Let's talk jackets. One of my first 'nude' purchases was a blazer from Zara many years ago. It served me well and to be fair it looked ok on the outside but the lining had ripped on the inside so it had to go. I've been searching for a replacement since Christmas and several have been ordered online and returned for one reason or another. I picked this one up from Wallis a few weeks ago on a whim. It's a little more pinky than I would have liked and has very little definition at the waist (I prefer it to go in and out to at least give the illusion that I have a bit of a waist). Anyway, it's been sitting in my wardrobe ever since until I tried it on again properly and actually I quite like it.
Here is the link but there are limited sizes left
See what I mean about it having no waist definition but the fabric is fairly fluid so I'm comfortable with that. You know what I really like about it, the sleeves, they're 3/4 length so I don't have to do the turn up. Brilliant, although come October, I'll probably be cursing when I'm cold. I find neutral jackets so useful. Navy, charcoal, nude, tan...they all work really well for me.
Other options out there at the moment...
New Look £26.99
Top Shop £48
A skinny blazer from Top Shop which is slightly shorter than the norm (although it doesn't look it here).
Top Shop £65
A very classic design. It's actually a single button not two. The cheeky devils at TS have used a pin to hold it together on this picture. Yes really, zoom in on the website and you'll see it.
ASOS now £14
Reduced from £35 and all sizes available. I'm always a little sceptical when I see a great reduction AND all sizes still available as maybe there's a design fault. But, it's got to be worth a punt with ASOS's great p&p terms.
Massimo Dutti £125
Since when have Massimo Dutti had a bit of a website revamp? Anyway, this is a gorgeous jacket, perfect length and I love how it's been styled with the light tan bag and espadrilles.
Massimo Dutti £79.95
A slightly peachier jacket for warm skin tones.
Moving on to the Boho trend. I'm more of a nod to a trend than full on and I think it's fair to say that the High Street are nodding with me. Maybe there'll be a full on hippy explosion next year but at the moment, what I see I'm really liking. Take this top for instance...
Perfect for the holidays and this will be a look that I will be wearing. I love the shape, the length, the neckline, the ethnic print and billowing (but not too billowing) sleeves. So it had to be mine.
As well as a holiday top, it's perfect for a
Or a little more dressed up with the nude blazer (apologies for the stupid expression)
And a close up of the print, it's actually cross stitched
So, one tardy blogger and two useful little items. Hubby and I are off to the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport this weekend for a football conference (yawn) so I might wear this combo on one of the days.
Here's what else I've been wearing this week. Still embracing that yellow, well we can live in hope for a summer.
Ok, back to the day job. I think we have Latin, Science and Maths to revise tonight. Hey ho.