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In the Pocket: Argent Blazer Review

Top | James Perse
Blazer | Argent (Made in USA)
Skirt | Rag & Bone Romy (Made in USA)
Shoes | Coclico (Sustainably Sourced)
     I love this outfit so much, I've already worn it twice in the span of two weeks. It feels like a very modern expression of a business casual outfit, that still expresses my personal style.
     The skirt is definitely the anchor here. It is a wool skirt (classic fabric) in a trumpet shape (classic cut), but the shorter length and thinner quality of the wool (making it seem less bulky) keep it from feeling stuffy to me. Obviously, the wrinkles aren't ideal, but I haven't had a lot of extra time for sleeping much less ironing these last few weeks. I paired the skirt with a slouchy tee shirt, rather than a blouse, to keep the look casual. This tee is also great - it is incredibly soft, which is why I have worn it already 10+ times since I got it, but still looks polished (no unfinished hems, and the scoop doesn't scoop too low). I sometimes find James Perse pieces to be overpriced for what they offer, but this one is from Nordstrom Rack, and was priced very reasonably. I've been hand-washing it and letting it dry on a drying rack, just in case the dryer somehow alters the softness, but we'll see how long this practice lasts. 
 The blazer is necessary because (i) my office is always cold so some sort of outwear is a must, (ii) it has a fun color, making my outfit a little more visually interesting, (iii) it adds polish to the aforementioned tee shirt, and most importantly (iv) it is a bad ass blazer that has pockets on the inside! Honest to goodness pockets. Multiple pockets. A pocket for your phone, with a hole for earbuds to pop through, a pocket for your pen or chapstick, a zipper pocket for a credit card or some cash, plus regular pockets on the outside which are actually large enough for an iPhone. Truly, amazing.  
Argent Blazer

It is made by Argent, a young company whose mission is to empower women through fashionable, practical, fun clothing. They are a female founded company, the clothes are made in USA, and if you happen to live in DC or SF, they have a pop-up in both cities. For reference, I am wearing the Hunter Crossover Blazer, in a size 0. This blazer fit me perfectly in the back/shoulder, right off the rack, although the arms are a smidge long. It is a cotton/poly/elastine blend that feels thick and amazing (sort of like a ponte fabric - ponte adjacent for sure), and doesn't seem to wrinkle. I haven't tried their pants yet, but there is a matching pair that go with this blazer and which I have been eyeing.
     I finished the outfit off with black flats, and boom. This outfit is in for many more wears.
Argent Work Blazer Review
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