I waited two days before wearing these Isabelle Bow Pumps even though I was going crazy knowing I had them. Thank the weather for that. But Thursday was a beautiful day and required these shoes to be worn.

Keating Boy Blazer in Linen, J Crew Factory ~
~ White Denim Jeans, Express (J CrewGAP) ~
Isabelle Printed Bow Pumps, J Crew Factory ~
So far, for Week 2 I’ve learned that I need a new pair of white jeans. I bought these from Express waaaaay back in 2006 when I still a skinny-minnie and could wear low-rise jeans. Jump to my almost 42-year-old self and mid-rise jeans are high on my radar. As soon as I find a new pair of white jeans that are 1) mid-rise but not mom jeans, 2) thick enough that you can’t see through them, 3) just skinny enough and 4) ankle length I will find a new home for these. I’m glad I stuck with this week’s remix even with the weather challenge. 
Have a Great Weekend!

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When I stopped at the Factory store last week I saw the Keating Boy Blazer in Tipped Linen. Because I also ordered the retail Schoolboy Blazer in Tipped Linen in Ivory I’m going to do a review of the two. A “SmAcKdOwN” as Gigi would say. 

First is the Schoolboy Blazer. I ordered my normal blazer size of 10 Petite and the fit is spot on. I reviewed this blazer in Navy a few weeks ago and though this is tipped the material is not Crosshatch Linen like the Navy. The gold buttons feel a little cheap.

The lining is the same color as the blazer so it doesn’t show through. There is a little pink trim on the inside as well. 

Next is the Keating Boy Blazer. I must say I really liked the quality of this Blazer. The size 8 fit pretty well. The buttons are great too being white and silver instead of gold like the retail version. Otherwise the shoulders and arms were comfortable and the Linen is really nice. The lining is striped and you could barely see it through the material in the arm.

The sleeve lining is striped while the body is Ivory.
A few side-by-sides…Retail on the left, Factory on the right

I prefer the Factory buttons over the Retail. The silver just seems to look better with the blazer. They also don’t feel as cheap or light. Not that they are Lexington buttons but they do feel better than the Retail buttons.

I think I really like the Keating Boy Blazer more than the Schoolboy Blazer. They are both 100% Linen but the Keating Boy Blazer feels nicer. The first visit to the Factory store the Keating was 30% off. When I went during the week it was 40% off. I was able to get the blazer for around $75.

Have you tried either of these blazers? What do you think of the Keating Boy Blazer?

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