Wednesday, 5 January 2011

First day back at work.

First day back at work
Shoes - Topshop
Dress - Zara

Ahh so yesterday was the dreaded first day back at work after the Christmas break. I wasn't dreading it really, I had already been in in between Christmas & New Year so it wasn't too bad. In fact I was quite looking forward to getting back to my routine and getting back to the gym. This is what I wore for my first day back, black & boring but simple! I adore this dress from Zara, it was about £36 I think. I have wore it so much, it's good for dressing up or dressing down. I love the shape of it too, it fits into my work wardrobe brilliantly because it's not all 'power-dressing' but still remains professional looking.

I spent my first day in work catching up on a few projects and then making little finger puppets in the afternoon for my rhyme time on Friday! Rhyme time is a weekly event for 0-4 year olds where we sing songs & rhymes with them and tell stories. It is so much fun! It's also a great way to introduce little ones to the library and to help them develop their literacy. I made little incey wincey spider finger puppets. I do love my job. 

How was everyone elses first day back? Or are you at Uni, attempting to catch up on all the work for the January deadlines? Those January deadlines used to ruin my Christmases! 

56 comments:

  1. Hang in there with work!

    I don't start back to university until January 18th.

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  2. cute first day outfit! i love the bow detail of the dress :) i'm on vacation til next monday and i'm still enjoying the downtime, haha

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  3. I'm back at work too...

    I love Zara dresses at the moment ... see my post on them:

    http://thoroughlymodernmilly5.blogspot.com/2010/12/hot-on-highstreet-week-31.html

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  4. i also have mixed feelings about going back to work. i wanna have freetime but i miss the daily routine sometimes.
    when im back at work ill hate myself for missing work.
    beautiful outfit you're wearing there.

    Tash

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  5. I love those shoes, the colour really pops with your black dress. I was back at work but our heating system had flooded the office over Christmas so I'm back working from home!

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  6. I'm the oddball, I'm loving the routine of work!
    Your dress is wonderful xox

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  7. i've still got 5 days before i go back to uni :D and for the record i don't think your outfit is boring, i love the shape of the dress x

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  8. Love that dress. It looks lovely on you x

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  9. That dress looks perfect on you! Your work sounds so lovely. Today I visited the library and they had a reading corner for the littlest children and they were reading spot the dog I think and it was the cutest thing to watch them be read to and respond :)
    www.wenevergrowup.blogspot.com
    xx

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  10. Oh I love this outfit! The shoes really pop! Stunning!

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  11. What a lovely outfit Helen, I love the little bow detail! Wish my first day back involved making finger puppets rather than compiling a dull PR strategy report! Sally x

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  12. You have the most amazing job! I'm ultra jealous :) That dress is beautiful, just the perfect shape! x

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  13. I hate going back to work! My first day back was yesterday, and the computer system was down so I only stayed for three hours, but I still hated it.

    I like that dress, I saw the camel version in the sale but they didn't have it in my size. Your first day back outfit was lovely, I think that's where I went wrong, I threw on any old rubbish, then felt rubbish myself for the rest of the day.

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  14. I don't think that's boring at all. You have such a cute style — I love the simple black dress and tights with the sweet red shoes.

    Wow, your job sounds so much fun! I wish I could spend my days making little finger puppets...

    I'm at Uni but made sure that I got all my essays written before I broke up for the Christmas holidays — after the term I've had, I just needed a nice long break.

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  15. At least you love your job! I haven't had the novelty of "going back to work" as I still haven't actually gone job hunting here yet, haha, but we'll see how that goes.

    Cute outfit ♥

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  16. Cute outfit lovely! I have one more precious day off before I go back to work on Friday. But I have to admit, I've spent Christmas/NY living out of a suitcase visiting various family and friends and am SICK of the same old comfy jeans and festive sweaters I have been uniform-ed in!

    So actually going back to work will really force me to dress up and get back into some smart styles and make an effort (rather than wearing the same beehive for 3 days, woops!). Love the shoes most - really sweet x

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  17. Back to work truly blows... I went straight into nightshifts YUK.
    Cute little dress, a perfect staple.
    x

    PS// Topshop Nailpolish Giveaway over at mine :)

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  18. I love the dress, gorgeous shape. Is it recent? Whenever I wear all black I feel the need to pop on some red shoes, glad its not just me!

