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Choosing an Outfit for a Work Meeting

After over eight months on maternity leave, I had a meeting with my boss today, to discuss my returning to work. I am not normally one to worry about what I am wearing. I know my body shape and I just go for safe outfits I feel comfortable in. I was definitely going to wear my new Precis Petite dress, but when I started putting my outfit together yesterday afternoon, I started having doubts.

Outfit for Work Meeting - Classy but Colourful - Precis Petite Spot Print Prom Dress - Jacques Vert Group - Dotty Dress Longchamp Handbag Gucci Watch Yellow Pumps green shoes black kitten heels pearls

I had a list of things to do longer than my arm for the afternoon. For once, Wriggly was asleep at the same time as Jumpy but I was fretting over what I was going to wear today. Thanks a lot to everyone who took the time to give me their advice and kind words on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter yesterday. You rock, ladies! I love combining yellow and green, and my Martha Jackson earrings have been my favourites for months now.

Precis Petite Spot Print Prom Dress & Martha Jackson Earrings

This morning, I was wondering why I had been worrying about what I was going to wear, and I realised that for the first time in months, I had had some time to myself.

The girls do not normally nap in sync, so I usually make the most of every minute I get to unload the dishwasher, cook, fold the laundry, attempt tidying up, or even have a shower (luxury!). Yesterday, for the first time in months, I paid attention to myself and I am glad I did. I should do it more often. It is nice to make an effort rather than just wearing the same old trousers and tops. Today was a really nice day, full of excitement and chats with colleagues I had not seen in ages and showing Wriggly around.

Precis Petite Spot Print Prom Dress - Jacques Vert Group

How do you choose your outfits for important occasions? Do you just wing it with trusty staples from your wardrobe or does it take you hours of planning and preparation?

Precis Petite Spot Print Prom Dress - Jacques Vert Group - Dotty Dress Longchamp Handbag Gucci Watch Yellow Pumps

I was gifted the Precis Petite Spot Print Prom Dress as well as a black shrug with pearl (Jacques Vert Group) dress for my work meeting. All photos and opinions are mine.


  1. 27/02/2015 / 9:36 am

    I love the shoes! I tend to agonise over what to wear almost daily and then end up wearing pretty much the same things. I must make time to plan my outfits though like you have done. It gives more time to pick the accessories and match the colours. I love your colour choices too, by the way. #PoCoLo

    • Mel
      04/03/2015 / 11:56 pm

      Thanks! I have had those shoes for years. They are comfortable, pretty and a pop of yellow always brightens up a day, doesn’t it?

  2. 27/02/2015 / 12:11 pm

    The dress is absolutely beautiful, I’m a huge fan of the classic Jacques Vert styles.


    • Mel
      28/02/2015 / 3:19 am

      I really love it. The quality of the fabric also means it is flattering.

  3. Mummy Fever
    27/02/2015 / 1:31 pm

    J’aime beaucoup – c’est une joilie robe 🙂

    • Mel
      28/02/2015 / 3:37 am


  4. 27/02/2015 / 4:22 pm

    I usually plan mine. I am a boring person so I only own something that is in the black and gray spectrum! But my bag and accessories should have color. I would love to buy an orange watch if I can =) #pocolo

    • Mel
      28/02/2015 / 3:17 am

      I have a lot of black, too. I like to try and cheer up outfits with a pop of colour, just because it puts me in a good mood, and that tends to be catching!

  5. Victoria Welton
    03/03/2015 / 10:40 pm

    That dress is gorgeous – and you look amazing! I go through stages – sometimes I know exactly what to wear and other times it takes me forever! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

    • Mel
      04/03/2015 / 8:14 am

      Thanks hun x

  6. ebabeelikes
    05/03/2015 / 7:27 am

    Love the dress – polka dots are the best. And the mint really makes the dots stand out. You look so lovely x

    • Mel
      05/03/2015 / 11:36 am

      I have an ever so slight obsession for polka dots… I just love them!

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