Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dressed To Mill (See Jane Wear)

Joie top (via Gilt), J Crew skirt + belt, LV bag, Kate Spade heels, unknown earrings (gift from friend)
During the muggy summertime, there are only a few provisions that will suffice for a commute to work: skirts, loose tops and your hair in the up position.  Anything more restricting and you're asking for trouble--or sweat where you don't want it.  It's times like this that I love being a girl in the workplace.  Sometimes I look over at my male counterparts in dark pants and long sleeves step off the train looking like they just competed in a swim meet.  When I arrive to work,  I want to be dressed to mill...about the office, that is.
 

On another note, are you bored of my brick backdrop?  Me too.  I want to start venturing out beyond my apartment deck.

52 comments

Cait said...

Bright coloured skirts are great, especially for the office. I have a bright blue skirt which I love.

And I agreed, I've been getting sick of my OOTD spot, but it's so hard to find a good backdrop that's easy to get to. :/

Nikki said...

This skirt is fabulous! ^^ what a great office look! I know it rocks to be a girl in summer. We can wear short skirts and loose tank tops, I don't really see a man doing that, haha ^^ x

The doll on fashion said...

Very elegant outfit!

The doll on fashion

Ruth said...

Love this! Fun, but professional because of the pencil skirt and courts!
xx

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La Petite Olga said...

Such a great skirt!! Love this outfit!!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

RosaLovesDC said...

I am sure you are the most fabulous lady in the office, you look so elegant.

Kate L. said...

Elegant!! You really know how to mix and match:)

Fashion Cat
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Neris said...

Fantastic outfit! Love the bright colored skirt! Looking great!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Cassie Lee said...

The pop of the red skirt is so great, and I love the print of your top..I need to try out Gilt Groupe.

The Fancy Teacup said...

So classy looking, perfect for office wear. You look fantastic in pencil skirt silhouettes, and the pattern of the blouse is so lovely!

♥, Jamie
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Kelly said...

I love the look. BTW, did you know you were here: http://www.tillyboutique.com/collections/all-clothing/products/crystal-palace-skirt

That's cool in a way I can't explain.

Kelly
www.fashionorfiction.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

I adore this J Crew skirt (and just about anything from them). You are really rocking the black/white/red colour combo. Looks fabulous!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit! So perfect for work on a hot day :)
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Melissa said...

This is such a perfect office outfit. I love the patterned top with the bright red skirt. The length of the skirt is so classy and flattering. You look beautiful!

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MG said...

I love this look! I know exactly what you mean, commuting is no fun especially when it is sweltering outside. Amen for skirts!

Courtney Erin said...

It's pretty awesome being a lady in the summer (and all times, really) because of the array of cooler outfits we can wear to beat the heat. Love the bold red skirt as well!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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vanda said...

You look so elegant and chic! Perfect outfit to go to my Office!!!! Always so classy!!!

Nicole said...

I love this outfit! Love the color combination!

Meg said...

Love this outfit for work! I think I need to add a red pencil skirt to my wardrobe. :)

emc said...

i love this! the red skirt looks great with the black and white top!

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Lisa Fergus said...

LOVE everything about this look! Just beautiful!

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Sarah said...

LOVE that outfit, just did a similar post on my blog!! I'm with you on the muggy summertime workwear.... is your office at least 40 degrees colder than it is outside like mine?? ;)

Your blog is awesome!

-Sarah
http://pencilskirtsandlattes.blogspot.com/

Taylor said...

You look great!!! My summer go to is dresses and skirts too...stupid humidity!

Collections said...

Gorgeous! Love the red with the printed top.


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Marissa said...

I always feel so bad for all of those guys dressed in near winter-wear! I suppose the one benefit of being a lady is being able to switch it up with lightweight dresses and flowy skirts.

Love this look - that top is too fun!

xx
Marissa

Alicia said...

You're giving Anh a run for her money with your chic work attire. You both always look so put together for the 9 to 5, very cute Anna!

And yes, I want to see you walking around Chicago, doing your thing. ;) Although I need to do that more too!

Santina said...

I'm not sick of the brick wall, but having never been to Chicago, I'd love to see more of the city in the background! :)

That top is amazing, and I love how you paired it with a red pencil skirt!

Santina

Ashley said...

I love a red pencil skirt; there's one I've had my eye on for ages, and I need to sack up and buy it!

My go-to office uni during the summer is a maxidress. Something super floaty with a bright pattern, paired with flat sandals. So easy. :)

-Ashley
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Josie said...

You look perfectly office-chic, my dear, and I love that you're also keeping your cool. Love that bright skrit, and that top is super cute.
xo Josie
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Gal Meets Glam said...

Love red on you, you look amazing as always!

xo Julia
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April said...

Women are sooo much luckier than men in the clothing department! Very cute look (I really like the gray belt added into the red/black/white mix) And I like the brick background...I'm sure it's much easier for you too (especially when the colder weather comes back.)

Meg said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE - the whole ensemble is perfect - I love the hair style too :)

MEGAN LAND
xx

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

You are so business chic in this outfit! Love the top too...xo

Kate said...

This is SUCH a perfect work outfit! I love the bright red pencil skirt! So cute! And I am actually quite jealous of your brick background... that you have a place to default to to take photos... so many of my photoshoots involve driving around trying to find anywhere that doesn't have lots of people around to set up my tripod, and hoping I don't get caught! Ha!

{molly beth} said...

you look gorgeous! i am in love with that red pencil skirt! and i love jcrew too :] i love your style!

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Miss Kwong said...

just totally love the colours and the top print. u look so elegant here. stunning look!! i 100% love it.

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Ashley said...

love love love the red skirt!

Dylana Suarez said...

That skirt is so wonderful!

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Katherine said...

Anna you look gorgeous here...I am dreading going back to work but at least have your lovely outfits to cheer me up :)

Allie said...

Not bored of the brick background. I actually never really notice the background, but that's probably because your outfits are always so amazing!
xx Allie

LyddieGal said...

You've definitely nailed the summer time office look - but when it gets really hot I start trading my pencil skirts for floaty alines...

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TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the pattern top + bold skirt. Tres chic and very "dressed to mill" ;)

Belle de Couture said...

Love this look, girl! That b/w top goes so well with a red skirt... It's one of my fave go-to looks as well :)

xx
Jen

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AURA said...

You look so chic!!!
U.

Helena @ BrooklynBlonde said...

SO gorgeous!!

Stylepint said...

Love this vibrant and chic outfit. You look so put together for the summertime and you are so right, I don't envy the guys during those sweltering summer days. =)

Kristin said...

You look so fantastic in red. Really! I love the backdrop. I have a place across the street from my house that was a staple for almost a year, and I still use it from time to time. Nothing beats bricks!

XO
K

The Science Fair said...

This is indeed a great work outfit--appropriate but still fashionable. I giggled outloud when I read the part about feeling sorry for your male co-workers, haha! I always felt that way, too!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Laurren

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

You look like a classy, sassy businesswoman. Nice!

...love Maegan said...

Fabulously classic outfit. R/W/B area always a winning combo.

candice said...

black, white & red is such a classic combo! i love how you styled this look! i can relate with your brick backdrop dilemma - i have one almost every single time too! if it matters, i'm not sick of yours one bit : )

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

Great choice of belt with it all.