Working (It)

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Today was my first day of work as a college grad... I HAVE A JOB!!!!!!! (Thank you, Jessica!!!) I'm not 9-to-5 material but if I was able to go to school full-time and work part-time for four years, I can probably work just full-time.
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I've never had a job that had a dress code...like business casual, which is a problem because I don't have any work pants. I plan on rotating my 9 skirts and 8 dresses...over...and over...and over until I cave and have to buy work pants.
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My favorite part about my outfit today was my scarf-belt version 2.0. I love my little bow! Lucky for you, this scarf is for sale here!!
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Wearing secondhand H&M cardigan (traded with Tania), Shade Clothing shirt (free with gift card), secondhand AE scarf (for sale here!), Shade Clothing skirt ($12), and thrifted brown boots ($8).
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87 comments :

  1. I love this outfit!! Puts my outfits to shame. Mind me asking what you do?

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  2. that is so cool to hear. I remember starting my current job and how exhausting it was coming from part time. But you get used to it. Seriously the best thing is just not doing homework. I dont know your situation but you might not even need pants. If I could avoid it I would! You look great in all your outfits, I dont see why you'd want to change!

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  3. wow you did a great job with the bow! I can never get my bows to have such good poofy shapes! And CONGRATULATIONS on getting a job! :)

    Lorispeak

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  4. This post is absolutely cute. :) This outfit is a little too crafty for a first day of work, but still fun! By the way, how was it? & Congradulations for getting a job! ;)

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  5. Congrats on the job! That's awesome!!! Also, I'm loving your scarf-belt. Adorable.

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  6. Congrats on the job! Sooo exciting! I love the boots:) they are so classic. Also, the belt tie is great!
    Ally
    http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congrats on the new job, and the outfit looks nice. The scarf gives it a nice extra touch. :-)

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  8. Congrats on your new job.

    Your outfit is simply chic. LOVE the bow, the plaid mixed with stripes AND those brown boots. YOU make full-time look easy.

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  9. congrats on ur job..And love the scarf as a belt CUTE...

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting!

    I am totally crushing on the narrow skirt + boots combo.

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  11. congrats on the new job! very lovely outfit. what a good idea to tie a bow in the scarf belt.

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  12. i hope you enjoyed your first day :)

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  13. congratulation on your job! i feel you, i am not a 9-5 person but what can i do... a job is a job i guess lol.

    and great styling for work :)

    http://savingbetty.blogspot.com

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  14. Congrats!! I am definitely not a 9-5 person either. But I did it for a long time. You'll be fine especially if its work relevant to your degree or something you enjoy.

    I love the new look and feel of your blog. Looks great and the outfit is super cute. I'm loving nautical stripes this season.

    http://lovesoigne.blogspot.com ...formerly Love Cloth.

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  15. Congrats! That has to be so exciting! I have yet to put my degrees to use. Good luck on the rest of your first week!!!

    Ps. I think your belted scarf is super cute.

    Curvy With A Side Of Confidence

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  16. Congrats on getting a job!9skirts and 8 dresses will work fine for you given how creative you can be!!!

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  17. Congratulations on your job! That's so exciting, and job hunting is the worst. PS: your cardigan is the cutest.

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  18. Congrats on the job!
    Don't sweat the dress code. You can pull off business casual with the clothes you have, and you can always celebrate your first paycheck with a little shopping! :)

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  19. Hope you love the job! And you'll last a long time before buying pants I'm sure...you're so creative.

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  20. Congratulations on your first day at work. I wouldn't worry about the dress code as business casual is normally really flexible and you always look really smart. Love the stripes with the scarf.

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  21. Congrats on the new job!!!And this is a great outfit for work. I never know what to wear when the dress code is 'smart casual' either!!

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  22. Congratulations on the new job. This must be an exciting week. This combination of white with black is my favorite, especially for work

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  23. Love the outfit. Congratulations for the job! I hope you enjoy it. I'm still just seraching for a job and I hope I can find something before winter's coming.

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  24. Congratulations! I know you've been trying super hard to find a job. I hope you're doing something fun to celebrate! (You should go out for cupcakes haha!)

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  25. Congratulations on the job! I'm sure you'll cope beautifully with the dress code. No need to resort to boring trousers.

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  26. Hey, congratulations on the job! I'm sure you'll do a great job putting together work clothes with your skirts and dresses. Pants can be over rated anyway.

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  27. congratulations for your job! i can hardly wait to have one of my own soon :-<

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  28. Congratulations on the job! Great news.

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  29. Congratulations--and of course you can do it! Eeek, I hope that didn;t sound like Rob Schneider in an Adam Sandler movie.

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  30. Congrats on your new job! What a change of life style (not to mention dress style), but you'll rock it!

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  31. YAYYY Congrats!!!!!! I'm sure you'll be fine rotating your skirts and dresses ;)
    Luckily at my job I can pretty much wear anything, but I still wear the same things over and over anyway, hah
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/2010/10/this-week-in-fashion_22.html

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  32. I like the bow too!
    Congrats (again). Hope you enjoy your new job. :)

    PS: I only have 4 skirts for spring / summer and 3 pairs of pants for winter. Once you cave and start buying work pants, please donate a few of your skirts! :P

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  33. Congrats on the job! Can't wait to see the resulting outfits from the noworkpants problem!

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  34. Congrats!! :) I'm still taking my time trying to finish up college while I work. I stopped for a whole year and a half, but I'm going back next semester. What job did you get?

