Saturday, 12 July 2008

getting smarter.

i have issues with dressing "smart". at college, a couple of people commented that i always dressed 'up' cause i wore dresses when the majority of people wore jeans and a tshirt. however, when it comes to actually dressing up, i never really know where to start. for example, my first instinct when going to an interview was to wear an old cardigan. i did end up wearing a smart-ish jacket, but for a while i've had my eye out for a smart jacket that can dress up simple outfits, and harden up something a bit girly.
i got this jacket through the post from asos.com yesterday, and i love it.



i was being attacket by bushes.


i also wandered into the Peacocks sale yesterday (classy....) and found these shoes for £7. they reminded me of the three strap shoes by chloe, only...er...cheaper and more crossed over. i really liked the wooden heel, so i got them. they're incredibly difficult to walk in.




10 comments:

yulanda said...

I love your new purchases, especially the jacket. You look great in it.

Miss Woo said...

Those shoes are amazing!

and I think dressing smart is actually quite a difficult thing, I always find it hard to "dress to impress".. I like being sloppy way too much!

HANNAH-ZOË said...

i love both. The shoes are beautiful and i agree about the heel!
when i dress I'm both extremes,to messy or to fancy i just cant seem to get it right so now i just try not to care what clothing is expected for the occasion and it turn out ok (most of the time:))

HeyBigTrender said...

great shoes! the blazer is particularly awesome, and looks like it was made for you!

Elysia said...

i love both! the jackets buttons are adorable. and i think i like your mary janes BETTER than the chloe ones!!!!!!

a cat of impossible colour said...

That blazer is lovely! Great for interviews, I would think :)

Paris said...

Oh cool it arrived! And it looks super chic! Yes Smart/casual, can be dressed up or down. I did the tag, I forgot to tell you! I don't live too far from London (in reply to your question) but pretty soon i'll be moving there for uni, cannot wait! But have nowhere to live yet : (

Fruchtzwerg said...

beautiful purchases. The jacket is awesome and the shoes are amazing. I love the shape and colour.

xlabellavitax said...

Your blog is really easy and entertaining to read well done :)

I really like what you're wearing in the 3rd photo! The colours look lovely together :)

kirstie said...

i love those shoes! i can imagine they'd be hard to walk in...

haha, i can NOT dress smart. i have no 'smart' clothes, everything's too bright or too patterned or just... wrong. i only need those types of clothes for interviews, which i rarely have, so i don't bother investing any money in them. stupid right?