Sunday, 16 November 2014

SEEING STRIPES

Armani bag, striped collar shift dress | Jazzpad fashion blogger

Autumn is so beautiful isn't it? Driving through the countryside this weekend was a sea of oranges and reds, so though the leaves don't half make the steps down to my house slippy, they're still so lovely and short-lived. I think even if I called the middle of a city my home I'd still feel the urge to escape to parks and lakes for quiet.

Now, designer wares are very few and far between on this blog. When Jazzpad started back in 2009(!) I was writing about about vintage finds, nosying in charity shops and generally how to exist on a student's budget. These days, I can appreciate the odd designer splurge every now and again - Rosie's Mulbs and Jen's love of Michael Kors certainly spring to mind. Cue this little beauty...




Armani bag, striped collar shift dress | Jazzpad fashion bloggerArmani bag, striped collar shift dress | Jazzpad fashion bloggerArmani bag, striped collar shift dress | Jazzpad fashion bloggerArmani bag, striped collar shift dress | Jazzpad fashion blogger
Denim jacket - Topshop
Patent platform boots - Matalan
Armani bag - c/o Repertoire Fashion

Striped daisy dress - c/o Getthelabel.com

I recently read my clever aunt's new novel and there's a passage in there about a PR Director and the impression she wanted to give on her way to a pitch. Now, recently I've been involved with a lot of pitches, proposals and presentations, so the fictional Louboutins resonated with me. I'm not about to chuck all my high street wares, but there is certainly space in my wardrobe for something special, that will send off the right message.

So, when Repertoire Fashion contacted me to see if I wanted to review something from their Autumn range, that's when it hit me - the perfect bag! In a business environment, making a good first impression helps you on your way to a handshake (though it's not like The Apprentice, I promise).

This Armani satchel is beautifully made, big enough to carry my folders and iPad, and I'm very grateful to the shoulder strap too when stuff gets heavy. At under £200 it's not as much as an investment as, say an Alexa, but I still think that paying a little extra should guarantee you a piece that will last. AND, if you enter "JAZZPAD10" at the check out, you'll get a cheeky 10% off too!

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