Vintage Lacroix & Massive Polka Dots

Vintage Lacroix Jacket & Polka Dots

I haven’t worn my vintage Lacroix blazer much since I wrote about it a year ago when I first got my hands on it, as I’ve actually found it quite a hard piece to style.

There’s the danger of it looking a little frumpy (I’d mentioned it’s quite “Ladies Who Lunch”), so I definitely wouldn’t wear it with a skirt, but I think jeans is always a good fail-safe. I teamed it with the brightest, boldest scarf I have to add something a little more funky to the mix. I’m pretty happy with this combo, and didn’t feel like an old frump at all thank goodness 🙂

Something I hadn’t noticed before when wearing it: the back of the blazer is so clever (and I’m sure this one of the things you pay for when buying designer), have you noticed the optical illusion the cut and the pattern make to create that nipped-in waist? I love how it creates an hourglass shape just from the lines in the checks… thanks Christian, I owe you!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Vintage Lacroix Jacket & Polka Dots
Vintage Lacroix Jacket
Vintage Lacroix Jacket & Polka Dots

Catherine x

Blazer: Vintage Lacroix, Scarf: ASOS, Jeans: Miss Sixty, Heels: River Island, Watch: Jasper Conran at Debenhams

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  1. 10 December 2012 / 9:29 am

    This is such a great outfit, you look great! I came across your lovely blog from the fashionchitchat blog hop can't wait to go back through your posts-great blog xx

  2. 9 December 2012 / 12:47 am

    You look amazing! Truly stunning back details on that gorgeous blazer, and I always love those shoes. xoxo

  3. 6 December 2012 / 2:36 am

    great mix of textures! love the scarf!

  4. 5 December 2012 / 4:39 pm

    totally love the massive polka dots! stopping by from wiww

  5. 5 December 2012 / 12:55 pm

    I love your scarf SO much! Seriously, it's fabulous. I also like the way you paired it with the blazer. Very, very nice.


  6. 4 December 2012 / 1:59 am

    the blazer is just fabulous

  7. 3 December 2012 / 11:52 pm

    great blazer! you're write it totally works with jeans. And how fun is that scarf!?!?

  8. 3 December 2012 / 11:43 pm

    Great back on the jacket and lovely shoes! (It's all in the details.)

  9. 3 December 2012 / 5:14 pm

    I love the bright red and blue scarf! That is one of my favorite color combinations.

  10. 3 December 2012 / 1:55 pm

    Normally I am so fearful of mixing patterns but you totally rock at it! Teach me your ways!

    Don't forget to check out the giveaway going on at Cotton's Pickins right now, too!

  11. 3 December 2012 / 1:20 am

    How can we focus on the back of the blazer with your toned booty?? LOL!!! Seriously girl you look good. And I love the vintage blazer. The colors are fun and you styled it really uniquely! <3


  12. 3 December 2012 / 12:50 am

    You look absolutely fabulous – seriously your body is banging! I love how the colors really pop 🙂

  13. 3 December 2012 / 12:44 am

    Oh clever CL for the optical illusion, but you don't need any help in that area lovely! The scarf is an absolutely ingenious way to de-lunch the jacket – you are absolutely brilliant! xoxo

  14. 2 December 2012 / 10:49 pm

    Love how that jacket nips in the waist and yes, most definitely, you get what you pay for. Designer clothes are usually made well (some are losing quality as they continue to move to China) and there are little details you won't find in regular clothing. An amazing combo of color. 🙂

    • 3 December 2012 / 11:19 pm

      Oooh that's interesting what you say about China, Rachel: something to note for current clothes that will be future vintage, isn't it…? Thanks sweetie x

  15. 2 December 2012 / 10:35 pm

    the scarf definately makes this blazer less a "ladies who lunch" blazer too! What a great styling you have done!

  16. 2 December 2012 / 10:28 pm

    Very fun look! That blazer is quiet the find…it's lovely but I can see that it is a little tricky to style! Love the bright scarf thrown in the mix!

    Knocked Up Fabulous

  17. 2 December 2012 / 9:49 pm

    Happy outfit! Love the Lacroix jacket!

  18. 2 December 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Aw Catherine that blazer is a beautiful piece. I love how it looks with that amazingly striking scarf and jeans. The detailing at the back is indeed very clever and makes it all the more special. Also loving the hair, I always look forward to the hair styles you create. 🙂

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

  19. 2 December 2012 / 3:43 pm

    I love everything about this- the jacket, hair, jeans and shoes. Just so nice!

    • 3 December 2012 / 11:16 pm

      Not yet, Sacramento – I'm working my way through my social media outlets. I think Google+ is last on the list 🙂

  20. 2 December 2012 / 3:00 pm

    Gorgeous clash.
    have a wonderful Sunday, Catherine.

  21. 2 December 2012 / 2:58 pm

    I don't see that blazer ever being frumpy, especially on you, but I do love the way you styled it with the fun polka dot scarf.

  22. 2 December 2012 / 2:52 pm

    I love the blazer and I love your hair like this..adorbs!
    Sheree xx

    • 3 December 2012 / 11:16 pm

      Hmm I wasn't sure about thee pineapple style at first, but it kinda grew on me! Thanks Sheree, honey xo

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