Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Kinda corporate

Custom drop waist zipper dress c/o Lurap / Black boyfriend blazer from H&M / Heeled boots from Le Chateau

It's been unseasonably warm this winter and I've started a new job - all the more reason to smile in this post, which is a rarity. But before you get excited, I'm smiling because these photos were taken on the weekend when I don't have to deal with the mundane banalities of corporate culture. 

I used to work in a super relaxed environment. I used to go to work in sweatpants. I used to wear whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Gonna be honest, I spent a good week sulking over my wardrobe because the majority of what I own is now deemed inappropriate for work. Like this brand new dress from Lurap. I love the zipper details, but I should have gone with the custom option to make this dress longer because it's definitely too short for work. So unfortunately, it will be banished to weekend wear only. 

Worst of all is the realization that the corporate world is exactly like you see on TV, and exactly like high school. But instead of Abercrombie, people walk around in Armani. I bought a pair of oxfords to bring some androgynous menswear (and comfort) to my days, but the lack of click-clacking coming from my high heel-less feet was actually kind of unnerving. When you're supposed to dress for the job you want in a highly corporate world, where does that leave room for individuality? 

Oh, and wearing bold necklaces doesn't count because everyone does that. When everyone does it, suddenly no one is special. 

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14 comments:

  1. You look so pretty and chic in this outfit. Love that plaid scarf! Your boots are cute, too.

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  2. Loving this professional, yet chic look.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  3. haha i work in corp too and I HATE having to wear certain clothes :p but sometimes I get away with more casual get ups :) good luck! loving the boots!!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. Loving this look and that scarf is perfect for the holiday season! I hope you're having a wonderful day so far and thanks so much for sharing, beauty :)

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  5. You are just the CUTEST! Love this look on you, gorgeous!

    xx Julianna
    www.blushandcamo.com

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  6. It's too bad that your dress code had to change but you look great! And I love that plaid scarf too.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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  7. I love the dress! So unique and pretty!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  8. You have such a pretty smile! The one thing that I dread about corporate work is the attire that goes with it. It makes me kinda sad to think that people judge your talent by appearance and not by your actual work!

    becky ♡ star violet

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  9. I love your dress. Sorry you can't wear it to work anymore. Good luck with the new job.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

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  10. Oh man- that would be a definite shock to system, going from sweatpants at the office to everyone in Armani. I'm sure you'll continue to nail the transition, lady. This look is super chic!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. Such a great choice .. casual chic! Love the hat!

    Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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  12. Such a cute look! Love the plaid!

    xo Annie
    www.laircake.com

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