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Showing posts with label Brooks Brothers. Show all posts
The second blazer on the blog in a week! I feel like it's 3 years ago when I wore my blazers all the time. It feels nice to be breaking them out again. Rather than just wearing my sweaters and a coat I've been trying to throw o a blazer instead. This is one of my favorite deals - a Brooks Brothers blazer for only $40, and I bought it new with tags, it retailed for $750! The last time I wore it was in March for Jury Duty, haha! This time it was just a walk in the park and dinner at my parents.

I've also been wearing these boots a lot lately, should probably give them a break and wear one of my MANY other pairs of boots, ha ha! This top, however, hasn't been seen on the blog since I was in London for New Years in 2017, oops! Definitely need to bring it back for more outfit photos (I have worn it since that post)

Blazer: Brooks Brothers (Roundabout), Sweater: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Pyo" Striped Sweater (Saks Off Fifth, also here), Jeans: Everlane high-rise skinny jean in mid-blue, Boots: Cordani (Roundabout), Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay), Sunglasses: Chanel

Last Friday I had to go to jury duty. It was also a snowy day and I'm not a huge fan of where the court is so that made it extra annoying. But sometimes it's nice to just sit and read all day. I made some good progress on finishing Return of the King, which I've been reading for far too long, ha ha. I thought it was a good opportunity to wear one of my more professional blazers since I rarely have occasion to wear them anymore.

Sweater: Everlane, Blazer: Brooks Brothers (Roundabout Resale), Jeans: Free People, Boots: Eighteen 68 'Megan' (Gilt), Necklace: Mom's

Time for another look inspired by fashion week! Here's a nice simple, monochromatic look from Brooks Brothers. I went a little bit lighter than their navy but it's still quite similar. All you need are skinny cords, sweater and cardigan in the same or similar colors. Next find a matching bag and loafers, burgundy in my case. Top it off with a scarf tied at the neck and you're all set!

Funnily enough my bag and shoes are the same designer, bought at years apart, in different thrift stores. The bag was $2 and the shoes $4. Some of my best finds!

Cardigan: Kohl's (old), Sweater: Banjo + Matilda (The Outnet), Corduroy Pants: Abercrombie, Scarf: Jason Wu x Target, Bag: Etienne Aigner (thrifted), Loafers: Etienne Aigner (thrifted)

A quick post to show what I wore on Christmas. It was far too warm outside to wear my blazer, but it completed the outfit so I wore it to church and for a few minutes at Grandma's. Then it came right off and I rolled up the sleeves of my dress. Definitely the warmest Christmas in recent memory. Were you lucky enough to have a white Christmas?

Blazer: Brooks Brothers (Roundabout Resale), Dress: London Times (from Lydia), Pumps: Coach 'Nacie' (Marshalls), Tights c/o Hanes Hoisery

Happy Friday!! This is the outfit I wore to go shopping with Lydia a couple weekends ago. We went to Roundabout because they had a Pop-Up outlet store to get rid of the rest of their Winter stock! After that we braved the cold (and in Lydia's case, snow) for our outfit pictures. Then we warmed up with some ramen at Mecha before heading our separate ways.  I wore one of my new blazers (that I had bought at Roundabout the weekend before) and my only heeled shoes that can handle snow/ice. Was getting a little bored of flat boots every day.

Blazer: Brooks Brothers (Roundabout), Sweater: Everlane, Jeans: Free People (eBay), Boots: Cordani (Roundabout), Scarf: NOMA, Bag: Wink & Winn (giveaway)

Can you believe February is already over?! I made it through the Fall/Winter portion of the challenge! From now on though, I think I'm just going to keep track of my purchases and try to stick to basics rather than doing the whole 6 month season by season thing. Because sometimes you need to buy Spring items in December...where does that go in the challenge? Who knows! But I'm glad I successfully completed the challenge for 1 year in the original form. Starting next month, my posts will have "French" removed from the title, ha ha.

I went to Roundabout's Winter Blowout sale (Westport location) on Valentine's Day and walked out with 3 great pieces! I spent $220 and the retail price of the items was at least $2200.  I also wanted a gorgeous Burberry Prorsum dress and 3.1 Phillip Lim dress but resisted them because I haven't really been wearing dresses lately. Kind of regretting the Burberry one... And my only other purchase this month was a $6 sweater from Target, quite the difference from the other purchases but I love it just the same! (Was in the wash when I was taking these photos, oops!)

