|Coat: £69, Marks & Spencer. Shirt: H&M (old). Pinafore dress: £69, Marks & Spencer. Clutch: Clare V from Modern Society (buy similar here). Shoes: £35, Marks & Spencer. Earrings: £9.50, Marks & Spencer. Photographs: Christopher O'Donnell|
For those of you, like me, who really just don't do 'partywear'. There's nothing wrong with it, and I'm not scared to look smart, I'm just not myself all dressed up.
And chances are, most evening events I need to go to I'm working in the day already so I need a quick fix. Step forward the outfit makers: the £35 heels and the £9.50 earrings that can transform your work look.
I've been on the hunt for a smart version of my pinafore dress for a while, and this crepe version from M&S with it's v-front and Japanese kimono-esque shape caught my eye straight away. And it has pockets...
|Earrings: £9.50, Marks & Spencer.|
I love these earrings...they're a little bit Marni but not too overpowering. The perfect bit of 'jooj' for the party season - I've worn them with everything this last month.
|Hair ties: £6.56 for a set, My Kitsch|
And the shoes need no introduction: the red versions have been all over instagram recently but I've gone for classic go-with-everything black. For £35 you can't really go wrong - I love the chunky heel mixed with the ruffle front. M&S have really upped their shoe game lately and I'm even contemplating these for £29.50 (but do I need another pair?!).
|Coat: £69, Marks & Spencer. Shirt: H&M (old). Pinafore dress: £69, Marks & Spencer. Clutch: Clare V from Modern Society (buy similar here). Shoes: £35, Marks & Spencer. Earrings: £9.50, Marks & Spencer.|
This post is in collaboration with Marks & Spencer, one of my favourites on the High Street right now.