The Structured Shoulder Suit

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I love vintage pieces. There’s something so special about a piece of clothing that has aged gracefully and that has been able to transcend through time. While there may be tons of fashion faux pas that should remain in the past, we can all agree that structure shoulders suits/tops should not. Now, is this a suit or blazer? 

Outfit Details

How beautiful is this suit? I found this suit at Goodwill and fortunately, it had the original lace hankerchief but unfortunately not the matching bottom piece. I’m guessing it had to be a pair of trousers but how awesome would it have been if it was a mini skirt!? Ok, enough fantasizing, lol. Clearly not having the matching piece did not stop me from buying it because I knew I could rock it either way. Its been pretty cold here so I paired the top with a pair of black wool pants. It was the perfect pairing because the top did not keep me as warm as I would have liked. I thought about wearing black stilettos but I ain’t basic so I paired it with my hot pink python heels and my brooks brothers bag A.K.A fake birkin, lol.

Top: Vintage Suit, $4.00 // Pants: J.Crew Wool Pants, $5.00 // Bag: Brooks Brothers, $5.50 // Thrifted Total: $14.50


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Structured Shoulder Suit, similar here

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Steve Madden Pink Python Ankle Straps, similar here

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Structured Shoulder Suit, Cute alternative here and here

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The Sequin Blazer

To continue my mini-series of “Holiday Party Outfits” this is the second outfit of this series. My office’s holiday party was actually held during work hours and we were required to work that day from opening to noon, so I had to keep my outfit office appropriate. I wanted to wear something work and party appropriate so what better piece than a sequin blazer?

Outfit Details 

I knew that I wanted to wear my sequin blazer but I also knew I did not want to wear denim with this blazer since I did not want this to look too casual. I decided to wear my J.Crew Mini Wool Pants, a black sheer top and St. John loafers to keep it comfy.  I did switch shirts once I realized that the top was too sheer and inappropriate for work. Instead, I wore a black ribbed tank top that made the outfit look more work appropriate. I must admit I felt like Bruno Mars in this outfit because I felt like “24K Magic in the air…” (insert music notes). I had a lot of fun shooting this outfit as you can tell in the photos below.  On a side note, this has to be the cheapest outfit featured on the blog so far!

Blazer: Sam Eldelman, purchased at a thrift store: $5.00 / Sheer top featured: No brand: $1.00 / Pants: J. Crew Mini Wool Pants, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Shoes: St. John Loafers, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Bag: Vintage No brand, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Outfit total: $15.00


 

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Sam Edelman Sequin Blazer, similar here

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Vintage Sheer top, similar here and I actually like that one better.

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Vintage Gold Chain bag, similar here  and  St. John Loafers, similar here 

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Tassel earrings Ebay, available here