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:

HeyDahye said...

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

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Ali said...

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.

Laura Gerencser said...

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

The Fancy Teacup said...

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

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Leslie Quiros said...

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

Vicki said...

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.

Faith said...

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

Tori said...

smitten with your accessories!

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Girlie Blogger said...

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

Wow. Your legs look a mile long.

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Frannie Pantz said...

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

amanda archambault said...

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

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stop by to check out my new post!
xoxo, amanda

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

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

Clouds said...

lovely! i like the dress

Eva Ana Kazić said...

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

eek said...

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

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh my, I love this outfit! That blazer was an amazing find!!! :D
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Terri said...

I'll have to check out that thrift store. I've never been thrifting, and it kinda freaks me out.
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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love that dress!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love that dress!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

FashionableLena said...

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.

jess said...

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.

Viviana said...

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

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

Casual Chic said...

so cute:)

DOWNTOWNCHICAGOBARBIE said...

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.

Lilith said...

The green and gold is a great combo. very classy

xx
lilithfashion.blogspot.com

hello, Friday said...

I love your outfit post!! Can't believe that blazer is thrifted. xoxo
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Heather said...

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

XO
www.pearlandpaws.blogspot.com

annette tang said...

gorgeous combo!


x0
annette
www.theversastyle.com

Shen Dove said...

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

Christina said...

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!

Chyrel Gomez said...

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

Princess Angeles said...

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

Meekay said...

Gorgeous dress!

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Kelly said...

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