SS2021 The first fashion post of the year

I’ve actually had this new blazer hanging in my wardrobe since November, dying to share it with you. I’m calling this a SS2021 edition because it’s not really winter wear is it?

I picked the best day to go out and shoot photos. The first sunny day in ages but don’t be deceived. The temperature was minus 3 degrees and it was freezing! I have my Teddy coat hanging on the tripod for warmth as soon as I was done! What us bloggers do eh?


Remember the brand Tissardi that I featured last year? This beautiful bag, such a great Chloe dupe? Hard not to forget because it’s been featured so much. It’s my favourite bag I have in my wardrobe.

This year, from Tissardi I have been kindly gifted this Fulini Virgin Wool Blazer. Now, there was a discrepancy with the sizing here. Totally my fault, I ordered the wrong size and it is supposed to be double-breasted. But after trying it on with a few different outfits I actually like how it fits. I rarely fasten my blazers so I’m happy with it and decided not to exchange.

This Cream blazer will mix well with my SS2021 wardrobe

The jacket is a real super soft wool, it’s unlined but I can deal with that. What I was worried about when I first clapped eyes on this jacket was how I was going to keep it clean. But it’s machine washable at 30 degree’s so this made up my mind to order. I just love how classic and rich looking it is. Love at first sight!


One thing I won’t moan about during lockdown is that I can take photos in areas that would normally be heaving with people. Barley Lands in Essex is full of craft shops and family farm-themed park and is completely deserted and I have the whole place to myself! The grandchildren love it here and we visit often when it’s open. And I must say, it’s lovely to be out for a bit.


I’ve paired the blazer with a simple long-sleeve T-shirt and Cigarette trousers from H&M. I bought the cigarette trousers in black and loved them, so I purchased these beige ones after. They are available in other colours and I’m tempted to buy more. This colour I’m wearing is currently priced at £6.00! but at full price, they are only £17.99 and worth every penny of that

I think the blazer is going to work well with all my neutral-toned wardrobe later in the year and will look great with denim too. I have some cream jeans I think this will look great with it. The quality of the blazer is very good and I think I will love it as much as the bag I received.

The Tissardi site has so many beautiful items for SS2021 on there. I have a huge wish list! including the straight cut leather trousers. But which colour? Hmm. I’ve been promising myself some real leather trousers for some time.

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Accessories maketh the outfit


Wearing all neutral tones, accessories are key I think. The Fendi scarf was found in a charity shop years ago and I was so pleased when I found it. On showing it to mum, her eyes lit up. “Oh I love it ” she said. Of course, it came straight off my neck and wrapped onto hers.

Now I have taken possession back. This is the first time I’ve worn it and I could smell her perfume on it. This choked me up a bit.


The Sunglasses I’d like to mention. If any of you are petite like me and find it hard to get the right fitting sunglasses, take a look at SmartBuy Glasses. They have all the designer brands including an Asian fit. Perfect for us Petites! They have some beauties for SS2021


Of course the bag that goes with everything. I just love the colour. It is available in other colours too, but I knew this colour would work best for me and it hasn’t disappointed.

The shoes are from VanDal shoes. The heel height is perfect and these are very comfortable. Currently on sale at the moment, and again the colour mixes well with everything. This is what I love about a capsule wardrobe of neutrals! Everything just pairs together so easily.

And then, of course, the final accessory, my trusty Baukjen belt. This reversible belt (it’s black on the other side) completes my first SS2021 look. Oh, and before I go and warm-up, don’t forget the 20% discount code for Baukjen that I have. The black top that I wore in the last post is just gorgeous. Use the code VM20 for the discount off full-priced items.

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Keep you and yours safe and well xx

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    • laurie
      February 16, 2021 / 8:11 am

      Hi Allie! Thank you. Thanks for stopping by xx

  1. January 23, 2021 / 4:57 pm

    Ah love this H to T winter white look! You look great πŸ™‚

    Allie of

    • laurie
      January 30, 2021 / 7:39 pm

      Hi Allie. Thank you! I’m so pleased with these items. Thanks for stopping by xx

  2. January 21, 2021 / 10:46 pm

    Looks a great jacket, and goes so well with your outfit – love the scarf. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      January 30, 2021 / 7:39 pm

      Thanks Stephanie. That scarf was such a good find! xx

  3. January 19, 2021 / 11:18 am

    A wonderful post! I like your scarf and your bag. I love it to wear scarfes in different sizes, Colors and material. It is my favorit accessoire.
    XO Martina

    • laurie
      January 20, 2021 / 7:50 am

      Thank you Martina. I have so many scarves, many of them were mums and I just don’t wear them enough. I need to fix that xx

  4. January 18, 2021 / 8:02 pm

    How clever you are with these neutral tones Laurie. On me these would look drab and dull and yet your take is always stylish and classy. The jacket looks like a great addition to your wardrobe and isn’t that good to be able to wash it too?

    Wishing you a belated Happy New Year darling.

