White Blazer: Topshop
Long Sleeved Top: Penneys (Primark)
Wool Skater Skirt: River Island
Necklace: Penneys (Primark)
Clutch: United Colours of Benetton
Wore this outfit for my Dad's 54th birthday dinner. I think a white blazer and a black blazer are great wardrobe staples that will get you through dressy events winter to spring and back again. Well worth investing in. Now that spring is fast approaching I am hoping to get out my white blazer much more often! I always love a long sleeve, possibly because I do not like my upper arms but mainly because I think it is really elegant.
I picked this clutch up at a Benetton sample sale. When I call it a clutch I am actually lying. I turned it into a clutch. I saw this at the sale and loved the colour but it had these odd looking woven handles that were so small you would only be able to hold the bag awkwardly to your side, not even a long thin strap to put on your shoulder. So because i liked the premise of this possible clutch so much I bought it very cheaply at this sale (I don't think anyone was buying it) and literally pulled the handles off. And voilà, I had a cute clutch.
This necklace was a last minute Penneys purchase. I really wanted a coloured statement necklace. What was odd about this necklace though is that the chain is unusually long, as if it is not meant to be a short necklace but a long one. I don't know about you but I can't imagine wearing this big embellishment half way down my torso. So I wear it short even though it means i have to conceal the long excess chain in my bra.
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do I guess.
Since I always wear my hair down, sometimes for dressy occasions throwing it up makes a nice change. For this messy pony I literally curl the end of my hair, backcomb the top and tie it up keeping the parting in place and securing with excess hairspray.