DIY: Birds of a Feather

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a blazer. It had feathers (my very favorite trend that never runs its course), and adequately achieved a menswear-inspired look du jour - but with a feminine twist I actually wanted to pull off. Yet as the story so often goes, the price tag on this Elizabeth & James blazer - $765 - offended my eyes, so I had to look away. Luckily, like a lot of Olsen-wear, the look was easily re-created - and with a more figure-flattering (for me, anyway) blazer and downsized, removable, plumage. What You'll Need: - Feather trim, about $10/yd anywhere but Mood - Blazer - any will do, my favorite is from H&M - Velcro strip (black), $1 store - optional: needle & thread --JAZZI McGILBERT

What to do: You've probably figured it out by now. Velcro + trim along hem = blazer! Sew it on if you're looking for something more permanent, and live happily ever after. The end.

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