So thinking about the S/S wishlist and I already know my number one Must Have. A blazer. Or should I say blazers.
The genuinely most worn item of clothing in my wardrobe is a black blazer. I have (well, had...) two and one of them I have worn so much - I would estimate at least once a week for the past two years - my tuxedo blazer from hush. The other black one which I haven't worn as much but I also couldn't live without is a more fitted, again they called it tuxedo (god knows why.. there's squat tuxedo about it as far as I can make out..), blazer from Topshop. This is now about five years old and still a mainstay of my year round wardrobe.
Interestingly I was talking yesterday with friends about the new (so it's not new but we're a bit slow out here in the sticks) KonMari method of decluttering. None of us had read it but had purely "heard" about it (one of my best friends' husband had "mentioned" it to her - which clearly went down like a dog turd on the kitchen floor). What we've taken from it (this is clearly a rather bastardised version over too much coffee...) is that you should throw away anything that doesn't bring you joy.
Well these would be a firm stayer. A blazer actually brings me joy. Perhaps I need to get out more but these are just so so incredibly useful and make me feel infinitely better when I wear one. They are the perfect timeless classic piece that are the ideal foil for the more disgraceful things we can add in (and I have lots of those coming up).
Especially my new blazer which I got last week in the sale from Me+Em. This is perfect for Spring, it's not a thin blazer but definitely a more substantial fabric.
Horn Button Longline Blazer from ME+Em was £198 now £79 Mine is a 10. I think they're the perfect large 10.
They also have it in the navy again for only £79.
However THE bargain of the blazer sales has to be the grey one from Me+Em which I have and love. This is a slightly less heavy fabric than the one above but I wore it all Winter and will definitely be wearing it in the Spring and Summer too.
Flannel Longline Blazer was £215 now £59 (yes you read that correctly). For me - the two tone arms make it that bit less worky than a plain grey blazer.
I come armed with more blazer bargains and a classic shaped one now (I love wearing my fitted black and navy ones with looser trews - makes a lovely flattering silhouette). Perfect to dress down boyfriend jeans with sneakers. Change for heels for an evening out. As well as being the perfect work blazer.
Workwear jacket in black from Jaeger was £220 now £60 WITH an extra 20% off everything (discount applied at the checkout).
More flannel in grey from Jaeger, again with an extra 20% off at checkout.
Flannel Blazer was £220 now £49 (How much of a bargain? This will work out less than a blazer from New Look!)
Boyfriend style at Jaeger Outlet.
Soft Tailoring Jacket was £225 now £99 (with an extra 20% off).
And my personal favourite at hush.
Black Jacket £65
A classic fitted jacket at Boden with 20% off and in my beloved pink. I have a pink blazer that I've had for years and wear without fail every Spring and Autumn. Perfect with pale grey and white for those warmer days. Also looks lovely with denim (that I don't wear anymore..) And on my horizon I see black and pale pink... to explore shortly. Needless to say, the 20% off only lasts for a day or so more... Worth stocking up on now.
Hazelbury Blazer in pink £89.50 pre 20% discount with code 9J9G (check out with the black... surely the perfect Spring work combo as well as for the school run and on a night out? Who knew a pink jacket would be so versatile?)
Also available in a black and a navy.
An old faithful from M&S as I love the styling (miracles do happen).
Button Angle Seam Short Jacket £49.50 from M&S
Woman Ines Blazer from Uniqlo was £89.90 now £79.90
Me sporting the sales bargain.