I went shoppingggggggg :D

I didn't actually plan to buy anything since I was supposed to be waiting for the returns from my 2 disastrous blazer purchases before I bought anything. But hubs and I went to the thrift store to drop off some stuff and of course, I picked up some stuff 'just to try on'!

I ended up buying a striped cotton blazer for €5! The brand is Sinequanone, which is a brand that I only shop during the final markdown at sale season - it is that expensive! None of their blazers are below €90, so this is really a steal. What do you think of it? I know the sleeves have to be hemmed and of course, it refuses to button up without a lot of pulling, but I really like the fit and so does hubs :)

I was pretty happy after this purchase but then we stopped by the shoe store and picked up my two toned oxfords too! Wheee :D

I've spent all my budget for March now, but I couldn't be happier with all the stuff I've bought! :)

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  • Makrame replied 11 years ago

    The fit on that jacket is absolutely great to my eye! The only thing I am a bit unsure on is the color (you look really good in bright, bold colors, so I hesitate with the soft neutral) but I think with the spring/summer coming up this color would be useful and you can pair it with bright tops. And for that price, it's a steal! Very cool oxfords, too.

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Makrame: Yay thanks! I will definitely pair it with brights - I don't usually do softer colours either, so this is a change for me too! :) and thanks, I've had my eyes on the two toned trend for a while, it is nice to finally get my hands on a pair!

  • christieanne replied 11 years ago

    The shoes are adorable - menswear but still a nice feminine cut so not too heavy looking - hope that makes sense.
    Great deal on the jacket! I can see you popping that with some color :)

  • Astrid replied 11 years ago

    The fit of the blazer looks great! I love how you wear bright colors, but I like this soft neutral too. I think it will work well paired with a bright top. Love your Oxfords too!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    christieanne: I know exactly what you mean! My other oxfords are chunkier and much more 'masculine looking' so I like the dainty look of these too :) and thanks, I am looking forward to pairing the jacket with brights!

    Astrid: Yay I'm so glad! After struggling so much with blazers, I finally found one! And thanks, I am in love with them :)

  • replied 11 years ago

    It's the luck of the Irish! (Irish or not today)
    I love the color of the blazer, it will go with so much more as a neutral and can be a real work-horse for you. Great shoes too.

  • replied 11 years ago

    Super-duper cute! Love the blazer and the shoes!!!

  • gradfashionista replied 11 years ago

    Very smart outfit--the shoes look like they'd pair up well with a skirt. Love the vibrancy of the pants--either pale shirts or bold-coloured tops (blues and purples) would work really well.

  • ManidipaM replied 11 years ago

    Awesome luck! Now that's worth a pot of gold *and* a rainbow! Indeed, it makes me muse how a pair of green pants would fit so well between that blazer and those oxfords ... :-) But your cheery red ones will be great too!

  • rae replied 11 years ago

    Yay! So happy for your scores after the recent frustration - love the oxfords!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    tracina: Ooh I didn't even think of that :D yes, it is a real stroke of luck since I've been getting super frustrated with jackets off late! And thanks, I'm hoping to get a lot of use out of both :)

    Alicat: Whee! Thanks :D

    dissertante: I actually wore this outfit with a different topper today, but glad to know the blazer looks good with the black-yellow combo too :) I'd love to try blue with these pants - thanks for the idea!

    Manidipa: Ooh they would! Oh no, now I want a pair of kelly green pants! :P

    rae: Thanks! I really did get disheartened over the blazer fit fiasco and now, look at this! And for just €5 :D

  • replied 11 years ago

    Yay Kirti! I'm so glad you bought those oxfords. And this jacket is just amazing on you. The fit in the shoulders is just perfect and it looks expensive--great find! It will be a great "summer white" for you. You probably won't ever need to button it and if you want to save some money, just roll the sleeves and scrunch away! I'd say you made VERY good use of your March clothing budget!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Claire: Whee! I'm so glad that you like it! Yes, I'm planning to roll and scrunch for now, since I have no money left for alteration :P I will get them altered at some point though.

  • kellygirl replied 11 years ago

    Great haul! Love the fit and style of the jacket on you! You look amazing : )

  • Meredith1953 replied 11 years ago

    Wheee!!! I LOVE that blazer! I want one just like it. It looks cute with the yellow pants and those oxfords are to die for! Pop a bright scarf on and you are good to go! Awesome find!!!

  • Sara L. replied 11 years ago

    Great find! It's amazing what turns up in thrift shops sometimes.

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    kellygirl: Thank you! I've struggled with blazers a lot, so I'm really glad you like the fit and style :)

    Meredith: Yay thanks :D I'm so glad you approve! And yes, I will definitely be adding in some coloured/printed scarves Meredith style :)

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Sara L: Yep! I love thrift shopping :D

  • biscuitsmom replied 11 years ago

    Ya done good, girl! Enjoy :)

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Thank you biscuitsmom :)

  • Meghan R replied 11 years ago

    Wow, I love that blazer and I really, really envy those shoes. You look great!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Thanks so much Meghan :)

  • Jem replied 11 years ago

    I LOVE your blazer! It fits you perfectly and I love the stripes! Weren't you just having trouble with blazer's fitting? Wow, not this one. See...the other ones were the blazer's problem, not you. :-) This one is amazing! Also, your shoes are amazing! I'm definitely jealous of your purchases today!

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Jem: Yes I was! And I agree, all the other blazers were losers :P I'm lucky that I found this one. Thanks so much :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Fab purchases Kirti!

  • san replied 11 years ago

    That is a beautiful blazer and shoes. You found some winners.

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Thanks Shannon and San :)

  • Fruitful replied 11 years ago

    Gorgeous blazer! What a score! You will be able to make some fabulous outfits with this and the oxfords.

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Fruitful: Thanks! I'm hoping the neutral tones will help these be wardrobe workhorses :)

  • Ginny replied 11 years ago

    wow great find on that jacket, the fit is perfect and loving the oxfords!!! cute

  • Kirti replied 11 years ago

    Ginny: Thank you! :D

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