The phrase ‘smart casual’ can crop up anywhere — for a wedding, cocktail party or even a business event. But the line can sometimes become blurred between too formal and too casual, so what should you and your partner be wearing? CT Shirts, retailers of men’s slim fit suits, give us some advice.
Going for business casual
Sometimes, you might not be given any hints as to what the dress code is. Some offices and workplaces have ‘dress down Fridays’ or a casual dress code every day. However, it’s still nice to make an effort and look reasonably smart — even if this doesn’t involve a ball gown or three-piece suit and tie.
There are some occasions where you’re asked to dress specifically ‘smart casual’. At a dinner party for example, a men’s shirt and tuxedo or ball gown is not expected but slack jeans and a T-shirt would be looked down upon. Or, for a first interview — it may specify casual in the email, but first impressions count and your outfit should still be carefully considered.
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Often, a ‘smart casual’ dress is a secure option. It avoids the error of looking like you don’t take pride in your appearance and prevents you feeling out-of-place by dressing too formally.
I love to try out new snacks and foods. So when we were sent a selection of Crazy Jacks organic foods to try out I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
It’s Mr B’s birthday this week and his favourite type of cake is fruit cake, so that’s what I’m going to bake for his birthday.
Crazy Jacks is a dedicated organic and natural producer of many different products including grains, fruits, nuts & seeds, herbs & spices as well as pulses. It’s one of the brands under Community Foods who have been around for over 40 years. Community Foods also have the Jumble Bee brand. These are mainly healthy snack foods such as trail mixes, banana chips and dried tropical fruits.
I’m loving the terrific trail mix form Jumble bee. It’s handy to keep in my handbag for munching on when I have my pregnancy cravings!
They are all available to buy from most supermarkets and all good independent health food stores.
Hello, welcome back to the last day of my 3rd blogiversary giveaways. You can catch up with days 1, 2 and 3 here on the competitions page.
Why I’m still in love with blogging 3 years down the line:
In the blog world each day is different. You honestly never know what is going to turn up in your email box. It could be someone wanting the earth for pennies or nothing! But then it could be a fantastic opportunity, well paid and an absolute dream project to work on. These are few and far between these days and as the blogging world welcomes many new bloggers everyday they are becoming very rare. At this point you need to be the one that stands out from everyone else.
Hello, welcome back to Day 3 of my 3rd blogiversary giveaways. You can catch up with days 1 and 2 here on the competitions page.
Blogging can be hard to fit in around a job and looking after your family. I spend every evening after my toddler has gone to sleep blogging away. When I’m at work I spend my lunch break answering emails, checking Twitter and Facebook for blogging opportunities as well as chatting away to my work colleagues. They know what I do so always asking me questions! I try to make the most of the time I have.
If your home is feeling a little bland and drab, it’s up to you to make big changes. The best way to combat that issue is to bring the outdoors inside your home. It will give your home a more natural and airy kind of feeling, and you won’t be stuck in that drab rut that you previously were stuck in. There’s something refreshing about having a more natural feel to your home, so explore the options if you never have before. Read on to get some ideas you could use.
Use Flooring That’s Completely Natural
There are lots of flooring options that contain no unnatural materials, and these are the options you should be looking at if you want to make your home more natural and green. It’s better for the environment if you choose this option, and it will benefit your home too. There’s something about natural flooring, whether it’s hardwood or bamboo, that makes it really appealing.
Welcome back to our little weekly round-up of Living Arrows 11/53 (2018). I’m enjoying getting into the routine of sharing a little bit of our life and how my gorgeous 2 year old is growing away so fast!
You can catch up on last week’s post here : Living Arrows 10/53.
The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”