Sleek and Chic with Myrda J

So, recently I was contacted by the wonderful ladies over at Myrda J, a new clothing line ranging from sizes Large to 3L. 
Jacket:  c/o Myrda J (Available here)
Tank:  LOFT Petites (Available here)
I was given a little background to the company and given the opportunity to try out a few pieces from the new summer collection.

The small but trendy and fun collection includes modern staples like this open short sleeve jacket, along with printed dresses and tops and more. 

Earrings:  The Limited
In addition to having lovely clothes, Myrda J is introducing people to the brand through a brilliant lifestyle video available below. 
 So often, curvy and plus-size women are shown as miserable or annoying or as comedic fodder, if we are even included at all.  I love this video because it shows us curvy women as many of us really are...independent, free-spirited, confident, adventurous, and beautiful!

On to the jacket...

At first, I wasn't so sure about the fabric.  The body of the jacket is a thicker polyester material, and I wasn't crazy about it at first sight; however, once I put the jacket on, I loved how the substantial fabric draped on the body and helped add structure to this blazer.  The chiffon sleeves add a subtle mixed media twist.

Shoes:  Target (old)
While the fabric won't be great for the hottest of summer days, it's wonderful for slightly more moderate temperatures like we are currently having in the Midwest.
Satchel:  The Limited
I can think of many ways to style this jacket, but for today, I decided to add a belt to close the jacket and emphasize my curves. 

This was a hard decision because it looks really great worn open as well!
Pants:  The Limited
Cuff:  New York & Company (Similar here)
I chose skinny black pants and heels to create a streamline silhouette that is perfect for my business casual office.  Pops of bright orange add a fun flair.
How would you style this jacket?

Want to shop?  Myrda J was awesome enough to offer an exclusive 20% off coupon code valid through July 1, 2014.  Use code 'cassentials20.' to save!!!

Find Myrda J Designer Apparel on Facebook here!

For these pants in other looks, see here, here, here, and here.


  1. I love the outfit! You really look great! Soooo sleek and chic!

  2. I love the way you belted the jacket! Nice work, girl!

  3. I love how you styled the jacket! Your cuff is amazing!

  4. Classic Cassandra coolness. This is an awesome outfit. I really like the jacket and the pants. Nice hairstyle to go with your lovely smile. Sweet!


  5. Thanks Myrda!!! Thanks for connecting with me!!

  6. Oh I just saw your article on this brand on TCF and was looking at some of their pieces and I didn't really like the jacket but I think you styled it, it looks cuter. I think if I were to style it I might pair it with a bold color bandage skirt so that you could see the jacket a little better because I think they styled it with black shorts that were loose and it didn't work. But I think I really like how it looks with a belt better then when it's open.


  7. Thanks Nina! You know, I'm not usually a big fan of short-sleeve/sleeveless jackets, so I wasn't sure about this one, but I really like it. It will be great for summer when I want a little polish, but it's hot and I don't want a ton of clothes! :-)


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