Friday, December 30, 2011

wear: style challenge no.5

the fifth style challenge for abc family's new tv show, jane by design was actually my favorite so far. mostly because it was the first challenge i received that i didn't think, "oh $#*%! what am i going to do?" 

our challenge was to take a basic white button-down (a staple in any woman's wardrobe. in fact, if you're reading this and don't own a white button down, stop reading immediately and get yourself to the store.) and style it two ways: for work and for play. (work=office, play=cocktails.)

though my current "job" does not enforce a dress code and i've never actually worked in an office, i did work at j.crew, where many people shop for officey-like clothing. (the word "officey-like" explains why i've never worked in an office.) anyway, i feel like i have an idea of how i would dress if i were to sit in a cubicle every day. (likely browsing fashion blogs and facebook instead of doing whatever people are supposed to do in cubicles.)

i love the menswear trend for the office and, while we're talking about my past jobs, i once had a waitressing job where i actually had to wear a tie. i also had to wear a denim shirt and khakis. it was bad. but i would have the cute waiters to tie my tie for me, so that wasn't so bad...
anyway, here's my take on menswear-inspired office attire:
white button-down: c/o abc family
tie: stolen from mr.a
sweater vest: j.crew
belt: j.crew
skirt: j.crew
driving mocs: payless

for evening, i opted for a flashy skirt, a little mannequin cleavage and sexy shoes to balance the conservative white dress shirt. a statement necklace and wide belt highlight those curves!
white button-down: c/o abc family
necklace: gift 
belt: banana republic
skirt: bcbg
booties: aldo (via plato's closet)

what do you think? is this something you'd wear from day to night? share your day-to-night tips on jane by design's facebook page and let them know the daily be sent you!

here's another fun clip from the show!

26 comments:

  1. yes, yes, yes and a SUPER yes! You have completely rocked this challenge girl! I absolutely adore both looks that would wear them both in an instant.

    Also, you crack me up... officey-like. That's all people do in cubicles is read blogs and check Facebook! Duh! :)

    Also, also, your new blog design couldn't possibly be more rad. It's so "you" - I'm seriously loving it.

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