Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Status Report: A Dress & Cardigan Are My Work Uniform

I'll admit I'm cheating on my very first CorpGoth Mid-Month Status Report. This is a repeat photo. Because I'm working from home this week, & there's a random heat wave, I couldn't bring myself to wear anything remotely office-worthy. But looking through my archives, I confirmed what I suspected.

My go-to work outfit is a dress & a cardi. Who can blame me? It's the easiest thing to put together on a busy morning & still look chic & professional. I collect classic sheath dresses & basic knit dresses with empire waists & surplice tops, especially in black, then look for cardigans in jewel tones, stripes, & dark florals. So simple to mix & match these kind of pieces! Add some great boots or funky heels, maybe a belt or scarf or statement necklace, & I'm out the door fast.

What I'm wearing:
Grey cardigan with sequins, ModCloth
Black knit dress, Target
Black camisole, Old Navy
Black elastic belt, NY & Company
Black tights, Calvin Klein
Burgundy/fuchsia crushed-velvet ankle boots, bought from a friend
Pink rhinestone bib necklace, Forever 21
Silver Celtic cross earrings, somewhere in Berkeley

So share a link to your Status Report in the comments so everyone can see your work uniform! And watch for the next Status Report around the start of November.

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  1. I'll be posting mine tonight beautiful lady! Cardigans and anything are a go-to for me BIG TIME! And I'll say it again: LOVE THOSE BOOTS!

  2. You left out amazing shoes as part of your uniform :)

  3. Heh, thanks! I *try* for cool shoes too, but I can't guarantee them as I don't have as many of those a the dresses & cardis (but working on it ;-)

  4. Echoing everyone else; those boots are really fantastic!

    Here is my mid-month status report.

  5. As promised, here's my status report: http://thecuriousprofessorz.blogspot.com/2012/10/corpgoths-monthly-status-report-go-to.html

  6. I love your classic office look! You are inspiring me because my new office is cooooold... I am keeping an eye out for more cute cardis!! :)

    Thanks for hosting this fun theme!!

  7. Oh, those boots, they're stunning! ^^

    I like cardigans as well, I think, they're one of the most useful clothing pieces ever invented! ^^

    Also, thank you for hosting this and for featuring my link in your pst! :)

  8. Thanks! And I like how your outfit combines practicality & professionalism :)

  9. You're welcome & thanks for participating!

  10. Sorry this is a little late! http://diaryofagirlynerd.blogspot.com/2012/10/this-is-corpgoths-mid-month-status.html
    Also your boots are stunning!