Saturday, April 16, 2016

$5 Rag & Bone Blazer

April 2016
April 2016

Hello! While I was home for spring break a few weeks ago, I flitted around Richmond from one thrift shop to the next. Luckily, Richmond is rich in the number of thrift shops in my area. On one of my thrifting excursions, I dropped by Goodwill and my eyes were instantly drawn to this blazer. The unique pattern and versatile black and white color combination drew me to this blazer. 

In just a few weeks, I'm graduating from Philadelphia University and I've been on the search for my first real career-type job. While searching for a job, I've realized that I'm also going to need to make my wardrobe a little more "adult"- not just for job interviews but for the job itself as well. This means more blazers, sophisticated pieces and longer hemlines. So when I spotted this blazer, I crossed my fingers that it would fit. As I picked it up to try it on, I discovered that this blazer was a Rag & Bone blazer. I had struck gold! This blazer originally retailed for about $500 and there it was hanging on the racks of Goodwill for just $5. It fit me perfectly and I can't even express how pleased I am with this purchase.

For this look, I styled the blazer with a classic black jumpsuit. I accessorized with the most gorgeous pair of black and gold cat-eye sunglasses and several pieces of golden jewelry. My golden ring, golden bar necklace and delicate golden earrings are all from my most recent Rocksbox. For those of you who haven't heard of Rocksbox, it's a monthly jewelry subscription company with the most charming pieces of jewelry. I've been wearing this month's pieces almost non-stop. You can sign up with code toriraddayxoxo for a free month trial. 

To keep the look from feeling dull, I added a slight pop of color with a feminine pink shade of lipstick and burgundy Jeffrey Campbell platform heels. These platform heels are also a newer addition to my wardrobe. I snatched them up on Poshmark for just $50- an absolute steal. They were in perfect condition and originally retailed for over $150. 

I've only been using Poshmark for about two months but I'm completely obsessed. Poshmark is an app that lets you buy and sell fashionable gently-used shoes, clothing and accessories. I've made over $250 through selling clothing, shoes and accessories that I no longer use in the past couple months. I've also purchased a few new pairs of shoes for just a fraction of their original retail value. If you're not already on Poshmark, I highly suggest signing up! If you sign up with code JXTJA you will receive a $10 credit towards your first purchase. 

Black jumpsuit: Ashby
Burgundy heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
Blazer: rag & bone
Cat-eye sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Golden bar necklace: c/o Rocksbox (use code toriraddayxoxo to get a month of jewelry free!)
Golden earrings: c/o Rockbox
Golden ring: c/o Rocksbox
Golden bracelet: c/o Universitee Box

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