Saturday, March 21, 2015

OOTD-Floral Work Dress

I do understand that work attire really does depend of your industry and rules that go with it. Mine is events so that leaves plenty of room for creativity and depends mainly on the type of client we are dealing with. If you follow me on Instagram you see what I wear daily- its a whole lot of dresses.

This week I have been working at lounge for a bank but the setting is Art Dubai. That means I cant go cray cray but dont have to wear a totally basic black dress either. Its been rather fun coming up with the outfits every day trying to make it a tiny bit more corporate (I am sorry if you roll your eyes right now cause you work in an actual bank and do not consider the below get up corporate at all but you know its not than my normal poofy pastel midi skirts and mad men off the shoulder dresses) but still not looking boring. To brighten up working on the weekend out came my Oasis flowery pencil dress that hadnt gotten love in a long time.



 Because it is a day time event it felt pretty but not overdressed. The length and sleeves make me feel professional even if the fabric is fun. For me the main thing when going with a rather loud print and pencil cut is finding a dress that reaches the knees. Anything shorter and I would put it into the night out category (well in my case pretty much everything hits the knee but you know what I mean). One more thing I like about this dress is that its not a stretchy material and not overly curve hugging but that means its also unforgivable if you have a bit extra junk in the trunk since you bought the dress last year (Spanx I love you long time).

This dress is old but I started looking around for other flowery dresses that have a similar feel and you can see my favorite picks below. I wouldn't mind if all of these found their way to my wardrobe.


Do you like loud floral prints or would rather go with a simple block colors for dresses?

13 comments:

  1. Hi Laura! I work in a bank and I don't consider this to be 'non corporate'-you would look great in my office!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Haha to be honest I am nearly 30 and I still how no idea what is corporate really :D I think I imagine everyone in black suite haha. Thanks a lot for commenting Stacey x

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  2. Laura I'm crushing so hard on all your dresses!
    Sophie
    x

    The Story Of Girl

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  3. Lisaks ilusale kleidile meeldib mulle, et sa taga olevate lillede või põõsastega mätšid! :)

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    1. Haha ilmselgelt selle j2rgi sai ka pildistamise koht valitud et saaks lillep66sa keskel lillekleidis poseerida :)

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  4. Your look amazing! I wish I could dress like you do — I work in an incredibly casual environment, and I'm always afraid to look overdressed. I used to work in a more formal environment, so I have an entire collection of office semi-casual dresses and skirts that just don't mesh with my current office. Someday!

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    1. Thank you so much Arina! To be honest both my previous job and new one are relaxed and casual offices. Specially my previous one where I worked with only men who wore jeans and tshirts. At first they thought it was a bit funny that I would always arrive full on dresses and heels but in the end it didnt matter. Once I decided that I find life more fun over dressed I just kept buying more dresses :D x

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  5. I absolutely adore your style...you always look so effortlessly sophisticated. Really lovely!

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) x

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  6. Love the dress, the colours look so good together. I'm currently wearing a bright blue floral print dress at work. I loved it so much I picked up a very similar one in a red! It's nice as we're hitting Spring to have some colour in my work wardrobe.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Yes definitely feeling some spring items also. Floral dresses are so pretty and feminine.
      I kind of want to go all out all pastel again. Have spotted a few things in stores already. x

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  7. I read your blog frequently and I just thought I’d say keep up the amazing work!
    Pakistani Casual Dresses

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