20 May 2013

OOTD #2 & #3 | The 'Smart Casual Avoiding Jeans' Mission

                                          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!

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10 comments:

  1. smart casual is the worst, I always either overdo or under-do it! Was just thinking how the t-shirt looked more expensive than Primark when you mentioned it, it's so pretty!

    xx

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    1. It is a difficult one and it's so easy to go one way or the other!! xx

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  2. Those shoes in the second outfit are amazing! + I love your glasses :) x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I really love the second outfit, especially the Westwood shoes. I think you did a great job! I'm terrible at smart-casual x

    http://whatwouldaudreywear.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Why thank you! I think you're either smart or casual, don't mix the two, it just makes us confused haha!! xx

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  4. I love your print mixing! And you're right, that top does look just like something from Zara, it's gorgeous :) x

    justalittlesouth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) It's a Primark gem!! xx

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  5. Those shoes are amazing! You look so gorgeous, love your outfits x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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