July 19, 2012

..Blue and Lime Fancy Time

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The deets: J.Crew skirt; eBay necklace; Wet Seal tee; DV by Dolce Vita heels; Coach clutch; Sunnies c/o Firmoo.

So, I have to admit that unlike some of you lucky ladies and gents out there, I do not have a glamorous job.  I sit in a cube in front of a computer and run reports, send "give us our money" emails to investors, and mostly just make long lists of tedious mindless work that needs to get done just to experience a tiny bit of joy when I get to cross it off in my pink pen.   You know what makes my day even ickier? Wearing something that I don't feel pretty in.  Which brings me to my main point.  It may sound a teeny bit crazy, but I can honestly say that when I am wearing something bright and feminine that I feel like myself in, my whole day really is better.  Happy outfits make for happy employees, happy employees make for a happy workplace, a happy workplace makes for higher quality output so basically the equation comes out to the following:


1 cute outfit + 1 Erin + 1 workday = MORE PRODUCTIVITY! (or something like that).


It may not be what I want to be wearing if stuck in an elevator with my boss's boss's boss, but it's a risk worth taking to make my life a bit more enjoyable, so suck it boring conservative color-wheel!  Oh yes I went there.

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51 comments :

  1. i am a firm believer in the same equation!! today, for instance, i'm wearing skin tight pink jeans (with ankle zips) a white tank, and a mint blazer. and hot pink lips. i'm so much more productive because of it!!!

    CupcakesOMG!

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  2. very special necklace..
    http://she-is-the-1.blogspot.ch/

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  3. Ooooh that necklace and the heels and the yellow! I don't know which part I like the most! It all looks so great, fab outfit hun! I really like it and you look lovely! :)


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  4. Agree 100%. Love the blue and green combo! And those shoes...amazing!

    jill
    www.classywithakick.com

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  5. I coudn't get more with you on this if I tried. My job is so not glamorous. It's so far away from glamorous I am not even sure what glam looks like anymore. And I feel like I do better when I am feeling good about myself. But I won't lie and say that the lack of inspiration surrounding me from 8-4 doesn't get old by about...11 am. :)

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  6. i think you look great! i sit all day too, i don't see people, so they could care less what i wear around here...so i do it for me! ....also, i like your math... :)

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  7. I agree that I'm in a better mood when I'm wearing an outfit I love in bright colors. But it doesn't necessarily make me more productive at work, haha.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. You look gorgeous! I love the blue and lime together and those shoes are just adorable. I totally agree... when you dress well, you just feel happier! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. i worked directly under the COO and CEO of our company and i showed up to work wearing elephant print dresses - so i'm all about bright happy outfits making bright happy employees! this is such a great outfit - two of my favorite colors and stripes! love it.

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  10. I agree with ur equation... I feel better when dressed well too... I love that skirt and the shoes are just adorbz!!

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  11. I 100% agree. I'm behind a desk all day, but when I dress in something I love and feel pretty in I'm so much more productive!! Love it.

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  12. You should probably wear that shirt forever. It looks amazing on you.

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  13. I think a cute outfit definitely makes for a happier employee and you look super cute in this - I love the juxtaposition of the lime and blue!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. every thing is gorgeous
    overall a pretty smart look

    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/ellis-faas-makeup-light-eyes-e303-and.html

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  15. Great combi!
    Kisses from spain

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  16. Great colors together! I've searched and searched online for those blue shoes since the last time you did an outfit post with (they look just like the Carven ones!), but I can't find them. Are they recent?

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  17. I completely agree with your formula. This is colorful & still office appropriate to me!

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  18. Love those color together, you look gorgeous!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  19. I love this color combo! I think I am more productive on casual Fridays because I can put away the black pencil skirt and break out some colored skinnies.

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite Enter My Giveway!

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  20. I love this formula! :) I know what you mean... I do the same! Funny work story for you, I am a cubical infront of the computer person as well. SOME days I get risky and I wear my bright red pants to work. I feel stylish but my work is very low key (alot of people wear jeans everyday) so one day I dared to do the Red Pants my name was announced in front of the entire company. UG. And I had to stand up to be like HEY I am Sara!

