Monday, September 07, 2009

the boyfriend blazer hunt

It's not a good sign for one's finances when the thing that gets you out of bed on a lazy Monday morning is an email from Express on their new chic blazers. Hard to ignore a fierce image like this, especially since my best fitting blazer is actually an Express one:

There's that Balmain-esque strong shoulder, but not to such an extreme that it can't be work appropriate. If I'm gonna spend $138 on a blazer, it better work at my Midtown office and on a night out in the Lower East Side. That said, the piece that's seriously tempting me is not quite work appropriate. I am loving the boyfriend blazer rocking a studded lapel:

I tried on a blazer with a studded blazer that I loved in Zara awhile back, but some studs had fallen off here or there so I decided against it even if it was on sale. This is giving me a second shot at the style and at a much cheaper price! This blazer is already 25% off the original retail price, bringing it down to $73.50. Plus, today is the final day for getting $15 off every $60 spent, making the final price just $58.50! Oh wow. After my 1:30 Bikram class, my new Express card is gonna get a workout too ...

Hope you're enjoying the Labor Day deals today! (or if not, a Labor Day BBQ at least)

UPDATE: So I actually went to Express to see this blazer up close, and there went my studded blazer dreams. The website says it's pitch black, and um, it aint. It's closer to navy. And the sleeves are ruched! Ok, the website does say that, I just don't read. Ugh, the ruching just ruined it all ... bye bye dream blazer ...

3 comments:

Mimi said...

omg, i love those blazers. great post! <3

Christen said...

I have clipped that first ad out of several magazines already I love it so much. But I might like the studded version more. I might have to make a quick trip to Express myself :)

The Chiconomist Celine said...

Thanks Mimi and Christen. Blazer lovers unite!

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