I have had a couple of nights out recently.

  • Special dinner out with friends with lovely seasonal food. I got ready in a terrible rush and photographed my outfit at the end of the night. Wore the orange knit dress with tall suede boots and big hoop earrings. I liked it on the night but the photo was awful so I am not sharing.
  • Birthday dinner with friends. Black sheath dress (4 years old) with cream jacket (3 years old). I loved this and think it worked. (pic 1)

A few thoughts/questions:

1) I like this black dress on me and wonder how I can wear this type of look more casually. I attach a pic of my Bailey dress as one idea (pic 2) but was wondering about a tube skirt or similar??

2) I have had a couple of weeks of work functions (celebration dinner, conference, farewell client lunch, client meeting) and I want to focus the shopping for the rest of the year on a new work capsule.

I have a few pieces already that are workhorses but intend to start with one new outfit and then build from there.

I have bought a second hand Furla bag (black and caramel - yet to arrive) and am thinking of some matching loafers, a pair of work trousers and a blouse. My work is usually casual but I have these bursts of meetings and functions at times and I have neglected this part of the closet in favour of casual options and party clothes.

Thanks for your comments and thoughts.

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