Who : Meeting a close female friend;
What: Cherry skinny jeans (New Look -- £16.99), Orange top (Primark -- £6); Tan mid-length boots (Barrats -- £35); Tailor fit blazer/Jacket (New Look -- £29.99); Silk scarf (New Look -- £7.99); Fan Hinge Cuff Bracelet (Peacocks --£4); Tan across the body bag (Next -- £22)
Where: Lunch date at TGI Friday's;
When: Thursday 13th October 2011;
Why: I chose this look because I was going on a casual lunch date and we hadn't picked a fancy restaurant.
I felt like wearing some 'on trend' autumnal colours, keep the look quite casual but still go for that smart look, which the tailor-fit blazer adds. I wore a black belt to add a little colour balance to the outfit so that the blazer didn't look like it was just randomly chosen.
I used my silk scarf as a hair accessory rather than tying it around my neck, for example. It gave a sort of bohemian look to the outfit, which I wasn't really going for but thought looked nice anyway. Teamed with my chunky gold earings the look was giving off a slight 90s hip-hop vibe.
The boots are actually 3 years old but still in really good condition and fashionable. The shade of brown matched well with the other colours and the buckle detail added to the casual feel.
Lately I've been into long necklaces and the rosary that I wore (blessed, just in case you're wondering, and given a gift) complemented the look well and the bracelet added a touch of glamour and femininity, I thought.
So, in the end it was a hippy-hip-hoppy-smart-casual-urban kind of look (gosh! Try saying that when you’re tipsy!)…Lunch was great, by the way. Thanks for asking. :)