Thursday, April 15, 2010

In Bloom

In Bloom

Works Cited
pink button-up: thrifted
floral skirt: liberty of london, girls' section
tan belt: j crew
mary janes: dankso
shades: urban outfitters

In Bloom

Even though I'm spending the day reading and writing for my final papers, I still wanted to look sharp. I think dressing for success works just as well when you're all by yourself as when you're trying to impress others. And today, I'm trying to impress myself right into writing my seminar papers. Do you ever "dress for success" just to please yourself?

26 comments:

Lisa said...

Ooh, you've got a great preppy/boho chic vibe going today. I love the pinks and floral on you - it goes perfect with the "undone" hair bun.

lumikha said...

aahhh!!! two of my coworkers are wearing the same exact color as that shirt you are wearing. also, i wish i could fit into clothes from the girl's section! :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

This outfit is just adorable, and I love your hair in that messy updo! I tend to dress for business as usual whether I'll be on campus or working from home.

What About Lunch said...

I do, I feel more creative when I dress for success. On the other hand, do you ever feel like an outfit is wasted? Sometimes, when something comes together extra cute or my hair is looking really good, nothing goes on that day and I feel a little bit disappointed.
I'm loving the mary janes today.

Lauren said...

LOVE that skirt. I definitely wanted it at target & wished they had made an adult version because there is no way these hips are fitting in a little girls skirt! haha

Elaine said...

Yes :P but it hardly works.. hhahah

Love the monochromatic pink!! You look so darling! Good luck with all your work :)

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

alltumbledown said...

I definitely believe that what you're wearing has an impact on productiveness. I love the flirty take on the man tailored shirt- you look fantastic.

Melanie said...

I still can not believe that skirt is form the kids section at Target! It's so cute! funny, I actually try to dress nicely every day--even before I made my blog. It just makes me feel good about myself, which in turn makes me more productive.

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Rad_in_Broolyn said...

You look great in that skirt! I tend not to look good when I work work but I have certain clothing habits. Like a favorite hat or a favorite sweater.
Yes good luck! Sending productivity vibes your way!

Roo Paprika said...

Beautiful skirt!

futurelint said...

I love this look - the oxford is sooo cute with the skirt! I totally think how I dress changes my motivation, so I always get dressed up, even on my days off so I'm not tempted to lay around being lazy all day with Hulu.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I try to wear a skirt once a week just to impress myself at work. I love this skirt! Good luck with all the final papers!

Draft of Vintage said...

Definitely dressed for some successful studying! The pinks and patterns of a Sofia Coppola-ish pastry! There have absolutely been occasions when I've dressed up for myself- it just makes you feel so much better...

Jenny said...

You look adorable! I can't get over it. So stinkin' adorable!

Law Girl said...

I love all the pink. I looks great!

eek said...

I agree - if dressing up makes you feel better I think you will perform better!

I've said it before and I'll say it again - adore your skirt!

Dorky Medievalist said...

I don't dress for success when I work, though I do dress in my favourite comfy clothes. There is something to be said, I think, for taking yourself seriously when you dress seriously and you make me wonder what would happen if I tried it. When you are on the market, I absolutely recommend dressing for any phone interview you may receive; it helps a lot in that awkward situation. Good luck finishing those papers/future articles!

spoozyliciouzz said...

There is no excuse as to not dress up properly...apart from a nasty hangover or paingiving illnesses...but you look sharp!

Getting dressed up definitely helps us style nerds to feel better, hence enables us to live up to our own expectations.

Chaucee said...

I do like to get dressed up even if I know I'm going to spend the whole day inside. It just makes me feel pretty!

FashionTheorist said...

Dressing to impress, even if I'm the only one around to be impressed by it, is my outlook on life right now. It keeps me on-track and sharp!

I like the combination of crisp shapes and soft, girly colors you've created in this outfit. It creates a very pleasant contrast.

e. said...

Aw, I love it!
I definitely have my dress-for-comfort evenings and weekends, but I also find that when I dress-for-success I feel much more motivated (this was especially important when I was working from home).

Shop T.O. Live said...

Yes, I definitely dress up for myself all the time (even if I don't plan to see a soul) - it totally affects my mood.

You look very pretty today!

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An Engineer's Closet said...

I really, really like this combo. It's just the right balance of youth and grown-up! Nicely done :)

And yes, it's good to dress up, even if it's just for yourself. Makes a big difference in attitude and motivation, I think.

bonjouritsjinah said...

I totally agree with "dressing for success." I find that even studying in real clothes and not my pajamas puts me into a better state of mind.

SB said...

indeed - usually - for me! it's fun!

Larysse Tavares said...

I should learn with you =) I don't get dressed for myself but I bet I'll start doing it. You are really cute this time. This skit is fabulous! <3

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