casual coat (aka totally tweed)

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I don’t think I can trace back my love of blazers. It’s not as though I was a wee Huntress wearing a blazer in elementary school. (Side note, would that have made me the coolest kid in school, or the oddest?). Anyway, well, apparently over the years, I developed a strong love of blazers and it just never left me. As Elle Woods says, “Always dress the part.”

Blazer: Zac Posen via consignment ($70, retails for $3,000)

Top: Banana Republic via thrift ($1, retails for $80)

Striped top: Banana Republic ($12 marked down from $35)

Jeans: Levi’s ($80)

Boots: White Mountain via TJ Maxx ($40 marked down from approx $100)

Bracelets: skull-Alexander McQueen (gift), spikes-Joomi Lim ($150)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I last featured this blazer all girly-ed up with an all pastel look. The versatility of blazers is basically endless, if you ask me. In the look above, I was able to dress the blazer down with jeans and boots, for a casual work look. In the look below, the blazer was dressed up as full blown business. Bottom line: you can’t go wrong with a tweed blazer. 

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2) For some reason, I really have a hard time understanding how to pick out jeans for myself. It’s my fashion Achilles heel! I find that the best thing to do is go straight to a jeans store and ask for help. I highly recommend the same should you be looking for an item that you find difficult to style/pick out for yourself. In speciality stores (jeans, shoes, etc), the sales personnel is generally quite knowledgeable in their products/pieces and can really help you out!

Anyone else have tips for picking out jeans? Have a favorite shop? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much!

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18 thoughts on “casual coat (aka totally tweed)

  1. You can never go wrong with a tweed coat, I love this one on you. I think they should be a staple in everyones closet! It’s classic yet chic and it goes with just about anything!
    By the way, nice score on your $1 top, talk about a crazy deal. I had look at it twice.

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  2. Totally head over heels in LOVE with this outfit, Melissa. LOVE that coat. I used to wear coats in that style. 🙂 ❤ Now I have to focus on longer …. hiding the waistline that is traveling north. Tee hee …..

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