I usually don’t go for blazers, but I thought this navy and pink striped blazer actually did me justice. It’s a Ralph Lauren 100% wool blazer with plenty of shaping darts. I like the vertical striped pattern in front and in back which gives the illusion of added height, the large white buttons down the front as well as on the back cuff/sleeves, the working slit front pockets and breast pocket, and the soft pink lining not only inside the jacket but also in the pockets. The stripes are actually light pink, not white.
The blouse is Banana Republic 98% cotton 2% lycra/spandex. It’s got big pearlized pink buttons down the front and on the 3/4 length sleeves. Well darted/fitted as well, the collar is a littler bigger/wider than I would usually get, but it seems to go well with this jacket.
Mixing dressy tops with with casual bottoms, the pants are – get this – black skinny leg Pajama Jeans! So comfortable and warm, and they have side stitching that matches the stitching look of the jacket stripes. They also tuck in quite well to the black leather boots. All of the Pajama Jeans seem to be hemmed for those under 5’4″, but the skinny leg Pajama Jeans you could probably get away with wearing if you’re a little taller if you don’t mind them being capris. See other practical fashion ideas at Over 40 Fashions.