Thursday, April 3, 2014

Work Wear: A New Skirt

Blazer- Gap (similar), Blouse- Asos (similar), Skirt- Ann Taylor, Sandals- Zara (similar), Bag- Zara, Bracelet- identical

After keeping track of my clothing purchases for three months in a row, I realized that I really don't like spending money on work clothes. I'd so much rather buy a dress or a skirt to wear on the weekends, or a cute pair of not-so-work-appropriate heels. But spending all my money on things I wear two days out of the week instead of the other five left me really wishing I had some new skirts and pants to play with. I'm trying to spice things up a bit to keep from getting bored!

This striped skirt seemed like a great piece to invest in, and since I got it 40% off, it wasn't even quite an investment. I love the colors in it and figured it would be really easy to match with tops I already own. But when I tried to pick a top to pair it with, I got stuck. Apparently I reallllly like printed tops, almost as much as I like printed bottoms. I weeded through all of my patterned tops and finally settled on this one- a very classic, feminine, and professional piece. My favorite navy blazer was the perfect finishing touch. What I ended up with was a much cuter version of what I've been wearing, and something I felt a lot more confident in!

I used to post work outfits on a weekly basis, and I'm going to make an attempt to get back to that as motivation to keep finding ways to enjoy my 9 to 5 looks a little more.


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21 comments:

  1. I know how you feel...it seems a bit of a pain to have to spend money on clothes for work...but since we spend so much time at work.....good discounts always soften the blow!


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  2. I love the striped skirt, especially with the bow blouse. I am actually missing needing to wear my pencil skirts and blazers to work...

    Chic on the Cheap

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  3. Love that skirt and those heels! Such a cute and stylish look for work!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  4. The skirt is very pretty and classically styled. I love the look on you. I hope to see more work outfits too!

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  5. Oh I'm loving this outfit and you can never go wrong with a blazer. Great skirt. I can't wait to take my Spring/Summer stuff out from storage.

    Agi:)

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  6. ahh i love the colors of your skirt! and i have those shoes and LOVE them!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  7. So pretty and fashionable, yet so professional.. thumbs up!

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  8. I'm sure I'd feel the same way if I worked in a more casual environment. I do love a good pencil skirt! :)

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  9. I am going to make that happen! I have another work post lined up for this Thursday and hopefully I'll keep em comin! :)

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  10. Thanks Sandy! These shoes are seriously my FAVORITE!

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  11. Definitely! I've been loving the 40 and 50% off sales at Loft, Limited and Ann Taylor lately :)

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  12. This skirt is gorgeous. And I'm really loving it with that blazer and open-toe shoes!! So ready for spring!

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  13. Love this outfit! Fun, interesting, and very put together. Those shoes are fantastic, and your blouse is so classy.

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Thanks for your sweet comments!