Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Shopping: for the office

I'm not going to lie.  The truth of the matter is, I don't love shopping for office attire.  It feels a little like work, if you know what I mean.  My closet is in desperate need of sprucing up so I've decided that I'm going to stick to purchasing only items that I can mix and match and easily accessorize as well as dress down or up so that it feels less like "office shopping" and more like, "yay, let's go shopping!" Here are my picks:

1)  pleat collar blouse $80 2) peakaboo sequin cardigan $49.99 (was $118)
3) tab jacket $135 4) essential knit turtle neck dress $68
5) true straight pants $49.50 6) city classic pencil skirt $59.50
7) striped cowl neck t $19.50 8) equilateral necklace $42
9) medium leather buckle satchel $100 10) seychelle's flamingo ballet flat $89.95

See anything you like?

17 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I agree about office attire. It's usually drab. I'm totally liking that peakaboo sequin cardigan. It's too cute!! I like that necklace too!

monika@lifemadesimple said...

Great finds! I especially love the necklace.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Cardigan! Aaaah!

I also hate shopping for "work" clothes. Thankfully, I don't need to worry about it at my present job, but I've had to in the past and it was a pain.

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVE #1 would wear with jeans on the weekend too! - #3 is super cute! - #4 is so versatile! #5&6 need to be in EVERY girls closet!

Ashley J said...

I always have to shop for work appropriate clothing because I work in an business casual office that doesn't allow jeans, sleeveless shirts and skirts above the knee. I do a ton of shopping at Ann Taylor Loft because it is affordable and tons of the clothes can go from office to out on the town.

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Beach House Living said...

The knit dress is a great piece. I'm kind of boring, pencil skirts and sheath dresses seem to be mainly what I go for. I did get a cute short jacket last season though.

Leslie said...

I love the Tab Jacket. These pieces definitely make shopping for work more fun!

Mrs. Sutton said...

oooh! Love that blouse! (no. 1) and ANYTHING that is vaguely Breton is my thing, so the striped cowl neck is a total winner! x

Jen said...

Love #4! I love clothes that look good and are easy to wear!

drollgirl said...

#1! #3! #9!!! fantastic finds!!!!

and hope you are loving the new job and married life!!!!

Treadgold said...

The amber coloured cardie ensemble with the simple skirt is quite my style. Classic but with a touch of originality. Lovely.

Callie Grayson said...

that pleat collar blouse is such a pretty colour! and loving the ballet flats!
xx
callie

Stephanie said...

Those are all such amazing pieces! I actually enjoy shopping for work clothes, I like the challenge of finding pieces that are versatile enough to dress up for work or dress down for the weekend.

DiamondsandTulle said...

Great picks! I don't have dressy office attire (I can wear sandals and leggings even) but I love the blouse, cardi, jacket, striped tee, necklace, bag and flats you picked! Whew! That's just about everything! And black pants and a camel skirt are classic!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I like all your picks and could really some new flats for fall. I will be on the hunt very soon! The good thing about your choices is that most of them can be switched up for outside the office!

xo

lisaroyhandbags said...

I've worked in a few places and each time the dress code has varied, meaning I get stuck with pieces from one job and don't work at the next. Luckily I don't need to shop for work clothes anymore but now I sometimes find my wardrobe is too casual and I can't find anything current to wear that's a little more dressy!

Michelle said...

Oh, great pics, great great great

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