I had some very exciting news on Thursday, and that is that I have been offered a brand spanking new job role. It's a job I had set my heart on, and I have had to jump through some hoops to get it, so now that I have had the heads up that the role is mine, I am so so so pleased.
As such, one of my first reactions is, of course, that aside from the outfits that I wore to my numerous interviews, I have nothing to wear to my mew corporate gig! Arggggh!
Last night, I asked the lovely Nikki from Styling You, via Facebook, where to start on turning my work at home Mummy wardrobe back into a corporate chick wardrobe.
"I'd head to Sussan, Big W and Target to get basics in pants, skirt and tops to get your started"
And she linked me to these posts here too: Does your work wardrobe need a shake up? and Getting your wardrobe ready for work
Yay! An excuse to go shopping!
One of the first things I needed to do was actually get my existing wardrobe sorted out, cleaned out, de-junked and de- cluttered.
(I am a project manager at heart - it's all about the critical path, no matter how tempting the retail is!)
So, here are my before shots of my grotty wardrobe -
I know it looks like a jumble sale and I know the way I chuck my shoes in on top of my leather bags is a shocker. I know I can never find anything without grovelling and I know I always think I have nothing to wear.
Anyway, a few hours later, I realised I had actually been shopping in my own wardrobe.
I chucked out two bags of stuff to go to the op shop.
I resurrected both pairs of winter boots and they are in my car ready to take to the cobblers.
I have got one beautiful but far too large (size 24...) suit packaged up to donate to Dress for Success
I have a little pile of mending to attend to - buttons here and there - which I will do once I finish this post!
All my shoes and all my bags are polished (thanks to the lovely husband).
And I have a shopping list...
I need - nothing.
I have a range of pants and skirts in basic colours already.
I have a brilliant tailored black dress.
I have a number of tops - some feminine, some classic, some funky.
I have a couple of jackets - they are actually a little big, so these may need some adjustment.
I have enough shoes and bags to sink a ship.
And so here are the after shots -
So, no shopping for me just yet - but I am ready!
PS Upon reviewing these snaps it would seem that yes, I do indeed have a penchant for black and red...
|#marchphotoaday Day 9 - Red|