Dress Code: Corporate.

23 10 2012

My office look has always been a little more playful than corporate. I have kind of been using my department as an excuse to dress just a little more fun, just because we can. Until I changed my workplace, that is.

My title is more or less synonymous with my last one, but the work culture here is a lot more corporate, due to their internal operational reason. I however, now have to dress a lot more corporate and I am having trouble conforming to it. I kid you not, we are talking knee length skirt IN BORING COLOURS, closed toe shoes ALSO IN BORING COLOURS, and jewelry in moderation..they specifically said one ring, one bracelet, and NO VISIBLE NECKLACES. Are you kidding me?

If you are familiar with this blog, you would know that 1. I love colours, 2. I love statement jewelries  3. I love arm candieS, and 4. I love colours. But I did my research, and guys, please meet my new style icons.

Rachel Zane from Suits. I’m currently finding it hard to find long skirts that are tight enough for it to still look good. Wonder where she shops?

The one and only, Blair Waldorf. Slightly more chic than corporate, but I wonder if I can get away with it?

And the always gorgeous Duchess Kate. Well, minus the gowns, probably not very appropriate for work.

If you have any suggestions, or tips on how to go about breaking the corporate rules discreetly, do share! Or any other style I should check out?


Trick or Treat!

23 10 2012

Blue Green or Mustard Yellow?

7 10 2012

What to do, what to do..

I was on the hunt for a very specific type of skirt yesterday and I must have looked at hundreds of shops at least (dearest shopping companion, I apologize!). I didn’t end up getting what I wanted and it frustrated the hell out of me because I don’t think I’m looking for something that is too out of this world!

But that is not the actual dilemma that I’m facing right now. While I was looking at all the skirts these hundred something shops carry, I came across two skirts that momentarily, made me forget about the purpose of my trip. I didn’t end up getting them because it wasn’t what I came to buy, but now I kind of wish I had. Here’s the problem though: should I go with blue green, or mustard yellow?

Blue green?

Or mustard yellow?

Blue green?

Or mustard yellow????

I thought that if I see enough images as a reference, I could decide, but I love both colours now more than ever! Your input will highly be appreciated. Let me know what you think!!

Patchi from the Middle East.

6 10 2012

On Monday we had clients coming in from the Middle East and they came bearing gifts. Well, technically they gifted my boss but she was generous enough to share it with the rest of us.

I kid you not. A box full of individually wrapped chocolate pieces were inches away from my desk. Inches. I should get a medal for not inhaling them all on the first day.

Aren’t the wrappers gorgeous? Like little gems.

Patchi is a luxury chocolate brand originated from Lebanon, and is huge in the Middle East. But due to its increasing popularity, you can find them in big cities and even online. The price is at about a little over half of Lady Godiva.

They are so good with morning coffee/tea, and the extra dessert after lunch. I have gotten so used to eating these during work, how will I function without them now?