What I Wore To Work: Beautiful Blues with Primark & Forever 21

Hiya Face Value Friends! Today’s What I Wore To Work Wednesday features two beautiful blue pieces from my favourite budget fashion brands – Forever 21 and Primark!

So, confession time, I went to Primark TWICE in 2 days. I think I may have a problem. Though, the first visit was a planned trip and the second was because my cousin was visiting from Australia and it would have been rude NOT to take her – Primark is basically a tourist attraction…right?

Blouse: Primark £8

Skirt: Forever 21 £7.99

Rings: New Look £6

For more pictures, keep reading!

I’ve featured this royal blue skirt before – it’s
from one of my favourite haunts, Forever 21, and is one of the hardest-working pieces in my wardrobe! It goes with everything!

The vibrant blue shade helps to modernise outfits whilst also
toeing the line of looking conservative – the perfect balance of edgy vs smart that I aim for in my work outfits! 

New Purchase.

New to the table today is this navy polka dot blouse from
! As you may have guessed from my Smart Shirt Alternatives post, I absolutely adore sheer shirts and blouses. 

with a sand colour cami underneath, this blouse has expensive
looking details
like a gold button fastening and crisp white

The sleeves cover up shoulders for the office whilst
also remaining fun enough for the weekend, teamed with jeans,
or even denim shorts?

This blouse can be smartened up with tailored trousers, a pencil skirt – or even a fitted blazer like I’ve worn above. Sleeves pushed up of course.

I’ve teamed the outfit with a splash of orange lippy – No 7 Gay Geranium is the perfect loud lip to set off these blues!

What do you think? What’s your go-with-everything piece?

What’s the most times you’ve been to Primark in a week before?!


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Zoe Bayliss Wong
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  1. Emily
    April 30, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    I used to go to Primark everyday while waiting on my bus home from uni! It took most of my student loan! Love that blouse, I may need to make a trip in soon! Emilybonjouremily.blogspot.co.uk

    • Zoe Dubs
      May 3, 2014 / 9:21 am

      Hahah, I feel your primark debt pain!

    • Zoe Dubs
      May 3, 2014 / 9:21 am

      Thanks Ahleessa – it's No 7 in Gay Geranium, my favourite shade!

  2. Sara Trojaniello
    May 1, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    I always have to be well dressed but in a sober way at work, this is a good starting point 🙂

    • Zoe Dubs
      May 3, 2014 / 9:22 am

      I hope I can come up with more ideas for you!

  3. beewaits
    May 1, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    this shirt is great, you look great x

  4. bloomers
    May 1, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    The pictures are fab, I really want to go to Primark and have a look around but unfortunately there isn't one near me :(kirstyjfox [at] yahoo [dot] com

    • Zoe Dubs
      May 3, 2014 / 9:22 am

      Booooo, hope one opens soon!

  5. K. Petrova
    May 2, 2014 / 10:00 am

    I remember visiting Primark during our school trip to England and we had to wait for almost an hour in the queue. there were soooo many people. 😀

    • Zoe Dubs
      May 3, 2014 / 9:22 am

      An hour?!! That is Primark dedication 😀

  6. helen gatbonton
    May 3, 2014 / 1:28 am

    i love the shirt

  7. gemma
    May 3, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Great shirt! Suitable for working ladies!xx