J. Crew Look for Less: Navy & Orange Striped Blazer

The minute images from the J. Crew Spring ’12 presentation were released my eyes spotted this blazer, and it was love at first sight.

I also knew immediately that I would not be able to afford it, even though the price was not released at that time (insert sad sigh here).  Sure enough, the jacket hit the J. Crew website priced at a whopping $495.  Yeah. Not gonna happen.  So, began the hunt, and as luck would have it, I didn’t have to go very far.  A quick search for “multicolor striped blazer” on ebay turned up a shockingly perfect look for less by Talbots… an orange and navy striped blazer.  The stripes were vertical instead of horizontal, but I can work with that!  Of course, the first one I found wasn’t in my size…but, I didn’t give up there! Now, I had a specific brand to search for…I was getting warmer!  So, my next search was “Talbots striped blazer.”  Still no luck in my size, so I tried “Talbots Navy Striped Blazer” and there it was…in my size…for $8.99! SOLD…to the lady in the satin bonnet (that is me right now. hehe!)

…so it arrived today, and I anxiously ripped open that little priority mail envelope to try it on.  I didn’t own anything from Talbots, so I wasn’t sure about their sizing.  Fortunately, the size 6 I bought was a PERFECT fit! Yay!!! And because me and the blogosphere have this crazy telepathic relationship, I logged on to Pinterest to find the ever-fabulous Bee serving up some major inspiration with the “real” jacket.  More stripes and polka dots, anyone?  (I love it when the stars align in the blogmos! hehe)

Needless to say, I am looking forward to wearing my new blazer soon…gotta make sure I get to wear it before it gets too hot here in Atlanta.  This is just not a cute-blazer-in-the-summer kinda city! LOL.

p.s. The seller I bought my blazer from still has stock left in sizes 6, 6P, and 8P.  Check them out here!  I also saw a lot of other sellers with this jacket, but the price points were in the $20 – $40 range.  (Still beats $495!)

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24 Responses to “J. Crew Look for Less: Navy & Orange Striped Blazer”

  1. Tia says:

    Eboni, I've been crushing over this blazer and just about everything else in the J Crew catalogue! Those colors…whew!!! Thanks so much for this post!
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  2. Jessica says:

    Love that picture from Atlantic-Pacific! Such a great blazer! Nice find.

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  3. Nikell says:

    I love that jacket! I went over to J. Crew to find that it’s sold out but I wouldn’t pay that much for anyway. Your version is the perfect alternative.
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  4. Rocquelle says:

    I LOVE it with the polka dots!!
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  5. Carsedra says:

    Such a cute blazer!! Yes wear it soon because the heat in Atlanta and totally different than some place!!!

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  6. 7eventh Letter says:

    You got a good one, and that jacket will work well all year round. I love how she paired it with the polka dots. Looks amazing together. can't wait to see you rocking it!!!!

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  7. That is a fabulous blazer. I love it!
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  8. Sing says:

    Ok so you are the 2nd blogger I've seen post something from Talbots. Never thought that store had things for a younger demographic. Now I need to find one and check them out, that blazer is awesome.
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  9. I have a very similar blazer, from Old Navy, and I get a ton of use out of it. And it has a similar feel but the stripes are thinner, might be an alternative. Have a look: http://natashafatah.blogspot.ca/2012/01/ready-to-

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  10. Great find!! I can't wait to see you wear this.
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  11. Thats hot! I hate you can't really wear blazers in ATL! I love me some blazers!
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  12. sundaze says:

    Super cute – can't wait to see how you style this.

    As a nothern transplant I love the heat here in ATL, but it definitely shortens the amount of time things can be considered seasonable. Good thing it's cold in the office!

  13. detoxfatmind says:

    What a major score! I actually prefer the vertical striping!

  14. EagleRowe.com says:

    Love it! Totally getting one! Subscribed!
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  15. Lisa says:

    Don't you just love Bee!?? She layers like no other!

  16. Tasha says:

    Oh yeah I want this blazer! I saw one at Kmart for $30
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  17. fly won says:

    Oh I just did a striped blazer/dot blouse look and shot it. I love the print mixing super cute!

  18. Jarette says:

    I need this blazer… . i love the picture at the end with the accessories and polka dots … ideas, ideas…
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  19. Channing says:

    Lucky!! I love J.Crew but sometimes they need to be shot for those prices. $495?? Are you serous?? You made out well though! And I love the inspiration pic, can't wait to see what you come up with!
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  20. Kristina says:

    I like theses! Cute and cheap!stripes and polka dots are perfect!
    Thanks for your sharing!
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  21. This blazer looks like very stunning and I'm very much willing to get this blazer. I'm pretty much impressed and will come here again for knowing about this issue. Thanks dude.

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