There are only a few things that are frowned upon in my office in terms of the dress code. I like to think that I’ve changed their mind on both of them. The first is colour and the second is sleeveless attire. When I first arrived I was reminded almost weekly of the dress code. I kept making changes and allowances to my wardrobe to ensure it fit as closely as it could. Over time my employers have come to realise that I’m not going to embarrass the company with what I wear so have given me a little more free rein. Even as far as complimenting my large array of coloured and printed blazers!

Office dressing can be a little tricky like that. For example if we are hosting a large corporate Auction day, nothing short of heels, a suit, collared shirt and tidy pulled back hair would do. Working in the back office on a submission, flats and a more casual dress is okay. With a varied job like mine there can be flexibility as long as you are open to being told sometimes that what you’re wearing doesn’t fit the office idea.

So see how you go, maybe ask the person in charge of such things. Or like they say, sometimes it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission… Haha. Rebel.

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Top – Lily & Lou for Best & Less
Belt – From another dress
Between the Lines Skirt – Virtu {birthday present!}
Shoes – Target {gifted}


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What constitutes pushing the boundaries at your office?

p.s. You might notice these photos I’m laughing a lot. I couldn’t help it. I’m standing in front of some pretty wonky graffiti. The swear word invitation to suck my… errr, never mind, variety. The funniest part was hubby kept saying, move to your right {or left} this word or that word is showing. It was ridiculous. We were both laughing so hard I’m surprised ALL the photos aren’t blurry. So there you go. You can’t keep a good outfit down. Ha.

  • Have that skirt in orange. It’s so nice wear, very comfy! Which now I feel silly for typing that, I’m sure you knew that already. LOL. You look awesome. Love the polka dots with a bright colour. Heck with the office, you look amazing.

    • Me too! In the package I had both colours, did you see the site has a white with black stripes one? Super cute! I hear you, they really are the best. They look great and yet are comfy enough to wear all day and all night too.

      Thank you. 😀

  • Katy Potaty

    I love a good colour and pattern clash! Love this outfit on you!

    • It’s a new thing for me that I’ve been trying on and off. I love it. SO much more fun. Thanks Katy. 🙂

  • Ohhh I love pattern clashing a big yes to spots and stripes.

  • Amy Wells

    I work in an office with a company uniform, so no such hassles for me… Except both times I was pregnant because the uniform doesn’t extend to maternity wear! As for you, I think I’m a bit in love with your skirt!

    • I’ve almost alway shad uniforms in the past, my current office has one but the shirt only goes to a 20 and gapes at my chest making it impossible to wear. Meh. Free range is WAY more fun.

      Thank you. It’s a great skirt. comfy and really attractive.

  • I hear you on the office dressing. I don’t work in an office as such but I do work in fashion retail (thankfully children’s wear otherwise I’d be more broke than I already am LOL). Like you, I’ve been bending the rules just a tad and have had nothing but compliments from it. It’s awesome.

    • Work wear can be all sorts of dull sometimes. Super. I guess you’ve just got to take a few liberties where you can. And cop it on the chin if you miss the mark.

      Thank you Kylee, the top would be over 6 months old now, at least.

  • I love colour! Work clothing can be so depressing, so I’m rebuilding my work wardrobe with colour as the focus. We don’t really have a dress code at my work – some people will be dressed up on the same day others are wearing jeans. I’m not comfortable in office clothes so I just stick to black trousers & vary tops each day, usually sleeveless because our air con sucks!

    • I love a splash of colour too. I AM very partial to an all black or black and white outfit, but it’s nice for a change to go a little over the top with colour.

  • God I hate dress codes! When I was at Telstra it was a CONSTANT pain in the ass. I remember one girl who was a favourite of the boss used to get away with dressing all goth in miniskirts and gigantic knee-high boots, while others were sent home for sleeveless :p Now I have a uniform and you would think that would solve the problem, but NO there’s always a debate about shoes!!
    Must say I LOVE that skirt. Amazing colour!

    • Thank you. It’s a stand out colour and style, always gets compliments and comment.

      Ahhh Telstra hey, haha, I LOVE the new country bumpkin uniforms with the checks in all the different colours. Do you have those? I wouldn’t mind one of those shirts to wear with jeans. Haha.