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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Finally it's our time now..

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Leather Pencil Skirt: F+F
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Cat Print Blouse: Handmade
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Shoe Boots: Charity shop
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Earrings: Matalan
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Cardigan: Peacocks
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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?

17 comments:

  1. I think, from my own dress code woes, I have learned that formal doesn't just mean suits and black so you can play with things a little. LOVE the kitty print blouse, amazing.

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    1. I just don't suit suits, and I hate them. I will try to avoid them for as long as humanly possible, that's for sure.

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  2. That skirt is uh-mazing! Such an awesome statement piece and I love the colour.

    Tara x

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    1. I've been admiring it for so long, I'm not disappointed and definitely glad I took the plunge!

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  3. Ahrgh, they are like willow pattern cats!!!!!! They are goooood!!!!!! X

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    1. I'll admit I had to search that to see what Willow pattern cats were, but I agree :)

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  4. That blouse is fantastic, what a great print. x

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    1. Thanks, Vix. It was my first attempt at a blouse and a collar, so it took me a while to get right, but I have to admit, I'm sort of proud of it when I wear it now.

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  5. I totally agree that the right outfit can make you feel invincible! Glad the meeting went well. I stay away from suits and 'normal' office wear, I figure that working in a creative profession gives me a little license not to conform to your average office dress code.
    Love the colour of this skirt, and the cats - so cute - very impressed that you made it yourself

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    1. Yes, I sort of feel the same - I'm not one for traditional office wear although I don't really work in creative. x

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  6. That cat print is amazing - where did you find it?

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    1. Hi, it came from my local fabric shop but it was a number of years ago and I can't find it online. The closest I could find is this one - www.plushaddict.co.uk/michael-miller-kitten-play-blue.html ?

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