Wednesday 30 July 2014

Outfit of the Day: Work Social (Girly + Carefree)

I thought I would do another OOTD post considering I enjoyed putting together the last outfit for everyone. I think there's something gratifying about putting together your outfit neatly, posting your thoughts about it and considering why you make the fashion choices you make. In all honesty, I find that I do have some consistencies with the way I dress but I like to mix things up once in a while. I'm not afraid of colour or new trends such as street luxe or neons. 

For my recent work social, I decided to pick an outfit last minute which is very unlike me, yet I managed to pull something together. I may do an organisation post soon but I currently have a clothes rail (which is on its last legs) that sits outside my wardrobes and on it contains all new purchases. I also tend to rummage through my wardrobe and pull out things I've either forgotten about or have not worn in a while so they can go on the rail too. 

On the rail was a dusty pink skater dress purchased from Forever 21. It has a convenient lining underneath and lace on the outside. It's a very subtle pastel colour but it's lovely for summer! 

Along with the dress, I decided to go for the same River Island bag which was featured in my last OOTD post as it genuinely is the perfect size for events where I need to take a few things, but I don't need to overload a huge tote. As I was going for gold accessories, I also figured the gold hardware was perfect to match the colour scheme.

The shoes are another purchase which I have had forever because I haven't managed to upgrade my sandals yet. I've purchased flats but not too many gladiators. They're just too comfortable and I love that the studs have survived all the wear!

I kept the jewellery very simple and I went for one square-shaped ring from H&M which was purchased at least 2 years ago now. I've worn it to death but it is so convenient and goes with pretty much anything.

Forever 21 vs. River Island

My favourite all-time high street store has been River Island for over a year now. For my figure and style, I always find what I want in there hands-down and their sales are to die for. Now, I have always been fond of Forever 21 but for whatever reason, I haven't been drawn to purchasing from them until I visited the online store. I will warn you that Forever 21 online shopping can be endless. The prices are pretty good and they always have offers on on-trend items. Americans do like their offers!

For updated, new season looks I would definitely recommend Forever 21 as you can get more value for money but River Island will always be on top for quality and uniqueness of items.

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