fashion can be bought, style one must possess


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since most of our time is probably spent during work, it’s only fair to assume that you would spend time planning your work outfit. the length of time however, depends on you. for me, it’s about 5 minutes in the morning when i’m blowdrying my hair.

marni cotton top – sale at fareast $30

black cotton work skirt + tailoring to tighten waist- $29 zara sale! + $4 bucks neighbourhood tailor

H belt – hermes (borrowed from the bf)

the marni top, probably a knock-off of the real thing was originally at $109 which was too steep for us, c’mon money doesnt grow on trees and the mango skirt was originally $49!???! i got it in my usual size but i think it was meant to cinch slightly below the waist, hence off to the tailor’s it went. which brings me to some tips when it comes to finding bottoms:

get something cheappp, never mind if the hips fit and the waist dont! since you’ve got it cheap you could always spare some cash to tailor the waist to your liking and when your waist band fits, it’s great for size 1os and 12s, you emphasize your waist and that draws attention away from your thunder thighs (if any).

which leads me to the second tip over here: do not be worried about experimenting! if you worry about your top being work inappropriate, then pair it with something super corporate. remember it’s always about the delicate balance…if your dress is too flower, anchor it with a corp black blazer. if you’re doing harem pants and worry about it looking too casual, go with a work shirt on the top. and when in doubt, buy your experimental piece in black, it’s easier to match and you will find that you can get away with plenty if the colour is drab enough to escape too much comments.

now now, if you’re thinking : is corporate wear only limited to sombre colours? can you not do colours at all? of course not! but always remember, balance! which is why i always advocate seperates instead of dresses. there is only so many ways you can wear a dress, with seperates you get so many more variations and permutations, so try your best to build your wardrobe accordingly..

Written by MLK

January 27, 2010 at 5:59 am

Posted in Corporate, Work, Work Clothes

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  1. this top doesn’t suit those with (disgustingly) big boobs. sigh…


    January 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    • haha babe, my motto: if you have it flaunt it. if i were you i would wear it off the shoulder. usually when it’s off shoulder it distracts the eye from the ample bosom (:


      January 29, 2010 at 7:22 am

      • J’s gonna jump for showing off my shoulders man… yea yea yea…

        miss you!!!


        January 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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