8/21/10

WHEN TO IGNORE THE PRICE TAG? WHAT A TWEED BLAZER CAN TEACH YOU.

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In my effort to find the perfect mini black blazer I came across a tweed one from Emersonmade, the only thing - its 238.00 - I know seems a little steep right? As a girl who loves her thrift shopping and a good sale anything above the 100 dollar mark makes me take pause. The genius behind the EmersonMade website is that it shows you how you can mix, match and make the tweed jacket a staple in your closet, so in no time you will feel that the money you might spend will be well worth it.

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If you are anything like me, your clothes run your room. A lot of it can lost in the shuffle, in the back of a closet or just in that black hole where a lot of things tend to disappear. But if its something that I wear a lot or spent some serious money on it always has a place on a hanger front and center. For example the money I spent on my blue blazer <-- I was so tanned!- paid for itself in the first month, its been two years since I bought it and its still one of my favorite things to wear. The money I spent on it may have been hard at the time, but now its one thing I can say I am happy that I invested in.

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How does the tweed vest fit into investing? Well looking through the tweed images you find that instead of just different angles of the jacket, Emerson of Emersonmade showcases how the tweed jacket can be worn in different ways.


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What makes this so wonderful is that my mind starts to go into overload thinking about what items in my closet would work for this jacket.


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Yes 238.00 for a jacket/blazer is still a large number to get over, but this classic staple will be a friend for many years to come.

When it comes to buying staple items for you closet is it easier to spend a little more money?
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13 comments

Miss Emma Kitty said...

Yes, I will be spending more money this year on staple items. Quality over Quantity.

Rheanne said...

I want that blazer!!! ♥

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Love, x

WendyB said...

Less than $250 for a blazer is extremely inexpensive to me these days.

LOL.

I've changed since the '90s when I was always trying to buy an Ann Taylor suit for no more than $150.

Good Girl Gone Shopping said...

I think a splurge here and there on quality items is worth it, especially when it can be worn with multiple items. :-)

Wanderlusting said...

Hmmmm I have a blazer like that and I only paid $50... you can always find bargains!

Ashley said...

Ooo, this blazer is adorable! I like that the cut is so feminine and flattering, often tweed can be a bit boxy.

I definitely allow myself to spend more when it's on something I know I'll wear often and for a while (like a few years), then it's totally worth it.

xoxo, Ashley

Le 21ème said...

Really love how this falls into the camel trend too! Super cute, Alix!

- www.21Arrondissement.com

Join the Gossip said...

That blazer is way cute! I am with you - when it's a staple piece I think it's OK. I always spend more on outerwear. Cute blog =)

Miss ED said...

Yes, when it comes to staples, it's easy for me to dish the cash, I almost have a montage in my head of what I can wear things with when I pick them up :) Happy tweed-ing!

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Carolyn said...

definitely, especially with classic blazers because they're so easy to throw on yet look put together

Courtney Shannon Strand said...

That's what I call an investment piece that will last a long time in your wardrobe. I love the idea of a tweed coat with dresses. Just beautiful!

Temi said...

That is a fabulous jacket. Very similar to one I already have but I love the styling. Great blog!

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La Feem said...

Love this jacket and was just talking to my style client about this earlier today, some things are worth paying for because you will definitely get your money's worth!

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