Thursday, 24 June 2010

Your summer work wardrobe

It is quite a wardrobe challenge keeping it professional and summery for the working woman.  Depending on the nature of your job, finding that balance between professional look and summer coolness can be tricky especially in a high powered corporate job where image is key.  Then there are those who are always required to be camera ready.

The last few days have been bursting with magical sunshine and heat - perfect beach weather.  But alas not all of us are fortunate enough to be lounging on the beach somewhere.  Keep cool in dresses and skirts in light cottons or linen and ladies ...... great time to shave or wax your legs if you tend to be more on the hairy side as summer does reveal all those ills we have been hiding under coats and tights for months.

Look camera ready in this wrap dress from La Redoute.  If you just cannot be without a suit for work then lighter colours like beige, cream and white suits will certainly make you instantly trendy as you will be blending in with the nude trend.  A top tip is to always keep a versatile jacket in your office to upgrade your look from casual to formal in an instant.

Accessorize your work wardrobe with tasteful unusual jewellery in great summer colours like polkadot rings and copper bracelets.

Don't miss out on the La Redoute sale to add a few key pieces to your capsule wardrobe this summer.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Summer sales online shopping

Back from holiday and rearing to go.  Who am I kidding?  I always find it so incredibly hard to get back into the routine of  work once I've been away.  Having to keep on top on what is happening in the world of fashion is no easy feat I can tell you especially when there are so many summer sales about.  I can't think of a better distraction though.  It's one thing to join the buzz of the high steet but I find that I see so much more variety online than I actually find in the stores when I'm physically there.  I mean I passed through Debenhams on the weekend but I didn't see this black print dress perfect for  this great summer weather we have been having lately.  This print dress will absolutely compliment my latest summer leather sandals.

The thing is I never go through an entire store from department to department and clothes believe it or not are not the only items I shop for online.  Take this leather storage bench for instance  I have been promising myself to get a storage bench for my bedroom for ages.  They are so convenient for putting away those extra blankets and sheets and a must have for putting on your shoes upstairs.  I did have a wooden one in mind but this storage bench is far safer for the children when they are bouncing around in my room - no sharp edges. 

There are some great online bargains to be had, so leave the car in the driveway put your feet up and let your fingers do the walking.  You will be amazed at the bargains you find online. Online shopping have never been better.