Monday, 24 August 2015

what to wear to work

Way back in July I graduated (finally) from University! Now that summer is over and I see a lot of my friends going back for their last years, and see my Uni's updating their facebook groups it's bittersweet. I would love to do it all again, but now I have the total freedom of taking on my next goals. So while some of my friends get to return to classes and socials, I've only gone and landed myself a job! Cheer with me please, because I'm so excited. Throughout my degree, and this last year especially I put in a lot of hardwork and set myself up for after graduation reasonably well (a blessing of working in a Careers department) and my new job is something I know I really want to do.
This opens up a new type of dressing, work wear... Did you ever watch music videos like this one and imagine what glamorous work look you'd go for? I did for sure.
There's something refreshing about a well put together outfit, with a clean crisp silhouette and an edge of preppy that I love. By this time in a couple of months I'm sure I'll be over the idea of dressing formally and will be crying out for yoga pants and my playsuits, but until then...
Here is my ideal outfit! 
The shoes and necklace are in similar shades of light blue. Powdery softness for the sleek little heels, and a brighter necklace to keep the outfit fun. I really adore these shoes, the heel isn't too high and the pointed toe paired with the T-bar strap is more dressy and work appropriate. Having a soft pastel for the shoes works amazingly with the blush of this gorgeous Topshop pencil skirt. It's simple with an interesting pop of detail at the waist line. Having a soft flowy shirt keeps this comfortable enough to be in all day, with polka dots giving some more detail adding another level of personality to this outfit.
Lastly I can't live without an MK tote to carry around everything I'd need. Then the Lilly Pulitzer agenda... I'm a huge Lilly Pulitzer fan, here in the UK we don't have any stores and it breaks my heart because shipping and customs is just so expensive. I love my Lilly agenda and use it to organise my entire life, I highly recommend using a planner to help you get organised. My Lilly has my monogram on it also because like they say, if it's not moving...monogram it!

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23 comments:

  1. Love it! Wish I got to wear pretty things to work but I have a uniform. I guess it makes me spend less on clothed though! ;p x

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  2. Congratulations on graduating! And getting a Job! good luck for the future and all that jazz.

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  3. I love that polka dot blouse it is gorgeous and goes really well with the outfit you have chosen x

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  4. This is a beautiful outfit. The skirt and the shoes are my favourite!

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  5. I love the entire look! It'll certainly make waking up and getting ready for work so much more exciting with a nice outfit ;) x

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  6. This outfit is beautiful! So classy and chic.

    www.katiemeehan.co.uk

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  7. I love big tote bags too. I have a dkny one and love how it fits anything I want in it!

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  8. Large tote bags are my favourite kind of bag! You can never have to many items to take with you to work!

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  9. Wow, the whole look is perfect! I hate picking work uniform.. must up my game ;)

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  10. The Lilly Pulitizer planner looks fab, shame we dont have the stores here in the UK x

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  11. What a gorgeous outfit I adore the shirt and the skirt is so pretty. x

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  12. Love your work outfits - so stylish and yet office appropriate. Fantastic!

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  13. I'm just so happy I'm smart casual. I get to wear my leggings almost everyday and casual fridays x

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  14. well done for your uni graduation! I love these powdery inspirations! So much meee!! I am also so much MK girl <3

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  15. I have this MK bag, this is a great work outfit. I love the shoes

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  16. You are going to be the best-dressed person in the office. Too often I have seen people start off dressing smartly and then falling by the wayside after a while. Believe me, bosses notice those people who keep up their standards.

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  17. Congrats about the job! You will be the best dressed person there! Lovely choices! I love that skirt x

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  18. lovely! I wish I could wear smart stuff but I wear mum-uniform of jeans and t-shirt! Can't wear pretty things or it ends up with chocolate pudding!

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  19. Great post! I'm quite lucky, I work at a very casual office but I like dressing smartly every now and then :)

    Catstello | www.cattitudeandco.uk

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  20. I love the pieces you have chosen, especially the necklace and the spotty blouse

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  21. Congratulations on graduating. Amazing picks, I love the skirt it is gorgeous, not normally a colour I would wear (though I do usually live in jeans) but I really like the look of it!

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  22. Congratulations on graduating! I absolutely love the blue shoes, never would have guessed they were from New Look! I could always do with a new pair of shoes ;)

    - A

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  23. Congrats on graduating! I love the outfit, particularly the blouse! I also love your choice of Agendas too! :D

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