Workspiration Challenge Week 1

Its been so long since I blogged, mainly due to time, work, a new puppy & a husband who will not take my photos. So I was really pleased when Naomi started this challenge and kickstarted me into a new blog post. There are 10 of us altogether blogging in two groups with with two outfits a day.

Over the next 5 weeks we have all agreed to post our work outfits on themes suggested by some of the bloggers involved. This weeks theme was suggested by Callie and is working the blazer.

Firstly, the other half was working the weekend and is working late last night & tuesday night. So I have had to do the photos myself, so not as good as I would like and I will force him to take the next few weeks. I will also try to photograph this outfit again and put it in another post.

Anyway onto this weeks challenge. I love a blazer! For so many years it was virtually impossible to get a good blazer in a plus size. It was all 100% polyester and old school workwear. Now I have way too many including bagging the H&M Margiela blazer. I love blazers as they give a bit of structure, especially if like me the belt trick is not for you. Blazers are really great for actually giving me a waist. I love the way they can add a bit of formality to an outfit or can be styled that little bit rock and roll.

So todays outfit.


Its been the mother of invention tonight, propping up the ipad etc and mirror shots but I think there is enough to give a feel



The outfit is
Blazer H&M
Breton top – Very South range
Trousers – New Look Inspire
Shoes – Hush Puppy
Necklace – Zara

I love the trousers. They are very skinny and very stretchy. These are my big pair. I ended up buying 3 pairs. So pleased as they came in and out.

As I have let you down on the clothes shots a bit I have made up for it with some accessories porn shots

The shoes are fab especially for anyone with an inner Dorothy complex. Give any outfit a lift.


Lastly not only accessory but puppy porn too


My partner blogger is Gemma so please check out her post.

The other ladies involved are

Naomi –

Claire –

Hanna –

Rosie –

Gemma –

Sara –

Beth –



4 thoughts on “Workspiration Challenge Week 1

  1. Nice to see you back! Love the necklace! You really can’t beat a good blazer, H & M don’t fit me very well unfortunately, which is odd as their coats do. Lands’ End do some good plus size blazers. They can be a little pricey but do look good and wash and wear well so I would recommend.

    • Thanks. I really enjoyed doing this. I know what you mean re H&M. This is like a 28 and is still a bit neat. The H&M plus sizing is completely off. I think they use 1940’s dressmaking sizes.

    • Oh me too. Could still do with a few more quality ones though. I dream of having one tailored. Really hope a plus retailer does a decent un-messed about with tux jacket this S/S as they are a key look. I suppose we might get one for A/W.

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