Last week I did actually do four days of travelling in to work. For one of them I went to the Havant office of the company I work for and they don’t have a photo friendly bathroom so no picture of Wednesday. It was freezing this week because of big, windy storms and I haven’t been feeling very well so I think my outfits are more subdued this week… except for when I wore my lucky dress for a slightly secret reason that I can’t tell you about yet.
Last week was a bit of an odd one for me. I only actually went to my office two days of the week as I had to travel to Berlin for my annual work conference. I was nominated to present on stage in front of over 2,000 people so I had to spend a day in rehearsals before the actual big day of speaking. This was followed by an evening event where we all got very dressed up… so I have cheated a little and included my evening outfit in this week’s work looks. I mean I did technically wear it to work. Read more…
So after a pretty positive reception I have decided to crack on with a weekly “what I wore to work” post. I only physically go in to work 4 days a week and for the rest of the time I live in jeans and sweatshirts so there will usually be 4 outfits a week. This week there are 3 as Monday was a bank holiday. Photos are from my Instagram stories and are taken in the work bathroom, so don’t expect amazing quality.
Where possible I will link to where you can buy what I am wearing (or similar) but some of my wardrobe has been around for some time so lots of things probably aren’t on sale anymore.
A long time ago I used to post pictures of my favourite outfits on this blog. I really miss doing that. Over the past few months I have been posting my work outfits on my Instagram stories. It is a bit of a running joke as I take the photos in the bathroom. I have been considering doing a weekly round-up of what I wore on the four days I went into the office each week.
I am no fashion blogger but I love seeing what people wore so I thought my readers might like to see what I wore. Let me know what you think.
Over the weekend I was lucky enough to attend the wedding of my good friends Jen and Rob. The wedding took place in Rob’s parents amazing garden in Bristol (it has a stream and a cliff!!) and had a sort of enchanted fairytale feeling to it as the marquis tent was set up with some elements of the beautiful garden inside it.
Usually I would wear a dress to a wedding but I decided to branch out a little and go for an elegant jumpsuit, which proved to be stylish, warm enough for the somewhat rainy evening and great for dancing in. Success!
I am wearing a one shoulder black and floral print jumpsuit from Red Herring with peep-toe nude patent heels from Next and a gold and white beaded necklace from H&M.
Cape Town weather can be a little unpredictably, especially in the evening so I wanted to make sure I had some holiday outfits that would work well for inbetween days and evenings. That’s where this kimono style dress comes in. The sleeves provide coverage from the wind but it’s lightweight enough to keep you cool.
I am wearing a blue and white floral kimono dress with tan, jewelled Egyptian style sandals both from River Island with a white and gold beaded necklace from H&M.
When Mr O and I left London it was 8 degrees and pouring so you can imagine my delight at finally getting to actually wear some summer clothes. Not that it was easy to find anything to buy before I left since the shops were all full of kind of in between stuff because it seems like Spring is never going to turn up in the UK. Fortunately there is always Internet shopping to fall back on especially my new favourite, Forever 21.
Today I am wearing a rose print dress from Forever 21 Plus with black leather gladiator sandals from Topshop and my gold seed pearl pendant that Mr O bought me for Christmas.
So I haven’t posted an Outfit of the week since September, mostly because my photographer/husband has a new job (his actual job title is Dungeon Keeper… yes really) and trying to do morning photoshoots in the dark is a bit of a challenge when everyone is trying to get ready at once. It’s also because I am a bit lazy. I have really missed putting together (hopefully) cute outfits to share with all of y’all so I am making an effort to bring back fashion fabulous to this blog.
This is the outfit I wore to Mr O and my Valentine’s breakfast date. I am wearing an olive green parka from Primark, a red and white striped jumper from ASOS, boyfriend fit distressed denim shorts from New Look, Mr O’s black leather belt – origins unknown, black tights from Primark and a pair of quilted black leather boots I bought at Bentalls, unfortunately I can’t remember the label.
Today’s outfit was inspired by Grown and Curvy Woman, which has recently featured some fab posts about plaid (as they call it in the States) and faux trends. I’ve jumped on the bandwagon and combined both in one shirt!
Today I am wearing a pink, blue and black tartan shirt with a faux leather collar from ASOS, black stone-washed “mom” jeans from River Island, a pair of tan leather, fringed brogues from Office and a bronze tie necklace from Dorothy Perkins.
It’s been a little while since we had an outfit of the week, partly because I’ve been travelling a lot and partly because of lack of ability of my photographer but life has more or less returned to normal so I’m back and looking forward to sharing some autumn outfits with you.
Today I am wearing a grey and black striped long-sleeve t-shirt from Primark with a burgundy midi skirt from ASOS, black tights also from Primark, a pair of taupe faux suede ankle boots I bought in a charity shop (originally M&S) and a faux leather jacket from New Look.
I am totally in love with this jacket because it looks great unzipped but it also zips all the way up to create a funky but very warm neckline.
