Flashback Friday: The Navy Blazer

[Click the photo to view it larger.] Today's Flashback Friday features one of my favorite pieces of all time, the navy blazer, worn 14 different ways. This blazer taught me a valuable lesson that I will never forget. I spent $70 for it at the Gap three years ago because I loved the one I saw at J.Crew for $300. At the time, I had never spent more than $30 on a clothing item and the $70 price seemed outrageous. I'm still not sure what made me "splurge", but I quickly learned the value of spending a little more on something that you will love and wear over and over again. A closet full of $5-10 items will never feel quite right without a few high-quality staples such as a blazer like this to pull them together!

Styling tips: What I love about these outfits is that I'm wearing a different bottom in almost every photo. I also love the variation of shoes (only a couple repeats). I'm thinking a navy blazer might be one of the most versatile items out there - what do you guys think? Do you have a navy blazer? What do you wear it with?