Monday, August 13, 2012

9 to 5 Chic


Hello everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend.


The clock struck 12 and I am back to reality like Cinderella. If only life was a vacation huh! Well, enough of my whinning because I had an amazing time in Costa Rica. Just like one of my readers mentioned, it is more of an outdoor vacation, which wasn't bad at all. A trip to the rainforest, volcano and city tours was enough taste of the tropical paradise. Well, paradise subject to diverse interpretations...lol


No, this isn't my "paradise" outfit, but more of an outfit for my reality. Yes, reality in terms of my 9-to-5 job. After a long day at work, I had to put myself together in an attempt to look less exhaused and more photo ready...hence these beautiful pictures ;)


It is easy to assume that 9-to-5 outfits include black, white, brown, grey...more depressing listing those colors. A reader once asked "what type of job do you do because I don't think I can wear colors at work" (referring to the outfit here). I work with the Federal gov. and I believe that at most work places, the subtle use of colors should be okay except if you are required to wear uniforms. With this outfit, I added a floral blouse, not vibrant, but enough to add touch of color to the neutral tones.

Outfit: JCrew pants (here)
Zara blouse (sold out, similar here)
Zara bag (here or similar here)
Ray ban glasses (here)
Classiques Entier (here)

Do you add color to your 9-to-5 outfit?

Photographed by PaOsin
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milana2078 said...



Kaśq. said...

just awsome :) !

DaFashionFreak said...

I love the look! Perfect for a work day. Totally in love with your captoe heels.


vhutali said...

oh oh this is beautiful. love it. i'm stealing this look, thanx for the inspiration.
love your blog. i"m your new follower.


Daniella said...

So chic sweetie! Love your floral blouse and Iove how you teamed it with those classic trousers and shoes. The tanned bag compliments beautifully :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Sia said...

That shirt is everything and more x

Joana Sá said...

Hi dear
Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
Love this outfit, love the blouse, gorgeous

Kiss kiss.*Jo

Megha Varshini said...

love the outfit..


Vivi N. said...

I heart your outfit. The floral blouse is too cute.
Honestly, there are days when I just look bland and it's 'all black everything' or something. And funny enough, it's usually on Mondays. lolol. But from Tues-Fri, I get into the work spirit and always inject a bit of personality into my outfits. Yeah, I may be sitting down half of the day but I look good doing so. lolol.

Anonymous said...

Jadore Jadore... lovely

Carmen said...

Lovely blouse :)

Frannie Pantz said...

Coming back to work after vaca is SO HARD! I'm already not looking forward to coming back after my Honeymoon! LOL I love this pretty floral blouse. So soft and feminine!

Amy said...

I wish I could win the lottery so everday was a vaca! But for being back, I am loving this floral mixed with the cap toe!


Afaf et Marwa. said...

This is great !
We love it !!

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world on high heels said...

You look so gorgeous! <3


Kristina said...

You look so chic. Also, I'm in love with your talons. Very sexy.

Bravoe Runway said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing! I infuse colour into my 9to5 wardrobe...you can only do so much with neutrals 9to5, Mon-Fri!

Adeola Naomi said...


Jenn said...

Bombarded with so many cap toe heels in my bloglovin' feed but they're all so classy looking. Haha. I love it~

chīsana blogger

Mrs C said...

Can't answer your question since I am not a 9 to 5 person, just a mom :D but what I know is that you look 9 to 5 chic and that cap toe heels is cool! Thanks for dropping by mine!

MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!

jo said...

Love this outfit! I'll definitely wear colors to my daytime outfits. Colors are so fun!

xo Jo


Thrifted Shift said...

I really like your bag! So gorgeous!

jewel said...

When I dress up at work, people ask me, "are you going somewhere after work?" I spend most of my week and days at work so I dress work appropriately while wearing pieces I love into my work attire.. You look cute here. Love the cap-toe heel.


Great pics

Mary said...

That is classy and love the shoe choice.

CMA said...

Look at those nails, great color!!!

estellelamode.com said...

Love the neutral tones paired with floral! Lovely outfit.


sepatuholic said...

oh my gosh ..... you are fabulous!!!! love the whole ensemble here....

Inez said...

Cute floral and beige pants look. Fab!

Borjana said...

Always looking amazing,you inspiring woman;)

Red Sonja said...

Holy wow! I just love this outfit!

XX red--sonja.blogspot.com

Lori said...

love this outfit - great nails!!


Merveilleux Cadeau said...

love the blouse :)


Fashionably Broke said...

Love this outfit! I would def wear it outside of work too! Beautiful pics!!


Keisha said...

Unfortunately I do not dress up for work :( I just don't have the enthusiasm to dress up because my job really drives me insane 0___0

But when I move on to something else I plan on putting more effort. So for now I just dress up and live for the weekends and after work happy hours.

ashi said...

the mixture of the top and pants are lovely

6roove said...

adorable shirt, these prints are lovely ;)

Sammy K said...

love your blouse!

La Femme Tres Chic said...

Hi Stella,

Hope you and your husband had a wonderful time at Costa Rica, one of the place on my list I plan on visiting soon. Hope you share some of the pics with us soon :)

Economy of Style said...

So sophisticated! I absolutely agree that subtly infusing color into work wear, even at conservative places, is a wonderful way to express your style personality.

Red Sonja said...

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Click here to see the post!


J'Adore Fashion said...

THanks everyone for the sweet comment!

@Red Sonja: Thanks dear for the feature :)


Jealeyni said...

This outfit is perfect for the office. Love!


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