I'm never one to shy away from vibrant colour so when this slim-line soft blazer presented itself on an impromptu online shopping splurge, it seemed the perfect opportunity to grab an essential wardrobe item. The juicy colour pop of this blazer helps to add interest to pretty much any outfit. I am personally a fan of more fluid shapes when it comes to blazers so the soft tailoring of this garment is perfection.
This is the first blazer I have owned featuring, the longer lapels with lower fastening but it actually helps to lengthen out my torso so it's a thumbs up from me! It's not cheap at £70 but I wear blazers constantly, whether it's to smarten up an outfit for work or to add some interest to a dress for a night out. A blazer will always be a smart investment for me.
I am not generally a fan of the monochrome zebra print look, however I spied this rainbow variation on the print on ASOS and it just spoke to me. I love that it is made from a sheer fabric but that also means that you have to wear a black cami under it as I have here (that's unless you are comfortable with flashing your bra at everyone!). It adds a fun, playful touch to the outfit and the variation of colours give you an opportunity to accessorise with orange, purple, aqua or pink.
I wanted to keep the shoes and bag toned down so they didn't compete with the main attractions which are the blazer and top. One of the best fashion tips I ever picked up years ago is that you don't have to match your shoes with your bag, in fact, it's better if you don't.
Blazer: Oasis (link)
Jeans: ASOS (link)
Top: ASOS (link)
Necklace: ASOS (link)
Ring: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Ebay (link)
My next post will be an overview of some of the decorative bits and bobs I have bought recently for the new house. Only 2 weeks and 1 day to go before the move!!! We will also be picking up our rescue dog, Declan, the day after the move so you can imagine how excited we are! Here are some pics I took of him when we visited him last weekend:
We are going to see him again this Saturday and will be taking him a new bed and blanket to sleep with until we pick him up on the 24th March. We thought this would help him settle in to our new house because he'll have his scent on something. I already feel like he's my little baby so no doubt he'll be spoilt rotten when we get him!