River Island nude blazer

You know I love a jacket...

...and I love light coloured blazers even more.

This one is a nude/light stone shade and was acquired a few weeks ago at River Island. I have tried to source it on their site but it is nowhere to be found - I was either unlucky enough to pay full price for a sale item or it's set to hit the site later in the summer. We will see....in any case I highly recommend!

It is a gorgeous colour that co-ordinates with pretty much anything. White can sometimes be too stark. Pink can be too Barbie. Grey can be too draining. This is the blazer that acts as a hybrid of all tones, finding a happy medium between them all.

I approve :)







Shirt: Zara
Blazer: River Island
Shorts: J Crew (old)
Flats: Pour La Victoire
Bag: eBay (and yes....I still adore this bag. It seems to hold an endless amount of stuff)

These are the last car park pictures for a while....sad face....I get my flight tonight but I will be back in Dubai so the Ibn Battuta car park will soon return as a backdrop :)

In other news....

1) I sniffed Gold by Kim Khardashian the other day in Sephora and....ooh it was fruity and nice! I won't buy it - really I won't - and I can't say it was particularly unique (just like her first Michael Kors-copycat number) but it was really quite nice!

2) I haven't bought any make up recently but I am checking out Chanel collections from afar....the quads looks lovely but I have to say I have resented/hated every quad I have got from them...rubbish pigmentation for the price....so I may resist and get Peridot nail polish instead :)

3) I wore my shoes last night. I admired them - mainly from a seated position. Felt like a grown up with them on but you bet I enjoyed taking them off at the end of the evening!

I wore them with my beige BikBok dress. I am sad that the flash made it look horrid....it's a really lovely dress. Interesting billowing layers and a nice neckline. Nevermind :)




4) I have been sent quite a few emails and comments that ask similar types of questions: the most common being:
    a) How tall are you? Nearly 5ft 7 - nearly being about half a centimetre :) 
    b) What is the model name of the Cheap Monday grey/black jeans? I actually don't know....which is     annoying as I would buy more colours in that model. They are button fly, have a black Cheap Monday label at the back and are stretch fabric (not all Cheap Monday jeans are stretchy - I have a black pair that require the lie-down-and-suck-it-up method)
    c) Would you recommend the eBay bag? Absolutely yes - I am sure not all batches are fantastic quality but I have used mine every day since I got it and laden it down with the paraphernalia that I deem necessary for daily survival. 

See you in England! :)

x

64 comments:

  1. Lovely nude. Is it blazer weather in Dubai at the moment? Love your posts.

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  2. I'm so surprised that you're 5"7! You look tiny.

    I've been looking for a nice new blazer in all the cheaper shops and think I might have to shell out for a Zara one soon, this has just made me feel more deprived :L

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  3. You do love blazers! And you had me influenced ever since then. Hehe, just got one in black though. Maybe, i'll try to save money for a beigey blazers next.. :)

    Btw, I can't help but notice that your hair is growing longer already! :D

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  4. @Pandora's Box - In a word NO :) Its absolutely baking - hairdryer in your face weather...but in the malls it's air conditioning heaven and it can get chilly so you always need a little jacket/pashmina or something :)

    @Lorraine - haha :) And yes Zara are always reliable...they do good ones year in year out.

    @Myrted - yay! I hope so. I am still on the growing mission but it does feel like it takes forever :)

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  5. I love that beige dress , I think you have the best blazer collection :) love them all ;) have a nice trip back home Laura xoxo

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  6. Everything looks lovely! Especially those shoes :)

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  7. Oooh I love the nude blazer! I really want to get a few blazers, I currently don't own any! xxx

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  8. This makes me extremely envious! I have been looking for a blazer this colour for so long, finally just settled on a nudey pink coloured one from h&m. Looks gorgeous on you, will have to keep my eye out for it making an appearance online!
    - beth xx
    beautymarked24.blogspot.com

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  9. @Mania - thank you - it photographed badly but looked nice IRL :)

    @LaGlitterz - nice shoes: not that comfortable but I guess we already knew that :) haha

    @Catherine - you neeeed one! I would start with a nude or a black one....both super versatile. H&M do great ones too btw!