But WAIT! There's more! (I hope you all read that like they say it in the infomericals) This past Saturday I got an email from Roundabout saying they were having an even bigger blowout on their Winter pieces for a limited time! So I texted Lydia and we met up to shop! They still had the Burberry dress, so I HAD to buy it, it was fate! I also bought a different Phillip Lim dress and a Balenciaga sweater dress that was brand new with tags! The Phillip Lim dress is missing from photos because my mom is repairing a small hole in it.

  1. Just five seven standout pieces per season.
  2. Quality over quantity.
  3. Basics don’t count.
  4. Accessories don’t count, unless you’re spending a lot more than usual.
  5. Socks and underwear don’t count.
  6. Shoes do count.

Part of my Seven:
  1. Altuzarra for Target Embroidered Pleated Georgette Dress ($54.99)
  2. J.Crew Embellished Intarsia Llama Sweater ($44, J.Crew Factory)
  3. J.Crew Intarsia Reindeer Sweater ($44, J.Crew Factory)
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Pyo' Sweater ($66, Saks Off 5th)
  5. DKNY Oversized striped knitted cardigan ($94, Net-a-Porter End of Season Sale)
  6. *NEW!* Paul Smith velvet book print blazer via  Roundabout Resale ($91, retail $600+)
  7. *NEW!* Burberry ruched dress via Roundabout Resale ($90, retail $795)
  1. Ella Moss Vest in gray via Marshalls ($79.99, paid with gift card)
  2. Altuzarra for Target Python long sleeve shirt ($19.99)
  3. August Silk Sweater via Marshalls (birthday gift)
  4. Midnight by Carole Hochman pajamas (also available here) via Marshalls (birthday gift)
  5. Banana Republic ($19.50 at the Factory Store
  6. Elie Tahari for Design Nation jacket c/o Kohl's 
  7. Everlane Box Cut Tee - Aquamarine ($5 after coupon)
  8. Everlane V - Muted Black ($5 after coupon) 
  9. Everlane The Cotton Heather U-neck (Christmas Gift)
  10. Everlane The Cotton U-neck - Slate (Christmas Gift)
  11. Everlane The Fall Seed Stitch Raglan - Cool Gray (Christmas Gift)
  12.  Cocogio Cardigan (Christmas Gift)
  13. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Blue Suede Jacket via TJ Maxx ($80 after gift card)
  14. Tinley Road Indigo Tank via Piperlime ($5.99)
  15. Daniel Rainn Velvet Burnout Top via Piperlime ($15.99)
  16. *NEW!* Merona Sweater via Target ($6) 
  17. *NEW!* Brooks Brothers Burgundy Cotton and Silk Blazer via Roundabout Resale ($40, retail $750) 
  18. *NEW!* 3.1 Phillip Lim Black Open Back Knitted Dress via Roundabout Resale ($32, retail $375)
  19. *NEW!* Balenciaga Knit sweater dress via Roundabout Resale ($72, retail $300+)
  1. Coach 'Nacie' pump via Marshalls ($69, paid with gift card)
  2. Cole Haan 'Minetta' Sandal via Amazon ($74, paid with gift card)
  3. Vince Camuto Ankle Boot via Marshalls (birthday gift) 
  4. Naot 'Yama' Shoe (c/o) 
  5. *NEW!* Jimmy Choo 'Blend' Pump via Roundabout Resale ($75, retail $795) 
  6. *NEW!* Duo 'Ani' Boot (c/o)

  1. Movado Bold Watch c/o Lucky & Movado
  2. Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring (c/o)
  3. Marrin Costello Pearl Crescent Necklace [$66 after coupon, not available online yet] 
  4. Lo & Sons "O.G. Bag" ($236 after coupon code) 
  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs silver ring ($24, TJ Maxx)
Exempt items:  [gifted items from brands or family members that would normally fall under my standout pieces]
  • Philosophy Top c/o Marshalls ($19.99)
  • For Cynthia Sweater c/o Marshalls ($16.99)  
  • Tory Burch Cardigan via TJ Maxx (birthday gift)
  • Eight Sixty Florence Double Vee Tank via Piperlime ($11.99, not counting because it's more Summery...I know, cheating!)

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