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


  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


  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

    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

Stella Adewunmi