As many of you know I started a new job at the beginning of the month. I’m about three weeks in and I am still SO happy with my decision to head in a different direction with my career. I love working in the bridal industry and look forward to continuing expanding my knowledge of bridal fashion in months to come.
One of many things I love about my job is the super feminine dress code. While I’m not technically required to dress like a girly-girl the overall aesthetic is filled with chandeliers, soft pink rugs, fluffy throw pillows, tulle, and the constant sound of soft indie love songs playing in the background. If I showed up in leather and studs I’d feel a bit out of place. Luckily, my personal style is pretty feminine (I own four tutus as part of my everyday ensemble and its great to have a job I can actually wear them). While I can totally get away with wearing black J.Crew minnies and a chunky sweater every day, I’ve been set on utilizing my wardrobe. I want to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase my personal style at work. I certainly couldn’t wear pink, sparkles and tulle at the tech company I worked for.
I haven’t posted as many fashion posts as I would like to this month, and I wanted to explain myself a little. I love sharing my personal style, in the past I’ve dedicated a lot of time to shooting fashion posts. I scout locations all of Seattle, coerce Jordan into working as my photographer, and dedicate a few hours to the entire process (getting ready, shooting the look, choosing and editing photos). Since I’ve modeled as a hobby in the past I can become a little obsessive with photo shoots. I mean, I’m not like Naomi Campbell crazy, but I don’t like taking pictures standing next to a brick wall, I prefer new settings. I like to play model for the day. Adjusting to my new work schedule (not a traditional 9:00-5:00) this photo shoot process has not been feasible. I’ve been struggling to find a time to shoot with Jordan because our schedules are just so opposite (and in the winter it gets dark SO early). Though I’m not a huge fan of mirror pictures, I thought I could at least find a way to incorporate my weekly outfit choices into my blog until I find a way to fit more conventional fashion posts once again.
Rant about adjusting to my new schedule aside, I do sort of like capturing my daily style and documenting it. It’s fun to capture the outfits I wear on a regular work day as opposed to the slightly more stylized outfits featured in regular fashion posts. From my favorite Stuart Weitzman boots, a simple go-to wrap dress and a great pair of navy and emerald trousers, I like to mix relaxed pieces with slightly dressier items. I’m on my feet most of the day so though I love heels, I don’t really see them as an option. Boots however are a staple! My brown Tory Burch riding boots (similar) are a close second to my SW over the knees for most worn footwear.
Some days I opt for a bit more casual (generally when it is colder or rainier out). Jordan gave me the cutest light Tiffany’s blue (not quite sure how to describe the color) Chloe bag for Christmas and I’ve loved adding it as a pop against cooler tones for winter. My motto is to splurge on shoes and handbags and save on dresses, tops and trendier items where I can. Of course when I win the powerball I’ll be adding a few splurge dresses to the mix.
I’ve been avoiding shopping to recuperate from the holiday season and establish myself into my new job a bit. It’s been good to shop my own wardrobe and incorporate all of my beautiful Christmas and birthday gifts into my workwear but I am definitely itching to add a few new work appropriate pieces to my winter rotation. I love working with mainly girls, my co-workers dress so cute so I am always inspired to be fashionable.
I’d love to hear about your favorite work wear. Do you work in an office setting? Are you always on the go? Do you work from home but still love to dress up? Tell me all about your favorite pieces and what you’re wearing on repeat this season.