the blazer with gold buttons

blazer with gold buttons // girl for granted

luxe: Camilla & Marc Dimmer Blazer // less: Sportsgirl Maritime Blazer

This season I’ve been scouring stores, both online and of the bricks and mortar variety, for a longish blazer with gold buttons. I’d originally seen an Ellery one that I fell utterly and hopelessly in love with… but it was never going to happen between us, with that Ellery price tag. I then noticed a similar Camilla & Marc version, only for my hopes of a long and happy relationship between us to be shattered – again by that pesky price tag.

I was on my lunch break on Monday, walking through the shopping centre near my office on a mission to get food, and was literally thinking about both these blazers – if I’m honest, I was trying to justify the price tag to myself. I stopped pretty much dead in my tracks when I passed Sportsgirl and spotted this baby (in the bottom corner above). It is pretty much a dead ringer for the blazers that I’d fallen hopelessly in love with. I put it on hold immediately.

Now, I’m all for investment pieces, and all about spending money on quality over quantity. In this case though, the quality just wasn’t attainable. And look, they’re not exactly the same – but I worry that in a couple of season’s time, a look that I’ve dropped a lot of my hard earned shiny clams on might become dated – and gold buttons could be a perfect example of that. So in this case, the less option on the luxe to less scale is a winner.

Sportsgirl: you’re doing it right.

Do you have a great luxe to less story to share? x

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8 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jess Bonnett
    May 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Loving reading your blog, isn’t the perfect find gratifying?! Xoxo

    1. Reply
      Amy Grant
      May 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Sure is! Thanks Jess. x

  2. Reply
    May 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    They’re both beautiful! The less expensive one looks just as nice!

    1. Reply
      Amy Grant
      May 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      It really does in person too! x

  3. Reply
    May 27, 2015 at 1:57 am

    I love a good sale find and saving my pennies for things that I know will be in style for a long time such as handbags! Great find!

    Christine |

    1. Reply
      Amy Grant
      May 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Sometimes though, the high street or chain store version can be just as good! Thanks for reading. x

  4. Reply
    May 29, 2015 at 2:26 am

    I have a navy blazer with gold buttons from Smythe that’s my go-to! It works with almost every outfit — such a wardrobe classic!

    Sed Bona

    1. Reply
      Amy Grant
      May 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Now that I’ve ticked the navy off, I’m looking for the perfect black blazer. Something nipped in at the waist but getting the length right is proving to be the challenge. Blazer series, to be continued. x

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