Vintage Lacroix & Massive Polka Dots

Vintage Lacroix Jacket & Polka Dots
Vintage Lacroix Jacket & Polka Dots
Vintage Lacroix Jacket
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!
Catherine x


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

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40 Comments

  1. December 2, 2012 / 2:52 pm

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

  2. December 2, 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.

  3. December 2, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    Gorgeous clash.
    have a wonderful Sunday, Catherine.
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    • December 3, 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 🙂

  4. December 2, 2012 / 3:43 pm

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

  5. December 2, 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

  6. December 2, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    Happy outfit! Love the Lacroix jacket!

  7. December 2, 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!

    April
    Knocked Up Fabulous

  8. December 2, 2012 / 10:35 pm

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

  9. December 2, 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. 🙂

    • December 3, 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

  10. December 3, 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

  11. December 3, 2012 / 12:50 am

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

  12. December 3, 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

    toni

  13. December 3, 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!

  14. December 3, 2012 / 5:14 pm

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

  15. December 3, 2012 / 11:43 pm

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

  16. December 3, 2012 / 11:52 pm

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

  17. December 4, 2012 / 1:59 am

    the blazer is just fabulous
    brett

  18. December 5, 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.

    ~FringeGirl

  19. December 6, 2012 / 2:36 am

    great mix of textures! love the scarf!

  20. December 9, 2012 / 12:47 am

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

  21. December 10, 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

    http://www.whatreneemade.com

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