Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Date nights and decision making...

Thank you for all of your lovely messages on my last post, making big decisions and changes can be overwhelming (understatement of the century!) but I am really excited to see what the future has to hold! As soon as my initial wave of enthusiasm subsided, my first thought was what on earth do I wear?! I didn't get much of a chance to scope out the office when I was in for my interview but that hasn't stopped me picking up (more than) a few pieces for my new working wardrobe! ;) I spotted this top in the Dorothy Perkins sale and although I have tried not to wear any of it before I start (it gives me something to look forward to!) this was the basis of a perfect date night look to celebrate. We had a pretty early dinner so I didn't want anything too fancy so jeans and a top were ideal. I really love the length of this top, it is super flattering and I feel really tall when I wear it which is never a bad thing! I have to say that Dorothy Perkins is not a shop I think to look in regularly but having a browse reminded me how good their clothes are, especially for work and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more bargains...

Top: Dorothy Perkins, jacket: c/o George at ASDA, jeans: ASOS, shoes:Marks & Spencer
Smoky eyes always make me feel dressed up but they can feel a bit 'much' when it is still light outside so I stuck to a swipe of liquid eyeliner instead. Max Factor's Glide & Define liquid eyeliner seems to be the only one that works on me but I would love to hear your recommendations. I'm (still) a novice but it's definitely something I want to finally master this year! 'Julianne's nude' by L'Oreal is another of my make-up favourites. It never photographs very well but it is pretty peachy on me and is perfect for when you want a subtle colour that won't vie for attention with your other make-up. 

The top had a waist belt included but I can't ever get that type of belt fastening (double D-ring FYI) to work so I ended up knotting it instead- much less faff! This gorgeous burgundy nail varnish is the 'Die Another Day' shade from the Opi 'Get Bonded collection' which I recently rediscovered in my vast collection. I thought a break from my beloved Essie shades was well overdue! ;)

Which is your favourite liquid eyeliner? What do you wear on date night?


Juliet said...

Lovely! I totally agree about always forgetting Dorothy Perkins, but they recently added a concession to our House of Fraser and I remembered how nice everything is :) Hope the new job is going well! Juliet xxx

The Style Rawr said...

Aww, this dress looks lovely on you! :)

Tara x

MissPond said...

Oh Maria what a wonderful top! So versatile as well for both date nights and work :) I hope the new job is going well x
MissPond | Manchester Based Lifestyle Blog

Winnie said...

You look fab Maria, so chic! That top is lovely and I like that you can easily dress it up or down. Good luck on Monday lovely.

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful combo!

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