Friday, 21 February 2014

Happy Dressing

Dress: Madewell, Shirt: H&M, Necklace: J.Crew, Belt: Vero Moda, Boots: from Norway
 I remember being so happy the day I wore and photographed this outfit. My shift at the call-center got postponed, so I got a surprise day off, and the first thing I did was skip home and get my camera. Now that I look back at this outfit, I can see that maybe I could've done things a little differently - that belt, for example, doesn't exactly go with everything else, does it? 


But at the time, I loved it, and just felt so happy wearing this ensemble. So just looking at these pictures makes me grin, and forgive myself for a bad belting decision. I have made worse decisions in my life, after all! My hair had also come alive and decided to behave like an octopus! You can barely see I'm wearing a fancy necklace at all! But never mind.  


Anyways, I have another reason to be happy - or rather, two. Because a really good temping agency called me today and put me on their books - and they've got me an interview for a receptionist job on Monday! Six weeks, very decent pay... I am just so stoked that life finally seems to be getting back on track! So fingers crossed they will like me on Monday, and offer me the job!


 I could walk to this place from where I live in 30-40 minutes, and I am already planning my British Office Outfits in my head. Because there are certain unwritten rules to dressing for British offices - and a lot of it has to do with the colours you use. Or rather, the colours you can't use, which to be honest is most of the colour spectrum. I'm keen to make a good impression with this one, so if I get it, I'll tone down my style for sure.

And if that doesn't sound like a child's promise to Santa, in exchange for the super-special present they want, then I don't know what does! 

8 comments:

  1. I love the pink belt! It was a great decision!
    I am curious about how you will have to dress in a British office. Will you not be able to wear bright colors? Or most colors in general?
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thanks, hon! The belt wanted to be worn, I guess! ;)
      You mainly wear black, white, grey and non-bright navy blues in British offices. Also, you can wear nude and brown, and plum seems to have wormed its way in somehow, too. This is if you don't want to be talked about behind your back. Some offices have "casual Friday", when the employees can wear jeans and just about what they want, but far from all offices do this.

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  2. I like this outfit a lot! And I am so excited that you have an interview on Monday! And of course they will love you! How could they not love you? You're Gwen. And you're awesome! And I am snorting with laughter and the conservative office. I wore my rainbow crocheted vest yesterday. I could wear it like a crazy superhero to your office and blow their minds! : ). I hate that you have to tone yourself down, because you are so vibrant. But it will be kind of like you are a superhero in disguise working there.

    Good luck! And I love your grey dress. I like the belt, too.

    Jenni

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    1. I hope you're right! Eeeeek! I do have a good feeling about this interview, though! I'm actually thinking that I will enjoy the challenge of toning myself down - because I will still be using lots of patterns in my outfits - bring on the stripes, polkadots and leopard! And this dress here, for instance, has infinite possibilities as an office dress. I won't be boring-looking, even if I do fit on their limited colour spectrum! But yeah, it's super important that I make a good impression here, in fact it probably will feel like an undercover superhero mission if I do get the job, hehehe! I'll have to sneak into the toilet and rip open my tasteful white shirt to reveal... a floral Anthro blouse underneath it! Hahaha!!

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  3. This is dah-ling, and I don't see a thing wrong with the belt. It seems to match the top, IMO. Or was it too matchy-matchy for you? That dress is darling, and I love that you paired it over a blouse even though it has cap sleeves. It's definitely a way to get more wear out of a dress. I don't have any button-ups right now, but I'm in the market for a chambray or maybe a pretty printed one like Lisa from Respect the Shoes is always wearing. We all know I have plenty of dresses I could pair with the button-ups.

    So excited for you and your new prospects! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    And P.S. - Those slouchy boots + tights + dress = perfection. Love it!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Why thank you hon! Maybe the belt did match! Go on, brainwash me! ;) Wearing shirts under this dress was one of the things I was already planning in my head when I bought it. Of course, I look forward to wearing it on its own, but right now, it's too cooold! You should totally invest in a few button-downs! I'm always amazed at how useful they are. Especially the chambray ones. They are like a blogger disease, aren't they? ;)

      Sadly, the slouchy boots may have to go to shoe heaven soon, because they've started hurting my feet something fierce! Unless I try to get them resoled when I have more money... But for now, they are sitting in the naughty-corner of my closet!

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  4. Good luck with the new job - exciting new things for you!

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    1. Thanks a lot for rooting for me! :)

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