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And My Latest Thrift Obsession Is…

Thrift Obsession

I get obsessed with certain trends just like any other person would. Just because I buy secondhand doesn’t mean that I can’t find trendy items, you know. But lately I’ve been looking to the past for some clothing inspiration. Actually, I’ve been stuck on a classic. My latest thrift obsession is… drumroll, please…

Blazers!

I’m going to be completely with you guys. I have absolutely no idea how this thrift obsession started. Recently I went on a spur-of-the-moment thrift trip with one of my friends. We tried tons of different items on and had an overflowing cart filled with everything from dresses and jeans to jackets and sweaters. I ended up with three blazers at the end of the night.

Like I said before, this thrift obsession came out of nowhere. I have never been a fan of blazers before. I’ve been extremely drawn to them lately, for some odd reason unbeknownst to me. My closet went from having exactly one formal blazer that had never been worn to having five of them in all different colors for fall.

The thrift obsession was in major swing this weekend. Now that the weather is getting colder, I’m finding them super useful. Fun fact about me: I hate to wear coats. I don’t like being too hot, so the thin, easily removable layers have been the perfect way to ease into cold weather.

Thrift Obsession

As a girl who steers clear of color at all costs, I shocked myself when I bought this. I typically stick to neutral colors. Olive green is about as crazy as my wardrobe usually gets. But, ever since watching the Netflix documentary Iris, I’ve been drawn to more colorful pieces. I didn’t think in a million years that I’d be rocking blazers though.

Everyone look at me like I was insane when I picked this jacket off the rack. There was just something about the striped blazer that made me need it. The pajama look is so in right now, and those are the vibes I got from this piece. It’s extremely thin too, so it’s easy to layer without getting too hot. There’s one other major reason why I decided to take a chance on the jacket.

The striped blue and white blazer was $2.50.

It’s hard not to take a chance on the item for that price. That’s one of the reasons I love to thrift so much. You can try out tons of different looks for way less. I think the risk definitely paid off this time.

Thrift Obsession

There’s just one downside to my most recent thrift obsession ā€” shoulder pads. I’ve gotten very used to cutting the extra padding out of jackets. A little too comfortable actually. I find at least one item during every thrift trip that has shoulder pads in them. I’m going to chalk it up to being an old soul and call it a day.

Should pads are an easy fix. Just cut two pieces of string and suddenly the item is brand new. Shoulder pads are an ’80s trend, in case you’re not familiar. They’ve been around for much longer than that, but the era is when it really grew to be a statement. It’s basically just a few layers of padding that makes your shoulders look more refined. Not the cutest trend, if you ask me. I’m much more of a ’90s fashion fan, if you don’t already know that.

Thrift Obsession

The second blazer of the weekend was much different than the first. This coral blazer is made out of wool, while the other is made of cotton. Either way, I’m just as obsessed with it. I really wish I could tell you guys where this thrift obsession is coming from. I’m thinking that this might just become my new winter jacket. It also helps that it was a price that I couldn’t pass up.

The coral blazer was a cool $4.

This is another color that I would never see myself wearing. I knew this jacket was meant to be in my closet though. First off, it was a jacket that I actually wanted to wear. Second, it looked great with the outfit that I was wearing when I tried it on.

What do you guys think of my new thrift obsession? Are there any trends that you have been loving lately? I’m constantly looking for new fashion inspiration. I’d love to hear where you get yours from in the comment section!

xx.

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24 Comments

  • SimpleSerenity

    Love that coral blazer, it looks so nice. I’m going thrifting this week and I’m so excited because I didn’t do it in the longest time. xx

    October 30, 2017 at 9:15 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Ah that’s so exciting! Please let me know if you find anything good! xx.

      October 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • RevolutionaryRoads

    That coral blazer is absolutely beautiful! Perfect autumn color <3

    October 30, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Thanks so much! It was SO out of my comfort zone, but I’m glad that I made it work! xx.

      October 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • Helene (AngelSpartaness)

    These are so cute! I used to love blazers, mostly for job interviews or formal work days/meetings… now that I don’t work a “formal job”, I clearly need to follow your lead and find some new (or thrifted) trendy blazer pieces. I haven’t thrifted in so long but you’re reminding me why I loved it so much before. Fall layering is my absolute favorite style for this time of year. The pajama trend is super hot and I like it! That first blazer is perfect for it thanks for sharing your awesome steals, great post btw- I included you in a tag post… it’s the most recent post up on my page at the moment

    -Helene

    October 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      You should definitely thrift again! I bet the store missed you haha. It’s so fun to hunt for different trends! I don’t think people realize how fun it can be to hunt through the store for finds. Thanks so much for tagging me! I’m checking that out now! xx.

      October 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm Reply
      • Helene (AngelSpartaness)

        No prob! And ikr… I don’t know where any thrift stores are yet in my current city (I’ve been living here for a little over a year) but now I’m inspired to get back into thrifting. Thank you!

        October 30, 2017 at 3:26 pm Reply
  • Brittney Ross

    Oooo! I love a good blazer, they are perfect for bringing an outfit together and wearing in the office or a night out with friends! Great finds, Kali!

    October 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Thanks so much! I’ll have to try styling them for a smart night out! xx.

      October 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • Dippy-Dotty Girl

    I love these finds of yours. A blazer for 2.50! You are a star šŸ™‚ xx

    October 30, 2017 at 7:45 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Gotta love half priced day! Thanks so much, love! xx.

      October 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply
      • Dippy-Dotty Girl

        It reminded me of GirlBoss. Do you watch it? You should totally start an online store šŸ˜‰ xx

        October 30, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • Mrs.S LDN

    I LOVE a good blazer!! It really kicks up an outfit I think!! The blue is my fav and looks amazing on you! So glad you opted for this colour one!! I think it suits you perfectly!! xx

    October 30, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Aw thank you so much! I’m shocking myself with all of this color lately, so it’s nice to hear that you like it! xx.

      October 30, 2017 at 8:03 pm Reply
      • Mrs.S LDN

        hahahah that is so cool, what made you branch out? Maybe subconsciously your feeling happier?? xx

        October 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm Reply
  • sayeedahsparkles

    Blazers are so perfect for this weather! Love the ones your picked!

    October 30, 2017 at 11:29 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Thanks so much! They’re definitely perfect for the chilly in-between weather xx.

      October 31, 2017 at 6:05 pm Reply
  • Amelia in Hull

    Blazers really suit you!! Love the ones you picked out xx

    October 31, 2017 at 6:47 am Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Thanks so much, Amelia! xx.

      October 31, 2017 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • Daniela Soriano

    I love them all! šŸ™‚

    https://danielasoriano.com/

    November 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Thanks, Daniela! xx.

      November 7, 2017 at 1:33 am Reply
  • Throughmylens

    Gosh, both the blazers and the colours are absolutely gorgeous! Iā€™m so envious of your buys lovely x

    November 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply
    • KaliBorovic

      Thanks so much! They were definitely lucky finds! xx.

      November 7, 2017 at 1:34 am Reply

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