3.19.2012

To The Office



{Wearing: Zara Coat, TNA T-Shirt, Gap Pants, Zara Pumps, Ruche Necklace, Matt & Nat Bag}

Most of the time at work I am not dressed office appropriate. That is because I don't work an office, I work in a restaurant so I am dressed restaurant appropriate. That means I am slip proof, burn proof, and comfortable all while trying to look professional. The few times a year (meetings at the head office or when I teach a management class) I do have to put together some clothing appropriate for the office I am reminded how nothing I own seems right for the job. 

I didn't wear this outfit to the office but It's far closer to office ready than 90% of my wardrobe and considering I start teaching a class tomorrow I really need to start brain storming some outfits. In the past I would just go shopping for professional clothing for those three days of teaching but I refuse to this time. I will find something office appropriate in my closet if it means I have to sew it myself! (for the record, the only thing I can sew on anything is a button... a maxi dress with a button is office appropriate right?)

29 comments:

  1. I love this Melissa! So chic yet professional. I adore your Matt & Nat bag, too.

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  2. Adooorable and such a put-together look!!

    xo, Audrey
    audswan.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this blazer and those pants fit you like a dream...you look amazing!!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  4. This outfit is so office-chic! I love it!

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  5. You look so classic and chic. Very nice professional look. Perfectly office appropriate, while still being stylish and pretty.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  6. You look perfectly office-appropriate to me! I'm sure you'll have no trouble pulling together outfits from the lovely pieces you already own.

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  7. Adore that jacket! You look so chic Melissa! www.casualglamorous.com

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  8. I love your Matt & Nat bag! What style is it?

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  9. I love that this could totally be professional enough for a work setting but it looks amazing just as a chic, everyday look too. You look beautiful as always pal! So good seeing you Saturday, thanks for being my seat!! It was just lovely.

    Alex xoxo

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  10. Gorgeous as always! Glad Im not teaching with you this time as I would have to go shopping as to not be outdone by your fabulous oufits :)

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  11. Melissa, I LOVE this outfit!! The proportions are all so right, you look so classic Chanel! Let's get together this week for outfit photos!!! xo

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  12. i adore this! mat & nat is one of my favorite brands!
    xx

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  13. So cute and professional! I love the fit of your trousers :)

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  14. This totally works as an office appropriate look, Melissa. I have no doubt you can pull something together out of your closet! When in doubt, blazers galore!

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. Your jacket is wonderful ♥
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    xoxo from Paris

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  16. the jacket is perfectly professional! good luck with your teaching outfits!

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  17. The jacket is incredible on you!

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  18. Well this look is definitely office appropriate! Especially like that jacket, so pretty. I am sure you'll be able to think of some nice outfits, you have plenty of dresses and blazers after all - right? ;-)

    Curious to hear about what kind of class you'll be teaching at. Good luck!

    xo Leonie

    Hey Blondie

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  19. Hi Melissa,
    Is the jacket newish? I love it!!

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  20. You look even more important than you already are in this outfit;-) Very pretty!

    Jen
    http://www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

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  21. You do look quite proffesional Melissa but still so trendy and put together. Loving this jacket on you and those cap toe shoes!!! I'm jealous everytime I see them!

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  22. HOLA LINDA!!!LUCES GENIAL!
    TE SIGO
    BESOS DESDE URUGUAY
    http://vestidaparaelexito.blogspot.com/

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  23. i'm loving your smile in the 1st photo!! you look lovely!

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  24. Love the outfit! The jacket is so cute!

    http://dazzlindeals.com/

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  25. You are so adorable! I found your blog through the fashion bloggers map. Following your blog

    http://fashion-playground.blogspot.ca

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  26. You are gorge! I love your hair, outfit, smile everything! haha

    Melanie

    Iambornlippy.blgspot.com

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  27. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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