This has definitely been a week of two halves. On Monday it was still pretty chilly, Tuesday was middling and then we got hit with full summer! I don’t think I adjusted fast enough and by Wednesday afternoon I was BOILING. I also look a bit bedraggled since the warmer weather has meant my hayfever is in full force and I can’t stop sneezing!
After we were briefly led to believe spring might be coming when it warmed up on Saturday, we were soon proved very wrong. Winter came back full off mist and drizzle this week, which is reflected in the outfits I wore on the three days I went into work as well as the wildness of my hair. Please join me in wishing for better weather as I am getting sick of my winter clothes.
Another week of really changeable weather, varying between massive rain showers and sunshine but then also rather a lot of wind. I am sure in past years by April I had downgraded from a coat to a jacket but I am not sure that is happening any time in the near future here. Sigh. Read more…
Another week of random weather. I am starting to think it might never be spring. I swear by this time last year I had moved from full coat to jacket already but I am still in a big coat. Let’s hope April brings some better weather! Read more…
Only three outfits this week as I was only in the office for three days. It was a bit of a week of two halves. Monday was freezing after the weekend of snow and then it progressively warmed up during the week. I wasn’t really expecting to be wearing Uggs in March and I can’t even put them away yet as it’s supposed to snow again next weekend. Like my final picture says, I dream of wearing an outfit with no tights!
Over the weekend I watched an episode of America’s Next Top Model where Tyra Banks gave some tips on how to take better mirror selfies. One of her suggestions was to drop your phone down when you want to show the whole outfit from the side. I decided to give it a go this week… and I am not sure about the results. My Instagram followers weren’t sure either and I got mixed reviews. What do you guys think?
There was no “What I wore to work” post last week because I never actually physically made it into the office. I spent the first two days of the week in our Dusseldorf office (which was nice because they have an in-house barista and unlimited coffee). Then it snowed like the end of days and I wasn’t actually able to travel to work for the rest of the week and spent my time in front of my laptop in sweatpants #sorrynotsorry. This week, however, the freeze has lifted, the sun is out and I am back at my desk… although somewhat grumpy about the fact that my fringe has grown like a weed and I look like a shaggy dog. Read more…
This week had been miserable and pretty cold again. I am normally a winter fan, but even I am looking forward to when the weather is a bit warmer and I can actually wear a dress or skirt without tights. In the meantime though I am still trying to balance fashion with not freezing my arse off.
This week was absolutely freezing at the beginning so I was extremely grateful for the new boots I bought last week. My knee-high boots broke at the zip and they were on their last legs so I was lucky to bag a bargain in the sales. Happy days! Read more…
This week I actually went into my normal office for four days in a row for the first time in six weeks, which seems mad. So this time there are four outfits. It was freezing during the week so I had to try and balance out style and warmth. I am not sure I succeeded!
This week there are only two outfits because I was in Havant again but this time for two days. This is also why my blog is a bit sparse at the moment but I am hoping not to have to go down again any time soon and to get back into my normal routine a bit. Read more…
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.
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.
I have to admit that I am only a recent convert to the check shirt brigade. I still have 90s grunge memories of totally shapeless things I wore in my teens that make me shudder. However when I found the shirt I am wearing in this outfit it definitely opened my eyes to the possibilities. Although my mum-in-law had to convince me to even try it on because I was worried the colour was going to clash with my hair. This is a super casual, understated look perfect for a lazy day.
I am wearing a long length red and black flannel shirt and navy high-waisted skinny jeans from both from New Look with my grey suede Nike Blazers from Foot Locker.
I have to apologise for the fact that most of these photos were taken in my kitchen but it’s still more dark than light at the moment in London and it’s the only room in our house that has enough light to actually attempt a photograph indoors.
In this outfit I’m wearing a maroon and cream heart print shirt from New Look, a denim pinafore dress from Topshop, black tights from Primark, black leather ankle boots from Office and my faux pearl necklace from Accessorize.
This dress, which was a birthday gift from my mother-in-law is fast becoming a favourite. It’s really flattering because it comes in at the narrowest part of your body and then cleverly flares out to cover any jelly bellies or jiggly bums. It also has pockets, which are always, always a good thing.