Thursday, March 31, 2011

Addicted (See Jane Wear)

Club Monaco blouse (worn here), thrifted cardigan, Theory pants (very old), Chanel flats, no-name necklace, sister's Raen sunglasses
I'm currently not traveling for work right now (I miss you, though, San Francisco!) so I'm able to take pictures during the week; thus, another work outfit is on display for you.  What's even better is that it stays light so much later so I'm able to take the photos after I get home.  Although I'll most likely be traveling again soon, a break from the airport and hotels is a welcome break, indeed.

Ever since I first experimented with the B Jones 'Carrie bun,' I became addicted (case in point here and here).  Sure, I like to wear my hair up in various ways, but this discovery was some sort of awakening for me.  I wear my hair up a few times during the work week so I don't have to wash it so often (keeps color in tact and I just feel like it's better to wash it less) and this is easily my new favorite 'do.


Would you like to see more of my work-friendly outfits or are they putting you to sleep?  Disclaimer:  you have no idea how much I wish I didn't have to adhere to a business-casual dress code.

55 comments

TIMELESS IS MORE said...

really like this outfit!

you look very good!

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Amber's Notebook said...

if only I had more hair for a fun carrie bun! Uggh thin/fine hair gets me again.

on any case you look amazingly chic!I adore the blouse/ cardigan and bun, Tres chic!

I'm Sad our paths never crossed when you were in SF, however I have a feeling they cross at somepoint in the future!
Amber's Notebook

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely look! I'm digging those colors and the fabulous shades. I always wished I had a sister to share closets with!

have your cake & eat it too

Lauren said...

I couldn't agree more about the hair up and the messy-perfect bun! I love your work outfit, that blouse is so cute.

Laurenlovestoshare

Kim said...

I love that blouse with the necklace!

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Collette Osuna said...

Cute polka shirt..I hear you on the bun....I feel the same way, Ill now be wearing it like this for the rest of my life, hahahaha

RosaLovesDC said...

Love the B Jones 'Carrie bun". And it looks fabulous on you. I am currently growing out my hair but every so often, I want to cut it all off, but I have a goal, to get my hair long enough to try the 'Carrie bun'.

thefashionguitar said...

Love your outfit, but especially the way you wear your hair with the sunglasses!! Great

xo thefashionguitar

Julie and Lauren said...

Outfit is adorable! Wish I looked that cute going to work xoxo

Cara said...

I couldn't imagine having to wear a stuffy suit all day..blah... I would die!

Collections said...

I like this outfit! Love the club monaco blouse and those chanel flats are gorgeous. What is it that you do that you travel a lot? I'm loving that it stays lighter late into the day it allows me to take pictures outside when I come home from work as well :)

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lauren said...

I adore your outfit! I want that shirt from Club Monaco. I've realized I don't shop there enough. Thanks!
xoxo Lauren
 http://happylifeinnyc.blogspot.com/

Taylor Marie said...

I love your work outfits! I need inspiration for this summer for my internship! Love your style! :)

aaez said...

man i hear ya about the bun, it's my go to now; so easy but chic. have you seen the braided bun cup of jo recently posted? pretty cute!

knockedupfabulous said...

No, I love the work outfits...it's great inspiration! Plus you always look so amazingly pulled together!

Cassie Lee said...

The work outfits are cute and I love the bun--I'm going to try that soon! I like to hide behind my long hair though lol.

LyddieGal said...

This outfit is anything but a snooze fest - you look fabulous!

Bud and Leo said...

I LOVE that Club Monaco blouse and I enjoy reading about the wear to work outfits!

Laura J said...

You look fabu - love the blouse, pearls, cardi combo:)
I am actually really impressed with your wear to work outfits... I do not have to dress business casual anymore but when I did it was so difficult to put together something stylish, yet conservative day after day!
xo
lj
http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

Mila said...

Wow,really beautiful!

kendallcrow said...

You look fantastic! i love the shirt, it's fun and grown-up all at the same time. And aren't B Jones hair tutorials awesome? I became addicted to the 'puff it up' one she did a few months back. it's amazing how a simple change in hair-do can make you feel fancy :)

-Kendall

minnja said...

You look beautiful !!!

LOVE minnja

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love this! I would definitely like to see more work outfits :)
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Amanda said...

