For the next series, we turn our attention to a ubiquitous thrift shop garment - the blazer. I could spend hours sifting through the shoulder pads and pre-cuffed sleeves, searching for just the right one. And behold, a couple weeks ago, I found it!
This beauty's got several things going for it. The black and white wool tweed is a timeless classic, and I find the angled pockets quite flattering. The Jones New York label tells me it good quality; it also tells me it was originally half of a suit, though who knows where the pants ended up. It fits me like a glove (okay, so it's an 8 petite, but let's just pretend the sleeves are meant to be bracelet length). But most of all, I positively adore the little leather snap straps in front.
I loved it from the moment I pulled it off the rack, so much so I was willing to pay $9.99 for it. However, thanks to a flirtatious cashier, I got it for half off, despite the tag not being the color of the day. Of course, I was too busy obliviously chatting with my shopping buddy to realize it until after we'd left the store. But maybe he wasn't flirting. Maybe they were having a sale on all clothing and I just missed the memo. Or perhaps the poor guy is colorblind, and pointing out his error would have only embarrassed him. Yeah, yeah, that's it. I did him a kindness by not noticing.