Russian Standard | OOTD

Just a really quick outfit-of-the-day I thought i'd share with you. This is what I wore to work on Monday, I normally dress a lot more casual for work but I had a meeting in Nottingham so I decided to dress a bit more smart than I usually would. It's so cold in Birmingham at the moment, so i've been wearing my favourite Russian-style hat a lot. I got this little beauty from Topshop either last Winter or the one before, I can't quite remember?! It's so soft & furry, and keeps my head extra warm, only issue I have with hats is my curly 'fro always gets flattened when I wear them :( Not a good look when you go indoors and have to take it off! If you're looking for one of these I spotted a very similar one on the Topshop website recently which you can find here. I'm also wearing my new bargainous Jumper from Oasis, I never really look in there when i'm shopping but a recent issue of Look Magazine came with a £10 voucher, so I decided to go in for a browse. Luckily this jumper had another £10 off it, so rather than paying £45 I got it for £25! It would have been rude not to right?

Jacket: Topshop | Jumper: Oasis | Skirt: ASOS | Tights: House of Holland | Boots: Topshop | Bag: Mulberry | Glasses: RayBan

I'm also really sad as my favourite YSL lipstick is almost finished...

Rouge Volupte 108 Mauve Celeste if Santa's reading this! ;)

I hope people don't mind the selfies with my camera/phone in the mirror... i'm struggling with the different settings on my camera, so all my self-timed pictures end up blurry and out of focus. Hoping to get myself a tripod at some point as well, so hopefully that will help!

Lorra love,
Carmen xxx

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  1. I work for Oasis and every so often we get some really amazing things in. My favourites right now are the pleather trousers and velvet bodycon dress. So worth popping into every so often!

    1. I'll definitely be popping in there more often for a little look! I tried on a lovely pleated pleather skirt which looked so nice on the website but it really didn't flatter my figure at all :( I'm after a pair of pleather trousers so thanks for the heads up! :) xxx

  2. Love your hat and glasses...Im your newest follower x

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment and for following! :) xxx