Thursday, 15 November 2012

Blame it on the Boogie

girl next door fashion outfit
girl next door fashion outfit
Yeah so these pants. They really, really really weren't supposed to happen. So here's the story. A few weeks ago I was in my town centre and I saw a poster saying that Steps, iconic 90s awesome pop band Steps, would be turning on the Christmas lights in a few weeks time. I knew I absolutely had to be there but as time went on, I realised I hadn't clocked the date. So yesterday I was enjoying my last few days of unemployment (aka, spending the whole day browsing the internet) and it crossed my mind that I should probably check when the whole Steps thing was going on. And that was when I saw it, Wednesday 14th November. Crap! I knew I had absolutely nothing going on and I had no excuse to sit at home when I could be watching Steps, so I sent a few texts to see if anyone would accompany me (not gonna lie, I would have gone alone), as I expected, my best friend Eve was completely up for it, so we made plans to meet when she finished work. We went for a coffee but still had some time to kill, so we went to go see our friend Nic who works in Topman. Which naturally led to wandering into Topshop. Where I met these trousers. They were one of those things I prayed to the clothing gods to look bad on me. I prayed they wouldn't fit (does anyone else do this?!) because I knew I would end up buying them. But of course, I loved them. And I bought them. And a maroon polka dot pair too. Anyway, back to Steps. Stockport was crazy busy so we had to go up onto one of the carparks to see them, but they did do Deeper Shade of Blue and Tragedy, WITH DANCE ROUTINE. It was awesome.
girl next door fashion outfit
trousers- Topshop
white shirt- c/o Oasap
maroon jumper- Primark
ballet flats- New Look
necklace- Forever 21
girl next door fashion outfit
Anyway, so the pants. I know I really shouldn't have bought them, but my justification is that for the right casual meeting at work I could dress them up with a smart blazer, white shirt and heels. I'm hoping to kind of sense the vibe with my workwear. I obviously won't be rocking up in floral trousers on my first day. The nature of my job means my dresscode will always be changing. Because I'm working on the business side of a creative industry I have to be aware of the fact that while the designers and developers can wear jeans and trainers, I have to look smart. Plus I need to tailor my outfit to the clients I'm meeting. If the company I'm meeting are casual, then I should reflect that in my outfit, and vice versa with a more formal company. I did get all my working wardrobe organised today though which was really exciting. I found that only some of my clothes are business appropriate so I had to get a few things ready for next week. But I'm feeling pretty set now! 
As you can see, it's very bright, very fun, and well, still me. I didn't want my working wardrobe to be boring! Fortunately I already have lots of blazers, button-up shirts and pencil skirts so I didn't have many other things to get! I am going to try to post some of my work outfits, cause I know a few of you were asking me what I was going to wear for work. Like most graduates, I've never had to dress in a business casual manner before, so I'm hoping to pick it up as I go along and share that learning with you all along the way!
girl next door fashion outfit
girl next door fashion outfit
I'll be back tomorrow with a Fitness Friday post. I know today was supposed to be a Foodie Thursday post, but a) I had to wear these trousers today and b) I decided while I still had the chance to post outfit posts I would do. Whee not long left now!
Have a lovely day!

Charlotte x

9 comments:

  1. I just discover your blog on Chictopia and I really love it! Awesome pants!
    Following you on GFC and Bloglovin!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  2. These pants are so amazing, I love the fit and pattern so much! I wish we had topshop here because I would totally buy them....good thing we don't have a topshop then. I love the shade of the sweater on you, it's gorgeous. Ive definitely done the whole "please don't let this fit, because I don't have money to buy it" thing

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  3. I love those pants! I don't have the courage to wear floral pants because I feel like they would accentuate my larger legs. I need to maybe consider this pattern then!
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  4. I need to tune in for Fitness Friday, lacking motivation at the moment aha. love your flowery trousers by the wayyyyy xx

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  5. Charlotte it was good to chat on Twitter tonight! As I said I don't do FollowforFollow, but your floral pants had me at hello (oh I can't believe I just said that) - so I'm proud to be follower no.600! ;)

    I too have a pair which I love, and yes I wear them to work (but we have almost zero dress code). Love how you've layered yours, plus that's a gorgeous necklace! Yay for F21!

    If you check out my blog and like it, then please do follow... otherwise no worries!

    Have a great evening

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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  6. Awesome trousers Charlotte! I think they are definitely work appropriate, with heels and a blazer or something :) I'm so scheduling one day to visit Topshop when I go to London, so cliché but I love their clothes! x

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  7. Love the pants! I'm a huge fan of printed pants in the winter... and these are just awesome!

    xo
    Jen
    www.houseofjeffers.com

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  8. This outfit is lovely, the jumper and pants look great together xx

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