Thursday, October 14, 2010

Black and Blue

Blouse: Joe Fresh, tank: Gap, skinny jeans: J Brand, ballet flats: Coach, necklace: Hilary Druxman, biker jacket: People's Liberation, sunglasses: Oliver Peoples, scarf: gift from my grandma.

This is what I wore to work yesterday. The dress code is very casual at the school I teach at, which can be both good and bad. The good part is that I can wear jeans and a blouse every day, the bad part is that when I get dressed up in a skirt, dress, heels, or add a piece of statement jewellery, at least one co-worker asks "why are you so dressed up today?". This question usually results me in feeling self-conscious for the rest of the day, wondering whether everyone is looking at me funny. I'm starting to get better at taking it as a compliment, but it's been difficult. Does this ever happen to you, at work or in another environment? What is your response?


  1. I love it that you dress up some days for teaching. When I went to school in Alberta the teachers always dressed up. Here in SoCal they wear the WORST casual outfits (cheerleader skirt on the teacher? really?? sweats?? it's disgusting). Anyway - I like this little outfit too. The scarf is perfect!


  2. Love your outfit...its casual, yet chic:)
    In my office, I can wear pretty much whatever I want, within one at work ever says anything to me. Ive seen a few stares on the street though, lol...I would just smile and say "cuz Im feeling sassy"...heheheh

  3. You look great! I get the "dressed up" comments a lot, too. A majority of people don't put a lot of effort into looking really nice or going the extra mile so anything that's prettier than usual is "dressed up." Besides, who really needs a reason to dress up?

  4. LOVE your jacket and tank! Gorgeous.
    xo Josie

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  6. Love these! Great outfit! love the pink scarf adds a bit of color to a dark outfit!

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  7. Very cute, I like it best with the scarf! I love those bold color combos that aren't too matchy, but still look great together. Perfect for fall :0)

  8. love this look - great jacket x

  9. Love the leather jacket and the way you styled it.
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  10. Oh, you look awesome! I love the pop of fuschia the scarf gives off. This outfit is just all sorts of cool.

    I used to get really self-conscious anytime someone was like "Why are you so dressed up?" but am now just thinking they a) mean it as a compliment or b) are wondering if they missed the memo on an important meeting/awesome fun time. :)

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  11. Cute! We were both feeling the black and blue. Love the pop of pink!


  12. ok super amazing jacket and LOVE that pop of pink. Have I told you I love your style?

  13. Oh yes, I get it all the time which I find really surprising considering that I work for Canada's most known and prestigious employer!

    You should take it as a compliment - Always!

    As you always look beautiful!


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