September 28, 2017

Red Blazer – A Pop Of Color For Fall


Hello friends! I wanted to update you all really quick on my shopping hiatus. After my last post (you can read it HERE), I decided to take a break from shopping for 2 months. I’m doing it for 2 reasons: For myself, because I am addicted to shopping. I always have been, but now especially with my blog, I feel like I have to keep having a new item to post and link for you all. Right after my husband and I got married, and before kids, I went an entire year without shopping. It felt SO liberating and we also saved a ton of money that year because we were focused on saving, instead of consuming. Lately, my shopping has been a bit much, so I needed to reel it in.

Secondly: For you. There is SO much consumption on Instagram and blogs, and all the bloggers push product on the daily and make their followers and readers feel like that item is a necessity to buy, me included! I never want to make someone feel like they have to spend their money on that item I posted. My goal is to inspire someone on how to dress, and if they like what I wear, purchase! If not, great! I just personally felt like I was becoming a product pusher, instead of my original goal of just sharing my style. So I am taking a 2 month shopping break and utilizing what’s already in my closet, which is a lot lol! It has been almost a week, and it feels amazing. I picked a really great time of year to not shop, so that sucks, but I’m determined and may even extend the 2 months. We’ll see!

Now onto this outfit! I picked up THIS red blazer a few weeks prior to my shopping hiatus and was immediately drawn to the bright color. I love having a bright pop in an outfit. It makes you stand out, in a good way! It’s so easy to pair basics with a bright piece, which is nice. Here I’m wearing a basic tank, tied at the waist, and my favorite pair of jeans. The blazer does all the talking here, so I wanted to keep the rest simple.

Speaking of THESE jeans, they are currently on the ShopBop sale! Use code EOTS17 for 20% off!

To go with my no shopping plan, I’m going to do a style challenge in the month of October, to help inspire to shop our own closets! I started a Facebook group, so if anyone wants to join, we just encourage each other and help pick out outfits! You can join HERE. Also be sure to find me on Instagram, if you want to join the challenge! There will be prizes given out throughout the month. You can find my Instagram HERE.

Have a fab day, everyone!


Mary ♥



  1. I love the red! And awesome for not spending! I hit a big splurging point a few weeks ago and once it was to late I realized I had really dug myself deep into spending. I’m trying to resist the urge to spend lately!

    • missmarypowers says

      It’s easy to get lost in spending! I know from experience 🙋🏼but it’s also as easy to get lost in saving, once you get going! It really is liberating to have an urge to buy something and NOT buy it! Hope you have a fab Thursday, Thuy!! 💋💋

  2. This blazer is gorgeous! I love how you styled it. I have been thinking about doing a no spend challenge forever! I really needed this inspo. Totally joining your FB group 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

  3. I am seriously loving the shade of red of this blazer!! So perfect!

  4. I love this red jacket! Such a chic pop of color!

  5. Can you do the challenge if you don’t have Facebook? That bright color looks amazing!

  6. I love that you are going on a shopping hiatus! I need to do this and shop my closet more often! I absolutely love your red blazer!

  7. This is the cutest! I love the pop of red – so perfect for this time of year!

  8. I am loving this red blazer!! I need it – ASAP! and those booties!!

  9. Ashley Houston says

    These are absolutely the cutest of booties ever

  10. That red blazer is so cute! It gives your outfit the perfect pop for fall!

  11. You couldn’t have written this at a better time! I was just talking to a friend about how easy it is to fall into that ‘I need to buy things consistently to link them’ hole. I didn’t even realize that there’s a chance that it could be how readers are feeling as well when my goal was to Inspire! Thanks so much for writing this. With that said, this outfit is Fall perfection!

  12. I love this pop of color for fall! It’s an easy way to dress up an outfit

  13. I think the shopping break will be wonderful for you and your readers! It’s a wonderful opportunity to get creative and show how you can mix and match items to create new outfits. Plus it’s the perfect time of year, since Fall is so variable in weather. I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes!

    Stunning outfit! I love the pop of color with the modern blazer

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  14. Sarah K Tripp says

    I bought one for fall too! Love it on you!

  15. I love the red! And love those jeans!

  16. A red blazer is so great for fall! Adds such a nice pop of color to any outfit!
    xo Jessica

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