(top LF stores, pants Subdued, shoes Bebe, jacket & necklace Vintage, keyhole ring Pennyroyal Studio)



First things first.. there’s only a few more days to enter my Ray Ban giveaway so make sure you go here to do so!

Onto the outfit… When my best friend came home with this jacket, a 15 dollar garage sale find, I couldn’t have been more excited. It seriously looks like it could be Balmain. Such a fun way to spice up a basic outfit with a statement piece like this. Really goes to show that one mans’s trash is another mans treasure. Another fun story is the necklace. My dad has an old 1950s jaguar that literally hasn’t been touched in 30 years. He was cleaning through it and found this necklace. My mom says it wasn’t hers so we don’t know whose it is… but it’s just been sitting in the car for decades. Now it has a home. Haha

It’s friday and I hope everyone has an amazing weekend, or holiday weekend here in the US. :) XO

I finally bought a new camera lens by the way… I’m thinking it’s really making my pics a lot clearer :)

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August 31, 2011
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September 6, 2011

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136 Comments

  1. Wow! I can't believe that was a garage sale find! Looks so much like Balmain! You look lovely as always! This is a great everyday kind of outfit!
    xoxo Jess
    SparksandFireworks.blogspot.com!

  2. That jacket is such a beauty, and for a steal of a deal, too. You look remarkable in it. And adore your DV Jemmas!

    ♥, Jamie
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  3. The Outfit is lovely, That jacket is gorgeous and suits your frame really well :)

  4. weasel says:

    This jacket is amazing!

  5. london loves says:

    Omg, those heels are so amazing! Love the look!
    xxx

    London Last Night

  6. Marle says:

    Wow the first thing I thought about while seeing this blazer was indeed Balmain! Wonderful find :)

  7. looking gorgeous! that blazer is definitely a statement pice :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  8. Clara says:

    i love ur style, is the same as mine!!! Check it out in the link below
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  9. ZarahA says:

    …just wanna tell you how pretty you look and the clothes you are wearing on the photos are pretty cool, too!!
    X zarah
    http://zarah-abraham.blogspot.com/

  10. Insomnia says:

    Amazing what you can find! This jacket is incredible!

  11. Charlie says:

    those shoes are amazing!!!
    XX

  12. adele says:

    Gorgeous blazer, amazing it was at a garage sale!
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  13. fashionmix says:

    love your shies <3

  14. Oh I love this outfit so much! You look great :D

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  15. amazing pics..love it! :) you've such a great style and your pic are awesomeee!

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  16. Beautiful outfit! Love your shoes and your jeans! xxx

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  17. I V Y says:

    oh wow, you're beautiful! perfect first shot! love the chunky heeled boots and blazer! cute.

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  18. LOVE this! Especially the jacket and shoes! You're totally right at first glance I thought the jacket was Balmain and I was very jealous ;)
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  19. miikax3 says:

    blazer <3333

    you are so pretty! :)

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  20. Hi!!! i love this jeans! the color is very original! i want it!!!
    lovely pics!

    xoxo from Mexico!
    Caro

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  21. KINGA says:

    Your jacket looks so much like Balmain! wow! LOVE IT! xx,K.

  22. That's a gorgeous find this jacket!
    Have a great weekend!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  23. fifi says:

    wow! totally Balmain! love how you put it all together!

  24. Cara says:

    LOVE that jacket, can't believe it is a garage sale find!! You look stunning, from the jacket to the boots, love this look.
    Have a great long weekend!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

  25. Sandra says:

    I can't believe you got this jacket for only 15$, it looks way more expensive!

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  26. Oh god I love that jacket. At first I thought it was Balmain because of the shoulders and it looks like it came right off their Fall 2011 RTW runway show. Can't believe you found it for 15 dollars! Jealous!

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  27. Lily says:

    LOVE the vintage sequin jacket !!

    xxLily
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  28. Melina says:

    Loooove the jacket and heels, you look so gorgeous!
    xx

  29. Borjana says:

    Can't believe about the jacket,it's amazing!When I opened your post my first thought was "Balmain":)Rocking this look,love the pictures!
    xx
    B.

  30. azu says:

    Wow, I can't believe those shoes are from Bebe! They usually make their heels a lot more pointy. But I'm CRAZY about these that you have on. Love your jacket <3

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  31. Charline says:

    I love everything! and your boots !!!!!!!!! :)

  32. Lucija says:

    Love your jacket!

