Wearing My Shrunken Blazer As A Cardigan

Wearing My Shrunken Blazer As A Cardigan

Having lived in Los Angeles for most of my life, I can easily say that I am used to the heat waves that usually come along from July to September. The only good part about these heat waves is that we don’t get much humidity. For the most part, they are bearable if you have air conditioning. I personally like warmer climates, as I love the sun (I am a Leo after all), so living in Los Angeles suits me. The only thing that I miss about not experiencing colder winters is the fashion aspect. As you already know I love coats and blazer jackets for women. But living in Los Angeles sometimes limits you with your winter wardrobe. That said, I recently noticed how I still use jackets most of the time when I go out, even if it is during the summer. The main reason for this is the “air conditioning” that is blasting in every store, restaurant, bank and office you walk into during these months. I am glad all these places have the air conditioning or else we would not last in the heat, but for that same reason, I find myself always having a jacket, cardigan, or blazer for women with me when we are going out. This is especially prevalent when we are going to restaurants, since I seem to get seated right under the air conditioning vent every time and have to switch places with my husband (who loves the cold air). I am not complaining because this is all a good excuse to wear more jackets right??

Last weekend when I was going out to dinner with my husband I decided to wear one of my favorite summer jackets that I have had for years. I bought this Theory shrunken blazer years ago when shrunken blazers were a trendy item. Even as a designer of jackets for women, I have worn it many times and continue to do so especially for summer nights. What I love about this shrunken blazer is that it is almost like a cardigan. It is made of a soft, stretchy cotton material and has no lining or shoulder pads which gives it a more casual feel. I am wearing it here with my red floral printed dress. I don’t usually go for big bold prints, but when I saw this dress years ago, I fell in love with the print, color and the silhouette. It’s been one of my favorite go-to dresses for summer ever since.

Tell me what your feelings are about air conditioned spaces and if you find yourself needing a jacket or cardigan like me?

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Blazer – Theory (old)
Dress – Rampage (old)
Sandals – BCBG
Clutch – BCBG
Sunglasses – Persol

Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. Hi Nora!
    First off, I agree about air conditioning. It can get pretty hot here in the summer in Charlotte, NC.. but the theatres and restaurants are notorious for blasting the AC Love love the red floral dress on you, so lovely as I am a huge fan of red. I love the shrunken jacket too, keeps you cool and adds more style to the lovley look. Have a great day, jess
    from the link up, jess
    please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

      Reply

  2. I love that jacket!! Those necklaces look so good with the look too! I live in OK so I get a healthy mixture of all seasons… with that said even though temps climb over 100 at times and the humidity is unbearable, I still carry a cardigan or jacket with me…because it’s usually freezing in restaurants or shops!!
    xoShannon

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      I am glad I am not the only one with a cardigan or jacket in hand during summer 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  3. I love a white blazer. Perfectly layering accessory. That dress looks really great on you btw…you have a great figure!

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    1. Hi Johanna,
      Thank you so much, you are too sweet 🙂

      Reply

  4. Not much need for air conditioning here in UK! However we are experienceing some kind of heatwave at the moment although I’m sure nothing like you’re used to. I do like the idea though of wearing a jacket instead of a cardiagn as they tend to look smarter and more stylish. I find a lot of cardigans to be quite frumpy! You look great as usual.

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    1. Hi Lorna mai,
      Haha you are absolutely right about no air conditioning in UK, you probably use heaters year round instead of air conditioners…I know because my husband is English and I have been to England during summer where I have had to wear a jacket all the time. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

      Reply

  5. Your dress is beautiful on you and I love how you styled it with the white blazer and great statement necklace!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Hi Marta,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  6. I love a crisp white blazer! I can do no wrong!

    Reply

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

      Reply

  7. You are simply stunning! I adore your style. A white blazer is a must… and you styled it flawlessly. I love the pop of red and floral in your dress as well.

    On another note, I see that you join style linkups. You should take a look at the Style Confession Link-up, over on my blog http://sequinsandstyle.com/week-5-link-up. 🙂

    -xoxo
    Lindsay
    http://www.SequinsandStyle.com

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    1. Hi Lindsay,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment and I will stop by your link up for sure 🙂

      Reply

  8. Love the versatility of a shrunken blazer like that! And I know this should be about the jacket, but you just always have the best accessories! Love your neck party you got going on there! <3

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    1. Hi Carylee,
      Thank you, you are so sweet…I love accessories so I like getting a lot of different ones and mixing them up. I even have a section on my web site ready in case I decide to sell accessories!

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  9. A wonderful combination! You look great 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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    1. Hi Alex,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  10. You look stunning! This dress is so pretty and I love the white blazer with it! I always love looking at your pictures and your looks! Always so chic!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Hi Marianne,
      Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂

      Reply

  11. SO lovely on you! The color of the dress is perfect. I always carry a blazer or cardigan with me since I’m always cold!

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    1. Hi Lana,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

      Reply

  12. That is a stunning outfit Nora! Living in the North East of England, I get to wear jackets. A lot! It’s not what it’s cracked up to be I promise 😉 my only experience of living in a hot country was when I studied in Singapore. They LOVE their A/C so I would always carry a pashmina with me (but I could have done with a jacket!)… It was such a weird feeling for me going from boiling outside to freezing inside!

    Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou xx

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    1. Hi Hannah,
      Haha….I know what you mean by living in England, my husband is english and I have been there many times with lots of jackets and coats 🙂 Thank you so much for the link up opportunity!

      Reply

  13. Nora, you look beautiful as always! I love this very feminine style.
    Our climate is quite different and since I am a 100% summer lover I wish you could send over some heat! We do not have or need a/c here in the mountain area of Bavaria as even in summer it always cools doewn at night and the benefit is a good night sleep as well as fresh air every morning.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Hi Annette,
      Thank you so much, as much as I love the sun here, I am sure you have the best air quality and the most beautiful green mountain sites in Bavaria.

      Reply

  14. […] take a look at our gorgeous featured blogger Nora from Jacket Society!  She is looking absolutely polished and perfectly summery in her shrunken white blazer!  And that dress. I die.  Thank you for linking up with us, […]

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    1. Hi Kate,
      Thank you so much for featuring me this week and I appreciate the link up opportunity 🙂

      Reply

  15. I love a white blazer! It is so perfect for summer! You look lovely! susan

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  16. Love the shrunken blazer look and the dress is a great color!! Thanks for linking up. xo ~ Megan

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    1. Hi Megan,
      Thank you so much for the link up opportunity!

      Reply

  17. Nora, all of your outfits are always wonderful but as I was reading through your blog and getting to know you better, I had to comment on this gem. That shrunken jacket is awesome but OMG that Floral Red Sheath is divine. I love the print and its midi length. You look fantastic.

    Have a great weekend! <3 Ada.

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    1. Hi Ada,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to look at my blog!

      Reply

  18. […] week’s featured blogger is Nora from Jacket Society! Such a great […]

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