I came up with this week’s Five Take challenge and I stole it unashamedly from one of Gok’s TV shows (I think it was Fashion Fix but honestly, I can’t really remember!). In the show Gok would make his willing fashion victim pick an outfit they would wear to work, to play and to rest and then he would tell them what was wrong with it. He would then proceed to put them in a dress, six inch heels and wide waist belt – regardless of their shape, size or style!
However, I am sure you will agree that me, Nicole, Gina, Becky and Rebecca are all fabulous fatshionistas and we don’t need anyone to tell us how to dress. But I wanted to see what we all looked like in the three main areas of our wardrobe.
As you all know (and are likely very bored of hearing), my office is pretty relaxed on what we can wear. However, due to my role, I do try and dress professionally (ish!). This is a typical work outfit – smart but casual:
Trousers – ASOS curve
Blouse – Evans via eBay
Kimono jacket – ASOS via eBay
Loafers – Dorothy Perkins
When I put this outfit on the other day, the Husband was like “why are you wearing your pajamas to work? Is it for charity?”…I had to explain these weren’t my pajamas and seeing as he sleeps next to me every night, when was the last time I wore this outfit to bed?! He believed that the outfit was very loose and pajama like. Do I look like I’m in my nightwear? I don’t think so! He does have some funny ideas! But looking back at the photos it was a kind of baggy outfit – but that’s fine! Sometimes baggy is required.
I got the blue chinos in the ASOS sale last summer. I bought them because I’d seen Kendi (one of my style inspirations) wear these trousers. There not quite as BLUE as Kendi’s but they are comfy and can be dressed up or down – so they’re a win in my book.
When I don’t have to be anywhere I am an utter slob when it comes to clothes! As soon as I get home after work I put my PJs straight on. One to be comfy but also two (and most importantly) so I don’t ruin my nice clothes when I’m cooking/cleaning/eating. So here are my PJs!
Jumper – Evans
Spotty t-shirt (just seen) – gifted from Rebecca
PJ bottoms – Yours Clothing
Slippers – Shop at Shipol airport – Amsterdam
My pjs generally consist of genuine pajama bottoms, a massive baggy t-shirt and a jumper/cardigan I wouldn’t be seen dead in outside of my house. I don’t wear the jumper to bed but wear it around the house – like a dressing gown. Super comfy and I don’t mind throwing away any tops that get stained whilst I cook/eat.
Top – Joe Browns @ Simply Be
Jacket – vintage from Red Bows Boutique
Jeans – New Look Inspire
Shoes – Accessorize
I don’t tend to go out “out” (clubbing etc) very often. Its more to friend’s houses or to the local pub. Neither of which requires much dressing up – so this is a variation of my “off to the pub/friend’s house” for dinner/drinks/etc.
The top is another unique Joe Browns purchase. I love the brand but my collection isn’t as extensive as it used to be! I have only worn this top once before – and that was on New Years Eve but now the weather should be getting better I will be wearing it a bit more. The jeans were purchased after I saw them as part of the give away New Look did for Plus London. The colour is described as “chestnut” but I call it more brick red. I have a slight obsessed with coloured jeans at the moment – I already have the green ones and I have my eye on some purple ones after seeing Petroleum Doll rocking a new look pair.
So there is a snap shot into my wardrobe! Don’t forget to check out what the other ladies wear when they work, rest and play!
Nicole – http://awellroundedventure.com/
Rebecca – http://theplussideofme.com/