Workin' it

I've had a few requests to do some more work wear posts.  Sorry I've been excluding all the working ladies.  Truth be told I'm generally less enthusiastic about my work wear and the early morning starts are frantic in our household, with the end of day being equally chaotic. Add to that the desire to collapse on the couch prior to commencing home duties so photographs seldom, if ever get done.  Finally, here one is.





This Ellery top is one of my favourites at the moment.  It drapes exquisitely, has an a-line cut and finishes around hip height which makes it perfect for the office tucked in, yet easily wearable with my leather pants and sexy heels for a night out.  I have a sweet spot for the over sized cut raglan sleeves. It's rather lady-like generally except that the sleeves remain un-hemmed exposing threads on the hand-cut edges. The little details like that really win me over on items. 





The best (if any) advice I could give for when you're considering purchasing work wear, is to look for items that will meld with you after dark, social or casual wardrobe pieces.  Items don't have to solely be work wear and in the long run you end up buying less for your wardrobe.  



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What I'm wearing:
Ellery 'Berlin' raglan sleeve blouse
Scanlan & Theodore leather belt
Herringbone wool tailored skirt
Isabel Marant Dough coat
YSL Tribtoo burgundy pumps HERE or HERE or HERE


In keeping with the focus on work wear that has the ability to be incorporated into other facets of the modern ladies life, I thought I would showcase a few dresses that I have my eye on.  These fit with those who are after a tailored, more elegant look so if that also fits with your workplace then your fortunate, as these could also double up as perfect options for events or special occasions (think the races, weddings, dinners).  

Even though these are more pricey then what some may consider as work wear, I've featured them because they are either on sale already or literally within a week or two from hitting the sale (cross fingers).  I've kept them on my list in anticipation of a potential buy for a cheaper price especially since they are timeless pieces and exceptional quality and cuts.  They seemed to me worthy of keeping track of.




Top row (left to right):
A.L.C. Betsee crepe and silk colour-block dress HERE (on sale)
Stella McCartney two-tone stretch-jersey contour dress HERE
Jil Sander belted stretch-cotton dress HERE

Bottom row (left to right):
Stella McCartney two-tone stretch-jersey peplum dress HERE or HERE
Michael Kors draped crepe-jersey dress HERE
Preen Line Santorini stretch cotton-drill dress HERE


18 comments:

  1. LOVE your workwear! You make pencil skirts look good, they feel so "officy" to me when I wear them, but this would be perfect for drinks after work too! I think it's the heels, I need a pair of YSL! I'll never forgive myself for making space for another girl to check the YSL shoes on sale at miss lousie only for her to notice my size before me and swoop them up...haha. She is one lucky lady!

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    1. Ha ha Mica. First rule of the sales (I learnt the hard way too), never make space between you and your favourite pair of shoes! Isn't it terrible watching someone pick them up in front of you and walk away with them. I'm sure another pair will come your way xx

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  2. Amazing shoes! We like it! Perfect on your chosen outfit!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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    1. Hi Sabo Skirt girls. I'm lovin' your clothing range. It's really taken off and I can see why. Great designs xx

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  3. Hi Mandi, sad to hear all the comments are gone :( But of course I'll comment again! :) I'm following you now of bloglovin. I'm not using bloglovin on my blog, but if you search on bloglovin for 'the inspirinator' you'll find my blog :)

    Love the pics with the reflections in the blue kinda mirror wall, if you know wat I mean haha!
    x Vief
    www.theinspirinator.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Vief I really appreciate it. I found you now x

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  4. Mandi! You look amazing! Wow!
    Those YSL pumps have my name written all over them ;) major want...aaarrrgh
    xx Doro

    once again, wow! you look hot ;)

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    1. The pumps are amazing! Really comfortable as well. You could rock a pair easily Doro! xx

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  5. This looks really good on you, so chic!
    I'm lucky not to have a job yet that requires clothing as formal as that, because I'm really not the pencil skirt type of girl. You rock it though!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Lucy. I hear you about the pencil skirts. Me too. I find them frustrating most times. I'm more of a pants gal these days just due to comfort. Ah... the days when formal clothing wasn't required for work. Dream days! xx

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    1. I'm lovin' your latest post!

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  7. Yup, I totally agree with you Mandi! The thing I love about these pieces is that even though they're suitable as work wear you could totally mix/match them and still wear them out on other occasions. This outfit looks fab on you! Great post!

    xxTheresa

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    1. Thanks Theresa. The top is an absolute favourite at the moment and the heels of course :) Pencil skirts frustrate me a bit so they seldom get much use but figured I should mix things up a bit. Happy weekend lovely. PS - I'm still swooning over your Altuzarra tropical heels! So you were the lucky lady that got the last pair at Barneys xx

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  8. Really like this post! Love what you're wearing and those heels are amazing! My office attire is much more boring than this chic outfit you're wearing here. I look forward to more work wear post from you!

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    1. Hi Kayin, Believe me mine are normally pretty boring too. It's the one place where I lack inspiration :)

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  9. Mandi, you make workwear look so sophisticated and yes, sexy especially with those sky high Tribtoos. I never looked this good in my corporate clothes!

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  10. wow Mandi you look great with this pencil skirt and that top is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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