However my biggest fashion critic (critic being the operative word), said that I looked more like this....
The office still has the residual Summer heat, so I need layers. These jeans are from Hudson (lots here from 99p!) They are amazing quality loads of elastic and quite thick so they really hold there shape, the jacket is an oldie from ZARA loads of similar here (again from 99p)!
The bag is at least 20 years old from Dior and shoes could be Valentino (if you need specs).
The top has just landed in Primark, it was about £10 and I liked the fact that it is lower at the back than the front, although it is pure polyester and in 'the residual heat' I just started to feel clammy, One thing that is quite important in workwear is that it helps to maintain your poker face, so visible under arm sweat pools are never a good thing. When I searched for a silk version on ebay and found over 1000 for less than a fiver, suddenly the Primark deal wasn't such a deal after all.
The black Joseph trousers were from my-wardrobe, they are real classics and I will wear forever, currently EVERYTHING is 70% off, there are some fab bargains to be had.
Be warned though if you go for Joseph, they do not play the 'designer size flattery' game. These are a 38 (UK 12) and I could have done with going up a size really.
I did escape quickly on one afternoon to welcome a friend who has moved into the village, she is in the most beautiful modern cottage with 360 degree countryside views and a 5 minute walk from us.
She and her family have moved in to try a bit of Oxfordshire life.
I rushed straight from work, blazers and skinnies are a bit of a uniform at the moment, the stripey top was from the bin end ZARA sale and the blazer is old from Mango. There are loads here for anyone who doesn't have one in their wardrobe already...
Scented roses from Waitrose, the most beautiful supermarket flowers I have seen for a while.