3.11.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Smythe Wool Shawl Collar Girlfriend Blazer on a Budget

Let’s be honest, shall we, my loves? One cannot officially launch spring or summer until they are in possession of an accoutrement that is white, wonderful, and, without a doubt, multifaceted enough to be labeled a wear-with-all. A design that creates a stir whether topping your neutral-toned Nude Look Dress from mark, or a simple pair of Rag & Bone’s The Straight Jeans.

Yes darlings, I am aware of how much you adore your midnight hues, and noir shades – as do I; but come the arrival of warm whether, it is essential for one to lighten their wardrobe in terms of color scheme, if only to properly welcome in the new season. And there is no more perfect way to do so, than with the addition of a sassy splash of white – specifically, Smythe’s Wool Shawl Collar Girlfriend Blazer.

Leave the boyfriend at home today, kitty cats; Smythe’s Wool Shawl Collar Girlfriend Blazer proffers the very same just-pulled-from-the-significant-others-closet personality of the boyfriend blazer, with the added benefit of knowing that it was created particularly with the willowy, curvy shape of the glamorous gal’s silhouette in mind!

Sleek and sinewy in its aesthetic, Smythe’s saucy style is crafted entirely out of ivory wool, and adorned with rolled cuffs decadently displaying a three-button closure upon each one to ensure that you can create three-quarter sleeves with little to no fuss; while the one-button fastener about the front molds a perfect profile which safeguards that you look elegant at all times.

‘Tis a shame the scathing price tag is just as elegant and haut monde as the design, for at $550.00, it seems unlikely that very many would have the funds available to splurge on such a cosmopolitan cut. The same, however, cannot be said for White House Black Market’s Ecru Shawl Collar Jacket.

At just $49.99, White House Black Market’s beauty is precisely what the doctor ordered for the frugal fashionista!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Smythe, or be thrifty and spring for White House Black Market?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bloomingdale’s and White House Black Market for the pictures.


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81 comments

tess said...

I love the white blazer look right now

janettaylor said...

How an amazing white boyfriend blazer!

By the way - Thanks for your support comments on my previous post.♥♥♥

Leah said...

Definitely thrifty... since I suck in taking care of whites, it's best not to spend too much on them.

Have a lovely Thursday Erika! xoxo

Jaime said...

Thrifty! I think I want this! :)

The Style Revolution said...

Great post! I love blazers!!

The Fancier said...

Thanks for this amazing find!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

A white blazer... hmmmm vvvery good idea... I'll just have to find the European alternative.. maybe something from Mango or Zara! xxx

Kata said...

Hello Erika!Nice to meet you.I love your blog.

Kata

Jamie said...

Hands down Smythe makes the best blazers in the business...but you are so right, the price tag is just insanity!!

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Lucy said...

I have a similar blazer, in black and in white, both
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J. said...

Wow, $49.99 is a great price! Even for White House Black Market! Thrift me in!

Couture Carrie said...

Such gorgeous blazers! I rather worship Smythe so I am going to have to splurge on this one!

xoxox,
CC

miriam said...

girlfriend blazers are the best. can't even keep mine away from my bf!

Joanne said...

I definitely like the long look, but the white is a little too lab coat for me. Seeing that it is White House Black Market, maybe they have it in their other signature color?

Aury said...

I love white house black market! I just got some really lovely jeans from them and was admiring all their too cute be to true blazers and coats! That white blazer is soo gorgeous :)

Sara Lynn said...

I really like how the blazer is styled in that second photo. I am not typically a blazer person, but the white one gives it a new take, I think I would be willing to wear it for spring. :)

I am going to miss you guys too :)
~Sara

FASHION SNAG said...

I love Smythe and the quality so I have to splurge. xo

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Youa said...

aw man. that white blazer is a real beauty! i love it paired with that sequence dress.

nonsenseofthetruth said...

Awww I want a white blazer! It's sooo beautiful :o. I already have a dark blue blazer, but that's pretty casual, now I want a special one ^^. hahah :D a girl can never have too much clothes, right? ;p

xoxo Laura

AH said...

spender, definitely.. but i'd wear it all the time, and keep it forever, so i wouldn't have to feel bad about it!

The Blonde Duck said...

Actually, I want the sequined dress...

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Maddy said...

Though I'm a frugal fashionista most days, I've set my eyes on the Smythe blazer! I'm not sure if I can pull this look off (or at least not yet!), but I love this look! This is the perfect transtional piece :)

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Alicia said...

ooh i don't own a white blazer!! the white house black market one is a steal (feeling thrifty!) Happy Friday Eve! ;) xoxo

ana said...

I don't have a white blazer!!! and both look amazing!!!

Iva said...

OMG!! ERIKA!!!! no seriously you have no idea how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE white blazers and this one is super awesome!! I totally love White House Black Market!! Hope are you are having a great week and an awesome day!!

FashionJazz said...

Luv the blazer hun!!! Been looking for a white one for ages!! Hope ur having a good day babe! xxx

Leia said...

Gorgeous blazer!

sharonlei said...

Thirfty is the way to go! :) actually Thrifting would even be better... :)

I got my Flirtexting book! Thank you so much Erika... I love your buisness card.. So cute.

xx Love & Aloha

facts said...

as matter of fact i miss you alot

beautiful post dear great out fit

Senorita Fashionista said...

Oh man, would I love to have the blazer in the pic! but alas funds are low and the one at F21 sounds even better...
xoxo Jolie

Style, via TIa said...

I am going with the thrifty look for sure. They look just alike!!!

The Obsessionista said...

