Another week with meetings, so a chance to break out the smart dresses. The one issue I have at the moment is that I’m having to cycle to work every day as so many bridges are closed after flooding in December that the traffic is a complete nightmare and a ten minute car journey takes an hour. So everything I wear has to be suitable to do a half hour cycle in. Jersey dresses are fine as I can tuck them into waterproof trousers, but anything long or creaseable is not an option.
On with the clothes.
This is one of my favourite dresses. I got it from New Look Inspire in autumn 2014 and I have worn it loads. It’s sleeveless, but in the winter I stick a layering top underneath which I think looks fine. The cardigan here is from Fat Face and I got it second hand off Ebay probably four years ago. It’s got a high wool content and it good and warm. I really like the fact it’s cropped which means that I can wear it with skater style dresses.
This is a Monsoon wool skirt, probably five or six years old and a Marks and Spencers wool jumper which I picked up from a charity shop last year. It’s in really good condition, no bobbling or anything.
This is another favourite dress which has seen a lot of wear. I bought it from Joules in the summer sale last year after having had my eye on it since I first saw it in February last year. This style is so easy to wear and flattering, and IT’S GOT POCKETS, totally love this.
I gave a presentation on Thursday so really needed to give it my best “smart” appearence which includes wearing a brooch that my parents gave me when I got my degree. The dress is from George at Asda and was purchased in the tag end of the winter sale last year for something ridiclous like £6. I have worn this for meetings, interviewing and now presenting. It’s really smart. The jacket/cardigan was a sale purchase from Per Una years ago. It had a hideously huge corsage sewed onto the lapel and I hardly wore it because of this, so decided to remove the corsage and I’ve worn it loads since.
No outfit for Friday, I had a hideous migraine and didn’t get round to taking photos.
Saturday’s outfit was to wear to a Burn’s Night fundraising Ceilidh for the Cumbria Landscape Fund which is raising money for repairing flood damage in The Lake District and Cumbria. I had a fun evening, and this dress was fabulous for dancing in as it has a circle skirt which is good for twirling in.
Dress was from Asos Curve via Ebay in 2014. I altered it significantly at the neckline and the waist and it looks an awful lot better for it. Not my neatest job ever as it was complicated by the lining, but not too noticeable.
A gratuituous picture of a haggis and men in kilts from last night….
Sunday’s outfit when I finally dragged my carcass out of bed is something I haven’t worn for over a year. It’s a tunic dress from Evans with pockets which I got three or so years ago (in the sale, think it was a tenner – I love a bargain)
So that’s my wardrobe weekly round-up.