Let's start today off with a story, shall we? Last weekend I had an appointment in Westport, so obviously I headed over to Roundabout Resale afterward. I walked in and turned and my eyes were instantly drawn to a burgundy, patchwork blazer perched on the end of a clothing rack. I grabbed it and looked at the size first, it was my size and was practically brand new (no signs of wear at all)! Next I noticed the label: Etro (their blazers go for $1200+). Instantly I knew I could not walk away without buying the blazer, it was meant to be. I looked at the price and my heart dropped slightly, it was $269, a bit too much for me to spend on one piece. Then one of the kind women working at the store came over to me to tell me about the promotion going on: buy one item get 10% off, buy two get 20% off and 3 items would get you 30% off! So, naturally I went in search of two more items so I could get the blazer for $188 instead of $269.
Normally Chanel isn't included in their sales, but this time everything but bags would qualify! Sadly most of their Chanel clothes (including a GORGEOUS teal tweed blazer) were $800+ and even at 30% off that's a bit much. BUT I found an adorable pair of black velvet flats that were $275. I have been hunting for an "affordable" pair of Chanel flats for a while and have had my heart set on these, but sadly they are $620 on eBay so I can't justify that, even though they are my two favorite colors. Finally I found a cute Ralph Lauren top that was $27. The top happened to be 30% off by itself and with the sale it was an additional 30% off. So I got the blazer, flats and top for less than just buying the blazer and flats.
Even on sale these items were a bit of a splurge, but I'm glad I did it. Every time I look at them they make me smile. The blazer is just so totally me with the burgundy and crazy prints and patchwork. I love that it is asymmetrical too. I always tell myself I'm not going to buy more blazers but then I find an even more perfect one and have to break my promise.
Anywoooo, I wore this outfit that afternoon for lunch with Lydia and Christine at one of my favorite restaurants - The Chowder Pot. We chatted fashion, Christine's marathon running (I wish I were brave enough for those,) boys, etc. After lunch we stopped at Starbucks for some coffee (and hot chocolate with a straw for me.)
Blazer: Etro (Roundabout Resale), Tee: H&M, Jeans: Free People, Flats: Chanel (Roundabout Resale), Purse: Chanel, Sunglasses: : Ray Ban 'Emma' (Marshalls), Necklace c/o Anjolee, Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom's