More sunshine, huzzah! I grabbed these shots on my way back from a pub lunch, where my friend and I sat outside. In March! I’ve worn this pencil dress a few times previously, in fact it featured on my first ever outfit blog post back in March last year. As wiggle dresses go, it’s fairly comfortable and easy to wear. The structured cotton and slightly looser fit mean it’s not too figure hugging, and the front pleat allows room to walk in normal sized steps.
In these pictures, I think this dress looks fairly appropriate for the office. I have to be careful though, since the crossover has a tendency to gape. Definitely something to consider when wearing this style of dress in the workplace! I think I got away with it. I’ve added an old shrug I picked up in a little independent boutique ages ago to complete the look. This light cotton-mix cover up is perfect for spring. It adds a bit of colour to the outfit and provides an extra layer without being bulky.
I’ve got my trusty leather moto jacket in my hand here because it was far too hot to need it! Later in the evening I was thankful for the warmth, but for my lunch break I should have just left it in the office. This slightly cropped style is brilliant to throw over a huge variety of looks. It’s such a versatile jacket for this weather, where you want something for the evenings that isn’t too big or cumbersome.
Enough about the clothes, let’s talk about these shoes! They were part of my massive post-Christmas shopping haul, costing less than £10 in the Collectif sales. They’re by Lulu Hun, the current footwear supplier on the Collectif site. I was drawn in by the turquoise piping and almost-sensible heel height. I say almost sensible, as I wore these shoes to a gig later and hugely regretted it. For daytime wear, the wedge heel and rounded toe are comfortable and smart. For daytime wear, a walk to the pub and back, and then a gig, not so much!
Another thing I absolutely have to mention about Lulu Hun is their beautiful shoe boxes. The retro shade of turquoise, the pin up girl, the art deco border detail. Everything about this box just makes the shoes inside seem a little bit more special. I recently went for a browse around the Camden Collectif store and there were stacks of these boxes in the gorgeous little upstairs section in the stables market. It was quite a sight to see!
Dress: Lindy Bop
Jacket: New look
Shrug – Boutique
Shoes – Lulu Hun @ Collectif
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