Saturday Night dress goes to the Office

I promised that I’d be blogging more about the items I have in my closet by refreshing and repurposing them into new Looks.  So here I go.  Typically I work from home, which means my workday attire is basically tank tops & panties (with this polar vortex Toronto has been dealing with, hoodies & pyjama pants).  So whenever there’s a reason or opportunity to leave the house – I’m excited to plan an outfit.  This is the key contributing factor of me always wanting to get dressed up as fashionably as possible, making leaving the the house an event!

I’ve made the trek into the office twice this week – dunno how you normies do it everyday – just the ride on the streetcar one-way during the morning rush made me regret the decision immediately.  Anywhooo….here’s one of the Looks I brought into the office earlier this week.

Sadly, the following snaps are not as fabulous as you’ve previously seen on this space, as I do not have the magical photographic talents as Ms. Tami Falus does (she’s been kind enough to have taken most of the Looks I’ve blogged about so far – if I could keep her in my pocket as my own personal paparazzi, I totally  would! xo). 

All I’ve got is an iPhone camera in the women’s bathroom of my office…classy, I know! 🙂  So here’s what I’ve put together:

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The dress – this was an end of season party dress from Reitmans that was a ridiculous $10.  It’s a bodycon type with sexy black mesh along the shoulder line and chest that turns into a simple stretchy solid navy-blue-sleeveless-above-the-knee hip-hugging dress.  In order to make it ‘office appropriate’ and winter manageable I covered up with a flowy thick sweater open cardi, belting it at the smallest part of my waist.  I really love how it turned out.  I was warm and felt sassy all day…plus if you have after-work drinks planned, with a handsome boy perhaps, that mesh is just flirty enough but lets you be a modest-winter-ready lady too :p

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How I got the Look:

The Dress in mesh and navy blue from Reitmans

Grey Tri-toned open sweater cardi from Belldini, Winners

Black n’ white sliver buckle belt from Reitmans

Grey tall boots from Payless