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!