Just days, literally, after I caved and FINALLY bought myself the stripe Virtu blazer I was wandering past the doors of my local Autograph store on my way to grab some food court lunch. Oh hey, I thought to myself in the eloquent way I do, new stuff. With a recently cleared cheque itching at my wallet, I went in. There on display was a picture of Spring fashion perfection. A thing of beauty. Just about the most perfect shade of peachy pink there is. Almost coral, but more subtle. you know it was wonderful because I didn’t even look at the neighbouring stripy items.

So I pulled the 22 off the rack. Come to mumma, I said. I’ll just try it on, see if it fits. If I like the cut, I thought. I really don’t need a sixth blazer right now. I live in Queensland after all. It’s about to get hot in here. Well, around here. I took a quick look in the mirror and was disappointed to see the shape did nothing for me. Oh no. Sad face. So I shook it off my shoulders and went about hanging it back up. Sad face. Brave face.

What size do you have there Melissa? said the nice Autograph lady. It looked way too big on you. Try a size smaller or two. Hope flickered in my mind. could this, would this be it!? Would she be right… Maybe. So I grabbed the 20 and it didn’t work either, she handed me the 18. As it slid onto my shoulders I knew I was about to own 6 blazers. Pink, blue, orange, black, striped and peachy pinky lovely. Note to self, not always a 22 these days. The nice Autograph lady and I both smiled. The Spring shop was on. I knew it, she knew it.

And that’s how I came to own a billion blazers and be wearing this one with a spotted blouse and denim mini, prancing about on the grass near a cow paddock. Wasn’t that a lovely story. The stuff dreams are made of really. Peachy pink coloured dreams. Dreams of spring and sunshine and cool afternoons spent relaxing with a wine while the cool breeze is kept at bay. Peachy pink dreams, ladies, peachy pink.

Blazer – Autograph

Top – Lily & Lou for Best & Less

Skirt – Lily & Lou for Best & Less

Wedges – KMart

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  • sheribombblog

    Cuuuute! Love the blazer, love the whole outfit and LOVE that your hard work at the gym is paying off! How great does it feel to realise you actually need to shop for smaller sizes now!? Go you!

  • mcchupachup

    It’s so cute and looks great! I tried it on and had the same sizing issue. They didn’t have the size that probably/maybe would have been perfect (they had higher, and lower). The girl at the store said they could order it in, but I can’t really get back there anytime soon to try on a maybe sized blazer, so I think this blazer will forever be the one that got away! So sad, haha! 🙁

    • Thank you. Love it. It’s awesome.

      Ugh. Sucks when that happens but I’m the same, almost always by the time it arrives I was pretty much over it. Getting back in there is tricky. There’s that too.

  • I thought of you when I noticed that blazer! I always do the same thing at Autograph, go for a size 20 or 22 and end up having to go down a couple of sizes! I think they are often a more generous cut. It really suits you!

    • Well see, most of my sizing was based on their store. So I was always a 22. But like anything, I’ve got clothes from a 16-26 in my wardrobe. Standardised sizing certainly does not exist. You just have to put it on and see how it fits.

  • river

    Of course you bought it! Who wouldn’t buy such a great colour!
    It looks lovely on you, I’m so glad the shop assistant suggested the alternate size.

  • Margaret

    We haven’t met before but I just wanted to say how smart you look in your new (6th) blazer. I simply love the colour. I believe you are a blogging friend of my daughter Kakka.

    • Hi Margaret, thank you. It’s such a beautiful colour. And yes, I know Kakka. Thanks for stopping by. xox

  • Oh love it, the mini looks great, your legs look super foxy! Hope you’re voice is feeling alright tonight after last nights sing star extravaganza! x

    • Thanks Lauren!

      And my voice is ok, still a bit raspy. My old singing teacher would be turning in his grave. He was anti singing in the car, let along belting out songs all night over a loud party scene. Haha.

  • I tried this blazer on too, but those shades of peach/ pink/ coral do nothing for me… In fact, they make me look all shades of ill.
    It makes me so happy though to see other people looking awesome in this, as it’s always a fave colout of mine! *le sigh*

    • Oh I hate that! I have a dress like that and it’s sooooo disappointing. I’m happy to take this one for the team. You’re welcome. 😉