How are you all doing? The world is rather crazy right now and who knows when all this coronavirus mayhem will end? I suspect it will be months before our lives can get back to anything like normal. In some ways it seems frivolous to carry on posting about fashion and outfits. But I still want to read my favourite blogs and see nice outfits…it’s one thing I can still do if/when I have to self-isolate. I’m hoping you all feel the same way! So it’s pretty much business as usual here unless circumstances drastically change.
I’ve still been working and hope to carry on, because as a freelancer if I don’t work I don’t get paid. This outfit is fairly typical of what I wear for work – I generally favour trousers over skirts these days. Now the weather is a bit milder I can swap the jumpers for blouses. I took the opportunity to wear this Fabienne Chapot blouse for the first time. You probably know by now that I’m a big fan of the label, which I discovered at the-Bias-Cut.com. I paired this “Perfect Crazy Zoo” blouse with my Finery micro dot trousers for some easy business casual print mixing that’s not too OTT for the office!
My Jennifer Hamley Mini KT bag is practical and looks professional. I don’t always take my laptop to work (when I do I use one of my larger Jennifer Hamley bags) so this crossbody bag is perfect for those days.
This look calls for minimal jewellery, and these beautiful 9ct white gold aquamarine and diamond stud earrings compliment the pale blue blouse perfectly. As much as I adore big, bold earrings, sometimes understated is best. They say the best things come in small packages, and that’s definitely true of these. They are from the stunning Rosa Mer Collection at Browns, who kindly gifted me the earrings.
Aquamarine, which is the birthstone for March, is known for its connection to the sea. Historically, early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans would protect them when out at sea. Though less recognised than other gemstones, aquamarine is highly sought after due to blue stones occurring less frequently in nature. This dreamy pale blue stone is linked to new friendships, as well as affection and love, hope and health. It’s said that this gemstone can increase creativity, courage and overall happiness with its ability to combat negative energy. Exactly what we need right now!
I’m usually in flats or trainers – even for work – but I swapped the blue shoes for heels just to show you a slightly more formal look. If you prefer to wear heels for work you could wear the flats for the commute and swap at the office. Thankfully I can wear whatever I want for work but I do like to distinguish between office and home outfits.
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