friday finds: brown blazer

by - 9:16 AM

As the weather cools down off, my thrifting sprees have shifted from brightly colored shorts and cutoff towards cozy sweaters and blazers.

This friday's find is a lovely brown blazer with dark leather accents. I absolutely love the trim detail, which is subtle enough to wear day and night, but still original and lovely.


I love the lines of this jacket!

Trimmed in-set pockets. 




Close up of the cute stitched border. 


Dark brown detailing under the lapel. 

Even better, this find is a size 4 and fits a-w-e-s-o-m-e-l-y so I don't need to make any alterations. Score!




Sideways popped collars look tres douch-ay in real life, oh well.



The deep v-angle of the jacket matches the neckline of my tee.


Although it's got a feminine cut and is made of a faux-suede material, the color and leather trim give it a very professor-esque feel, so I paired it with skinny jeans and a simple linen v-neck instead of a conservative oxford shirt. 


buying a blazer:

  • These are probably the most complicated item you will consider altering. Sleeves can be hemmed, but you'll often need to alter the lining inside, which is often made of a lightweight lower quality acetate--difficult for novice sewers to work with. Mistakes are more noticeable with these types of fabrics, but will be inside the jacket. 
  • Shoulder pads can be removed, but once again you'll need to mess around with the lining. It's a simple task that only requires the combo of seam ripper & needle/thread, but you'll need to know what you're doing.
  • Resetting shoulders is impossible--it's quite difficult to take it or let out sleeves. If the fit of the blazer isn't quite right, let it go. 
  • Buttons can be updated! Appliques can be removed! Don't let a few minor surface embellishments keep you away from a great blazer. Consider adding elbow patches to a tweed jacket or taking the fringe off an otherwise chic jacket. 


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6 comments

  1. I am seriously jealous beyond belief! what an incredible find--I'm in love. you're one lucky lady! I just bought a J.Crew blazer for the fall, but I have to get a few alterations because I'm a weird shape ;) love the concept of your blog! I spent a summer in France and love all things French! hope you've had a great weekend! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

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  2. thank for the incredibly sweet comment! i'll definitely be reading your blog as well--your photo sets are amazing!

    the blazer is from casual corner, which was such a surprise because it definitely has a J.Crew vibe to it! make sure you post about your own blazer sometime, i'm sure it will turn out great!

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  3. This is a great blazer!!! I too love the collar and how it is a darker brown. Great find!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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