Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Tux and the Mini

Tux coat-001

As I get older I tend to find myself more and more often drawn to tailored pieces. Sharp lines, structured pieces and a quality fit; I think this is what they call maturing.

I’ve always had a bit of a hatred for River Island. I loathe how they seem to plaster everything in tacky gems and a mass of sequins. Honestly, it looks like a year 2’s art class has been let loose in the store. However I will admit every now and then I seem to find myself in the store, I like to think it is the non judgemental side of me given RI the opportunity to redeem itself- I know, just call me a saint.

Tux waistcoat

And good things happen to good people, because amidst the mass of sequins lay this darling. A black satin tuxedo waistcoat. I spun it around, running my fingers along the collar, searching for the hideous plastic rocks, but no! It was clean!

I’ve worn this many a time with sharp white trousers and court shapes for a classic look, but this time, I thought I might try and regain a little of that playful side in me, and go for The Mini. A yellow mini at that too. 

Topshop yellow skirt (2) Black heeled boots

Tuxedo Waistcoat- River Island (Similar)
White Camisole- River Island (Similar)
Mini Skirt- Topshop (Similar)
Heeled boots- Matalan
Earrings- H&M
Ring- Topshop
Belt- Topshop (Similar)

Tux Statement ring Statement earings

These earrings deserve a special mention though. One fashion accessory I rarely wear is earrings. I find they make my ears bleed, and raw, so I tend to stay away, however when I saw these last week in H&M I just couldn’t take my eyes off them- utterly ridiculous- I had to have them! But even better, they are clip on! I’ve never worn clip on earrings, but let me tell you they are the saving grace I didn’t know I was looking for. So comfortable, not at all irritating and not a drop of blood in sight. 

Laceup boots

I couldn’t resist putting it with these bad boy boots though; well I have a life time of sharp suits, and sensible shoes to come. Better make the most of it while I can. 
Dear lord, sensible shoes? I don’t know the meaning.


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33 comments

  1. babe, your look can kill <3 loves it!

    Carla Cee

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    1. Thanks doll! :) Watch out boys, turns out I'm deadly! x

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  2. Love the outfit, and totally agree about RI: they often ruin what could be lovely clothes by adding tacky, needless gems and sequins, but every once in a while you do find a few hidden treasures there!

    http://regardingteaandcake.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Beautiful outfit and the hair to the side very trendy you look great

    http://tifi11@blogspot.com

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  4. My oh my those shoes are stunning. I do love a fierce heel!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. Me too! They work well in clubs too if creepers get too close :P x

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  5. Fabulous outfit! I love the mustard skirt, looks so great with the waistcoat. Well jel of the hair too! ;)

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. Thanks Caroline! Thats so sweet of you, but oh no, I'm going tomorrow to the hairdressers for a completely different colour and cut! What have I done?! ha xx

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!!! I want every item!! You look gorgeous, and haha yes you must be maturing! Tailored pieces are so flattering, and I love how you've teamed the waistcoat with the belt- you look super slim! I've also started to give River Island a second chance recently after their chav-fest seems to be diminishing- hopefully they'll continue to do more pieces like this waistcoat now! Also, need to get myself to Matalan as those boots are awesome, and I keep seeing gorgeous shoes/ bags/ clothes on lots of blogs all from Matalan- I'm missing a trick here!
    Rosy xxx
    http://rostinted.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Rosy! You are such a diamond- what a lovely sweet comment. <3 RI is improving, I think we discovered that when we went in, I think we were both so surprised by some of the pieces. Yes, Matalan is such a gem, they do some really nice pieces xx

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  7. Love those shoes :)
    www.ubetterwork.blogspot.com

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  8. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  9. Cute outfit, those shoes are to die for!
    dallamoda.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful outfit! Love the colour of the skirt!


    http://style-memoirs.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. It is so vibrant in real life- definitely not one for the shrinking violet! x

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  11. The overall look is so edgy and amazing! I love the shoes!
    Would you like to follow eachother on bloglovin and gfc?

    www.vworldrocks.blogspot.com

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  12. You look stunning!
    I adore this look! Love the colour splash from the skirt and the sophistication of the whole outfit!

    xx

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    1. Thanks Rachael. I've had this skirt for years, but it always makes me feel sunny x

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  13. You look incredible! So grown up and sophisticated :D
    I tagged you in a post on my blog!

    www.perksofbeingtoni.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Toni, I'll be sure to check it out now xx

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  14. Hey Laura!

    Thought I'd return the love over on your blog! You're absolutely gorgeous and have some pretty amazing Mani Mondays as well.. just joined your site :)

    xo,

    Luvania
    www.fashiontothenine.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thanks Luvania that is extremely kind of you :) xx

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  15. I love this look! The shoes totally bring it together and help keep it edgy at the same time. You look gorgeous!

    Taking pictures in the city streets... such a brave gal! ;)

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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    1. Haha, yes, in one of the pictures you can see the taxi man looking and probably thinking 'what a poser!' x

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  16. Great jacket, and I am literally in love with this outfit as a whole - those shoes! :D

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  17. Oh no could you be allergic to it? I know my ears can a little sensitive after a while if I don't use real gold or silver posts. It totally sucks though!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. It is possible, I know people often have hypoallergenic ones, never tried, so that might be an idea. There are just so many earrings that I want too! x

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  18. Loving this look! The color of that skirt is fabulous!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  19. love this post! thanks for the comment on my post! unfortunately they didnt have the jumper in another colour :(

    new follower, hope you can follow me back :)

    www.clxo.blogspot.com x

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  20. Those shoes look amazing! so fierce! Loving the colour pop skirt too :)

    Kathleen xxx
    madeinthe1990s.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. interested in following each other via GFC?
    I will follow you back.
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com

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  22. I saw this in the River Island sale too! Looks gorgeous on you!
    xx

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