Friday Frock O’clock

Rather than my usual interest in trend-led fashion this week I’ve been working on my, ahem, work wardrobe. I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t wear ‘office wear’ for my job as a GP. I also don’t dress how you would probably expect a GP to dress. I have several requirements for my work clothes. They must be washable (I do hand wash, but rarely bother to get to the dry cleaners,) appropriate in a professional sense (no gaping bust or skirts that ride up,) both when standing and sitting, and be comfortable. That said, I like to show a bit of FF style personality!

So, I found this dress in the French Connection sale and snapped it up.

Raquella Dress, French Connection sale

It’s in a washable cotton, has the tiniest hint of a peplum, in a figure flattering fitted shape. Add to that my favourite navy shade and a pattern that remains professional yet has some personality about it, and I’m all set for the working day, not forgetting my patent satchel and pretty blue brogues for a serious touch 😉

Raquella Dress, French Connection sale // Pale blue brogues, French Connection sale // (Harriet) Satchel, Mulberry sale

Happy weekend readers,


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8 thoughts on “Friday Frock O’clock

  1. I love the way you do that shot of dress, shoes ang bag. It’s like the view you get when you look down at yourself.

    Workwear features are always appreciated: I work creative marketing but for a big corporation. It’s confusing what to wear! Do I go plain and staid or liven things up a little?

    Anyway, I saw this dress and I thought it’d look gorgeous on you..

    Have agreat weekend x x x

  2. It looks so much nicer in your picture than it does on the FC website, which I have clicked through to already, but they only have a size 6 and 8 left 🙁

  3. Rhianna I hear you! I call it ‘the curse of the smart casual workplace.’ As someone who is quite creative and needs to be creative in their job, when you also need to be professional and convey the right image, it’s so difficult! I think we’ll be seeing a few more posts about this very dilemma coming up shortly. x

    • Glad I’m not the only one that finds this a minefield!

      I end up going to art agencies looking far too smart, when everyone else is dressed in cool jeans and trendy outfits, and I feel so out of place and corporate!!
      It’d be good to know how to strike the balance!

  4. Am loving the shoes – alot.
    Would love to see more workwear Rebecca! In my day job as a teacher i am always worried about looking like the boring stereotypical teacher!.. At least when i am photographing weddings and bits i can be more creative 😉

  5. Ooh nice… I live in White Stuff dresses and skirts for work as they are so comfortable and flattering. What I’d like to see is work appropriate footwear -I live in ballet pumps in summer, flat knee high boots in winter (and no I don’t do heels -bear in mind I walk to work and to home visits so often walk 3-4 miles a day) and I’m sure there must be more interesting yet comfortable footwear out there!!

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