Friday, 27 June 2014

Pink Blazer with Stripes & Leopard Print (&Passion4Fashion Linkup)

My alternative title for this post was 'Pink it was love at first site' a la Aerosmith, as that is exactly what it was. A pink blazer had been on my want/need list since the beginning of spring, and so pay day hit and i went fourth and shopped for this little pink blazer. Bright and cheery it is definitely lovely to have on and looks great casual with jeans and a tee as it does with a smarter ensemble. Plus now i get to give my beloved Orange Blazer a breather and share the blazer love across a few of my new collection (Blazer addict alert...they are my new vice!)
Also ticking off my want/need list is a black and white striped skirt. Something i have had in my mind for a really long time but just haven't found the right one. Until now.. Step in Black Five. This skirt came literally a few days after ordering and is the perfect fit and structure. It is a stretchy fabric but has substance (ie isn't see through thank god!) and for me, is just the perfect length. You know when sometimes you're apprehensive from buying from a foreign website, unsure of sizing etc.. well so far my experience with Black Five has been the best. True sizing ( i also have a dress which is also spot on), great quality, fast delivery.I couldn't ask for anything more.

So thats two things off my need/ want list and i am super happy about that. Also it's friday.. i'm very Happy about that too..yippee!!

 Blazer: Dorothy Perkins
Pink Posy Necklace: Yosa
Black Vest: Matalan
Shoes: c/o Marks and Spencer
Skirt: c/o Black Five

Have you bought anything from your 'want/need' list lately?

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  1. Love this outfit, that jacket is a stunning colour. Perfect for the summer and beyond. (sounding a little like buzz light year it's that nice! lol)

    X x

  2. Sexy lady! It's got a bit of va va voom, this look - very grown up but you always inject so much fun and colour into your looks. I love the animal print shoes against the stripes! Super duper x

  3. Love the skirt. I don't think there's anything I *need* at the moment - I have too many clothes as it is but I'm trying to get rid of the things I don't wear anymore at least.

  4. Love that outfit today Rach. We must me thinking alike because today I am also wearing a pencil skirt, fuchsia and black+white. I also adore your retro leopard shoes and yesterday I wore very similar leopard pumps yesterday if you want to check them out. Enjoy the weekend Mamma!

    <3 Ada.

  5. Your gorgeous looks know no bounds, Rachel...! First of all: that necklace!! Your taste is absolutely spot on with your jewellery picks (can't wait for your jewellery site to launch)! The skirt is perfect, and I too love a coloured blazer. Do I need anything? No. Do I want anything? Yes - everything I see. We're so naughty ;))

    Thanks for hosting lovely, think I forgot to link up last week due to being on holiday (did I?) Lots of love to you :)

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

  6. You look gorgeous! Loving the pink and those leopard shoes!!

    <3 Shannon

  7. Really loving this look. That blazer is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  8. I can't believe those shoes are M&S! They are fab! Love the hot pink jacket with the skirt too! I've changed the blog name Rachel so Cous Cous & Cork Wedges is no more & its now In Mama's Wardrobe! I've been a busy bee & need a good catch up with blog reading too! Ax

  9. Pink and stripes is probably my favorite combo. I also love the touch of leopard! Thanks for hosting the link up!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  10. I love everything about this outfit! I have a bright pink blazer but I never know what to wear with it. I really like it teamed with the striped skirt - you look FABULOUS! x

  11. I love EVERYTHING about this ensemble. Is that necklace heavy? Bet it just looks that way. Great pattern and texture going on here. ♥, Renae

  12. Love your style, Rachel! You're quickly becoming one of my fav blogs!
    Dawn Lucy

  13. You have such great style-all the outfits you post are so perfectly styled & so pretty!! Have a great weekend!
    Marta, xo

  14. Both of your new acquisitions are gorgeous. I love blazers too. Sometimes I look forward to an evening breeze just so I can wear a blazer with a skirt or shorts. I should probably investing in a new blazer too, and to be perfectly honest you've inspired me to go with a fresh color....maybe bright teal? This look is perfectly styled, but can I say my favorite element is your necklace. It's petals remind me of the ceramic petals on a lot of the antique Sicilian vases that can be found in Italy's vintage markets. It is like wearing a beautifully crafted sculpture around your neck.


    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, real mom street style & life as a North American mom in Italy.

  15. Awesome ensemble....the print mix is so fun & chic!!!!


  16. I love the black, white, and pink! I should make a list of the things I need to help prevent too many impulse purchases. That is a great idea!

    Nicole to the Nines

  17. Ilove this look. The black and white with pink looks so good! I adore your necklace, I have a thing for roses, and the shoes are great as they are an unexpected print.
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

  18. I'm wearing stripes and leopard today! :-) Cute look.


  19. Can't beat stripes! I bought a similar skirt a while ago but it was see through. I'm yet to find one to match the perfect vision in my head! So frustrating when you know what you want but can't find it. Will def check out Black Five, thank you.x

  20. I would not have thought to wear leopard shoes with this outfit, but I love it. Can you ever go wrong with stripes?! Great look. As always, thanks for hosting!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  21. love that pink blazer on you :)

    stop by,

  22. I love this! Pink and black and white stripes are always a good idea.

  23. I love a good pink and monochrome combo! A blazer has to top my list of must haves for grown up style, even though they don't really suit me! Loving this look and very much looking forward to the launch of YOSA xx

  24. This shade of pink is basically my favorite version of the color. It's so bright and pretty! I love how this blazer looks with your striped skirt. I also enjoy the pattern mixing going on here. Very cute!

  25. Stripes and leopard are one of my favorite combos, and these leopard pumps are over the top fabulous.
    Chic on the Cheap

  26. This whole outfit is such an amazing mix of print and color. How do you balance them so perfectly? Also I really love your necklace! I think I have an obsession with floral jewelry.

  27. I love stripes, and this outfit looks soo good! *envy*

  28. I finally caved, I have been eyeing this necklace forever and today my shopping devil got the best of me, can't wait to get this


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