Monday, 11 October 2010

Outfit Post: Power-up

I look forward to Friday all week, every week. Why? Because it's dress down day! I work in an industry where I need to look smart, presentable and professional the other four working days so Friday is my day to actually wear what I want. I'm used to wry smiles by now as Warrington isn't exactly the most sartorially advanced town. No offence to any Warringtonians (are there any of you reading this?) of course. It's just more of a trackies and ugg boots kinda place.

I'm a bit of a gaming geek at heart and Nintendo has always had a special place in my heart. I found my very first Gameboy the other day and a little wave of nostalgia hit me. Memories of happy days spent playing Super Mario and Kirby's Dream Land. Ah, childhood! Mario was always my favourite though and I think I may have had a little crush on him. This necklace, from Junksucker on ebay a while ago, is a little nod to Nintendo and the moustachio'd hero himself.

This heart top was one of those items of clothing that I covet for ages but never get around to getting. When I decided to finally buy it, it was sold out on the New Look website! Disaster. Thankfully I found it in the sale in my local store for a measly £5! Bargain. The cardigan was another New Look sale bargain, reduced to about £10 I think.

In short, coloured tights + sale bargains + computer game themed jewellery = a happy Helen.

Top and cardigan - New Look
Skirt - Asos
Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - ebay
Boots - Miss KG


Amy said...


I want that necklace so bad.

P said...

As always, you look awesome!

Magatha-May said...

great outfit my dear but I love your boots the most.

MariƱa " La Marquesa" said...

love your Necklace :D

Amber Rose said...

You look absolutely beautiful--- I'm in love with that shirt. So. Much.

And the looks we bloggers get!!!!

Kate said...

Oh my gaaaaaawd, I love *everything* about this outfit, it's so pleasing to my eye! Black, grey & red has to be one of my favourite colour combinations & the hearts & the Super Mario reference make it all super cute.

Love Cat said...

Two words. LOVE. IT.

Your legs are like, totes mazin.


Cat said...

Hi, been reading a while but never commented before. I love that necklace!

I'm really curious to know what type of industry you work in. Today I'm wearing a knee-length black Zara dress with a tan belt, tan brogues, purple tights, and a purple leopard print cardi, and consider that a perfectly acceptable work outfit! I'm a lecturer, although I do teach a media-orientated subject, which perhaps allows me to look more "creative".

Jen said...

This outfit is adorable! Love the mushroom! x

Helen said...

Amy - I think it cost me about £2!

P - Mwah! x

Magatha-May - These boots are one of my all time favourite purchases! They go with everything!

Marina - Thankyou!

Amber - Thankyou! I love it too. Yes, we do attract some glances don't we! Haha.

Kate- Thanks lovely! I love black, red and grey too. So much.

Love Cat - Pshaw! Shush you. They ain't all that

Cat - Firstly, hello! Secondly, I work in the legal industry. It's quite devoid of creativity!

Jen- Thanks lovely! x

LadyBugSays ... said...

Love the colour of those tights!

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