So, you know I said that for those of you not so into fashion, I’d be back with a post that wouldn’t be me titting around in front of a camera attempting Cara Delevingne vibes and succeeding in Hagrid/Shrek/[insert your own choice of ungainly, awful looking person here]? Well, I kinda failed with that didn’t I? But hear me out on this…
My intention was to tell you all about the loveliest Fragrance combining consultation with Jo Malone in which I found a combo that dreams are made of, and then I got seriously seriously sick as a dog [insert violin and sick face emoji’s here, for good measure] and spent my entire weekend in bed, watching Gossip Girl, Suits and Prison Break, definitely not in a state to take photo’s. Which in theory, sounds like a dream, but when your head feels like it’s about to explode, your throat like it’s been attacked with a machete, your body is simultaneously shivering and sweating like a bitch and you’re puking and having the shits* … even Michael Schofield, Chuck Bass and Harvey Spector can’t save you!
*P.S if you’d like to nominate me for worlds sexiest woman right now, please feel free to go right ahead…

So today’s post comes courtesy of some photo’s that I took during LFW that I was saving for another time, because whilst I technically wore it to LFW, it’s also become a bit of a go to look for my breakfast meetings/lunch meetings/all the meetings/events kinda days. Smart, a little casual in places, but enough to make me look as if I haven’t woken up 15 minutes before I was meant to leave. Ahem…
P.P.S it also contains the trench coat of dreams and the shoes that dreams were made of, so yeah, thank me later or something πŸ˜‰

I went in depth about my love of this beaut trench in my previous post – yes I fangirl and I fangirl hard – and nothing’s changed. It’s still the most perfect piece for making any outfit look that little bit chic. Sophisticated, classic and cool enough to wear for a smart or casual look, I just bloomin’ love it. Let’s also just take a moment for the detail on those buttons [insert heart eye’d emoji’s here].

The bag is another piece from Boden and having received it way before the rest of the Boden family in this post, I can safely say that this is definitely not just something I’ve enjoyed on a whim/for a short space of time. The leather is so buttery soft and smooth and the bag as a whole just beautifully well made, it’s been my bag of choice – i.e the one that sticks with me because if you’re a “change your bag everyday girl”, you’re a better person than me – for the last couple of months. I also adore the colour, not too navy but not bright enough that you can’t wear it with everything. Adore!

Finishing off our little pow wow with the shoes. As soon as I saw these, I knew they had to be mine. Extremely reminiscent of the Valentino Rockstuds – but in my opinion, a little more classic and dainty – and surprisingly comfortable to wear (I only came away with two blisters after walking around in them all day, winning). The suede material is beautiful, the studs a really complimentary gunmetal grey shade and the straps really delicate but durable. You know when you discover some shoes or a piece of clothing that you know you’ll wear and love forever? Yeah, these shoes are exactly that!

Trench coat: Boden*
Shirt: ASOS
Jeans: ASOS
Bag: Boden*
The most beautiful shoes in existence: Boden*

So that brings this post to an end. There is so much more I could say about workwear, and the fact that I shot these pics with my girl Hayley which means I was mostly falling about laughing, but in all honesty… my head currently feels like it’s about to explode, and my brain currently feels like if Flu was a person, it would punch it in the god damn frickin face.
So yeah, that’s all my beaten bod can handle but I really hope you liked the simple, classic boring af look. I would love to know what your standard “meetings”/”smart but not too much” look is? Are there any wardrobe staples I need to add to my wardrobe? Let me know your thoughts πŸ™‚
As always, thanks so much for reading!

84 responses to “WORKWEAR X FASHION WEEK”

  1. I need this trench coat and bag ASAP x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  2. Talia Purser says:

    I love your writing style! So good and easy to read. Also those shoes are making me envy you so bad right now. They are perfect in every way!

    Talia // Floral Anchors

  3. Jodie V says:

    Those shoes are just beautiful, you look as gorgeous as ever! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  4. Call Me Amy says:

    I absolutely adore those shoes! I'm so surprised they're comfortable but that's definitely a bonus. Love the classic-ness (if that's a phrase) of this look too.
    Amy xx Call Me Amy

  5. Love the styling, amazing shoes!!
    Have a lovely day πŸ™‚
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  6. I'm sorry to hear that you're not well Elle, it's definitely doing the rounds. Hope you feel a lot better soon!

  7. You look fab, really chic!

    Makeup Monster

  8. May Cho says:

    Completely mistook those Bodens as Valentinos, but they are absolutely gorgeous! It can be a bit of a pesk when you end up in bed marathoning shows, innit, but sometimes, it's the best kind of pesky, hahaha. I hope you have a lovely week, Ellie! x


    • Ahh I know a lot of people said that too, such a similar style aren't they! Haha I know what you mean, I hated being sick but loved being able to binge shows all day!


