Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blue Velvet



I have been searching for the perfect velvet blazer for a long time - though there are lots of options out there this time of year, I really wanted more of a boyfriend vs. shrunken fit...and, of course, it had to be affordable.  So, when my local thrift store was having their Veteran's Day sale, I took my daughter with me for a little thrifting adventure and was lucky enough to find this vintage gem.  Though it's a few sizes too big (will be taking to the tailor soon), it was the perfect color & the longer length I was wanting - for only $3, I couldn't pass it up!  



{Love this oversized clutch (that doubles as an iPad case)?  Check back on Monday for an amazing new giveaway!}

What I'm wearing:
Vintage blazer (similar), c/o Pickwick & Weller t-shirt (here), Forever 21 jeans (similar), Mossimo pumps (on sale here), Forever 21 necklace (similar) & bracelet (similar), c/o Koret Handbags clutch (here), Dockers aviators (similar), Nails: Sonia Kashuk Two Cent

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55 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

kicking myself for not keeping the brown velvet boyfriend jacket i had in my 20's. =( these pics are so pretty!!! love the background! have fun in NYC!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love that blazer...awesome find

xo megan, www.tfdiaries.com

Diana [Collegiate Chic] said...

That color is absolutely beautiful, and I love love the deep red lining on the cuffs. Such a steal! x

Kendrra Thoms said...

That velvet blazer is so beautiful! I wish I could find one just like that :)
kendrrat
kendrrat.blogspot.com

Natali said...

Fabulous blazer and clutch!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

vintagechic360 said...

Love it!!!!! I would have never guessed that it came from a thrift store. I love the colors. I am a big fan of thrift shopping . Tasha ~ fashiontalk360.blogspot.com

The Love Hanger said...

The color of that blazer is amazing!! And I'm loving the burgundy lining as well. For $3, I totally would have scooped that up too. You look fantastic! <3

toni

Nicolene Richards said...

Stunning jacket, ageless and classic, and the nude accents with the shoes and clutch compliments it very well!
FF

Sarah Mira Park said...

I'd totally wear this outfit out as well! I love that clutch and the burgundy color on the inside of your blazer!!

-Sarah
The Weekend Diary

Melanie Marie said...

Love that blazer, especially with the burgundy lining!

Melanie
Style to Stage

Ashleigh said...

That is indeed a gem! This is why I love thrift stores. Honestly I love it slightly bigger on you so don't take it in too much!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

you look stunning! in love with that clutch!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

versatilestylebytracey.com said...

I love thrifting and for the prices it easily allows for tailoring when needed. This color is amazing and you were so lucky to find that gem.

Alyson said...

what a great find!! can never have too many great blazers like this.

RoselyC said...

You struck gold, what a beautiful blazer.

Sandy a la Mode said...

what an AMAZING find! love it!!

Natalie said...

OBSESSED with that clutch! adorable! www.fashionifancy.com

Alexandra Mihalcea said...

U look stunning!! ❤

Xoxo

http://poisoncouture.wordpress.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love this blazer! I got one from LOFT a few years ago and was a little worried about spending too much but I think they are classic and worth it. That is awesome that you got such a great deal!

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Great blazer. What a great vintage find. I love the accessories too.

Lynzy said...

You truly always find the best thrifted items! I am planning a trip soon to go to the thrift stores down in Greenwich, CT- always amazing finds there!!
xx Lynzy
www.sparklingfootsteps.com

KenzeLee said...

You seriously have the best finds! Would love a post on thrift and tag saleing!

xo, Kenzie

www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

Sandra said...

Love that find! Great look!! Polished and put together - perf for many occasions!
Sandra
www.littlerockbigstyle.com

Jessica Windle said...

Love the velvet blazer! What a great find! I've been wanting a velvet blazer for w looonnng time!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

For All Things Lovely said...

What a great find! So cute!

Star White said...

I thrifted a blue velvet blazer last year but have yet to wear it! Thanks for the inspiration to get that puppy out!

