Nov 2, 2016

Coveting Chanel

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight
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I’ve yet to meet a woman that doesn’t covet a beautiful Chanel jacket (or Chanel anything for that matter). We’d all  love to have one or two or ten Chanel jackets in our closet if given an unlimited budget BUT ……let’s be real! So what’s a Glamour Girl  to do in her quest to quell this craving that does not seem to be subsiding any time in the remote future? I have OPTIONS. Options are good. Here are a few suggestions that should aid in helping you hang your own Chanel or  very relative facsimile in your closet in the very near future.

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Option #1. Lucky you-if you have an unlimited budget or subscribe to the notion of Investment Dressing (i.e. saving your cash and only purchasing one to two items per season) than by all means you can stroll into your nearest Chanel Boutique  and purchase your jacket right off that rack. Yes-you my darling have your very own, never been worn Chanel Jacket. (Side note: Very upscale stores are called Boutiques  so you feel more EXCLUSIVE..(that and the mere fact that you’re shopping  a boutique numbs your brain ever so slightly so pricing isn’t as jarring).

Chanel Jacket Image Source Unknown

Chanel Jacket
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Option #2 If you can’t afford  a brand  new (never been worn) Chanel why not consider all the resale options out there. The jacket below is available at buymywardrobe.com (just click on image).

You can also source jackets on numerous online site or scour resale shops. Tradesy.com/Poshmark.com Firstdibs.com,eBay.

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Image courtesy of buymywardrobe.com Click on Image to purchase this item.

Option #3. Affordable ready to wear options of our beloved Chanel jacket are available everywhere…This one from Boston Proper is $159.00 and NO that is not a typo.

Image Courtesy of Boston Proper $159.00

Image Courtesy of Boston Proper $159.00

Option #4. If you can sew at an intermediate level YOU are so in luck-because you can make your own for a fraction of the price. Patterns are available on nearly every pattern site: (Vogue/McCalls/Burda/Simplicity ) and you have endless options as to how you want your jacket to look when it comes to length, fit and fabrication. Side Note: To keep the Chanel vibe going really think twice if you choose any fabrication other than Boucle.

Image Courtesy of Burda Style.com

Image Courtesy of Burda Style.com

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Sep 11, 2016

I Only Swear…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
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Jul 18, 2016

Monday’s Moment of Chanel

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

Monday’s can be a bit tasking to get through so I thought you might just need a moment of Chanel to lift your mood.  In a word Bee…utiful!

All images courtesy of the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2016 Collection via Style.com

chanel haute Couture Spring 2016

Chanel Haute COuture 2016

Chanel Spring Haute Couture 2016

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Apr 12, 2016

Sweet on Chanel….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes Uncategorized
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Here’s to the sweet life! And if perchance getting some part of the sweet life involves treats inspired by one of our favorite designers all the better.

Just between the two of us…I’ve always been “Sweet on Chanel.”

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Aug 20, 2015

Luxe Quilting….Coutesy of Chanel

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
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When I think about quilting I am sooooo not channeling thoughts of your average everyday throw that someone’s darling grandmother crocheted but instead I see quilted visions of Chanel. Don’t you?! Thought so! quilted 3 quilted 2

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Aug 1, 2015

Chanel Moment

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

The perfect way to start the day…Chanel Style…

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Mar 4, 2015

Trickle Down

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

If you’ve ever coveted  designer fashions but didn’t have the cash-o-lah to drop  on a desired item here’s a bit of fashion advice-WAIT! Yep-it’s as simple as that because everything that you see on the runways eventually trickles down to mainstream and by mainstream I mean affordable. Case in point this fabulous Chanel choker that strutted the  catwalk for Spring 2014 is eerily similar to this steal of a deal found on Lulu’s.com for $16.00. See..all you have to do is wait.

Chanel Spring 2014 Necklace $1,950.00

Chanel Spring 2014
Necklace $1,950.00

Lulu's Pretty Gold Collar Necklace $16.00

Lulu’s Pretty Gold Collar Necklace $16.00

 

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Jan 29, 2015

Bundle Up!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Uncategorized

In many parts of the country this week snow has fallen to epic proportions. Sooooo who better than Chanel to make bundling up look so…Glam.

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Image courtesy of Chanel.com

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Dec 9, 2014

Oh Chanel-OH!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

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Oct 17, 2014

I Swear….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Image courtesy of Larisa Classy in the City Blog/Pinterest

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