Tuesday, 17 July 2012

An outfit to wear to the first day of my PGCE!

Today's song: Little Boots- New In Town

I'm rather excited today! I have the induction day for my PGCE tomorrow- it's finally starting! There's only 28 of us on the course so I'm hoping we will all get along. I know I'm there to learn not to make friends, but these things are always easier if there's a pleasant atmosphere and you can text each other for support.

The email I received about the induction day said to dress as I would if I was going into school. Obviously I've spent lots of time volunteering in schools so I've got a few appropriate outfits but nothing that I felt was really 'me' or that I felt totally comfortable. My black ballet pumps (originally purchased for my interview!) fell apart in the rain yesterday as well. So I headed to Tesco this afternoon to buy new shoes and hopefully pick up an outfit in the sale.

I knew I wanted slim cut trousers because they have a nice early-60's vibe about them plus they won't drag on the floor in the rain and get ruined! Anyone else have this problem with wide or bootcut? I suppose they're not supposed to be worn with flats. So I was pleased to spot these for £14.

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The top was £7 in the sale and I think it is super cute with the little peter pan collar. I can also confirm that it's lovely and comfy. I wanted something fairly long so I wouldn't be fiddling with it all day.




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These cute ballet pumps were £7 and seem pretty sturdy!



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I'm really pleased with this outfit and the price, I will definitely return to Tesco before September to make some more work-wear purchases. Wearing something vaguely stylish to work is still a bit of a novelty for me! I actually leave my current job four weeks today- I'm really excited! No more baseball cap (puke) !

In other exciting news, Edd and I have a flat viewing on Thursday morning. It's in Birmingham city centre, furnished, with two bedrooms and a balcony. I can't wait to look round! As you can see in these photos my room is a bit of a tip, can't wait to have  a whole flat to store my stuff in. And also more room for outfit photos!

13 comments:

daisychain said...

fabulous outfit, the top especially!

Sophie - Country girl said...

hope you find somewhere nice to live! I love that peach tee x

Bonnie said...

I have to say that I really love your top! It's a great color on you - very flattering.

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Kezzie said...

Only 28?!?! What uni? My goodness, there were 140 of us at the IoE! Apparently there were 650 at UEL this year according to the student at our school! Crazy differences! Good luck! You will be fine!!!!! :-)

Shes Dressing Up said...

Lovely outfit, perfect for the first day! I hope there are some lovely people on your course :).

Sootjeelina said...

I love that top!

xoxo Sootjeelina

Lisamello said...

Aw lovely news about the PGCE and the flat! And that top is gorgeous, I love the colour and the peter pan collar, very cute!

Lisa xx

The doll on fashion said...

I love those trousers, I really struggle with find the right length sometimes.

Good luck with your flat hunt, I can recommend the Jewellery Quarter esp St Pauls Sq but I am biased!

Doll on fashion

iris said...

cute top! x

Jessica said...

sounds like an exciting start! good luck!! i love the dots on the top

-Jessica
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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Such a pretty outfit! Love the top xx

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Stunning outfit! x

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Knight'sEclectic said...

Looking good, and good luck with the PGCE, I recently completed mine so I iknow it's a challenge x