Friday, May 21, 2010

A Day at The Office

Alice + Olivia Marshall Combo Shirt Dress $440
Franco Sarto Napoli Pumps $89
House of Harlow 1960 Long Key Station Necklace $98
Tom Ford Raquel Sunglasses $395
Kate Spade
Kahina May Ring $145
Badgley Mischka Corinda Shine Leather Hobo $365

I constantly struggle to find work clothes that are cute and professional. Since I take yoga most mornings and get dressed at the gym, I find that the easiest work outfits for me to pack are dresses. I just came across this Alice + Olivia dress and I'd love to make it mine. My goal for the summer is to find at least 3 fabulous new work dresses, because we all know how much more fun it is to go to work when we love what we're wearing. What do you usually wear to work?

40 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I love this outfit...Very cute and the colours are lovely...I work from home so mostly I wear tee and jeans but when I have a meeting then I put a cute dress on....The bag is so cute!
Kisses my Lovely and Happy Friday

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Ooooh love those shoes!!!!! I don't wear anything that great to work. I work at a lumber company. LOL I wear black pants or jeans with heels and a nice shirt with accessories. :)

Dina-Dyorre said...

Oh my, I ADORE that outfit! Wish I had the money to buy that bag...


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Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i am so lucky - i can stroll in wearing PJ's if i wanted too - all winter i come in with Juicy track suits and summer i'm in maxi's ... longs no client's are coming in the office is easy-breeze comfy here - yayyyy to that!!

have an all smiles weekend
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Erika
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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I struggle with the same thing! Work appropriate without looking like I've added 20 years. I want to be fresh, chic, and professional. I wear a lot of pencil skirts. I like using my boyfriend blazer, but I also like cute fitted blazers with short sleeves. I use scarves a lot to "spicy" it up.
This outfit you picked is so entirely perfect! And I imagine it would look so fantastic on your rockin' yoga body!!! I would also say wrap dresses would be work appropriate and fun.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Loving this look! Great dress.

Erica said...

Great choices! My office environment is very relaxed so most often than not I’ll wear jeans or casual dresses.
Have an awesome weekend! ; )

Audrey Allure said...

This is such a gorgeous outfit, I love everything about it especially the jewelry!

Just stumbled by your page
& I love your blog! :)
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Sweet Southern Prep said...

Sweats. Haha!

As for this outfit, love it all! If I did have to wear something more professional, I'd have this ensemble in my closet. And even if I didn't, I'd still love to have those sunglasses, pumps and bag. :)

Jamie said...

This is a great outfit to wear when one wants to look fashionable and sophisticated and be taken seriously. Love the accessories :)

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Marcie said...

I love those nude pumps. I am really glad you did a post on this, because I am always struggling with how to make my work outfit cute and comfortable. This dress is amazing and perfect for work. My favorite outfit workday is Friday because I wear jeans!

:) Marcie

Gabriel said...

I get to wear scrubs every day, which is great because its like working in your pajamas.
But since you don't get to where your pajamas to work(sadly because you love your pajamas!)I fully support expanding your business wardrobe.

Nadine2point0 said...

Love those shoes - I need to get a pair of bone pumps or sandals.
Great post.

Elle said...

Love those shoes, and that dress! I'm right in the middle of the What Preppy Wore challenge, in which I photo document and try to wear a new outfit to work every day for my last 50 days in my office.

I am much more drawn to skirts and dresses than I am to pants. A) it's easier to throw on a one piece dress than to find things that match, while getting dressed in the dark -the preppy boyfriend gets up after I leave the house B) as Joan said on Mad Men, "Being a woman is powerful business when done correctly" I have found that I'm more confident in a skirt, and since I work in a predominantly male field, they find me a little less intimidating than when I wear pants and a button down....

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ugh! Another Alice + Olivia dress to add to my lust list - I swear my world revolves around Alice + Olivia! Also loving that Kate Spade ring. Such a gorgeous set, my love!! :)

Siri said...

My office is at home with my son but I still might wear that outfit one day. Just don't let me walk in heals and carry him at the same time.

Brow Raised Beauty said...

I totally agree that we should be fabulous especially in our work attire! I have a past post addressing this if we had all the money in the world to wear CHANEL;) and gorgeous shoes. If we can't look good in the place we spend most of our time at, then we have failed:)

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

I wear jammies every day! But then I'm kind of screwed when I need to visit a client in the office...

Jules said...

I love this entire combination! That dress is so pretty and I love how it looks like a skirt and a top. I had sunglasses that were identical to those that I had forever (except they weren’t Tom Ford) and they broke on my cruise. I was bummed because they were seriously cute.

I love that Kate Spade ring and those Franco Sarto pumps. I’ve been looking for a cute pair of nude shoes. These may be it!

The Zhush said...

Those are my sunglasses, they are on top of my head right now! (yay) I actually adore the whole outfit...that ring is to die for!
xx

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Katie said...

I love every single thing! And now I want most of it :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

If only I could wear this to work...I have to wear all black, all the time! The ring you have there is so pretty! I enjoy color!

Josie said...

I LOVE the ring and that A+O dress is absolutely to die for. You would look so darling in this!
xxoo Josie
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Bren said...

I'm loving the jewelry, and those nude heels! I've been looking for a pair, and just haven't found the right ones yet, I'll have to check these out!

xo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

junghwa by amy stewart said...

I love those rings! Those are really great. I need to start getting more rings. They're so easy to change around and they can totally change your outfit.

MyLittlePhotographs said...

I always struggle to find any sort of outfit for every occasion. I wish I had a personal stylist to follow me around every day...one day?

The Kate Spade Kahina May Ring is AMAZiNG!! It's absolutely gorgeous, must add to my "wish list"

Have a great weekend!

PinkBow said...

this is a very sophisticated work outfit indeed.

Viva La Fashion said...

so chic! :D

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I love simple wrap dresses. They make dressing for work so easy!!

Jess said...

This outfit is so chic - I love it! I need some nude pumps, so I may buy these ;)

xoxo
Jess

http://CheapButChicClothes.blogspot.com/

Adele said...

Great choices!
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missKC027 said...

Very professional indeed! Hope you could foolow my blog as well! im a happy follower of yours now! thanks so much!!

kim

Leah said...

I need this outfit! And the money to buy it! Lol! Happy Sunday!

its simple love said...

Love the nude colors you picked out here. For work I dress casual. I guess I am lucky like that!

Rachael

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Honestly??? I wear pyjamas!!! :D
(I work from home...)
XXX

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Becca. said...

love love love the look, everything is so gorgeous. i want it all.

XOXO, BECCA
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Whitney Molder said...

I want!!:) I love this.

Thanks for your awesome posts.

Deanna said...

I have my first magazine internship this summer so I really needed this post! That dress is beautiful, especially the skirt portion. Thanks! :)

Jessica said...

Looks like the perfect office outfit, and the perfect nude pumps! Such a great price too.