Saturday, 7 January 2012

Oh! you pretty things

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Coat: Topshop//Dress: LoveStruck (at Topshop)//Shoes: Urban Outfitters/Bag: Mulberry

Here's the Mulberry in action (possible dwarfing me a little). I don't think I've featured this pretty dress D gave me for Christmas- apart from the lovely pussy bow detailing and sheer sleeves it has an elasticated waistband, you can't ask for better than that.

So first week of work, over. It's not been too bad, still feel like a fish out of water but I know it'll take time (and I hate knowing that what lies ahead is weeks of getting things wrong, not knowing what the procedure is, where the C5 envelopes are kept and so on) I still can't believe I've actually found paid employment with a charity, after two and a half years and three different volunteer roles ( as well as my super time with the French property company ).

And Happy Birthday to David Bowie who turns 65 tomorrow, the legend.

60 comments:

  1. RACHEL. you look bloody adorable and the bag, well what can we do? you look so classy. congratulations on your first week of work. xx

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  2. It's difficult standing around and feeling like a spare part when you're the new girl - there's so much to take in to begin with! You'll get there - and your first week is done and dusted so you're over the most frightening hump :-)

    Beautiful dress - the silhouette is lovely on you!

    Jem xXx

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  3. I love your bag!

    http://itsjeyjey.blogspot.com/

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  4. Such a pretty dress, and you fabulous bag, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    We arre all drooling over it.
    Don´t worry too much, let life happen.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. I've always hated starting new jobs! I make every possible mistake at least twice. ;) Gorgeous dress! The bow is awesome. :)

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  6. beautiful dress!! and love your bag! Kisses

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  7. The fact that you have found a paying job after all that time so that hard work really does pay off. If you really want something you can get there in the end! Soon you will be a whizz and teaching the newbies!
    Oh hello Mulberry!
    Sophie
    x

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  8. Happy birthday to David Bowie! I am so happy for you finding a nice job in a field that you really wanted to work in! I'm glad that it is going ok, I think the first few weeks in any job you're sort of left wondering what you're meant to be doing. I love your dress, elasticated waistbands at this time of year are a godsend! xo

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  9. Really pleased about the job, it goes to show that things do pop up when you least expect it! You seem happier also which is lovely! :)

    I'm drooling over that dress, it is very pretty and suits you to a t! That bag is ace too and looks great styled with the dress.

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  10. You look so so cute! Love this dress!!

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  11. Oooh, absolutely love that dress, it looks fantastic on you! And the Mulberry just complements it even more :) Well done on getting a job in the area you want - I'm looking at the possibility of third sector employment as well, so it's good to know it's achievable :) xx

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  12. This dress is just lovely! Can't believe bowie is 65! He doesn't look it! x

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  13. I like the way your bag matches your shoes, simple things! I also love your dress, the bow is super niiiice. That first stage of the job is what scares me most, not knowing where anything is, I hate being a pain and asking! I hope you get settled in quickly :) xxxxx

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  14. That polkadot dress is gorgeous! You have such good taste in dresses, I want them all for myself too!

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  15. oh my goodness your spotted dress is absolutely lovely! you look gorgeous :)

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  16. Polka dots eek! Right now I'm having a love affair with them! I wouldn't mind having your dress in my wardrobe :) (and your Mulberry as a matter of fact...)

    xx Carina

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  17. Oooh, hope you get to know what's going on with your job soon, but well done! You'll be fine (: And that dress is truly gorgeous, I've never seen it in store before (and I don't think I even really need to mention the bag, aha)
    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  18. You look adorable in your polka dot dress! It reminds me of a green polka dotted one I own. Actually, it's almost exactly the same. I love the collar and the sheer sleeves. You look so cute in it!

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  19. Oh rachel you look so beautiful, adore your dress. It's perfect! the color, the material, and the cut. It looks lovely on you and that bag wow, it's such a classic and pretty bag.
    Good luck at your job, the first few weeks are always hardest, but it'll get better ;)
    xx

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  20. That bag really is a great investment.
    Love that dress too <3

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  21. Gorgeous dress! The shade of blue is just perfect! Good luck at work, I'm sure it'll all be second nature in a few weeks! xx

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  22. Looking gorgeous as always, totally rocking the bag

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    Xxx

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  23. Gorgeous dress babe, you lucky lady!

    Awwh it takes time when you move into a new job, but I'm glad you're enjoying it. :) I remember when I first started my job, I was always getting things wrong & asking people questions every second. Hahaha. :) xx

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  24. I love pussy bows! You look super glam here my lovely!

