I'm feeling a post about wardrobe basics everyone should have coming on, but in the meantime, here's one of my staples. This blazer (from the French label ba&sh) was a splurge for me. I was lucky enough to play on the St. Louis Symphony's last European tour, and with a little extra income and a few days in Paris tacked on at the end, I decided I wanted to buy a "have-it-forever" kind of item.
When I'm not pregnant, the blazer actually fastens in the front ;) and creates a lovely waist-defining (again, you have to take my word for it) little peplum. There is a tiny bit of structure in the shoulders, but in general, it's more feminine than your typical sharp blazer, which I love.
Like anything that I'm spending a significant amount of money on, I want it to be very versatile. Whenever I feel like I need to look dressed up, but don't want to wear a dress, I always reach for this blazer with black pants or jeans and a great necklace. If I'm in the mood for a dress, it adds a little structure and an extra layer. I get compliments every time I wear it, another sign of a good investment! This jacket definitely has the feeling of a piece that a French woman would have in her (tiny) wardrobe.
Do you have a go-to blazer or jacket? What's the last thing you splurged on?