Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"It's after six. What am I, a farmer?"

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It's still winter so I'm cramming velvet and sparkle into my recent ensembles to get it all out of my system in preparation for spring.  Something strikes me as "Upper East Side" about this blazer, though you wouldn't know it from the price tag. In fact, this blazer is one of the spoils of a fruitful thrifting expedition made with Megan and Sarah over the holidays. We checked out Unique Thrift in Falls Church, which I've been hearing about for ages, but had never been to. For some reason, I had pictured it as a mass free-for-all and prepared myself to spend the afternoon rummaging through piles of questionable clothes. In reality, I found it to be very organized and I was hard-pressed to find holes or stains on the majority of the clothing (not the norm for most of my thrifting). I recommend all of you local readers check it out if you haven't already!

ASOS necklace
thrifted velvet blazer
Topshop lurex dress
vintage and Hermès bangles
vintage gold cuff (similar here)
Oscar de la Renta ring (similar here)
ASOS stockings
Stuart Weitzman velvet pumps (similar here)
Chanel purse

PS You can always find what I'm shopping for (and coveting) on Currently Obsessed.

35 comments:

  1. The velvet blazer is amazing! Can't believe it's thrifted!

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  2. That's an impressive thrift find! I'm so jealous that people can find such neat things at thrift stores-- I usually come out empty-handed!

    Your dress is amazing. I love how all the little knobs of color are smushed together in a wonderfully colorful collaboration of sorts! It looks great against your sheer tights. :) So very pretty.

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  3. Love the jacket! It's so great when we can find stuff like that in a thrift store...makes all that searching worthwhile!

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  4. Oh my goodness, the dress! The blazer! So difficult to choose my favorite. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  5. very cute! I love that dress with the velvet blazer. the combination works perfectly!Also, your bangles are great girl :)
    xo,
    LMQ

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  6. My friend has been telling me about Unique Thrift! There's one day a week where everything is 25% off. Can't remember which one! Must check it out. soon.

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  7. A great 30Rock quote...love the blazer.

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  8. smitten with your accessories!

    www.mythriftychic.com

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  9. That velvet jacket does look pretty nice. Bet it feels smooth when you rub on it.

    Wow. Your legs look a mile long.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  10. Such a cool story about this bad ass classic and classy blazer!

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  11. that velvet jacket is really beautiful! The perfect color too. Love your blog dear. Great post!
    and thanks for sharing it with me!

    toppedoffwitharedhat.blogspot.com
    stop by to check out my new post!
    xoxo, amanda

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  12. very elegant classic. I love the little specs of color in the dress.

    Also loved the lace stockings and the collar in your previous post.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm still amazed how long your legs are every time I check out your blog :D

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  14. What a fun outfit! And your legs go on for days - I want to be you when I grow up :)

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  15. Oh my, I love this outfit! That blazer was an amazing find!!! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  16. I'll have to check out that thrift store. I've never been thrifting, and it kinda freaks me out.
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  17. The 25% off is on Thursdays if you have a VIP card which you can't get on Thursdays.
    I shop at Unique all of the time. They actually had a real fur coat for $150. Authentic vintage Coach bags for $20. I bought a Lauren Ralph Lauren long sleeved shirt for $5, a cashmere Gap sweater for $10, and a Calvin Klein dress for $15. It is massive so you have to take your time. My son goes to school next door so I love it.
    LOVE the dress.

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  18. I love the velvet jacket and the 30 Rock reference in your title.
    I haven't been to Unique Thrift in Falls church. The one in Silver Spring is pretty good.

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  19. I'm dying to add a velvet blazer to my closet!
    So glad to have found you via Lucky :) I'm now following.
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  20. ohhhh i'm so glad you got that blazer! it looks so rad!!! Perfect outfit hun (and perfect shopping trip - HUGS!)

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  21. I wish we had a good Unique Thrift store in Chicago because the ones here are horrible. It smell terrible in them. Your blazer is a steal and great find.

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  22. The green and gold is a great combo. very classy

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. I love your outfit post!! Can't believe that blazer is thrifted. xoxo
    www.hellohellofriday.com

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  24. Oh I'm so jealous - I've wanted the perfect velvet blazer for years - you've found it!

    XO
    www.pearlandpaws.blogspot.com

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  25. gorgeous combo!


    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  26. Your leather blazer is fab love the way you styled it.

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  27. How many times will Alec Baldwin get overlooked for the Emmy or a Golden Globe? I love that line! Great thrifting find. No stains! Congrats!

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  28. Wow. That is an awesome tip and I adore the velvet blazer.

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  29. I love your style, the blazer is fantastic & the color too!

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  30. Gorgeous dress!

    http://thefashioninbox.blogspot.com

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  31. LOVE the blazer. I swear you people go to way better thrift stores than I do!

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