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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Make it work

Even though my work place (an office) doesn't have a tight dress code, I still feel that there is a "work me" compared to the "normal me". My strategy with all the jobs I've had has always been to go formal first and bit by bit start bringing more "me" into the work outfits. It has taken about a year that I have had the courage to start wearing what I wear now at work; I still have to restrain my inner rock chick to stay at home. Even today I felt somewhat of a burn in my back while wearing this blazer, jeans and platform booties combo. It's funny because my boyfriend said the outfit reminds him of a teacher which is actually not too far fetched; my mother, who is a teacher, used to wear a very similar grey blazer back in the 80's/90's. So what's all the fuss about?










Blazer: MTWTFSS
Shirt: Marlene Schön by Ellos
Jeans: Cheap Monday

Platform booties: Bullboxer



"Someone always playing corporation games,
Who cares they're always changing corporation names,
We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage,
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page"

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26 Comments:

Blogger Frickys said...

Being able to incorporate "yourself" into work outfits is great. It is a great office outfit, especially the blazer that stands out.

November 13, 2008 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger clareassiral said...

i think it works, it has the 'you' element and the work look. and the 2nd picture make you look really tall! nice shot

November 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

olis muuten kiinnostava nähä sut hiukset kiinni!

November 13, 2008 at 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Mrs. Allnut said...

Great strategy! I feel inspired by your plan, thanks.

November 13, 2008 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger heidi and seek said...

I think your outfit is non-traditional but not very radical. A nice place to be.

It's funny how people looking at you can mean that you look weird or fabulous! I just prefer to think it's the latter.

November 13, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger winda said...

ihana toi jakku :)

November 13, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Frickys: Thanks! Definitely! Although it's hard if there is a tight dress code. On the other hand, it might make it more interesting, ie. what you can do with limited resources and styles. :) I'm lucky my work place is not that "tight" but still I feel like the odd one out..

Clareassiral: Thanks, I'm glad you can see me in the work look. Wow, yeah it does, weird! :D Great angle, I suppose. :)

Anomymous: Mulla on muutamassa asussa/kuvassa ollut hiukset kiinni jos vaan jaksat selata taaksepäin. :) Tykkään kuitenkin pitää hiuksia mielummin auki. Pikkujoulukausi kun lähestyy, tulee varmasti kuvia, joissa on hiukset kiinni ja laitettuna.

Mrs. Allnut: No problem!:) I'm glad to inspire you.

Heidi and seek: Thank you. I really do hope it's the latter. ;)

Winda: Kiitti! :)

November 13, 2008 at 12:46 PM  
Anonymous heini said...

Mitä sää teet työkses:)?Ihana blazeri<3 Ja joo,miulla on ihan sama-en voi pitää töissä sellasia vaatteita,mitä vapaalla:/ Se on toisinaan vähän kökköä,mutta sitten taas-ainakin inspis pukeutumiseen säilyy,kun sitä joutuu rajoittamaan! Onneksi olen 3 pvää vkosta töissä ja 4:nä voin sitten laittaa päälleni vaikka jätesäkin;)

November 13, 2008 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I love that outfit, but it doesn't really remind me of a teacher :D Maybe that's because all the teachers in our school are such a... well, I can't say it in English, so I'll go with Finnish - juntteja :D Btw I also love ur apartment.

November 13, 2008 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Moo said...

Taisin ensimmäsitä kertaa piipahtaa blogiisi. :) Sulla on hienoja ja erikoisia vaatteita jotka sopivat sulle, mutta harmi vain, että poseerat kuvissa mielestäni yhtä kiinnostavasti kuin kuollut lahna. Enemmän ilmettä?

November 13, 2008 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hei mistä noi verhot on? sikakivat!

November 13, 2008 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous sugar kane said...

That blazer and the whole outfit is fantastic and very "you", and something I, a teacher, would love to wear to work :)

November 13, 2008 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T YOU REMEMBER, WE BUILT THIS CITY ON ROCK AND ROLL ! :--D loistokasta!