    Keep safe!
    Lots of love
    Anna xxx

    • laurie
      January 20, 2021 / 7:52 am

      Thanks So much Anna. I find it such an easy way to dress and every neutral just pairs up! xx

  5. January 17, 2021 / 11:59 am

    Laurie, your blazer is absolutely gorgeous! In the spring and summer, I was seeing lots of pure white blazers and I have to admit that I was not much of a fan. But this stunning ivory/winter white shade on a wool blazer is an entirely different story! I would wear this lovely piece in a heartbeat. And how great that it is machine washable. I actually just washed a few blazers in the machine (they were marked dry clean only) and I was pleasantly surprised how well they washed! Thanks for linking!


    • laurie
      January 20, 2021 / 7:54 am

      I think the material/texture is what makes the jacket so special Shelbee. Thank you xx

  6. January 17, 2021 / 10:31 am

    Such a lovely neutral outfit and your mum’s scarf is a great finishing touch with it! You look really stylish πŸ™‚

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

  7. January 16, 2021 / 10:13 am

    Great look, Laurie. Beautiful photos πŸ™‚

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Claire. I’m so pleased with the blazer xx

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 9:57 am

      Thank you Karen. Happy new year to you xx

  8. January 14, 2021 / 3:21 pm

    This is such an elegant, chic look Laurie – with all my favourite neutral colours! A great outfit to take into Spring.
    Love it xx

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:02 am

      Thanks Alison. Yes, I know all of these items are going to get worn a lot! xx

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:11 am

      Hi Fonda! Thank you. I’m so pleased with it all. Thank you for stopping by xx

  9. January 13, 2021 / 5:52 am

    It’s a fabulous look on you! That’s a gorgeous blazer and I love that scarf!

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:13 am

      Hi Lovely. Thank you. I had forgotten about the scarf. I think I only paid a few pounds for it too! xx

  10. January 13, 2021 / 2:44 am

    What a classic look, Laurie! Beautiful!


    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:17 am

      Thanks so much Michelle. Happy new year xx

  11. January 12, 2021 / 9:34 pm

    It’s been so cold hasn’t it Laurie, this is a picture and I can see you wearing this in Spring and Summer paired with other bits too. Jacqui πŸ™‚

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:20 am

      Can’t wait for the better weather. The blazer will be on repeat!

  12. January 12, 2021 / 4:49 pm

    What us bloggers do indeed! Risk hypothermia and all …
    A gorgeous blazer, so I fully understand why you couldn’t wait to show it to us.
    The bag is wonderful too, and I’m swooning over that Fendi scarf. What a find!
    I hope you are well and keeping safe, Laurie! xxx

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:24 am

      Thanks Ann. It makes a change for me to find a good bargain like this xx

  13. January 12, 2021 / 2:56 pm

    You are the epitome of classiness! Each piece works so well with each other and I do love the blazer unbottoned!
    What a great memory with the scarf being able to remember your mom when you wear it.

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:26 am

      Thank you Mireille. I had forgotten about the scarf and it was good to find it. I don’t think I paid much for it either! xx

  14. January 12, 2021 / 4:07 am

    Love your first fashion post of 2021, Laurie. Once again, you nailed it with effortless elegance and excellent taste. The blazer is gorgeous, can’t believe that is washable. Sorry to learn that you guys are in lockdown, again. At least you can find some positive sites of it πŸ™‚

    • laurie
      January 17, 2021 / 10:27 am

      Oh to be on your little island Anna. It must be lovely to feel safe too xx

  15. January 11, 2021 / 7:05 pm

    I was just wondering today where you have been! Great Laurie look! Elegant, classy, classic and with neutral colors. Nice to read again from you!

    • laurie
      January 11, 2021 / 9:08 pm

      Always here, Nancy! Just a slight change to my usual day of posting. Glad you enjoyed xx

  16. jodie
    January 11, 2021 / 5:01 pm

    I just love that blazer Laurie. I heard once that quality pieces are unlined because then you can see the workmanship on the inside…it’s not covered by the lining. Interesting huh??

    • laurie
      January 11, 2021 / 9:10 pm

      Well I must say it’s quality made Jodie. I’m so pleased with it xx

  17. January 11, 2021 / 4:44 pm

    Your first fashion post of the year and what a stunner – a perfect Laurie outfit, elegant and beautifully accessorized. Pinned to my Fab Blogger Outfits board!

    • laurie
      January 11, 2021 / 9:10 pm

      Oh! Thank you so much Gail. I will take a look at that xx

  18. January 11, 2021 / 2:40 pm

    Light and bright, I like it!

    • laurie
      January 11, 2021 / 9:11 pm

      Hi Barbara. Thank you. I so prefer brights over darks xx

  19. January 11, 2021 / 2:01 pm

    OMG you must’ve been freezing your ass off, Laurie!! LOL
    Love the outfit…it’s all perfectly you. Sadly, not my colours at all though.
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      January 11, 2021 / 9:12 pm

      Yes I certainly was Suzy. All for the love of the blog! xx

  20. January 11, 2021 / 12:26 pm

    I’m all about neutrals lately and this outfit is so pretty! Your scarf is gorgeous and such a great find! Perfect completer piece for this look!


    • laurie
      January 11, 2021 / 9:13 pm

      hanks Jill. It pairs with the outfit perfectly. I need to wear my scarves more often. xx