You look beautiful as always!

www.beautyandbows.com

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

I really need to find my local thrift shop. And I think I say that every time you post about it! Procrastination at it's best! But you look great - love seeing you in more casual looks!

Kim
Six2Eleven

Audrey said...

That blazer is such a staple and I love how you paired it with distressed jeans and heels. And how great is that F21 bracelet?? xx http://www.casualglamorous.com

3d7ec592-fb7b-11e1-b9b5-000f20980440 said...

That blazer is just perfect! It looks so comfy and warm! Great find! xo
Best, M.
http://fadedmstyle.com

alongobucco said...

I've never thought of a velvet blazer as an item that I MUST have, but your outfit has convinced me. I love how luxe this looks!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Ginny said...

You look beautiful, and what a find!
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

AHHH! Vintage velvet blazer, score! I just found a black velvet blazer, but the sleeves were too short for my arms so I gave it to my older sister! Love the blue :) Might need to purchase one like this!

Amazing look as always :)

xoxo,
Rachel
Rachel’s Lookbook

Lauren said...

love the velvet! i have an old Tahari velvet blazer somewhere in my closet, youve inspired me to go dig it out!

-Lauren
http://ourprettypieces.blogspot.com/

Sofia Donatelli said...

I was looking forward to seeing the jacket. You had mentioned it in a previous post. It looks great on you and I LOVE the color. You are going to get a lot of use out of it.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Stephanie Lam said...

Can't believe that was only $3!!! Looks great !!

-Stephanie
@LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

Terry S said...

May have to try a similar look to this with my own blazer.

Are you sure that's not MY blazer? Sure looks like it...

Keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.



xo,
Terry



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

Amy said...

Love the velvet blazer! I have been wanting one for a while!

xo, Amy
itwasloveat.blogspot.com

Suzy Smith said...

Love the blazer and love this look!

Suzy E. L. Smith

Cait Val said...

blue velvet blazer that cuffs up to show maroon . . . yes please!!! this look is amazing!

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Giovanna said...

Great find! I have a similar blazer from Zara! Loving your clutch!

xx
Giovanna
www.heyloveblog.com

Fashion Foward Mommy said...

Great look! Your pics are beautiful...btw, I'm a new follower and amateur blogger. I mentioned your blog in my most recent post...RE: MIA wedges. :)

Tese

Frugalpetitefashion.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

That blazer is so pretty, and looks perfect styled with those jeans!

JennyScribbles said...

love the blue blazer and the clutch is fabulous!
xo
Jen
www.jennyscribbles.com

Grace said...

Always love me an oversized clutch as well! I love the blue velvet blazer! So adding to my Christmas wishlist.


xo
http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

silvergirl said...

the color of this jacket is gorgeous
it reminds me that i have a pair of blue velvet trousers somewhere in the back of my closet
brett

christineincolor said...

Love the contrast lining! Very pretty!

http://christineincolor.wordpress.com

A J said...

How do you make a jacket thats 3 sizes too big, look absolutely stunning?! Love this look!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

jewel said...

What a great find. I love thrifting but I am only lucky to find amazing deals once in a while. I'm really loving your bracelet. I need to get into forever 21. Enjoy a great week! Xo! Jewel

Deanne Castro said...

Love that blazer!


Please check out my blog and let me know what you think!

xo
Deanne

http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca

Alice Warren said...

What a great score! I need to go to thrift stores more often.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Tessy Hanson said...

love the color! hopefully i find a great find soon!
xo

Tiffany M* said...

Such gorgeous pictures! Love the background but what I love more is that blazer! Such an amazing find and I think it fits perfectly! If you ever spot another keep me in mind :) I'll be tuning in Monday for sure- I need a clutch/iPad case more than you know :)
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

AMAZING clutch. + you always find the best deals!

Elizabeth said...

fabulous find - blazer looks great on you!

thethreadaffect.com said...

WOW. I absolutely love how the velvet fabric gives such a touch of sophistication and high-class to this outfit! Great find. xo, Megan

http://thethreadaffect.com

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