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Office Looks – Totally Inappropriate Looks for the Office

August 26, 2013

How are you guys? Nothing better than doing an Office Looks post while I’m on holiday. That’s right, by the time you read this, I’ll be sat on the beach 😀

The theme this time is pattern mixing and on two very different looks. Which one is your favourite?

All of the items in this ensemble have been around for a few years. The top and skirt are from H&M, the sandals from Swedish Hasbeens, for H&M and the red bow on my stripy top is from Springfield.

This was one of those ideas that looked better in my head than the actual outfit but I still went with it anyway. I’m all about experimenting! Both the shirt and the trousers are stripy, although it’s not that apparent due to the glare. The shirt is Diane Von Furstenberg and I picked it up for something like 2 dollars ina charity shop in Florida. The trousers are Ralph Lauren and I got it from TJ Maxx, also in Florida. The bag in turn I got it from TK Maxx, here in the UK. The scarf is vintage and was a present from the lovely Andrea from Teetoo. The accessories are a mix of Matalan (that I got for the makeover photos) and gifted by another lovely Canadian, Ariane from Style Sud Est. The shoes are Modekungen and were one of those purchases that although it wasn’t on sale, I had to have them…

I did a matching manicure!

I swear it doesn’t get any better than these perspex heel shoes! They are quite surreal. I am joining the party over at Patti’s Visible Monday, as it has become a habit I don’t want to quit!


Goths in hot weather

July 17, 2013

Oh my, it’s been sooo hot in the UK, it almost feels like I am back home in Portugal! Who would have thunk it? Last weekend I nearly died with the heat in London… photos yet to be shared as I’m still editing them. I took so many photos that it’s a bit hard to pick just a few for the blog.

Anyways, here’s a couple of outfits, with a variation on the same theme- a black and white patterned peplum top mixed in with some very roomy and also patterned palazzo pants. Mixing patterns is so much fun, although it does get some dirty looks in the office here and there…

Deet deets – Shoes and top – Target, Polkadot Palazzo Pants – Comme des Garcons for H&M, Bracelet – H&M, Necklace – Ebay, Glasses–  Gok Wan for Specsavers

Deet deets: Blazer and head bow – H&M, Top and socks – Next, Shoes – Office, via Ebay, Palazzo Pants – Zara (on sale, on my trip to Belgium)

Which one is your favourite?