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A TWIST ON A BLACK BLAZER | fashion

January 4, 2018

BLAZER, BANANA REPUBLIC (no longer available, similar here) | BLACK TANK, ARITZIA | FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS, similar here | SHOES, ZARA (no longer available, similar here)

 

I love finding basic pieces that have a little something different to them. Maybe a wow factor or something interesting. The blazer in this post is just that. First off, I want to mention that I am a HUGE fan of consignment. MAJOR FAN right here! While I won't give away my gold mine ( my favourite spot for consignment shopping) I will say that I've had some major scores over the years from consignment shopping. A rare Tory Burch messenger bag, many heavily reduced, hardly worn J. Crew pieces, Marc Jacob shoes...the list goes on. The gorgeous structured Banana Republic blazer with crepe tassels in this post is a consignment find.

 

The purpose of the fashion posts in this blog isn't to make you buy exactly what I'm wearing -  although I'll be perfectly honest, I'm absolutely flattered when you guys purchase items I've suggested, but I also want to keep you thinking outside the box and inspired to style different things. Blogs today are so saturated with the same sweaters, pants, skirts, dresses and outfits. It honestly can be difficult to find unique looks (I recommend checking out www.carriebradshsawlied.com for original looks). So I'm not ashamed to style consigned looks here and I hope it inspires you to save money once and a while and check out consignment stores in your area. I will alway include a widget that will have similar looks for those who want the same look.

 

Bryon and I shot this look at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac during the day - we tried to shoot it there 3 TIMES!! We finally managed to get some decent lighting and I was so obsessed with this blue velvet couch, I wasn't willing to budge on the location...I mean, you get it, right? 

 

I'm also really obsessed with this blazer...I love the silk crepe tassels on the end! The leggings are VEGAN leather..ie not real leather, and I'm just wearing a simple black tank top underneath from Aritzia. The shoes are from Zara. There is a widget with similar items below so you can shop a similar look, since most of the items are no longer available.

 

Hope this gives you some fashion inspo!

<3 Caitlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caitlin Melvin lives in Toronto with her boyfriend Bryon and two cats Finnigan and Lucca. A marketing manager by day, blogger on the side, freelance social media specialist and a lover of travel and new experiences