Thursday, December 1, 2011

Work with Me

Photos: Katie Derus | Jacket: H&M | Dress: ZARA| Shoes: Nine West (similar here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: F21 | Necklace: Ann Taylor | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Saks, Arden B, Nordstrom | Watch: Vintage Dior

In these photos, I'm wearing another petite-friendly Zara find: a dark green pique dress. Although it's conservatively cut and in a work-appropriate hue, the forest green adds more interest than would the traditional black or gray. The dress appears to run a little small, so a regular XS fit me snugly. If you're planning to order it and are between sizes, I'd suggest going up a size.

In addition to adding a little color, I also decided to eschew traditional black pumps for these platform pumps with a lace overlay. Because of the hidden platform, I can get a little extra height without the strain on my feet, and keeping the color palette neutral ensures my kicks aren't too wild for the office. If I needed to make this outfit more business-formal-appropriate, I would wear some subtly-patterened black stockings and pumps and limit myself to a couple inobtrusive, tasteful pieces of jewelry.

What do you think, readers? Have you worn or would you wear something like this to your office?


  1. Loves it Tam! I adore that white/gold bubble necklace, and it looks great with the rest of the ensemble. I agree with you on the Zara sizing comment. I too had to go up a full size on my recent Zara purchases. Damn those skinny Europeans!

  2. it´s so cool this blog!

  3. You look so chic and office appropriate - I'd totally wear the green dress to mine :) Love how you accessorized with the necklace!

  4. I'd work with you, teehee! Love the outfit! Putting together unique, work appropriate attire is my fav! I'll be following, chickadee!

    ~Stay Styled to WOW~

  5. Very work appropriate. Tints of Breakfast at Tiffany's too!

    Fashion Dawgs

  6. Gorgeous! We love the shoes so much.. Nice outfit!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  7. I don't say this a lot, but I think you have impeccable style! I'm seriously so inspired by you... your blog is quickly becoming my favourite. Love this outfit. It's classy and so chic.


  8. Beautiful dress and necklace!

    xo Ashleigh

  9. U really managed great with this Audrey Hepburn style. A BIG LIKE! In Zara u always find a beautiful dress. Also likeyour necklase:)
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