Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'Short [Shift]'


This dress alone is too short for work, so I did the next best thing! Layer, layer, layer! Cinched in the waist with a skinny belt for a bit of shape, and I got loads of compliments on it all day.  Threw on a thin, long black cardigan for good measure while indoors, but while out and enjoying the warm weather, I left it on the back of my chair!

Do you guys conform to office attire or do you push the envelope just a tad bit?










(Photos by N. Willock)
What I'm Wearing:
Dress: H&M (also worn here)
Skirt: JCrew
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Alexander Wang Rocco
DV Archer Sandals (worn here as well)
Necklace: Carol Marie


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79 comments:

  1. You look great...as always :))
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  2. Nice look. I tend to not wear traditional office wear and if I do I try to add my signature touch to it without going too far.

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  3. The skirt is so delicate. I like this subtle look!

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  4. Being someone who works in a creative space its easier to push the envelope, but when I had a strict government job I def stayed away from the racy stuff- I would always get weird looks on my nail polish though. I never compromised the "fun" colors I loved!

    x carlina
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  5. This outfit is really nice)

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  6. Wow, wonderful outfit! I love everything, from the accessories to the dress. Everything is so harmonically combined, and I am so blown away! Great job! :)
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  7. That dress is pretty, I love how flowy it is and the color is a perfect nude.
    I work in a business casual environment, but I like to push the envelope just a bit. No major cleavage or Ally McBeal length skirts, but I will definitely bathe the office in some major color or work in a trendy piece if I can.

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  8. love!
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  9. I love your bag! and this shirt look perfect on you!

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  10. Oh yaa the bag is everything!

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  11. Very relaxing outfit yet chic! I love your hairstyle :)

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  12. totally cute and totally work appropriate. Score!

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  13. you really are wonderful at layering! I have a few of those types of dress but there more full bodied at the bottom ...suggestions? I think a skirt may not look as flattering.

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  14. oh i can definitely see why you got so many compliments, this is layering perfection darling! beautiful dress! and i love the collar and bag as well!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  15. This bag is breathtaking:) I love the plain black leather with those golden studs - sooo jealous:)

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  16. LOVE how you belted that top - and all the layered necklaces look gorgeous! Really love the bag and the green nail polish too :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. I'm all for layers just the same way i'm all for pushing the envelope with work wear. If you have to work it might as well be fun ;)

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  18. elegant and chic! as always... We actually have an awesome giveaway going on, and we think you'd like it ;)! you can win £40 to buy any pair of shoes you want from SoYouShoes!

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  19. I also do layer when dresses are too short! This one is really cool! I like the way you have styled it!!
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  20. the necklace is gorgeous!!

    xx,
    Meelena

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  21. Hmmm... I LOVE EVERYTHING about this!!!! U never seem to dissapoint! This FIT is giving me LIFE!!!!! BTW, I be pushing the limits at the office! ~wink

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  22. that dress is so absolutely beautiful!!!!! :)

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  23. You styled this beautifully, and love love love those sandals.....

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  24. You look great!!! Love the nude outfit+the sandals+the Alexander Wang purse+ your neon nail polish (:

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  25. this outfit is too pretty for office, you are really good at layering, love ur aw studded bag!!!

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  26. Can never go wrong with this outfit that features my two fav pieces; the Rocco and the Archer. Cute blouse and I love your hair curled like this Amy.

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  27. very cute outfit! Love the color on your toes!

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  28. You look fantastic in Nude shade, esp matched in a colorful nail polish...and i cannot carry a sleeveless myself but you got the confidence..as for me I wear a push outfit in my previous jobs ,i love wearing closed tops and high heels, it was funny how my assistant imitated starting wearing high heels too!(i hated her)haha.

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  29. that dress is amazing! I have been looking for a similar one and am so glad I found your blog post! BEAUTIFUL.

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  30. LOVE this outfit!
    So jealous of your Rocco, seriously wish I could afford one
    xxx

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  31. Adore tu estilo y tu blog!!!
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    Un beso
    Maru

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  32. Aren't you extra cute!!! Love this look!!
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  33. Very pretty!Love the shirt!

