Monday, 28 November 2011

It's Lacroix, sweetie

Can't resist an AbFab reference if it's there for the taking! This blazer was my amazing find from the vintage fair in Exeter I went to the other weekend *cue smug sighing*

So yes, I am the proud owner of a Christian Lacroix blazer. It's only from his Bazar diffusion line (I know I shouldn't say only), but very sensibly my head says "long-term investment" while my heart says "love affair". I was admiring it with absolutely no intention of buying when I thought I'd try it on just to see what it was like... and it fit like a glove. Although I'm no expert when it comes to buying designer and I don't have a clue how old it is (Bazar was launched 17 years ago, so no older than that), to me it was a total bargain. So that was it, sold.

What makes me laugh is that I totally think it's a ladies-who-lunch type of blazer - I'm sooo not a lady-who-lunches type at all. At all :)

I also love my brooch, which is (self) made very simply from three buttons glued on top of each other, with a brooch pin on the back. I pinned it to what is actually the belt of the blouse worn as a matching necktie... the blouse is a wrapover style and a little on the boobylicious side; the necktie hides the gratuitous cleavage. As Patsy would have said: Faaabulous, darling.

Blazer: Christian Lacroix (thrifted)
Blouse: Coast
Trousers: Oasis at Asos
Boots: Javari (see the full view of them when I wore them here, here and here)
Brooch: Self-made (three buttons glued on top of each other)
Watch: J Jeans by Jasper Conran
White wristband: Asos
Bracelet on right hand: ReVintage Jewellery (see it closer in this post)
Sunglasses: Badgley Mischka

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  1. Catherine,
    You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit. I can see that jacket being a piece you use a lot. It is fabulous. I love everything about this outfit!

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  3. What a great find! I love this look.

    I miss Ab-Fab. Must find some old episodes to watch.

  4. I miss Ab-Fab too, esp as I get older : > You look fantastic and I adore that blazer. I'm also in awe of the brooch you made - it looks so, so elegant. Thanks so much for linking up with Visible Monday.

  5. LOVE that wardrobe HAD to purchase amazing find. Loving the mix of prints here...and gorgeous photos.

    First time stopping in over from Monday Mingle..following along:)
    Be back soon.

  6. LOVE those pants and your red shoes peeking out from underneath them. This whole look is really cute! xx

  7. IN LOVE with this jacket. The capital letters are totally deserved. I seriously adore it. You did pattern mixing the right way!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. Ooh that is defo a great blazer, I can't blame you for the smug sighing!! And great work with the DIY brooch, I wouldn't have guessed it.


    Sadie x

  9. ahhh the days of abs fabs!!!! the best show ever...and loving the lacroix jacket! It does fit you like a glove--love the mix too~

  10. LOVE your pants. xo

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway for an arty oval style ring if you'd like to check it out. :)

  11. Catherine,
    This outfit is beyond beautiful! You look incredible. I don't make those statements often. Actually rarely.
    I have been super busy and lax on commenting. I wanted you to know how much I appreciate you participating in my Trending link up. I'll be starting a new one in the next couple of days.
    What's your opinion on fur? faux real?

  12. What a find. That blazer will be with you for decades. Nice score. Thanks so much for the lovely photos and sharing on Monday Mingle.

  13. Yes, that blazer was a must and i'm so glad you bought it. It looks just fabulous on you! Love your pattern mixing here--great look!

  14. You look great little sis. Love the favorite spot in the garden at twilight. Love P xx

  15. I love your pants. I am wanting a pair of printed pants. Just found your blog via Thriftaholic Weekly.

  16. Fabulous styling!! LOVE the mix of prints and especially loving those pants!!

  17. It looks absolutely wonderful! Thanks to me for being there with you when you found this little gem ;) Rosie still loves it! xx

  18. so stylish. LOVE it. (just popped over from the pleated poppy.)

  19. so lucky to grab that Lacroix blazer! It has a beautiful print!

  20. Okay...those pants are insane. I'm so jealous! And I love the unexptected look of the blazer with them! Thanks for linking up!

  21. it has a sense of elegance & sophistication!

  22. This is such a cute outfit - I love the mixture in this. so fun!

  23. That's a gorgeous blazer and it's a perfect pair for those blue trousers... Very nice look... Chic...
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