Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Special Occasion that never happened...

I don't know if you're like me, but I am in the habit of saving something for a special occasion.  It doesn't matter what it is; clothes, purses, jewelry, wine, recipes, etc.  
I do this a lot with my clothes and purses especially.  I think to myself I am going to save this tuxedo blazer for a special occasion or only when I need to dress up for work because I want to keep it looking nice, but what inevitably keeps happening is I then only wear it a few times before the season changes, and you budget fashionistas would really not the appreciate the cost per wear ratio on this one!

So I decided to wear ALL of my clothes, ALL the time no matter what the occasion.  No more waiting for a special occasion to wear my favorite "fancy" skirts, blazers, cardigans.  This way I can enjoy them more often and my cost per wear would truly be worth it.  

These are just some of the ideas I found online of dressing down a blazer.  I have SO many blazers and I truly love to wear them.  Not only are they warm but they also hide the love handles that I am constantly trying to mask with my clothes.  

What do you save for special occasions, how would you dress it down so you could wear it more often?



  1. We love a good blazer. It can really make an outfit look polished, whether wearing it with jeans or a pencil skirt. We did a blazer remix if you are interested in checking it out :)

  2. Great ideas ladies! I especially love the idea of using my husbands ties as belts! Brilliant!