16.1.11

Dressing up, dressing down


Hey all!

So sorry for the blogging delay. I've been all over the place this week, what with the Topshop presentation and my dissertation! I'm also trying to eat healthily, so dinner time takes about 2 hours out of my day. Not cool. Anyway, my hand-in is fast approaching which means A) I need to get my arse in gear and write 6000 more words pronto, and B) Once I have done this, I'm all yours, as my next deadline won't be until May! Can't wait to have some time to implement all the little bloggy changes I had in mind.

So, I presented my fragrance concept to Topshop on Friday. I was a bit of a stuttering fool at points but I THINK I got the ideas across! The ladies I presented to were really lovely so that helped. They seemed really positive about the idea, but obviously it would be a multi-million pound project for Toppers so I'm not exactly holding my breath! Either way, it was a really great experience to go to Head Office and present to them, so I'm chuffed I got the opportunity to do that!

I WISH it wouldn 't have been hideously inappropriate to have taken photos for the blog, because I had to walk right through the design department to get to the Marketing department. There were big cupboards full of different material, and huge moodboards of future trends. Not to mention a whole lot of amazingly dressed staff! A bloggers DREAM. At least I will always have my memories!

Here's what I wore (with my Topshop aviator jacket over the top):



(Dress - Topshop, Boots - Charity Shop)

Sorry I look a bit srs, my face didn't want to play ball last night.

Here's what I wore to work yesterday. Not exactly blogworthy, but never mind. Comfy-casual is a must when working a Saturday in Topshop! I'm wearing the little clock necklace I bought in Urban Outfitters the other week in Brighton.





(Cardi - boyfriend, Tee - Topshop Sale, Jeggings - Topshop)

I have some new Urban Outfitters sale bargains to share with you in my next post!

Off to Topshop again now. And then doing my dissertation tonight. Lots of my favourite people are in at work today so I'm hoping for a day of minimum stress and maximum lolz, so hopefully I won't be too frazzled for my dissertation later.

Wishing you all a day of maxilolz too! Back soon! ♥

PS - Thanks for all of your good luck wishes for the presentation on here and Twitter, it genuinely did make me feel less nervous about it! xxx

56 comments:

  1. aww that Topshop leopard collar dress is super cute. and i really love your hairstyle

    can't wait when you blog more. i really enjoy reading it.
    xoxo

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  2. Love all the outfits! I always keep forgetting to buy skinny jeans!!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  3. The Urban Outfitters sale is always really good, usually I get quite a few bits, but had to restrain myself this year after buying a few too many other things :(
    I did consider buying that necklace though because it's amazing.
    I've got shitloads of revision to do plus diss reading soon so I sympathise!

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  4. Glad to hear you nailed the presentation. I love what you were wearing as well x

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  5. so glad you think it went well, i'm excited for you :)
    those jeggings are niice, i like the colour

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  6. all the best with the topshop project, would be so cool for it to all take off! xx

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  7. well done you! glad it went all good!

    love the collar dress!

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  8. well done you! glad it went all good!

    love the collar dress!

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  9. You look lovely in the Topshop dress!

    I hope the presentation went well for you :) xo

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  10. Looking lovely as per, Hope all goes well for you and you hear soon.

    also must add that you are looking very slender :)

    xx

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  11. Sound's like a great experience!
    BTW what's the nail colour you're wearing in the last pic?
    <3

    http://kelseyfenton.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love your style, its sooo cute yet comfortable which i am all about !!

    And that necklace is soo cute !!

    http://livinginwonderlandx.blogspot.com/
    x

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  13. Good luck with your dissertation, it'll be such a relief when you finally submit it I'm sure! Loving your outfits and hair as usual, you look fab :) xo

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  14. Congrats with the presentation! I do hope it turns into something wonderful for you Gemster but even not, it was a great opportunity as you said x

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  15. Oh that presentation sounds like a great opportunity! Even if nothing comes out of it, it's great experience and can give you 'contacts'. Please let us know when you hear back from them!

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  16. Ooh that sounds so exciting being at Topshop headquarters! All my friends are also stressed about uni at the mo, glad I'm passed that! :)

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  17. I'm so glad that the presentation went well. Huge congrats & I love the outfit you wore to the pitch! X

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  18. Looking forward to the Urban Outfitters post! The sales are always so good in there, without fail (: xxx

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  19. your hair looks amazing in this, so lucky of you to get the oppurtunity to go to Topshop land hehe x

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  20. Your nail colour is gorgeous!
    Good to hear your presentation went well :)
    Good luck with the dissertation
    <3

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  21. Haha, maxilolz! That's a good word, I might adopt it.

