The cute work outfit

I know, I wear this floral Zara skirt a lot and you’re probably a little bored of it but I’m not! I love buying a piece on a whim and realising that it’s one of the magical go-with-everything items that was missing from your wardrobe for forever. I really didn’t expect such a loud, bright, patterned item to be like that though. I thought the rule was to buy quality staples in basic colours and throwaway colourful trend pieces seasonally to accentuate your wardrobe for a short time. Rules were made to be broken though, and I would happily wear this skirt in a different way every day of the week. Ok, I’ll stop gushing about it now.

I paired the skirt with one of those wardrobe basics, a plain khaki tee. This one is from Alexander Wang and I’m a convert and believer in investing in quality pieces for your wardrobe. The fabric is really soft and silky, plus it just hangs so nicely. I tucked it into my beloved skirt to give my silhouette a little bit of definition as the skirt has a bit of a bell shape. I’m not sure if you can tell from the image, but the tights I’m wearing are actually blue. I have a billion pairs of very similar lace tights in black but opted for the colourful option. Which went down very well, especially with Alex Reid (Katie Prices’ ex), who complimented me on my hosiery. Not bad for a sale steal from M&S!

The shoes are absolutely gorgeous, aren’t they? My new favourite pair, I actually bought them to as ‘work shoes’ but they’re too pretty to be worn for work. They’re by Guess and from Sarenza, the leather is amazingly soft and they are super comfy. What more could you want from a shoe? The bag is my current favourite and a great, roomy everyday bag. I love the striking but subtle-ish gold accents. What a beaut. I’m glad I finally have some shots of my jewellery as I do love a shiny jewel but never manage to capture what I’m wearing properly. Details are underneath each picture. Super huge thank you to Susie from Take Out in Couture for the amazing pictures, definitely my best outfit post. 

Tshirt – Alexander Wang (from Net-a-Porter)

Skirt – Zara

Belt – Vintage

Tights – M&S

Shoes – Guess, courtesy of Sarenza

Bag – Michael Kors (from The Outnet)

Key necklace – courtesy of QVC

Ring – YSL (from Net-a-Porter)

Lion head bracelet – gift from Florence

Red and metal bracelet – COS

Spike bracelet – Joomi Lim (from Nyla Boutique)

Charm bracelet – Links of London (from Selfridges)

Bee charm – Peculiar Vintage (from Rokit)

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. latest fashion trends in pakistan
    August 3, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    loving the bag and accessories..

  2. Kit
    August 3, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    I wish they had a straight trousers version of the skirt.

  3. Sherin
    August 3, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    You lookoed stunning in this outfit. The skirt is so pretty. Hope to have another drinks session soon.

  4. Susie
    August 3, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    I love these pictures! These might be my favorite "street style' ones yet–thanks so much for letting me take them. Your outfit was perfection!

  5. Sascha
    August 3, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    I adore that skirt but when I tried it on it looked crap on me! I only like skirts that sit at the waist but that one fell to the hips – even the XS! You look fabulous and your accessories are amazing, especially your ring!

  6. WendyB
    August 4, 2011 / 4:01 am

    Awesome bag!

  7. Style Eyes Fashion Blog
    August 4, 2011 / 7:46 am

    I love that skirt so much. I definitely need more floral prints in my life

  8. Anonymous
    August 7, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    The skirt is lovely and I agree – fabulous outfit post. I'm quite taken with your spike bracelet, so off to explore their site…

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