Monday, April 5, 2010

Outrageous and Outstanding Outerwear

Finding the 'PERFECT' jacket is like finding a needle in a haystack - if you are looking in the wrong places. If you journey to a department store or yearn for the newest designer frock - you will, most likely, end up spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. If you really want that timeless 'it' jacket, I have found that thrift stores, consignment stores, hand-me-downs, and flea markets will always have just what you're looking for. Consignment stores - although they can still be pricey - will have one-of-a-kind designer duds for half the price - what more can you ask for?!
Best friends, Annabelle and Skye, found their always-in-style jackets for nothing!
Annabelle, aka "Sloane", found her FRINGE - totally in right now - western brown suede jacket and her white leather Ferris Bueller jacket from consignment stores in Connecticut - both for amazing and reasonable prices. And, I can promise you that she will be sporting both of these jackets for a long, long time.
Skye found her beige/tan suede biker cropped jacket at a city mission in Schenectady, New York, for pennies and was given her army green combat tough-guy, Barbour-like coat as a hand-me-down from her sister, Chloe.
"Chloe bought this army green jacket about 15 years ago from a boutique in Connecticut because she thought it looked like something Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam, wore. It has definitely become a staple in my wardrobe." -Skye
I came across this amazing beige western fringe 70's jacket on Etsy for $30! Or check out
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