This red Saks Fifth Avenue blazer is a perfect example. It is actually half of a fantastic suit that does not in any way reflect my personality. The suit just does not suit. But I am a true blazer-and-jeans girl and Valentine's day and Christmas make ideal backdrops to the color.
Here is the story...I bought it way back in 1991 at Angels, one of about five consignment shops in a row on 17th Street, NYC, to wear on my first and last ever "blind date." You know how they say there is no such thing as an ungly rich man? Well, there IS such a thing as an obnoxious short one.
At least I got a great blazer out of the deal and a free dinner at the Russian Tea Room.