So I have a short term contract to help out an amazing store which has led me back to formal business clothing. Having enough to get me through this week only, when possible I've been hunting down some new options. I don't want to invest tons into this section of my wardrobe, as its not needed. I am looking for a skirt, nothing to structured, a blazer and a few dresses, all items that can be worn again and dressed down when they aren't needed for business. So far I've been into Topshop, Cos, Gap, H&M and Zara. And I came out with nothing. I feel my shopping ban has left me with no desire to shop (or so my husband is leading me to believe). So in an effort to avoid that horrendous scene that we all have in the mornings where clothes fly everywhere, I've adopted the internet to save me. With no crowds, time restrictions, trains to run for, children to run after, I think this is just going to have to work for me at the moment. So here is what I've found but I'm yet to hit the order button!
|Skirt - American Vintage £49.99 at Atterley Road (NB this would come up longer on me being short, have measured it!)|
|£35.99 Zara - now thinking a little too dressy|
|£25.99 Zara - my favourite so far in style, cut, price & ease of wear|
|£35.99 Zara - second favourite|
|£45.99 Zara - now thinking a little too dressy also|
|£17.99 Gap - I have these in the black and the fit is amazing|
I nearly placed 8 dresses into my basket with Zara, with free delivery and returns it is very easy to do. then thought some more into this. Tights have to be worn for this contract but in my every day life, I prefer to go bare legged so that needs to be taken into consideration. Now on to another long standing debate I regularly have with my husband. I set myself a budget of £100 to try and kit myself out with a few pieces. Should none of this fit and I not find anything, do I just buy what I like? Had I done this previously, I may not be clutching at straws now in a blind panic that I have very little formal attire. The coat below I fell in love with a while ago, I saw it on someone today, amazing. I also love the yellow blazer. It works great with denim and if it's not any brighter in the flesh, could look as good with black trousers. I just feel that the prices are so much to spend on one garment for myself (yet I so would advise others to!). Do I just bite the bullet and order the lot in a vain hope or do I waste more time thinking? I believe I have my answer!