Blouse & skirt, J. Crew (via consignment); blazer, Theory (thrifted); shoes, IT; bag, Marc Jacobs
Blouse & skirt, J. Crew (via consignment); blazer, Theory (thrifted); shoes, IT; bag, Marc Jacobs

The day I wore this outfit I woke up to a thunderstorm, so the moody floral print seemed very apropos. I’ve worn almost this exact outfit before, but since on this occasion I updated it with a couple of new pieces, I thought I’d show it to you anyway. Real life and blogging collide, run for your lives. Just kidding! Come back and read on, please.

I finally found a classic style navy blazer after searching for a few months. I gave away my old Aritzia one because I wasn’t crazy about the sleeves (couldn’t get them to roll up properly, grr), but then I missed having the option in my closet. So I looked and looked. And looked, until I got lucky. Blazers, like dresses, are almost always good bet for me at the thrift store; sometimes you have to wait a bit if you’re looking for a specific colour, but the selection is quite good if you’re starting from scratch. This blazer is from Theory, and looks to be the same style as my oft-worn greige blazer — love it.

The shoes are also newish, and the colour is proving so, so versatile. These are the Elsie d’Orsay pumps, and they are still available on the J. Crew website although this particular colour (cottage purple) might be an eBay-only option at this point. It might be worth tracking down because the muted, greyed out purple is such a nice, subtle colour accent.

feeling bluuuuuue
feeling bluuuuuue
goodbye summer?
goodbye summer?

4 Comments on Feeling Moody

  1. Another nice outfit, we are having a few days heatwave so it’s like the middle of summer again where I live. So what’s the difference between consignment and thrifted items?

    • Thrift stores are places like Goodwill and Savers, which get their merchandise by donations. The prices are lower, but the selection can be very hit and miss both in terms of quality and brand-name. Consignment stores get their merchandise from people who consign it — they get a cut (40-50%) of whatever the ultimate sale price is. The consignment store owner selects what pieces to accept, which means that the selection is of a more consistent quality (generally like-new pieces and better brands). Some stores even specialize in designer pieces. Prices are higher than at thrift stores, but lower than retail. You have to spend less time digging around, but it comes at a premium. Hope that helps!

  2. I found your blog through Instagram: love your outfits! And that Marc Jacobs…I’d never seen that color on a Stella before, and it’s very pretty! Mine’s a dark red.