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Corduroy is back in a big way, and as usual, cabi is ahead of the curve with fashion trends, offering their cord Journey Jacket this season. I'm a bit shell-shocked from my elementary school years practically starting a fire as I walked to class in my cord jeans but I'm liking the idea of corduroy for blazer, dresses, and jackets. And this jacket is one that I bypassed online but when I saw it in person I saw how perfect it was for the season.
Jacket: Journey Jacket c/o cabi (L; plus size alternative) | Top: V-neck Cami c/o cabi (L; plus size option) | Jeans: AG (32; plus size option) | Scarf: Leopard Scarf c/o cabi | Boots: DUO Boots (old; similar) | Earrings: Cassie Hoops c/o Chico's | Bracelet: Metal Marvels | Watch: Metallic Watch c/o LOFT | Bag: Quilted Chain-Strap Handbag c/o Talbots
Just as I love navy and black together, I love mixing brown with black. This scarf which I've worn so much this season (see it in this blog post and this blog post) incorporates the two colors together and makes it easy. Since the blazer is thicker, I kept with a lightweight base layer.
As for these boots… when DUO was closing up shop to make room for Ted & Muffy they had their leftover inventory on a steep discount. I bought these boots… and they didn't fit. And they were a final sale. I never got around to selling them on Poshmark, I guess I was hoping they'd someday fit. Well that day is now! I was cleaning out my closet and found the boots, still in the original box and tissue and tried them on and was psyched to find they fit! Like most knee-high boots they are a hair too tall and poke out on top a bit like a pirate. I've had other pairs tapered by a cobbler and plan to do the same with these to get a custom fit.