Happy Midweek Glam Girls! I am sharing an outfit that you may have seen on Instagram. I am wearing a boxy suit in a muted tweed and a newsboy cap in plaid. Working it in menswear!
The blurry look was unintentional, but I do not mind it. There are some shots where the resolution is better, I did use a professional, that day, but sometimes stuff happens. Maybe for the best!
This Michael Kors suit, ( not Michael by Michael Kors) was purchased in pristine condition last winter on a cold and snowy day. No one was shopping, but moi. So the sales were amazing. I paid $62.00 for this suit from Encore Resale on Madison Avenue. The velvet gloves are from Michael’s Consignment, and these set me back about $20.00. In fact, but for the glasses and brooch ( one dollar!) the whole outfit was second hand . The Chanel boots are vintage, and I bought these last year at consignment, too. More photos, excuse the different hues, I was playing with filters to get optimal resolution for each shot, and I was in different spots that had its own unique light.
The boxy suit can be hard to wear. If you are short or curvy make sure it is not too square and add heels! Solid colors or mixed tweeds like this are elongating. I enjoyed using the belt here as a tie, and added the brooch as a feminine embellishment, balancing the gender elements.
I hope you like this look and the others I’ve worn for fall so far. Further, I hope you get how little it cost, relative to the quality. Anyone can do this. eBay is a great resource, as well as local thrifts stores and consignment stores. Get on the newsletters and know when their sales are. Many sites let you shop online, but the best deals are made in person. Still, the value is good if you can not travel to the location.
Outfit details: read, please!!
Michaal Kors suit via Encore. Long velvet gloves via Michaels Consignment shop. I also love this brand new, with tags, suit from eBay by Elie Tahari, originally priced for $676. It has an opening bid of $30. My brooch was dollar from a midtown costume jewelry company, I bough many items so they gave it to my for that price, You can do that also, on eBay, and not from China, here is a stunner. This will cost around $10.00 from the UK, if you live in the US. There is also this from eBay, and it will cost $1.50 including shipping as it is from Hong Kong. So this is a very thrifty way to get this look, although the suit from eBay is more tailored, and resembles Chanel in the way it is edged.
A more commercial version, also stunning is this:
I love this plaid cap. (Mine is unfortunately sold out by Gabriella Frattini)
I adore these suede boots from Nordstrom In all sizes.
A tweed suit I love : also Michael Kors, from Saks
Brooch: love this!
I will add more photos soon from this photo shoot done by Geraldo Vitale, but wanted this published ASAP, because of the time sensitive nature of eBay auctions. Now please tell me, are you a fan of the boxy suit, or the boxy coat? Are you seeing it as much as I am, on the glossy pages? I know I really like the boxy suit, but I am keeping, and wearing my more tailored suits and jackets, too. Note, I did not discuss my crocodile bag here. I think it deserves its own post.