Work and play


blazer – Zara (last worn here)
stripe jumper – H&M (last worn here)
DIY boyfriend shorts – Primark (last worn here)
flicker court – Aldo (ON SALE!)
glasses – Mango
belt – Joules, woven bag – Mango
watch – Michael Kors, bracelets – various
moody model nail polish – H&M 

leather lead – vintage Oakberry
coat – model’s own c/o Infindigo 

Sometimes I have to admit there’s a fine line between work and play wear for me.  After work I ditched the blazer and heels in favour of running shoes (not for running obviously, that’s something I used to do during the hours I remember so fondly… free time).  I discussed my quick transition with the husband on our evening dog walk and he suggested that perhaps if my trainers didn’t have neon yellow laces it wouldn’t have been such a swift tumble in the fashion stakes.  But what does he know, neon is in… or at least it was – fashion is fleeting.

But rather than focus on the negative of my downgrade, I want to big up the real positive here – it has become acceptable, fashionable even, to don anything slouchy and comfy (and heck, if it has the word ‘boyfriend’ in front of it you’ll get extra points) – just and add heels for instant street cred.





  1. 29 Aug / 10:29 am

    Love the jacket you are wearing. Your dog always makes me smile!

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:19 am

      I know, he makes me smile too – often I think because he looks like he’s smiling 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:19 am

      Me too – they seem to really go with EVERYTHING!

  2. 29 Aug / 11:20 am

    This is an impeccable look!! It works with heels and it instantly turns Scandi with trainers! I love shorts and blazer on you methinks is one of your star pairings!!

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 5:00 pm

      think it’s one of my favs too 🙂

  3. 29 Aug / 1:24 pm

    I reeeeally love the slouchy + heels look but i feel like i can never pull it off – I’m too little! it really does look like i’ve just literally put my boyfriends clothes on (which I frequently do, but that isn’t the point). you pull it off so well though – i couldn’t be more envious of those legs! 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 5:01 pm

      I suppose that is the point! Maybe just stick to slouchy top or bottom rather than both and then you won’t be so drowned in slouch?

  4. 29 Aug / 1:29 pm

    Beautiful jacket! Love it with shorts 😉

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 5:01 pm

      thanks tina

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 5:02 pm

      thanks sheree – had them both for ages but they still keep going from season to season 🙂 love it when clothes do that!

  5. 29 Aug / 3:56 pm

    When I saw you and your fluffy, adorable pooch on Refinery29, I knew I had to visit your site! And I am so glad I did. 🙂
    You look beautiful in this outfit – I really like the marine slight marine look here. Those ( nautical ) stripes are awesome. And oh, did I mention your dog is adorable? 😛 ( you must hear that so often! ^^ )

    ♥ xixia

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 5:03 pm

      Often yes but I don’t mind 🙂 I agree, he is adorable! Thanks so much for visiting.

  6. 29 Aug / 4:27 pm

    I’ve always been afraid of doing the monochromatic look- but the blues on denim blues work for you! I think its because you broke it up with some blue and white stripe patterns. Great look!

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 5:03 pm

      I think, like you say, so long as you break it up a little then it works ok

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 5:03 pm

      thank you

  7. 29 Aug / 6:24 pm

    Confession – I LOVE anything slouchy, flowy, roomy but clingy at the same time and ultimately anything cool with a slight masculinity to it! I can understand why they are trendy 🙂 You look fabulous and I think I’d prefer this outfit with a comfy Converse instead!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY (where fashion and food collide!)

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:13 pm

      ha don’t worry 60% of the day was spent with the comfy footwear 😉

  8. 29 Aug / 8:33 pm

    the blue combo is amazing and the shoes is an amazing touch xxx

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:13 pm

      thanks eva

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:14 pm


  9. Gayle
    29 Aug / 8:36 pm

    Looking sylish as ever Mrs!!! x

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:14 pm

      thank you gayle (although ripped jeans and a tee today w/ Converse – don’t think that one will be making it onto the blog… well, not a whole post anyway)

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:15 pm

      thanks so much borjana – so pleased you like it.x

    • Thankfifi
      29 Aug / 11:39 pm

      thanks vicki – heels to the fashion rescue 😉

  10. 30 Aug / 10:32 am

    Lovely bag! I like how easy it is to change the look of an outfit just by adding heels, you’re right that it’s a quick fashion fix! 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      30 Aug / 8:01 pm

      me too! always an easy way to make a look look ‘done’

  11. 30 Aug / 1:06 pm

    Pretty cool combination!

    • Thankfifi
      30 Aug / 8:02 pm

      thanks carmen – glad you like it

  12. 30 Aug / 9:18 pm

    what a cute jacket, i love this outfit 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      30 Aug / 9:45 pm

      thanks so much!

  13. 30 Aug / 9:21 pm

    Adorable! Love the outfit!

    Your dog is also super cute!


    • Thankfifi
      30 Aug / 9:45 pm

      thanks chelsea.x

  14. 31 Aug / 8:39 am


    • Thankfifi
      1 Sep / 10:55 am

      thanks so much 🙂

  15. 2 Sep / 3:22 am

    Your jacket is amazing! I love the style and color!

    • Thankfifi
      2 Sep / 8:51 am

      I wish I could have bought it in more than one colour but it was on sale and the only one 🙁

  16. 2 Sep / 5:32 pm

    LOVE this look! So chic and the shirt gives it attitute 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      2 Sep / 8:52 pm

      thanks melissa 🙂

  17. 2 Sep / 11:54 pm

    I love love love this look, the navy blazer is so nice, I am looking for a perfect navy jacket now and haven;t get 1 yet. X

    • Thankfifi
      3 Sep / 9:00 am

      thanks so much hallie – I got this one on sale last year but I do think zara do the best blazers 😉

    • Thankfifi
      8 Sep / 9:07 am

      thanks petra – I use this bag ALL the time

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