Monday, 22 March 2010

A blazer, a belt, and a book...


On my breaks from coursework I do several things: drink tea, eat copious amounts of food, and occasionally go for a look around the local charity shops/antique shops. The latter is definitely the most productive way to spend my spare time! The other day rewarded myself with a new red belt and a school boy blazer - yes, you heard correctly... a blazer for a 9 year old boy.

I couldn't resist :). It was £3, and made from that luxurious boiled wool material which I am so attracted to. Unfortunately the front pocket is hanging off, no doubt due to some rowdy boisterous behaviour from the previous owner... Anyway, I might try adding some white piping around the lapels when I've finished doing school work! What do you think?

Wool Blazer - £3, Charity Shop
Topshop Top - £6, Ebay
Belt - £1, Antique Shop
Hat - 75p?, Car boot
Shorts - £6, Tesco
Shoes - £30, Clarks sale

There is absolutely no doubt that this outfit is a reference to school uniforms; my outfits are increasingly following this template... It doesn't help that I'm holding a book (which I have READ! it isn't merely a prop :D).

It's also rather matchy-matchy, but I think this is acceptable when using red white and blue :) one of the best colour combinations for clothes! Does anyone else have a colour combination preference?

Sadie xxx

P.S. I'll start posting more regularly once this coursework is out of the way. I've made 160 pages of written notes for it so far... just got to actually write the essay now!

43 comments:

Iris. said...

Blue and red really go well together!! Très joli :D
xxx

Maria Confer said...

Beautiful Sadie. I love wearing uniform looks.

Lulu Letty

Diana, The Girl Overboard said...

OMG you look so cute! Love the blazer and the hat. And the color combo is amazing!
Well done :)

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perfectionishuman said...

You look adorable! Browsing through charity shops is one of my fave things to do :)

Annabel said...

Beautiful look, it suits you!
x Petite Annabel

Reverie said...

You always seem to find the most beautiful things in Charity shops!

amyyyyy. said...

Oh wow, I love the colour of the blazer! It's gorgeous. And the hat! I'm craving a hat similar to this :)
That coursework seems mammoth! I feel for you :)

xxxx

Kat said...

GO SADIE GO!! (with the coursework :P haha)
love school uniform inspired outfits so much, they make me think of gossip girl and japanese uniforms-which are lovely :D

Panda said...

Lovely. I think this is actually adorable!
Love the hat and the blazer ;)
Panda x

avalonne said...

Very nautical, Parisian chic, my dear :) Please feel free to visit my blog, thanks :)

simonesays said...

Eep, you look fantastic! I really need to scour my local thrift stores for a blazer like so - not only does it look amazing, but so versatile as well. I'm in love. Saved to my inspiration file!

Jen said...

I think white piping would be a wonderful addition to this glorious outfit! Now you just need a leather satchel for your school work and a shiny apple for the teacher! :)

Wanderlust said...

Aww, what a delightful ensemble!

Erin said...

What book is it? love your watch and striped tee. i need s school boy's blazer. maybe i can kidnap one on his way to school and trade blazers with him. nobody will notice, right?
i am avoiding an essay at this very moment.

briannelee said...

I love little boy blazers! They are the perfect size!

Zoe said...

tooo cute for words! I love that outfit so much! you look incredibly wonderful!

Mademoiselle N.D. said...

I love it. You look like a nautical Madeline! The white piping idea is great. Go for it. Good luck with your essay! ^_^

sachiiiii said...

I've been so tempted to go find a boy's blazer, but school uniforms don't get sold around here very often. I'd have to go searching through a big city. Your pictures are tempting me to make the trip though!

Miranda said...

Ah really cute blazer, it looks really good on you (:

my bat lightning heart said...

Lovely!
The hat is so gorgeous...such a nice red.
Great finds!

Sammy said...

What a gorgeous outfit! I love the colours of the blazer and hat <3

tiffany said...

youuu are so adorable! i love your blog a lot!!

xo tiffany

Sarah said...

Lovely outfit and blog, I love the sailor school girl classic look! The photos are lovely as well!!

Gem said...

Awww how cute is this outfit!?! I love it!! I love red, white and blue together, it always looks fantastic!

Tink in My Closet said...

Still love this red hat oh so muchx

Youna said...

Ohlala your shoes look so much like some old Marc Jacobs ones ! I love them !!!

lacie in wonderland said...

I love the idea of the piping! I've been meaning to do that for ages, I just wish I was lucky enough to have charity shops like you to find such great buys at!
As for the red, white and blue...I always feel too patriotic in that combination (though you can obviously pull it off wonderfully!), but I've been loving red, grey and blue recently! ex. http://lacieinwonderland.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/theres-no-place-like-home/

good luck with school work!

玉苓 said...

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.............................................

Lucy said...

Omg!! This look is so cute!! I love your hat so much!!

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Elli-Wilson said...

You do some beautiful outfits!
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Amelia said...

I love the red and blue together! The school uniform influence is fantastic.

EleanorRose said...

oh i love it, i wish i had the guts to wear bright hats! awesome though.

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xxx

xtirsa said...

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fritha louise said...

The red and blue look great together. That hat is so cute!

Rianna Bethany said...

The hat is really cute
Rianna Bethany xxxx

Gladys said...

That's a cute cute outfit! Really love it ♥

Valeria said...

red & blue always work together, like ur style.

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Abi said...

I love that blazer! You find so many amazing things!! Tres jealous :)
Good luck with the essay!

Btw, I nominated you for an award here
Hope that link worked!

Abi x
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PinkBow said...

this is a fantastic outfit, i love how you've put it together.

katieafox said...
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katieafox said...

Love this look! Particularly the hat and shoes! I got a black bowler hat from primark last month for £3 and thought that was a bargain- but yours, wow!

Just came accross your blog while having a browse. Recently set up my own vintage blog and just finding my feet with it- I think yours is brill! Mine's http://katieafox.blogspot.com/ if you fancy a look! Katie x

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