Friday, 17 July 2015

An Old Favourite










(Dress - Zara (old)/ Black Jacket & Shoes - New Look/ Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington/ Satchel Bag - ASOS)


Hello lovelies!

Well, it's been a busy week. 
I started a short work placement at a local advertising agency in the city, and I've spent the last few days working away on a project with them, whilst concentrating on my own digital marketing dissertation - it's a good thing I can multi-task! ;) I haven't had time to do much work experience in the past, so it's been great to have the opportunity to do something different and not be stuck behind my desk all day... Well, technically I still am, but at least I'm working on something completely new and exciting, and I'm able to get a taste for what real working life will be like (doesn't seem too bad so far...). 
When I'm on a work placement, I realise I need to look smart and professional. Never one to conform easily to the usual white shirt and black skirt combo, I always reach for this old Zara number. I remember buying this dress about 3 years ago in the Zara store in London whilst on a shopping trip with friends. I remember how the cute and colourful print stood out from the usual palette of black and grey, and I was instantly attracted to the peter pan collar and swallow bird pattern. It's been a trusty, old favourite ever since and I tend to wear it to things like job interviews, internships and just general fancy events - It never fails to let me down. As I'm nearing the end of my student life and on the job search, will I be introducing work wear to you all? Who knows, but if it means I can wear dresses like this, then I can't wait!
More soon,

Helen
x
(P.s. Don't forget you can get 15% off any Daniel Wellington watch if you enter the code 'electricsunrise' at the checkout! Read my previous post about it all here!)

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80 comments

  1. You look so pretty !!
    Xoxo

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  2. Love the look, i have the same dress in diferent colour and i love them!!
    kisses...

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  3. This dress is so adorable! I love the peter pan collar and the delicate yet whimsical print :D

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  4. gorgeous dress

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  5. Que vestido fofo, amei. <3
    Beijos

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  6. Beautiful dress, i like it so much! and you also look great ;)
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  7. the dress is so nice :)

    xxx

    anna from http://stylelovely.com/mimundonormal

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  8. Love that dress!

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  9. Lovely outfit! So in love with the jacket!

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  10. Oh this dress is beautiful, I love bird prints! I can see why it is your favourite.


    Meme xx

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  11. Ooh, the job placement sounds so exciting! I desperately need a work placement somewhere because I am getting extremely lethargic sitting behind a desk, ahh. Anyway, this is such a fun dress to wear for work! I do wear a printed dress (usually floral) here and there for work sometimes, but eek, I need to get one with bird prints! This one looks so adorable!

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  12. I remember you buying this dress! It’s so gorgeous, and has always really suited you!
    I’m going to need to re-jazz up my work outfits now to save me going to my failsafe dark clothing with a scarf!

    Rachel xx
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  13. Ciao Helen ;)

    I'm happy for your visit!!

    Wow, you look great, you've always a great taste, I love the dress!!

    Have a gorgeous day!!

    Paolo

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  14. Such a lovely dress! You look great Helen!
    XOXO
    Jeanne
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  15. Love this dress, the colour really suits you! Best of luck with your placement! :)

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    :)
    x

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  16. Lovely dress, love it's print and color!

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  17. Wonderful look. So pretty!! ;)

    Brina xoxo, Sweetstreetstyle.blogspot.com

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  18. That dress is so adorable! I love the cute bird pattern.

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  19. Such a sweet outfit!
    xx

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  20. That dress is so pretty - it really suits you! :)
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  21. Well I can totally see why that dress is a favorite, the print and fit are both so cute! Hope you're having a great day! xo Hannah

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  22. Pretty dress! I like the structure of the bag too.

    Amy Ann
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  23. That Zara dress is so cute! You look so vintage-esque cool! Love it! <3

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  24. so great you have a new job opportunity...it is refreshing when we don't have to do the same thing all the time.

    you look wonderfully stylish and pretty in that zara...this outfit feel so feminine and romantic...love it!!!!

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  25. Lovely dress!
    Have a nice weekend <3

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  26. lovely dress ... perfect office outfit, teamed with the jacket. The bag makes it complete.
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  27. I love the dress it's so pretty. The style and the print if gorg xx

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  28. Lovely dress. Kisses!

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  29. I love collar dress, and the Daniel Wellington watch has been on my wishlist for ages, I think I'll end up buying it soon!

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  30. You look lovely! I love the dress and hope your placement goes well!

    Woo.

    Corinne x
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  31. Your dress is adorable! Sounds like your placement is going well too - I remember doing work experience in a theatre when I was younger and actually ended up working in one a few years later!

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  32. I love this dress! Not surprised at all it has become such a staple in your wardrobe. I'd probably style it exactly as you have done too! Good luck with the work placement. x

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  33. Adorable look :)

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  34. Beautiful photos Helen!!!!
    Great post!!! Hope you had a great day!!!!
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  35. You look absolutely stunning in the dress, Helen! xoxo

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  36. Your dress is so cute, I love the print
    xo
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  37. I love the dress! Great post x
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  38. Love this dress, the print is so lovely. Enjoy your placement.
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  39. Nice:) xx
    Bianka
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  40. I think this dress looks perfect on you my dear! So beautiful color!!! I'm Eni, blogger from Italy....If you want, take a look at my blog and let me know what you think. Kisses,
    Eni

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  41. So beautiful. ♥
    Love your dress.

    xoxo
    Selly
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  42. your dress is so pretty and girly ♥

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  43. Such a cute dress!! You look gorgeous!!

    <3 Shannon
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  44. Love the dress on you Helen! Such a pretty colour and I love the print :) xx

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  45. love your dress, looks so pretty on you! x

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  46. This dress looks lovely on you Helen :) Perfect for bringing a bit of colour into a smart work outfit xx

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  47. you're so classy, i love your style

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  48. I love this dress with the tights! The scallop details on your bag are so cute, too. Good luck at your work placement, it sounds like a great opportunity!

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  49. Nice dress, you look so gorgeous! ^-^

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  50. Lovely dress, I really like the pattern :) xx

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  51. this is so lovely!! :D

    Have a great week!
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  52. Happy Tuesday :) Wonderful post..Keep In touch dear.. Follow me on gfc? I will surely follow you back :)
    Rampdiary

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  53. Nice dress, the print is really gorgeous!
    kisses
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  54. I love this smart semi-formal outfit. The dress is lovely and I really like how you paired it with a leather jacket! xx

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  55. I like your outfit :)

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  56. I really like the print on your dress.

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  57. Lovely outfit Helen :-) thanks for your words of wisdom today!

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  58. you look fantastic my dear!! :D

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  59. What an adorable dress :)

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  60. You look fantastic! Amazing photos and i just loooove that outfit!
    xx
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  61. lovely post, kisses!

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  62. I so adore this look!<3
    Perfect<3

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  63. I love the dress, so so pretty!
    Zoe xx
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  64. Such a beautiful dress, the colour is lovely on you! Your dissertation sounds so interesting, I work for a digital agency but I've never studied it.

    Tara x

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  65. Super sweet dress, you look gorgeous!! <3

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  66. Such a pretty dress
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  67. Nice outfit, I love that dress! xx

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  68. Nice outfit, I love that dress! xx

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  69. Nice outfit, I love that dress! xx

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I really appreciate it! Helen x

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