Friday, 8 January 2016

50 Shades of Grey: Off Duty Basics

Sweatpants are all that fit me right now. At least, that's how I'm feeling after an indulgent festive season (preceded by a bit of happy wedding weight.) All my favourite pieces are just feeling a little bit too tight, which kind of takes the fun out of dressing up, and a lot out of sale shopping.  While I like to pretend there wasn't a-tears-in-dressing-room incident over a pair of dungarees (there was), I refuse to let a little bit of Winter weight gain turn me into some kind of fashion hermit.  The solution? Take those comfort pieces and dress them up, obviously.


Scarf - Primark
Necklace - Bloody Mary Metal
Top - Boohoo (bonus - this is currently in the sale with the matching trousers!)
Jogging Bottoms - Boden
Shoes - Quiz
Bag - Sailor Moon x Samantha Vega

I'm a firm believer in investing in good basics year round, and while the checklist tends to read like "brenton top, quality jeans" I feel there is room for a solid pair of joggers in there too. While I hate to go all athleisure on you, jogging bottoms and indeed gym wear aren't just for the gym. Wearing comfy clothes doesn't mean that you've giving up, and with a bit of layering and creative tailoring you can be office ready in no time. As a general rule I don't wear heels on a day to day basis (unlike those magical fashion unicorns who can also go bare legged in January) but I'll make an exception for with joggers. It makes me feel a little bit more polished when quite frankly I'd rather be at home in my moomin jammies.  Sometimes it means a lick of lipstick and a pair of heels to inspire a bit of joie de vivre in the wardrobe.

With short days and long nights, comfort really is king. Now where did I put my onesie?
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  1. You look amazing gal! Always looking oh so stylish!
    Drooling over the Sailor Moon bag!

    Stephi X

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    1. I use it all the time! Basically removes the need for anything else! x

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  2. I'm feeling a bit chunky too after the festive season! I love how the heels dress up the outfit. I always keep my heels for fancy occasions but maybe I need to get some of them out of the back of my wardrobe.
    www.thedevilwearstartan.com

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    1. I am SO guilty of this. I def need to stop keeping my clothes "nice" and wear them more x

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  3. Cannot get over how perfect this corner is for a photoshoot. Also how simple everything you're wearing is, yet how stylish it all looks together.

    Lis / last year's girl x

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    1. And handily...right next to the office ;) x

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  4. Jogging pants and high heels is such a gorgeous look. It's such a comfy look but very fashionable when heels are added. Fab x

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    1. I love it as it's two things that shouldn't gotogether! Super comfy and made me feel less sluggish for sure x

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