Work Wardrobe: Country Road First Day

Monday was my first day at Country Road.

I’m pleased to report, I already feel like part of the family – YAY!

From the minute I walked throughout the door at 8am, everyone was so lovely to me.

I genuinely felt like they were all excited to see me and were pleased I had joined the team!

Of course, I’ve still got lots to learn and absorb, but for now it feels good to be here. I’m happy.

The biggest part of settling in for me is always my appearance – yes, I am vain.

If I feel good though and I’m happy with how I look, then I somehow seem to cope better.

There was only one way to fix these vain insecurities of mine – and that was to go shopping to invest in a new wardrobe.

So last Friday Mr.IM and I shot down to Chermside to meet our girl Ms. May. She is about to start her interviews for clerkships this week and she needs to look super smart and professional.

We decided to kill two birds with one stone and go shopping for us both at the same time…I hear you, poor Mr IM.

By the end of the day I think Mr. IM thought we had just invited him along to carry the bags 😉

So let me tell you about how fabulous this dress is I brought:

Country Road First Day

Dress: Bell Sleeve Dress $149.00  |  Boot: Adelita Shootie $229.00

Firstly, Do you like?

Because I love!

The sleeve made me swoon. I adore a sleeve with character.

The fabric (its like a sweatshirt – yes, a fancy schmancy frock in sweatshirt material) was the icing on the cake.

Most dresses fall in to one of two categories:

  • Casual
  • Smart

This one is somewhere between, all thanks to the Country Road genius that changed the fabric.

Now as you know its still pretty warm around these parts but I had already fallen in love with these boots.

Heat or no heat – I draw the line at pasty white legs with short skirts and boots  (the only way my legs are being seen is either in a heel or boots and tights- its just not the look for me).

So instead I opted for the later, a black opaque tight to finish the look.

Country Road First Day

To complete my pre-new job confidence, I also booked myself in with the lovely Maria from Suite Three Hair last Friday – just to make sure my colour looked bright, my white grey hair was turned back to blonde and my split-ends looked less split!

I was then good to go!

Do clothes give you confidence too?  Or have you got a pair of lucky knickers or a ritual you go through to before you start a new job?

Today I’m over at Kimbalikes place as it time for the Glam Squad to get together for Wardrobe Wednesday!



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  • mamastylista

    You look gorgeous! Love that dress on you and those boots are divine! Congrats on your new job. Isn’t it great when you feel at home straight away. Looking forward to some more CR outfit posts. xx

    • You’re too kind gorgeous girl! Who would have thought I could wear new boots 4 days running without a blister in sight? They are super-comfy – Best purchase ever! xx

  • That dress is fantastic, those sleeves!! I’m not surprised you fit into the new job so well. I’m totally ruled by my clothes. If you feel good then it’s one less thing to worry about. Rachel xx

    • I adore being able to get dressed in a flash and still feel like I’ve made an effort…the sleeves and fabric make the dress different which fuels my need for a touch of individuality whilst still remaining comfortable – I’m not asking for much am I? Love my new job, make sure you let me know if you’re ever on the coast! xx

  • Lisa

    Gorgeous outfit-congrats on your new job, glad it is going so well for you xx

    • Thanks so so much Lisa, I feel very lucky to be in such a good place surrounded by lovely people xx

  • Oh wow!! What great picks. I love a frock with character sleeves which is made of comfy material too. What’s not to love! Those shooties are a great pick too and the combo together is modern and fun but totes flattering. You look fab lady! Wish you were at my local CR!

    • You have just made my day! Thank-you so much gorgeous girl! I would love nothing more than you walking through the doors of our fabulous store on the Sunny Coast.
      Just so you know the love is mutual – I am ALWAYS in awe of just how well you pull off colour with such style and grace. Ps. the shooties are by far my best investment – low heel, comfort and flexible with pants, skirts and frocks xx

  • Emma

    Love a bell sleeve! Probably have more than my share in my wardrobe – wonder if I could squeeze in another? Lovely understated styling – tres chic :).

    • Me too Emma – I’m a sucker for a sleeve! If you’re anything like me, there is always room for one more dress! You sound like me kinda girl xx

  • I adore the sleeve on that dress, just gorgeous.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    You look gorgeous Bev I love everything about this outfit and I agree looking good does give you confidence.It is not a surprise to me that everyone welcomed you and you were happy on your first day,you have such a lovely personality it would be hard not to like you,Country Road are very very lucky to have you working there gorgeous girl,can’t wait to see what else you bought Xx

    • Thank you precious! I’m never confident when I don’t look or feel good. Clothes have always been my armour, but to be honest on this occasion I didn’t need it. I already feel like one of the family, which is wonderful considering I’ve only just finished my 3rd day! I’ve got my eye on lots of gorgeous bits and pieces which I can’t wait to show you xxx Mwah

  • That sleeve is so cute!

  • Well hello gorgeous! I’ve said it before, but CR is lucky to have you. Adore that dress on you and look forward to lots more CR pieces with the Bev seal of approval! x

    • Hello right back at you beautiful girl. You are too kind.
      I’m delighted to be at CR – in fact I can’t stop smiling. Chuffed you love the dress, I was thinking about you on Monday when I wore it because I feel sure it would suit you too. Lots more to come! Mwah xx

  • Kelly

    That is a great look! I also like something with a bit different sleeve. I am also jealous you can stand on your feet all day in those shoes.

    • Sleeves grab my attention every single time Kelly. I love how a sleeve adds a point of difference to the overall look of a dress…I have my eye on another one too!
      Ps. I’ve worn the shooties for 3 days straight without any aches or blisters – they are fab! xx


    I have those booties. I luff them.

  • Petra

    Really pleased you’re enjoying your job at CR. The dress with the fabulous sleeves is wonderful and the fabric sounds so comfy! You look amazing! I’ve always had a couple of tops/skirts outfits that make me feel good but I need to replace them with something more upbeat as they’ve “had their day” if you know what I mean!

    • Petra the dress is my new favourite. Thank you for the lovely compliment!
      Sometimes I can avoid wearing dresses (even when I adore them) because I feel they look too formal, but this fabric makes it a smart yet comfy for everyday wear.
      If you’re a dress girl Petra give this one a go! xx

  • Just luff that dress and how happy do you look?! I adore Country Road so I really look forward to seeing all your posts! Thanks so much for joining Wardrobe Wednesday and I’m so glad you love your new job xxx

    • Glad you luff it gorgeous! I’m really pleased with the move to CR, I feel right at home! xx Wardrobe Wednesday is a total pleasure – thanks for having me xx

  • katypotaty

    You looked divine, darling! I’ll take a CR styling session with you, any day!

  • Love the Dress. Love the shoes. Love your style. Happy to know that you are settling in to your new job at Country Road. Looking your best gives you confidence and this radiates from you which in turn can make others feel good as well. x

    • You are so right Vicki! Thanks so much for the lovely comments gorgeous girl. I’m really loving being at CR (although its only been 3 days – I feel like I’ve been there forever) xx