Sunday, December 15, 2013

Business Time















Coat: H&M (old); Jacket: Gap (similar on sale, similar spend); Top: c/o Chicnova; Skirt: Ann Taylor (on sale!); Heels: Michael Kors via Macy's; Tote: c/o Avon; Bracelet: c/o Satya 

A lot of people feel burdened working in an office environment that's business casual or professional attire. But I absolutely love having a wardrobe that is made up of blazers, jackets, button downs, pencil skirts and slacks. It makes pulling on jeans on casual Fridays or on the weekends a fun affair. And wearing tanks or tees an amazing weekend event. 

I'm currently working in an anything-goes office. And now I live in Portland. Heels are rare (unless they're a heeled clog... shudder!) and fleeces are way way way too common. I'm trying not to let Portland break me and my sense of style, so even in my office environment and even though I've let jeans into my mid-week wardrobe, I'm trying to hold onto my business style! 

This weekend I picked up this lovely new wool blend skirt at Ann Taylor (they're having a massive sale) and these Michael Kors heels from Macy's (also massively on sale) and was so happy to feel professional again. I do think there is an art to dressing professionally and still maintaining your sense of style which is where my Avon signature tote and striped jacket come into the equation. Spicing up a simple pencil and chocolate flats with some prints always makes me feel a little less stodgy and button up.

Happy Monday!

Linking up to What I Wore to Work.

22 comments

  1. You look gorgeous, I love the skirt!

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    1. SO cute and stylish!


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  2. love love love both look!
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  3. amazing navy outfit

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  4. That skirt is perfect on you, I love this work friendly look :)

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  5. You look so amazing. That skirt is pure perfection!

    xo Amy

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  6. love the striped blazer! so classic :)

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  7. Hooray for sparkles and stripes!!! (And check out your beautiful baby blues!!!) XO

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  8. great look!

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  9. looking so classy and well put together. I love the stripe jacket, it really stands out to me but everything is really amazing.

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  10. This outfit is so beautiful!:) Lovely blazer!♥

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  11. Love the sparkly jacket, and the texture in the skirt is great!

    xo, Ashleigh @ Fashion in Flight

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  12. You look gorgeous.. so professional..
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the touch of sparkle in your skirt!

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  14. Gorgeous! I do have fun dressing up for work - it's fun "shopping" your closet and making your boring business slacks fun and new again.

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  15. Great look! Love the detailing on the striped jacket!

    xo
    www.style-wire.com

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  16. wow! you look amazing! that whole outfit is simply sweet! you look sophisticated and confident!

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  17. I’ve chosen this to be one of my “What I Love” looks for this week. I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog tomorrow.

    Terry
    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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  18. These heels are totaly amazing !
    I am jelous in the animal who gave its skin to be your shoes !!
    Cool outfit !

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