Okay, The Outnet had a flash sale last week. Who bought something then? I'm fairly new to The Outnet and didn't really know what to expect but hey, the savings are good! That's not to say I went mad and bought myself a whole new designer wardrobe or anything but I managed to pick up this T by Alexander Wang blazer for £27.75 down from £185 (sold out now so no link)
Me happy? Nah. Me ecstatic? Yeah!
My new blazer (she proudly announces)
I'd had my eye on it previously - I nearly ordered it when I ordered the Splendid shirt a little while back but I held back and I'm so pleased I did because I now have a nice new blazer for a paupers sum. The sleeves are ridiculously long. I think they were designed with Mr Tickle in mind but hey - nothing that can't be fixed with a pair of scissors and a needle and thread. Failing that, I will shrug them up. In addition, something I didn't expect was that the jacket is actually made in a lovely thick loopback cotton which makes it less prone to creasing. I was expecting something a little thinner and stretchier. Either way, I would have been happy.
Lovely thick densely woven jersey.
I was wearing my Primark snakeskin print jeans when the jacket arrived and surprisingly, it actually works with the jeans. If I hadn't been wearing them, I wouldn't have thought to pair them with the jacket. This is as badass as I get okay? Which is not very badass at all. When I think about this more, it's kind of badass in a White Company way. Like I said, not very badass at all.
Oooh a bit of snake print!
The colour is described as pale grey on the Outnet but I would definitely call it "greige". The perfect blend of grey and beige. Which makes it good for Spring when you want to start wearing lighter colours but not keen to break out in to anything too loud or too bright ... just yet.
And I know most people would shy away from a double breasted jacket because they can "widen" you but this one is cut cleverly to sit like a single breasted jacket which means there isn't any excess fabric flapping around your chest which is a no go for more top heavy ladies. However there is no way I could fasten the buttons on this without looking shrink wrapped but then again I wouldn't fasten this anyway.
Double breasted but in a single breasted kind of way.
And I'm liking the versatility of this jacket. I don't actually have much in the way of blazer style jackets so these are a bit of a new thing for me. I think once I came out of the office workplace, I basically turned my back on anything suit like as I felt they didn't fit in with my SAHM status. I definitely think I've been missing a trick somewhere along the way.
So my initial plays with the jacket yielded the following :
Zara linen tee, Primark necklace, CK snakesking bag/clutch, Gap ankle Boots
I think this is okay for a night out though I'm not overly keen on being so body con in the skinny jeans.I think the whole tight skinny jean thing plus snakeskin print makes me a bit self conscious though the boots do help tone it down. I actually look like I tried. Heaven forbid.
Dorothy Perkins Necklace, White Converse, Falmer Chinos
Can you hear the blissful sigh as I changed out of the snakeskin skinnies and in to the chinos? I feel much better in this. Relaxed and easy. And you don't need to just do Converse with this look - Ash wedge sneakers, Superga's, New Balance - take your pick. But look what happens when you change the shoes ....
Only changed the Converse for some Nine West heels.
Swapping out the Converse for a pair of high bronze coloured heels ramps it up a bit and still feels like me. Isn't it surprising what a difference a pair of shoes can make to a whole outfit? Looking at this - do you think this has a touch of the office about it or maybe a relaxed evening out? Well it's good to know I have something to fall back on for inspro when work rears it's ugly head. Oh yes - I also feel really grown up in this look. Eeek.
Whistles pumps, Kew scarf.
Aaah. The ladies who lunch outfit. Flat pumps and a smartish scarf. In a pale colourway. Obviously no kids in tow. Just need an expensive handbag and I'm good to go.
That's just a few initial ideas using the blazer and the same white tee (I was too lazy to change) but you can take this jacket whichever way you want. You probably have lots of different ways to wear it to me but it's versatile isn't it? I think this might be a good £27.75 spent. What do you think? Did I get lucky with this little purchase?
Did anyone else hit the Outnet flash sale and what did you get?
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