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Friday, February 29, 2008

Drinks after work anyone?

Talk about a stressful week! Been preparing all week for an interview at a top retail fashion house...everything down to my ultra sleek suit. Only to get there and feel like ugly betty walking into mode! I was horrified! My sleek suit suddenly became utterly boring and out of place. lol, they were all dressed to the nines...seriously ubber trendy, louboutins and all. How do they do it? Rushing to meet suppliers, monitoring stores on opposite ends of town and running for the tube! Thats the last time i play it safe.
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Ever been stuck at work and had to go straight to dinner but knew you'd have no time to go home and change? Or maybe a meeting with friends turns into a night on the town? No problem! I've got just what you need to turn your outfit from daytime to sexy nightime. Its all about multi-tasking.
A great place to start is with a plain black dress if you are not sure but otherwise, be as creative as you want.The foundation for this look is a black pleat shift dress from Warehouse. For daytime, pair it with a shirt underneath. I love this oragami stripe shirt from Topshop, it keeps it smart but interesting. The snakeskin pump adds a pop of colour to this ensemble and the Marc Jacobs shoulder bag is apprioprate for the things you need to carry around during the day.

Cut to night! Lose the shirt and swap your day bag for this Kooba clutch which you've cleverly thrown in your larger day bag. Add this fab pair of vintage multi-bead drop earrings from ASOS, a blingin' cocktail ring and that all important trendy waist belt to give the dress a little detail (I'll stick to brown so it doesn't detract from the shoes and earrings)
Now all you need is a some shiny lipgloss, top up the eyeliner and mascara and loosen up the hair a little.

There you have it. A quick day-to-night solution.


Tiger Tem said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love the simplicity of the black dress. A couple of inches shorter would be more to my liking. Love th Kooba clutch too. And the TS shirt.

Uzo said...

Interesting...Love the black and white dress with the white shirt combo