Part time secretary

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Thrifted blouse, H&M skirt, Primark Cardigan, H&M tights, thrifted shoe boots

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!

Mellow yellow

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ASOS dress, Primark cardigan, M&S tights, ASOS pixie boots

I’m in love. In love with this utterly, utterly beautiful dress. Isn’t it just SO CUTE?! This dress, along with the sweet suede booties (they’re studded too, maybe I’ll take a better picture later) are my two latest ASOS finds. Well, they sent me a 20% off code on a Friday evening after two glasses of wine! I mean, what’s a girl to do?
I’m rather proud of myself tonight – I went shopping after work with a friend and didn’t buy a single thing. I walked round Primark with a delicious blue dress, knitted tank and sequin beret in my arms, and put them all back. Tough call.

Lazy Sunday

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Thomas Pink shirt, Primark blazer, Topshop leggings, Primark socks, Office boots, handmade necklace

Happy Sunday! We’re having a real lazy day, so I dressed for the occasion. Everything in this outfit slouches, and in a good way. The blazer is a cotton jersey – so comfortable. I rolled up the sleeves to show the grey marl lining, which I think is a nice, modern touch. The shirt is from the men’s section of Thomas Pink – it’s just baggy enough to wear with leggings and leggings alone. I wonder if this outfit needs a belt to give it shape? Although, belts + lounging on the sofa doesn’t particularly = comfort, so I’ll give it a miss for today.

Spring florals in autumn

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ASOS dress, Primark mac, Primark cardigan, M&S tights, Topshop shoes, Primark belt

Yikes. My hair is so short! My neck is cold. But I do quite like it. It’s a little Audrey Hepburn, minus the gorgeous elfin features and alablaster skin. Hmmm.
Anyway, the clothes. I wore this dress all summer – it’s a 50s halterneck style and so easy to sling on. When it starts to get very cold, I might try it with a polo neck or fine knit jumper. The mac was a fabulous find in Primark – I love that shop. The key to Primark shopping is to choose natural fibres (I have a few acrylic cardigans from there, they bobble so easily and make me sweat!) and don’t go for the ‘latest hot pick’, because you know everyone else will be wearing the same.

Considerations…

Posted in Blogging.

Welcome to A Little Bird Told Me…

I started blogging about a month ago with Pretty Penniless over on Tumblr. I adore posting but find most other blogs I like to nosy in on are hosted right here on Blogger. So I’ve made the move. I’ll be sad to lose my comments, but I’m transferring all my previous posts over so my style history will be preserved.

Happy new home!

Jen