Patchwork Suede

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Anyone heard of A Current Affair? I hadn’t till three days before it hit Brooklyn’s flea market last weekend.  I went ‘just to see’ and left with this suede jacket after watching a girl flip flopping on if she wanted it.

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Suede coat: A Current Affair vintage flea market.  Dress: Zara.  Try H&M, TY-LR, Boots: Vintage & DIY cut to ankle.  Try Frye or Laredo. Bag: Valentino

I feel like suede coats and jackets although they’re in this year, are one of those pieces you either love or not.   My faves are fringe like the one in the last post below or shown with faux leather skinnies here but I’m really into the non fringe ones now.  The collar on this one is huge which sold it even more.

I see good neutral versions from Mango and  H&M  with belts which are ideal over jeans or case in point, long dresses.

ps. After paying for the jacket that same girl who flip flopped over it, returned and asked the seller where it was so she could buy it. I was standing right next to her with it in my shopping bag.


  1. Lindsey via Vegas says:

    We have all had those shopping times when we feel like the “cat the ate the canary..” I hope you were smiling like the
    cheshire cat at your brillance of knowing a great thing when you see it. Awesome find! Love it with the dress and boots…
    Lindsey via Vegas

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      That other girl knew too but she hesitated which to be honest maybe I would’ve done the same thing. Who knows, either way I’m glad I went back and got it right before she returned. Dresses and boots I could Iive in daily but you guys would get bored.

  2. Cindy says:

    May I ask what you paid for it?

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      sure. it was like 125/130 and she sold for 100. Not dirt cheap but I think its worth it for its condition that actually fits me. I see jackets like this but there’s always something off.

  3. Uzochi Okoronkwo says:

    Love the coat! and your make-up and hair look amazing 🙂

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      ah thank you! haven’t done dark eyes for ages and I miss them. Now it’s cooler it’s back on the table or on my face – bad joke

  4. LondonLady says:

    An absolutely lovely ensemble. And what a great find in the jacket you have. Still crushing on that ‘cut…

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      aww thanks LondonLady!!

  5. Mary Gui says:

    this jacket is amazing! I will have to check out the flea market!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      The Brooklyn flea market is every weekend but A Current Affair is once a year in New York for one weekend only that’s where I got this jacket from.

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      thank you! I wasn’t sure actually when i put it on then thought NO it IS good!!

  6. Maartje says:

    this is incredible! I was gutted to read it was vintage cause I waaaaant ooooneeeee *insert wailing emoji*, but happy for you that you have a one-off 😀

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