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Blazer and jeans

Woman in pale blue jeans and a blazer

Blazer and jeans

is an easy transition to make

to the weekend

The trick is

to either have the blazer or the jeans

be soft and relaxed

If both items

are really smart and polished

you might look like you’re doing dress down Friday at work

rather than creating a chic weekend look

Pair it with fun flats in a metallic or bright colour

or high heeled wedge sandals

or ankle boots in sequins

Keep it simple underneath

A simple tee shirt

or silk top

Fluff your hair give it a little air

Apply mascara and lipgloss

This is a great look

Upgrade the look with a statement blazer

Not in navy

I mean statement like Oh Wow

Or upgrade with a statement necklace

Or amazing massive statement earrings

Just don’t try and be too smart

Or too dressy

It’s a relaxed stylish look

And you can totally rock it

Sarah Banks is a designer, blogger and internet entrepreneur. Having started her entrepreneurial life with a couture wedding and day dress company she then got hooked on all things on-line, bringing her businesses online and fusing both worlds. Her experience and knowledge in creating one-off garments for her clients was the foundation for Working Frocks and she is uniquely placed to give styling advice, being not only a blogger, but a couture designer too.

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Black White and Camel

Beige/camel coloured high heeled sandals and a black skirt and top outfit

The light is changing

Spring is peeking through the rain

We are all so ready to throw off our heavy clothes

But wait

It’s not quite time

Just a little longer

While we wait

We can slowly change

Black white and camel

is an amazing combination

It looks so fresh

Camel coat black trousers white top and white trainers

Camel dress white trainers black coat

It looks so fresh somehow

It marks a slow change

A slow adapting

An acceptance that the warm weather is still a little way off

But we can manage with what we have now

A change in the light a change in the temperature

And change our clothes too

It might not be tee shirt weather just yet

But you can wear new combinations of clothing

Black White Camel

So search out new items to wear together

If you don’t wait

for the weather to be really great

but just adapt little by little

You will feel the seasons more keenly

and think that we have had some nice days

Unlike the bah-humbugs

who won’t be happy until the weather is scorching hot

And are going to stay in winter woollies until then

Come and join us in early spring

Step out in a new colour combination

Try black white and camel

It looks so right

Other early spring combinations are available

Grey and the palest yellow

Dark blue and yellow for later spring days

But for now

change little by little

Start today

Sarah Banks is a designer, blogger and internet entrepreneur. Having started her entrepreneurial life with a couture wedding and day dress company she then got hooked on all things on-line, bringing her businesses online and fusing both worlds. Her experience and knowledge in creating one-off garments for her clients was the foundation for Working Frocks and she is uniquely placed to give styling advice, being not only a blogger, but a couture designer too.

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Home Edit

At the end of the day at the end of the week

You come home

And kick your shoes off

And close the door

And breathe

The week is over You are done

But look around you

What do you see

Do you see beauty

Do you see yourself your life the things that give you joy

Cocoon yourself with your life

with a beautiful home edit

when you are at home

Flowers

Pictures

Smell

Light

Dark

Cosy

Glamourous

Family friendly Dog friendly Friend friendly

Whatever it is you want to create

Create it with intention

Do it on a Friday morning

To come home to on Friday night

Or do it on a Friday night

And luxuriate in a weekend of your own space

Take time to explore your space

Sit in a different room

Sit in silence

Sit in a different chair

Intentionally connect with your environment

Tidy it

Sort it

Rearrange it

Personal Style is as much about your environment

As it is about your clothes

So create it

And just love it

Sarah Banks is a designer, blogger and internet entrepreneur. Having started her entrepreneurial life with a couture wedding and day dress company she then got hooked on all things on-line, bringing her businesses online and fusing both worlds. Her experience and knowledge in creating one-off garments for her clients was the foundation for Working Frocks and she is uniquely placed to give styling advice, being not only a blogger, but a couture designer too.

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Work and Play

Beach and sea view. Sand close up. For work and play 2 minute style tip

How do you manage what you wear for work and play

Do you do one really well

And the other not so much

Maybe with play you don’t have to turn up looking perfect

Maybe that’s the point of play

You can turn up

And get dirty messy and sticky

How do you manage the switch

At work everything clean and tidy

And then the weekend

whoosh

chaos

noise

Do you cling on to being tidy and presentable

Or go with the flow

Neither is better than the other

Just be aware of what your preference is

And go with it

You could have outfits for being messy

I started to look like a tramp when I was walking the dogs

No disrespect to tramps

old hat old coat old gloves two leads two dogs boots or wellies

It wasn’t how I wanted to turn up

So I created an outfit for dog walking

Being in the garden is different

Let the messy clashy dirty clothes be seen

To be involved in activities

and so absorbed that nothing else matters is wonderful

It’s not either or

It’s both and

Sometimes you are messy

And sometimes you look totally put together and polished

Just decide what you want

and be mindful

If there is an area where you want to change

Then change

Just be intentional

Intentional messy

Intentional sleek and chic

Wear what you need

to do whatever you are doing

100%

All in

Over to you

Enjoy

Sarah Banks is a designer, blogger and internet entrepreneur. Having started her entrepreneurial life with a couture wedding and day dress company she then got hooked on all things on-line, bringing her businesses online and fusing both worlds. Her experience and knowledge in creating one-off garments for her clients was the foundation for Working Frocks and she is uniquely placed to give styling advice, being not only a blogger, but a couture designer too.

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Pamper

At some point in time

pamper became self-care

I love the growth of self-care

It has made looking after yourself acceptable

normal

There was this idea that looking after yourself

indulging yourself

was somehow wrong

Maybe it was perceived as something go getting working women

were too serious to do

if you’re a ceo you don’t take long baths with bubbles

that kind of thing

Self-care has normalised looking after our wellbeing

which is a great thing

Today I saw a magazine article with the headline

Pamper

Pamper was what we said before self-care

Pamper is total self-care and more

Self-care seems worthy and functional in comparison

Pamper is just for the hell of it

not because I need it

Pamper is total self indulgence

Self-care is nurturing

discreet

What is pamper for you

a long bath

I mean hours not minutes

Someone to come to the house

to give you a facial a body massage a manicure a pedicure

but you’re not actually going out

I know

Can you reintroduce pampering into your own life

what would it look like

When I first thought about this 

I had absolutely no idea

The idea of pamper is

just because I want to

or

Just because it would be totally gorgeous and awesome

Make your favourite desert in the middle of the day

Drink champagne with a friend for no reason

Wear your best clothes today

Take a lot of time to get ready

Buy flowers from the gorgeous but expensive florists

I mean a large bouquet

and bring them home and enjoy them

Book a night at a hotel on your own

Have room service a bath watch a movie and wear the robe

Are you getting the idea

Pamper and self-care

Both and

Find time to pamper yourself

And enjoy

Sarah Banks is a designer, blogger and internet entrepreneur. Having started her entrepreneurial life with a couture wedding and day dress company she then got hooked on all things on-line, bringing her businesses online and fusing both worlds. Her experience and knowledge in creating one-off garments for her clients was the foundation for Working Frocks and she is uniquely placed to give styling advice, being not only a blogger, but a couture designer too.

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