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This is my first ever thread in S&B, but I have, after many years of not really giving a toss, been inspired by reading S&B to put more effort into how I dress and I now, for the first time in years, have a lovely new Autumn wardrobe.
What I am missing however is a blazer. Two purposes. First to look good with skinnies/ankle boots, but also to be suitable for my work where I have to look quite formal - wearing blazer over dress or with boring trousers. Does such an all purpose item even exist?!
I am size 10, skinnier at top than bottom with no cleavage to speak of thanks to breastfeeding DS1 and 2. I need it to be longish - at least below waist, as I just don't suit short jackets. Budget not particularly an issue for the right thing. Probably black/navy/grey in colour, but could go with a timeless pattern (herringbone maybe?). Help!
As a fashion novice I just really struggle to know where to start. Mac I really like the Topshop ones, particularly the premium tweed. crazybutterfly I like the Gap one, but think it may be a bit short for me.
I think I'm on the right lines now. MN is a wonderful thing...
fishtank remember the models are at least 5'8, usually a lot taller. The gap one sits bum length on me and I'm 5'6. It's such a bargain, I'm really tempted to get the grey one as well, despite being up the duff!