What I Wore To Work Wednesday: My K-Mids look with Barratts

Yah, so I’m bringing some elegance to the office today. Today’s little number is what I like to call my “Kate Middleton, Princess In The Office” look. 

Knee-length demure blue dress meets leg lengthening nude heels. A ladylike formula that can’t go wrong. If its good enough for the Duchess, it’s good enough for me!

The dress

I love a long sleeve dress to cover my chicken-stick arms (I think I just came up with a new term to judge ourselves with, sorry society!)

This navy jersey wonder is part of the Primarni Army no less, bought at Primark a couple months ago for fifteen quid. HIYA.

Sometimes when I wear a pencil dress, I look a bit old. (Waaay more sensible than I actually am.) 

However the pattern on this dress keeps it modern and young keep an eye out for new details on classic cuts and shapes – a must for refreshing your work wardrobe whilst keeping it safe for the office.

The Shoes

And where would K-Mids be without her nude heels?! Although her tried and trusted are apparently from LK Bennett – I’ve found the perfect alternative at Barratts.

Every girl needs a pair of trusty nude heels right? They go with almost everything, they make your legs look longer and they never distract from your outfit.

Face Value Tip: For optimum leg lengthening – Make sure you get the right shade for your skintone. If you go too light, they may end up looking a bit cheap. And uh-uhhh, cheap, you most certainly are not!

These shoes are the perfect height for the office – higher than kitten heels but with a chunky heel which provides support and comfort when I’m stomping around shouting about numbers. (I lead a fun life)

Now I probably haven’t been to a Barratts since the days of the foot measuring machine but I was really surprised with the range of shoes they had, and – more importantly- the prices! These babies are £26.75 at the moment and are really good quality.

There are some serious deals to be had, definitely have a browse at: www.Barratts.co.uk

The rest

Accesorising is kept to a minimum too, I just used this delicate rose-gold Love bracelet (originally gold but Ive been wearing it in the shower too many times…)

Face-wise – with a minimalist outfit like this, all you need is a slick of colour and a decent power brow. I’ve got on No7 Stay Perfect in ‘Gay Geranium’. How pleasant.

Nude heels are perfect for after-work too, I’ve taken this outfit from office-to-out before just by adding a statement necklace. Easy.

You can buy these nude heels here and the Brigitte also comes in suede – blue, beige and black – from £6.75!

And a big thank you to Barratts for letting me pick a pair of shoes!

So what do you think of my K-Mids look?! 
What kind of shoes do you think every girl should have?
Do YOU own a pair of nude heels?


ps- I’ve just seen that Barratts are also doing the following discounts with the code “PAYDAY” 
Spend £30 to save 15%, Spend £40 to save 20% and Spend £50 to receive a whopping 25% off!

If you get anything, show meeeeee!

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Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. Zauberin Zebulon
    September 11, 2013 / 8:56 am

    Hi! You look really very nice with this outfit! The shoes are really pretty and discrete,kissesMarghe

    • Zoe Dubs
      September 11, 2013 / 9:20 am

      Yay – thank you! Kisses for you! x

    • Zoe Dubs
      September 11, 2013 / 9:20 am

      They are fab aren't they?! God bless Barratts x

  2. liza prideaux
    September 11, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Wow love this look, so chic! Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  3. Anya
    September 12, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    I love this dress! Its such a glamourous look 🙂 xwww.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

    • Zoe Dubs
      September 16, 2013 / 3:10 pm

      And its comfortable too! Hooray! x

  4. Rach Sanders
    September 16, 2013 / 10:25 am

    Love the shoes. They are gorgeous, I'd love to wear them even just for one night lol <3

    • Zoe Dubs
      September 16, 2013 / 3:11 pm

      They are lush, every girl needs a pair of nude heels! x

  5. Mark Roudy
    September 20, 2013 / 5:11 am

    I love your outfit. It is really good one for me. Where can I get such apparel on discount. whereas I get latest stylish branded apparel from:http://www.apparelnbags.com/