  9. Beautiful post dear! I like this a lot.

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  10. Those shoes are just stunning! The thing that has me most excited for spring is being able to pull out my trench again. I have a cropped one but I've been lusting after a long one like yours for such a long time. I hope you recover from Fashion Week Flu soon!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

  11. This is the perfect, stylish outfit to attend a fashion show and later meetings, you can't go wrong with a gorgeous trench coat. That shoes is so dreamy, I would have worn it everywhere!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. MeMe Books says:

    It's really not a boring look, I was just thinking to myself Damn this girl is good with fashion! I need a Personal Stylist because I can never choose a good outfit unless on a night out.

    Meme xx

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  13. Laura. says:

    It's not boring – it's girl on a mission! When you have sh*t to do you got to stay practical but chic πŸ™‚

    A Forte For Fashion


  14. This is like my favourite style of outfit, simple but chic. How gorgeous is that little moon ring!! Sounds like a horrendous bug, glad you're feeling better eep!

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  15. Amazing shoes indeed! So chic! The trench is such a classic color too!

  16. I'm just gonna say one thing about this outfit OBSESSED! I'm a huge fan of casual but stylish outfit and I'd definitely wear this like right now but I'm in my pjs so… Anyways I love that trench coat and how it goes perfectly with the outfit. You look stunning <3

    Valentina from FASHION with VALENTINA.

  17. Meg Siobhan says:

    Love this look! Those heels are so pretty, although I can't even walk in flats without falling over thin air, so I'd be a disaster trying to even walk in something like these!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  18. LBG says:

    This look is perfect! Smart and chic for meetings and casual for running errands! The shoes are darling and I love the jeans. I'm so pleased you liked my post, I know you'll love Paris

  19. your go to look is certainly a sight for sore eyes. love everything you're wearing! and most of all love your smile! πŸ™‚

  20. Raquel says:

    That coat is the perfect color and length for lots of versatility. Don't even get me started on how fab those heels are also..I want them!

  21. Such a classic look, love the shoes too

  22. Looking sophisticated AF Elle, I love a good trench and really need to invest in one for spring – and you are more chic that Shrek lemmie tell you!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  23. Aishettina says:

    This outfit is perfect!! I love it: light colors, amazing shoes. Also I really like the jeans (and I hate jeans) !

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  25. THOSE SHOES! Gimme, they are so beautiful! x

    Martha Jane |

  26. crafty-zone says:

    I really like color palette of your outfit – it's perfect for work and it looks smart, but really chic πŸ™‚ Your new trench coat and shoes are rocking in this look, Elle! πŸ™‚

  27. Those shoes are utterly exquisite.
    I cannot wait to read that Jo Malone post, which, FYI, I am super jealous about!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  28. Alina Bostan says:

    I love that you've styled this trench coat with jeans, it just makes it look so much wearable and definitely makes me want to go out and try one on myself. I always thought it was a style I couldn't pull off, but I just love it one x

    Beauty with charm

  29. Gorgeous coat I have been regretting selling mine after moving house so I had to order a cheapo one and it doesn't compare to this! Adore those heels too, you are always looking so polished doll xxx

  30. I love everything about this look! You look lovely and I hope you're feeling better! I'm coming down with something today and I'm hoping it passes soon! πŸ™‚ xx

  31. Jordan says:

    That trench though <3 You always look so effortlessly stylish it's unreal! I love those shoes as well <3 xx

  32. I love love everything about this outfit and how you styled it! Aren't those shoes the prettiest! I hope you're feeling better now. x

    Ela BellaWorld

  33. - Karen says:

    Love how natural these shots are, you beaut! I've been looking for a trench like this for SO long – super easy to throw on but SO sophisticated. Swooning over the shoes too! πŸ™‚ Hope you're feeling fully better now.

    Style Sunriseβ˜€


  34. Rachel says:

    Beautiful look! love the coat!

  35. Immy May says:

    You look bloody lavely Elle. Totally feel ya on the illness side of things, I have had a nasty flu for the past week and my bed ain't even comfy anymore! Aaaaall the Vit C for us! Immy x

  36. Simple yet so chic look perfect to run for errands at work.
    Your shoes is so pretty.

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  37. Kate says:

    Such a gorgeous, classic look! I need a trenchcoat in my life. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  38. Hope you're feeling better now, though I have to say I could definitely go for a Prison Break marathon right about now. Love that trench as well, it's definitely the trench coat of dreams!

  39. Nicole says:

    Elle every time I read your blog you make me want to go out and buy something hehe! Those shoes are amazing, I need them in my life xx

  40. Adaleta says:

    Such lovely photography, you led an absolutely beautiful blog! We should try to do a YouTube or blog collab at some point πŸ˜‰ xx

  41. Hanh says:

    Looking super sweet and stylish as always Ell πŸ˜‰ you can't beat a good cream trench coat. Really like how you paired it with baby blue jeans.

    Hanh | hanhabelle

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