Oh casual Friday, why can’t you grace us with your presence every day?
Who else is excited that double denim has made a comeback? It’s a trend that seems to have transcended the fashion blogger elite and make itself at home in the wardrobes of everyday women.
It’s usually about this time that I wax lyrical about the weekend and how Monday’s are a chance for a brand new start but its cold and I’m miserable because… well, Monday. How do two days fly by in such a heartbeat?
Photos by Melissa Mills Photography
Corporate wear should be easy for me given that I work in an office, but I don’t often wear ‘business attire’. My usual work get up ranges anywhere from denim and Converse to blazers and Ksubi.
But I really loved this Zara blouse and hunted high and low throughout the RSPCA stores for something I could team it with for the It’s All Business prompt. And a pencil skirt it was! And as it turns out, it’s my favourite type of skirt. The cut works well on me and it’s not a colour I would normally be drawn to but hey, this challenge is all about stepping outside the box right?!
Top: RSPCA Palmyra, $6
Skirt: RSPCA Palmyra, $4.50
Shoes & Bag: Old
This is one of my ‘big ticket items’… A cream Zara blazer for 20 big ones. But a worthy addition to the wardrobe given its versatility. In the office over a pencil skirt or thrown over jeans for the weekend it’s definitely a staple item.
While $20 certainly won’t break the bank, it was probably one of the most expensive items I saw in all of my trips to the RSPCA stores. But still a total bargain and testament to the quality and range you can find in op-shops.
Blazer: RSPCA Palmyra, $20
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Does anyone else look at items in their wardrobe and think “I would wear that if it didn’t have sleeves?” I’ve gotten into what some might say is a bad habit. I regularly hack into my clothes and when I say hack, I mean go at them with a pair of blunt scissors, without measuring anything, and hope for the best.
These shorts, were a pair of Zara pants I bought in Europe last year. They’d been sitting in my wardrobe, replaced with a similar Country Road pair. So I pulled them out, turned them inside out and cut off the legs just below the pockets. I guess the worst part about my hacking habit is that I never hem or finish anything, I just let the edges fray and pretend they’re supposed to be like that.
I’ve been searching for these multi coloured Zara flats EVERYWHERE after seeing them on the beautiful Bee Eadie over at Atlantic-Pacific (if you haven’t checked out her blog, do so, she is adorable!)
Anyhoo, my search for the perfect candy coloured flats has been futile – Zara stocked them yonks ago and eBay wasn’t coming through with the goods either! But this morning, A BREAKTHROUGH!
Therapy Shoes how I heart you. And at only $39.95, they’re a steal. Get on my feet please!