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I like clothes. But I feel (starting temping and then looking for perm legal secretary/PA job) that I need to get smarter work clothes.
I do have some smart/casual dresses (like Fenn Wright Manson Jersey wrap dresses) and some nice &other stories dresses but I feel they're more smart casual. They can be dressed up with a jacket. The stories gamer print dress I've got 2 of in navy and white and a sort of green and black/white print.
Don't like COS much. I was in H&M Strand the other day saw really nice workwear. Anywhere else? I don't want to spend a fortune on clothes unless I really like them and not a huge fan of Whistles synthetics. I have shopped at Hobbs etc in past but either too big for those clothes or have got rid of them.
5ft5 size 12, breasts on larger side. Fairly nice legs.
I tend to buy my workwear from a combination of Phase Eight dodging the mother of the bride shite, Pepperberry (for large of breast), Jaeger (from Jaeger outlet website which has massive reductions) and M&S. It can take a while to spot something in M&S amongst all the awfulness but when I do I find it's really worth it as the quality is great and their dresses last forever and fit nicely.
I work in The City and find I can wear much more smart casual type dresses than most imagine as long as I throw on a matching scarf and jewellery.
Chocolate I'm going to be in Holborn sadly (but not far from London Bridge) and there's a New look there as well as one on Oxford Street.
I'm going to re look in Hobbs and Jaeger. I used to work in Wimbledon not long ago and bought some stuff from Hobbs, they did have good sales.
Chocolate jackets aren't too bad and shirts but I find hems on Zara clothes really badly stitched or on a work raincoat/mac buttons came off the hood part really easily! Going on along your lines of thought and they're online I'll take a look at Uterque the older sister of Zara and Massimo Dutti.