By rights, this outfit probably shouldn’t work — what with the clashing necklines, and the navy overload — but somehow it does. In fact, it was hugely popular on IG … well, “hugely” by my standards anyway. So I’m counting it as a success. It makes me extra happy to have gotten a second chance at this Boden skirt, thanks to the lovely Lou who shipped it back to me after I changed my mind about getting rid of it. How nice is that? And, to give credit where it’s due, Lou is responsible for introducing me to Boden in the first place — she always makes it look fantastic.
My other fave piece of the outfit is this Zara peplum blazer I scored at my last clothing swap. It has the best lines, doesn’t it? I don’t have a lot of Zara pieces in my closet (5 in total if we’re counting shoes), but they are definitely standouts. The construction of this blazer and the finishing details (lining, trim, etc.) are surprisingly good quality for a “fast fashion” brand. Have you had a similar experience of getting more quality than you bargained from a “cheap” brand?