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Blazers or a blazer-style jacket

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IceNoSlice Mon 28-Jan-13 07:26:03

Still a good look?

I am on maternity leave and mainly wear Skinnies, tops that I can BF in (but not tunics smile) and cardis. Plus a ski coat for going outside at the moment! I feel like I'd like to smarten up a bit, so thinking of swapping the cardis for a blazer, possibly with a scarf. Especially looking ahead to spring. I'm thinking- something fairly casual (not going back to work just yet), maybe coloured, not dry clean as I have a little baby. Budget - up to £75 (but I do love a bargain). I'm tall.

So lovely S&B ladies, any suggestions?

Or maybe I need something else (ie not a blazer/jacket?)

Many thanks.

Doshusallie Mon 28-Jan-13 20:51:13

Still suitable for casual with jeans you think?

noddyholder Mon 28-Jan-13 20:51:41

yes definitely.

IceNoSlice Mon 28-Jan-13 21:23:14

I like it too Dosh. It is smarter but not too smart. Looks more brown than grey from the online listing though. More grey IRL?

Doshusallie Mon 28-Jan-13 21:33:54

It is a dark grey. Tbh I really like the other one, so will order that too, and see which I like best and end up keeping both which is what always happens

comelywenchlywoo Mon 28-Jan-13 22:13:16

Dosh the blazer looks lovely: Nikki (from silent witness) would definitely approve (have you seen her straw coloured blazer? It has elbow patches. I want elbow patches envy )
If you don't mind getting both check out the other one too - the fabric was sooo soft (is it nearly Saturday yet?)

I hope the spotty blouse doesn't gape on me too.....I really like it, but I guess it'll save me some cash if it does gape....I've been a naughty girl this month, but hey, a Lady likes to look her best, right?

Beaverfeaver Tue 29-Jan-13 09:50:46

I just ordered this one :

Bit of a wild card, but can always return it if it doesn't suit

Doshusallie Tue 29-Jan-13 10:00:54

I like that Beaver, and it's a great price! can't go wrong with black....

Thanks Comely, I have ordered your one too, it's looks fab.

I heart the one Nikki was wearing, I love the elbow patches. That's what inspired me to look!

The spotty blouse was greyer than i thought it would was pretty though.

MarathonMama Tue 29-Jan-13 12:12:17

Comely - have you seen this

ONly size 8 left (but they come up big imo) but dark straw with elbow patches - less than £40.

Also, I got a lovely jersey navy blazer in Zara after advice on MN [happy]

Dancergirl Tue 29-Jan-13 12:32:53

Knew I shouldn't have looked at the Banana Republic site! I love this:

But £110.....!!

comelywenchlywoo Tue 29-Jan-13 13:05:48

Ooooh Marathon what are you trying to do to me?!!! It's lovely, I love the £100 grey one too: piping: drool!

Alas i really don't think I'd get my post DS mammaries into the size 8. I already have a red woollen trench from Oasis in a size 8 that I can't bear to chuck, but can't shut either......

Style and Beauty is a dangerous place!!

MarathonMama Tue 29-Jan-13 13:06:09

Oooh Dancer I love that!

joliejolie Tue 29-Jan-13 13:13:04

Here I go mentioning Hobbs again. There are a few in the sale jackets section at AR that I like!

Doshusallie Wed 30-Jan-13 15:18:11

Had soft grey Next jacket delivered, tried it, love it, keeping it!!! grin Thanks Comely!! Taking t'other one back.

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