Cotton Traders Friday Blazer Styled three ways

I debated for a while how to take photos of this new Cotton traders blazer. Should I go to one of my remote country spots and take shots? Then I thought I might not be setting a good example by not staying home? But then again I could count it as daily exercise?

I decided on staying home, not taking any risks, and shoot them in the garden. And being as I was at home, I could share three ways of how I would wear this blazer and it gives you a little more reading. We all have a bit of extra time on our hands, don’t we!

look one – Camel and Cream

And here I am with a halo! It was god damn hard taking the photos because the sun covers the entire garden! Anyway, here’s the new blazer. I’m so pleased with it. It’s called the Friday Blazer from Cotton Traders.

I was invited to attend the SS20 press day just before Christmas and as soon as I spotted this blazer I wanted it. This will work well with all the neutral shades I have collected the past few years.

The first look is simple. Cream top and trousers. I kept the accessories pretty simple so that the blazer didn’t look too overdressed. The pearl earrings made a good pairing with this outfit. I wear these ones a lot.

I kept wondering if any of the neighbours could see me. I bet they thought I had gone mad parading around the garden in different outfits!

The trousers are last years favourites (now on sale) I love them so much I didn’t put them away with the rest of my summer stuff. I’ve even worn these with thick chunky jumpers and they’ve looked great. You can see them worn in other posts here and here

Look two – camel and denim

Classic camel and denim. The casual weekend wear style that I love. Am I the only one who loves boot-cut jeans over any style of jean? These jeans are a good few years old now and they are still my favourite pair of jeans to date. They make my legs look longer! I’m just wearing a simple plain white T-shirt underneath to keep the look casual.

Accessories are key with this look I think. I love the gold buttons on the cuffs and the front of the blazer. The gold on the belt buckle, I wear this reversible belt on a near-daily basis. The bag and jewellery all tie the look together.

A simple but effective necklace from Baukjen that I wear a lot I thought worthy of a mention!

The blazer isn’t fitted at all. It’s quite a boxy shape and great for casual styling or a more dressed up look like my first chosen styling. This is the first item I’ve had from Cotton Traders and I’m pretty impressed. The pricing is good.

at the moment and I think the quality is good for the price. It’s also available in a gorgeous Cobalt Blue

Look three with the Cotton Traders Blazer- camel and leopard

I decided to add one look with dark colours but I have to say, it’s my least favourite look. Maybe a cream top would have been better? If you are a regular here you will already know that I shy away from anything too dark. But I wanted to show that the camel works with both light and dark. Very versatile indeed.

I’m still getting a lot of wear out of my boots. I think they are the most expensive item in my wardrobe! I’m determined to get my price per wear out of them. To be fair, they have stayed in great condition and I’m hoping they will go in the loft soon to make way for the spring-summer items to come out.

There’s plenty of wear left in them and I have no regrets spending the extra money I wouldn’t normally. The skirt I have worn many times. It’s one of my most worn items of last winter. Now on sale and most sizes available.

Which style is your favourite? Let me know!

I’ve enjoyed wearing this Amanda Wakeley bag too. Won in an Instagram competition. I couldn’t believe it when I won. I’ve always shied away from buying expensive designer accessories but the quality definitely stands out and I feel a little extra special each time I use it.

If you were to buy a designer accessory, what would you go for? Do you have an expensive designer item on a wish list?

Keep you and yours safe and well xx

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45 Comments

  1. May 13, 2020 / 4:38 pm

    that outfit is so awesome. Fits you so well. I want to have the same =)
    xoxo
    tina from wimpernverlängerung salzburg

  2. April 13, 2020 / 6:16 pm

    All great looks Laurie, my favourite is the denim! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  3. April 12, 2020 / 9:49 am

    The pictures from your garden turned out really well. I love the first one, as the sunlight is creating gloriole around your blond hair. The blazer is lovely. I’m sure that you get a lot of use of it. Thank you for sharing this post with My Red Carpet.

    Anna

    • laurie
      Author
      April 13, 2020 / 8:19 am

      Thanks Anna. I found the garden photography far more testing than being out and about! xx

  4. April 10, 2020 / 10:58 pm

    Fabulous outfits! I love the blazer, and it’s a bargain price too! I wish I could wear cream…I’m just too messy! Thanks for linking up!

    • laurie
      Author
      April 13, 2020 / 8:20 am

      Haha! I’m messy too but it doesn’t seem to make a lot of difference Emma. I literally get dressed just before I leave the house normally xx

  5. April 10, 2020 / 4:00 am

    My blazers have been unused in my closet lately. I am loving this inspiration! That blazer is beautiful on you! Such a lovely and classic piece!

    • laurie
      Author
      April 13, 2020 / 8:20 am

      Thanks Laura. I’m missing wearing mine and being out and about too xx

  6. April 9, 2020 / 4:07 pm

    I just love the blazer with the jeans and your bag is just fabulous, I love the ring handles on it!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • laurie
      Author
      April 13, 2020 / 8:21 am

      Thanks so much, Carrie. Yes, the bag is a few years old now and I love it. I wish the brand would do more of them xx

  7. April 9, 2020 / 3:00 pm

    I get that sun struggle here in the sunshine state. Your pictures turned out fabulous and I love how chic your outfits are.