So, this post is right on time for me! I am looking for a white blazer to make my fashionable transition to spring! Although I don't think I can do the Smythe quite yet (though I LOVE IT so), my pockets prefer the WHBM version...

ellie said...

Definitely, a great way to fall into spring. Very cool blazer. Love the shiny black dress too.

bananas. said...

I want a white blazer so bad! Except i want a cropped one with 3/4 sleeves :)

Love the look over black.

Hope said...

Lovely! The blazer looks very chic!

Jen said...

I think today I'm splashing out - love the cut of the Smythe blazer. You're utterly right (as always) Erika - I need a white blazer, preferably impeccably cut, in my life and ready for summer. :) x

Dancing Branflake said...

Okay, here's my blazer story. I bought one two weeks ago at Banana Republic on sale for $64. The problem is is that it doesn't really go with jeans because of the color. And, to be honest, I wear jeans more than underwear (overstatement, but you get my drift). But I loved the price and the look. Now, looking at that White House Black Market blazer, I'm thinking I should return the BR and buy that one (I haven't worn the blazer at all). This makes more sense AND is more fitting for Spring. Haha! Thank you...you are always my fashion solver!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Erika, I am smitten with that white blazer and there's a black and white market right near where I live. Could be dangerous, although the price is right!

xo Mary Jo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Fabulous find and under $50? You rock!

R. said...

White House Black Market is such a splendid shop! xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm tempted to say that the Smythe’s Wool Shawl Collar Girlfriend Blazer is nearly worth its money, but for a tenth of the price... fabulous find!

stylista said...

Cute blazer!! I love the simplicity of it.

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pixelhazard said...

I want a dark blazer but then we have sifted from summer and am coming into winter :P what a topsy turvey world

Kylie said...

Okay, I saw a blazer just like that today & tried it on with this gorgeous red dress. Then cursed my luck that I didn't have $90 to buy the two of them. So cute, though!

Emily said...

I'm loving this white blazer. The bargain deal is a great find! :) It's absolutely perfect for spring.

Bonnibella said...

I'm looking for a all purpose white blazer, the white house is a steal at $50. gorgeous!

S.Elisabeth said...

Ooh gorgeous find!! I'm definitely ready for some lighter colors for the warmer weather!

Luana said...

Yes yes yes! Love the find, $49.99?!

Marz said...

I wish we had white house/ black market in Canada! I would have loved a chic white blazer!

Jessica said...

I'm all about the white blazer when spring comes around. It also makes for a beautiful lightweight jacket - a great alternative to the trench.

drollgirl said...

i think you are telling me to shop. i think you are. even tho i have NO BUSINESS GOING SHOPPING. hahahah. i have been dying to, and thank you for giving me permission. :)

Nina said...

Hmmm ... a white blazer ... never thought of that!

Lily Johnson said...

I simply love it. It is smoking!

Josie said...

What a gorgeous jacket -- and great substitute! I'm always terrified of wearing white, as I'm prone to clumsiness.
xxoo Josie
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emma wallace said...

I actually think I like the lines of the WHBM one better! Softer, perhaps.

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Dina's Days said...

Oh I love this. I tried on a white blazer from NY&Co. and the cut was just not right on me. These look so nice and crisp!

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Fashion Court said...

confession: i just bought something from one of your thrifty days! the bejeweled tank!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I thought I could launch spring/summer without it... that was until I saw it here... LOVE IT!!!

Shop N' Chomp said...

I think I'd be thrifty here. $550 is just way too much. =\

You're obsessed with Alice in Wonderland? Too cute!! =D

Xisca said...

Yes, blazer is one of the best ideas that fashion has ever had! I love to wear it with everything.
xxx

Elizabeth Marie said...

I LOVE White House Black Market. I always forget about them!

Love love love this darling!

B a la Moda said...

I think I have to get a white boyfriend jacket for the summer. I have worn so much my black one!

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Jenny - pygmeestyle.blogg.se said...

Love the blazer! I think I need it.

wulanasihsetyarini said...

hi dear,thanx for the meaningfull comments on my blog, u're so lovely..
btw i love to wear blazzer, and the white one is fabulous.. i would like to try on my looks,
great post!

love

Cindy Whitehead said...

love the white blazer for summer- so fresh. You always find the best high/low items - really great!

coolboy said...

beautiful white top looks great , lovely image


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Rachel said...

So I'm pretty sure I need a white blazer now! I'll be thrifty this time around and go for the White House Black Market blazer. It looks just as fab as The Smythe version!

Mara said...

I think I need to explore White House Black Market. I always thought it was really pricey but I've been hearing about some cute things from there. And a white blazer is so fun :)

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhh me likey. Me likey a lot. As soon as the storm a brewin' in le life blows over. A shoppin' here I come!

Peter Breese said...

This one is giving me a retro feel... ah la Miami Vice ;)

Islandia Lane said...

LOVE the white blazer - looks so fresh.

goldandcitrus said...

white house black market!

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Alice said...

I am crazy about boyfriend blazers, the white one is absolutely stunning!It would definitely fit my wardrobe...

Meream said...

I'd go for the cheap one, of course. I am not so very good at taking care of white things. Haha

D. Marie said...

O I love the way the white blazer looks with the black...so classy! I love all the balloons in your photos on here!! My MOH got me balloons for my bridal shower in our wedding colors...I want to take fun photos with them outside! LOL!

D. Marie said...

O I love the way the white blazer looks with the black...so classy! I love all the balloons in your photos on here!! My MOH got me balloons for my bridal shower in our wedding colors...I want to take fun photos with them outside! LOL!

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