Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Electric Blue in the Office

On  my return to work, I was pleased to find that the temp that had been covering my post while I was on maternity leave was actually so eccentric and fruit-loopy, that my bosses are probably going to be over-compensating in relief at my return for about three years. This gives me plenty of time to make lots of sleep deprivation mistakes, let my temper get the better of me, swear a lot and tell the truth without being immediately put on a series of disciplinaries (it still takes a long time to sack someone at a local authority, even if you defecated in a photocopier, Occupational Health would still write you a stress sick note and then management couldn't get rid of you- brilliant!). Long live lunchtime drinking and falling asleep in meetings (the temp, not me) by setting new lows in ludicrousness and incompetence, she has put me at a new high in mediocrity.

Now I don't want to be a complete bitch and I actually admired a dynsastyesque electric blue suit that she wore to work, so that's what this is really all about. I thought that her style choice was actually very astute bearing in mind the amount of electric blue currently blasting its way into fashion editorial as a Spring trend. I think that I will be secretly paying homage to my characterful cover by wearing more electric blue myself and by lurching around and repeating myself extensively with a baleful look in my eye. On my 'if I was rich' list, this simple dress by Raf Simons for Jil Sander. Let the colour do the talking (and not the shoulder pads).
Jil Sander S/S 'll

Monday, 10 January 2011

And some Baby Boy Style...

I had to buy this brilliantly inane looking cat top for Baby Boy today from 'Love It, Love It, Love It'. I was looking for birthday presents for a friend's baby's 1st birthday but this top by Liandlo caught my eye in the sale, I can't wait until he is big enough to wear it! Friend's baby is getting an equally gorgeous fruit and veg top by Duns Sweden.

If you can't choose not to work, choose your shoes to work for you....

I am fed up with being back at work already and although I am enjoying wearing all the lovely new clothes I have wantonly splurged my first real paycheck in nine months on, it is not compensating for being able to wear what I like, when I like and most of all, precious baby boy time. To make myself better I am going to audit my shoes, then I will know how many more shoes I am allowed to own and how often I can spend my lunch break browsing...

Drum roll...

....23 pairs of shoes (not including those I use to wedge open the bedroom door). That is actually hardly any shoes for a woman obsessed with style!

I feel positively saintlike about the three pairs I bought the other day. I think I can definitely get some more and still have a clear conscience. Ha!

I got these for less than twenty quid by the way:

And these:

I don't seem to be following my own rule about only 'hos and children being seen in red shoes but I suppose if Dorothy got away with it in Oz, then someone working at a Local Authority can.