Saturday, 26 May 2012

Work to play.


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Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? 

I can't believe that I've been in my new job for nearly two months- it feels as though I've always been there- especially now I've officially gotten into the swing of things by spending the night dancing and drinking with my new colleagues!

But...even though I was excited to get to know my new colleagues outside of the office arena, I did have a momentary panic involving glad rags. How do you do the whole work-to-play outfit switch-over when everyone is going out straight from work? Do I take clothes in? Do I dress up for work and just spruce myself up with a bit more make-up? What do I do with my clothes and shoes if I change them in work?

In the end I decided on the alternative...The AAA - Accessorise All Areas. 

This is how I ended up solving my dilemma...


Work.



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I've had this simple light weight New Look dress for a little while now, but the weather has either been too cold to venture out in it or it has been too plain to make a statement. For work I chose to wear the dress with a pair of velvet studded Topshop slippers (not the new canvas ones) and the obligatory H&M work cardigan...


Play.


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So, to change my look without bogging myself down with unnecessary clutter on the night out, I changed my flats to a pair of velvet Carvela heels, added a pair of Thomas Sabo earrings and swapped my cardigan (that I left on the back of my office chair) with a warmer leopard print coat from my favourite retailer- Zara. Oh, and a bit of Tom Ford lippy in Crimson Noir was added just to make sure that I was definitely dressed for a night out!


So what do you think? How do you go from work-to-play?

Also...thank you to everyone who entered my Vivienne Westwood giveaway.  I haven't forgetten about you...I will choose the winner this week :)

13 comments:

  1. Love your style and you are so sweet! follow each other?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  2. you're very stilish. this outfit is very chic!!!
    Giselle
    http://thebudgetblondie.blogspot.it/ please follow me

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  3. These are great tips and I absolutely love your night outfit. How cute are those shoes and leopard jacket!

    Stay in the Lines

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  4. Love that coat! I've been working from a home office for the past few months so I haven't had to grapple with divising a work/drinks outfit but I look forward to the challenge when I do once again work in an office. Miss working in the city bigtime!

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    1. I would love to work from home once in a while - seeing clients all the time can bog you down and it would be great to spend a day at home doing some admin! xx

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  5. love your outfit! chic & stylish
    thank you for lovely comment on my blog.
    follow each other? i would be very happy. :)

    XoXo Nastia
    http://nastiadi.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love this amazing things ! Really adorable is this coat in leopard prints ! Kiss x


    http://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  7. Loving your buys! SO CUTE! can't wait to see how you style it! xx

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  8. The earrings are beautiful. Very nice blog you have here. I am now following you. :)

    If you have some time, check out mine and follow if you like:

    www.sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. You've picked out a perfect outfit for an informal work event! I absolutely love every detail!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  10. so beautiful! i love it!
    Great blog, keep it on :)

    xoxo P.P.

    PS: I started a giveaway on my blog, visit if you want to win the amazing Bobbi Brown book!!!

    http://www.rebelission.com/

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  11. I'm in love with your leopard coat!!!
    kisses from Italy, V
    http://lostileungioco.blogspot.it/

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  12. love that leopard coat! let me know if you want to follow each other! xo

    louboutinsandlove.blogspot.com

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