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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Last, last, last season J.Crew

I know this outfit looks a little more fall than spring, but that's because it was inspired by the J.Crew fall 2009 catalog.

I was browsing the racks at Coco's, my favorite secondhand store, last week when I spotted this orange ruffled blouse, one I immediately recognized, as I spent the latter half of 2009 lusting over it and wishing for a reduction of it's $88 price tag.

Even though it really is a size too small (I always have to size up with button downs because the top button pulls) for $18 I wasn't about to let it pass me by. 

I also picked up a cute black and white printed mini skirt for $22... can't wait for the weather to warm up a little!

And I must say that Coco's on the Green is probably the best store to happen to the center of Branford in a long time. All the other shops and boutiques that line these brick sidewalks are not very friendly to the girl on a budget. But I've struck gold at Coco's numerous times; I should probably go check out the owners two other stores sometime.

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The Rundown
Orange Ruffled Blouse J.Crew - Striped Blazer H&M - Jeans TJ Maxx - Boots Madden Girl - Earrings TJ Maxx - Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box, Handmade - Rings Home D'Jour Consignment, Avon -
Nail Color
OPI Mod-ern Girl 


42 comments:

Chaucee said...

Haha, Jcrew knows how to do it! You look great. I love the stripes

silvergirl said...

i remember that shirt
you are right it was and still is swoon worthy
great look
brett

Tinacious Me said...

I am loving your blouse! looking gorgeous, girl!
www.Tinacious.Me

christine said...

Love the mix of the stripes w/the ruffled top!!

Christine
http://www.delachic.blogspot.com

Lorena said...

Well, maybe you were just meant to be !
You know this gets me thinking... if this shirt is fall 2009 - then what is the average time/years an item spends in a wardrobe before it moves on ?
Oh and I heard on tv that Ryan Reynolds bought a place in Branford so maybe you will run into him.

Natasha Fatah said...

I want that blazer kid. ;)

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~

Courtney Erin said...

I so want to go shopping at that store with you sometime - you find the best stuff there...and the blouse is gorgeous!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

shooting star said...

that top is so cool..the color is so beautiful and the ruffles are so nice!!!

gud pick girl!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh that's so exciting!! I love when I find things I've been searching for for forever, haha :) It looks great on you! (and I have the same problem with button downs, haha)
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Ellie said...

This look is awesome. Definitely very J Crew. Love your photos!

-Ellie

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

so pretty! I love the rust color paired with black&white! I just stumbled across your blog and can't wait to read more!
xx

Frannie Pantz said...

Go girl! Thrifting for the win! Love the orange with these b/w stripes! We have a ton of consignment stores in town where I'm like "um, if I wanted to pay $45 for a shirt I would just assume get it new." What's the deal with that?

Silver Strands said...

ruffled top with the striped sweater - LOVE it!

Jodi said...

you look good in the classic stripes and the ruffle top is VERY cute too!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

A deal is a deal - love the ruffles!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Daniela said...

what a great find! I'm still looking for the perfect thrift store around here..

Federica said...

I love this look!


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Ashley J said...

That striped blazer is such a great piece, it can go with everything!

Bravoe Runway said...

What a gorgeous blouse! I am so glad you found it at a consignment store and the colour is beautiful! Nicely done and I can see the inspiration!

Nic said...

really feeling that blazer! LOVE it.

~nic
www.nics-picks.com

this free bird said...

Lyddie this is so cute! Long live the item that burns in our hearts!

SIENA.STYLE said...

love your look!
kisses from prague
http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

Miss FabEllis of FabEllis.com said...

I love the combination of the stripes with that top. Very cute!

Amber said...

what a great find! You always have the best luck. I have to go shopping with you and hopefully some of that good deal luck will rub off on me :)

Kultur und Stil said...

wow, a great find! I also would have worn the blouse instantly, and I don't think at all the outfit looks "too much like fall" ;-)

xxx Anita

Rebecca said...

I like the blouse. You were lucky to find it at such a good price.

Shey said...

Such pretty blouse, the other day I saw someone try that color with aqua/mint and it looked great! =D

TaraMixandMatch said...

What a fun top, I love the ruffly details...and it's so perfect with the stripes!!

Ali Hval said...

Oh gosh, that's awesome that you got it! :D Who caaares if it's out of season? Pshh. Fashion will always come back anyway. ;D Looks totally stylish to me! I do like you in that mustard color. And against that bold black and white striped blazer, you are seriously lookin' sharp. Work it, girl.

I really dig these pictures, too. I like how the lights are so nice and blurry in the first picture. And that last one is totally Beatles worthy. :D

Outside Looking In said...

JACKPOT! Great top and love the stripes with it!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Whoa 2009? I thought it was fall 2011 for sure. I wish there was a store like Coco's in New York. Okay I'm sure there are a lot, but not at great price points. Some of the places are just ridiculous!

Lynne DeVenny said...

It's like striking gold when you find something you wanted so badly years before in a secondhand store. I'm a huge fan of one of our local secondhand stores, and have scored lots of brands I love at way less than retail.

That blouse looks terrific on you.

Jaclyn said...

Nothing beats J.Crew on sale! This is a great look, your coat, blouse, jeans, everything looks so good together.

Stay in the Lines

Josie said...

So here's what I've decided about my beloved J. Crew: it's so pretty and timeless that I can be inspired by ANY season of it! Your interpretation is absolutely darling, doll.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Kristina said...

Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other on Blogger and Twitter? Take care. :)

Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

Kristina said...

Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other on Blogger and Twitter? Take care. :)

Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

LOVE that blouse with the blazer!

Mimi said...

i love ruffles! and i love your take on the look! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

The Fashionable ESQ said...

I'm in love w/ this easy look. You look so cute. Wide leg jeans are really so flattering.

xx
The Fashionable ESQ
http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

Diana Mieczan said...

You look totally stunning, sweetie!!! I love the blouse and blazer combination - super snazzy! Muah

hannah said...

You look really gorgeous. I am in love with this sort of look at the moment and fall outfits suit me fine as it is Autumn down here in Australia and we're freezing our butts off!

Kristin said...

I just started following your blog & i love it.
This year I am trying to make my dreams come true

follow back please?
thank you! <3 :)