Spending a short eternity helping a friend decorate her new house leaves pretty much zero time for hair, clothes or makeup. Not complaining at all, it has been a pleasure and so rewarding to be a part of the transformation. The well needed break gave me time to plan a nice little styling challenge. It has been a while. Anyone who has been following my posts will have noticed a bit of a spending spree recently. I’d say it’s a problem but I’m not sure I’m ready to admit that. Instead I took the opportunity to spend a week styling some of my new pieces to show they deserve a place in my wardrobe. Does anyone else find it so easy to justify spending?
New H&M dress, (very) old blazer, ASOS belt and boots. I wasn’t sure how well this dress would transition into work wear but I absolutely loved this outfit. I felt like a boss lady but also felt very comfortable all day. Anyone who knows me even in the slightest way should know I value comfort. Added bonus that the star boots got to make an appearance.
New ASOS squiggle pattern pinafore, old black polo (so old that the label isn’t legible), Adidas trainers. Love this outfit too. It made me feel tiny, which I know isn’t important at all but what can I say I’m only human. Wearing a polo turned out to be a slight mistake as the sun decided to shine but it wasn’t the end of the world and didn’t keep me away from the beer garden.
New ASOS trousers and top, old Clarks shoes. This outfit doesn’t photograph so well but there’s something about these trousers that had me as soon as I first tried them on. You just can’t beat the 80s power suit kind of vibe. I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with a nice basic tee either. These shoes are some of my favourite go to summer shoes, when I was younger I never thought I’d be such a fan of Clarks but what can I say, they’re great.
New H&M skirt, ASOS jumper and boots. Leopard and camel, winner. I wasn’t too sure about the grey but I don’t hate it. After a couple of years of not really straying from the straighteners, I’m definitely ready to embrace the curls much more often.
New ASOS skirt, ASOS jumper, boots and headband. This may not be the most professional work outfit but then I don’t work in the most professional office and I felt great so that’s all that matters. A maxi skirt isn’t so ideal when you realise your car tyre needs pumping up first thing or when you’re trying to walk downstairs with multiple cups of tea though. A sassy flick of the foot helps with the stairs and who doesn’t love any excuse to add a bit of sass to a normal working day?
I say this after every time I set myself a challenge for the first time in a while, but it really is crazy the difference a good outfit makes. I say this every time as well but my new wardrobe set up seems much equipped for my being constantly well dressed and feeling my absolute best.