Sunday, 20 August 2017

Week In Outfits | Work

A few weeks ago I spoke about how I missed showing what I'd actually worn in a week - I always felt like those posts were a bit more raw, which I liked, but at the same time I felt like they were kind of 'filler' posts so I stopped doing them. Well, now they're back with a little bit of a (hopefully) more interesting twist. Rather than just showing the outfits I've worn I'm going to speak a little bit about the reasons behind why I wore them. Because I work in TV my job role varies massively from day to day and it hugely influences what I wear to work. So here's what I wore this week and why I wore it:

Monday




On Monday I was sound mixing in the TV gallery. Because I'm behind a sound desk I can generally wear whatever I want and when my job allows me to wear a dress/skirt I tend to. However, sound is a late shift so when I'm getting ready I always try to remember that I'll have to wear my outfit until 11pm and because of that I usually go for something quite comfortable. So merging those two criteria together got me this outfit. The skirt is an H&M find, it's super easy to wear, ever so comfortable due to the elasticated waist and a nice length for work (I don't like to go too short even though I don't think it would be an issue if I did). The t-shirt is really old as I bought it from Urban Outfitters when I was at university and spent all of my student loan on Oxford Street - those were the days *sigh*. I unintentionally matched my sandals to my t-shirt, but I love how that looks so maybe I'll do that intentionally in the future. These are old Asos ones and even though I've worn them loads because they're the comfiest sandals ever they're still in tip top condition. I look pretty mardy in these pictures, partly because I was ill and partly because I was trying to discreetly take pictures of myself without my neighbours noticing...

Skirt - H&M | T-shirt - Urban Outfitters | Sandals - Asos 


Tuesday



Because I worked over the weekend Tuesday was my day off this week. Unless I'm doing something particularly special on my day off I tend to dress quite casually and because I had the dreaded summer cold I wanted something super comfortable too so I went for dungarees and a t-shirt. Comfort central, but also slightly chic because stripes are everything aren't they? Continuing with the comfy theme, trainers were a must.

Dungaree jumpsuit - Asos | T-shirt* - Boohoo (here) | Trainers - Tu Clothing


Wednesday



On Wednesday I was on an admin shift out in the newsroom (told you my job is massively varied!). Because it's mainly journalists and reporters out in the newsroom everyone is quite smartly dressed so I always dress a little smarter when I'm working out there too. I went for this off the shoulder top from Boohoo that I featured on here last week and wore it with my fave striped culottes from Topshop. I also wore my favourite and prettiest shoes from Next because I managed to blag a lift to and from work (they're too nice to walk to work in in case it rains!). This was one of those outfits that made me feel 100% sassier than I actually am, it sounds ridiculous but you know when an outfit can put you in a good mood? Well this one did.

Top* - Boohoo (here) | Culottes - Topshop | Shoes - Next 


Thursday



Thursday was another late sound shift so the same outfit criteria as Monday applied - comfortable, but preferably a skirt/dress. I went for this cotton maxi dress from H&M because it was a bit of a grey day (or it was when I got dressed anway) so legs out seemed like a bit of a cold option (and I'm a wuss) over this white lacy top also from H&M. It felt like a vaguely summery outfit, but a sensible British one! I wore my black Primark trainers because in all honesty it was just one of those days that felt like a trainer day.

Dress - H&M | Top - H&M | Trainers - Primark (current)


Friday


On Friday I was supposed to be the camera operator in the TV studio, but my shift was changed on Thursday. That was kind of a shame for the purposes of this post because being in the studio is probably the thing that affects how I dress the most because I need to dress practically - generally I'll always wear trousers so I have somewhere to clip on my talkback pack and I'll wear trainers for both comfort and practicality. I know in a lot of studios it's probably a rule to wear all black, but I'm lucky that we're pretty much left to our own devices when it comes to dress so I wear what I find practical for the studio. Although I actually ended up being the graphic designer on Friday I kind of stuck to that anyway, but a smarter version than if I was in the studio! I wore my red trousers that haven't seen the light of day for a while with a white long sleeved top from Asos. I know a long sleeved top might seem excessive for this time of year, but the material is so thin it doesn't really count. Because I was walking into work I went for trainers anyway and cause, yanno, Friiiiday.

Top - Asos (here| Trousers - Asos | Trainers - Tu Clothing

Does your job affect how you dress?