    @Beth - you know how I feel about H&M: I approve! haha

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  10. Laura, I just bought the Chanel illusion d’ombre eyeshadow in Illusiore, and I highly recommend! Its a little odd to work with, but it looks lovely for a night out and its enough to wear on its own with just mascara. If you're looking to try something for the collection, I think you would love it! Also, have you tried their aqua foundation? I'm obsessed.

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  11. Blazers are the best! They really are like the top of an icing for clothing wise, there was this gorgeous drapey cream blazer at warehouse! You should have a look, you might like it :)

    http://www.warehouse.co.uk/drape-pocket-jacket/Coats-&-Casual-Jackets/warehouse/fcp-product/305683

    :) xox

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  12. I could wear those blue heels every day...love them.

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  13. very cute blazer ,lovely combination outfits!! xxxx

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  14. That blazer is amazing and I love how you've put that outfit together :) I love your heels too, they're gorgeous!!!

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  15. Found the blazer in dark red (not very nice) would have loved it in nude :(

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  16. So cute! I love the new blazer and i wish here in the US we had a river island!!

    xoxo,
    Heather

    http://www.heatheramarie.blogspot.com

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  17. The shoes are beautiful!

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  18. Totally agree, it's the perfect neutral shade, love a good blazer! Those heels look fab and really high! x

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  19. Get peridot! Gorgeous! Also recommend graphite. Very unusual, both of them. Also tried the peridot with the matifying butter topcoat. Gave it an interesting dimension...just a thought!

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  20. I am so happy that you are enjoying the bag and I could see how nice it looks with all of your outfits lately.
    I can't wait for the bag to arrive..been a week of waiting now..I hope it'll be here by the end of the week. See you soon :)

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  21. Since blazers are the topic of choice, maybe you could help me out with one? I got this black blazer in a sale and have not yet managed to figure a way to wear it. It has this satin collar that I feel makes me look like either a waiter or a groom. Do you have any ideas how you would style something like that? I trust your blazer knowledge implicitly!

    Safe travels!

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  22. I adore your sunglasses :)

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  23. yes, the shoes are so grown up! they remind me of something carrie bradshaw would wear, very cute and unique. I love them paired with the pretty nude dress, the contrast works amazingly

    x

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  24. @Ashley - I have one like that: I should post a pic of it. I wear it with jeans and a plain tank - not innovative at all but it's mainly because the blazer itself has a feature/detail that would clash with anything complicated. I am assuming the satin collar is a different colour here? If not then don't worry about it. black goes with everything - would look fab with dark skinny jeans and a shirt/tee tucked in....dress down with flats or converse. :)

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  25. The perfect blazer!! I would snap it up in a second if they had one small enough!! :) Glad to see you enjoying the fab shoes :P rachinald.blogspot.com

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  26. I tried on this blazer probably around the same time you bought it - I thought to myself i'll buy this on payday and it has since suspiciously disappeared! Couldn't even see them in the sales, and yes you're right - not online. It is a mystery!! I'm so gutted :( I have looked everywhere else for a similar one but none of them fit like the River Island one - you're lucky :) x

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  27. laura, i highly recommend topkapi quad by chanel new collection! i even recommend seeing 'topkapi' itself which is in Istanbul :) lol:) u look amazing, i will check out that blazer 2morrow for sure! love to copy you! hahaha:)

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  28. The shooooozzzz are adorable. Are the comfy to walk/stand? I love the heel. For some reason I see them with as a bit an art deco feel. It could be just me.

    I can't wait for the next Chanel collection with those cream/pigment eyeshadows in lovely colours.
    X

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  29. love the blazer- you look fab as usual!

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  30. love the blazer (:
    - and the whole outfit!


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  31. That blazer is exactly what I've been hunting for! I wish I lived in Europe and could go to places like Primark and River Island.

