Monday, March 23, 2015

Lots of Dots

 











Photo Credit: Miranda Plaugher
 
Coat: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Dress: LC Lauren Conrad
Shoes:
Purse: Juicy Couture
Necklace: Etsy
Bracelets: Target
Ring: LC Lauren Conrad
 
Happy Monday everyone! Since it's the start of the work week, I thought I would put up an outfit I would wear to work....something professional, yet fun.
 
Many years ago, I used to work as a bank teller. All of my co-workers would wear slacks and button ups, so I thought I had to also. I would wear the most awful, ill-fitting slacks and shirts because I couldn't justify spending money on work wear that I didn't like. I just thought that was the way it was. I never knew that you could show your personality through your clothing and still be fashionable at work. I thought that there was some specific dress code I had to follow and I think that many young women feel the same starting out in the work world. What an epiphany I had many years later! I learned that, yes, you can still look stylish and be work appropriate. I also learned that fit does matter. No longer will I force myself to wear unflattering garments because I feel that it's something I have to do.
 
Now I am very quiet, shy person until I get to know people. However, that is not the case with my wardrobe. My style personality is very much noticed, which is so funny because being the center of attention is very awkward for me sometimes. It has taken me such a long time to be confident in my body and who I am as a person, but I have always been confident in what I wear. My clothing says so much without me having to speak at all. It's my form of communication to others. With all the creatively I have flowing through my veins, I cannot just dress like "everyone else." I like to experiment, stand out and be different. That's what makes each person unique and interesting. In the past, I have had jobs with strict dress codes or jobs that require uniforms and I feel very fortunate at this point in my life to be able to dress how I want for work and let my creatively flow instead of keeping it bottled up.
 
Speaking of such...this outfit is demure, yet so interesting. I just love this style dress, especially with the lace detailing. The fit is so very flattering and the length is ideal. I topped it with a black polka dot coat to add some pizzaz and a mustard yellow shoe with a bow on the side. All accessories were kept simple to give a neat, clean look.
 




23 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous dress, love dots a lot :)) I am the same, very quiet and shy until I get to know people. I do have moments of the opposite, but it's rare. You look wonderful...hope you have a great start to the week doll xx

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    1. Thank you Kizzy <3 I'm glad I am not the only one! Hope you are having a great week too!

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  2. Oh, wow, I just feel the same like you...like I'm a shy person and all, but what I wear is quite noticeable which is quite ironic. Hehe. Anyway, love your outfit, specially the shoes! ♥♥

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    1. Thank Marian! It's so funny, isn't it? Ironic, indeed! lol

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  3. I love your coat! Super cute and great for chilling spring days!

    www.awhitewalllife.com

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Oh yes, it's light and perfect for chilly mornings

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  4. That coat! You look great! You always have such great pictures!

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  5. What a lovely dress and pump shoes! You look gorgeous!

    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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  6. Such a gorgeous coat! You look beautiful!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. What a gorgeous look! I love the dress and the coat. Those shoes are adorable as well.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  8. Interesting post. I think some people are too stressed at their job to care how they dress and some just don't care. Which is a shame because, like you said, clothes are a way to express oneself.
    Love the coat. It's adorable! xo
    http://www.alinasays.com/

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    1. Thank Alina! I definitely agree. Sometimes life just gets crazy and taking care of yourself is put on the back burner :-(

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  9. Love this dress and it looks so cute with the jacket!

    xoxo
    Lisa @ Fun Money Finds

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  10. love the white and navy color combo and those heels are just adorable!


    Happy Medley Blog

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  11. Love everything about this! I totally get you on the work clothes front--I try to buy shirts and pants in bright colors to mix in my style a little, but lately I've just been switching to dresses. Nearly all of my dresses can be justified as work-appropriate, and none are boring :)

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