    • laurie
      Author
      April 13, 2020 / 8:26 am

      Hi Chrissy. Thank you! It’s a new challenge to deal with I guess and at least it keeps me occupied at the moment xx

  8. April 9, 2020 / 1:14 am

    I like all three looks but my favorite is the camel and cream. Classic. TFS

    • laurie
      Author
      April 13, 2020 / 8:28 am

      Hi Clearissa. I’m glad you pointed out your favourite. Thank you xx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 10:53 pm

      Hi Antonella! Thank you! xx

  9. April 5, 2020 / 4:21 pm

    I love seeing how versatile your blazer is! My favorite look is with it styled with jeans!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • laurie
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 10:54 pm

      Jill, 100% my favourite I think too xx

  10. April 5, 2020 / 11:13 am

    I love the blazer, thinks it looks best with the white trousers and I love those earrings. Thanks for linking up to #pocolo and hope to see you abck in 2 weeks time, stay well

    • laurie
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you! xx

  11. April 3, 2020 / 1:33 pm

    Laurie, this is a gorgeous blazer and ever so versatile, isn’t it? I love all three ways that you have styled it. I have been going to remote places to take photos maybe once or twice a week and counting it as exercise. Basically, my husband and I take the children to vacant trails on the Army base to go for walks and we take some photos then. Other than that, I don’t even get dressed these days!

    Shelbee

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:06 am

      Yes. I can think of lots of remote places but O worried that people would think badly of me for going out at all. See. This isolation has gone to my head! xx

  12. April 3, 2020 / 9:30 am

    You look super stylish in all of them, Laurie. I really love the first one where you paired, all whites and neutrals – pure elegance. I recently read a great article about how stylish Jennifer Aniston is and her secret is white, black and neutrals. I am also struggling with finding places for photo shoots without being fined :). Stay safe and healthy

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:08 am

      This is going to be tough for us all isn’t it Anna. As I just said above I don’t want people thinking badly of me. But I know of places where there won’t be anyone. It’s the message too though isn’t it? xx

  13. April 2, 2020 / 11:04 am

    I love them all, Laurie but my favourite is the jeans – you know how much I love jeans and you look fabulous in them. That photo of you sitting down looking up at the sun is absolutely GORGEOUS! One for a frame, I think.
    I hope you and Dee (it is Dee, isn’t it??) are both keeping well
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:10 am

      Hi Suzy. Yes, it is Dee and we are well thank you. Stir crazy but well! This is what I have learned since blogging Suzy, that Neutrals are my thing. I don’t have anywhere near the problem of matching items like I used to. Stay safe lovely xx

  14. jodie filogomo
    April 1, 2020 / 9:28 pm

    I just love how you showed all the variety with this blazer Laurie!! I do like it with the darker color too!!
    We were just talking about taking photos here on our patio too…I have a feeling it’s going to be the norm for awhile. Ugh.
    OXOX
    Jodie

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:18 am

      Yes Jodie. It’s certainly going to be challenging, but hey we can do this right? I’m hoping that my readers come for the style and not the location! xx

  15. April 1, 2020 / 4:24 pm

    Love the blazer and jeans combo. I do have a thing for blazers so love all
    of these looks. Neutrals are my favourite too, so the colour of your jacket is
    Perfect.
    Alison xx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:19 am

      Thanks Alison. xx

  16. April 1, 2020 / 3:27 pm

    Hi Laurie
    I love all of these looks! Very luxe! Perhaps for Spring I love the first with the neutrals and creams. I have a few delicatre gold necklaces that I love to wear too. The blazer is gorgeous! I would love a camel one, just bought a structured white blazer .
    thank you for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:20 am

      Lovely jess. I’m thinking about getting a white one too. I have a really good off white one but it’s very stiff. I like my blazers comfortable and fluid xx

  17. April 1, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    That’s a brilliant addition to your wardrobe Laurie. It looks very high end! I love the jacket with those Baukjen white trousers and top. I have a similar problem with the garden – when the sun’s out it becomes virtually impossible to take pictures. I have to be patient and wait for the early evening.

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:23 am

      Gail, I think that’s what I’m going to have to do. Or get a gazebo! Glad you like the blazer. I’m a new fan to Cotton Traders xx

  18. March 31, 2020 / 9:06 pm

    I often wonder what the neighbours think when I take shots – do you take your own or does Dee that them for you?
    This is a fabulous jacket and I can see why you like it. Once we get out from this bloomin’ virus we can wear all our lovely summery clothes. Take care Laurie and lets hope the sun keeps shining. Jacqui xx

    • laurie
      Author
      April 2, 2020 / 8:27 am

      Thanks Jacqui. I shot all of these myself. It wasn’t easy! Way too much sunlight. I’m going to drag out the fishing umbrella next time to try cover it! xx

  19. March 31, 2020 / 8:21 pm

    Ha ha, you wonder what your neighbours would think, but shoot in public places like the next to model!! Lol. I love the first look the best, neutrals look so chique on you!

    • laurie
      Author
      April 4, 2020 / 8:42 am

      Ah, yes, Nancy. But I always choose the quiet places where no one can see me! Haha xx

  20. March 31, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    All of these looks are lovely! Finding new places to shoot photos can be challenging but you made it work!

    • laurie
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 8:08 pm

      Hi Fonda! Thank you for stopping by to comment. I hope I can find more ways to do this in the next three months xx

  21. March 31, 2020 / 2:38 pm

    These are all great looks, but the first one with the cream, gold, and those FABULOUS shoes is too perfect not to win. Love your classic style.
    It look like all my photos are on my terrace right now – I need to scout out some new locations elsewhere around the farm…

    • laurie
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 8:32 pm

      Hi Mary! A terrace sounds good to me. I’ve literally only just had my garden renovated and I don’t even have any plants or flowers yet. I’m going to try shopping online and hopefully, the photos will look more appealing. The cream is my favourite too! Thank you for stopping by xx

  22. March 31, 2020 / 12:22 pm

    Love the jeans! (You know me!)
    Well done in all this great content from home !
    Ash xx

    • laurie
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Ashley. Three months of photos up against my fence is going to be hard! xx

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