The Plaid Blazer + The Herringbone Trousers

Ok, when I say it has been cold, I mean, it has been COLD. My skin is definitely suffering and my body wants to go into hibernation. I don’t know how you Northern folk or people that live in cold places do it. Charlotte’s winters are fairly mild compared to most cold places and I know that most of you that live in these winter wonderlands must be laughing at me. Like I tell everyone, I have “tropical” bones and my body can only handle 80+ degree temperatures. I should mention that this is only FALL and I am already complaining. I am NOT looking forward to old man winter 😩

Outfit Details

Now that Fall is in full swing, you can expect way more sweaters, coats and turtle necks. Of course, you will see lots of wool, cashmere with a little bit of sequin sprinkled here and there. I really wanted to up game with trousers (specifically “work” trousers) because they are warmer than wearing dresses with stockings. I actually recently purchased these Banana Republic trousers for a MAJOR steal at only $5.50. Considering the weather, what a better way to wear these with a turtle neck and this beautiful plaid blazer? I will admit, I was a little nervous about mixing these two prints together because you typically don’t see people mixing herringbone and plaid. HOWEVER, since I’ve been on a “kick” lately to try different things, I figure why not. I went for a very monochromatic look because I just loved how the different shades of beige looked together. From the semi-dark beige colored trousers, to the subtle hints of brown on the blazer to the dark brown color of the clutch. The best thing about this outfit?The ENTIRE outfit comes from a thrift store.

P.S. This was one outfit that was hard to find pieces that were affordable; I’m assuming because of the wool.

Pants: Banana Republic: $5.50 // Blazer: Harvé Benard: $4.00 // Top: Talbots: $4.00 // Clutch: $2.00 // Shoes: Nine West: $8.00 // Thrifted Total: $23.50

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Harvé Benard Plaid Blazer, similar here 


Vintage No Brand Clutch, similar here





Talbots Cable Knit, similar here


Nine West Patent Leather Pointed Toe Heels, similar here


Banana Republic Herringbone Trousers, similar here

Plaid Blazer & Velvet Booties = Winter Uniform

Outfit Details

So I thought finding a colorful plaid blazer online was going to be super easy because you know, it’s the holiday season and all, but nope. All the blazers online right now are usually grey/black/brown/taupe but not the super clichĂ© “Christmas-y” blazer that I was looking for. Thank God for Goodwill because that is exactly where I got mine from. I must admit though, Forever 21 came through with the colorful options but they only had one I actually liked. However, I did find a very similar one here. This is my go-to casual Friday looks when I am feeling super lazy. There is something to be said about blazers and denims to make anyone look put together on casual Fridays. Winter has finally arrived in Charlotte so instead of wearing heels, I wore a cashmere top, I opted for the velvet booties, gloves (yes, it’s like 20-something degrees out there) and a purple handbag. I also wore my MaxMara Icon 10108 coat not featured here (but featured here) because it was that cold.

Jeans: Gap, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 /  Top: Banana Republic Cashmere Sweater, purchased at Goodwill, $4.00 / Blazer: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Booties: Shoedazzle / Purse: Kirna ZabĂȘte x Target / Gloves: Fownes Black Leather Gloves, purchased at Goodwill BNWT: $2.00 / Outfit total: $15.00




Talbots Balzer, similar here




Shoedazzle Velvet Booties, similar here




Kirna ZabĂȘte x Target purse, similar here and  Fownes Leather Gloves, available here 



Banana Republic Cashmere Sweater, similar here