After working in fashion and blogging about fashion for so many years I can very easily get the fashion burnout. I loose inspiration. I get tired of getting dressed up and get in a leggings rut – you know what I mean. Comfy leggings, maybe a ballet flat or an OTK boot and an oversized top. Lipgloss and mascara if I am feeling a little fancy.
But then something magical happens. Like a REALLY good fashionable deal to get those fashion juices flowing again.
You know that feeling you get when you find a REALLY good deal?
For me, it is usually at Nordstrom Rack or Saks OFF 5th, but last week it happened at my local Crossroads Trading Co. store on Fillmore street in San Francisco. I was trying to do my best to clean out my closet, minimize the mess in my always-a-mess apartment and sell some of my old clothes.
Lucky for me I sold my clothes and scored this DVF Martin coat for FREE (thanks to the trade credit from my clothing sales). This jacket was one of those once in a lifetime scores. I’m talking a $525 Diane von Furstenberg for $37 (or FREE).
The short length of the Martin coat is perfect for transitioning from day to night and the textured black and ivory blend is a high-quality, thick material complimented with killer tan leather detailing, epaulets and sassy clasp closures.
Total fashion score!
What I Wore:
Jacket: DVF via Crossroads Trading Co., Martin Jacket
Top: H&M, Open-Shoulder Top
Jeans: J. Crew (old). Love this option from Shopbop here.
Belt: Gucci, Web Belt with Double G Buckle
Shoes: Hush Puppies (c/o), Melodi Langdon
Sunglasses: Banana Republic, Caitlin Sunglasses