Hey everyone! You’ve seen this blazer before (here) but I find it so pretty and flattering that I wanted to show it off again (and they’re now offering it in another color too!). This time I’m wearing it with another pretty dress and my new spring purse plus my trusty black pumps. Yes, I know. I’m a little bit obsessed with dresses this spring! But, they’re working so well for my shape and so easy to wear!
So, one unexpected perk to blogging is making friends. I feel like a blog is the contemporary version of being pen-pals (remember those?). I write, then someone writes me back. Yes, it’s a little one-sided because you all can see me and I can’t see you (unless you came to my blog birthday party!) but I still feel the friendship in your words.
There is also a connection between other bloggers. I hear that the young women bloggers are more competitive and don’t collaborate much but among the over 40 crowd it is the opposite! I think because we know there are few bloggers our age so supporting each other is beneficial. But, I also think we’re at the age where we realize friendships make everything worth while!
I was invited by one of my good blogging friends, Anna, to collaborate with her Ping Pong Post bloggers. Every month these three ladies pick an item to style and invite another blogger to join them. I joined them this month and the item we were all styling was blazers. Such a variety!
Here is Anna from Anna’s Island Style. She lives on a picturesque island off the coast of England. She swims in the sea around her island, which I find fascinating and read her swimming stories with such interest. She also is the most fearless dresser. She mixes prints, colors, sequins and high heels with such ease that I am in awe! Just see for yourself on her Instagram account!
Blazer: Vila Clothes Blouse: Jo-Ed Sophisticates Skirt: charity shop Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, California Tights: Topshop Pearls: Debenhams Rings: charity shop
The blazer she is wearing was a gift from her husband and it is such an Anna item. Not only does it fit like a glove but has a great print. Anna doesn’t stop there though! She is someone who shows that “more is more”! She also does a lot of thrift shopping and finds really great items and then writes a blog post about her haul. They are some of my favorite posts!
This is Ann from Kremb de la Kremb. She is an American living in Tokyo. She is such an edgy, rebel dresser (despite being a school librarian!). She is always showing her exotic vacation photos and videos on Instagram. Plus, look at those legs!
Sunnies–Thailand Night Market in Hua Hin Earrings–Betsy Johnson (and one sadly just broke!) Necklaces–TJ Maxx Tank–Florence Market Blazer–H&M and then a swap! Denim Skirt–DIY from second hand shop Trainers–Adidas
She has a great story about this blazer. She bought it in Beijing but never really wore it so ended up giving it away at a swap meet. She, of course, started missing it immediately after that (don’t we all do that?). The next year she went back to the same swap meet and there it was! This time she bought it and now it’s made it’s blog debut! Her awesome t-shirt she bought in Florence. I think I’m having travel-shopping envy!
Our final blogger is Samantha from Fake Fabulous. She is from Scotland and describes herself as an average woman just trying to look good…and she does in every post! I mean, look at that cute haircut!
SHOES: Topshop TIGHTS: Gipsy SHIRT: Urban Outfitters BLAZER: Primark BROOCH & EARRINGS: Gifts BAG: FIORELLI SKIRT: Boden
She wanted to ditch the whole idea of blazers as being businesswear and stuffy and serious. So, she added the shiny silver shoes plus the big pops of color from the red clutch and brooch, not to mention the very colorful tights. Her favorite quote is “It is better to be looked over than overlooked” from Mae West. I’m sure she is never overlooked! You can see lots of her outfits on her Instagram account.
It’s been such fun to collaborate with these ladies! I feel like a real blogger with real blogger colleagues! I hope you’ve enjoyed this variety of blazers and perhaps met some new ladies who each have a unique style. Friendships come in all shapes and styles, don’t they?
Linking up with these ladies at High Latitude Style!
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