Thursday, December 1, 2011

Work with Me





Photos: Katie Derus | Jacket: H&M | Dress: ZARA| Shoes: Nine West (similar here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: F21 | Necklace: Ann Taylor | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Saks, Arden B, Nordstrom | Watch: Vintage Dior

In these photos, I'm wearing another petite-friendly Zara find: a dark green pique dress. Although it's conservatively cut and in a work-appropriate hue, the forest green adds more interest than would the traditional black or gray. The dress appears to run a little small, so a regular XS fit me snugly. If you're planning to order it and are between sizes, I'd suggest going up a size.

In addition to adding a little color, I also decided to eschew traditional black pumps for these platform pumps with a lace overlay. Because of the hidden platform, I can get a little extra height without the strain on my feet, and keeping the color palette neutral ensures my kicks aren't too wild for the office. If I needed to make this outfit more business-formal-appropriate, I would wear some subtly-patterened black stockings and pumps and limit myself to a couple inobtrusive, tasteful pieces of jewelry.

What do you think, readers? Have you worn or would you wear something like this to your office?

11 comments:

  1. Loves it Tam! I adore that white/gold bubble necklace, and it looks great with the rest of the ensemble. I agree with you on the Zara sizing comment. I too had to go up a full size on my recent Zara purchases. Damn those skinny Europeans!

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  2. it´s so cool this blog!

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  3. You look so chic and office appropriate - I'd totally wear the green dress to mine :) Love how you accessorized with the necklace!

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  4. I'd work with you, teehee! Love the outfit! Putting together unique, work appropriate attire is my fav! I'll be following, chickadee!

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  5. Very work appropriate. Tints of Breakfast at Tiffany's too!

    Fashion Dawgs

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  6. Gorgeous! We love the shoes so much.. Nice outfit!

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  7. I don't say this a lot, but I think you have impeccable style! I'm seriously so inspired by you... your blog is quickly becoming my favourite. Love this outfit. It's classy and so chic.


    Rachel

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  8. Beautiful dress and necklace!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

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  9. U really managed great with this Audrey Hepburn style. A BIG LIKE! In Zara u always find a beautiful dress. Also likeyour necklase:)
    Thanx for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment. Hope to hear from u again. Really like your blog and your style. Following u now, hope u follow back:)
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