Thursday, November 28, 2013


Maybe it's the olive hue. Perhaps the utilitarian shape, or the boiled wool fabric. All I know is that whenever I slip on this blazer, I feel like a character in a war-era novel, maybe off to work in a factory or support the resistance. Alas, it's a decidedly more modern purchase. The brand is Deane and White, which I've only ever seen at Winners and TJ Maxx, and sadly not anytime recently. The few items of clothing of theirs I've owned have been unexpectedly well-made, good value for money and impressively durable (M remembered that tiered sequined tank you took from my giveaway bag? D&W).

With the wrong pieces, the blazer risks looking drab. But a punch of colour takes it from fab! Here I tried it with a modernizing salmon-coloured linen jacket and a tightly wound ombre silk scarf in a similar shade. A pair of Swarovski earrings I got on my birthday (thanks S&A!) were a perfect match.

Do you have clothes that transport you to a different place or era? I'd love to hear about it in the comments. Better yet, leave me a link!


{Oops, time to clean the mirror!}

Blazer - Deane and White (also here)
Skirt - Banana Republic outlet
Scarf - Winners
Loafers - Cole Haan via DSW
Earrings - Gift


  1. I love that blazer with the skirt!! Great combo.

  2. ! I LOVE IT! I think it's a combination of the hue and the fabric! I am totally transported back in time. And I am so happy that you paired the jacket with those loafers. The look it totally giving a very late 40s vibe!

  3. the blazer is a great colour, I love shades of khaki, they work really well with colour, as you`ve shown us here!

  4. i can't think that i do own any clothes that i feel that way. you look stunning ! nice classic look, and wonderful colour combo. :)


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