As it gets cooler in London after several weeks of unusually warm summer weather with temperatures dropping below twenty degrees mark in the morning and only reaching lower twenties during the day, my summer dresses will be getting a bit of a rest (not for too long I hope!). The good news for me is this is a perfect weather for my recent investment: a new Anglomania dress, bought when I “accidentally” popped into a Vivienne Westwood boutique during a trip to Manchester. Investing in yourself feels really good, especially when it is an unplanned “investment”, which makes it a treat rather than yet another item on a busy to-do list.
This stylish jersey dress was a great investment because it is versatile and has an “effortless chic” effect. And its asymmetric cut helps to add a more feminine shape to my straight-up-and-down figure. The dress makes an elegant office look option and requires minimal accessories, making getting ready for work an easy and enjoyable process in the morning. For me dressing elegantly and stylishly for work is really important because looking good helps to put me in a good mood and to engage with colleagues and clients with more confidence, it empowers me. The dress can be paired with a blazer for a more formal look if needed. It also works well as an evening outfit, if combined with jewellery and accessories, making it a very sensible investment for a woman in a corporate job.
Dress, Anglomania (available in different colours)
Shoes, Kurt Geiger (last year’s collection)
Bag, Bought during my holiday in Hong Kong 2 years ago
Earrings, a recent addition to my collection from a small jewellery boutique called Ivoire in Provence, South of France