Thursday, April 1, 2010

Today's Ebay Wonder

Drule over this full on Cocktail Dress

Smart Casual

A lovely lady who happens to enjoy
 Gloria Jeans' 'Voltages' as much as me
 asked me to find her clothes for work. 
Now, she works in retail, selling upmarket clothing.. 
beats me how she got the job if she cant
 dress her self let alone another sex!!! I'm playing :P 
Whether you work in retail or an office environment, 
corporate styling is expected to sell your product 
or promote your company. 
So here's some 'Smart Casual' get ups
 that wont get you sent home crying OR make
 you look like an airline hostess.

[Keeping in mind denim is banned thanks to
evil corporate pen pushers]
Everyone knows a blazer with jeans
is a match made in heaven/ gloria jeans.  yum.

First up is one that keeps with my... MINOR Leopard obsession... 
you could also lose the scarf,  tuck the leopard shirt into some straight leg pants 
and wear a black power shouldered blazer for a full on look. 
but i have limited resources having moved 
]interstate and baggage allowance was 2 suitcases... :'(
Having said that Valley girl have an amazing
 Power shoulder Blazer with frill detail around the base for $50 i had my eye on...

A poofy/ frilly casual top worn with a pencil skirt 
[preferably longer than mine if you wear to work] and an embellished Belt looks ["fabulous"-LH]
Dont be worried about looking like your going bar hopping either, the length and height of your pencil skirt give it a corporate feel as well as wearing simple black or nude mid height heels, where the subtle studs make it New Season. Now lets go 'Rich-Man Hunting' [Newest Official Sport of the Olympics]

Another Tip when you want to go Smart casual is wear any pretty
casual top/ blouse  you want- ANYTHING AT ALL! 
with plain Black or pinstriped Straight leg pants/ pencil skirt.
More Smart asual To come tomorrow 

Leopard Print

So a little 8o's isn't so Bad....
Leopard print came back in 2009 with the girls wearing it as scarves. 
2010 is still in love with it.
Best finds are the prints with a rich golden brown colour in a singlet top to layer.
Leopard Pants? NO.
Leopard Heels... no.
Leopard Jacket... no. stupid Kate Moss.
Leopard scarf... OLD.

Their Way:

Daisy Lowe

Scarlett Johansson

My Way:

Wear with neutrals like
 black, cream, brown or white to 
tone the print down. 
Accessories should be delicate and Gold.
Who knew you could make something nice out of such tacky stores?
Skirt & Singlet: ICE
Over Shirt: Jay Jays
Waist Scarf: Ulladulla Boutique