Work wear + a bit of shopping

Last night, let me tell you guys — I totally passed out at 7pm and didn’t wake up until 7:30am the next morning. Now tell me that isn’t a long slumber? I don’t even have a sleep number bed to blame it all on. I guess I was seriously somewhat exhausted? From what? I have no idea! I ended up doing a bit of shopping for my Mom’s birthday right after work. But I won’t be posting any photos of what I bought her because she occasionally reads this blog. Hi Momma!! But what I will show you are some crazy deals I got at Aeropostale. I rarely head into that store because I feel super old when I’m there, with all the 10 year old girls trying on stuff. But I secretly love the clothes there! So, I started browsing and found $5.99 flip flops.They were orignially $29.99. I picked up two pairs, aren’t they adorbs? Tell me they’re adorable!! I can’t wait for the weekend to wear them. Or maybe I can wear them to work? Hmm…I think I’m definitely going to go to this store more often because their sales prices are just insanely good.


ootdWork Attire post #2 … coming right up! (#1 can be viewed here, or just view all upcoming outfit posts under the Fashion category.)

I had to crop my face out in this one — I was making a sour face for no reason. Maybe the concentration of holding the blackberry steady so it wouldn’t blur my snapshot. You get the jist anyway.This was taken in the back room at work. Hee hee, sneaky. I have a white cardigan that goes over the top too, especially in an office environment when the A/C is cranked. Don’t forget to enlarge the image if you want to see a bigger photo.

Top: Purchased years ago (2006 for my “going away party” & moving from Newfoundland to Ontario) at Dynamite clothing store. It was probably $25 knowing that store.
Capris: these are from Jacob (price unknown/forgotten), and I bought them when I got hired at the Financial Institution in spring/summer 2007.
Shoes: Bought at Reitman’s in April/May–ish and are totally falling apart (mainly because I wore them out in the rain a few times. Oops). They were on clearance for $24.
White Cardigan [not pictured]: Purchased from Zara (in Toronto) last summer. $12!!!

Well isn’t that a sight? I had no idea my torso looked so short and stumpy in this top.  Perhaps these black capri’s aren’t the best match for this top.  ALSO…My chiropractor’s receptionist (who happens to be from Newfoundland too) really hates my shoes that I’m wearing in this photo. She says they’re too wide for my feet. I don’t care though, they’re pretty comfy, and cheap — of course, they’re falling apart now since I sit in my chair with my shoes on facing the floor. So my right ‘toe’ on every shoe is basically worn out. Wow I really need to purchase some new things. I hadn’t realized my clothes seemed so … old. I promise, I do shop! :)

I have a serious back log of “work attire” outfits that I have yet to post! How exciting. Stay tuned for the next couple of days!

[This ‘outfit of the day’ was worn on July 14, 2009.]

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Work attire

outfitSo this is my first attempt at publishing an outfit that I would wear on a daily basis to work. It’s business–casual and since I don’t deal directly with the public at the financial institution that I work at, I can be a bit more casual than my co–workers. Mind you, I feel quite more dressed up than the front line staff on some occasions. I blame that on me being more motivated as a young career woman as the people I work with are old enough to be my parents and probably  a bit bored in their fashion wardrobe senses.

Enough of that, let’s get to the first post! I wore this last Wednesday, or maybe it was  last Thursday. Either way it was 16 degrees (Celsius) which is “chilly” for a summery day here in Ontario so I opted for a pair of pants.

My purple shirt is from Dynamite clothing store (probably only available in Canada?) I bought this last summer and it’s definitely one of my staples and also one of my favorite shirts for summer (I totally just typed supper instead of summer, HA!). The price of the clothing at Dynamite is so reasonable and usually falls apart after a season of wear and tear. But this top has lasted a wee bit longer than that which makes me a happy consumer! I think this cost me $25.

The white pants are a recent purchase (and returned when the clasp broke, but re–bought again when on sale!) from the GAP. I think I bought it when they had a sale and 30% off so it came to $29.00 or so.

Damn I’m a good deal shopper. Let me tell you about the giraffe patterned shoes they came from the mall (obvs.) and it was buy one get one 50% off so the giraffe ones I ended up purchasing for $24.99.

Sweet deals yea? I think I look pretty polished! A co-worker even commented that I was “dressed up”. Funny, since I’d usually wear this whole outfit with a different pair of shoes and maybe white capri’s and nobody would’ve said anything. A fancy pair of shoes definitely catches the eye, I think!

After my panicky fashion post and watching hours of What Not To Wear I think I’m doing pretty well!

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