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A floral tulip skirt

Another busy week, another longer absence from the blog than I'd prefer! Some months I've been able to blog almost every day but I've definitely missed a few already this month.  The fact that this outfit post is a workwear post is a reflection of the fact that the mornings are the only time I have daylight for outfit posts at the moment - I've had several nights over the last few weeks where I come home to darkness which wouldn't be so bad if I didn't start work at 8.30.  But I don't need to worry about that for a couple of weeks as I'm here there and everywhere until almost the end of the month now, and none of that is in the office!

On Sunday we go to a hotel near us for a couple of nights as part of a Red Letter Days voucher I won in a competition - the hotel is not far from us but I love the idea of being able to do all the tourist-y things nearby that we haven't had a chance to do since we moved here! We'll be taking our bikes (and Bodhi!) and doing some exploring, having a couple of nice dinners out and probably drinking lots of cider as I booked it for the weekend the town has its apple pressing weekend - think trips to a cider farm on a tractor and lots of cider tasting!

On Wednesday I've booked us into a yurt for a couple of nights in Wales (in the Wye Valley).  The yurt has a wood-burning stove and a rolltop bath and just looks amazing, not to mention being set on a hillside with some breathtaking scenery.  From there we go on to a holiday cottage nearby with some of my family to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday for a few days - the holiday cottage looks equally beautiful and I'm looking forward to more lazing around, reading books, going on walks and pub dinners! The day I arrive home I'll be swapping suitcases and going off on a leadership course in Surrey for three days. No rest for the wicked eh?

I'm hoping I can snatch some internet here and there and I'll also schedule some bits in before I go - I have quite a lot of exciting things to show you, some outfits and I also want to share with you the huge pile of books I'll be taking with me and get any more recommendations for must-reads! Of course I'll be taking my cameras with me and I can't wait to show you the places I'm visiting!

For now though, here is an outfit from this week.  This is what I wore to work on Tuesday I think.  A lot of it is old stuff actually - the skirt was from Zara from a couple of years ago and never quite fit me properly so having lost a little weight it's gratifying to be able to take it out of the wardrobe and give it a new lease of life!

cardigan: matalan // shirt: ebay £14.99 [search for oxford shirts] //
skirt: zara [old] // buckle ankle boots: old. similar from blink on spartoo
bag: marks and spencers [old] // watch: daniel wellington £179*

I'm not sure I really ever get it right with my workwear, I always feel too overdressed or too casual, too summer-y in winter and too winter-y in summer.  I do like the splash of colours this skirt provides though and though it is very summer-y I think it looks okay with tights too.

I hope you've all had lovely weeks so far, three cheers for Friday!

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19 comments

  1. Love the outfit. And me oh my you're a busy bee this month! Can't wait to see your posts from your adventures! I'd love to stay in a yurt with a roll-top bath! Sounds dreamy
    x

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  2. Looks like you will be the best kind of busy bee this month! Jealous of all your adventures!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. You look amazing Rosie! I love that skirt! x

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  4. Have a lovely break - the yurt sounds wicked! I find workwear tricky but luckily I'm able to wear pretty much whatever I want, though I reckon dressing smarter can help with productivity levels. That and cake :)

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  5. You look so lovely in the bright floral, pretty lady! xx

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  6. I understand what you mean. It seems like I could never get it right when I worked in an office. I think this works great.

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  7. Love this skirt, I'm a big fan of summer in winter!

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  8. i know what you mean with workwear i am never happy with what i have on!

    you look great tho hun, perfect balance and very feminine!

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  9. That skirt is so pretty! Our work has recently moved to a brand spanking new building and with that came some new uniform rules... white tops and dark jeans or black skirts... so I've had to say bye bye to all my pretty floral skirts :( x

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  10. I totally understand what you mean with the work wear thing too! Soooo complicated. Then there's always someone who looks totally fab and gets office wear bang on. Defo not me!

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  11. love the colours of the skirt,so pretty!

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  12. I tend to save floral items for summer but quite a few of them work rather nicely for the colder months too, love your skirt. Have a good relaxing time in the yurt (it sounds heavenly, roll top bath and all) x

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  13. Have a lovely break. It sounds perfect. I love your outfit. I'm 6 months pregnant and really struggling with work wear! X

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  14. That skirt looks so cute on you!
    Dora
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  15. More workwear outfit posts please! I need some inspiration because I've got so lazy recently! I recognise that necklace too! ;) xo

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  16. Wow, sounds like you're going to be a busy bee! Jealous of the yurt though, I'd love to hear about that (in particular!) as it sounds like such a great thing to do! I love this outfit too- I'm struggling a bit with workwear at the moment, I need some more inspiration please missy- you look fab! :) xx

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  17. You look great in that skirt! Love the floral motives :)

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  18. I think this is an absolutely wonderful work outfit! When I started my job I was always worried about how to dress, but then I began being stylish (had studs on cardigans and patterns) and love swishing about the office but now I've gotten into the habit of wearing whatever I find. You've given my inspiration that I must rectify this!

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  19. This is such a fab work outfit and that sklirt is the perfect splash of colour- gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

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