I'm building bonfires of my vanities and doubts to get warm, just like everybody else.

You know how about once every two weeks I have a favourite work outfit? Yeah, that happened. I've been on the hunt for the perfect black work dress for about 5 months. I wanted something smart but not too fitted (I'm allergic to bodycon), long enough for meetings but short enough so that I didn't feel frumpy. I stumbled over this dress on the Clothing at Tesco website of all places and hoped it was exactly what I was looking for. When it arrived however, it was a bit too big and a bit too long, but fortunately, Tesco had the dress in a petite length so I just ordered it in a size down and it was perfect. I was originally planning on wearing it alone, but when I came across this white shirt on an accidental mooch in New Look (in my defence, it was £10!) I got incredibly excited about pairing them and I absolutely love the effect. I think this is the perfect way to wear the pinafore trend for work (I actually bought a pinafore for work but I haven't had a chance to wear it yet) and I can't wait to wear it with different shirts underneath, with one of my brightly coloured blazers or with skin coloured tights for the summer.
dress- Clothing at Tesco
white shirt- New Look
heels- Marks and Spencers
necklace- Topshop
I know it sounds silly, but I feel like I have a better day at work when I like my outfit. It just makes me feel more confident, and confidence is a big part of my job. When Kris came into work today she said "you're outfit is exactly like one you pinned on pinterest a few days ago!". Probably true! This week has been pretty good so far but I'm still knackered from the weekend! I've had a quiet week so far with my new photography class (which I'm absolutely loving-I'm even excited to do my homework project!), watching Extras with my Dad (I know I'm about 7 years too late to the party) and reading (I've just finished Revolutionary Road and I've just started Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood). Sometimes you need a few quiet days to catch up (I might have gone to bed at 9.30pm last night...). I've got lots of plans over the next few weeks though which is exciting- I've also just booked tickets for my Mum and I to go to the Lowry Outlet Food Festival and see Paul Hollywood next weekend. My Mum is so excited!

Have a lovely evening!

Charlotte x


  1. You look great. This dress is surprisingly cute!


  2. Adorable necklace!

    Emma x


  3. Love the monochrome look! very pretty necklace too :)


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