Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Workday Dress

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Workday Dress


 

Maggy London Dress c/o // DVF Belt (from dress) // Zara Heels via eBay. // GiGi New York Clutch c/o // Coach Aviators (save) // Outrage Necklace c/o // The Watch Company Citizen Watch c/o // Mintgem Bracelet c/o //
 
You recently saw me wearing this dress to work on Instagram last week.  I didn't wear these heels with it to work, but I just got these new Zara heels in, so I just had to wear them today!  I have talked about it some before, but I work in a corporate office and have to dress up.  I am not really a dress pants kind of girl, so I wear dresses or skirts everyday, except on Casual Friday!  To me, dresses and skirts are so much easier to wear, and they're more comfortable too.  Not to mention, they make you look  polished and professional at work without too much effort.  I have always tried to "dress for the job I want to have."  On here, I show you a lot of outfits that I wear after work or on the weekends, so I thought it would be nice to throw in a few looks that I actually wear to work like this one here.  Most of the other outfits I wear on here, I will wear to work but just wear the skirt lower instead of high-waisted, or I will swap out the blouse for a different color (I don't want to blind them too much at work with my neon!)  I try to include a good variety of different types of outfits for different types of events.  Are there any more types of outfits you would like to see?  More work outfits?  More casual outfits?  How do you dress for work? 

Linking up with Sharon and Tara.
Photography by Lindsey Rowland.
 

39 comments:

TheTinyHeart said...

The Zara heels are gorgeous! My office is very casual so my work and weekend wardrobe is very similar. If I ever change jobs, I'll need a ton of new clothes, ha. Thanks for linking up :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
JCrew Giveaway!

Alyssa said...

I don't work in an office right now, but when I did, I hated wearing pants too! It always made me feel so stuffy and old! I love the colors on this dress though...so pretty!

Runway Chef

Jessie Marlowe said...

I feel the same way about dresses and skirts! I used to wear pants all the time and now I think that is so boring. I try to dress as nice as possible most of the time, no matter what the job. I have a casual workplace and sometimes when I dress up, others want to know what I have going on that day! Anyway, love the colors in this dress!

XOXO jess

www.fashionlifeofmarlowe.blogspot.com

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

beautiful dress and love love the heels :)

XO meghan

Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style said...

ooh beautiful dress!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I love this dress, you look beautiful :)
Ginny

Ladies in Navy said...

darling dress!
kw ladies in navy

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Fantastic dress!

Jacquelyn Wheeler said...

Love the dress! I try to dress for the job I want, not the job I have, even though i don't know what job I want! I also just like to play dress up :-) I'd love to see how you do actually wear the outfits to work. Maybe one photo of that with the photos of how you style it outside of work?

Night Chayde said...

Gorgeous as usual!!


Nightchayde

Amy MariposaMedley said...

I love those heels!

Amy
Mariposa Medley Jewelry
www.mariposamedley.etsy.com

smk053078 said...

That dress is fabulous....totally something that I would love to have in my closet!! And those heels....oh my word, those heels!! You MUST be the best dressed girl in your office, FOR SURE!!!

Nikki said...

Love this! That dress is great and I love the shoes!! I am such a dress and skirt girl too. It is so much easier (and more comfortable)!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

rebeccajh said...

Gorgeous dress! Love how you styles it!
xx,
Becky
cellajane.com

Chelsea said...

This dress looks gorgeous on you girl!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Lindsey B said...

I totally agree with you about dresses and skirts. I just get so cold in my office when I wear them!! Such a cute clutch!!

Kate said...

Love seeing work outfits!

Annick said...

Lovely dress! It really stands out against your simple accessories! Loving the shoes as well!

Bold Subtlety

Lauren @ Style of Ones Own said...

Loving those heels! The dress as well, but especially the heels! :) It's funny; I work in an office too but I am the opposite. I have worn a dress to work once in my almost three years here. I don't really know why I don't wear more dresses! To me, pants are more comfortable, keep me warmer in the freezing AC, and I don't have to worry about showing too much walking clients up and down the stairs. I have come to love colored Paige Denim skinnies because they fit so well and don't look like jeans. ;)

Lauren
Style of One's Own

TaraMixandMatch said...

I am so loving the colors of this dress on you, so cute!

Tiffany said...

I love Maggie London dresses - they are always so comfortable and polished all by themselves! I could definitely see this with a black or colored blazer and flats for the office! Love the colors!

Tiffany
www.StyleSidebar.com

Kristina said...

Whenever I have to dress up for work I tend to gravitate towards dresses or skirts too, it feels much more "me"

Kristina does the Internets

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

absolutely love everything about this outfit...the shape and print of the dress, those heels and that clutch!! gorgeous!

Ashton - From Landing On Love said...

You look amazing! That dress fits you like a glove! Hope you have a great day!

P. said...

I love your GiGi NY envelope! It goes with everything, right? Very cute outfit. :)

I'm visiting from The Tiny Heart link up.

xo,
Ana Paula
{Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

Carly said...

That dress is awesome, glad you wore it again!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I love a dress because it is one article of clothing & you are totally dressed! This is one gorgeous little number pretty lady!

xx
Here&Now

Lindsey Let the Light Shine Blog said...

I LOVE this dress! And the shoes!! Gorgeous!

Jacqueline Rendine said...

Cute dress! Love those heels too!
xo,
Jacqueline


stylininstlouis.com

99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall said...

Imagine your outfit, plus a blazer and pumps instead of sandals... and that's my usual work attire! At least it makes you strive to think outside of the pant-suit-box and mix and match different pieces! I am seriously loving your dress & those heels though!

Kamola
99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

Abby said...

Gorgeous dress, Laura! Shoes are equally fab too!

Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

FitTravelerAJ said...

This dress is beautiful! And those Zara heels are amazing! Love this look. I like how you mix work and weekend outfits on your blog, so keep it up! Its also fun to do a work/weekend mix...like that shirt from last night. Do a dual post on how to transition 1 top from work to fun! :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

JMc said...

I really really love that dress!

Rachel Lynne said...

Adorable dress! I love it!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This dress is absolutely gorgeous!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

DLStinedurf said...

Such a cool color combo on the dress! Love it!
Debbie :)
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Keyona said...

Love that dress girl!

Jen P said...

This is a great dress! I love adding a good dose of color to my work attire. If you're interested, I'd love if you'd link up with my new weekly Ready For Work Link Up! Thanks for sharing.

http://www.thirtiestwocents.com/2013/08/a-little-lace-getting-messy-ready-for.html

Penniless Socialite said...

I don't wear dress pants either...haha. Love this dress! Thanks for linking up for Look What I Got. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
Tara
Penniless Socialite
Necklace Giveaway!