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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Office cliché

The bow blouse, the pencil skirt, the high heels, this look says one thing: Sexy Secretary.
But I suppose things are cliché because they work, and I do love this combination.

Even though the blouse is vintage, the snake print skirt is on trend for this fall and the pumps have a great mix of contemporary flair with a somewhat classic shape. (See a better photo of the shoes here.)

I wonder if this inexpensive 100% poly blouse ever looked this good in it's original decade?
 
It seems like the sun just does not want to come out at 6 pm these days, and I'm cranking up the ISO, so forgive the grainy photos. Soon it will pitch black at 6 when I get home from work and I'll have to deal with taking outfit photos at a less convenient time.
Not looking forward to the shorter days!

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The Rundown
Bow Blouse Vintage Swapped - Snake Print Skirt Tahari - Shoes Seychelles Check's in the Mail - Earrings Taken for Granite

35 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit! The skirt is awesomeness :D
and yea...ugh I don't want to have to take pictures in the morning...but I guess I might have to :/
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Della said...

I love the silhouette of this outfit! So classic.

That's the only thing I don't like about Fall, the shorter days. Boo!

CindyRex said...

Cliche? Who cares! This is a great outfit!

'Tia said...

Cute skirt and shoes!!!

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eek said...

Your photos are always so amazing - as is the girl in them!

jess said...

The blouse is lovely.

Vanessa said...

I hate this rapidly fading daylight! But, I would never have guessed you had to rack up the ISO, I can't even see the noise in these photos. They look great, as always.
Love that shape of heel , it's on my to-buy list for fall/winter!

Frannie Pantz said...

Love this pretty secretary look! Great pencil skirt. I know what you mean, later days are a total drag!

Jessica Gitler said...

love this look and you just gave me a great outfit idea ... I just may be stealing this one!!
jess
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Style Journey said...

You look great! Yeah, sexy secretary, but like you say, it works! Bow blouses can be weird, but this one truly is great! Love the snakeskin skirt too, very on trend.

Pretty soon it will be dark when I leave for work and come home. Not looking forward to that!

TiAnna Mae said...

I would totally rock this outfit! You find some great vintage clothes in really good condition!!!

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Natasha xoxo said...

This is my "go-to" outfit for work when I just can't figure out what to wear :) Love that flowy blouse - gorgeous!

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Mochachocolata Rita said...

ADORE the skirt, and omg! this reminds me that i haven't been wearing anything officey for so long!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Such a lovely mixture of timeless and trendy pieces! My closet is stocked full of pussybow blouses, love it on you!

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SassyUptownChic said...

Ahhhh, you look SUPER chicadee!!! The outfit is fab. I love those kind of blouses and I adore your t-strap shoes! Classy all the way girl! Woot!
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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Sexy secretary indeed! I love the simple yet flattering silhouette of this outfit and the T-stap pumps are divine! I'm not enjoying the shorter days either- might have to do early morning shoots at this point!

Courtney Erin said...

I love that top! I found a similar bow blouse that I live at a store in Canada with no online shipping and my cousin is going to buy it and ship to me so I'm very jealous that you found a thrifted one here!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Sarah said...

What a great look. Very professional. I really love this cream color on your blouse and shoes. Just beautiful. Plus the earrings add a great bit of sparkle!

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Mrs. J said...

The bow blouse has been on my fashion radar all month. Finally scored one today from JCPenney.

I'm loving the way your rocking yours so very Madmen. I love your shoes!!

Wendy said...

Fabulous look Lyddie :-) Absolutely divine shoes!!!

Stefanie said...

This is a very classic and sophisticated look but the snake print gives it such a contemporary edge!

The doll on fashion said...

Great snake print skirt.

The doll on fashion

Autumn Van Weir said...

I would so wear this! I'm on this look like white on rice.

Eclectic Flair said...

This is my favorite outfit formula for the office! It looks great on you!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

rebecca said...

Gorgeous blouse! I love this classy outfit!

RebeccawithanR

Bella said...

I love this look. I will never tire of bowtie blouses. BTW, what are some of your favorite consignment/vintage shops in the area, if you don't mind sharing your secrets? :)
Thanks!

laura said...

Lyddie, I will have to admit, I am not liking the shorter days that accompany colder weather. I like to take photos in the afternoon/evening, and there just isn't enough sunlight! BAH!

I love this look, and I can't believe that top is polyester!
♥ laura

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Nikki said...

Oh, I'm loving this look! That skirt is amazing :) I'm dealing with shorter days and long schooldays as well and taking outfitpictures is a real challenge. These don't look to grainy at all actually! x

The Closet Shopper said...

Yeah, I'm not a fan of shorter days either. At all.

I love this look. That blouse is amazing and the skirt fits you perfectly. I really need a fab pencil skirt like that.

xo,
Tracy

Alex Elizabeth said...

I love this skirt and the shoes too. I can't see the grain at all either. I haven't pushed up the ISO yet but I have slowed my shutter speed to 60 more than once... eek!

Amber Blue Bird said...

this is a very classic look and you look great in it. I am so not looking forward to the shorter days either! that is gonna blow.

Silver Strands said...

How CUTE - to add those earrings to this outfit!

Shelby said...

"sexy secretary" is one of my favorite styles, and a staple look i rock at work (minus the heels, i stand all day). your snakeskin skirt is gorgeous, it'll be so perfect through fall and winter <3shelby

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Shawna said...

It does work and I love the shoes.

Mimi said...

aww, i think your outfit is so beautiful! i love your blouse and earrings! :D

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