Blazer, CarlaG (thrifted); top, Rebecca Taylor (thrifted); pants, AG (thrifted); shoes, Kelsi Dagger (thrifted); bag, MbMJ
Blazer, CarlaG (thrifted); top, Rebecca Taylor (thrifted); pants, AG (thrifted); shoes, Kelsi Dagger (thrifted); bag, MbMJ

I feel guiltier than usual about the completely unoriginal title, because this blazer really does deserve a better intro for its inaugural outfit. It fits like a dream, and it makes me feel very European … which is to say: chic. I’ve long struggled to figure out why European women always look so much more chic than I feel. I’m not talking about willowy French magazine editors either; I’m talking about my own family members, none of whom are even remotely involved in the fashion industry. I’m starting to think that it has a lot to do with how the clothes they wear fit them. Fit is tricky. Some things are meant to skim the body; other things are meant to be slouchy (but not baggy). Figuring out the right proportions and the right balance in an outfit is tough. I think the retail industry here has gotten us so used to poor fits that we have a hard time knowing how the right fit is supposed to look. Well, I certainly do. This is where thrifting comes in handy; trial and error on the cheap.

Blazer-aside, I pulled this outfit together based on the colours in the print of this Rebecca Taylor top. That part was easy, anyway. Instead of a black bag, I went with a warmer neutral — burgundy. Overall, it’s a simple formula but one which, I dare say, fits me well.

watch, Skagen
watch, Skagen
collars up
collars up

6 Comments on Blush & Grey

  1. I really love this slim silhouette on you Adina, it’s one I’d love to emulate. I follow a lot of French (and some other European) ladies on IG who subscribe to this sort of outfit and I really enjoy seeing them and that they use the same things over and over again.

    • There is something so simple and pleasing about this formula, isn’t there? If I didn’t love dresses (and skirts, and prints) so much, I could see myself wearing it every day.

  2. You found a CarlaG blazer… that fits you like a glove… in a thrift store…. in Canada?? What are the odds? LOL. I can confirm you that it is a really nice niche Italian brand, well done! And you put together a great outfit with it, of course, good things come if you can take your opportunity 😉
    From: a relatively recent Italian reader!

    • Welcome! What an amazing coincidence — not just my finding the blazer all the way here in Canada, but your reading of my post about it all the way in Italy. I know it’s such a cliché, but we truly live in a most connected world these days.

      P.S. I fell in love with Tuscany some 15 years ago, and though I have not been back since 2005, I dream of visiting Italy again every year. It’s lovely to hear that someone there reads my blog 🙂

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