By now, it should be quite clear to anyone reading this blog that my style is not about the "It" pieces of the season or mix-and-matching radically different styles in a quirky way... no, I'm what you could call a vanilla type of girl, one who would rather go for clean and classic lines than mix clashing prints. That in itself should give you an insight into the way I shop: it's been a very long time since I got swayed by a piece that everyone is lusting after, instead I get little obsessions in my head, usually inspired by a silhouette in a magazine or a movie, and off I go, researching through shops and the web until I find the perfect interpretation.
So, about a month ago, I started thinking I wanted a new velvet blazer, one with a rounded hem and a notched collar, in a deep navy hue. I've been looking at a few options and discarded the sharp hems, the ruched sleeves, and the silk panels, and this is the one that I've settled on, at Mango:
See how the little pockets are angled just at the waist? Perfect slimming little helper if you ask me... I'll be wearing this with dresses at work, jeans for a dinner out and who knows, I might come back for the matching trousers for a full 1970s look... Yum!
Here is the link by the way! Velvet Blazer at Mango