Taking the Wild Out of the Flowers

Sep 9, 2012

Septeberblog069Last time I wore this dress to work I had the feeling I pushed the envelope a bit too far judging by my boss's raised eyebrow.  I'm an assistant at a financial firm and I guess a maxi dress with wildflowers and a wrist full of brightly colored bracelets is a bit out of place in the sea of navy and beige suits.

(Here's how I wore it last time: http://bit.ly/P8aaqD)

So this time around I threw a creme colored sweater over it to turn it into a skirt and tone down the "I just took a bus to work from my tree house in the woods" vibe it gives off. Then I tossed in my favorite wedges to give it some quirkiness and here we are :)

Dress- Akira
Sweater- UO
Shoes- UO
Belt- F21




78 comments :

  1. Hey your outfit is great! Love your shoes :)

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  2. Beautiful sweater and adorable skirt. much love, L

    the109block.blogspot.com

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  3. Love your sweater. :) this is a cute way to transition from summer to fall!

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  4. You look stunning in that skirt. I love how you've layered it with the jumper :)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  5. gorgeous dress- love the colors:)

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  6. I absolutely love this outfit! The print, texture, and colours of that dress are fantastic. And yes, the belted sweater adds a bit more of an work-friendly feel, though it's fun to shake things up at the office once in a while ;)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  7. that dress is beautiful! love the print x

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  8. Haha, I feel like I push the office style envelope all the time! It's not like you look highly unprofessional (or trampy), so I say keep going with bright colours and florals!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  9. Cute shoes! Love your hair too :) The vibe is great.
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  10. Definitely loving this maxi! The floral print and colors are so pretty. Haha, way to make it appropriate for work. Still chic :)

    Trendy Teal

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  11. Such a beautiful skirt! and the sweater looks so cozy :)

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    Take care.

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  12. Beautiful print! Love the dress as a skirt

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  13. Thanks for your comment! Love this dress (worn as a skirt). The pattern and colours are gorgeous!

    - fashionbeautyquest

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  14. I know what you mean. I work for a law firm, but I push the dress code boundaries a bit too... a girl's gotta feel good about the way she dresses, right?!! ;)

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  15. Amazing post!!!!! :)
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    xoxo

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  16. The cream coloured sweater and this colourful patterned maxi dress are so perfect together. I love it, and it's awesome that you dress the way you want to dress there!!
    xJennaD

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  17. Love your floral skirt. It's beautiful.

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  18. love your skirt and shoes! you look great :)

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  19. it's a shame you can't just wear whatever you want to work! but this outfit is nice toned down as well!
    x
    www.kateyesstyle.com

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  20. LOVE this skirt and the entire outfit - and you always have such FAB shoes!

    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  21. Loving your floral skirt + sweater- super cute ;)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  22. I was going to say great maxi skirt....until I realized it was a dress (after reading your post). Love the creativity:)! Looking fab darlin:)

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  23. The dress is beautiful! I love the colors! Why are office people so uptight! Anyways...at least you found a way to infiltrate it! And I love what you did to your hair..it ties in the look of the outfit!


    Kisses
    http://thepurpleclown.blogspot.com

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  24. That dress is so pretty, I really like that awesome floral print and the ruffles. It looks amazing both how you wore it last time and this time :)

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  25. nice outfit :) you look pretty

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  26. This is beautiful! Need some more colour in the office sometimes!
    x

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  27. Beautiful skirt! I guess this can be a bit out of place at a financial firm. Heehee. Hope you didn't get scolded by your boss or anything.

    Adly
    adlyvelasco.blogspot.com

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  28. I say screw your boss, hehe jk... the dress is just so lovely! But adding the sweater makes the look more office friendly! Stunning =)

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  29. i love this!!! its nice to see a bit of colour in the work place

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  30. I love the mix of the sweater and the floaty florals - really pretty! xx

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  31. Very nice skirt and I love your sandals :)

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  32. the way you wear this... something about this outfit makes me feel like i can totally relate to your style! oh you look so gorgeous <3





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  33. hahahahaha at the "I just took a bus to work from my tree house in the woods" ...hilarious, as always love your writing style :)

    those shoes are fantastic!

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  34. I'm almost glad this dress was deemed inappropriate for work, I love it with the sweater over it. The maxi is a little different for you (at least from what I've seen), but you pull it off so well. And those shoes! So much good.

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  35. It looks gorgeous on you babe, love the jumper too :) xx

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  36. Lovely outfit! Adore the long maxi skirt, fab print <3


    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  37. Great styling like your UO shoes!!!! :)


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    x

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  38. Really pretty look :) I like it how you've combined something casual, this knit with such a beautiful flowy skirt. Love it!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  39. I am just loving your hair! The cut and color of it :) beautiful!

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  40. beatiful look! in love with that skirt!

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  41. Omg, i love that skirt. Very pretty.
    You look great

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    P.S- Love your blog name!

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  42. You shoes are super cute! I'm so happy you wear what you want to wear at work, despite you boss's raised eyebrows. I don't think your job should limit how you dress/express yourself :)

    Carmen Ri.

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  43. I LOVE this dress, so pretty! I like how you dressed it down to make it more work-like, but I like what you did with it last time too! So fresh and summery!

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  44. i love this skirt - it's kind of like flowers + galaxy print a bit. and the sweater is a great addition to it. ah - this would fit in right in my work place - i have a multi colored elephant dress on today - we're a bunch of brightly colored girls here!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  45. This is a really gorgeous outfit! I love the dress, and adding a jumper over the top to make it more office-appropriate is a great idea :)
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love yours, following :D
    Helen at Never Quite Elegant xx

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  46. Your boss should feel lucky to have such a stylish employee!! I love those shoes!

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  47. OMG ! Gorgeous skirt ! I love this look . :)

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana
    http://Sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  48. I love that skirt!

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  49. cute :) and it look so warm and sunny there :)
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  50. love love those uo shoes. i was eyeing em in light pink!

    Xo,
    steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  51. you are a doll! lovely skirt.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  52. gosh, what a beautiful floral print. love the look with a sweater. it's so fitting for the cooler weather coming around.

    xo erica

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  53. Great colors in that skirt! I love the eclecticness of your blog :) Check us out for great fashion too! Hugs from Cali! xx, The Golden Girls

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  54. I love the sweater and belt!

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  55. I love your new short hair, and the little curl you did with it!

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  56. I absolutely adore your outfit!

    Love,
    Oana

    www.style-muses.com

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  57. Great early fall layers.
    Love your blog, following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  58. Amazing outfit!

    xx
    Christina Klein
    http://bychristina.blogspot.com/

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  59. this skirt is soo beautiful! i absolutely love it <3

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  60. Nice blog. Would you like to follow each other? :)

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  61. Really liked how you turned the dress into a skirt, you look great! :)

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  62. you look absolutely gorgeus xx

    ♡ candace from [ aphrodite blue ]

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  63. Everything of this outfit is so fantastic, love all the clothing! You've got an awesome style :)

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  64. wow love long skirt+sweater combo!
    very nice blog by the way ;)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet

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  65. Love your skirt

    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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  66. Such a beautiful skirt! Love how you paired a summery skirt with a light weight sweater.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I am now following you. Look forward to what is to come!

    xo
    Alison

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  67. Pretty skirt!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  68. I really like this outfit! The skirt is gorgeous!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  69. really nice outfit, I love the skirt, it's so airy:)

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