Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Copycat: Stay or Go



I have decided that it's time for an upgrade on this blazer.  I like it, it's very versatile, but the cut is just too boxy and unflattering.  Even buttoned, it looks and feels bulky.

Being that this perfect gingham blazer is a whopping 70% off at Esprit Outlet online, you'd think I'd be all over that.  But blazers are one thing that I'm very wary about buying without trying on first.  I hate returns, even when they're free.

This skirt, also tempting, also 70% off, is being strongly considered because the pleated one I'm wearing is a tad too big.  I seem to fluctuate in size a lot and never know what to do with items that are a little too big or small.  Do I store them away figuring that they will probably fit again in a month...maybe a year?  Or do I consign or donate and eventually replace those items?  Steve and I use every last inch of storage space we have and I've been more inclined to simply get rid of stuff though constantly fighting the urge to hoard.  But then I think...it's just stuff, I should get rid of it.  I'm looking forward to reading Indiana's thoughts on this similar topic.

I'm finding lots of great buys at ESPRIT - Outlet store!!  If you ever consider buying something at the regular Esprit store (online), maybe just wait a month or two and you could find it for much less at the Outlet.  I love that most of their items are displayed in full outfits - lots of copycatting to be had (if you haven't noticed). 

Scarf:  Gap
Sweater:  Old Navy
Blazer:  Old Navy
Skirt:  H&M
Shoes:  DSW

6 comments:

two birds said...

i am the same way with blazers...they tend to always make me look boxy. while i do like this one on you, i say keep it until you find a replacement. the esprit one looks perfect because it looks so lightweight...almost like a shirt!

Anna said...

ugh, I feel the same way in blazers. I own some and think they're cute but I feel so constricted when I wear them.
ps. love the shoes!!

Keely said...

Such a cute outfit! I love that skirt.

Frannie Pantz said...

It is nearly impossible for me to find a well fitting blazer on me. I hang on to a dozen or so hoping that someday they will magically contour to my body, but alas, no perfect ones yet. I love your look, however. Especially the added scarf!

Laney said...

I really love this outfit!

Rebecca said...

I think the blazer looks nice, but if you don't feel cute in it, then donate it.