Work outfit: Black + Yellow

Now that November is over, I’m a little upset that these fall leaves will have to come down. I love the simplicity of this, and how it made a plain white wall look so festive for Thanksgiving. Of course, I had to take a photo with it because soon we will be putting up the Christmas decorations around the office.

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Work Outfit: Beige Sweater & Booties

The weather has been cooling down in southern California, so it’s a good time to start bringing out my sweaters. Lately, the weather has been 68-78° Fahrenheit or 20-25° Celcius. I know, that’s not that cold. but growing up in an area where winter doesn’t really exist, I get cold easily.

Top: Liz Lisa | Jeans: Levi’s | Booties: Sole Society

I wore this casual outfit to work as part of our “business casual” dress-code. My company has been rather lenient on our dress-code, especially when the bosses are out of town. On this day, I wore a beige sweater, light-blue jeans, and beige booties. Continue reading “Work Outfit: Beige Sweater & Booties”

Casual Autumn Outfit for Work

It’s been a while since I did an outfit post. I noticed, I’ve been writing a lot about my food and travel, and neglecting this category of my blog. My Monday thru Friday consists of business casual outfits, and since autumn has arrived (kinda), I’m slowly transition into my fall outfits. Lately, the company I work for hasn’t been strict on our business casual dress code – I don’t even know what our dress code is anymore with all the different outfits I see in the office haha. This outfit is very neutral consisting of beige, white, and navy.

Recently, I bought a taupe ankle boot from Sole Society. I’ve never bought shoes from Sole Society before, and I decided to take the chance and order it since reviews said sizes run small. I wear size 4.5 to 5, and Sole Society’s River Ankle Boot in size 5 was a perfect fit. I get up often at work, and I walk around the corporate building during break. These boots were comfortable, and my feet did not hurt at all.

My next two purchase was from Liz Lisa’s official eBay store. It’s difficult making purchases from Japan because most Japanese clothing brands do not ship internationally, so you have to use a shopping service. Now, with websites such as Tokyo Otaku Mode, and their Liz Lisa Official eBay store, I am able to purchase these items without paying the extra fees on top of shipping. I bought their suede jacket in beige, and a navy floral skirt. Both of these pieces are perfect for my casual office environment.

This light-weight suede jacket comes in one size, and the jacket length is not too long, which is perfect for my short height. The sleeve length is slightly long on me, but not too big of a deal.

Next, is Liz Lisa floral skirt. The dark navy color is great for a casual office environment, or to wear out to places. Also, this skirt has pockets – 2 in front, and 2 in back!

The white top I’m wearing is also from Liz Liza.

– Cindy

Work outfit: black, grey, & white with a hint of pink

Always dress well, but keep it simple.

For work, I decided to go back to basic – black and grey. I’ve been having a hard time finding work clothes to wear because it’s warm outside and cold inside the office. On this particular day, it was cloudy and gloomy in Southern California (72°F or 22°C), so I wore a collar crop top (not really a crop top on me), and high-waisted dress pants. Because I’m wearing all black and grey, I used my pink Samantha Vega bag for pop of color.

Top: Zara – size XS | Bottom: Uniqlo | Shoes: Steve Madden – size 5

– Cindy

Work outfit: 4’10 & wearing a midi skirt 

When you’re short, it can be very intimidating to wear a skirt that’s passed your calves. I bought this skirt from Uniqlo back in December 2016, and this is my first time wearing it. When I bought this online, I misread the measurements and the skirt ended up dragging around on the floor even with heels on. It is listed as a midi skirt, but it looks like a maxi skirt on me. For work, I pulled this skirt up to my waist – literally up to where my elbow is. Surprisingly, it stayed up pretty well throughout the day. I’m thinking about getting it altered by about 5 inches shorter in length so I wouldn’t have to wear it super high-waisted. On Uniqlo’s website the color is listed as grey, but it looks more like a lilac color in-person.

Skirt: Uniqlo (similar here) | Top: Liz Lisa | Heels: Yesstyle – size 4.5

– Cindy

Work Outfit: Mock one-piece top

For this work outfit, I wore my blue strip collar one-piece top from Yesstyle. I bought it for days when I’m feeling lazy, or days where I have no idea what to wear to work. My co-workers actually thought it was a two-piece blouse. The fabric material is light-weight, and you wouldn’t have to worry much about layering. It is long-sleeve, which is perfect for the chilly office environment but still light enough to wear outdoors. The back of the shirt is slightly longer than the front, and there is a zipper. I like to wear this with the sleeves rolled-up for a more casual look, black pants, and heels/flats.

Top: size S | Length(Front): 61cm | Length(Back): 67cm | Shoulder Width: 37cm | Bust: 88cm | Sleeve Length: 56cm

Pants: H&M – black capri dress pants in Size 2

Layering a Nautical Navy Tank Dress for Work

Since it’s summer, I wanted to wear something light and comfy than the normal dress pants and fitted pencil skirts. I was looking through my closet and found this striped navy blue tank dress that I bought last spring from Loft. It’s not really work appropriate (Business Casual) if worn with a collar white shirt or t-shirt underneath (see image below). After staring at this dress for about 1-2 minute, I thought it might be a good idea to layer a shirt on top instead. My closet became a mess and I tried to find something to match it.

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Spring 2016 PRSA Conference

I tried many different shirts but because the dress was already boxy and loose, it was hard to find something that would work with it. In the end, (with the help of my sister) I decided to wear this dress with my lace crop top that I bought from Romwe (see image below). I also wore this top in my previous outfit post with a high-waisted black midi skirt, see here. After trying on this dress with this crop top, the dress ended up looking like a skirt. This outfit is perfect as a business casual summer attire in the office. We also had a company luncheon, so this outfit is loose and comfy enough for all the food that I ate haha.

Dress: Loft – 00P (I had to altered it because it was still too big on me)

Top: One-size – Shoulder length: 16 inches or 40 cm | Shirt length: 18 inches or 46 cm

Shoes: Michael Kors navy pointed toe flats – size 5

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– Cindy