Amy x
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  1. Love this Amy! I really like that it gave a little insight into your week too. Your job sounds so interesting. It's great that it's so varied - I find the lack of variety is an issue in most jobs!

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    1. Thank you lovely, it was a fun one to write! I am so lucky that there's so much variety in my job! xx

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  2. I loved this post Amy, it was so interesting to see what you wear on different days and why! My job means I don't really have to stick to a uniform so I can wear what I like but it also depends on how I'm feeling on the day too! xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Thanks lovely I'm glad you found it interesting! That's good that you can wear what you want - my mood definitely affects my dress too! xx

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  3. OMG your job sounds awesome!! Very jealous!

    If I shared what I wore in a working week it'd literally be the same five outfits every week! HA HA!!! I really should update my work wardrobe. I work in a corporate environment although tend to just about get away with dresses and leggings so at least I can be comfy! I also have to dress for Winter because the aircon makes the office so bloody cold .. GRRRRRR!

    What are Primark trainers like? I've almost picked some up a few times but wasn't sure if they'd be very comfy?

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    1. I just shouldn't be so addicted to clothes shopping haha! Yes our air con makes it so cold too! Primark trainers are actually really comfy - these are the memory foam ones and they've never rubbed/got uncomfortable ever! So cheap too xx

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  4. I absolutely loved reading this and seeing why you wear each outfits. In my job as a marketing assistant I can generally dress smart casual, but if we have an event then I will dress smarter.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kristy. Smart casual sounds fun. Looking forward to seeing you at the Blogger's Blog Awards! xx

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  5. Such a cute week in outfits. I definitely need a pair of dungarees in my wardrobe. They look so comfy and versatile
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

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    1. They're so comfortable it's great! Thank you for reading! xx

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  6. I looooove that the cats are in the background of the first photo! So cute. Loved reading this gal, really cool to hear more about your job, what you're doing on a day to day basis and how that affects how you dress. It sounds like your work is so varied which is always nice. The Wednesday outfit is glorious! I work in an office environment, it's a corporate but everyone dresses really differently depending on their job role. Since I'm in marketing I'm somewhere in the middle of the smart/casual scale - basically I tend to only wear trainers if im also wearing smart trousers and only wear heels if i'm wearing a tee or something haha xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. That sounds like a good medium - also sounds pretty much how you dress anyway so that's handy! Haha I had to put that one with the cats in there! xx

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  7. I didn't know about your job, TV is great! And yes, so many jobs in there - sound mixing, reporters, etc. It's good to be practical and I loved your Tuesday and Wednesday looks! You really look amazing with the dungarees! I hope you have a lovely week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thanks Denise! Yeah it's so varied I really enjoy it xx

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  8. Your job sounds so interesting, you should tell us more about it!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I never want to talk about it too much especially because people from work read my blog! (not that I'd say anything bad haha) xx

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  9. Tuesday and Thursday's looks are my favourites! You look so lovely in those casual overalls, and YES to the black slip dress worn over a delicate top - great styling Amy!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thanks so much lovely, I can totally imagine you in that outfit too! xx

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  10. Wow, what a stylish week! I really like the dungarees - perfect with the stripes!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, I think that was my favourite day just because it was so comfortable haha! xx

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  11. I love this as a post idea Amy, not just because I get to see more of your wardrobe, but because I get to hear more about your work too, which sounds fascinating! I would love a job as varied as yours, I'm sure you never get bored! I think your Friday outfit is my favourite, those red trousers are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more posts like this!

    Abbey 🌸 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely! It's nice to share a bit about work and makes for a more interesting post I hope! xx

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  12. I always loved your 'what I wore in a week' posts so I was very excited to read this one - they always inspire me to experiment more with fashion. I love the dungarees you wore on Tuesday but my favourite outfit of all is the Wednesday one - the culottes look amazing on you! And yes, outfits can definitely bring happiness! Your job sounds really interesting btw, I'd love to read a blog post about it if you want to write one! xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! I might write about my job at some point, just feel like it's so separate from this! xx

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  13. Ohhh there is just something about seeing how people dress for work. It's amazing to see! Sadly, I don't have a workplace now but when I had, it had their own work clothes. Only thing I needed to get was black shoes.

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner | Instagram

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    1. Sometimes I think it'd be handy to have a uniform but I do love getting creative! xx

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