If September was about formal lunches and evening functions then October was about Kenya. No I didn't go but I did entertain a colleague from Kenya on his first trip to the UK. I showed him sights such as me attempting to climb a bar stool.
Anyway, enough of that lets get onto the outfits. A few black skirts made an appearance, paired with grey
October was shopmywardrobe and NospendOctober on instagram. Did you join in? I dug out this dress and gave it a spin in the office one day. Yes, you will see more of it. This was given to me by a friend of my daughter, so you could say I shopped someone else's wardrobe. Hey, if the cap fits!
I wore my grey skirt paired with grey and with blue.
|Here I'm styling fragility in the form a parcel for son in law|
Then there was my navy skirt which was wheeled out to wear with a Bonmarche jacket in grey and navy with a touch of beige, in a horizontal stripes design.
On this day we had a party in the office. We all brought food in as a contribution. The theme was world food. Just backtracking doesn't the skirt look better with a belt! I must note that to myself, haha. Back to the food.
|Excuse braces smile. I was caught on camera by a colleague after just laying out my contribution|
I thought laterally and brought Yorkshire food (Yorkshire being a different county to our own) Wensleydale cheese. In Yorkshire this is eaten alongside fruit cake. Everyone thought this was a bit strange, and yes we are in the same country! Even tiny England has regional variances and as I introduced this concept of cheese and fruitcake to my Sussex brethren I encountered looks of puzzlement. Try it though. It does go well together but has to be Wensleydale cheese, so creamy. If the Sussex colleagues were puzzled by my contribution certainly my Kenyan colleague was bemused by the whole table.
The weather cooled enough to give me an opportunity to wear my H&M jacket in cream with my navy skirt and blouse. I wrote on this in an earlier post. It seems a cream jacket adds a touch of glamour to an outfit.
I took my Kenyan colleague out for a local tapas and some beers one evening and showed him the sights of the town we work in.
HG Well wrote War of the Worlds here and based it on the town. There are various statues celebrating the novel.
|A statue of the cylinders that the Martians emerged from|
|and a new plaque to Rick Parfitt of Status Quo|
I wore grey and lemon for this particular adventure
After seeing the sights of War of the Worlds we ate tapas
The next day I took the opportunity to show my Kenyan friend a bit of London as we were invited out for a meal by visitors from South Africa. Are you confused yet? I wore my Hawes and Curits shirt linked here and an old Precis jacket.
I detoured via St Paul's Cathedral which enchanted my colleague and he took a moment to go inside.
With business suppliers who were visiting us from South Africa we ate various Spanish cured meats thinly sliced, very thinly, in a restaurant in Farringdon.
And that folks is a wrap for October workwear and events. Although I can't give you links for the items they are generic enough that hopefully there are some ideas for you if you are looking for work wear inspiration.