Can you tell the fake in these photos?
No…it's not me.
The jacket reminds me of this…
But of course I didn't have an extra $1,500 laying around needing to be spent on a vintage Chanel jacket so I picked up this faux Chanel for $12 at Value Village.
I need to get better photos because the details are amazing. The buttons, the seaming, the tweed. It's by Kasper.
Yes it had to spend 4 days outside airing out that raunchy thrift store stench…but now after a few days outside and a good shave with my clothing de-piller she is looking lovely.
The shoes…the shoes are real. Anyi Lu. I'd never heard of that brand before I stumbled across these at a consignment store. They caught my eye right away and when I slipped my toes in them I could feel the quality. I used up most of my store credit to buy these babies.
I saw the most amazing Chanel jacket when we were out last Thursday night for a Vintage Crawl in downtown Toronto. I think it was $2,500. Yummmm….yeah…..no.
That can't stop a gal from dreaming though.
If I could own one piece of authentic high end clothing it would probably either a Belstaff leather jacket, a Hermes Birkin bag or a Chanel blazer.
What would you choose? And don't worry…if you are like me, it will be hard to narrow it down to just one choice : )
If you are lucky enough to already own a piece of high end clothing… please share.
Then we can all be jealous of your good fortune.
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Tamera Beardsley says
Lovely my dear!
Kelly @ Kiwi Womens Style says
I saw a thrift shop smell tip the other day… if only I could remember it. I agree though and my mum always said that a clear night air could get rid of any smell.
Love the outfit and noticed the gold watch 🙂 Thanks for sharing with WW Suzanne xo
That jacket looks amazing (and just like the original) only better, ‘cos you’re rocking it. Those shoes are fabulous, too.
I not only found an original Oz Clark in a charity shop a few weeks ago but a vintage Pucci jacket a week later! xxx
Happiness at Mid Life says
Suzanne – I love how you paired such a classy blazer with such chic jeans & hat. LOVE this outfit! Those shoes are such a perfect touch! If I could have on thing, I think it would be a Birkin bag if money was no object. I can dream 🙂
The jacket is gorgeous with our hair…the shoes are killer…well done.
Fab jacket, Suzanne! And you saved $1,488 too, good shopping there. Love the whole look. My dream splurge would probably be a Cartier tank watch, dreaming now . . .
Both the shoes at the jacket are very pretty! I’m not much of one for having any knowledge of designer or high end clothing or desire for them. If I were to splurge on anything, it would probably be a custom sewn and beaded traditional Malaysian outfit. Those can get pricey!
Gabriala @StyleHigher.com says
So that first Chanel jacket was only $1500? That is actually a good price for that one! Those shoes are beyond amazing, I just checked out their site, some really nice shoes! You look so chic in this outfit, let’s hang out together! XOXOXOX
The Style Crone says
You have a great eye! The jacket is killer and with the shoes, this outfit is divine. Of course with the addition of headwear, I’m sure you turned many a head. Thank you for linking up with Hat Attack.
I’ve found a number of high end items at estate sales for unbelievable prices. YSL, Prada, etc. It happens less often now, but fun when it does.
Kathleen Lisson says
Love the blazer!
Tamera the Menopausel Supermodel says
You look fantastic!! I love this outfit!! I definitely would’ve fought you for those shoes!!
I’m not sure what I’d like to find…..
Wow! Nice outfit. And what a find, this jacket.
I do not own, buy or aspire designer stuff. Simply unaffordable. Oh, I do own a pair of Prada shoes that are dear to me. Not only are they pretty and comfy, but they belonged to my sweet sis-in-law who passed away. When I wear them I think of her.
That does make them so much more valuable. I love it when an article of clothing has memories attached.
So much more competition in the thrifting game now.
Okay : )
I bet those are pricey. All the hand stitched beads and details that go into those astound me.
You are like my husband…he is obsessed with watches.
Glad you agree twin : )
Okay I will lend you mine when I win the lottery : )
Wow the thrifting fairies were favouring you.
I could really use a good tip to get out the smell from vintage handbags. I have a pearl clutch and a beaded clutch that I got at an estate sale and no matter what I do, put them in a bag with Baking Soda for weeks, sit them outside, spray with Febreze… nothing works.
Val Sparkle says
That’s a gorgeous jacket, and a cool outfit. I like your style!
I think I would splurge on some Frye boots if I was feeling flush. But I should probably do some more looking around.
kendra kay says
awesome find. and those shoes! please! i love them.
Fabulous blazer!! I know what you mean about the stench and I do the same–fresh air and sunshine helps!
I have a pink tweedy blazer that I’ll be showing later in the fall.