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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28 comments :

Rebecca said...

How fun!

ThriftyGirl51 said...

I really like that blazer! Nice! Everything looks great.

Real Girl Glam said...

This blazer is so, so good! Can't believe you got it for ONLY $5.99!! Totally jealous. Thanks for linking up to Real Girl Style!

Mandy DeTurk said...

You have the best Goodwill!!!

howtoruninheels said...

such a great blog!!

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Kallee Mae said...

Love this blazer!!
Kal
www.kalleemae.blogspot.com

Terry S said...

LOVE that metallic houndstooth blazer!! <3333

xo,
Terry

http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

I actually love blazers myself although, ironically, rarely wear them. Hmm? Maybe it is the warm temperatures?

Regardless... your houndstooth blazer is adorable. LOVE anything houndstooth these days.

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this outfit. Your style is so fresh and I can't believe nearly everything was thrifted! What an inspiration :) PS those heels and your nail polish color are AH-Mazing. I am so happy to have found your blog via the Loving Lately blog hop! I'm your newest follower - can't wait to read more.

Abby
Everyday with Hazel Mae

CC said...

It is a great blazer and your outfit with it is gorgeous! You're right though, it would also be totally amazing with a flowy white blouse, skinny jeans and black booties! ;) Or with a brightly colored pencil skirt. ;)

The Shoestring Contessa said...

You have a great eye for steals! Found you through RGS.

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Wow, you look so classy and rich, I can't believe (almost) your whole look is thrifted!

Oh there are so many possiblities for that blazer.

Alison

Meg {henninglove} said...

stunning blazer! and i love the heels! and that was the total cost of the outfit, wow!

Terri said...

That's a beautiful blazer! And the bracelet is so feminine and pretty!

Katie said...

i love all your blazers! i'm working on my collection!!

Kristen said...

Loving it! I wish I had more blazers. Guess I need to check out Goodwill, but I can't ever find anything. Love those shoes too!

Chioma said...

what a fabulous blazer! i have never seen a palm bracelet and i am in love!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Alexia Knick said...

LOVE this outfit! Polished with a little bit of edge :) Those sunglasses are super cute too! Thanks for following me, I followed you back!

styleinmiddle.blogspot.com

Taima Ramsey said...

Love this outfit. The same happens to me all the time. I find a great piece and then it just sits in my closet. You should try the blazer with black skinnies. Thanks for another great outfit inspiration.

Taima
Www.taimata.com

Shea Sayers said...

Ooh that IS a good find! I love how you gave it such a young, glam vibe with that pencil skirt and fabulous heels!
Shea
Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique

Amy said...

adorable, what a fun piece! I bet its very versatile!
http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com

Kelly Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love your blazer!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous look. That blazer is amazing. I need to go shopping with you! What a great find. And those shoes...love them!

Jacquelyn Giardina said...

that jacket is great

xo Jackie
...livingaftermidnite

Jenny said...

It's such a great find! This jacket is gorgeous, can't just believe the price! I love houndstooth, in every single color if possible, but metallic is just amazing! I love how you kept everything within neutral boundaries, black pencil skirt and fun jewelry, very elegant!

Visiting from the Fashion Friday Link-Up!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

LA Lynn's said...

Oh how I LOVEEEEE that blazer!!!! Great Thrift find!!!! BTW, I'm your newest follower via GFC!!!!

Xoxo
Lynn

Anonymous said...

Wow - that blazer is fabulous. What a find :)
www.paupertoprincess.com

MissRockwell said...

Okay. So this blazer is PHENOMENAL-and it's thrifted JCrew so that makes it even better. It doesn't look "too mature" at all. It's just right.

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com