Monday 23 April 2012

On the Run - An oufit for a girls' night out

I know.  There's a bit of a colour clash going on here! This outfit could be worn for lots of different occasions but I thought it quite nice for a girls' night out.

When I was in Zara today I spotted this blazer which I thought would do a great job of livening up lots of outfits. It will go with black, navy, grey - all the base colours - so I decided to give it a whirl.

I have laid the outfit here for you to see...

Here's a closer look at the blazer. It's 100% linen with a single button fastening and four buttons on the cuff...

At £49.99 I thought it great value for a linen blazer.  I know some prefer to steer clear of linen because of its crumple factor and it's true that a linen mix will crease less - however, the colour is so vibrant that I think that has to be put into the equation too.

I have taken a shot of the label, just in case you fancied taking a look at it online - there are so many different Zara blazers that it can be hard to find what you are after without a code.

These are the trousers that I am wearing.  They are a neat fit with zips at the ankles and a sort of lacy/cobweb finish - sounds attractive huh?!

Here's a close up of the trousers which also come in other colours - white, cream and black...

I also added this Stella & Dot necklace which has recently been used in a Vogue shoot. It has that real 1920's feel about it which is so big right now.

And finally these Pied a Terre shoes which I bought a few seasons ago in the sale.  They throw another colour into the mix.  I felt that navy or black would be too heavy against the light trousers so you could add in a shoe in coral, gold, green - whatever takes your fancy really. I should add that I also put in a Zara basic T in a linen mix - a bit slouchy, it keeps the look relaxed. If it was swapped for a tailored white shirt, the outfit would take on a whole new look.

Zara is a bit of hit with me at the moment. I bought this coat last week, which I think will look better on a real body - but it's one of those that you need to use your imagination for.  I think that it would look fantastic for a wedding, styled with the above trousers but perhaps in cream together with some high heels.  It would just be a little different to the usual combinations we might head for.

As to the terrible trio, our youngest is having a tough time at the moment. She fell down the stairs this morning as her eldest sister told her that "bum head" was after her and she panicked. This comes not long after she locked herself into the toilet at school and became hysterical.  Never mind, all was well tonight when she chose a new toothbrush from my "magic box" which contains lots of toiletries and which she loves.  So how did she carry it down the landing and back to the bathroom  - down the back of her pants of course. How else?