    Emma xxx

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  25. Oh I feel your pain, I hate the first few weeks at a new job, not knowing your role well enough to just get on with it- won't last long though!! Congrats on getting the job :)

    xx

    PS Loving the Mulberry!

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  26. Yes, walking down bond street between christmas & new year. We exchanged the most brief of glances because we were both walking so fast, perhaps you didn't recognise me. I thought you did.. Never mind. It's funny bumping into people you know from the internet huh? It happened to me a few times last year in the most unlikely of places.

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  27. Olá, belas fotografias...muito elegante...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  28. Fab fab outfit! D has exquisite taste :)
    It must be so frustrating not knowing what to do all the time, but I'm certain you'll fall on your feet in no time,

    Rosie x

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  29. great bag! And what I can see of those shoes they look beautiful!

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress! I know that things will pick up for you at work, I was just like that when I began my first real job, now I could do it in my sleep haha. Hope you're well dearest and your holidays were perfect.

    xx

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  31. your dress is so lovely and WOW love the bag x

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  32. Ohhh stunning dress!!! Outfit perfection my dear xxx

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  33. Holy crap, look at your bag! So lovely, so grown up! Congrats again on the job, I'm so pleased for you. You make me feel optimistic. x

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  34. you look amazing, i'm madly in love with your dress right now :) and congrats & good luck with your new job! i too hate to have to ask my manager about how to do things but i'm sure you'll be able to pick things up quickly :)


    xoxo,

    janet

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  35. Super cute! I love the ascot bow dress and that bag...swoon :)

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  36. lovely!

    http://xdirtylittlesecret.blogspot.com/

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  37. Such a gorgeous dress, I can't get enough of olka dots right now. Of course, the bag is an absolute dream too!
    Hope you had a good weekend. xx

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  38. Gorgeous dress, you look lovely!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog also!

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  39. Hi dear Rachel!
    You've such a lovely blog!
    And thank you so much for following my blog, i really appreciate it. Hope you will enjoy following me!

    Sweet kisses and that you'll have a wonderful 2012!
    x

    www.ofthefoxandthedeer.blogspot.com

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  40. Oooooh my god I love that dress so much! It looks amazing on you, especially with that gorgeous bag! ;) xx

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  41. aaaw, this dot-printed dress is adorable! it suits u really well!

    xx, Sabinna and David

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  42. Oh you pretty lady! I love the dress and the shoes look amazing with the style! Want some vegan flats too?!You have my support! Me and my fabulous partner are DESIGNING, MAKING AND SELLING AUTHENTIC, HAND MADE VEGAN SHOES! want some?!Come be a part of our journey and find out all the wittle details :)!! and give us some feedback! xoxo-Mumu
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  43. oooh, such a lovely dress and coat!! x

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  44. Whoa, I love your dress! My co-worker and I have the exact job and we've worked together for 3 and a half years and she is constantly working on stuff and I never do anything. Maybe I'm just more laid back? I don't know. But I've felt like I'm going to get in trouble every single day for 3 and half years! I hope you get settled in and don't wind up like me! lol

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  45. You look lovely!! That bag is amazing, it's the perfect size to just chuck everything in!! I always find that my bag gets heavier and heavier because of the endless supply of pens, pencils, diaries that I feel the need to carry around!
    I hope you feel settled in soon, it's only a matter of time! :)
    Love Charlie xoxo.

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  46. I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award over on my blog lovey :)
    <3 Holz oxo

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  47. Very cute dress and I love that bag.

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  48. RAH I've nominated you for a versatile bloggers award, because I can and because I spam you with enough comments for you to go un thanked :) http://lifeandtimesof-becca.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award.html xxxx

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  49. ohhh that dress! you look beautiful.
    your hair!!! j'adore!

    aw, isn't it horrible when they leave you for the whole weekend! i literally feel dependant all of a sudden and have to fill the emptiness with people and things to do.
    you can borrow some of my nephews and neices. i have plenty.

    xxx

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  50. oh my god i adore your dress! that bag is wonderful too! xx

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  51. Sounds like a million times better of an opportunity than the last place you were at...happy you are enjoying it:)

    Your dress is pussy bow divinity for sure! The polka dots, the bag, the shoes...it doesn't get any prettier than that I do believe!! Have a lovely week darling!

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  52. The dress is so adorable! You really suit this type of dresses and the Mublerry bag really finish this off :)x

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  53. oh my, how much absent i ve been not to read before that you have a new job!congrats rachel!:)

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  54. Gorgeous dress! I am very jealous of your Mulberry bag!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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