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 😉
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!
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 🙂