Day 84 – All prepped up!

I first fell in love with the preppy look when I started watching Gossip Girl and saw how perfectly preppy Blair Waldorf looked.

This week I have decided to use Blair Waldorf as my style inspiration and show you my take on looking preppy for work rather than school. It’s also a great excuse to make use of my neglected glasses.

This is the first of a few outfits that I have put together for this week. Hope you love.



Week 4, February 1 item, 4 ways challenge – The little lace shirt
Day 58 –Simplistically stylish

Its day 3 of this weeks 1 item, 4 ways challenge and there is quite a bit of activity occurring in the office today, so I have opted for comfortable clothes and shoes. The simple details in this outfit provide it with a point of difference. From the cut of the top, to the pocket zip details on the trousers, to the bows on my shoes to the exquisite vintage brooch.

Outfit break-down
Black trousers with elasticated waist and zip detailed pockets
Short sleeve black lace shirt
Grey dip back top (similar here)
Black flat shoes
Red quilt clutch


Week 4, February 1 item, 4 ways challenge – The little lace shirt
Day 57 – the 3 L’s

Leather, leopard and lace. Not over the top at all. In fact, it’s a fabulous combination if you have the right pieces. I have worn a white-t-shirt over my lace shirt to break up all the black and add some definition. This outfit is sexy yet so rock ‘n’ roll. 

Outfit break-down
Leopard pencil skirt
Short sleeve black lace shirt
Short sleeve white t-shirt 
Leather biker jacket (similar here)
Ankle boots
Black long strap vintage handbag (purchased here)
Aviator sunglasses


Week 4, February 1 item, 4 ways challenge – All abou the little lace shirt
Day 56 of no shopping – lace on lace

It is Monday, so I thought I could wear an outfit that is a combination fun, girly and cute to lift my ‘the weekend isn’t long enough’ mood. I have played it safe today with the colours and shades allowing the gorgeous lace pattern on my knit dress run the show. The cute skinny belt over my outfit was also a must to give me some shape.

It is hot out today, but just in case the air-con at work gets out of control I brought along with me the cutest blue lace jacket to throw over the top. The highlight however is my adorable 1950’s vintage purse handbag which I picked up at a local vintage store.

Outfit break-down
Sleeveless black and cream knit dress
Short sleeve black lace shirt
¾ length lace blue jacket
Maroon patent pumps
1950’s vintage purse handbag (purchased here)


My February 1 item, 4 ways challenge has been soo much fun. So far this month I have challenged myself with wearing a dress, blazer and leggings in 4 different ways.

My final subject for this challenge, is a little black lace shirt. To be honest, I found it difficult to put together my outfits for this week. I got there in the end but for a moment, it felt like I was running out of clothes and what I had just wasn’t enough. I get the feeling you know what I am talking about.

Heres hoping my efforts pay off in this weeks blog posts. I can’t wait to show you the outfits that I have put together.

P.s I wish I owned one of those wire mannequins so that I could post a better picture of this shirt for you. Apologies for my poor photography.

Trendy Momma xx


Week 2  February 1 item, 4 ways challenge

Day 43 – a touch of patterns      

I wore a purple patterned shirt over my burgundy dress and added the blazer over the top. Patterns are the go at the moment, but unless you have the right pattern combination from head to toe, I say don’t over-do-it. 

Dress by Evolve
Shirt by Sportscraft
Shoes by Zara