Steal My Style - Tailored Blazer


Spring has finally sprung, so of course, I used the opportunity to plan an outfit, whip out my sunnies, and head to Kildare Village. I planned my outfit around a few new pieces that I haven't yet worn, and I have to say that I am quite happy with the end result. As I do with all of my Steal My Style posts (which you can find here), I will break this outfit down, and if a piece is no longer available, I will try my best to find an affordable lookalike.


You will probably remember this Dorothy Perkins tailored blazer from when I featured it in a Budget Bargains post a short while ago, which you can read here. I purchased it almost two months ago in the Dorothy Perkins sale, but the weather hasn't been good enough to wear it until now. I am obsessed with everything about this blazer, from the colour to the fit to the good quality material, it definitely has to be the best €13 I've spent in a long time. Unfortunately, it has sold out in purple, but it is still available in a cobalt blue.




Dorothy Perkins Tailored Fit Button Blazer
Was €45  Now €13
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I have got more wear out of this New Look top than I can count because it goes with absolutely everything. I love the delicate pink-nude shade, and I feel that it really gives my outfit some major spring vibes. It is quite long, so I always tuck it in. It's no longer in stock, but I have found a cute lookalike which just happens to be on sale (hurry, there are very few sizes left).




New Look Scallop Hem Cami
Was €14.99  Now €8
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After needing to purchase a good fitting pair of black jeans for quite some time, I purchased this pair from Noisy May. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, Noisy May are owned by Bestseller, the company that also owns brands such as Only, Vero Moda, Vila, and many others. I really love all of these brands as they are very affordable and great quality. A lot of my most-worn jeans are from Pieces, another brand owned by Bestseller. From my experience, jeans from any of the Bestseller brands that I have listed are genuinely some of the most flattering, comfortable, and affordable jeans I own, and the quality is really good. In regards to sizing, I got my regular size, XS (UK 6-8), but I decided to go with the shortest leg length (30 inches) so that they would be cropped, which is perfect for summer. I bought them online so it was a little bit of a gamble as I usually go for the longest leg length (34 inches), but I'm delighted with them.




Noisy May Ella HW Super Skinny Fit Jeans
Was €24.99  Now €15.89
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These shoes! I am head over heels in love with them (pun intended). If you read my Designer Vibes - Gucci Loafers post, you will know that I love the Gucci loafer, but unfortunately, I am unable to afford their substantial price tag. I bought these genuine leather Dune loafers as an affordable alternative, and I love them. They are such a classic style and definitely one of my favourite shoe purchases ever. I don't want to take them off!

Dune Guilt Loafers
£75
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This Kate Spade backpack is another piece influenced by my mom (thanks mom!). Personally, backpacks are not really my style, but my mom really liked it, so I bought it in advance for college as it's an ideal size - not too small and not too big. Fast forward quite a while, and I've grown to really love it. I decided to give it its debut with my loafers because they matched so perfectly. I've also learnt that if my mom likes something and I'm unsure about it, I should just buy it because I will end up loving it. Because I've had this bag for so long without wearing it, it is no longer available in black, but there is almondine option that is currently reduced to just over €200. I will link both this and an affordable black lookalike.
Kate Spade Chester Street Kacy Backpack
Was $379  Now $265
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Guess Terra Backpack
€109
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Ray-Ban definitely has to be one of the most well-known high-end sunglasses brands available. I know that it might sound outrageous to some to be spending a few hundred on sunglasses considering that us Irish don't see the sun very often, but I view them as a wise investment. Cheap sunglasses usually have little to no UV protection, so for your health's sake, investing in a good quality pair is definitely worth it. There are so many options when it comes to Ray-Ban sunglasses, but I chose the 'Original Wayfarer Classic' in black with the classic green lenses. For an additional €50, I got the polarized lenses, which will more or less eliminate glare and drastically increase clarity. I wouldn't recommend ordering sunglasses online as you really need to try them on to ensure that they suit your face shape and compliment your features. Instead, I would highly recommend Vision Express for both prescription glasses and sunglasses as they have a huge selection of both affordable and designer eyewear and they are so helpful and knowledgeable.



Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classic
Non-Polarized €142 - Click to purchase
Polarized €192 - Click to purchase


You may remember that recently I collaborated with Welly Merck, a Swiss luxury watch brand. I wrote a really detailed post on their watches as part of my collaboration, which you can read here. There are so many details about Welly Merck watches that I love, and one of them is how easy it is to customize them. For this outfit, I chose to wear my black croc-textured leather watch strap to match my loafers and backpack. This strap is genuine leather, and really durable. I feel that a complementing watch really completes any outfit, which is why I love having a variety of straps to compliment everything in my wardrobe.




Welly Merck Classic Berlin R
$159
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Rachel x




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  1. I got your blog from blogger forum, I'm here just to tell you that you are cute ;-)

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