Casual Friday: Wet Winter

It’s Friday. Which means the last day of the working week! But it also means dress down time at work: often a slightly stressful situation, as an office appropriate outfit is required, but you still want to be able to reflect your personal style!

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Today I’ve decided to go with a denim pencil skirt as it is an appropriate length and style for the office, but the denim makes it much more relaxed for casual Friday! I’ve teamed my skirt with a cream linen t-shirt by Eleven Paris @ ASOS which is covered in pale blue stars. The pattern makes the top stylish and relaxed but not too out-there for the office. To finish off, I’ve added a purple cardi by Rocha John Rocha at Debenhams and a burgundy snood from New Look. This adds a little colour to the outfit which cheers me up in this grey, wet weather we are having at the moment!

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Accessories wise, I’ve chosen black patent ankle boots from Topshop with a block heel (waterproof and comfortable for rushing sounds at work!). Finally, a purple Jasper Conran handbag and a spritz off Britney Spears Fantasy Twist, and I’m good to go!

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I love painting my nails with a really funky design on a Thursday night. Last night I decided to go for a navy polish, which is by Barry M (shade number 292). Barry M is a great brand for good quality polish at a reasonable price! I added some pale purple gems to my ring finger nail which adds a bit of glamour! These nails will take me through casual Friday and onto the weekend nicely!

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Hope you have a fantastic Friday – cheers to the weekend!

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Striped Beige Blazer: A Look For The Office

This is the outfit I wore to the office today. I bought the black and beige striped blazer a few months ago but the weather has been unpredictable so I have never had the chance to wear it! Today was forecast to be dry so I thought I would take my chance.

The blazer is by Principles at Debenhams. I styled it with a fawn coloured sleeveless blouse top from Dorothy Perkins, skinny black trousers from GAP (previously worn in this post) and leopard print flat ballet pumps from Primark.

I accessoried with my pewter Fiorelli Garland handbag (previously featured here), gold and black beaded bracelets I was given as a gift and a chunky gold necklace from Topshop.

I love the way the colours of the blouse, blazer and bag complement one another. However to stop the look being too matchy-matchy, I chose leopard print pumps which add an extra dimension.

What do you think of this look for the office?

Saturday Night Outfit: Glam Aztec

I took some photos while I was getting ready tonight and thought I’d write a quick blog post before I head out!

I’ve called this outfit ‘Glam Aztec’ as the skirt is aztec print but I’ve glammed it up with some sparkling accessories and some funky shoulders!

My skirt is from Karen Millen, top is Debenhams and t-bar heels are Ted Baker. My necklace is a little Primark bargain and my bracelets are from River Island.

So I could show off the shoulders on my top, I’ve worn my hair in a dressy ponytail. To get this look, I rough dried my hair and tonged the ends. I then swept my hair back into a smooth high ponytail and secured with a hair elastic. I took a small (about one centimetre thick) strand of hair from the base of my ponytail and wrapped it around the elastic and secured with a kirby grip to give my hair a polished finish.

And of course, I can’t forget the most important Saturday night accessory of all…

Have a great night whatever you are up to!