Tuesday, February 18

A Romantic Red Dress for Date Night

Dress: justyouroutfit* | Jacket: Ci Sono (via TK Maxx) | Shoes: Matalan | Tights: The Legwear Co*
Originally I planned for this to be a cute Valentines date night look but storms 'Ciara' and 'Dennis' had other ideas. The weather has been ridiculous recently and every spare moment I've had to shoot these images it has been awful outside. 

It was windy when I took these photos too but luckily there were enough useable ones without my hair in my face or my knickers showing! Justyouroutfit offers outfits for women and I can't wait to share with you what I choose.

Valentine's day might be passed but it's always fun to dress up for date night and nothing says romance like a red dress. I am no stranger to the skater style - a few years ago they were a staple in my wardrobe. This one from 'justyouroutfit' is different to what I would normally wear with a plunging neckline. 

I really like how flirty this dress is but of course I had to keep warm by adding my vegan leather jacket too. I think it completes the look nicely - the black adds a nice contrast with the red. I kept it sensible with these low heels but depending where we were going I might pull out the stilettos to finish off this Valentines look. 

How did you celebrate valentines day? We stayed at home and made pizza which is our little tradition. As it was a special occasion we topped it with fillet steak and enjoyed a bottle of wine. 

Have you bought anything from 'justyouroutfit' before? Go and browse their website and let me know if there is anything you fancy?

Tuesday, February 4

Another Great Charity Shop Find

Dress: Next | Boots: Clarks | Tights: The Legwear Co.*
I was a little unsure when I spotted this dress in the 'Shelter' shop - it ticked all the right boxes for me in terms of brand and style but I wasn't sure about the print. I walked out of the shop then decided 10 minutes later to go back. It was too much of a bargain at less than £5 to leave behind. 

Fast forward a few weeks and it has become a staple part of my workwear wardrobe - I actually have it on as I write this blog post. With long sleeves and a collar it feels smart enough for work but still me. I love wearing it!

If you want to pick up things you love in the charity shop you've got to keep going back for a browse regularly. I was purposefully looking for dresses for work when I found this one but I've written a little more about my process in this blog post.  

Check out the last Next dress I found in the charity shop - 

Tuesday, January 28

5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week #15

Work this week has been so full I can't believe it's only Tuesday... I was knackered last night so I was in bed early watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix and it was bliss. There have been lots of other great things happened in the past week too.

1. Monday Night Dinner with my Colleagues

Last Monday I was surprised by a last minute invitation to go out to a local Indian restaurant for tea. My bosses boss was visiting and it was such a treat. It's nice to get to know people in a social setting, the food was great and I even enjoyed a cheeky glass of wine on a school night. 

2. Strictly Come Dancing Live!

The most exciting thing to happen recently was winning tickets to see Strictly live and sit in the company box. I obviously took along my Mum because we've been watching it for years. It was so good it brought a tear to my eye when I heard that iconic music start.

3. Professional Development Summary

Circling back to work, it does take up 95% of my time, but we finally got round to doing my PD summary last week. I was pretty nervous about it because I don't love talking about my goals for the future. However, it went great and I got a glowing report from my boss. 

4. Homemade Vegetable Soup

On Sunday all the crap I'd eaten over the weekend was starting to catch up on me - I felt terrible! So I dug out a recipe I'd seen on Instagram and made a huge pot of soup with onions, leaks, fennel, carrot, kale, barley and butter beans. It was delicious and made me feel so much better.

5. The Nights Drawing Out

It's ever so slight at the moment but looking out my window at work I do notice it isn't getting dark so early. I'd even go as far to say that it isn't pitch black when I walk home either. Spring is along way off yet but at least it feels like we've passed the deepest, darkest part of winter!