9 to 5 Chic

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Hello everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend.

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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

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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 😉

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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.

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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?

xoxo

Stella
Photographed by PaOsin

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43 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 14, 2012 / 5:43 am

    Chic!)http://designer2078.blogspot.com/

  2. Kaśq.
    August 14, 2012 / 8:02 am

    just awsome 🙂 !

  3. DaFashionFreak
    August 14, 2012 / 8:27 am

    I love the look! Perfect for a work day. Totally in love with your captoe heels.*hugs*-Maudleenwww.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

  4. vhutali
    August 14, 2012 / 8:34 am

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

  5. Daniella
    August 14, 2012 / 8:58 am

    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

  6. Sia
    August 14, 2012 / 10:14 am

    That shirt is everything and more x

  7. Joana Sá
    August 14, 2012 / 11:04 am

    Hi dearThanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blogLove this outfit, love the blouse, gorgeousKiss kiss.*Johttp://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

  8. Vivi N.
    August 14, 2012 / 11:53 am

    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.

  9. Anonymous
    August 14, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    Jadore Jadore… lovely

  10. Carmen
    August 14, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Lovely blouse :)xxwww.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

  11. Frannie Pantz
    August 14, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    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!

  12. Afaf et Marwa.
    August 14, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    This is great !We love it !!Come and check our video tutorial for Gemey Maybelline contest. Dont forget to leave your impressions ;)Afaf & Marwa

  13. world on high heels
    August 14, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    You look so gorgeous! <3xx

  14. Kristina
    August 14, 2012 / 6:48 pm

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

  15. Bravoe Runway
    August 14, 2012 / 7:38 pm

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

  16. Adeola Naomi
    August 14, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Elegant!

  17. Jenn
    August 14, 2012 / 8:30 pm

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

  18. Mrs C
    August 14, 2012 / 9:13 pm

    Can't answer your question since I am not a 9 to 5 person, just a mom 😀 but what I know is that you look 9 to 5 chic and that cap toe heels is cool! Thanks for dropping by mine!KISSES FROM :A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEARTMRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

  19. jo
    August 14, 2012 / 11:37 pm

    Love this outfit! I'll definitely wear colors to my daytime outfits. Colors are so fun!xo Johttp://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

  20. Thrifted Shift
    August 15, 2012 / 12:30 am

    I really like your bag! So gorgeous!

  21. jewel
    August 15, 2012 / 1:17 am

    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.Xo-Jewelmspchic.blogspot.com

  22. MELISSA WARD
    August 15, 2012 / 2:41 am

    Great pics

  23. Mary
    August 15, 2012 / 3:29 am

    That is classy and love the shoe choice.

  24. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 3:40 am

    Look at those nails, great color!!!

  25. estellelamode.com
    August 15, 2012 / 3:47 am

    Love the neutral tones paired with floral! Lovely outfit.Xxwww.estellelamode.com

  26. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 10:47 am

    Cute floral and beige pants look. Fab!

  27. Red Sonja
    August 15, 2012 / 11:42 am

    Holy wow! I just love this outfit!XX red–sonja.blogspot.com

  28. Merveilleux Cadeau
    August 15, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    love the blouse :)http://merveilleuxcadeau.blogspot.com/

  29. Fashionably Broke
    August 15, 2012 / 5:55 pm

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

  30. Keisha
    August 15, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    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___0But 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.

  31. ashi
    August 15, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    the mixture of the top and pants are lovely

  32. 6roove
    August 15, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    adorable shirt, these prints are lovely 😉

  33. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 10:43 pm

    love your blouse!

  34. La Femme Tres Chic
    August 16, 2012 / 1:55 am

    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 🙂

  35. Economy of Style
    August 17, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    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.

  36. Red Sonja
    August 20, 2012 / 8:41 am

    This outfit is featured in my weekly blog post about my 5 favorite bloggers outfits of last week!Click here to see the post!XX

  37. J'Adore Fashion
    August 21, 2012 / 1:14 am

    THanks everyone for the sweet comment!@Red Sonja: Thanks dear for the feature :)xoxoStella

  38. Jealeyni
    August 27, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    This outfit is perfect for the office. Love! Jealeyniwww.daintyjea.com