    XO,
    Lucija

    WLL

  33. LOVE this look, the jacket the boots (that I cannot believe are Bebe)…

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  34. love this outfit that jacket is to die i know it looks wonderful in person ill die great blog and great style :-)

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  35. this jacket is amaaaazing!
    love your style girl! ;)
    xx

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  36. Julia says:

    So gorgeous! Love your blazer!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

  37. Maria Elena says:

    love your outfit especially the shoes
    Great blog

  38. i really love this outfit. it's just good. very good.

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  39. Lola says:

    Love this! The jacket and booties are amazing…

  40. Grace says:

    Alright. That sequined jacket has caught my attention. I want it in my closet. NOW.

    Fierce outfit!

  41. michelle_ says:

    at first i thought it really was balmain (when i saw it on lookbook!)
    cant believe u got that for 15 bucks !!

  42. Cool girl walking down the block and you look fierce in that outfit.

  43. FashionFlirt says:

    The story with the necklace is so funny :) I also love love love this jacket, amazing outfit!!

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    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

  44. These pictures are really amazing! Congrats for your blog! I'm following you! Hope you can also follow my blog! kiss
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  45. Beatrice says:

    Wow! Amazing jacket! and it only costed 15$? good shopping! Love the shoes!!!

  46. That jacket is smashing!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

  47. pinkmate says:

    this outfit spells fabulous all over!!! Im so loving your booties!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

  48. AGNES says:

    Love these cute rings! Your outfit is lovely <3!

  49. that jacket is a total win love! it DOES look like it could be balmain. as always, love your photo shoot and outfit!!

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  50. PinkGlitter says:

    LOVE the sequin blazer. Interesting story behind the necklace!

  51. Pauline says:

    Love the rings!

  52. Michelle Lee says:

    only $15 for that amazing jacket? :)

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  53. that jacket is to die for! seems you have a great style! you have one follower more! :)

  54. NoMade says:

    Love the jacket dear
    come visit me :)Xoxo

  55. runawayinla says:

    LOVE the jacket, it so could pass for Balmain! :) I need to try thrifting one day haha! :)

    xoooox
    http://runawayinla.blogspot.com

  56. Kaisa says:

    It's really looks like some Balmain jacket:) You look so chic and stylish… and ps! your boots are so AWESOME

    xx Kaisa

    http://the-big-fashion-box.blogspot.com/

  57. Anonymous says:

    The jacket is awesome. Wish I had something like that in my closet. :)

    xox

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  58. Demzy says:

    What a great vintage necklace– and an awesome story behind it! I also like the jacket, it looks très luxe! I definitely have to go thrifting soon, because it has been a while and it is rare to ever walk out of one without a fabulous find. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Courtney says:

    Your pictures do look very clear. They are fabulous. Do you have a photographer or do you use a tripod?

    I love your jacket. Such an amazing garage sale find. I am in awe right now. Beautiful. Same with the necklace too!

    Your poses are so dynamic! You go girl!

    Going to enter your giveaway now…

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

  60. Rochelle Fox says:

    that jacket is a steal good buy lover xx A Fox That Meows ♥

  61. mathilde says:

    Love all your pictures!!

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  62. Miranda says:

    LOVE that jacket! I love it even more when you find great items at thrift stores. Who says style has to mean shelling out a ton of money? :]

  63. Raeshelle says:

    oh my goodness, awesomeness overload! i love the outfit, i love the look, i love the look of your blog! i love everything! love it!

    positively, raeshelle!
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  64. Now that's exciting! What an awesome necklace! And that jacket is such a treaure!
    Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

  65. hi beauty! sorry for visit you so late, i had no computer for 1 week.. the story about your necklace is funny, sometimes treasors are found like that! your jacket is definitively awesome, perfect on you.

    xoxo from france

  66. Liana says:

    wow that jacket is stunning, there are no words to describe it! love the boots too!
    and your pictures always look amazingly clear!

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  67. Terri says:

    The jacket is amazing! I just discovered your blog, and it's really fun. I look forward to more reading.
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  68. Bonnie Doege says:

    LOVE the shoes..! X

  69. Angi says:

    Love the 4th picture! The outfit's comfy yet looks great and put together.
    xoxo

    http://www.wonderfulandmarvelous.tumblr.com

  70. Shasie says:

    I just love these shiny blazers that you have!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  71. Rudy says:

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  72. Rudy says:

    Oh wow those are very beautiful .Your excitement is clearly justified! I want to tell youtrue religion shorts is my favorite and hope you can come in and see.

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