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  34. At the beggining i was wondering...where is the color she always wear....and it was in your nails!!!! Excellent outfit hun!

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  35. cute outfit! LOVE that bag!
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  36. Gorgeous! The color looks great on you! Looks like you have some summer weather over there...here it's still freezing. WHY??

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  37. Fantastic idea for layering, such a beautiful combination the dress makes with the skirt! And this gorgeous tanned color is made for your pretty skin! Fab nails btw!;)
    Happy Thursday hun! kisses
    Jelena

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  38. I like it .. so beautiful ..
    very stylish! xx

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  39. Hi, love! Great post!
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    Kisses,
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  40. Love this layering idea...looks like it was meant to be! Plus it makes the most of the neutrals because of the flowy texture and subtle pattern.


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  41. The order of events:

    1) Nia types in "ple," then Safari autofills the rest.
    2) Nia begins to look at the 'Short [Shift]' post.
    3) Nia admires Amy's outfit immediately on sight, particularly the necklace.
    4) Nia sees the third photo and notices the bottom of the Alexander Wang Rocco.
    5) Nia falls in love with the Alexander Wang Rocco.
    6) Nia scrolls down to comment, then admires the nail polish.
    7) Nia comments on the 'Short [Shift]' post to notify Amy that the Alexander Wang Rocco must also be mailed to her.

    Haha, have a great day!

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  42. Great look! Love your bag and accesories!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  43. Love this! :) Great top, and I love the accessories!

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  44. great outfit. I really like that dress/skirt combo you put togehter

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  45. Such a great idea, I have a couple of shirt dresses that are too short for work. I usually adhere to most rules, bt I puch it when it comes to shoes. Open toe all day lol. Your sandals are BEAUTIFUL!!

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  46. oh, i most definitely push the envelope, lol! loving the bright toes with pretty sandals...and that amazing bag.

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  47. Great outfit! I have that bag too, I love it! Now following you!
    -Kosi
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  48. love this color on you and the green toe nails just perfect!

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  49. *looks* drooling at the necklace
    *scrolls down* ah! the bag!
    *scrolls even further* those freaking sandals!!!

    the accessories make up this look, which I love!

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  50. I love how you get a peek of the skirt in the front. Nice :)

    xo,Cortnie
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  51. Love the nude top and the touch of color with the nails. I need to come borrow that bag--I am in love with it ;)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  52. Love it, you look so fabulous!

    xoxo
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  53. Love your style, and your shoes are sooooo cute ;-)

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  54. What a fabulous idea to layer!! This looks like one dress ... gorgeous! And, I love all of your photos.

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  55. u look amazing as usual i dont ever conform hhahhaha

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  56. you always look so classy and sophisticated - yet super modern. I highly approve :) :)

    thank you for your super sweet comment by the way. I always appreciate them :)

    xx
    Aliced
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  57. Your necklace is insanely gorgeous. Love it!

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  58. Why on earth do I not get such ideas :( My dressing sense is so boring at times that I get all grumpy. Some days it is fun, some days it isn't. And, short dresses, I rarely wear. I need to hone my skills and make most of wardrobe.

    That's when all you wonderful fashion bloggers help me think beyond it all :D

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  59. You look amazing!!!!! It never fails. I love everything about this look.

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  60. Love your bright nail polish!
    Also what a lovely outfit! That color looks so great on you!

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  61. That's a great way to make a weekend piece appropriate for the office. How inspiring!

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  62. Gorgeous necklace, sweetie!

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  63. wow,love this outfit. so chic !

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  64. I love this idea! you did a great job! I could never think this dress wasn't supposed to be worn like that!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  65. Love the look!

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    Kisses

    Giuseppe

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  66. love the layering,your sandals & the rhinestone neck piece.
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  67. You can never go wrong with layer, and I love how you style it... and the necklace is gorgeous... you have some lovely accessories

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