The Zara TRF Tuxedo Blazer

It would be fair to say that I am absolutely in love with this jacket.

It's the last item to share with you from my Zara binge and without question, I would recommend it. It works in summer and I think would work for winter evenings too.

Let me give you some reasons why I rate it: 

* The base colour - a bright white - makes me feel fresh and bright.
* The contrasting lapels hint at the tuxedo trend without making me feel like a game show host.
* The quality of the fabric is excellent - thick and sturdy enough to hold it's fitted shape.
* The tailoring is flattering and instantly smartens. Okay it does have little shoulder pads - which I typically hate - but they are small and don't give you man shoulders so they can stay.
* It costs £50. This is the sort of item that Reiss et al would charge £200 for. I love a bargain but I love a great quality one even more.

The only downer - and there's always a downer - would be that The White Factor makes me nervous. How easy it would be to get little grubby marks on it? I will have to try very hard to avoid my mitts ruining the look.

I wore it today with jeans, a Peter Pan collar top and my trusty New Look boots.

As you can see, this my attempt to channel winter in Dubai :)




Jacket: Zara TRF - Link!
Top: Zara - Link!
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Boots: New Look
Bag: Miu Miu

PS.  I finished reading Born to Run and whilst I did enjoy it, I would only recommend it to those interested in running and the science behind it. If you are not, forget it! Some of the revelations revealed in the book really hit home. Namely, the fact that bulky running shoes marketed by the likes of Nike etc inhibit our actual ability to run properly and with good form.

Overall, it's an inspirational book and one that will most probably compel you to get outdoors and hit the running track. I suppose that, above anything else, justifies the cover price.

I have now lightened up a bit and moved onto Mindy Kaling's book - Is everyone hanging out without me? It is LOL-worthy and absolutely love it. I think I will probably finish it today. If you are into entertaining quips about modern life from the perspective of a pithy girl, you need to buy/download it!

Hope you are all enjoying your Saturday. This time next week it will be Christmas Eve - my favourite part of Xmas....can't wait! :)

58 comments:

  1. The blazer is soooo pretty, Laura! I'll check it out on Monday, hope they still have my size :D

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  2. I'd love a light coloured blazer but yeah id be so scared of getting it dirty.
    You look fab as always.
    xx

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  3. @Maja - ooh good luck! fingers crossed for you :)

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  4. @Happy Enigma - I have a feeling I will by dry cleaning this ALOT :)

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  5. The blazer is so beautiful! You look amazing as ever! X

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  6. @Katie - thanks Katie :) Love this blazer :)

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  7. Love it-very timeless! Would look amazing with a LBD x

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  8. Lovely look! I like your blazer and shoes! I want something similar to find for me:)

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  9. @Gemma-Louise - yessss...good idea! American Apparel U dress + jacket + booties! :)

    @Supergirl - thank you :)

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  10. Ah wow, I love it. Will have to make a visit to Zara. I seem to love a lot of your clothes! x

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  11. well since i bought this same blazer last week i can only say i love it!! I will wear it on christmas day with a black lace dress by zara, black tights and black high heeled ankle boots (and my black balenciaga, of course). The only downside for me is to put it in my suitcase and pray for it not to get dirty or too messy when i unpack it!! Let's hope for the best, ahah!

    kisses,

    Mila from Italy



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  12. @Carissa - hope you find it Carissa :)

    @Mila Rock Baby - I really like the idea of pairing it with a dress....may have to copy yours and @Gemma-Louise's idea :)

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  13. Love the blazer. I saw a similar one in River Island...with the trousers with a black line going down on the side. So nice but I would never wear that unless I'm super tall and not a gram of fat on my body.
    As for the boots I have them too but I find them soooo uncomfortable. Is it just me? X

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  14. I love this blazer and you look great in it too, I have one too wear it day and night. One thing that confuses me is the button.

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  15. That blazer is so cute...LOVE!!!

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  16. You look so beautiful, I love the blazer! xx

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  17. I love the boots and the jeans! Yeah I know it's not the point, but blazers just rarely agree with my boobage so I try not to look at them so I don't end up making an impulse buy that I will regret.
    Grabbing the iPad to download that Mindy Kaling's book :)

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  18. Just bought those boots on the new look website :) They have been reduced to 15 pounds! Needless to say I'm very happy!
    xx

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  19. HI babe!
    This blazer is really elegant and flattering. I like to see youin blacks and whites, they really suit you! Zara is bringing very unique and special items this season, I am in live myself with some of them...! I am also enjoying Blanco. Do you have this store in London or Dubai?
    Lots of love,
    Catanya

    P.S. As I told you on Facebook, it is great to have you there as well!

    Have a wonderful Saturday you too!

