Ever since I saw Ivelina of FriChic rocking an orange statement blazer here, I’d been looking to get something similar for myself. A statement blazer in a bright color makes a neutral outfit stand out not to mention it’s a great way to cheer up oneself amidst the gray and gloomy weather. Luckily for me, ZARA releases a version of its jersey blazer in basic neutral colors year round and in different fun colors seasonally. I nabbed my ZARA orange blazer during one of the semi-annual sale last year.
The weather in London has been warming up a tad, and I kept warm with the cashmere sweater underneath the blazer. I’m glad I paired it the my cashmere sweater for I would otherwise be feeling chilly with the strong winds! Now if you’ll excuse the messy hair…
Top: Catherine Malandrino via consignment store (similar)
Here’s another outfit wearing the ZARA Wool Dress (first worn here) that you lovely readers chimed in on here. I’m definitely loving this dress and am glad to have kept it! Looking forward to wearing it many more Fall and Winters to come. I’m pairing the dress with some green in hopes of Spring coming soon.
Aside from relying on turtlenecks for Winter (see here), a thick chunky knit is a staple for my Winter basics. While I love the idea of layering, sometimes it requires more effort than my brain is capable of when I’m pressed for time!
We finally went to visit Harry Potter World and I decided to keep things simple with my trusty winter basics. A more detailed post to come in the near future on our tour to the Warner Bros. Studio.
During my dress collection phase, I would buy dresses that fall within my budget with details that I liked. I quickly realized that as much as I liked a dress, sometimes it doesn’t really like me back in that it doesn’t flatter my boyish/straight figure. The Club Monaco dress below is an example of that.
Picture via Google images
I love the color, pleats (told ya I can’t resist pleats much!) and the silk chiffon fabric. Yet, the V neckline only emphasized what a long neck I have, not too mention that I don’t have much in the chest area! Since I was in a pleated skirts phase (still am, actually but just more controlled for now), I decided to have the dress altered to become a skirt. I brought it with me on my recent trip back to KL and my friend’s tailor altered it for a whopping $5! (Thanks, J for your recommendation and help!) Here’s my first outfit debuting the dress-turned-into-a-skirt, which I wore to work.
When I saw Marionberry’s trend of the month link up was yellow, I had an outfit in mind that I would wear and post. Somehow, the yellow top that I had in mind can’t be found anywhere. Gremlins, anyone? My only other yellow top was the DvF for Gap Kids printed top, so I tried to make that work appropriate by layering that under my new tweed jacket. I felt something was amiss still and decided to layer yet another blouse underneath the yellow top. In my experiments with mixing prints and patterns, I’ve come to realize that polka dots works as a great neutral, so here’s my second outfit featuring polka dots and print! (the first was here.) You can check out the other yellow outfits from the link up here.