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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25 Comments

  1. November 28, 2011 / 3:13 pm

    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!

  2. November 28, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    What a great find! I love this look.

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

  3. November 28, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    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.

  4. November 28, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    LOVE that blazer…total wardrobe staple..you HAD to purchase it…an amazing find. Loving the mix of prints here…and gorgeous photos.

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

  5. November 28, 2011 / 9:02 pm

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

  6. November 28, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    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~

  7. November 29, 2011 / 2:50 am

    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?

  8. November 29, 2011 / 4:39 am

    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.

  9. November 29, 2011 / 5:19 am

    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!

  10. November 29, 2011 / 6:38 am

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

  11. November 29, 2011 / 5:19 pm

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

  12. November 30, 2011 / 10:48 am

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

  13. December 2, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    Okay…those pants are insane. I'm so jealous! And I love the unexptected look of the blazer with them! Thanks for linking up!
    -Meagan
    http://www.spunkychateau.com

  14. December 2, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    it has a sense of elegance & sophistication!

  15. December 12, 2011 / 7:36 pm

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

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