Thrifted Tweed Blazer

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and great food. Mine was a quiet, but enjoyable holiday with just myself, my kids, and our roommate, A. I have to admit deployment holidays are kind of a bummer, but we made the best of it. We avoided the hassle of a turkey and had shrimp, steak, ad chicken breast on the grill instead. And it was delicious! I feel rested and rejuvenated and ready to get back to blogging!

So, here we go…on with it!

I found this gorgeous Talbots tweed blazer in a beautiful autumnal color palette at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store for a mere $3 and change. Plus an additional $8 to have it cleaned and that is definitely a score for me! It has 3/4 length sleeves which usually works for me because sometimes blazer sleeves are too short for my long arms anyway. With a purposeful shorter sleeve, it looks less like my clothes don’t fit! I’m not sure how old this blazer is, but the burgundy colors are right on trend for this Fall. And I love the chocolate brown trim on the collar, cuffs, and pockets. It also has faux wooden buttons in chocolate brown. My son thought the buttons were made of actual chocolate, so much so that he had to smell them to verify that I was not fibbing when I told him my buttons were NOT in fact candy or edible!

I really like the trend of pairing a structured blazer with other less structured pieces. So I wore a burgundy boxy tee with darker washed boyfriend jeans and dark brown Chelsea boots. A simple long chevron necklace in rose gold and an ivory infinity scarf finished the look. I spent the day shopping, dining out, and catching an afternoon showing of Meet the Coopers in this outfit. I was comfortable but still felt put together and even a little bit sassy. By the way, Meet the Coopers was a great holiday movie! John Goodman and Diane Keaton were amazing together. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more. It was fortunate that my friend, E., and I were the only people in the theater because we kind of laughed really hard and loud at certain points. I am definitely adding this movie to my holiday watch list.

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Blazer: Thrifted (from Talbots). Tweed jackets currently available at Talbots: this this Herringbone Tweed Knit Jacket in Black/Ivory, this Sangria Tweed Jacket in Indigo Blue/Midnight, and this Fancy Tweed Jacket available in Terra Cotta Mulit and Neptune Multi.

Tee Shirt: Old Navy Oversized Drop Shoulder Tee. The burgundy is no longer available and sizes are limited in the remaining colors of dark charcoal gray, sapphire isle blue, bright white, and stripes, but they are on clearance. Other burgundy tops available are this Oversized Jersey Tee in burgundy, this Rounded-Hem V-Neck Tee in Marin Berry, and this Linen-Blend Boyfriend Tee in Red Wine Vinegar.

Necklace: Lauren Conrad Chevron Necklace in Rose Gold from Kohl’s. No longer available. Kohl’s does have a variety of chevron style necklaces available here.

Scarf: Burlington Coat Factory. Old. This cable knit ifinity scarf is a cute option. Also, check out this gorgeous handmade ivory infinity scarf on Etsy. Or this lightweight jersey knit handmade infinity scarf in ivory also available on Etsy.

Jeans: Mossimo Boyfriend Jeans for Target. No longer available, but similar here and here.

Boots: Unisa Thayer Chelsea Boot in Dark Brown from DSW.

Do you pair structured pieces with less structured ones? Or classic pieces with trendier ones for an edgier look? What are some of your favorite thrift store finds? I would love to hear in the comments!

Keeping it on the edge,

Shelbee

Linked with: Visible Monday with Not Dead Yet Style, Let It Shine A Linkup with Molly + Carly, Classy Monday Linkup with Elegantly Fashionable, Turning Heads Tuesday with Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me Link Up with Garay Treasures, Trendy Wednesday with Classy Yet Trendy, Fresh Fashion Forum Linkup with Sydney Fashion Hunter, Jersey Girl, Texan Heart, Oh, Hey Girl! Linkup with Pumps and Pushups, A Labour of Life, Top of the World Style Linkup with High Latitude Style, Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop with Katherine’s Corner and others

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24 Responses

  1. What a great find!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jaymie
    http://www.jaymieashcraft.com

  2. Yay Shelbee! Your pictures look great in this post! Especially the big one! Plus the outfit is just perfection. Looks so casual yet chic.

    Thank you for linking up to my Style Stories!

    Love, Ann

  3. I seriously love that tweed blazer!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  4. Love this outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ Great jacket!

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  5. The tweed is such a great touch to this blazer! You will get so much use out of it!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  6. I’m a big fan of tweed jackets and this is right up my street. You’re right to offset the stucture of it with some more laid back styling – good move. And the boots are rather fab too!
    Anna
    Anna’s Island Style

  7. The colour of the jacket is lovely – rich and so flattering against the skin. And even better for it being thrifted! Yes, structured items against less structured ones always look good – they balance each other out.

    Thank you for linking to Rachel’s Tuesday link-up. Petite Vix – co-host for this week.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  8. I love the tweed blazer. What a deal!! Thanks for joining us on My Refined Style.
    Jennifer

  9. WooWee! My kind of find. Love the burgundy tweed on you. I cant stand for long periods, so thrifting is out, but i use Poshmark regularly, and that is like online thrifting in a way. Looks great!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Thanks so much, Jess! I actually thought of you when I found this jacket because the colors and the cut of the jacket are very “you”! I only recently started thrifting again and I am having such fun with it! I’m afraid of online shopping unless it is brands I absolutely know my size. Maybe I need to be a bit more adventurous though. Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. a wonderful thrifty find. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

  11. Shelbee, you found a fabulous piece! Thanks for sharing your stylish point of view on the My Refined Style Linkup!

    Shellie
    http://www.thefabjourney.com

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