Little Black Pencil Skirt
I can’t believe another weekend has come and gone. Well, actually I can, but sometimes it feels like they slip away even quicker! I spent the better part of last week sick with a cold, so I spent most of my Saturday relaxing on the couch and napping. I can’t remember the last time I was sick! I’m still a little congested, but I’m feeling 110% better than last week.
I was so grateful last week that my new job has a superrrrr casual dresscode. Meaning, I didn’t feel entirely bad for wearing jeans, sweatshirts, and leggings all week when I was sick. It’s a far cry from my last job, where jeans were pretty much only allowed on Fridays (unless you were a rebel, which I admit, many times I was). Blazers, blouses, and slacks were the norm.
Transitioning to my new job has been great but I do find that I miss dressing up. There’s something about putting on a pencil skirt, sheath dress, or a blazer that just makes you feel more empowered and confident. Having spent the first 5+ years of my professional career in a workplace with a stricter dresscode, it’s been a bit of an adjustment to a more lax environment; not that I’m complaining. Don’t get me wrong, the flexibility has been great and I’ve basically retired my slacks to the back of my closet. What’s been a challenge for me is redefining my work style now that I have more flexibility in the way that I can dress. It’s still a work-in-progress, and ever-evolving, but for now I’ll just have to share some of my favorite dressier work looks on my blog!
Top (similar) // Skirt (similar here and here) // Shoes (similar here and here) // Earrings
Glad to hear you are feeling better and liking your new job. A casual dress environment is nice but this outfit boost your dress level up to the classy level. You look fantastic Kate, thanks for sharing this amazing look.
Thanks, Brian! Have you started a blog yet?
I do have a tiny blog but it’s no where near as professional looking as your, in fact it’s kinda sad but it do have pictures and a few posts about my Tory collection. Here’s the link if you’re interested. https://davisbe.wordpress.com/
Well, you have to start somewhere! My blog didn’t always look like this 🙂
Such a great look on you! I’d love for you to post where the items are from, even if they are no longer available. 🙂
Thanks, Ashley. I link to the items (or similar items if the originals aren’t available). You can also check out my Instagram… I always tag the original store/brand in those photos 🙂 http://www.instagram.com/allthingskate