So - blazers and fitted jackets are basically the essential workhorse of my wardrobe.  I wear them to work most days and throw on some of my more casual ones on with my weekend clothes (it takes my outfit from "I grabbed this outfit at random from the drawers" to "I almost look put together if you don't squint too much.")  So - since I did a big post about pants, which I don't even like, I thought I'd do a big post on blazers and jackets.  Note - my favorite blazer is a beautiful, ribbed navy blue blazer from Brooks Brothers.  It is a wardrobe essential and fits me beautifully.  This post, on the other hand, is really about blazers with a little more pizazz (though some workhorses might sneak in.)  SO LET'S DO THIS THING!  Note: the price ranges on some of these items are a bit higher than my usual choices - but if you're going to splurge for something in your wardrobe, I always think that blazers or shoes are the way to go since you wear them the most.)
Twenty 8 Twelve 'Cahun' Blazer at Farfetch ($525.76 - out of my budget by A LOT but this may be my dream blazer.)
Michael Kors Washed Linen Blazer in navy at Neiman Marcus  ($175 -  also available in plus sizes.)
Seasonless Peplum Jacket at WHBM ($148 - a nice alternative to the "traditional" black blazer.)
Olivia Moon Linen Jacket in green fern at Nordstroms ($79 - variety of colors and good reviews.)
Front-Zip Moto Jacket in coral at The Limited ($69.99 - love this - great work appropriate moto cut.)
Tory Burch Hayley Printed Jacket at Neiman Marcus ($350 - god I love this design.)
Cut 25 Melange Suiting Combo Blazer at Piperlime ($269.99 - very lucky size only - but this is awesome.)
Jones New York Corduroy Blazer at JNY ($79 - I love my cord blazer for weekends or even for casual days at work.)
Two by Vince Camuto Seersucker Blazer at Nordstroms ($96.75 - love the cut of this one.)

And now just a few "classical" black or navy blazers that can form the perfect backbone of a fancy business casual office.
Bop Basics Fiance Blazer at ShopBop ($198 - I'm going to do a few basic black jackets too - this one has a nice cut for my longer waisted readers.)
Gibson Knit Blazer at Nordstroms ($58.96 - perfect for my shorter waisted readers who prefer a more fitted blazer.)
The Blazer in navy at Jones New York ($169 - comes in navy and black as well as some colors - I like that it doesn't have gold buttons on the navy jacket.)

Okay!  This is just a spattering, a mere sample if you will, of all the blazers out there.  But I like them ... and I'm sure I'll be posting more blazers in the future.  So, what is your favorite blazer?  Do you have a go-to blazer you can't live without?
SFBayAssociate asked:

Hey TCFKAG, So the TPS Tory Burch Walsh dress is the awesomesauce. LOVE IT OMFG. However, the belt that comes with it (basically a self-belt) is a fail. Too thin, too boring, too bland/hard to see. Would you like to find me a better belt to complement this dress? It must be with free shipping and free returns. I'd prefer to spend under $50, but under $100 is max. I would really like something I can wear with other dresses or such. I am lucky to have a naturally defined waist, but am very much a pear, if that helps. Size 2, generally speaking. I plan to wear the dress with gray or nude-for-me heels, and my jewelry is all white gold. If you're feeling particularly inclined, I'd be curious as to what necklace you would suggest too. I don't own any costume jewelry, just a couple simple fine jewelry pieces. Maybe this is another question for another day - basic costume jewelry pieces that aren't expensive but aren't cheap looking. I find the idea of building a fashion jewelry wardrobe completely overwhelming. Thanks! SFBayA

First of all, I hate you and your ADORABLE dress owning.  Seriously, that's one of my favorite things that Kat has posted in, possibly years, and I wish desperately that it was in my budget right now. For those shopping along at home who don't follow Corporette or who don't remember this particular TPS item, here it is (its available elsewhere in red as well I believe).  As an initial matter, I think generally a silver or gold belt would look great (silver for you probably since you stick with white gold jewelry) - or perhaps a bright yellow or green (if you could find it cheaper), maybe a nice purple or gray, or in leather a nice light tan or brown or possibly ox-blood (though maybe with some sort of designs.)  I also have a navy dress that I got from Asos that I wear with a light blue/teal belt that looks really pretty together.  I'm going to give you a few options below.
Michael Kors Logo Charm Metallic Leather Belt at Nordstroms ($58 - please promise me you'll take off the charm.)
Fossil Woven Leather Belt in natural multi at Nordstroms ($38 - I really like the mixed leather in this.)
Halogen Classic Grommet Leather Belt in cement ($32.16 - also available in coral.)
Reversible belt in dusty blue/steel blue from American Apparel ($26 - check out all the colors it comes in - sales are final though...but price is pretty right.)
Kate Spade reversible leather belt, yellow print/orange ($98 - a little quirky but would add interest for sure!)
Merona Macrame Woven Leather Belt from Target ($16.99 - I really like women belts though I know not everyone does - and you might have to go to Target to get the free shipping ... or you know not pay shipping...but price is right.)
These three are a little more out there or don't work for you for one reason or another...but I'm throwing them up here because its my blog and I can!
Maison Bonet Leopard Print calf hair belt from Bluefly ($76 - I think this would look great with your dress with the nude shoes, but its not free shipping...maybe consider being flexible?)
Mossimo Supply Co. Skull Embossed Belt ($16.99 - Because SKULLS!)
Halogen Beaded Stretch Belt at Nordstroms ($52 - might be too sparkly for work but would look lovely with this dress).

Hope these ideas help SFBayA!  Let me know what you go with or if you want more ideas.  As far as jewelry, with this notched neckline, I think an opera length necklace in a bright color or a silver or gold would look lovely.  Here are a few options just to wet your palette.  I would also definitely wear some nice colorful or chunky bangle bracelets to add some interest with this dress if you wear it to non-work functions or without a jacket.
Lucky Brand Turquoise Coast Opera Length Necklace at Zappos ($49.00 - I already posted this one, but think it would go great with this dress).
Kendra Scott Kinley Long Station Necklace at Nordstroms ($78 - also available in a bunch of other colors and in gold - I think the cobalt and gold would look particularly good if you wanted to try out gold.)
Obey Sunsets Teired Necklace at Zappos ($30.99 - also available in turquoise/teal - click through to see how it would hang below the neckline.)

OKAY!  Now that's a post if I've ever seen one.  Happy shopping!  :-)