Friday 25 July 2014

Outfit of the Day: Corporate Event (Trendy + Chic)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Corporate Dharma's event entitled 'The Dharma of Identity'. The event took place at the modern, minimalist offices at Ernst & Young. I took away a lot of useful information about how to elevate my personal spirituality in a hectic, technology-filled world that is gradually becoming very homogenous as opposed to wonderfully diverse.

Whilst deciding my outfit, I wanted an outfit to keep me cool as London has been having some intense heat lately. Naturally, I wanted to be chic and trendy but smart too as I knew I would be surrounded by lots of business people in suits and peplums.

After much debate, I decided on an outfit that borders the nautical trend, yet instead of stripes, I went for a plain V-neck. Only I went and dropped a huge blob of foundation on it last minute and yes, the panic happened. Technically I cheated with this as you can tell but the rest of the outfit is the same, I just swapped the white tee for a black one which works equally well.

Firstly, I adore the skater skirt that I dug out from the depths of my wardrobe and I found this beauty from River Island that I believe I haven't even worn before. For my curvaceous figure, I love outfits that accentuate the right places and hide the other bits. A skater skirt with a fitting tee just does that when it's tucked in right. 

I improvised with the belt as I could not find the belt that came with the skirt to save my life. Now, without the bag I believe the outfit would be quite bland but my recent purchase from River Island saved the day. The structured tote is perfect for adding a subtle splash of colour as the interior is a bright neon lime colour and it is truly one of those buys which you won't regret because I have a LOT of black clothing and I throw this on my arm to look a bit less demure. The outer gold hardware helps too!

I've been seeing a lot of pointed shoes on the high street lately and women tend to go for midi heels which look fab, although I recently purchased this pair of flats from Primark which are not only on-trend with the points, but they are also a neutral beige colour to compliment nearly all colour combinations. My favourite part has to be the gold metallic ankle straps though. For my first wear,  the compliments were already flowing in at the event so I must have made a good decision. 

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