Yesterday, as I was rifling through my wardrobe to get dressed up for a business meeting I found myself reaching for my trusty little black dress. Everyone has one. That one dress that you can throw on for something important and be ready to go in five seconds flat. I’m the ultimate culprit of this. (I also have a black high-waisted pencil skirt that sometimes substitutes the dress if I’m feeling slightly more creative).
Just as I was about to walk out of the room dressed like I was going to a funeral, my eyes fell upon a new entry to my wardrobe from OASAP. My heart print t-shirt. I’m not sure if t-shirt is quite the right word, but blouse doesn’t really fit either as it has no buttons. Anyway, it’s a bit smarter than your regular t-shirt as it’s made of a silky material, so whatever you want to call it is fine.
This is how I learnt that it’s okay to wear colour and still look smart. You don’t have to wear all black for business. As long as you team it with the right accessories (in this case, a blazer and heels) then you can get away with wearing those neon pumps, printed silk trousers or a glitzy jacket to a meeting.
I love the versatility of this top and as I was slipping it over my head I realised that it would just as well with a pair of shorts and flip flops as it would with my red J Brand jeans that I was going to team it with on this occasion.
I managed to squeeze in some quick outfit photos to show you the result before rushing off to my meeting. (Looking at these photos makes me realise just how badly I need to sort out my unruly hair!)
On Saturday, we decided to go for a walk. Unfortunately we chose badly and it was a pretty boring walk. Far too pathy – I much prefer the kind where you get stinging-nettle-legs and lots of mud. It was just outside Wimborne on the Kingston Lacy estate. We only ended up being out for an hour.
Saturday night was my sister’s engagement party. I’ll be honest, I didn’t stay long. I’m far too much of an old lady and the music was giving me a headache. (As you can see, I don’t do party-wear well – I literally stared blankly into my wardrobe for about 20 minutes and then resigned to go for comfort instead)
Today we went to Nick’s parents as it was his Dad’s birthday in the week but they were away so we celebrated today instead.
It was insanely warm in the garden (thermometer said 26 degrees!) so I sat in the sun for as long as possible. Best February EVER.
We stopped at the beach on the way home for some quick photos. I know I probably look the same to the rest of you and I’m sorry to keep going on about it, but I find myself unrecognisable in these photos. I didn’t realise that a stone would make such a big difference to my appearance!
(I was jumping up and down to keep warm and I needed a wee!)
We had Jazz FM on in the office today. I couldn’t stand another day of back to back Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Pixie Lott. I’ve never listened to Jazz FM before but I love it! Well, I love it for work, not sure I would listen to it in my spare time. But, it was so relaxing! All day I’ve felt like I should be lying on a beach somewhere or sipping cocktails in a swanky bar. What more could you want at work?!?
They played a song by a band called Los Hombres Calientes earlier and it was amazing! It was like being transported back in time to July when I had the most relaxing holiday in Spain.
I wanted to feature one of my Christmas presents today. It puts a smile on my face every single day. It’s my page-a-day calendar from Cute Overload. Whenever I’m having a crappy time at work I look across my desk and am greeted by a totally adorable picture that cheers me up no-end.