    Anyway I love this outfit!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com

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  21. AMEN to all of that! And great outfit!

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  22. You look beautiful!!! Love this whole look.

    octoberchic.com

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  23. Great outfit - I'm in love with this color combo! If you have a sec, would love for you to check out my latest posts - a fun of looks from a girls wine tour weekend!

    xo
    Dana
    Big City Farm Girl

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  24. I am crazy for that necklace, but I can't find it here, anywhere.

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  25. i am definitely in a better mood and more productive in a cute outfit. it's cool - i don't have a glamorous job, either!!

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  26. Great combo! I just got a similar looking skirt from Francesca's Collections. Maybe i'll pair it with some lime green :)

    http://somecallmesjp.blogspot.com/

    -Sarah

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  27. Love the lipstick color, girl! I am obsessed with hot pink lips right now. I rock it half the time (when I'm not wearing red). I think it looks great on us, brunettes! : )

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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  28. I'm really digging this color combo Erin. It's so crisp and sophisticated :)

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  29. You are too cute! I always think that the better dressed I am (self-percieved), the better day I have! Fashion really is important!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  30. One motto I live by is, "If you look good, then you feel good." And I think you are probably feeling good day, lady! Loving this outfit.
    Shanna
    Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

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  31. Gorgeous statement necklace with that bright yellow top - love the striped skirt too, fantastic look!
    xx
    If you have a free moment I would so appreciate if you could check out my new post!

    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  32. Amen to that. I think I'm now known at work as the brightly-colored outfit girl. (been here 3 months) I'm pumped about it.

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  33. Love this and those shoes are amazing!!! I think you are quite work appropriate - who says you can only wear black/white/gray to be "business attire"? So boring!! I have a boring job too (and some down time...which is why I blog and read blogs to keep me sane...I mean entertained (and leave early sometimes!) :)

    Charity
    http://loveleighshopaholicconfessions.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this outfit, and I agree that I feel happier when I look good! I also understand about not wanting to run into the boss's boss's boss! I never dress inappropriately, but there are some days when I feel I might be too over the top and I avoid my principal all day! ;)

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  35. Couldn't agree with you more! I'm the same way, totally cheered up by my clothes sometimes. I love trying out new outfits at work & having my co-workers think I'm crazy or I especially love when I can tell they're jealous that I'm taking a fashion risk they're too scared to! I say bring all the color you can to Corporate America! :o)

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  36. great outfit! those colors totally pop together!!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  37. The neon tee is perfection with the deck stripe skirt. I just got mine in the orange color way and have a million ideas for it!

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  38. LOVE your blog and am so glad you came over to mine! I am totally with you on the bad outfit= bad day gig. My husband COMPLETELY doesn't get that... probably because it's a total girl thing but it really makes all the difference in the world. Bummer that you don't love your job and it's not fun :( 2 months ago I left a job that I was miserable in so I can feel ya on that one . Just know, you're never stuck :) Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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  39. LOVE everything about this outfit. AND omg, you have AMAZING eyelashes. please tell me you're wearing fake ones. If not I'm even more crazy jealous of you than I normally am.

    Have a great weekend love!

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  40. I feel the EXACT same way!! It's the reason I wear heels to pick the kids up from school :) Cute clothes make mama happy! Gorge outfit! love it! xoxo

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  41. I totally get you girl. I mostly wear jeans and comfortable shoes to work since I work in a lab, but if I am going to be working on my desk, I usually try to wear a cute outfit. It certainly makes my day.
    Love the bubble necklace. That color is stunning and goes so well with your shoes.

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  42. The PERFECT outfit for work! You look incredible! And I agree with your statement, I am just much happier when I am wearing a cute outfit.

    Marisa
    http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/
    Don't forget to enter my chloe + isabel GIVEAWAY!

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  43. love your bubble necklace! I have a turquoise one that I wear all of the time but I might need a blue one now too :) new follower! xo

    www.fancythingsblog.com

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  44. This outfit is fab !!! I understand your need to feel pretty while feeling under appreciated in a cubicle. It can get tough but hey you have a job :) xx

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  45. I love the blue and lime together!

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  46. Love this look! Great post.

    xo

    Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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