Banana Republic Wool Skirt // Banana Republic Blouse (splurge) // Charles David Pumps via Marshalls c/o // Zara clutch (save, save) // Nine West Sunglasses via Marshalls c/o (save, splurge) // Citizen Watch c/o // Sosie Cuff c/o (save, splurge) // Purple Peridot Cuff c/o
This is a brand new outfit that I just got this past week from Banana Republic. Funny story, I don’t know about you, but I don’t normally pick out pieces to style together as a complete outfit at a store. I just grab every piece I like to try on, and because it would take twice as long to try on everytihng, I always try on some of the bottoms I grab with the tops I grab. They don’t necesarily go together, but I don’t need them to go together to know that I like the separate pieces. I don’t normally like to come out and show off like outfits to the sales associates just because I am usually on a mission. I even have down the 90mph mall walk. But, the sales associate asked what I had on, so I came out in the top you see above with this new skirt I was trying on. You should have seend the expression on her face. I think she was confused and scard at the same time. She said “oh, where are you going to where that to?” I said “well, I could wear the top to work, church or even casually, and the skirt could be worn most everywhere too. I woldn’t wear them together obviously.” You should have seen the look of relief on her face! It was hilarious. She said thank goodness, she was really getting worried. Apparently I am the only one who just tries on lots of different pieces at the same time. Does anyone else do multi-tasking trying on?This is definitely an outfit I will be wearing to work pronto after I get the skirt taken in a little. It was a size too big, but at $20, it was worth it. I think it is the perfect work outfit to let your personality shine through. Even with a crazy work and school schedule, there is usually enough time to dress your best – especially for work. I believe your clothes say a lot about a person, and I hope mine say that I bright, bubbly, fun but yet still professional. Once again, I couldn’t resist channeling spring and summer in a little neon so I paired my new Banana Republic skirt with my neon clutch and my Banana Republic blouse. I couldn’t find the exact blouse online, but it is new in stores, and it will be 40% off on Wednesdays (for one item!) The skirt was on clearance, so I got it for $20, score! What does your wardrobe say about you? What do you wear from 9 to 5? (or 7:30 to 5:00 in my case lol!)
39 thoughts on “9 to 5”
so cute laura i love that skirt and the orange and pink looks beautiful together!
so so pretty!!! love all the colors!
I love that neon clutch! So fun! And the orange and pink is so cute together!
I do that, too! I just try on whatever I like even if they look horrible together. It totally saves time!
I'm loving the skirt and the Zara bag! Great choices.
Such beautiful colors!! Love it.
So very pretty, I love it
Beautiful use of color! You look fantastic!!
Cute outfit, love that back zipper detail on the skirt.
Love all of the colors of this ensemble!
Aw, what a pretty color scheme! So professional and fun!
You are not alone! Lol. We could totally shop together. Last time I seriously grabbed 30-something items at J.Crew and took them all to try. Usually I start with the type of item I have the most of, like tops or bottoms and then the last top I leave on and then start bottoms. Occasionally I'll change back into a different top or different bottoms if the shapes I have don't work together, but usually it's a race to get outta those hot, tiny dressing rooms. Ick. And the floors in dressing rooms freak me out.
I love that skirt! The back zipper is so fun and it is a great pop of color for work.
That is too funny. Normally I don't try on outfits together either. I just grab what I like and try on as I go. Lately if I've been looking for a specific look, I will put together an outfit and try it all on together. That's rare though.
Love your clutch!
I love this color combo, Laura! The clutch is the perfect pop of bright color. =)
I hope you are having a great week so far!
Love this look! That blouse is so cute, and I love the color of the skirt. Adorable!
Love how the skirt looks on you! Gorgeous!
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Well isn't this a pretty and fun color combination! Love it!
love your style!love the skirt so elegant!and the accesories!stunning!
What a great deal on that skirt! I've never tried on a bunch of clothes at once…I have to get a visual on a complete outfit to know if I'm really going to like it or not, weird I know!
Hahaha that poor sales girl. I never try on things as whole outfits in the store, so she would have thought I was crazy too 😉
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Obsessed with this- this outfit makes me so happy! The color combo and polka dots are pretty awesome.:)
Loving the pop of neon with that outfit!
I love your bold choice of colors! Bravo!
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I love all of your super fun colors here!!
Awesome story! Would have loved to see her face! I totally relate to multi-tasking when trying stuff on! I also always stand on my tip toes as it feel like you hold yourself different/better in heels! The husband side-eyes me for this!
Great outfit – loving the brights!
The neon clutch is the perfect addition…so fun with the pink skirt!
Your clothes totally say that you're bubbly but professional! Thats what I love about your work looks. And the zipper and slit in the back is so sassy!
Since you mentioned the 90mph mall walk (which is awesome!) I have a story that I've been looking to share with someone that can relate. You know those people in the middle of the mall selling lotion or hair straighteners? Well, I stopped at the mall at lunch, was walking 90mph to JCrew and this guy had the nerve to not only try to give me a sample, but when I politely said no thank you, he continued to say "miss, may i ask you a question?" DUDE – NO! I'm in a HURRY!
LOL – ok, random. Sorry!
That clutch is AWESOME!
I love this top and skirt together, but I'm not sure I'd dismiss wearing with the stripes either! I rarely try on outfits, and often end up looking pretty silly in the dressing room!
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Love the brights!!! That clutch is amazing!
Love this colorful look, the pop of yellow is perfect.
Love this look on you. You look beautiful in this color.
love this look! so cute, yet professional 🙂
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super cute color combo!! Love it. I host a style link up I would love for you to join in. If you are interested you can find it here. http://www.fashionistamomma.com/2014/02/top-10-tips-for-perfect-look.html
Lovely outfit! xx