18/01/2018

Blazers and stripes all day long

Casual look featuring Topshop ciao slogan striped long sleeved top and blazer \ fashion \ style \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

What do you do when it's been raining for a few days and you can't get out and take your outfit shots? Take them in your lounge of course! 

I popped a snap of this top on my Instagram a week or so ago and it got so much love I thought I'd bring it to the blog, albeit indoors, but I think it works! 

It's not just this utterly fabulous top I want to talk about though, it's blazers too. I'm desperate for it to warm up a little, know that may be a long way off yet, but I literally can't wait to throw off the layers and start wearing a lighter jacket again. 

Casual look featuring Topshop ciao slogan striped long sleeved top and blazer \ fashion \ style \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

I love a blazer. I have a few, last purchase being the grey checked blazer and just find them a classic piece to have in your wardrobe. They just 'go' with everything don't they? There are so many options. Pair with smart trousers or a dress for a night out, add a blazer to transform workwear, team up with jeans as I have for a more casual affair, or maybe with a short dress and boots? Anything goes really. There are no rules in fashion remember!  #iwillwearwhatilike


So, that's my love for a good old blazer, now the striped top

It's so comfy to wear and I love that it has long sleeves. Did I tell you I'm ALWAYS cold? Nick swears I have something wrong with me. Urrrr.....not sure if he means something wrong with me in general, he probably does, or that there's something medically wrong with my hands and feet cos they're constantly like blocks of ice! You know what they say though, cold hands, warm heart. That's me! 

I digress.

I know you're only here for the top. 

You can never go wrong with stripy monochrome, throw in an embroidered purple 'Ciao' slogan and it's a winner. Oh yeah, nearly forgot to say it's only £19. Even more perfect. 

Casual look featuring Topshop ciao slogan striped long sleeved top and blazer \ fashion \ style \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

Sizing wise, all I can say is I got there in the end. I ordered a size 10 online but it was way too big. I went into my local store a few days later to see if they had any, they did, so I tried a size 10 petite. This short arse here has short arms as well as short legs but this one was just way too small. I felt a bit like Goldilocks and the three bears because I got my hands on a size 8 regular and that was just right!!! :D

So, the moral of that fairytale folks is go in to store or order a couple of sizes if ordering on line!

The belt is the beauty from River Island that we all pretend is our Gucci. I'm sure you've seen everyone wearing it? It's a great belt though, as far as belts go!!!! [One day Gucci belt of dreams, you will be mine, you thing of beauty you!] The real deal is here if you want to splash the cash.

Casual look featuring Topshop ciao slogan striped long sleeved top and blazer \ River Island belt \ fashion \ style \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

You can shop the look below and if you do anything as we move closer to spring, make sure you own a blazer and monochrome slogan top! 


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3 comments

  1. What's not to love! I love both blazers and breton stripes,and your pairing looks fabulous Stephanie. I'm very tempted to look at the RI belt. Thanks for introducing that to me. I feel your pain re not being able to get out too. I'm having a horror of a time and every room in my tiny London flat just doesn't work for a shoot.
    Laurie xx

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  2. Love love love these pics and obviously more so the outfit! You look AMAZING!
    I love the smart casual look, however it's not been a look I've really done myself.. But I am DEFINTELY adding blazer to my post-pregnancy wishlist!

    Caroline.x
    www.carolineelgeywhite.com

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  3. A blazer to me it's the best example of 'smart casual' if ever there was one. Always useful to have one to hand!

    Mel ✨
    meleaglestone.co.uk
    @meleaglestone

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