Having just lately wrapped up a prolonged but inspiring maternity go away, I desperately wanted some new items appropriate for colleagues and managers (and actually, anybody exterior the confines of my house). I needed to refresh my closet not solely to encourage my triumphant return to the working world however to additionally extricate myself from the year-long leggings and sweatshirt rut that has been my pandemic MO. (Though, as a result of I was pregnant throughout the pandemic, I do not really feel too dangerous about that — in any respect.)
Actively looking for out new business-casual apparel on the interwebs, I got here throughout Madewell’s Larsen Blazer in Plaid ($120, initially $175) and simply knew I needed to have it instantly. While I’ve a few blazers hanging in my closet, none of them actually spark pleasure, and the reduce and sample of this jacket immediately caught my eye. Disclaimer: I’m a sucker for plaid, however my love for the traditional checkered print was amplified after taking a visit to Scotland within the Before Times. One might say I caught the plaid bug straight from the supply, however c’mon, it is downright timeless. I had seen black and grey plaid a bunch (a wonderful shade combo in its personal proper), however the distinctive marriage of brown and pink on this blazer offers it just a little one thing additional, IMHO.