Monday, March 24, 2014

Shift work

They say that if you want to be something, you have to look the part. As someone currently job hunting, I've been focusing on buying clothes that I could wear to work, hoping that that magically makes employers flock to me.

So today, I'm playing dress-up with proportions. I'm usually not one for shift dresses because I'm afraid that the monotone shape will make me look like I'm wearing a potato sack, but that can be easily remedied. I decide to put a ribbon around the waist to give the illusion of a more defined figure. But aside from that, I'm loving the two-toned colour of the dress that's all business in the back with plain black and a professional party in the front with a red plaid pattern and crisp collar.

Even though my blazer is a bit oversized and rather boxy for my taste, I found that it works really well with the straight cut of the shift dress. With that, the shoulder pads don't look drab and outdated either, but adds some welcomed dimension instead. Yes, this blazer has shoulder pads!

Hey employers, I'm a super versatile person. I could be a typical office drone with my overall work look, I could be a British professor with the plaid, or I could be a pseudo football player with shoulder pads. Like I said, versatile.
Plaid dress c/o Sheinside / Beige blazer from Le Chateau / Cream and black bag from Tacicco 
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35 comments:

  1. Oh wow I really like this - what a preppy business-casual outfit! I feel like dressing for work can be a bit tricky as a lot of different offices have different dress-code environments. I thing you'd fit right in at an ad agency or someplace very exciting! LOVE the boxy cut of the blazer!

    xo Deborah
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  2. love!
    xx
    daniella
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  3. Very versatile! I like the oversize blazer.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  4. Versatile to the bone! :D The dress is uber pretty and I love the slouchy fit of the blazer ^_^ Come on employers, look at that fashionable girlie, don't you have an urge to hire her already!?

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  5. Love that blazer paired with the dress! Great look!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

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  6. super:)) x
    Bianka
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  7. I love this look!! I don't think the blazer looks boxy on you!! You rocked it well!!
    This looks is versatile and lovely!!

    Good luck on job hunting!!

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  8. could not be more in love with this look. So beyond fabulous. Love this! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :)

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  9. Gorgeous look and blog!!
    Kisses from Italia
    Paolo

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  10. I love this look, the pattern on the dress is tres cute!

    xo
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  11. this is such a good work look! I love the dress!

    Abby
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  12. i love over sized blazers paired with dresses. i think it makes the whole look more interesting.
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  13. Great post! I love this look so much.


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  14. Simply cute:). the dress is adorable on you. Thx for dropping by:).. If you have a second later on, my new post is up:).. ox

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  15. Love your trendy checked dress, styled with great class. Thanks for stopping by hun :)

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  16. Your dress is beautiful. The slightly oversized look of your blazer looks great with it.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  17. I love how you styled this outfit!! I hope you find your dream job! Great dress:)
    xoxo
    Kendra

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  18. nice outfit! I really love your bag and your dress!

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  19. Best of luck to you on job hunting! this is a nice business - casual outfit! thanks for visiting my blog! following you on g+ and bloglovin!
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  20. It´s a very good idea the ribbon around the waist to show the shape. Lovely outfit.
    Kisses and good luck
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  21. I think you're rocking this look. :) Great idea to belt the dress!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  22. Great look! I love the blazer.
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  23. Beautiful!!i love it! you're so stylish!
    thanks for sharing.
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  24. I am an avid belter of shift dresses too.

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  25. This is great for both work and everyday, I love it! I should probably start buying clothes for work as well, since I'm also on the job market.

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  26. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day:). ox

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  27. i usually hate professional wear since it's so boring but you made your professional outfit ADORABLE! i love the shift dress and the looser blazer, and i love the idea of making a ribbon into a belt to give the dress more of a shape. good luck with that job hunt :)

    xo marlen
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  28. this dress is lovely and so professional! i could totally imagine you wearing it to work. hope your new clothes give you some luck and you get lots of interviews soon!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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  29. You look really lovely with that dress, it is really beautiful. I am also looking for a job and I have to go work clothes shopping.
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  30. you look super cute in that dress and your blazer makes you look so professional!
    I wish you the best on your hunt for a job! I can't wait until the day I can wear clothes like this for real hehe!
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  31. You sure made it looked so good on you. Office wear has became a choice now since I entered the fashion industry. Sometimes, like now, when I see how good you look in work wear, it makes me wanna raid my closet for work wear too =D

    P.S. Wishing you the best in job interviews ;-)

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  32. Hi Sabrina! Best of luck on the job hunt girl! Any employer would be so lucky to have you! Love the shift dress with the structured blazer!

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