Today is the first of five posts showcasing some of my favourite looks from Carriage Trade Boutique. Why do I love Carriage Trade? The obvious reason is the clothing – great selection of fashionable clothing. The best reason is the service, the sales staff is all about service. They can outfit you for a casual dinner with friends or power lunch for work. Since we know the only power lunch I take is with my two and a half year old I am focusing on casual looks. Some of these pieces can be added to your work wardrobe and make it more versatile. If had had more disposable income I’d be disposing of it at Carriage Trade!
I love Smythe blazers, to me they are epitome of what blazers should do for you – make you look fabulous. Such a simple answer, the reason they are so wonderful is because they are cut to enhance a woman’s frame and the fabrics they use are durable and lay perfectly. They are an investment piece – with prices starting at $500. I promise they are worth every penny. Did I forget to mention that Smythe is Canadian? It really is craftsmanship you are paying for.
I am wearing J Brand pants that are made out of a scuba like material. Way too much fun to wear!
This jacket is cut like a riding coat, comes in at the waist and covers the bum. Please remember ladies that this blazer is not meant to be tight around your waist – Why you may ask? This blazer should last you into winter. Hear me out, you can put a nice sweater (Autumn Cashmere or any cashmere, knit etc) under this blazer and wear it during those cold times. I am not saying you’ll be walking around the neighbourhood but what about when you going to the mall? Who wants to wear their winter coat? Smythe blazer and sweater works much better, you will not be over-heated and carrying the winter coat (plus all your kids stuff) around. That’s how I wore mine last winter.
This outfit would work with flats or a great pair of riding boots. Honestly all I would need is some stables and I would be the perfect “English Lady”.