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October 27th, 2011

There are a lot of things I really like about living in Houston, but my absolute favorite fashion-related thing, hands down, are the amazing consignment stores.  I just discovered a brand new one last week, and scooped up this Chanel jacket at a fraction of its original price (still not cheap — but I could never have afforded it otherwise)! 

In all my years in New York, I never came close to finding a piece like this — mint condition, just my size, and absolutely one of stars of any closet.  I sort of wish I could meet the lady who gave it up — who parts with something this beautiful?

Chanel jacket, Theyskens’ Theory shorts, YSL platform heels.  Nails: gifted EstΓ©e Lauder Hot Coral polish.

Tags: style

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Manding // Oct 27, 2011 at 7:20 am

    number one reason why i need to just drive cross country. consignment stores. you’re absolutely right, in new york, a “mark-down” hardly seems like one. AMAZING FIND. I’m so proud ! and mostly jealous ! πŸ™‚
    ps, !

  • 2 closet fashionista // Oct 27, 2011 at 8:11 am

    WOAH BABY! AMAZING find!! I love love love that Chanel jacket πŸ˜€

  • 3 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill // Oct 27, 2011 at 9:03 am

    That jacket is gorgeous and fits you perfectly!

  • 4 Michelle // Oct 27, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Yay I’m glad you found something! Maybe I will give the outlets in Katy another shot!!!!

  • 5 jillian // Oct 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Wow, what an amazing find! It looks perfect on you. TX has such great antique/consignment shops- I found a great Burberry rain hat at on a trip there.

  • 6 Marissa // Oct 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

    This jacket is an absolutely incredible find – and it looks perfect on you!

  • 7 Sarah // Oct 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

    AMAZING find! I want a tweed jacket like that so badly (I’ve kind of given up on the dream that mine will be Chanel – I’m far too broke right now). So I’m super jealous!

  • 8 Audrey // Oct 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    OMG, that jacket….LOVE!  Love this look so much!

  • 9 Emily // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    So pretty, are you at the museum?
    xo emily

  • 10 The Tiny Closet // Oct 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Wow…that jacket is amazing!!

  • 11 Jelena // Nov 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Fantastic Chanel jacket, for an endless and eternal elegance!:)
    Jelena (

  • 12 Clare // Nov 3, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Rockin’ the Chanel! I love this!

  • 13 Odusee Catalogues // Nov 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Ohhhh you look great on those outfit! I like your shoes! πŸ™‚

  • 14 leyla // Nov 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Gorgeous jacket.  But, does it need to be tailored?  It seems to swallow your frame.  And you’re just too pretty for that πŸ˜‰

  • 15 Meg // Sep 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I live in Houston too… Do you mind sharing your favorite C-stores?


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