Some of you might remember be whining on about a law careers event in London that I was meant to attend in December but due to the weather it was postponed. Well, it is tomorrow and I have been seriously stressing about it all week. Not even the tennis at the Australian Open could distract me (well, perhaps for a few hours this morning when my favourite was knocked out, did nothing for my mood though).
I thought I had got everything organised before Christmas, what to wear, makeup, nail varnish, handbag etc, but on Monday I suddenly decided that I didn't look smart or business like enough so I have been on a massive spending spree to fill the work wear void in my wardrobe. The benefit of this is that all the things I liked were in the sale at about 75% off and I could get them all online. My various parcels from Hobbs and Karen Millen arrived today and along with a pair of low heels (the most I can cope with) from M&S, I think I am finally set.
I was going to post all the different outfits and see which ones you liked best for tomorrow but that could be quite dull and not to everyone's taste so I'll leave you with what I've decided on - a Karen Millen fitted tweed dress with some subtle neck detail, a grey tweed short tweed jacket with black ribbon detail from Hobbs and the all important spanx black dotty tights. Unfortunately, I seem to have managed to do something to my camera that has made everything look quite squashed so I look shorter and wider than in real life (same with my fingers in the latest manicure picture), but overall I think the dress is quite a flattering shape. I like to give the impression of a hourglass figure and the waist detailing on the dress helps with that.
In an ideal world the outfit would say 'you know you want to give me a job', but at the very least it says smart rather than student. It's quite odd looking at the pictures as the last time I wore clothes like this was in sixth form at school and some holiday jobs during university summer holidays, when I was two sizes smaller. Seeing myself like this takes some getting used to but the problem now is that if I continue with my diet plans, none of my nice new things will fit for very long!
I'm wearing a a black cashmere cardigan and a wool camel trench coat so what I can't decide on is nail varnish. I'm torn between Butter London's Yummy Mummy, the perfect nude (post coming soon) or Chanel Paradoxal as my makeup consists of mauve tones, think Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird. What do you think?
Hopefully tomorrow will go well and be the perfect kick start I need for my law plans, but I think I'll be glad just to get it over so I can stop feeling so anxious all the time! Wish me luck x