Wednesday, January 25, 2012

back to work wardrobe basics

as mentioned in my last post, it was back to school this week.
so that means back to work for me!
i did go back last week, but it hardly feels like it when there are no students at school!

i am permanent part time, so it was nice to meet a friend for a good coffee
after school drop off today,
and to also have a wander around some of our favourite stores.

i was after some basic tops for work, so started in Target as i usually do,
but they had nothing. after searching all the "cheaper" stores with no luck,
we went into Country Road.
i grabbed these simple sleeveless tees for $29.95 each.
not on special, but CR always washes and wears so well.
i teamed the white tank with some 50c beads i picked up from the markets.
this cute flower necklace was reduced to $2.95 and is from
Forever New.
love the little beaded tassle that hangs behind the flower.
we then popped into Laura Ashley just to look.
but found a huge range of clothing heavily reduced!
This sweet ruffle tee is oh so soft and was
$69 down to $19.95!!
bling necklace $14.95 from Forever New.
and i just fell in love with this gorgeous ecru colured shirt.
the collar and all the trim down the front is 100% silk.
sets it off beautifully!
the actual shirt is a tencel/silk blend.
$109 reduced to $29.95!!
black chunky beads $2 market find.
how teacher-ish is this pretty cardi?! oyster in colour and
ever so soft. all silk trim- including the pretty removable corsage.
i think this will look great with a black singlet and black work pants.
pearl and diamonte necklace market find for $2.
such lovely quality and attention to detail.
originally $139, but down to $39.95!
i would never usually shop here, but so happy with my purchases!
the perfect boost to my work wardrobe.
if you live near a Laura Ashley store, i recommend a visit!
now, to decide which top to wear tomorrow.....
Kate x
beach cottage

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  1. you did well! everything looks lovely & some good bargains there. school goes back early in QLD.

  2. Gosh you style it up for work! I wear EQ polos with shorts. But then, I work in SEP, so normal clobber just doesn't cut it. Going to head to Laura Ashley though - those tops are fab.

    TDM xx

  3. Great finds Kate. Hope you don't get too wet with all this rain!!!!

  4. Wow some great bargains and they all look amazing. Love the matching bling too. Cheers SpecialK XoXo