Shirt ♥ Topshop Top ♥ Primark
Skirt ♥ Topshop Trousers ♥ Topshop
Boots ♥ Topshop Shoes ♥ Vivienne Westwood for Melissa
Last Thursday and Friday I had to go on a course for work and the dress code was smart casual strictly avoiding jeans, as someone who wears a uniform to work and mostly lives in jeans out of work the smart part of my wardrobe is pretty much non existent so this was quite a task for me!
On the first day I went for a polka dot shirt and floral skirt duo which written down sounds horrendous! I've seen quite a lot of print clashing in magazines and on other blogs which probably shouldn't work but really does so that's where my inspiration has come from here. I think the shirt keeps it quite professional looking but the prints keep it from being stuffy and injects a little bit of personality. I also added my studded boots which are nice and comfy as I had a heads up we were going to have a little jolly out into Nottingham for a customer service activity thing!
On day two I finally got to premier my lovely new Primark top, I love the boxy shape and the detailing around the neck, if I didn't know where it was from I would definitely think it was more Zara than Primark. I paired this with the smartest trousers I own which are these burgundy coloured polka dot ones. I was planning on wearing flats both days but I'm 5'2 with tiny stumpy legs and these trousers don't do me the a lot of favours without a bit of height. What I love about these shoes (apart from the bubblegum smell and massive heart!) is that the heels are such a manageable height but they still give your legs the illusion of a more higher heel.
So I ditched the uniform for a couple of days but it's back to black now, boohoo!