The Wardrobe of a personal shopper #3

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's coming up to my six month anniversary of being a personal shopper. Time flies when you're having fun eh? That means it's been six whole months of me wearing work clothes every day. Deciding what to wear for work can be a challenge, you want to look smart but when you still want to look stylish. Luckily my work isn't too strict on what I can wear to work, as long as there's no denim it's okay. Being a personal shopper, you need to be presentable but that doesn't mean digging out a three piece suit. After all I am only 21, so I'm not going to dress 20 years older than my age. But getting the contrast right between looking smart and nice can be hard, however after six months in my job I think I'm getting there. But of course the arrival of the occasional warmer day has thrown me out a little. I've been having to rethink some of my outfit choices, but for now I thought to celebrate my six month full time job anniversary I would show you another post of my everyday work wear. I've been adding a bit of colour here and there and there are of course some new additions to my work wardrobe. I'm going to split this post up into two so you don't get too sick of my face ;)


The Pinafore



The pinafore has made a huge comeback lately, as has a lot of 90's fashion. I'm coveting dungarees again, I haven't worn dungarees since I was about three. Damn why I didn't keep them? I probably haven't grown since then. Lol. But this pinafore playsuit can be dressed up for work, it is on the short side, but with tights it's fine. I tend to put a simple blouse underneath, or something with a detailed collar to pop over the top. For more casual days, I'll just stick a tshirt underneath. Today I have popped this gorgeous embroidered collar Lavish Alice blouse underneath the pinafore. It's very similar to some blouses that Topshop have had in lately, but it's in the sale! So a lot cheaper.. you can thank me later :) 

The Lime Jumper: 

As you can see, I have kept the Lavish Alice blouse on for this outfit. I've been wanting to add more colour to my wardrobe especially as Spring is here. I'm bored of dark colours, and it was time to get a bit braver. I made the most of the ASOS 25% student discount and ordered this little lime number. I was a bit hesitant at first, but I like it. I think the colour suits my hair and my tan and I wear with plain items to tone it down. This skater skirt is probably one of my most worn work items, my boyfriend Henry calls it my 'teatowel' skirt. He just doesn't understand fashion. I think the coloured embroidery on the collar helps to match in with the lime jumper and adds a bit of colour for a nice sunny day :) 

The Spotty aka Kate Middleton Dress
Dress: Topshop 
Blazer: Primark
Necklace: Dorothy Perkins 

I got this dress last week in the Topshop sale. I have a thing for polka dots at the moment and I thought this dress would look lovely in the summer. Kate Middleton then stepped out in a practically identical version this week and now it's a sell out. I'm not going to lie, I fist pumped when I saw how similar Kate's dress was to mine. I love skater dresses like this, because I'm petite I have to be careful for dresses to not swamp me. I find that a style like this that goes in at the waist and then out again is really flattering for my figure. This dress isn't too short either so I'll be able to wear it with bare legs when summer arrives and not have to worry about flashing! 

So there is part one of my updated Personal Shopper wardrobe! I hope you liked this post and I'll be back in the week with the second instalment. I hope you're all well and had a good weekend :) I'm enjoying having a couple of days off before going back to work to wear these very outfits! 

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