Metallic Houndstooth

Monday, October 29, 2012

Before I begin this post, you should know I have an addiction to blazers. I own over 20 different blazers and I always find myself eying the latest styles. It doesn't help that blazers at my local Goodwill sell for $6, how do you say no? Anyways, getting back on track, I stumbled upon this gem over a year ago and I could not pass it up! To be honest, it's not entirely my style, it's a little mature for my taste, but I could not walk away from a metallic J Crew houndstooth blazer, that was just out of the question.

This is the first time I have actually worn this blazer out of the house. I don't know why, I just haven't found anything I really wanted to wear it with? Do you have garments like that? Great pieces that in theory are wonderful, but you can't figure out how to wear them? Well, the obvious answer for this blazer would have been to throw it on with some jeans. I guess it just hasn't been my biggest priority. I decided I would finally take it out into the world and I thought it was very appropriate for work. Since the blazer is a little boxy I paired it with a high-waisted pencil skirt. I really hope that I find new ways to style this blazer, because after all, it's super cute!

Total Outfit Cost: $58.91
Estimated Retail: $390.90


{blazer}
brand: J Crew
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $198.00

{skirt}
brand: H and M
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $14.95

{sunnies}
brand: Liz Claiborne
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: Ross
estimated retail: unknown (bought them years ago)

{necklace}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $6.00
purchased from: Plato's Closet
estimated retail: unknown

{palm bracelet}
brand: Slimskii
purchase price: $22.95
purchased from: Slimskii
estimated retail: $22.95

{heels}
brand: Dolce Vita
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $100.00
*Note these are the most dangerous shoes I wear. I swear I am going to break an ankle on day!



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