|Leather Pencil Skirt: F+F|
|Cat Print Blouse: Handmade|
|Shoe Boots: Charity shop|
So, there I was on the verge of Me Made May, which I'm really excited about. And then, all of a sudden, I remembered that I had a Very Important Meeting on May 1st and would a dress with dinosaurs on it really give the right impression?
I know I've talked before about my work dress code and the fact that it's really quite relaxed, but every now and then I get an occasion where I have to dress a little more formally. Well, I'm not sure, formal but still true to my own style, I guess. I can't decide if the two are mutually exclusive, or not.
Anyway, after a little panic, I realised that there are a couple of items I've made which aren't crazymentalprinteddresses. Like this cat blouse. OK, so still a quirky print of some description, but at least I could wear it with my new F+F pencil skirt (yes, that's a leather pencil skirt and I have been talking about formal dressing; it's clear I don't know what I'm on about!)
I changed my shoes for the meeting part of the day, to these shoe boots. I love them and they make me walk taller. After work, I kept the outfit the same and swapped back to my Irregular Choice pair for an evening of catching up with friends and planning meetings - I know, possibly cheating on the challenge ever so slightly, but hey ho.
I guess it worked, because the meeting outcome was better than I'd hoped for. I have no doubt that this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the outfit I chose, but sometimes certain things can make you feel more confident in your own abilities and that may well have had an effect on my meeting performance. Weird, huh?
What do you wear for those occasions where you need something a little different than usual?