Try Honesty

The internet is a funny place, people sharing curated and highly edited versions of their lives. Naturally I post outfits on here that make me feel my most glamorous and although I do try to dress and look my best at all times I'm far from constantly glamorous. One place where I find it a little hard to get the balance right is at work, I work in a fairly small office in a village just outside of Loughborough and it's fairly casual, but we have a dress code as most offices do. I do think it's easier for ladies when it comes to work wear as we have a lot more options than men with their trousers and shirt uniform but sometimes this can just complicate things further! Most days I tend to stick to my tried and tested combination of a dress with a jacket or a long cardigan with tights and my beloved ankle boots as I find this comfortable and easy to throw together. 

I have to admit that I once thought that Bon Marche was just for older ladies but I actually now have a few of their dresses! I've found that they're always well made, really reasonably prices, a nice just under the knee length, generously sized and designed to both flatter and be more modest, so basically perfect for work! This Brocade Swirl Side Wrap Dress is no exception, I ordered this in a size 24 and as you can see it is just a little too big for me but not so much that it looks silly. The wrap effect is really classic and the gathering at the side where the wrapover meets is really flattering to a bigger tummy. For just £28.00* I think it's a perfect staple for any wardrobe, you could easily dress it up for a more formal occasion too with some nice coloured accessories or a marvellous hat or fascinator!

So in the spirit of showing your true self, here is an outfit that I wear to work quite often just minus the 80 deniers! 






Brocade Swirl Side Wrap Dress - Bon Marche - £28.00*
Black Crepe Relaxed Fit Jacket - ASOS Curve - Old
Multi Texture Ankle Boots - Simply Be - £25.00

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The New Classic

This year is going so incredibly fast so far and I'm sure it's just sped up because of my wedding in May. It seemed like there was ages to go but the weeks are flying by and now there's less than ten weeks before the big day! Most of the wedding plans are now set so the thing currently at the forefront of my mind is what clothes to take with me as we will be in a few different climates when we're over in the US. I'm notorious for over packing but this time I seriously need to plan well and only take what I'll actually need. 

What I'm most concerned about is the high heat in Florida and Las Vegas, I don't cope too well with this and so I need to dress smartly making sure I'm comfortable but also feel cute. This dress from New Look is just perfect for this - it's a maxi so I can wear comfort shorts underneath, it has a sexy and hot weather friendly bardot neckline so my shoulders and arms can stay cool, it's black so I can wear it with any colour accessories I want and best of all, it's super cute but classic all at the same time!





Wide Fit White Metal Trim Sandals - New Look - £7.99*
Sunglasses - TK Maxx - £9.99 in store

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Off The Grid

There's just something about a casual white dress, they always seem so chic when teamed with black accessories. This stretchy little number from ASOS Curve is a real delight and features one of my favourite prints, seriously I just can't get enough of sketchy/painterly designs right now! Don't you think the long sleeves are great too? It's so rare that you see them on a dress like this but it instantly makes it British Springtime appropriate keeping that chill off your arms! The belt I'm wearing is another ASOS Curve piece and I adore it's unusual design with the varying widths, knotted effect and gold detailing and I know I'll wear it an awful lot. It's the perfect little detail to add a contemporary tough to any outfit.

ASOS CURVE Long Sleeve Midi Skater Dress in Check Print

ASOS CURVE Long Sleeve Midi Skater Dress in Check Print

ASOS CURVE Long Sleeve Midi Skater Dress in Check Print

ASOS CURVE Long Sleeve Midi Skater Dress in Check Print
Loop Detail Waist Belt - ASOS Curve - £12.00
Platform Boots - Simply Be - Old
Gold Crystal Necklace - Dorothy Perkins - £6.80 (on sale)
Camera Bag - Accessorize - Old

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