Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nice Suit (Nice Price)

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I am a fashionista, that is, "a woman with a penchant for shopping and a natural flair for combining both current and vintage fashionable trends."

Yeah, that description fits me to a tee or should that be "T"?

I love the classic fashions from the past like the "Chanel suit," a timeless classic introduced way back in the mid-1920's. It is still for sale today and I would love to own one, but I would have to spend about $5000 for a new Chanel suit off the rack, which is a little out of my price range. So I keep an eye out for Chanel suit knock-offs.

Jessica London had one for sale (photo right) earlier this year for $145 ($90 for the jacket and $55 for the skirt).

I seriously considered ordering it, but I was reluctant to spend even that amount of money and forgot about it.

Thursday, I received a new catalog from Jessica London and the suit was in the clearance section for $45 ($25 for the jacket and $20 for the skirt). That was more to my liking, so Friday morning , I ordered the suit on line along with the ivory satin blouse they were showing with the suit (the blouse cost $13).

Minutes after I completed the order, I received an e-mail offer Jessica London: $25 off any order over $50.

My suit and blouse order totaled $58 (excluding shipping), so I called customer service, explained what had happened, and they granted me the $25 discount. So for $33 (excluding shipping), I bought a Chanel suit knock-off and satin blouse.

They shipped my order on Friday and now I anxiously await its arrival.


  1. This look is right in your sweet spot Stana. So correct and attractive. Lovely to see deliberation and patience pay off so well. $33.00? Remarkable.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think the date's wrong on the femulated picture!

  3. Petra --- $33... it was my lucky day!

  4. Meg --- Thank you for the correction. That's what happens when I am at the keyboard past my bedtime!

  5. Would love to see a picture of you in the suit.

  6. Michelle --- You can be sure I will post a photo as soon as I can.

  7. You lucky girl! Sale items in my size are few and far between let alone at such a discount. Congratulations, hope it matches your expectations, online sizing can be so frustrating.

    Caroline xxx

  8. If it hasn't been mentioned, a great way to find this look or other vintage (but still fashionable enough for we fashionista's) looks is at your near by Consignment boutique. I've had some wonderful finds, designer labels and good quality easily worn outfits at them. Plus, and it's a real plus, Often the ladies running the shops are sweethearts and love to hear our stories. I have a favorite Up here were I live and shop call, My Girl Friends Closet! (perfect don't you think?!)


  9. AnonymousJuly 25, 2010

    i love this blog, your so stylish!!
    btw does the womnaless facebook link not work for anyone else?