Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blazers on a Budget!

Fall is in the air...and of course that makes me think about shopping!
I have been paging through the latest catalogs on my iPad catalog App.
There are lots of blazers and jackets featured in all of them.
I guess this classic look will never go out of style!
After shopping the catalogs....I shopped my closet!
Inspiration: Camel Hair Blazer from Brooks Brothers. A whopping $598!
Seriously, who would spend $600 for a jacket no matter how classic and soft?


 From my closet!
Brooks Brothers 100% Camel hair Blazer!
$8.99 from Goodwill!
$30 tailoring tab!
Sweetwater Stye at it's finest!



And....I've got more to show you!
I don't think I have a single jacket that I paid more than $40 for...and most were under $10!
Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops always have racks of jackets.
Even though I already have way too many...I can't resist browsing through just in case... 
And here are some examples bargains that were just too good to pass up! 






 You could spend $300 for this classic Austin Reed Double Breasted Blazer.....yeah right!

Or...
You could shop at Goodwill and have both a red one and a blue one.....
and mine come with their own cat hair!

(both Austin Reed....I've had them so long I don't remember how much I paid.....but it wasn't $300!!!!


Now here is the REAL steal!!!!





 This St. John Collection Knit Jacket at Nordstrom's is bargain priced at a mere $998 dollars.....Really? You could feed a family for a couple of months for that....Really? Do people actually buy this stuff?
Well they obviously do....and then donate it to Goodwill....Really!!!
How do I know?



Because I found this St. John Collection Knit Blazer with leather trim and embroidery detailing at Goodwill 2 weeks ago!  It is absolutely beautiful.....and I can't wait to wear it!

And I will still be able to buy food this month because it only cost $14.99!

The biggest problem I have....because of the quality of my "steals" and the classic styles....they never wear out or go out of fashion....I don't need any more.....
That's good for YOU....because I am leaving some treasures on the rack for you to discover!

Tim Gunn says, "No single item of apparel dresses up a look better than a blazer. You're doing Saturday catch-up at the office in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, when your boss calls to thank you with an invitation to lunch. Can you think of a better save?"

I challenge you in Tim's immortal words....Go out and "MAKE IT WORK!"

You really should read this great article about how to wear a blazer!

Have a wonderful week!

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5 comments:

Karan said...

Love shopping good will. I too have found some great bargins there.

Got a service for 8 of Christmas dishes last year. Paid A whopping 2.82 with my senior discount. Came home and got to looking and one plate alone is selling for 58.00.I had 8 plates and 8 mugs to match.

Karan

Kori Donahue said...

Thanks for linking up honey! Have a great weekend! Kori xoxo

Cathy said...

I have a closet full of blazers! I plan to take 6 of them with me on vacation. They are perfect for this time of year! Love your Goodwill finds Mary!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh wow!! wow!! thats lovely!!

Thanks sooo much for linking up!! totally makes my day!!

Leather Blazers said...


nice post love it