Monday, 3 April 2017

basic

Blazer - 2nd hand
Top&Necklace - Primark
Earrings - Gift from my godmother
Trousers - KappAhl
Shoes - Citymarket (?)







These are old pictures (see: hair length). But even though this was something I'd often wear to work, it's still something I wear quite often (just not to work anymore). I'm sure that at the time of buying these trousers (years ago!) I mentioned how I intended them for job interviews and then hopefully for work as "smarter" wear. I finally got to wear them for work last spring and summer, but as I was working in Finland (and not in the UK like I thought I would) there was no dress code for work anyway. Dress codes can feel restrictive for those who have them, but honestly I'd prefer them to some degree. This is still fairly casual with the top and necklace, but even so this would basically be as "smart" as anyone would look at my old work place. I.e. I was pretty much the only one dressing "smart" and more formal. Mostly I just find it practical: trousers and blazers like this have good pockets for carrying around your keys, phone, pens, and other bits&bobs. But it also makes me feel more professional and productive. Maybe I'd feel differently after working in an office for years or a decade. For now, I'm back at partaking in uni life and not having to think about what is work-appropriate to wear. Which I needn't have worried about in the first place. Work-appropriate or not, working or not, this is an outfit that may have been seen on me a few times after spring/summer 2016, because I am, evidently, a basic.

11 comments :

Beauty Editer said...

This i so good dear!

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Hena Tayeb said...

you look great..
here most jobs have much stricter dress codes.. even casual fridays are not so casual.

Laura Mitbrodt said...

That swing is so pretty!! I love your jacket
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Chiara said...

I love this look. So classic, chic and simple :-)

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Love the blazer! I really need to try thrifting more often, I'm sure there are so many great 'work pieces' I could find! :)

Corinne said...

What a lovely place to take photos! The necklace really sets this outfit off and takes it away form being basic :)

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Laura Jones said...

Beauty Editer - cheers, pal! x

Hena Tayeb - thank you, lovely! ah, yes, i was definitely more prepared for that kind of an environment, but basically most places in finland have no dress code! xx

Laura Mitbrodt - isn't it, dear! i love having breakfast on the swing or just sitting there when i'm at my mum's:-) although it does look like it's in need of a fresh coat of paint and some "floor" boards, haha! xx

Chiara - thank you very much, chick! xx

Tieka - thank you, doll! yes, you never know what treasures you'll find:-) i actually got given this blazer by a friend of my mum's who'd found it! xx

Corinne - it's my mum's back garden/yard/the woods, haha! and thank you, girl! xx

Valerie Price said...

This is such a beautiful place to take photos, and I'm loving the outfit!

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Miguel Gouveia said...

Thanks a lot :D

you look awesome :D I want your coat :3

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Belén Arce Jáñez said...

Looking really great girl!!!

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Have a nice day!
xx

Laura Jones said...

Valerie Price - thank you so much, love! xx

Miguel Gouveia - thank you, hon! xx

Belén Arce Jáñez - thanks, pal! xx