We Are All Trail Blazers : The Thrifty Six

Here’s to another Monday with my Thrifty Six Sister collaboration. Today, through our styling we are celebrating blazers- not just any blazers- trail blazers! How appropriate this all is for March being the month celebrating women- true trailblazers since the beginning of time!

So, in terms of fashion, let’s check out what I consider a trailblazer in my own wardrobe…

Let me introduce you to my ‘piece de resistence’ – my very own pioneer when it comes to blazers.  This versatile houndstooth beauty with a purple faux fur collar – styled on or off, was a lucky estate find of mine- seriously! I was eyeing this lady who was holding onto it for dear life, until she decided it was just too tight and put it back!!  Lucky me snatched it up!  It’s actually two sizes too big, but I don’t care; I moved the button and just wear it loosely, with flair.  And notice those ribbon latches on the sleeve cuffs- they’re a conversation piece every time.  It’s definitely my favourite blazer.  Isn’t it just divine?!

Do you have a trailblazer beauty in your closet? We wanna know!

Now, let’s look at some of my Thrifty Six Sistas incredible looks:

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

Does anyone remember Miami Vice…

In this crazy Hawaiian print blazer, I could easily be a little crime-busting side-kick for Crockett and Tubbs.

There’s definitely something about it reminding me of that cheesy 80’s TV show.

Get a load of the colours and the zany tropical print and doesn’t it look sensational against this azure sky.It’s a genuine 80’s vintage menswear piece that works perfectly for Spring / Summer 21 and it truly lifts my spirits every time I wear it!  

Grace of Graceful Rags

“Recognize this thrifted blazer?! I thought you might! I wore it for last month’s collaboration and figured the ‘trail-blazers’ theme was the perfect excuse to style it again in a different way. This time I picked a bold red top, cropped flared jeans (all the rage these days), and snakeskin sandals for a more casual, springy look. Love how it came together!”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“I found this camel colored mini corduroy men’s blazer on a recent thrifting trip for 50% off its $6.99 price tag. I am not sure what decade this blazer came from but it is definitely vintage. I layered it over a black thrifted sweater dress, added some leopard print tights and thrifted leather booties to complete this easy blazer outfit. Won’t you stop by my blog for more details!”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

This is one of my favorite pre loved blazers because it reminds me of my beloved UK. It has sailing boats on it and whenever I am wearing it, it takes me back to the beach and sea of Rye. My favorite place to be! But I don’t wear it that much, I think because it feels like a real summer blazer and I wear a lot of black. And this one looks better on lighter or bright colors! And on denim!  It’s by King Louie which is a fabulous retro orientated brand.

Emma of Style Splash

“I found this Escada blazer in a charity shop a few years ago for the bargain price of £5.99…I couldn’t believe my luck! For a really bold colour combination I decided to pair it with bright orange trousers – a first for me! I’ve layered the blazer over a paisley blouse and added more purple with a dainty bag – both fab charity shop finds too!”

The Thrifty Six is a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features preloved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling preloved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand! 

The Thrifters:


I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)


The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L


Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb


Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl


A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun


Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living


I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace


Traffic Jam Weekend


Fine Whatever Blog

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  1. What wonderful looks and such inspiration! I can imagine you at that estate sale – been there- when your just hovering, hoping she changes her mind. I would’ve snatch that up so fast, even if it’s three sizes too big. Just for the collar alone! 😜 Great piece great post happy .. Monday my friend

    1. Oh that’s exactly the scene!! And like you said, for me too it’s that color in that superb colour. Thanks so much hun- wishing you a fabulous weekend xx

  2. What a fun theme again wasn’t it. I love to buy blazers pre loved. Those sleeves are fabulous, love special details like that.

    1. Right?! There’s no way I would have let this go- thank goodness that woman put it down (or there’s no saying what I might have done to get it from her LOLLLL!). xx

  3. Lucy, this is the most amazing blazer ever! I can understand why it is your favorite. And how great that you were able to snag it from the other lady at the estate sale! The houndstooth print is so beautifully bold and the fur collar is just magnificent. You have styled it brilliantly, my friend!


    1. Thanks Shelbee- I also adored the one you styled up! We are having such a good time with all these great themes xx

  4. Such a great theme! I LOOOOVE that blazer with those white pants and those colorful shoes!


  5. This is such a fabulous blazer on you! What a great find! 🙂 I really like the relaxed fit! 🙂

    I thought I had commented on this before but don’t see it sorry, so commenting again!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you had a good weekend! We had a birthday party at the park for the little one with all his friends, it was so much fun 🙂

    1. Oh Mica thanks so much! Belated Happy Birthday to your little one! Have a great weekend and Happy Easter if you’re celebrating xx

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