    Catanya

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  20. looks outstanding!! xx

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  21. How comfy are the boots? They look lovely but i'm always weary of heels bigger than about 2 inches. I need to be able to walk around in them for at least a couple of hours or more.

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  22. I absolutely adore that blazer, I love the black and white contrast! Your shoes are gorgeous aswell :)

    Frances x
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    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  23. Beautiful - Zara can do no wrong these days!!
    George | frecklie.blogspot.com

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  24. LOVE your style!

    xoxo, H
    http://givemeglamourplease.blogspot.com

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  25. so cute! I've been obsessed with blazers lately - they just dress anything up!

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  26. I work at Zara (Chicago to be specific) and we always get complaints about how hard this blazer is to button, do you seem to have a problem with that as well?

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  27. You know for some weird reason I have never been to Zara. But this blazer is too cute to not go and check it out.
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  28. @frecklie - i know - it's dangerous territory for the wallet going in there :)

    @Hannah - thank you so much Hannah!

    @kelly - my blazer addiction is well established...god, i don't know what i would do without them :)

    @said - yes!!! i can totally see why people would moan about that. the good thing though is that i have teeny little fingers so i think that helps. :)

    @Naara - what!?!?! you have to go ! :) Hope they have good stock in when you do!

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  29. @Sarahlikescoco - i do find them "reasonably" comfortable. it's a bit of a relief to get them off at the end of the day - i am like that with any heels - but i haven't had any horrible rubbing or sores.

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  30. Love this blazer!!!

    I also wanted to mention that I'm so glad you're sharing with us the links of the clothing items while they're still in stock, thx Laura ;)

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  31. Hi Laura

    Who is the author of born to run? Too many search results come up on my kindle! I'm hoping it'll inspire me.....half marathon to run in 6 months!

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  32. Wow! This is an amazing jacket! Love it :) xx

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  33. You look amazing Laura!
    Just had to say it :)

    xoxo Zooey

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  34. Love the blazer, I've been looking for a new white something after my Jane Norman corset style jacket entered fashion heaven so I'm going to have to take a little trip to Zara and hope I can find this.

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  35. cute blazer! the zara's here in the states (at least in northern & southern california) have been carrying a rather poor quality of clothing. their cotton grade seems to have diminished along with some of their rayon fabrics. i love their up-to-date styles but not so thrilled about an $80 shirt that starts to pill after 2 wears :[ are you having any of those issues?


    jen
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  36. love the blazer! u look simple yet stylish!




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  37. you look so chic, laura. love the blazer. actually i like the entire TRF collection this season.

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  38. Adorable! And since you mentioned it...what are some of your favorite things to do on Christmas Eve?

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  39. I saw this a couple of weeks ago and thought it was pretty! But being a med student, I didn't really need another 'white coat' =P

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  40. That last photo with your boots! Dayuum!

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  41. Amazing jacket and it looks far more than its mere £50!! It's brought your whole outfit together so nicely, I forgot how much I loved those New Look boots and am kicking myself for not getting them! I don't have a white jacket but I can see why I could need one now!

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  42. I am definitely hitting up TRF when I go to ZARA next week. So many goodies from there but then again you would look stunning in a potatoe sack ;). I am sure u must be enjoying the weather in Dubai as Prague's minus 5 C is killing me right about now! These are the times I miss Dxb and also the malls hahah!

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  43. Love the blazer and the jeans! I've only ever heard about Cheap Monday from you so I was super excited to see they're opening on Carnaby St in Feb! x

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  44. this is such a cute outfit! loving the tuxedo jacket... and your bag. xo

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  45. it looks really cool :)

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  46. OMG!! I just bout that blazer over the weekend!! I love it! I really like how you styled it here! Great photos!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox
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  47. Lovely outfit and your bag is adorable! xoxo

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  48. loved this blazer so much on you that i brought it in zara sydney! yay!

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  49. Love this outfit!!!

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  50. Gorgeous jacket, I'm not sure I can be trusted with anything that white though! I'm still going to try it on.....

    Would love to hear a bit about how you find living/ working in Dubai? OH has offers to go out and work but we don't know enough about it. Sorry if that is a random request!

    The doll on fashion

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  51. Stunning blazer, so chic and effortless! Also something about how clean and white it is attracts me! x

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  52. I found this blog post while looking for images of someone wearing the Reiss white blazer (cant find it! GRR!), but i have, and love, the blazer youre wearing here. I love the way you styled it! Im in Dubai too - what an incredible place right?!

    Steph x

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  53. Just a quick question; what are your thoughts on Cheap Monday jeans? I'm desperate for a decent new pair of jeans but don't really want to go in to the Levi's and above price range.

    Ps, major blazer envy, so much so I'll be blogging about it and hitting Zara tomorrow. xo

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  54. Thank you for your recommendation.I want to tell you True Religion Outlet is also a good choice.

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