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Dressing appropriately for the office is something, I have to admit, I’m not the best at. And it’s not for a lack of being able to put together an outfit. But rather, not having said outfit in the first place. You see, I never buy “office appropriate” clothes because I don’t like them. I think they’re boring. There, I said it. And aside from one pair of trousers, one silk button down, and a polka dot day dress I’m already running out of things that would be considered office professional. I’ve only bought one suit in my life and it is a tuxedo jacket made out of a silver hammered silk with matching track pants. Unless I get a job in Vegas, this isn’t going to be seen by my coworkers.

Luckily, my office has a very relaxed dress code, where it’s okay if I choose to wear jeans and a flannel (my uniform). But sometimes, I get inspired to go the extra mile. I’m an adult now, damnit I think to myself and I try to wear something remotely in the vicinity of what my friends in finance might wear to the office. I can only assume that they make all that money because they look so damn put together. Dress for success is a thing, right?

Of course as you can see above I couldn’t help putting my own spin on it by wearing my patterned Peter Pilotto for Target skirt with my one silk blouse by Michael Kors (which I found at the Wrentham Outlets for a great price, if anyone wants to try their luck there I would recommend it).

What do you guys think? How’s the dress code at your office? How do you put a personal spin on your work wardrobe?

Have a great day!

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Hey, everyone!

Technically, I wore this outfit on Easter, which is kind of awhile ago but I really wanted to share it with you! I love this dress because it’s so classic and versatile. I’ve worn it for my college graduation, with a white blazer for work, and now here with some vintage denim and reflective sunglasses. The best part about this outfit is that both the dress (Ralph Lauren) and the shoes (Michael Kors) are from Marshall’s and only cost about 50-60 bucks each. That’s what I call a “fab found” haha. I think this might be my favorite way to style this dress; I love the Americana look and denim is my go-to when it comes to dressing down pieces that are inherently dressier. It’s all about the high/low mix! Do you guys have any tricks for dressing up or down an outfit?

If you want to see more of my photos you can follow me on Instagram (@beckyfmartin).

Have a great day!

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