My profuse apologies for the extremely lightened pictures - I had to take them in the living room when it was dark outside and had only the 'big' light for brightness. Winter is not a great time to be a style blogger. I really wanted to share this outfit though. It was my usual 'comfort versus smart' combination that I seem to be fine tuning with every look I come up with. I spotted this dress in the M&S sale section last week when I popped in with Mother. Just for a quick browse, which was never going to end with me coming out empty handed, was it? The smallest size I could find the dress in was a 16, three sizes bigger than my measured size ten, but it's a rare time I actually pay attention to the label, so I tried it on anyway and was instantly sold on the slouchy shape. It did have some questionable plastic jewels around the neckline but half an hour with Episodes and an unpicker and it was looking much improved.
The cardigan I bought in August from Long Tall Sally with a voucher my brother gave me. I went back and forth on it for a while, even after getting it home - I hardly needed more knitwear but the shape and crazy long sleeves won me over. And despite the thin fabric, it keeps me nice and cosy in the cold corridors at work.
The brogues have finally broken in! Well, to the point that they're not trying to kill me with every step, but I'm still not sure I could spend all day walking around in them. Time will tell...
Dress - M&S
Brogues - Clarks