How to pick the perfect blazer

Blazers add a whole new dimension to an outfit and can easily take your outfit from your morning coffee run to the cafe to your evening restaurant date.

My top tips to ensure your blazer is well-fitted:

  1. Firstly, do you like it or are you buying it ‘just to buy a blazer’
  2. Make sure the colours are that which you wear often – I would suggest in a neutral colour (see my previous blog post on neutrals)
  3. Now, look at the lining, the buttons… take it all in
  4. Is there a spare button?
  5. Check for snags or rips (even in the best shops, there can still be little abnormalities)
  6. Now, try it on over your top that you have on
  7. Make sure it is not stretched across the back
  8. Stretch out your arms in front of you, the sleeves should rest somewhere on your thumb
  9. Your blazer should be able to be buttoned up without you needing to pull on it (this also gives you a little room to wear different tops and blouses underneath
  10. Always size up if feels tight anywhere
  11. Make sure it isn’t made of an itchy material
  12. Finally… make sure you really like it! You do? Now BUY IT AND ENJOY IT! 

 

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Inspiration in two words

  1. Love yourself
  2. Aim high
  3. Be kind
  4. Be you
  5. Cherish today
  6. Don’t stop
  7. Enjoy today
  8. Don’t fear
  9. Have balance
  10. Almost there
  11. Well done
  12. Have faith
  13. Believe patiently
  14. Keep calm
  15. Smile darling
  16. Laugh today
  17. Look inside
  18. Love deeply
  19. Miracles happen
  20. Rise above
  21. Shine bright
  22. Slow down
  23. Stay strong
  24. Thank yourself
  25. Treasure yourself
  26. Try again
  27. Unconditional love
  28. You matter
  29. You shine
  30. I can

 

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Yummy cupcake topping ideas…

 

Nutella as a glaze

Greek yoghurt or whipped cream and fruit

Mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and heavy cream (and sprinkles)

Crunched chocolate bars

Broken cookies

Edible flowers (of course!)

 

Hope you try one of these ideas this week! x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit and thanks to: Life as a strawberry and Spoon university

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