Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Outfit of the day - the navy blazer!


I hunted high and low for a navy blazer - it's actually quite impressive how hard it is to find such a thing in Canada!  All the stores kept telling it will probably come in the spring collections.  Is a blazer only a spring item?   One morning a few weeks ago I had some time on my hands so I ran a few errands and decided if there was a place to park, I would look in the thrift shop.  I know Adrienne shops at her local thrift shop all the time and finds some of the most incredible deals but it's not the sort of thing I tend to do.  I guess I feel I don't have time to pick through a mishmash of items.  Anyhoo, there was a parking spot right out front, the store was open (a bit of a crapshoot in this town) and was fairly free of crowds.  I looked around, didn't see what I wanted and decided to ask...sure enough, that morning...they put out a brand new Talbots navy blazer...in my size...petite even!  It fits perfectly right off the hanger and the $5.00 price tag was well within my clothing budget. Sold! 

Have a fabulous day!

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15 comments:

Tabitha said...

What a find! OK I'm inspired I must have dig around ours - you know it will be all old lady check skirts and old school uniforms.

Tabitha said...

What a find! OK I'm inspired I must have dig around ours - you know it will be all old lady check skirts and old school uniforms.

Wendy said...

There is nothing better than finding a Talbot's Navy Blazer for $5 bucks. I love thrift stores for just that reason.

MCW said...

I always forget about my navy blazer! I need to pull that sucker out more often!

Shelley said...

Oh you lucky thing! Talbot's petite clothes were my very favourite when I was working. Before the trend seemed to go uber-casual. I think a navy blazer always looks great with jeans and smart casual is definitely a great style to have. Well done you! It was clearly meant to happen.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

That blazer was meant to be yours and finding a parking space out front whoo hoo!

Love how you've accessorized today!

Adrienne Shubin said...

This makes me so happy - and a little bit proud :) I am always pleased as punch when I can convince someone who does not thrift to give it a try.
A Talbots blazer for $5! That is a super find.
I have missed my thrift shopping excursions - it's been about a month since I have been. Your post has enticed me to get back to it!

Beth Dunn said...

I haven't worn a blazer in a long time! You are inspiring me for the fall. BTW that picture on facebook of you and your son is SO SO SO SO CUTE!
xoxo
SC

High Heeled Life said...

That is a fabulous score!!! and the outfit you have put together goes perfect!Luv the touches of pink via scarf and TB flats... xo HHL

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Yay on the great find! I hear you, navy blazers are hard to find, I found a corduroy one at Tall Girl recently. I consider that a success. :)

Tammy B said...

WOW! What a find. Today, I wore my Austin Reed navy blazer with a camel skirt.

Miss Janice said...

Nice blazers are hard to find these days. Love this one and LOVE the price! Very cute ought SP!

About Last Weekend said...

Great find!!! - and it would look lovely with those pink shoes! I always end up buying Mrs Rope caftans that I never wear.

About Last Weekend said...

Okay I mean Mrs Roper...

Pattie (Lilacnpearls) said...

Wow, what a find! Definitely meant o be your blazer :) Love your OOTD< especially those pink Tory's.