the business


business chic

business chic

business chic

Hey maties, funny story:
Sometimes I work in an office.
I know right?? I don't do it very often so the concept of 'business' dressing is still very much a novelty (and in this particular office hardly even necessary as the colour de jour is khaki) but you know me, I like a theme, so this is casual corporate, Harbourside. Of course I know the lower half wouldn't pass muster in proper corporate land - but I can't see myself being there any time soon so we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Vintage purists avert your eyes - I made this top into a top but hacking the lower portion off a dress. Arg! I know, I know, I turned something lovely from the 50s into a trend so saturated even Dotti is getting sick of it...but in my defence there was a pretty huge rust mark on the skirt and I just wasn't wearing it as a dress. I'm tempted to classify this print as Atomic era, anyone with me? I feel pretty Jetsons in it, anyway. Definitely think I'll get more wear out of it this way (and will smugly remind anyone that mocks my band-wagoning that actually, I did peplums in my grad collection two years ago so am well versed in the effort).

top - vintage, altered
skirt/belt - willow
boots - acne
clutch - lovely Spanish leather, a gift
bag - alexander wang
rings - toby jones/vintage/estelle deve
sunnies - raybans c/o
(crumpling & spaced expression c/o walking home in the rain)


Granthrax said...

As someone who works in the Corporate environment, let me tell you, this more than passes! Unless you're working in a Banking area or a Law Firm, trust me, this is fine.

A woman at my work wears CROCS to work, with her Portmans pants-suit! Seriously, she's a relatively senior public servant! THE HORROR!

I'm all about mistreating vintage pieces! I have killed so much Vintage over the past four years I might as well change my name to Marc Jacobs! ZING!!!

Bottom-line: you lopk great, as always.


Mica said...

I love this corporate outfit on you! I like how you kept to your own unique style with it while keeping it professional too :)

The top is amazing, and worth it IMHO as you definitely weren't wearing it as a dress, now you can continue to enjoy it in peplum top form :)

Stacey said...

I really love the vintage dress turned peplum top. I don't think anyone should give you grief for cutting the dress up - at least you didn't throw it away!

This is a great corporate look. I wish more people emulated this kind of style - it'd sure make offices more interesting!

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I love that top - awesome altering I say!

Gems x

Fashion, Well Done

Stacy said...

Thanks for reminding me to cut off dresses!