Less casual

Twice a year when my company closes early and goes out to lunch at a nice restaurant, I like to take the opportunity to dress up a little more than usual.

I'm the only person who does this. Everyone else pretty much just wear jeans.
Fortunately, now that I've been there for a while, this is expected of me, and not dressing up would probably garner comments like "What's wrong, where are your heels?"

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Floral Hi-Low Skirt c/o Sugarlips
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  1. Loving this outfit!! And I was the same way at work, except it was every day ;) And if I wore flats they were shocked (but I wore them a lot so I don't get it :p )

  2. great outfit
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  3. Well it's probably because you look so lovely when you dress up! This floral high low skirt is so gorgeous and have I told you that yellow looks fabulous on you? Because it does. Have a great weekend Lydia!

  4. Loved that skirt the first time you showed it off and that bag, I need to head to tj maxx! I never find anything there.

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  6. The skirt is lovely on you! Definitely take any opportunity to dress up!

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  7. Its the same for me. I always dress up a bit and if I'm in jeans...which is rare..everyone is asking me why I'm so casual.

    The skirt is very pretty and I especially like it in the last picture where it looks a bit windblown and a bit flamenco.

  8. Love the skirt! It's very flowy and feminine. The windblown picture is great. I probably am the most dressed up at my work. Everyone seems to wear jeans all the time.

  9. I feel like this outfit is sort of like a perfect goodbye to summer outfit (even though I know you guys will still have warm weather for a while there) - all the pieces say "summer" but there are some hints and tones in that amazing skirt. I hope you guys all had a good lunch.

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  10. Sometimes it's fun to be the most dressed up one, right? I'm usually that person too. :) That skirt, and these photos, are gorgeous. The wind was really workin' with you!

  11. ohhh, I am loving that skirt!!

  12. Ah yes, the suspicious colleagues. Ever there when you decide to kick it up a notch in your work attire. I think you look really great.

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  13. OMG, I totally adore this look! Yhat skirt is so pretty and love the pops of brights! My favorite look!!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  14. haha aww, well, props to you for taking initiative to dress up when everyone else won't! ;)

    You look great! This outfit is so warm and inviting, and I love the asymmetrical hemline of that skirt. I like where you took pictures, too~ so green!

  15. Okay whilst reading the other comments I have one thing to say. Where are you all working that you get to wear jeans to work!? I (as a former tomboy/athlete) would LOVE to be able to do this indiscrimantly.

    Ever since starting my job-a long time ago now...- I've grown into all the "dressed up" wardrobe only to find I actually dress up more than my colleagues... oddly enough they can pull that causal-but-not look which I am now trying to manage.

    So from my side if you can wear jeans and be casual do it. But if you can dress up for a meal do that too!!!

  16. this outfit is lovely the colors are so fun the skirt is gorgeous!

  17. I love the fact that even though everyone else wears jeans you strive for more and set your own bar.
    Think this says a lot about you :)
    oh and it seems like you have an audience

  18. ooo la la! I am head over heels in love with this entire outfit! I also love that you get dressed up despite all our jean clad co-workers. High five me!

  19. That bag is wonderful! And the last photo is gorgeous...


  20. Your skirt is beautiful, I like the print. The same happens on Fridays at school, pretty much everyone wears jeans and the school t-shirt, I never buy the t-shirt and rarely wear jeans to work, so whenever I have one of those bad days and I go in jeans everyone is surprised and ask "where is your skirt?"

  21. your clutch really stood out to me, it's beautiful! :D

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  22. love that bag and love the work standard you've set - that's always a good one to get noticed for!

  23. It's good to dress up. That skirt will stand out admist pairs of boring jeans. Love the look.

  24. Still a little sad that we aren't skirt twins. It looks great with the bold clutch.

    This is one of my favorite photo locations. The rocks look so cool and they remind me of Central Park!

  25. Love all the pretty pops of color in this! x

  26. Wow, you look smokin hot! It looks like old world spanish harlem. Suite!


  27. I love that you use it as an excuse to get dressed up! You look great!




  28. I think that's always a fabulous thing to do - dress up extra special!

    And you totally did hun!
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  29. You look great! When in doubt, dress up :)

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