now have an entire row of them!

Reddest Roar said...

Mental, yet totally amazing outfit! In the short time I've known you it's what I've come to expect, and lady - you never disappoint. Awesome!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@ Mrs Boss: mental that's me! <3

I really love the idea behind Everybody, Every Wear, and hope to you all in next month's challenge!


Wow, I love your jacket-scarf combination! Very clever, and plaid is always a winner in my book.

My Heart Blogged said...

I love your blazer. I'm a sucker for plaid. I have a few blazers, and it seems like I could never have enough.
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Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

That blazer is AWESOME. You know I'm a sucker for tartan x

Chantele Cross-Jones said...

OMG Awesome tartan blazer.

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Rosalind said...

You always work really well with bright colours - and I agree, blazers are having a moment. My favourite blazer is a Jaeger eighties blue one with gold buttons that I bought off ebay for £5!
The tartan here looks fantastic too. I will never tire of that pattern.


stylenuggets said...

Wow, Twitter sounds like fun. Not sure if I should join though with the time difference

Brittney said...

love this--plaid + blazer? yes please! the red cap looks both adorable on you AND awesome with the rest of your ensemble. great ensemble.

Vanessa said...

The plaid, the blazer! It's all so great! Love that you rocked this look on Blazer Day!

Joy said...

First off, back off Anderson!! He's MINE!!!! LOL

2nd of all, LOVE LOVE LOVE all the red!!!

Anonymous said...

Rosebud--I love the contrasting plaids in the scarf and the jacket. Well done. thanks for the mention. Starting to look like that thing with A. Cooper might be more than a 3-way!

I am so clunky at Twitter. Wish you would do a post on how I might get the hang of it. It makes me feel old...

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hey snakey, i'm a horse!!! My mans a snake and according to mama A Brit Greek Greek, it's supposed be a much better year for us than last yr!
p.s Daniel Craig huh? You'd make such an awesome couple!

Samantha said...

Love the red!

Thanks for the sweet blog comment, stop by again soon! :o)



archives vintage said...

love the red tights! so perfect with your hat and blazer :)

Anonymous said...

You rock the red and the plaid! It makes me so happy. I have been living in blazers too. Just love them. XO Mish

Isquisofrenia said...

dont worry im gettin there ahhah

Anonymous said...

Ooo I love the red! you look fabulous!

Miss Neira

Fabienne Jach said...

Holy Red, Plaid-Man! That's such an awesome explosion of plaid. If it hasn't yet been brought to your attention, fashnlvr.blogspot.com is doing a plaid blog event. Check it out:)

mispapelicos said...

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, You are in my 1st ever feature my beautiful Bella.
Love u.

Unknown said...

Great outfit! I'm lovin' all the red. Congratulations on your Twitter Tuesday feature! :)

Casey said...

I was without internet for so long, I am just now seeing this post! You are so sweet.

I love the tights. I need to work more colored tights into my wardrobe.

Raquel said...

gorgeous gorgeous bella! i am obsessed with red and you wear it amazingly!

The Closet Shopper said...

Just tried to send you a twitter message but it won't let me. Anyway, thanks for sending me a twitter message. It's nice to meet you. We are both stylists and bloggers in CA. I'm in the East Bay.

I LOVE this plaid blazer and the plaid scarf with it is fantastic.