Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Perfect Spring/Summer Blazer

I've been having trouble finding a cover up for the office that's also season appropriate...  

My BCBGMAXAZRIA blazer, while stunning and fit for almost any occasion, is black and longish and just too heavy for Summer - even in Seattle.  Also, I am super petite a la boy hips so blazer shopping is definitely no walk in the park.

So you can imagine my surprise and immediate rush of joy I experienced when I happened upon this fabulous thrift find while shopping with a friend last week!  It was perfect because I kept bragging to her about my burgeoning thrift shopping skills at Value Village so when she spontaneously requested I take her along to prove it, this little tailored, tweed number popped up on my radar making me look quite impressive amidst the piles of maternity wear and polyester dashikis.  And the fact that it was a $6.99 made her a believer in thrift finds.
Out with Theo and my mother in law last Saturday, we stopped by our favorite bakery, Macrina for some coffee and pastries.  I delighted in a chocolate ganache cupcake and the pastry chef's phone number... I think they'll do wonders for a wedding cake!
This light seasonless wool tweed is a beautiful shade and goes very well with pop corals and browns.  Which is exactly what I decided to incorporate it with that day.  My coconut necklace from the Philippines, a loose coral jersey top and faded Benetton denim came together well - and my safari bangles tied in nicely with the summery theme.  I've really got some mileage out of those accessories this season.
This blazer is actually set up to offer two different styles.  While it is somewhat cropped to begin with, there is a working zipper that goes along the entire back and can be undone, giving an extreme cropped look.  Perfect for high waisted pants, skirts or a tunic.  For this post, I chose to unzip it only partially on both sides just for style sake.

And since the whole reason I bought this blazer was to have a summery cover up for work, I can't wait to share what it looks like with my office dresses.  

Ah, the perfect Spring/Summer blazer!  And I found it just in time.

3 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! I can't believe you got such an awesome Jacket for just $6.99!!! You are the Thrift Master!

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  2. Lovely!! Nice color combination - coral, tan and blue!!

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