My boss who I’ve worked with for over five years left his job today. Last night we were all going for drinks at one of the bars on campus after work. Given how closely we have worked together I had decided to give a speech. However, during the day I had important meetings so had to still be business-like, yet wanted something that would also work for drinks and my speech.
I then rediscovered this leopard print shift dress in my wardrobe. I bought it about two years ago from Marks and Spencer for around £45, and it somehow got stuck between two other dresses, and I had completely forgotten I owned it! As soon as I saw it I thought it was perfect – smart enough for my meetings, but dressy enough to go from day to night. I wore with my Jessica Simpson boots, which I’m completely obsessed with at the moment because they are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned, plus I always get comments on them. I put on a black and gold necklace from Forever 21 to add a bit of bling, but kept the earrings subtle with small square black and white Topshop earrings.
Whilst I was really happy with my outfit, I don’t think it actually mattered that much in the end, as apparently after a few too many glasses of wine, I was struggling to put my coat on and people were noticing more the random conversations I was having, rather than my outfit….OOPS!!! Still, it’s only once your boss leaves, and I was really sad about it. I did suffer this morning though, and fortunately the interview panel I was meant to be on had been changed and so I had a leggings and ugg boots sitting at my desk hiding behind my computer day!
Thank heavens for the weekend 🙂