Friday, 9 March 2012

When I grow up

It's weird for me to admit, but okay. I... am a grownup. I have responsibilities. I have a real job. I have BUSINESS CARDS. So, while it's fine most of the time to wear super girlie ensembles that probably would be better suited to a six year old, sometimes I have to LOOK like the responsible adult that I apparently am.

I love this dress for those occasions when I need to look all SRS BZNZ but also, you know, like me. Red is probably my favourite colour - fie on those who say it clashes with ginger hair, fie I say! - but I do think it can still look smart and work appropriate, in the right dress (not in the wrong dress).

Necklace - Topshop
Hairclips - Primark



The jacket is new, though, and probably even more Sarah-Does-Workwear than the dress. A polka dot blazer? Er, YES PLEASE. I found it in Debenhams earlier in the week and when those magical 25% off signs went up the next day, I popped back and snapped it up. I love the print, of course, but I really bought it for the fit. Now, as you know, I'm a massive shortarse, which I understand is rather an oxymoron (TWITTER SHOUTOUT) but ssshhh. This whole oversized trend looks awful on me - if you're little but curvy, it's just unflattering. But this - cropped, but not TOO cropped, and with neat little sleeves - PERFECT.

Now, I just need to find this exact blazer in every single colour. Can't be too hard, right?


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  1. You look lovely! Very sophisticated but modern and pretty as well.

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    1. Thank you, lovely! Sophisticated until I open my mouth, ha.

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  2. I don't feel grown up in the slightest, but am 27 this year, and today I'm wearing a twirly blue dress with sail boat print all over. I'm not a grown up!

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    1. I'm 30 this year and most of my wardrobe looks like it belongs to a little girl. Ah well! Also, that dress sounds amazing.

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  3. Loving this look on you. A nice splash of colour and Sarah-ness but formal enough for people not to react in the same way they did with the girl on The Apprentice a few years back, who occasionally wore a flower in her hair, which natch meant to them that she ain't gon dun no busyness befores.

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    1. I feel like you went a bit deep South there. Which I enjoyed. *goes to apply for the Apprentice*

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  4. Love the polka dot jacket! Very tempted to pop to Debenhams tomorrow whilst the 25% off is on!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. You should! Apparently they're doing an extra 10% off this weekend, too!

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  5. The jacket is my favourite, a really gorgeous look.
    R xx

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    1. It's mega cute, isn't it? I'm going to wear it loads!

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  6. That's a lovely address, especially with the cute little blazer! It's the perfect mix of cute and grown up.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! That's what I was going for so glad I succeeded!

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  7. I love this blazer, anything with polka dots is good in my books! x

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  8. looks lovely on you! Really like the red with the blazer
    xxx

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    1. Thank you, me too! Although I was a bit annoyed when I went on the Debenhams website and saw they'd styled it almost identically - evidently I'm predictable!

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  9. I hate being a grown up! I liked it better when I didn't have a job and just hung out all day lol. I love your ensemble. Red is my favorite color as well! That polka dot blazer is soooooo cute! Good luck finding it in every color :)

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  10. I also love red on red heads, I love red in general, it is a powerful color. This is a great outfit and that blazer is absolutely to die for. Being an adult is hard to cope with isn't it? I find myself saying "I miss being a kid" all the time lately.

    But anywho, you look beautiful and I love your hairstyle here.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  11. That blazer is gorgeous! I love the polkadots, definitely very Sarah! The dress is lovely too - I would definitely want to talk srs bizniz with you in this outfit!

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  12. Grown up look but still fun! Love it X

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