Thursday, 5 April 2012

Office green.

Before I start going all serious and start blogging about employment, I need to get two work outfit posts out of the way!

As I stated in my last post, I can't shop online (unless it's exclusive) but I can definitely shop till I drop! I won't come home unless I have EVERYTHING I need, so I thought I'd share some new buys with you.  Feel free to comment and let me know if I have made some bad choices...I still have the tags!

 


I love jewel colours! This winter was pretty amazing for emerald and ruby tones, so I'm happy that these colours are still trickling through spring wear for those of us who can't quite let go and do pastel! 

Above is a classic fitted lace shirt from Zara which I found for an amazing £25. I will have to wear a vest underneath for work, but if I wore this to a restaurant I would wear it as Zara intended! 

The skirt was also £25, but from Topshop. I always find that pencil skirts are flattering, even though I am only 5ft tall as they nip in my waist and make me look more hour-glass than dumpy! 

An outfit is not complete without accessories... M&S are fab for work shoes, and these leopard print kitten heels were only £30, but could pass for KG easily because they are so comfortable. I am also lost without a watch. I'm known for my sporadic time-keeping, so wearing a watch that is ten minutes fast usually does the trick. For outfits that are fitted and 'lady-like', I prefer to wear a chunky man watch like the Casio above. I bought it around two years ago, but I still get people asking me where I got it from, even though it's just a battered old hispter watch!

Finally, I don't tend to wear a lot of make-up in work, but I do like to carry a lippy around with me in case I need to spruce myself up for a midday meeting.  Tom Ford do super lipsticks from £36 in colours that are sophisticated, rather than on-trend. The one below is called Casablanca and suits my pale complexion. You can get the full make-up range from House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols. One day when I'm brave enough, I may do a tutorial...





22 comments:

  1. Awesome blog darling. i adore your work here,
    btw,i'm your newest follower now.Mind to follow me back?

    Mitch,xx

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  2. Love the outfit. I especially like that you paired it with leopard print shoes and not go with the obvious black.

    I totally agree with you about pencil skirts. I am also 5ft tall and I find that the pencil skirt needs to hit above the knee or if it's passed the knee, high heels usually balance the look out.

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    1. Exactly- it's a shame that retailers don't seem to like catering for short people! We just have to get around that problem with creativity!

      xx

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  3. Gorgeous choices!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  4. Nice look! And thank you! I'm around 5'5" and the Talula dress is actually longer. You can see in this post: http://initialed.blogspot.com/2011/09/copy.html

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah so you shortened it with the belt?

      Great idea :)

      HH xx

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  5. what a fantastic post
    like the way you post
    nicely reviewed

    i am following your blog with gfc
    follow back me with just gfc
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

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  6. Tom Ford products are amazing:)

    You have a new follower :) xx

    http://stories-of-a-student.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Romy- keep posting those dude piccys to brighten my day!!

      HH xx

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  7. I love that lacey green blouse! Great color and fabric, thank you for your lovely comments and for following, I am following you back now. :)
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com

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  8. I really want a Tom Ford lippy!
    Thank you for your comments on my blog :o) Just followed your too x

    http://lolainthelounge.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are lush lippys and they last forever! They make my lips dry though, so I always put a primer on before hand xx

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  9. that's a nice shade of green :)

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  10. Hi there! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, and for following me! I'm a new follower of your blog as well :) I can't wait to see more of your posts! Love that color of green ;) I can't wait to keep in touch!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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    1. Aw thanks Elle,

      I'll be doing a small giveaway soon, so keep in touch!

      Love HH xx

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