I'm known as the office fashionista, but new inspiration is always helpful. I really enjoy your work-inspired outfits and can't wait to try some of your ideas!

Crystalin said...

Lady your work-friendly outfits are so cute! I love that you paired this outfit with flats &#9829

Bridget said...

I really like your outfit. You do the Carrie bun really well! I work from my home office now and sometimes I have to force myself to wear something other than sweat pants. I miss the office life and being part of the office fashion scene. Do you ever travel to the Minneapolis area?

Valerie said...

I love the "Carrie bun" and have been wearing it to work lately a lot too. I also have to wear business casual clothes to work and would prefer I didn't. But I love this outfit, those pants are fab.

The Closet Shopper said...

Keep 'em comin'. Work friendly outfits are great for everyone to see how to go to work but not give up your personal style. You do it so well.

xo,
Tracy

Nikki said...

I love this outfits! it's totally my thing :-) x

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your office looks! i have to be conservative as well, and it's hard to find bloggers in the fashion world that showcase their office looks! thank you! you are fabulous!

Liz said...

I love the business outfits. Keep them coming. Seriously. I also have to stick to business casual (in San Francisco) and between the weather and the dress code,I REALLY need the inspiration.

Kayla said...

Love this work outfit. I am pretty obsessed with Club Monaco.

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christine donee said...

such a classy lady :)

Ashley said...

I love a good topknot. :)

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

Josie said...

I think that you look FABULOUS in your business-casual wardrobe, my dear! I love how you mix color and print to add a little extra interest; your shirt is too cute and the cardigan is fantastic on you. And I'm really, really loving your hair like that lately.
xo Josie
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Alicia said...

Yay for not traveling! And yes please keep the work attire coming ... I like a little 9 to 5 inspiration ;)

PursuitOfLLT said...

the bun is seriously effortless. loving it!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Definitely good to see examples of how to make workwear more fun. Love the polkadots!

xx Cristina

Josie said...

I love seeing your work-friendly outfits!! helps to see how to look cute even when you have a business-casual dress code because somethings things can get boring.

Margaret said...

I am currently in law school in Chicago. I have had a difficult time adjusting the the business dress code, and I find your business attire very aspiring.

Also, you truly should have won the Refinery Style Blogger challenge. I feel that the Midwestern aesthetic that is part practicality, 100% style hasn't quite caught on yet nationally. However, as a Chicago resident I find all of your outfits rather inspiring. Keep up the good work.

this free bird said...

the bun's been a go to of mine for years. it has saved me from many a bad hair day and hours in front of the mirror. love those polka dots!

xo,
c

Kendra said...

Please keep the work outfits coming!! They actually make me WANT a corporate job!

 PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

I personally adore this outfit! So definitely not putting us to sleep. That top is fabulous, by the way!

ChiccaStyle said...

Lovely outfit, you look so chic!!!Your header is amazing!
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Hello Cupcake LLC said...

Love your work wear! Keep em’ coming!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Loooove this outfit! Tres chic and the bun is the perfect topper ;)

LiveLoveDressup said...

I love the outfit! especially that blouse with the necklace!
and, these are so NOT putting me to sleep, they're awesome!

Desert Flower said...

Definitely want to keep seeing your work outfits. Many of us need to adhere to a dress code and need inspiration!

La Petite Olga said...

that's a great work outfit!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Anonymous said...

Post more work outfits please! I think it's actually really nice to see put-together pretty but still stylish work out fits. I always need more inspiration for work outfits and it definitely is more tricky to balance propriety with style than weekend ware.

Miranda said...

I like the work posts, I need inspiration!

I like a mix of work and play clothing. I especially love real-life outfits not the runway ready stuff, so I really adore your blog!!

Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

Rosie said...

I LOOOOOVE THIS TOP IT'S ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Love your blog Jane, it's so inspiring!

LR said...

I LOVE this outfit! Just found your blog via A Lovely Escape. I'm moving to Chicago in June and I work in Education, also! Very excited to follow along.

pobox607 said...

love this outfit! keep 'em coming for our inspiration. thanks + xo

Lisa Maria said...

currently my biggest fashion complete is having to adhere to the "business casual" dress code. Its nice to see you adhere in a fashionable way!