London weather is once again all over the shop and it’s hard to know if the sun is going to shine or it’s going to pour with rain from one moment to the next. Mr O and I went on a movie date on Sunday and I decided to mix and match a few patterns and colours to prepare for every eventuality.
In this outfit I am wearing stone-washed, high waisted jeans from New Look with a striped printed vest from H&M, floral patterned canvas Vans trainers and a red and black flannel check shirt also from New Look.
It’s funny how fashion trends cycle around. The latest one that I’ve found myself get into is “mom jeans”. That’s right, jeans like your mom used to wear in the 80’s. The thing is 80s moms knew what they were doing cos this style of jeans is super flattering. They’re really high-waisted so they’re not only great for keeping a jelly belly under control but they make your legs look like they go on for miles. They also make your bum look super peachy! Go on 80s moms!
Today I am wearing a pair of stone-washed black “mom” jeans from River Island, a floral vest from Primark, a bronze necklace from Dorothy Perkins and black leather gladiator sandals from Topshop.
Over the weekend Mr O and I went to the wedding of his oldest friend who is the son of very close friends of Mr and Mrs O senior so it was a real family affair. The wedding itself was a beautifully rustic country affair held in the garden of a small hotel in Sudbury and a good time was had by all. I was fortunate enough that Mrs O senior very kindly offered to buy me a new dress since I tried on all of my existing cocktail dresses and not one of them fits anymore. This is the dress I chose.
Today I am wearing a fitted, knee length, burgundy strech lace bodycon dress from Oasis with a pair of nude patent leather peeptoe heels from Next.
I want to point out that I wasn’t the only one who looked good. Check out Mr and Mrs O senior.
And Mr O’s amazing shirt!
Although I kind of think this outtake is the best pic of the day taken just as I was trying to stop my wrap from falling on the grass.
I’m not normally a great one for all black. It’s all prints and patterns here. The more stripy and floral the better. But there is no question that a lady needs a little black dress in her arsenal – one that can be dressed up or down and flatter all her best bits. This one is a new acquisition for me and I think it really fits the brief. I’ll be wearing it for cocktails at the Ham Yard Hotel tonight.
I am wearing a black jersey midi dress with gold belt and button detailing from Oasis with a pair of ankle strap kitten heels from River Island and a faux pearl bracelet I found on the bus years ago (because I’m an opportunist).
It’s been really hot and humid in London the last couple of weeks so I wanted to find an outfit that reflected the kind of sub tropical vibe that’s going on. Although the closest I’m getting to the jungle is the tube!
Today I am wearing a pair of tropical print lounge pants from Primark with a fitted black tank top from Marks and Spencer, an oversize faux leather belt from Evans, black leather gladiator sandals from Topshop and a bronze necklace from Dorothy Perkins.
I bought the trousers I’m wearing for today’s outfit of the week for the gym but I clearly didn’t think it through because they’re obviously completely the wrong fabric. Fortunately with a bit of creativity they really work for the current sports casual trend. Thanks to the lovely Em for taking these pics with such an awesome London backdrop.
I am wearing red parachute fabric track bottoms from Primark with a fitted black tank top from Marks and Spencer, a blue and green beaded feature necklace and my leopard print Superga trainers via Office.
Mr O bought me this dress when I was quite a lot larger but it never really looked right. Since I’ve lost weight though it actually looks better a bit oversized and baggy. Definitely a new favourite.
In this outfit I’m wearing a rainbow patterned brown t-shirt dress from ASOS Curve, with a woven faux leather belt from Primark, a yellow cardigan from Topman and a pair of embellished tan leather sandals from Topshop.
As much as I love my patterns and stripes, I’m also a big fan of a bit of colour blocking, especially with jewel tones. I wanted a bit of a cover-up because it was raining so I stole one of Paul’s shirts. I think it works.
Today I am wearing a purple maxi skirt from New Look, a fitted white T-shirt from Primark, a distressed denim shirt from Topman, a multi strand necklace which was a gift from my step-mum and blue and white striped espadrilles also from New Look.
As part of both my high school and primary school summer uniforms I wore little ankle socks everyday. It’s what was responsible for that bizarre tan I had in a few weeks ago’s Throwback Thursday pic. I can’t say I’ve been tempted to go back to socks with lace up shoes since until my mum-in-law bought me this fab purple pair. Hopefully this look is a bit more attractive colour-wise since my primary uniform was beige, orange and brown and my high school one was bright green!
I am wearing a blue and white striped long-sleeve t-shirt with a stone washed denim pencil skirt, both from Primark, paired with purple ankle socks from Topshop, a yellow cardigan from Topman, a bicycle print scarf from Accessorize and my fox cameo I bought in a market in Budapest.
I am a massive fan of jumpsuits. I think they’re the perfect combination of playfulness and glamour, which is probably why I have five of them.
In this outfit I am wearing a floral jumpsuit from Primark with embellished leather sandals from Topshop, a navy blazer from New Look and a faux pearl necklace from Coast.