Thrift Style: Blazer and a Maxi Dress | Thriftanista in the City

4.08.2013

Thrift Style: Blazer and a Maxi Dress

Wearing a blazer with a is perfect for an awesomely sunny but slightly chilly day. I was anxious to get out of jeans and a little bit tired of wearing tights so I opted for a long dress. My arms and legs stay warm but I still look "springy".

blazer and maxi dress

Since black and white prints are on trend for spring, I'm glad I was able to snag this maxi dress during a $10 bag thrift haul. It cost me less than a $1. Woot! Woot!


maxi dress and blazer

I am so in love with the blazer from the vintage thrift haul. Instead of putting it in the dry clean pile to age for a few months, I opted for a machine wash. Fun fact about me, I will try to wash almost anything. Sometimes it works and sometimes it gets fudged up (sorry about the sequin loss, vintage blouse).

blazer and a maxi dress

Anyway, this wash job didn't turn out too bad. It shrunk up a little bit but it just made the sleeves fit that much better. it's not as crisp as it once was. Now it feels more casual and will pair well with tee, jeans, and pumps which I almost ended up wearing. 

Black and white maxi dress

I spilled coffee on the dress right after I took pics. It dried fast and wasn't that noticeable but I smelled like stale coffee. Classy, right? I thought about changing for a couple of minutes but I didn't want to take off my cute spring look.

black and white maxi dress and purple magenta pumps

I'm also wearing the latest addition to my shoe closet. They're another great deal from Amazon. I had a code via Crowdtap so I saved an additional $10. I love the shape of the heel and the platform is just the right size. They're high but decently comfortable (except in the left baby toe area.)

spring outfit maxi dress with blazer
THRIFT Saville blazer - LAPIS maxi dress - vintage wicker bag - obnoxious oversized sunglasses GIFT Kenyan necklace RETAIL Dolce Vita magenta pumps

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15 comments

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

That dress looks great on you! Love the bag.

A Chic Mom said...

Cute outfit! I thought about washing a thrifted blazer at home but I just couldn't't do it (sad face). Oh, those shoes are in my favorite color!! ;)

Aracely said...

I love the look, super chic!

Style-Delights said...

Love the combination of black and white with cobalt! You look beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

MIH Janise said...

I love maxi dresses and this one looks great on you!

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Silhouette de Femme said...

Love your maxi & you find such great clothes! Those pink heels are so pretty.
Denise

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Great color! I'd love if you'd link up to My Style Monday! http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-style-monday_8.html

Shon said...

So cute! I love the pops of color against the print in the dress. Those shoes are great. Poor pinky toe!!

Enjoy your week.

Ellen aka Ellie said...

I want that dress.

Fashion Pad said...

Great thrift find!!! The print is so cute!

Alice Barton said...

you look absolutely stunning!! gorgeous! and for less than one dollar. YEAH!
happy to be your newest follower! xx
Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

Ask Nia B said...

I like how you added the two pops of colors. They really bring the whole look together! And that bag! From the first time you featured it, I've been on the look out for one similar, but in clutch form.

Chandra said...

i'm a huge fan of the black + white color combo and love the print of this dress! you find the best stuff and i like how you paired the dress with the heels and jacket for added color and sass.

Rachel said...

I love the idea of wearing a blazer with a dress! I've done that a few times and the contrast is always fun! (Plus you're right, it's' super practical as far as keeping you warm)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That maxi is gorgeous!

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