Thursday, 3 September 2015

Shift

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dress - people tree courtesy of house of fraser, shoes - m&s, bracelet - vintage

In six weeks I am starting a new job, which leans much more to the casual side of smart-casual than I am used to, so I am starting to panic a bit about what I am going to wear! Over the past six years of working for my current company I have developed a pretty good uniform of pencil skirts and smart tops, but from what I know of the new place I will look very overdressed if I wear my normal work clothes there.

While I am not going to totally replace my wardrobe, a few new bits to mix and match are definitely necessary, so when House of Fraser offered to send me something, I went shopping with my new job in mind. I ended up choosing a People Tree shift dress in the sale, as I've always had a lot of success with People Tree clothes (ethical, cute and really well made and long lasting), and I think it will be perfect for hitting that smart-casual balance.

I am really happy with the fit and the style, it's exactly what I was after, so at least that is one outfit ready. I suspect I may need a few more though!

6 comments:

Joanna -ohhellojo- said...

I've never heard of People Tree before, but next time I'm in House of Fraser I'll be sure to have a good look. I too start a new job soon, and although I have to wear a uniform, the Christmas Party season is fast approaching!

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laura said...

I love this dress Harriet, you look gorgeous x

Sherin said...

That dress is perfect for smart/casual. It's going to look great at work!

Lily Lipstick said...

I love this dress! It's always hard when there's a different dress code to get used to - the first company I worked for was a lot more formal so I've gradually got more casual over the years! x
LilyLipstick

Lily Lipstick said...

I love this dress! It's always hard when there's a different dress code to get used to - the first company I worked for was a lot more formal so I've gradually got more casual over the years! x
LilyLipstick

Maria Fallon said...

I love this dress on you, very pretty! Hope the new job goes well, I have to be a lot smarter at my new job which took a lot of getting used to!

Maria xxx