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  35. i love a scarf belt.. i always put the bow in back but now i wil bow it in the front too!

    congrats on you job girl!!! woo hoo!

    ~selina

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  36. congratulations on your new job!!

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  37. Wow, congratulations! So glad to hear you've found a job. And it seems from the connections through your blog? You're a superstar!
    And of course, looking massively fashionable in the process.

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  38. um, can i just tell you how much i love your boots? and congratulation on your first day! have fun with those business casual looks, haha :)

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  39. You look fantastic!! Oh Elaine, you're so grown up and sophisticated now. I'll know I've hit the big time when I get to go to my big girl job just like you! hahaha :)

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  40. nice look love how you wore that scarf as a belt <3

    vdcouture

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  41. Yeheey! Congratulations! That is such a great news and I'm very happy for you! I love your belt creations, it's very practical and different!

    Love the new header!

    xox,

    ML

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  42. Congrats!! You'll have a great time building your work wardrobe. Love the new header!!

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  43. I hate work dress pants!!! Don't cave unless you have to...I would rather wear dresses, skirts and jeans everyday if I could!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  44. congratulations! my favorite part of your outfit is the scarf belt bow, so lovelY!

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  45. Congratulations Elaine! Yup - business casual is pretty much casual - esp in L.A. Love the stripey top!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  46. You got a job!! that is so great! and your outfit is super! good luck today.

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  47. Cute! I'm getting the urge to wear stripes every time I'm on the computer! Stripes seem to be making the rounds! I like the scarf! I never would have thought of wearing it that way! Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  48. Very cute, I love the scarf/belt. Yeah, its a bummer to work 9-5, but Im sure you definitley come up with some great ways to look stylish while doing so! Good luck!

    www.twinkletoes-golddangles.blogspot.com

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  49. Congratulations.

    I can't believe you found those boots at a thrift store. They look fantastic.

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  50. Congrats on the job!!!! I dont really wear pants to work either. I also rotate my skirts and dresses and just add new accessories to make them feel "fresh".

    Happy weekend!

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  51. I really love the scarf Elaine and you look absolutely gorgeous in your first photo...real beauty no make-up just you!!!! love it...

    Kisses
    sweet
    PensandLens

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  52. Elaine congrats on your new job.
    I do not see a need in buying work pants.
    I think that with what you have and your sense of style you can totally pull it off.

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  53. Congratulations~!!!
    I don't have work pants either-- the ones that I wore for my interviews were my mum's and are badly in need tailoring. ^^;

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  54. Yay for employment! I think you can get away with wearing skirts as business cas for a long time.

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  55. Congrats on the job! I really love your boots. I'm a new follower, especially since your stlye is so chic but not over the top. It's great :0)

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  56. YAY for jobs! Love the scarf as a belt =)

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  57. congratulations on the job! buying all those dress clothes is such a pain! but you will totally work it! you've got it!!

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  58. Congratulations fot the new job! i like your outfit!

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  59. YAY FOR WORK :) p.s. great photo, you look stunning, like always!

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  60. Yay for new jobs! I hope you are enjoying it! You look great.

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  61. congratulations! i just had an interview last week and now have two more scheduled. it's a 9-5 so we'll see how things go lol i'm actually looking forward to dressing business casual every day!

    let us know how you like your job ( :

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  62. YAY! Congrats on your new job! And I'm sure you can rotate everything in your closet a few times before you cave in to buying some work pants.

    Just Better Together

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  63. congratulations on getting a job!

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  64. Love that striped cardigan. And, I love that you seem to be so lucky and have all these amazing secondhand items. I love clothes, and I too, am poor. Husband's in school, 2 babies, so not much shopping going on here. But I can dream. A friend and I just started a fashion blog. It's not as cool as yours, but you are an inspiration!

    We would love to interview you sometime, but know you're probably crazy-busy, especially now that you have a JOB. Congrats. :)

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  65. Congrats on the new job! Can't wait to see your work looks :)

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  66. Congratulations on getting a job! I love that skirt and sweater!

    Modest Apple -- A Fashion Blog

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  67. How exciting!! Can't wait to see how being a working woman changes your style. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes :)

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  68. Congrats on getting a job!
    And who needs pants anyway?
    Cute bow scarf belt, it's always great to re-purpose things to stretch your wardrobe.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  69. big congrats on the job. such a great thing to have!

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  70. So jealous you are in boot weather already. I'm still wearing sandals in Texas!

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  71. SO cute! It's still to hot down here for me to wear my boots :( Im still wearing shorts and tees :) LOL!
    To cute and glad you got a job girly!!!!

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  72. congrats on the job!! i'd like to see you in smart-casual outfits ;)
    great scarf btw!

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  73. HURRAH! congratulations on your new job! :) (what do you do?) *i love what you did with that scarf! ...very creative!!

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  74. congratulations on the job! It will be interesting to see how that might affect your style.

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  75. Congrats on your new job! That's super exciting! And I know you can make a million different combinations with those dresses and skirts! Best of luck with that, and keep us updated on how it's going! :)

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  76. great outfit and an awesome shot! Love that urbany look!

    Kristin

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  77. lol congrats! Just buy work pants. When I got my full time job I bought 4 pairs of black even though I already owned all sorts of other colors and pinstripes. Black is the way to go.

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  78. I'm a little late to the party but congrats on the new job! How exciting!!

    Bria
    Sunshine Garden

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