I spend a lot of time in work clothes. Even though I work part-time I work everyday, so it’s a new day, a new outfit. Some days I have a really corporate job, others not so much. It makes for an interesting challenge to wear something that interest me but fits the dress code {which, let’s face it I bend to the maximum more often than not}. This outfit keeps everyone happy with the monochrome look, fun modern patterns and classic lines. Work wear win.

Pattern clashing is something that never really made an appearance in my wardrobe prior to the Aussie Curves challenge. I remember being at Dani’s house and really pushing myself {being pushed? Yes?} to wear something that wasn’t just spots with stripes. I went all out and now I love a good pattern mash-up, the fact that I’m doing it at work says a lot about where I’m at with knowing what I like and my style. Challenging myself but ridiculously comfortable too. I’m loving the challenge. When was the last time you were fashion’ly challenged?

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My day at works goes a little something like this. Park my car and walk the short distance to my office. Realise I’ve forgotten my phone and head back to the car. Repeat the trip back to the office, much closer to start time this time. Say hello to co-workers, turn on computer, dump bag and head to turn on the kettle and sneak outfit mirror photo. Attempt to grab photo without being busted while still looking like a normal person who just happens to pose for selfies everyone knows I do in the back of my office.

Make green tea {or coffee depending on number of hours sleep I’ve had} and return to main desk. Answer phones, book, build and proof advertising layouts while drinking my large green smoothie. Deflect conversations related to green smoothie most of which revolve around exorcist references. Continue in same vein as earlier until half way through my half day shift. Take a coffee break {usually more green tea or a coke zero} and post a photo of the outfit in a collage to keep from cropping my own head off. Respond to blog social media before returning to my desk.

By 1pm I’m finished, pack my desk before returning to my car fingers crossed that no one has pushed a trolley into it that day. Sigh or swear depending on the outcome of finger crossing. Go home. Eat lunch and resume work on the blog which is a whole other world of things to do, hours more work and waaaaay more fun! Remind me to show you my blogger work attire sometime… Oh wait! That’s everything else. DONE.

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Necklace – Lovisa {2012}
Jacket – Virtu {2012}
Tank – Best & Less {2012}
Skirt – Kmart {2012}
Shoes – Target {gifted}



  • Trudie Bristow

    Gee I love you chicky. Such a fun style post and a funny recap of your work day. I love, love, love pattern clashing , it’s so fun, spots with stripes, spots with spots, spots with florals, stripes with florals and so much more. This outfit is very classy I love it.

    Back to your work day run down, I must say I like it when bloggers give a little insight into the workings of their day. I am constantly asked how I do everything I do…..I seriously don’t see it being all that difficult to carve out time for all the things I love with patience and compromise . You must get asked a lot too, how you manage everything I imagine?

    • Haha. Thanks Trudie. I’m so glad someone noticed the post part of the post. I think that’s how I’m going to do things around here now, I miss writing about life and nothing and everything.

      And it is difficult some days, I have to cram a lot in. But it’s so worth it. Very much so now as it looks more and more like it’s going to become a full time thing very soon.

      • Trudie Bristow

        What blogging or work full time? You mean blogging don’t you? Rock star!

        • Haha. THANKS. I do mean blogging. Though will juggle the two for as long as I can so I can put some money away! Which, it has been a while since I’ve done {like AGES}.

  • Scott

    That skirt looks lovely on you!!

  • I love that outfit. I’ve recently (in the past year) ventured into pattern mixing and now I love it. I feel so much freer with my clothes.

    • Thank you Rhonda. I’m glad to hear that, it really does open a lot of doors, right!? You feel like a bit of a fashion boss. Haha.

  • Sarah Collins

    I love that your necklace kinda makes a third pattern with the spots, haha.

    Also, I love hearing about how others work days… I’ve never had an office job so I have no idea what people do with their day, haha.

    • True! I hadn’t even thought of that.

      Yay! i’ve decided to add a little more of the personal blog post stuff back into the outfit posts, I miss just writing about stuff. Glad you enjoyed it!

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