The fake out

One December Friday I got out of work early enough to stop in the thrift store before they closed. I spotted this cute green blazer with a detachable fur collar from Loft, and even though the tag said size two, it fit nearly perfectly (just a tiny bit tight under the arms).

The date on the tag was the following Monday, meaning that it would become half off in just a couple days, only I wouldn't get out of work early enough to go back for it, so I snapped a photo and asked my mom if she would buy it for me.

Come Monday afternoon she texted me that the blazer was gone. I was a little disappointed, but what can I say, I have one of those 'meant to be' mentalities when it comes to buying things I know I don't need.

Suffice to say I was pleasantly surprised when one of the boxes I opened on Christmas contained the blazer. My mom has always been queen of the gift fake out.

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The Rundown
Red Sweater Thrifted similar
Fur Collar Blazer Loft similar
Distressed Denim Old Navy similar
Booties 'Upton' c/o Vionic
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay similar$
Wool Baseball Cap San Diego Hat Co. via Zappos
Necklace Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Leopard iPhone Case Kate Spade gift
Nail Color "Nothing Else Metals" Essie


  1. I love this story! This blazer was clearly meant to be yours, which I'm sure your mom saw when she went into the thrift store that day - I have to applaud her gift giving fake out skills! It occurred to me recently that I really don't wear blazers very much. I have one that I love that rarely sees the light of day and, if I'm honest, that might be the only one in my collection. Seeing this one on you, especially with the beautiful fur collar detail, makes me think that I really need to start to get more creative with my blazer styling - and maybe add a second one to my collection!

  2. The blazer looks great on you. It was meant to be.

  3. Your mom is so sneaky! That totally sounds like something my mom would do too :)

  4. Go mom! What a great idea! And what a great blazer!!!

  5. That's so funny! Your mom is a smarty pants! Love the color of the blazer :)

  6. Your mom sounds awesome - and I LOVE the blazer. It looks pretty perfect on you.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. So sweet that your mom picked up the blazer for you...its gorgeous!

  8. Aww, how sweet that she faked you out like that. Way to go mom! Love the blazer, it really is a great find!

  9. How sweet of your mom! And the color is gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like that blazer. The textures with the fur and the hat play so well together and the burgundy is a fantastic addition. I love this outfit!

  10. haha I love the gift fake out! That's definitely something my Mom would do too :) Good eye for spotting such a classic blazer at the thrift store!

  11. That is too sweet that your mom did that :) And I totally remember wanting that blazer, I love it!

  12. That blazer is awesome! What a great mom :)

  13. Such a beautiful blazer! It looks so cozy! Your mom is so sweet, what a great surprise!

    We Shop in Heels

  14. I love the fur lining on this jacket! It adds a touch of flair to a casual jacket!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  15. So in love with the colors. Your boots are so cute! Happy New Year!


  16. Your mom is the sweetest!! A great blazer and love your polish too.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  17. Your mom is so sweet and the blazer looks great on you, darling. Happy New Year! xo

  18. What a fun surprise -- and it's a gorgeous blazer! Awesome find. PS: also have those Gap nude lace up flats... LOVE; just wish the quality was better. Are you finding the "leather" material rubbing at the toe?

  19. That is so sweet of your mom! The blazer looks great on you. I really like the green and red combo!

    Nicole to the Nines

  20. What a fantastic blazer! I love the versatility of the snap on, snap off fur collar! And it's stunning on you!

  21. How very cool of your mom... even if she first made you "sweat" it :)
    I love this jacket - if you ever want to let is go in the future.. let me know.

  22. What a sneak! I did the same thing with Dave a few years ago. We saw this metal duck bottle opener in an antique store, but left knowing that Small Business Saturday was coming up that weekend and he'd have a credit with his AmEx to use. Well, I went back and purchased it before Saturday. When he wanted to stop by the antique mall that weekend to pick it up, he was so disappointed that it had sold -- to the point where he was crabby the rest of the day!