dimanche 1 mai 2016

My armor

In celebration of international workers day, here are a few recent work looks. Because sometimes, the only thing that motivates me to get out and face the day is the outfit I'm rocking. 

I've learned that even during unsatisfying professional circumstances and hypocritical colleagues, straining commutes with rude parisians, at least feeling comfortable in my clothes and liking what I see when looking in the mirror before stepping out is essential. It's my inside-out armor.

April 21st: My basic warm-ish weather business look, a relaxed suit.



I was wearing /Je portais:
blazer/veste: H&M - Top & pants /pantalon: Isabel Marant Etoile - ballerines / ballet flats: Lanvin - sac/ bag: Céline

Monday April 25th: notice what a difference a few days make, wer're back to winter clothes, big scarf and layers...



I was wearing /Je portais:
coat/manteau: Zara - sweater/ pull: Isabel Marant Etoile - pants /pantalon: H&M - scarf/écharpe: Acne Studios - shoes/chaussures: Dries van Noten

Tuesday April 26th: a sleet, wind and showers day. So not my usual casual business etiquette but I was warm, covered and decent enough for the office, goal achieved.



I was wearing /Je portais:
parka: Gap - pants /pantalon: H&M - boots: And Other Stories - scarf/écharpe: Acne Studios 

Thursday April 28th was "better", even wore heels! Haha!


I was wearing /Je portais:
coat /manteau: Uniqlo - pull/sweater: APC - pants /pantalon: H&M - boots: Isabel Marant Etoile - scarf/écharpe: Acne Studios - bag/sac: Céline

April 29th: Friyay!




I was wearing /Je portais:
veste/jacket: Isabel Marant Etoile - top: Hope - pantalon /pants: H&M - boots: And Other Stories - bag /sac: Céline

9 commentaires:

  1. Camel is so awesome on you, I esp. like the subtle detail of coordinating w/ the heel of your boots. Well played ;)

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    1. Didn't see that detail coordination at all until you mentioned it! Haha! Thanks Pret!

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  2. The relaxed suit - so good!

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    1. Thanks Lin! Adding a little slouch is the only way I can do suits.

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  3. I think I get sloppier every year that I work, especially since I've been with this company for a while now. I'm looking to add some nicer pieces to my work wardrobe, but I always balk on spending money on it, even though I'm at work the majority of the time! But Junya Watanabe pants I get to wear once in a blue moon? I won't even think twice, lol. I do have that Zara skirt that's a nice addition to my work wardrobe, but they blast the air conditioning here and I always wish I'd worn trousers instead :/

    That's how I feel about working out - if I have a cute gym bunny outfit, I'm more likely to drag myself to the gym... every little bit helps!

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    1. Haha! That's my problem too, I want to look good but the idea of spending "too much" on specifically work only clothes just irritates me. A work outfit allowance should be included in wages really.

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  4. Our work style is pretty similar, I would say. Although I wear my sneakers a little too often because I'm lazy haha. Your first two pics make me want go buy a relaxed suit as well. So good!

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    1. I love that sneakers are more streamlined now so that they blend in with a "classic" work outfit. As long as it doesn't look like you're on your way to the gym, the no-sneakers at work etiquette really frustrates me. It'd make my life so much easier to be able to wear them at the office.

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  5. The concept of armor is real :) putting something on in the morning isn't as mundane as most people think especially if you have to get out to world and face these waves of negativity. I like how you talk about looking into the mirror before hitting the door and feeling great about yourself and I can absolutely relate to that feeling. I know that whenever I have something important coming up at work like a conference or the likes, it's never the time to experiment with the clothing but fetch the "go to outfit" or uniform in terms of "power suits" like a sharp navy blazer works wonder for me. Although I may have said that to you already but I love that we can see and read your style documenting as if it was your own journal. I wish you write more post :D

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