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  19. love your shoes, i always love feeling a bit wizard of the oz-esque with a pair of cute red shoes :) x

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  20. that dress is so pretty and the shoes work so beautifully with it! good luck at work, i hope it's not too tiring! x

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  21. Awww, you have such a wonderful job! Getting paid to make cute finger puppets- it doesn't get much better than that! :)

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  22. haha that sounds like an awesome job - I'm jealous.
    That dress is really well cut! And the bow is cool.

    I'm finally getting holidays now, it went uni/clinical placement/christmas casual work frantically earning money/xmas rush, and now I have free time, yay!

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  23. Wauw, such a lovely dress!

    x
    Sarah

    http://lafilledejoujouelle.blogspot.com

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  24. love this simple look -- black is always classy. and your polaroid wall is lovely!

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  25. I love your dress is too adorable ^^ and looks perfect with those red shoes!

    I'm back at school too.. :/

    xx
    http://valium-and-cherrywine.blogspot.com/

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  26. That dress is so pretty! I remember seeing it on the Zara website and loving it, but then I missed it when it came into stores. Zara sells out so fast!

    My first day back seems like ages ago now! Can't believe it was still holiday time a few days ago!

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  27. I love the pop of red with the shoes. I've got the same thing going on today...trousers, charcoal cardi and red shoes. You really can't go wrong with red shoes. ☺

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  28. You look lovely.

    My first week back has been ok surprisingly. Feels like I was never away!

    xx

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  29. aw u look so cute! I am your new follower. I hope you will come visit me and follow back if you'd like :)

    www.passportsandprada.com

    xoxo Summer

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  30. Love the dress, you wear it so well!
    -Maeve

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  31. Love this simple black dress..The bow on the front is the perfect detail.

    I used to work at the library in my town, you're making me miss it!

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  32. i love the sound of your job so much!!! happy new year helen xx

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  33. yessssss i love coming across other bloggers that work! everyone seems to be a student and have lots of time.

    black and red are a total must.

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  34. I love that dress! I wish I could buy it but I've had my part from the sales haha. It's really amazing, and I love you wearing them with those pretty red shoes.

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  35. I love that dress so much! The bow is amazing. It looks really cute with the red shoes xxx

    www.anygirlfriday.com

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  36. lovely first day back outfit! enjoy yourself :) xx

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  37. that little black dress with those little red shoes is GORGEOUS! Very... Alice in Wonderland-ish :). I love it.

    Nesha,
    http://thebuttonowl.co.uk/

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  38. lovely dress and my first day back was tuesday - sooooooooooooo didnt want to go x

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  39. I love this look, simple but chic, those shoes are gorgeous!

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  40. Absolute perfect outfit for work! You look great!

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  41. You look lovely!

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.blogspot.com

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  42. My first day back was horrible, well the thought of it was at least, but more to do with the fact that I was so used to laying in and not getting up in the dark! Your job sounds like fun, makes me wanna work with primary kids (I currently work in a secondary school, which is fun 2 and never dull!)

    I wore a new outfit for first day bk, makes u feel a bit better!!
    I had made a new shirt- it's here:

    http://surfjewels.blogspot.com

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  43. I really like how you've put this together, the all black with the simple colour flash of the red shoes is so cute. And I LOVE that dress. I never go to Zara and now I think I should! You look lovely as usual.

    I've found the first week back really hard, we've had a lot to do and even though I've slept loads today I am shattered!! Hopefully one more lie-in will sort me out. :)

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  44. Gorgeous blog. I have the exact same dress and I adore it, you can literally wear it on all occasions- casual or dressed up.
    I hope you have a wonderful 2011.
    xoxo

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  45. So elegant! I love the t-straps <33

    xxBonnie

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  46. super cute look ! I love your shoes <3

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  47. I love this look, I find it really hard to find cute but proffessional outfits for work. The red shoes really bring it to life.

    xXx

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  48. Aaah, how lovely! Your finger puppets sound amazing! And that dress is so perfect for work, especially with the red shoes. x

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  49. That dress looks gorgeous on you, can't really go wrong with Zara. They do such good basics! I love it!

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  50. Nice nice shoes! Simple is chic and you can never go wrong with it, plus you look so pretty!
    Ale

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  51. Lovely outfit :).

    Sadie x

    http://brandnewbutterflywings.blogspot.com/

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  52. This dress form Zara it's just great!
    I love it <3<3<3

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