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Outfit 4.2.11: a rare blazer outfit, green and blue and mainly thrifted

4.2.11: green and blue and mainly thrifted

blazer embroidery detail

First of all, THANK YOU so much everyone that commented on yesterday’s feminism post. You guys are so thoughtful and clever and lovely! I am going to be slowly working my way through providing individual replies, I want to do them justice! I was seriously worried about posting something so unrelated to the usual content of this blog, but the response has been awesome. Thank you again!

Anyhoo, the theme for Everybody, Everywear this week was the blazer. It was an easy decision for me, because I only own two blazers, this one and one that is part of my only suit, which comes out only for interviews and to meet (government) ministers. The latter I associate with feeling nervous and apprehensive (I hate interviews where I am the interviewee), so this stripy one it was!

I chose to wear the blue with green, since it was a Friday and I have a reputation for brightness to uphold. And those people saying that blue and green should never be seen together? Well, they’re wrong!

Also, Dave thinks this skirt is ‘one of my frumpy ones’, and I can sort of see what he’s getting at, the shape and length and material are just a bit matronly, so I wanted to rescue it with the addition of brightness. I don’t think anyone would describe this outfit as frumpy, would they?

Everything from charity shops except hush puppies shoes and gifted necklace.

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  • Sacramento 8 February 2011, 1:07 pm

    I love the impossible mixture of green and blue so much, and your blazer is fabulous Franca.

  • MrsBossa 8 February 2011, 1:25 pm

    Oof! You're my coloured tights guru. Come over and sort me out, Franca. Fabulous colour combo…and I love love love the skirt! Is it wool?

  • ramsey revell 8 February 2011, 2:49 pm

    How fun is this blazer! it makes me super happy just looking at it!

  • alltumbledown 8 February 2011, 3:40 pm

    Certainly not frumpy. Business suit on brightly colored acid, perhaps. I love your flair with brights– absolutely inspirational.

  • Vix 8 February 2011, 3:42 pm

    Not frumpy in the slightest, gorgeous colours, fitted and fun. xxx

  • Linda 8 February 2011, 4:26 pm

    Not frumpy!
    Can we talk about how fun that blazer is? I'm glad you showed that one off and not the one that you associate with nerves. You are always so bold in your color choices and it always pays off!

    The Auspicious Life

  • Ariel M Adkins 8 February 2011, 4:43 pm

    I love this!!! Blue and green has to be the best combination ever, and it is stunning on you.

  • Charee Lenee' 8 February 2011, 5:17 pm

    You are right, they are SO wrong! This blue and green combo looks great and I love your blazer!! Too CUTE!!! 🙂

  • missioncloset 8 February 2011, 5:38 pm

    These colors are so great! So glad I found you on Everybody Everywear.

  • Mojca_stefanic 8 February 2011, 5:46 pm

    Gorgeous colours! I looove this outfit!

  • Alexandra Thérèse 8 February 2011, 5:59 pm

    I don't think that your skirt looks frumpy at all – it is just quit work-wearish that's all! I love the very vivid blue of it and your blazer is a really nice touch too.

    Alexandra Thérèse xx


  • Melissa 8 February 2011, 6:08 pm

    This is anything BUT frumpy! I love that you wore a patterned blazer!

  • madam0wl a.k.a Sandra 8 February 2011, 6:24 pm

    Love the blazer! Is it denim?

  • BetweenLaundryDays 8 February 2011, 6:50 pm

    Um, that blazer is painfully badass.

  • Citizen Rosebud 8 February 2011, 6:54 pm

    Blue & green together I remember reading somewhere, long ago (like in high school) were the colors of self awareness. I don't know if it's true, but those particular of green and blue look like spring to me, and happy-go-lucky. I love that skirt, frumpy or not, a classic pencil in electric blue- how easy to love this? Your two blazers being so different is interesting. Two different sides of yourself, and this one is fun, fun, fun. I don't feel the least bit nervous looking at its cuteness. But I do hope your next time thrifting you pick up one or two more blazers, the kind that you sling on to go to the market, or meet friends at a cafe.

  • Rad 8 February 2011, 8:47 pm

    At this angle, you look chic and retro in that skirt. I don't think you look frumpy at all. The colors in this outfit are great.
    Sometimes, my fella thinks certain pieces are "frumpy" that I don't agree with, but he prefers clothes that are body conscious in general.

  • Emily, Resplendent Tranquility 8 February 2011, 8:53 pm

    Blue and green has always been a favorite combination of mine. I let out a loud ''ooooh'' when I saw this outfit, hehe. I love the shades you chose to wear. They work so well together, so ''pssh'' to whoever says blue & green is a no-no 😉

  • brittneynsmart 8 February 2011, 9:23 pm

    okay, first of all, i LOVE the colors here. so bright and cheery but not, like, juvenile and obnoxious. secondly, your skirt is awesome…i think it would be even awesomer if you shortened it just, like, an inch or two. seriously, it might make all the world of difference (for your husband, if nothing else!). anyway. just an idea. and thirdly: love this whole blazer-catalyzed ensemble.

  • Mrs. J 8 February 2011, 10:49 pm

    The mixture of bright colors is my favorite thing to do, so I'm loving this outfit! I'm going to definitely do a remix of this look! The color combo is perfect!!

  • Pixie in Pumps 8 February 2011, 11:55 pm

    I LOVE all the color in this. What vibrant color choices! I think Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy would approve! You look amazing.

  • Daisydayz25 9 February 2011, 2:54 am

    Amazing blazer, so cute and I love how brave you are with colours!

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  • Thessa 9 February 2011, 4:13 am

    Love the pinstripes, green and blue! That bear/kitty thing on the blazer is the cutest thing :D.

  • Danielle O'B 9 February 2011, 4:23 am

    Wow! Fantastic! Rules be damned because you look great in blue and green!

  • sartoriography 9 February 2011, 4:53 am

    This outfit is definitely not frumpy, even with a longer skirt. In fact, I think it's quite sexy and flattering in how it fits your curves. Toss on some heels and you're a 60's hottie (albeit in an unusual color).

    We're next to each other on the EBEW site right now. This makes me feel quite pleased with my excellent position! 🙂

  • Terri 9 February 2011, 4:54 am

    It is decidely NOT frumpy. Admiring the beautiful blue beads.

  • Misfit Sarah 9 February 2011, 1:08 pm

    I cannot tell you how much i LOVE this outfit. The colours! The stripes! The colours! You look amazing.

    Sarah xxx

  • oranges_and_apples 9 February 2011, 3:56 pm

    thank you everyone, I'm too busy for individual replies, but your kind comments are much appreciated!

  • oranges_and_apples 9 February 2011, 3:57 pm

    no, it's quite a thin cotton with a woven appearance.

  • Stef 9 February 2011, 7:38 pm

    You are rocking the green & blue combi 🙂 and I love the kawaii embroidery on your blazer! 😀

  • LORENA 11 February 2011, 8:28 pm

    This combination is very pretty on you.
    These colors look amazing together, it's like the green grass and the blue sky, there is something so very real about it… however for some reason I never put them together…

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    It is indeed wool. dry clean only, which is a bit of a pain, but I've
    handwashed it a few times and it doesn't seem to have done it any harm.

    And i'm telling you, bright tights are a cheap investment!