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The Look for Less: Alice + Olivia Rolled Sleeve Blazer

Alice + Olivia at ShopStyle

This Alice + Olivia Cotton Sateen Rolled Sleeve Blazer has been spotted on such trendsetters as Lauren Conrad and Olivia Palermo (see our earlier post where we featured Lauren's entire look-for-less here). It has all the hallmarks of a timeless wardrobe essential, one that can be worn infinite ways, which makes the out-of-reach $385 pricetag that much more gut wrenching...

Aqua at ShopStyle

But wait! Wipe that tear away, because here's a blazer that's just as stylish (ok, almost as stylish!), with a price that's easy to stomach: Aqua's Black Boyfriend Jacket with Striped Lining is a very manageable $88 at Note the fab striped lining that peeks out when you roll the cuffs. Perfection!

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HEy BB -
Love the blog - I am an official addict
I wanted to say that I have never been a blazer person - I have tried and tried but never worked - I am loving the new trend but hate to invest too much dough in a trend that I may not end up loving - I found a boyfriend blazer on sale through JCPenney - the a.n.a. brand boyfriend blazer is on sale for $24.99 plus there is a code MOMSGR8 (I think that is right for $10 off no minimum purchase) So that makes it $14. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. I hope it works - it looks a little shorter then the Bloomies one so I am not sure it I will like it. I'll let you know.
#1 rachel on 2009-05-04 18:32 (Reply)
I know exactly which blazer you're talking about and I think it's a great alternative! JCPenney has a great blazer in their Allen B. collection, too, I featured it here:

#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-05-04 18:58 (Reply)
I can't find it on the site anymore... maybe it's sold out but if not anyone have a link?
#1.2 Sandra on 2009-05-05 19:07 (Reply)
great option! i'm actually featuring a boyfriend blazer steal on my blog soon that's really similar to this one (but it's from fred flare!)
#2 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-05-04 18:48 (Reply)
i think Lauren's look is so chic. I already have a blazer but i want to check out that a.n.a. one rachel mentioned above. For $14 thats definitely worth checking out!
#3 Julia on 2009-05-05 00:06 (Reply)
I'm Dutch so maybe my shops show a different collection, but the Zara over here has a great blazer resembling the one on Lauren!
#4 Maxine on 2009-05-05 04:36 (Reply)
Love this! I like the ideas your readers gave!!
#5 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-05-05 06:52 (Reply)
Nice! I just looked down at my work outfit of black blazer and floral skirt...then immediately turned up the cuffs of my sleeves. Turning it up a notch. Thanks!!
#6 Ana (Homepage) on 2009-05-05 14:28 (Reply)
Love the blazer, hope I can find a similar one. So flattering to any figure and age!!
#7 Val on 2009-05-06 07:38 (Reply)
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