November 13, 2008 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Heini: Olen johdon assistentti eräässä tunnetussa suomalaisessa firmassa. Mulla taas tuo vapaampi pukeutuminen rajoittuu lähes täysin viikonloppuun ja lomille mikä sinänsä on harmi. Olis kiva päästä "ulkoilemaan" vähän useamminkin. Mut viikonloppuisin sitä revitellään yleensä oikein olan takaa pukeutumisen suhteen. :)

Sara: Thank you! :) Perhaps in the 80's teachers were younger and cooler, dunno. :D I just remembered how old I am, yikes!

Moo: Kiitos ja tervetuloa mukaan!:) Pakkoposeeraaminen ja hymyileminen ei tule luonnostaan, joten vedän mahdollisimman kuolleen ilmeen kuviini puolitahallaan. :D Se kyllä sopii tuohon mustaharmaaseen meininkiin, mutta ehkä posea voisi vähän reipastaa. :)

Anonymous: Kiitti! Verhot ovat peräisin 70-luvulta. Ne ovat olleet ennen tätä vanhempieni ekassa asunnossa sekä lapsuuden asunnossani Turussa. Kolmas käyttökerta siis!

Sugar Kane: Good to know. :) So if I understood your comment right, I do have at least a bit of professionalism in my work look. Cool!

Anonymous: Oikea biisi! Sopi niin hyvin aiheeseen, että oli pakko pistää. Tekeekin mieli vetää Singstaria taas...

November 13, 2008 at 6:25 PM  
Anonymous LauraL said...

You look really pretty! The portrait a few posts ago was really beautiful.

Also, the blazer is great! Very Alex Wang. I've actually been the whole week in Norssi, studying the high-school pupils' behaviour. But I'm more like this high waist skirt, high heels kind of teacher.
I feel I haven't seen you in ages!

November 13, 2008 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Nelliina said...

Sä oot kyllä noissakin vaatteissa niin tyylikäs että ei luulisi työpaikallanne olevan mitään ihmettelyn aihetta :) itsellä kesti se viikko kun aloin tunkemaan mukaan "minua", sillain pikkuisen kerrallaan ja reaktioita tunnustellen. Meillä kuitekin niin rento ympäristö loppujen lopuksi, toisin kun aluksi pelkäsin :)

November 13, 2008 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Laural: Ahh thanks, sweetie!:) Your school week sounds interesting and I'm sure you're the hottest "teacher" there. ;) I was in Klubi last Saturday but didn't see you. Yo-talo next week, yes? :)

Nelliina: Kiitos. :) Lähinnä kai on siitä kyse, että tuota minun "tyylikkyttä" ei oikein ymmärretä kun suurin osa on joko insinöörin nörttejä tai vanhempaa business-väkeä. Olen myöskin aika nuori, meillä ihmisten keski-ikä huitelee jossakin yli 30 tienoilla. Kiva kuulla, että olet sopeutunut uuteen työpaikkaan noin nopeasti. Mulla tosiaan meni aika kauan, ennen kuin uskaltauduin pukeutumaan hieman rokimmin ja laittamaan esim. tummanviolettiä kynsilakkaa kynsiin hehee!:D

November 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger C.B. said...

wow! I love your style, your housE!!! YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!

November 14, 2008 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger Leni said...

I like that blazer a lot! It brings the 90's back!

November 14, 2008 at 5:15 AM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

C.B. Thank you! It's an appartment but thanks. :)

Leni: Thanks, yeah it does!;) In a good way.

November 14, 2008 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger styledigger said...

Perfect perfect perfect blazer! Classic, but not boring, long, but not too long, big but not too big, grey, but not too grey. LOVE it!

November 15, 2008 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Song of Style said...

is that ur living room??
i heart the decor!
and ofcourse the outfit too!

November 15, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Style digger: Thanks. I'm very fascinated by this blazer too. I got it in black as well.;)

Song of style: Thanks! Yep. :) I love retro decor style, so my whole apartment is pretty much all 60's 70's retro.

November 15, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger SOS! said...

blazer looks good! me likey.

November 16, 2008 at 2:46 AM  
Blogger evita nuh said...

waww you are so pretty! i really really love your style! you are an inspiration!!

November 18, 2008 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Aliliisa said...

mieletön toi jakku!!!

November 30, 2008 at 12:05 AM  

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