Remember that grey Emporio Armani blazer I bought at Goodwill for $3.99? Remember how excited I was?
Well, that excitement quickly faded when I took it to my trusted dry cleaner. He carefully inspected it and found two more significant snags and a small bald spot the size of a pea that I’d missed. It wasn’t in “very good condition” after all.
I had him clean it anyway. Silly me. I thought the damage would somehow magically disappear during the dry cleaning process, but it didn’t. I brought it home, tried it on to see if the flaws bothered me and they did. And, if that wasn’t enough to return my jacket from whence it came, it stunk, too. Something awful.
I admit to feeling deflated. But was I going to let a stinky, damaged little Italian designer blazer I spent $3.99 on stop me from thrifting? Heck no! I chalked it up to being a rookie thrifter, considered it a lesson (inspect more thoroughly), and went back to the thrift store.
And boy, did I get lucky!
I found this black Paul Stanley* blazer with 3/4 length sleeves and single button closure; great for my long arms and curvy shape. It’s in excellent condition: no snags, no bald spots and no funky odor! It was just $4.99.
Yesterday, I wore it to work with my pin-striped slacks (Banana Republic), new black practical short boots, white H & M tee and lots of long gold and pearl necklaces and pearl stud earrings.
I think this blazer might just be my “lucky blazer”. I made not one, but two matches yesterday. That’s right! I set two volunteers up with two new clients. Let’s hope everyone likes their new friend.
After work, I celebrated with a manicure. I bought this new Essie shade, ‘Lady Like’ a few weeks ago and have been carrying it around in my handbag waiting for the right time to get it applied.
The name alone pretty much guaranteed that I was going to buy it…but the color, of course, is what really sold me: a dusty pink shade with a hint of mauve.
Pardon my old, well-worn hands.
If you have sequins, and you’d like to play along, put them on and get out the camera! If you’re a blogger, blog about it tomorrow (December 1st), let us know and we’ll link to you. If you don’t have a blog, email Jill or me a photo of you wearing your sequins and we’ll put it on Jill’s blog – she’s the hostess this month.
*I’m pretty sure the Paul Stanley who made my jacket is not the Paul Stanley I’m familiar with:
I bumped into a friend while at Goodwill and she says Paul Stanley was a designer in the ’80’s and sold at Nordstrom. Have any of you heard of this line?