Friday, September 22, 2017

Outfit: September 12th – Stripes and Denim Pencil






So this outfit looked better in my head than I think it does here. Isn’t it annoying when that happens? I mean, it’s OK, but it would be better with heels. Or non-lace up shoes, or something.

Sweater – Topshop Tall (sale)
Skirt – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Shoes – Kaleidoscope
Necklaces – gifted
Earrings – self made

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Outfit: September 11th – Sweater Dress and Boots






Another day of torrential rain meant another day in boots. I wasn’t intending wearing boots quite so early, but it was either that or wet feet, and I hate wet feet. I was going to wear my over the knee boots, a flat heeled grey pair, but with the length of the dress it just looked too much for so early in the season. I don’t want to put on dark tights too early either, a little bit of leg on show lightens up a look just enough whilst it is still mild out.

The Saturday just gone was the Last Night of the Proms concert on the BBC, and that always kind of marks the end of the summer for me. The Proms concert season runs July to September every year and although I’m not really interested in them, I try to watch the Last Night if I can. It’s like the official start of autumn.

Dress – Bay Trading (sale)
Boots – Clarks outlet (sale)
Scarf – H&M
Necklaces – gifted
Earrings – Primark

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Outfit: September 8th – Friday Friyay!









I reached the end of the first full week back at work after my holiday, and so I was especially pleased to get to Friday. We woke up to torrential rain which, yeah, not so pleased about but it did give me chance to put on my new boots! Aren’t they the coolest? They’re the Primark dupe of the Chloe Susanna boots and I’m not usually into buying designed dupes but I was looking for some flat(ish) ankle boots, and I loved the silver hardware on these. They were only £16 too, which is about 2% of the price of the real thing. Primark have them in black and I think red too, but the hardware on those is gold which I didn’t want. They are quite a generous fit, Primark’s size 8 is usually tight on me, especially when the toe is pointy and I have to size up to a wide fit (which these are not, and I don’t think this style comes in wide fit) but I tried this pair on anyway, just in case, and what do you know they are a generous fit! So you may need to size down if you don’t have big clown feet like I do.

I paired them with distressed denim (what else?) and a t shirt and blazer because despite the rain it wasn’t going to be too chilly.

Blazer – New Look (eBay)
T shirt – Boohoo
Jeans – New Look Tall (sale)
Boots – Primark
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – Primark

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Outfit: September 7th – Smart/Casual








I took inspiration for today’s post from my own Instagram feed. I do that sometimes when I don’t know what to wear. I scrolled through and saw that back in the spring I paired this skirt with lots of more casual items – oversize sweaters, sneakers. It isn’t sweater weather just yet (and I’m really trying not to be sad about that and to enjoy the last of the summer warmth) so I picked out this blouse which has been neglected over the summer due to its polyester fabric composition, and added sneakers.


If your workplace is less casual than mine you can add heels, like I did here (I like to play dress up sometimes too…) and for a moment I almost missed wearing heels and briefly considered putting them in my bag to change into when I got to the office. But then comfort won out (I think it’s an age thing) and I stuck with the sneakers.

It may not be sweater weather but the mornings are getting a little chilly so I added my burgundy biker jacket for warmth.

Jacket – TK Maxx (sale)
Blouse – Primark
Skirt – Primark (sale)
Sneaker – Primark
Heels – Matalan

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Outfit: September 6th – Orange







The one day I don’t wear army green both my female colleagues do wear it! Guess I didn’t get that memo…

So this orange top is the twin sister of the green Long Tall Sally one that I wear a lot. I figured that as I love the shape so much the orange one would get plenty of wear too. It will, I just need to figure out what else to pair it with. You can’t go wrong with denim and stripes I find.

The zip on this skirt gave up the ghost halfway through the day (I hate plastic zips) but I think I should be able to sew in a new zip and fix it. I hope so as I love this skirt.

Blazer – TK Maxx
Top – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Skirt – Jasper Conran (Debenhams, sale)
Shoes – F+F at Tesco
Earrings – gifted
Necklace – gifted

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Outfit: September 5th – Rainy Day






What was I saying in my previous post about adding a cardi and boots to autumnalise (totally a word!) a summer dress. I guess this isn’t technically a summer dress but it does tend to stick to tights so will probably be packed away for the winter season. In the meantime though it works with light coloured boots and a cardi on a wet and rainy day. I went with a lighter weight cardi this time so that I could put my trench coat over the top (see: wet and rainy).

Cardi – Primark
Dress – Boohoo Tall
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – self made

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Outfit: September 4th – Just Add a Cardi






I read the best tip over on Putting Me Together last week: if you want to make a summer dress autumnal just add a dark coloured cardi and boots. It wasn’t cold or wet enough for boots this day, but the cosy cardi definitely worked against the morning chill. I almost wore the striped flats from my previous post again as I’m aware that their days are numbered this year now, not being at all practical unless it’s dry and warm out. But there was a dampness in the air and the ground was wet so I didn’t risk getting them dirty and put on this darker polka dot pair instead.

The dress isn’t strictly a summer one – it’s a heavy jersey fabric but it does have short sleeves and a short length so it will probably work all year round really.

Cardi – F+F at Tesco
Dress – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Shoes – Long Tall Sally (gifted)
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – gifted

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