Before I stepped out the house in this outfit, it was at that (super) casual stage, not yet smart casual:
– it only took two items to take it up that one level smarter than its initial “slobbing around the house” vibe. This was a weekend outfit comprising of simply a band t-shirt (more on that in a minute) and baggy chinos. Nothing exciting, but to step out the house for something other than dog walking I needed to make it at least a LITTLE smarter – smart casual, in other words. So all I added was the Prince of Wales check blazer (last seen here) and the pointed two-tone flats which I’ve had forever, and voilà – smart casual.
Finally – accessories. Sunglasses? Check. Studded cross body bag? Check. Brushed hair? Nearly forgot, but check…!
Those of you who’ve followed me for a while may know that I was a serious Duranie back in the day (anyone remember me wearing my Duran Duran tour t-shirt from when I was 11 last year?), and this graphic t-shirt of the Rio album cover has finally made an appearance on the blog. I’ve worn it several times since Keith bought it for me for Christmas, but I’ve had to cover it up with layers of knitwear and coats until now.
Although it would make sense that I have a Rio album cover tee because I have a Seven and the Ragged Tiger t-shirt already and needed to prove my undying loyalty to my Eighties obsession, the real reason I have it is completely different…!
SHOP THE LOOK:
In Thor: Ragnarak (or Thor: Fraggle Rock as I can’t help saying it after Michelle Tyler called it that), Bruce Banner has to borrow Tony Stark’s clothes and ends up wearing a Rio album cover t-shirt under a jacket. I came out of the cinema saying I NEED THAT T-SHIRT… and low and behold, Keith indulges me at Christmas with one of my own. Bless that boy 😉
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Blazer: Zara (similar)
Trousers: New Look (similar)
Shoes: Daniel Footwear (I love these)
Bag: JD Williams c/o
Sunglasses: Mango (similar)
Lipstick: Max Factor Baby Star 035 Coral c/o
Dog: Not for sale 😉
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