21 Jun 2018

Light And Bright: The Blazer

Light And Bright: The Blazer on vickiarcher.com

I have a thing for jackets.

All jackets but in particular, the utility jacket and the blazer; not to be confused with coats – they are a whole other story.

A jacket makes me feel good.

Really good. Whatever works, right?

When I wear a jacket I feel full of confidence and well dressed. There is nothing rational about this but it just is the way it is. A blazer with my jeans, a blazer and skirt or a blazer over tuxedo pants; it doesn’t matter where or when I simply love a blazer. And there are never too many, never ever.

I have loved jackets ever since I can remember and fashion and I go way back.

There is a jacket I am very fond of. It’s the one button jacket, almost reminiscent of a school blazer. This style, in particular, I wear with my jeans and with a fuller skirt. Skirts with this shape of jacket work very well and can flatter surprisingly.  Think of the famous Dior silhouette – that’s where I take my inspiration for this outfit.

In summer the one button in cotton or linen is very workable and an asset in the wardrobe. Mine needs a refresh and I’m thinking lighter and brighter as the weather holds its own.

I admit I have been looking. xv

Button Up: Once

frame stripe  ||  1901 cotton twill  || frame pleated  ||  1901 cotton chambray  ||  fabiana fillipi ||  akris punto cotton   ||  elie tahari one button

image via couturezilla

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Have been loving my green linen jacket, a cross between khaki and forest green in colour, with cuffs that when rolled up reveal a black and white fine line pattern of cicadas and some dots. Found it in the Souleiado boutique in Cannes a few weeks ago and wear it over black jeans and knitted cotton black tank top -and topped with an over size Sonia Rykiel silk carre in similar colourway. Love the combination, relaxed yet works for lunch in restaurants like le Grand Vefour because it looks as though you’re dressed but not trying too hard. Love/love shopping France, specially now the sales are on. Just found a fabulous OTT orange Murano glass chunky ring in the Galerie Vivienne, in the sale of course.
Looking forward to seeing pics of your terrace with the new planting when finished!
Best wishes, Pamela


Dear Vicki, we are in St Remy tonight – Fete de la Musique – very warm – no need for jackets!!! Strolled past your new hotel, can’t wait to see it open! When will this happen? best wishes, Jeanette (Tasmania)


It is open Jeanette.. You can ring the bell during the day if the door is closed.. :)

Michelle à Détroit

I do love that pale blue checked jacket in the featured photo, Vicki. It reminds me a bit of vintage Armani without the HUMONGOUS shoulders. Yes, yes and YES to the blazer. My secret- I love equestrian show coats because they are always cut with a defined waist and hips and they often come in a long. Tweed hacking jackets send me over the moon and show coats take me back.


Thank you Vicki, that would be lovely. Last night Fete de la Musique was gorgeous in St Remy – all the main streets closed, restaurants and bars spilling into the streets, little children dancing to the music. We were very taken by the serious tango and dancing in Place Favier! What a beautiful town.


Hello dear Vicki! I still have not taken advantage of the blazer! One day, maybe, perhaps because of where we live; I either am wearing a big sweater in the classroom, a large Parka in transit during the cold, winter school months or a t-shirt or tank top in the summer! Lovely designs, as always chez vous!


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