Blogging has done wonders for my realm of shopping possibilities. I’ve acquired numerous tips and tricks from fellow influencers on how to get the best bang for your buck, while maintaining originality and staying true to your own personal style.
One of the particular items I’ve been having trouble with, though, is the blazer. The ones I’d been coveting were out of my price range at the retailers I normally frequent (Mango, Topshop, etc.), but where there’s a will, there’s a way. I reminded myself of my vintage-loving counterparts, and I immediately turned to Etsy for assistance. If you are looking for something specific on Etsy, chances are, you will find it at a similar cost to what you are willing to fork up. That site boasts everything you could possibly desire in life.
I discovered this blazer on one of Etsy’s vintage shops for $48 (before shipping). Guess how long it took me to find it? Less than five minutes. I was so thrilled, not only because it met my price requirements, but it looked unlike most of the checked blazers I have seen across the Internet and beyond. I love that it’s purely houndstooth, and I’m obsessed with the oversized fit. If it’s any consolation, the structured shoulders alleviate the bulkiness a bit.
My favorite part, though? It’s all mine. Sure, there are similar versions of this blazer out there, but that’s what makes buying vintage so fun. You’re not wearing a mass-produced item that everyone else is purchasing or worrying that you’re going to find it on at least 20 other people in a one-week span. You are giving a durable, timeless piece a good home, knowing that it belongs to you, and only you. In my eyes, that’s pretty cool. 🙂
T-Shirt: Monogram Studios
Blazer (similar HERE and HERE): Shop Journal (Etsy Store)
Pants (similar HERE and HERE): H&M
Boots (similar HERE and HERE): Zara
Bag (similar HERE and HERE): The Frankie Shop
Photography: Jacob Goldberg