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  22. Glad the presentation went well, what an amazing experience! :D.
    Your outfits are so pretty, love your style! :D.
    xoxo

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  23. Really glad it went well Gem, hope it all works out (i would love it if Topshop did fragrance) Headquarters - how lucky are you hehe =)

    Lovely outfit posts =) xx

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  24. Sounds like you had an amazing experience! Hope it all works out for you doll x

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  25. well done on the presention- I'm awful at it, so just crack. I'm sure you done well. & at least you have the experince to look back on- if nothing else.
    Love the outfit you wore. The boots with the little socks are just gorgeous
    xx

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  26. Good luck with your dissertation! I think I have the same dress as you (first picture) mine has a leopard print collar and I was actually going to do a post on it tonight (or tomorrow)!! Looking lovely in all your outfit as usual. Wish I worked at Topshop, all those clothes... heaven =)

    Hannah xx

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  27. so glad it went well Gem!

    I'd be terrified!

    x x x

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  28. Your outfits are lovely, as always, but what is standing out is your hair — the cut is subtle, but it looks SO good. Really suits you!

    I'm glad the Topshop thing works well and I'll have my fingers crossed for it leading to bigger things...

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  29. I love all your outfit posts. You look fabulous but you make it look easy, you have effortless style lady. You never know what might come of the Topshop presentation, my fingers are firmly crossed.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  30. Well done!
    You look great, love all your outfits! x

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  31. I love your dress and boots! Well done for doing to presentation to Topshop, I would have been so nervous :). The walk past the Design department sounds incredible too x

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  32. WOW. Thats big! And really impressive, well done! I have trouble handing my CV to people... I was thinking of asking for a part time job at my local Topshop, are they likely to just throw my CV away if I give it to them? For example if there isn't a stated vacancy on the website...?
    It would be mine
    Saw your socks. Man they are cuuuuute :)

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  33. So glad your presentation went well hun, I've got my fingers crossed they liked it! I'm sure they will have!

    Also, I love your necklace, very cute - and practical :-)

    Jen x

    thinkperiwinkle.blogspot.com

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  34. Oooh I love the second outfit. Very laid-back!

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  35. I'm glad the presentation went well! That must have been such an amazing experience, so jealous.
    Love what you wore too, and that clock necklace is seriously cute.

    Rosie x

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  36. Its a massive achievement getting to pitch your idea in the first place so congratulations on that. I love the topshop dress on you, looks great xx

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  37. Oh, how exciting - going to Topshop headquarters! Ahh! What a great experience for you! I'm so glad it went well :) You looked really cute, I love that dress!

    X

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  38. i am so in love with peter pan collars right now! i cant get enough of them! glad your presentation went well - ill have my fingers and toes crossed for ya. Also you totally deserved to be ther otherwise you wouldnt have so ya never know it could all go ahead xxxxxxxxxx

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  39. As always you are looking fabby in your outfits, the hair is looking rather lovely too. Glad to hear your presentation went well! xx

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  40. LOve your dress and hope all goes well with the dissertation.

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  41. i would love to go to, or even work at, the topshop headquarters!

    www.stilettos-and-cigarettes.blogspot.com

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  42. Glad it went well! Love you in that dress. x

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  43. So jealous! Nothing as exciting as getting the chance to see your projects through. Holding thumbs and sending positive thoughts! Utter amazingness...

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  44. Love the outfit, and congrats on the presentation, I hate doing them with a passion!
    xx

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  45. hope it went ok! btw i spent a good solid hour just going through your tuesday tips archives and definetely will be trying some stuff out! xx

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  46. I love your spotty socks! Glad the presentation went well xx

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  47. I love your spotty socks! Glad the presentation went well xx

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  48. Hiya lovely
    You have a blog award on my blog!
    www.xsantyx.blogspot.com

    :)
    xx

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  49. i work at that urban outfitters shop in brighton! didn't see you :( that would have been funny if i had.

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  50. I have tagged you in my latest post hun ! x

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  51. love both looks...*sigh* how i've missed your blog!!

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  52. ee this is what my blog is called!
    Your hair is gorgeous.

    Helen,
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  53. Love both of your outfits! I'm sure the presentation went fab :)

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