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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Businesslike

Two more days of work and then I'm off to Berlin for the new year's celebration. A mini vacation is in place since they made me come to work during these "in between days". I don't really see the point when my email box is screaming of emptiness...

Speaking of work, someone once asked me to post about my work clothing and tips about how to look chic in the boring office environment. The trick I've learned, is to keep it simple with the basics but to also add something that makes the outfit pop, such as an interesting detail or accessory. The topic allows me to introduce something my lovely boyfriend got me for my birthday: a blazer/cardigan designed by our talented friend, Richard Söderberg. Richard's brand Obscur is a menswear label but the smaller sizes seem to fit me fine (you can get his clothes at least here, here and here). I've worn this number on several occasions since it's suitable for both office and free time wear. The piece looks professional, though it has that special "twist" which makes it look more interesting than those basic blazers or cardigans people would normally wear to an office. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with basic peg leg trousers, the only additional detail being on front of the white top. You can even add platform ankle boots to this outfit and no one would make a big deal because the cardigan is the true show stopper here. In a delicate way, of course.

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays, I'll be back next year!












Blazer/cardigan: Obscur
Trousers: Asos
Top: Zara
Ankle boots: Fendi

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23 Comments:

Blogger Joan D. said...

Nice pics! Love them! And the outfit is really cool! By the way, is that Marilyn manson on the wall? Seems so!

Merry Xmas!

December 29, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger the gorgeous said...

Amazing outfit! Love black and white! That pants are stunning on you ;)

December 29, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Lovely outfit, love the white top.

Carmen.xx.

December 29, 2009 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger agatiszka said...

Great lips!! Love black and white outfits with orange lips!!

December 29, 2009 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Vimps said...

Auu, miten tyylikästä jälleen! Obscurin bleiseri/neuletakki on järjettömän hienon näköinen ja koko asu juuri eikä melkein.

Ihanaa vuodenvaihdetta Berliiniin!

December 29, 2009 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger stellagee said...

thanks for introducing obscur. must take another peek at his stuff...

thankfully i've never worked in an office environment where my style was in any way controlled, but you're doing a great job including yer own thing with office basics.

i just realized i have the same top, in black... must go dig into closet...

December 29, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice outfit, but it seems you don't work in the office with the real dress code - this wouldn't work there for sure (too casual); anyway - love it but for informal occasion

December 29, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if you just give us a little smile, that would make the outfit perfect :-)

But I also have to agree that this outfit wouldn't be suitable in our office (I work in banking). At least not from Monday till Thursday, on a casual Friday that would be ok.

December 29, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger ladyam said...

Kirjotan varmaan aina samalla tavalla tänne, mutta miten voitki näyttää nuin saakuran hyvältä? Niin tyylikästä :)

December 29, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Ahhh the boots! I love them!
Happy New Year!
It would be mine

December 30, 2009 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Sugar Kane said...

Wow, this outfit really WORKS on every level! Have a wonderful trip!

December 30, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Gracinha said...

Just love your sense of style! U're an inspiration :)

LOve,
Graca

December 30, 2009 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger kingaaaa said...

those boots are perfect!!!

December 30, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Nathalia said...

His work is incredible, love the way the pieces are cut and constructed! Here I can't open his website, but it would be very very nice if I could know how he does his work. hehehe

December 30, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apua, säikähdin kun huomasin, että oot melkein täydellinen kaksoisolentoni. Ainakin hiuksista ja kasvoista. Apua.

December 30, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Spliffed said...

I love your blog !
FOLLOWING ! :)
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December 30, 2009 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Antonia said...

I am in LOVE with your lip color! What brand/color is it?!

December 31, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Ihana asu! Tuo neuletakki on myös aikasten täydellinen. :)

January 1, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Joan D: It's actually Siouxie Sioux. :P I'm not too big of a MM fan but SS is one of my favorite ladies of all time!

The gorgeous: Thank you. I'm suprised how good normal dress pants feel, I don't think I've worn them since high school. :D

Carmen: Thank you! It was time this top got some more wear..

Agatiszka: Me too! Though, they are actually orangish red plus the lighting makes them look more orange than they actually are.

Vimps: Kiitos kovasti! Olen ihastunut tuohon Obscurin neuletakki/bleiseriin täysin! Poikaystävälläni on siis hyvä lahjasilmä. ;) Kannattaa tsekata loputkin Richardin mallistoista, mies tekee upeaa jälkeä!

Stellagee: You should! Richard is so talented and I love everything by Obscur...I wish nothing but success to him!:) Awws, I wanted that top in black as well but I think they had ran out of my size...

Anonymous: Thanks!:) This is the most formal I can get hehehe..Luckily my workplace is not that "tight" with the dress code.

Anonymous: I don't like my face when I smile, it gets too big. :D I understand were you're coming from, at my office (IT/electronics business) I don't really deal with customers f2f, so the dress code is a bit more casual...Still can't wear what I normally would wear, if you know what I mean...

Ladyam: Hehhe, voi kiitos ihana! Positiiviset kommentit lämmittää aina. :)

Georgia: Thanks and happu new year! The Fendis are one of my favorite pair of boots but I'm a bit afraid to wear them outside when it's snowing and wet like this..Such a pity, huh?

Sugar Kane: Thanks, dear!:) I know you would appreciate. We need to have that coffee, soon!

Gracinha: Awws thank you! I love to hear that because that is the reason I follow blogs. ;)

Nathalia: Sorry that the site doesn't open over there. You should check out the Never End gallery, they have some images of his new collection. Richard's work is definitely incredible and I'm sure he'll be huge one day. But I have a feeling that so will you, dear. :)

Anonymous: Eikä, heh! Ja mä kun luulin, ettei mulla ole täydellistä kaksoisolentoa (kaikilla melkein on) missään. Nyt haluan ehdottomasti nähdä todisteita meidän yhtennäköisyydestä! ;)

Spliffed: That's great to hear!:)

Antonia: Thanks dear, I'm wearing YSL's Rouge Pure Shine, shade 1. It's my favorite lipstick of all times. :)

Teresa: Kiitos! Neuletakki on puhdasta kultaa (ei siis kirjaimellisesti heh). ;)

January 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger NinaV said...

The hair I love is back! Yes! :) And the outfit is simple but elegant and stylish yet it looks comfortable. Pure love! Have a great 2010!

January 6, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger lateisha said...

i love this look its hott im a complete maniac when it comes to black and boots loll

http://unmarkedhabit.blogspot.com/

January 9, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
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January 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM  
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Lip color
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January 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM  

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