Does it seem to everyone else that the stuffy days of suits and pantyhose in the workplace are falling by the wayside? I know opinions about this vary, but I ab-so-lute-ly love it.
I’ve recently transitioned from a more “buttoned-up” workplace to one that allows me to dress for the day ahead. If I’m meeting with clients or representing the company, I tend to dress more traditionally professional. If I’m attending a community event, I dress for photos. If I’m planning to sit at the desk and slog through a mountain of work, I’m dressed for total comfort.
And jeans or leggings on Friday… lawd… I love my Friday leggings.
My current obsession with sewing knits lends itself nicely to this shift in the work-uniform dynamic. I can create pieces to dress up or down depending on my needs. And I never, ever sacrifice comfort!
First up is the Patterns for Pirates Everyday Elegance dress… How beautiful is this dress??
(all the heart eyes is the perfect reaction!!)
It is full of little details that make it so special – yoke pleating, gathers at the shoulders, a buttoned tab sleeve… and such an easy make! I’ll admit that I may have had to make it twice because of
lazy poor construction decisions… costly mistake but it was worth doing over again!
If you’ve been following the tour all week, you may recognize this perfectly fall-ish ghost crepe from Vinegar & Honey. While a departure from my knit-kick, it was the ideal woven for this silhouette.
(I could seriously live my entire life in DBP… it’s that ridiculous.)
And, finally, a winning casual Friday look. To be honest, I’d probably wear this gorgeous outfit during the work week, too. Actually, I did. On a Thursday. It’s got all of the scandalous parts covered, right?
This cardigan is the newest Made for Mermaids release, the Mama Darcey. I’ve paired it with the Mama Courtney (sans knot) and the Patterns for Pirates Peg Legs. All SUPER easy makes and separates that can work in any number of outfits.
Holy moly… I love this sweater. I’m wearing leggings and knit from top to bottom and I feel GLAMOROUS!!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our week of work wear during this blog tour! Which garments do you plan to incorporate in your professional wardrobe? If you’ve missed any of the days, you can find the posts here:
Now, bring on the weekend!