Once in a while I fall in love with a brand so wholeheartedly that I feel like every single item was designed for me. Rixo is one such brand. It had me at hello about two years ago when I had my head turned by its beautifully feminine dresses and the glorious way it mixes prints. Since then, I have coveted many a piece. Therefore, when I was in London last week, staying close to “Free as a Bird” the Rixo pop-up shop in Covent Garden, I couldn’t wait to go in and try a few things on.
I came away with a blouse which I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of. In fact, I wore it the following day for my goddaughter’s 21st birthday party. I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it. Dressed up with velvet trousers and killer heels and dressed down with girlfriend jeans and star trainers. And, for smart casual occasions, with bootcut jeans and high-heeled ankle boots, like I did for the party here.
Rixo Star And Dot Blouse
A word about these bootcut jeans first though. I have to be honest and say that I’m not quite sure about them. They fit beautifully and I do aquiesce that they’re flattering by virtue of their leg-lengthening properties. However, I haven’t yet got used to seeing myself in them after wearing skinnies and boyfriend jeans for over a decade. I bought them because I knew they’d work well with the blouse and I think they do give a collective nod to the seventies, a style influence that is hot right now. But I’m just not sure. Maybe a wide-legged jean would have been better.
I adore the Rixo stars and dot blouse though and perhaps should say here that this isn’t a sponsored post and that I bought it myself. And I have a feeling it won’t be the last purchase I make from this fabulous independent brand.
I like the tie fastened in a bow, but it can be worn untied too, or draped around like a scarf.
And don’t my engagement ring and double stars ring look fab with it?
Here I am with my goddaughter. A young woman as intelligent as she is beautiful and I couldn’t be more proud of her.