Zara dress, Primark blazer, Primark belt, M&S tights, ASOS pixie boots
I really love this outfit. The dress is a classic wardrobe piece that I wear time and time again. Starting this blog has made me really think about what I’m putting on every morning – I don’t have a HUUUUUUGE collection of clothing, which means I often wear the same things again and again. The trick is learning how to make each outfit look fresh and new. Coloured tights have been my saviour, I’m building up a mighty fine collection that I can mix and match with different dresses. This blazer was a summer purchase. It’s a fab, slouchy jersey material but has the tendency to swamp me and look a little… saggy. By belting it like this, I got a nice, sharp shape that looks pretty modern. And it makes my lovely floral dress look brand spanking new. Outfit win!
Another day, another dollar. Or pound, as the case may be. Today’s outfit is a tried and tested favourite of mine – what’s not to love about stripes, red tights and flamingos? Nothing I tell you, absolutely nothing. I originally paired the flamingo vest with my new high waisted tulip skirt but felt too dressed up for work (and the skirt is quite tight and not particularly suitable for a day spent sitting at a desk!) so changed to my failsafe.
I don’t want to add up how much this little lot cost me… It’s a well known fact among my friends, family and workmates that I love nail varnish. I almost always have painted nails – it’s an instant happy boost. Painting your nails doesn’t make you feel too fat, too tall, big footed or uncool like clothes and shoes can on a bad day. Looking down at a brightly coloured perfect 10 (or 20, if I have bare feet!) is a great feeling. This is only a small portion of my huge collection. These are my favourite shades and brands, and right now I’m rocking chocolate brown. I actually got rid of quite a few pots a few weeks ago, including a poorly advised pink glitter and a neon yellow that stained my nails through base coat. So, my tip for a gloomy day is to give your nails a lick of paint. Not only will it cheer you up no end, but it gives you a great get out clause when it comes to housework. Happy painting!
Truffle Shuffle tee, Gap jeans, ASOS pixie boots, New Look blazer, thrifted pearls
Aaah, Friday. I welcome you with open arms! I love Fridays because they’re so relaxed – everyone’s given up on the week and we’re all gearing up for the weekend. I adore this pinstriped blazer. It’s an instant updater – I can sling it over anything and it just looks fresh. The jeans are classics from Gap, and the tee has been hanging around my wardrobe for a good few years. It’s such good quality, it always looks fab. Mr and I are going for pizza now – happy weekend to you all! 🙂
Interesting pose I’ve got going on here! This was a bit of a rushed photo, so my apologies for that. My current style crush is Joan Holloway from Mad Men. I love her sunset orange hair, her figure hugging dresses and her general air of utter style confidence. My outfit today is a modern take on that pencil skirt, blouse and heels combination that worked so well for 50s secretaries. The skirt is my fail safe – it goes with everything, is comfortable and flattering and I j’adore it. The blouse was a fab eBay find, although I’ve seen very similar styles in H&M too. The booties are my latest eBay prize… I had to take flats with me though, as heels like these were not made for driving!