    Also, I really recommend Peridot nail polish. I just blogged about that one along with Graphite and they are really lovely shades. Oh, Chanel ;)

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  32. they have some lovely blazers in zara now, made of like a tshirt/cotton/jersey material. it's hard to explain but they are soo nice

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  33. I'm so happy you are back and blogging! I missed reading you're lovely blog about all the important things in life like makeup, skin care, and clothing ;-) If only you would do videos again (sigh).

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  34. I love that you wear a blazer with shorts! Wish I could pull that look off.....
    ps. those manolos are GORGEOUS! such a unique shade!

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  35. Such a gorgeous blazer. Nude jackets are so useful!

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  36. The shoes look amazing on! Enjoy the UK, I hope you have packed for all weathers....

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

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  37. i need this blazer in my life. Hi, by the way, I'm a new follower. Love your blog; liked your old one too.
    Nicki xx

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  38. Wow, you look gorgeous Laura! Would you say the eBay bag is about the same quality or slightly less than more expensive brands like your Balenciaga or Miu Miu? xxx

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  39. Where did you get those sunglasses? They're great!

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  40. Love the tone of the blazer--not quite cool or warm, a nice neutral. And those shoes! If only all the cutest heels didn't also kill our feet...

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  41. no one pulls off nude colours like you do. I swear, it always looks boring on me!

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  42. the first outfit is so classic and looks super comfortable!

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  43. I want your pictures to be zoom-able. :( I can never properly experience the beautiful clothes and accessories you have on with such small images, relatively speaking.

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  44. I love the blazer and the beautiful death-shoes! I love seeing any updates from your blog on my blogger dashboard. Always puts a smile on my face <3!

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  45. I love your style Laura!! nude blazer + casual dusty rose shorts = loove :D Heading over to River Island's website now... I wonder if they ship to North America hehe

    Please check me out :) at ykhearts.blogspot.com

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  46. Love that blazer!
    I really need to get my hands on some new blazers.

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  47. Those shoes! Sp much prettyness!!

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  48. i love the shoes they are gorgeous :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  49. Hi Laura!
    I'm assuming you're still in Dubai, so I have to ask...have you seen the new Chanel collection up close yet? I've been to a couple of counters recently and it seems they're not available yet.

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  50. Ooh the heels are a lot brighter in this light. Really like the graphic look! Thanks for the update on the bag. xx

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  51. I LOVE your sunglasses! You look utterly fab in every picture!
    x

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  52. I've been looking for a new blazer for ages, feel like I might have left it too late! Looks lovely though xxx

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  53. oh beautiful colour for a blazer! you are totally on point! (: nudes are the way to go for a happy medium that won't wash you out when finding the perfect shade of nude of course. i recently found out the the Europe and Canada don't get the awesome quality of the Chanel quads. Ours are baked formulations while there's is the regular. ): so if you were to buy them, get them from the US!

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  54. Laura, absolutely love both your blazers. I'm extremely happy that you're blogging again. I followed you rigorously and I was gutted when you decided to stop. You're seriously one of my favourite bloggers!

    -Ana

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  55. I've only just come across your blog (this one and your old one) I loved your posts :)
    Do you still do youtube videos? xx

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  56. Hi Laura!
    I'm so glad to see you blogging again! I just now discovered your new blog!
    What about yt videos? I hope you'll start making them again :)
    Kiss from Italy,
    xx Sonja
    www.misstrendykitty.blogspot.com

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  57. You look lovely Laura, so happy and relaxed.
    I love your hair :)

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  58. Ahh Atlantis! And Ibn Battuta was my favourite mall there :0 Must get on buying that bag and I think the dress is fab!

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  59. Hi Laura!
    I'm so happpy I found your blog again! I am a huge fan of your youtube videos and old blog posts, but you stopped :( Looking forward to your future posts. Nice outfit !

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  60. A womens wardrobe isn't complete without a blazer or two...or three..............or four....or five...xx

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  61. I went to the River Island in Northampton this week and I saw this blazer, unfortunately it was in the sale section and in a size 14! :(

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  62. so happy i found your new blog! I went thru withdrawls after you shut videos/blog down :( im happy your back! I NEED to know what sunglasses those are!!!

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