Friday, 4 July 2014

Smart-Casual; Jeans and a Blazer (and Passion4Fashion Linkup!)


If i were to pick out a particular outfit that i would class as my uniform it would without a doubt be a blazer and jeans. The outfit style can vary somewhat, whether that be boyfriend/ skinny/ coloured jeans and then a cropped/ long/ patterned blazer, but generally this is my uniform. I am most happy when i am in an outfit like this. I guess to me it is what i would call smart-casual. I can face the day knowing i am ready for whatever it may throw at me. It is my means business suit of armour. And although it may not be a power suit it is perfect for my life. I don't think i even own a suit, haha! I don't think i'd even know what to do with one. But jeans and a blazer i know, and that suits me just fine;)

As you can see from these photos, the weather has taken a turn towards autumn again! grrr! I was soo enjoying the sunny weather, hopefully that won't be the last of our summer here in the UK. This frizzy hair doo is the result of being rained on. Multiple times. I can handle that in winter, but summer? c'mon! gimme a break!





Blazer, jeans and shoes all sale buys from F&F
Bag: Primark
Necklace (new current fave!): Yosa


Do you have a style of outfit that is like your uniform? I'd love to hear what it is!




Fashion is for everyone. 
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country...

we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!

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16 comments

  1. LOVE the blue and the green with the leopard accent. So different and chic!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  2. I just love the colours in this outfit! x

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  3. F&F is amazing right now, I love their sales (despite my previous moan!) I tried on these shoes too, but they didn't fit! They look lush on you xx

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  4. Love, love, love this outfit Rachel! You do colour so well! I want those flats! Thank you for being a wonderful hostess! Have a lovely weekend! Ax

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  5. Awesome bright cobalt jeans and the bright green jacket is lovely with them. The necklace is beautiful. Congrats to you & Lena on 60 amazing weeks of the link-up. Loved the post she dedicated to you today and commented too. =)

    Hope all is well. Welcome by when you have time. A pleasure stopping by. <3 Ada.

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  6. Oh, I was just thinking that I was sure I'd seen a similar F+F blazer recently, and then discovered that this one was it - duh me!
    Love the colourful combination to cheer up whatever the weather is like.

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  7. I love the colour blocking in this smart casual look. The colors are amazing, I love your necklace and the leopard print clutch is perfect for this look.

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  8. Great color combo and loving the leopard bag. :-)

    Mo

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  9. I love the green and blue and the necklace ties it all together perfectly! So sorry the weather has gotten yucky. We finally got past days and days of rain and it's supposed to be sunny for at least a few days.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  10. Love these colors together. A blazer and jeans is always a good idea.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  11. Perfection, Rachel Perfection. I love how you see color. You are such an fashion inspiration to me. I am feeling better and I just may have some photo shoot moments coming out next week. The chemo 4 has been mild with its moments of course. I love the metallic flats in this ensemble = just right or perfect, actually. Have a wonderful Blog Hop and see you over on IG. ♥

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  12. What I love about your style is that you really know how to use colour. Maybe the weather has changed but it is STILL SUMMER, and to me this look says summer 100%.

    And I couldn't agree with you more a blazer and jeans should be every woman's staple, you can never go wrong.

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  13. I've only recently discovered your blog and I'm loving it! These colours are so amazing together. Can't believe they're from F&F! Lynne x

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  14. Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.


    Sri Gita Govinda
    -A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/keqr4lqp7wr1rru/Sri_Gita_Govinda.pdf

    Govinda Lilamrta
    -An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/uhcuigauc6uqiei/Govinda_Lilamrita.pdf

    Ananda Vrindavan Campu
    -This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/k9j3ldwbt17be3b/Ananda_Vmdavana_Campu.pdf

    Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/lvkqsro3sbzm249/Visvanath_Cakravarti_Thakur_Sankalpa_Kalpadruma.pdf

    Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/mpbncdyt97nw0x7/Prema_Samputa_The_Treasure_Chest_of_Love.pdf


    And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

    The Meeting in the Box
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/c81a7cp43n5v6aj/The_Meeting_in_the_Box.pdf

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/hgomrnem7829pda/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_as_a_Female_Doctor.pdf

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/gyuboduhn8dvdml/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_as_a_Female_Singer.pdf

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/911h9qoxn4ca027/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_As_Abhimanyu.pdf


    And lastly, we have a very amazing scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49

    http://www.amazon.com/Bhavanasara-Sangraha-Mahanidhi-Swami-ebook/dp/B00CW9H4DI/ref=la_B00J2M5LAQ_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402209195&sr=1-15

    Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/t4gsse2d4sw0f8p/Sample_of_Bhavanasara_Sangraha.pdf

    The above book can also be read on your PC using Amazon Kindle for PC, download here for free:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311

    Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with ISKCON in any way whatsoever. ISKCON, or "The Hare Krishna Movement" as it's popularily known, is a radical and extremist distortion of the original Radha and Krishna dharma from ancient India. The author of the above book Bhavanasara Sangraha is no longer affiliated with ISKCON either, having cut all ties to ISKCON a few years ago.

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  15. Throwing a blazer on makes any outfit look more put-together. I absolutely love the mix of green and blue in this outfit. You look amazing!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  16. Dearest Rachel I love the clash of powerful colours soooooooooooo much
    I am also linking with you, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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