Business Casual Bitch

As far as work attire goes, I am not the most docile of employee. Skirt suits, blazers, slacks, solid button downs just aint my thing. When I first started my job, I was incredibly mystified by the foreign term “business casual”.  I had gotten very used to working on  TV show’s where wearing jeans was considered dressy.  As a young lady who gears towards colors, prints, sequins, embellishments and year round leather you can imagine how sticking to a “business casual” dress code would be very challenging. I tried the pencil skirts, blazers, 3 inch heel thing (I only do 5 inches and above) but I felt like I was being suffocated in a haze of  Banana Republic and fucking Ann Taylor. With the weather getting warmer and my online shopping habit bordering on unhealthy, my limits have been tested.  Sometimes I bust out some seriously weird work outfits like I am purposefully trying to look out of place. About once a week, I put together an outfit that is way off course and then the next day I have to seriously reel that shit in to redeem myself. Yesterday, I looked like a total cluster fuck. In a sea of monochrome work wear, I was strutting through the marble lobby looking like fucking Charro. After catching a glance of myself in a window, I knew I had to keep a lid on it for the rest of my work week.

Business Casual Score: 3/10


  • Top: Parker
  • Pants: Zara
  • Shoes: Missoni
  • Purse: Marc Jacobs

Business Casual Score: 8.5/10

Top: Forever 21 Skirt : H&M Eco - Vegan Leather… I’m so green. Shoes: Gucci Necklace: Alexis Bittar

  • Top: Forever 21
  • Skirt : H&M Eco – Vegan Leather… I’m so green.
  • Shoes: Gucci
  • Necklace: Alexis Bittar

Haute Mess Lesson: Remember that scene in the Amanda Bynes classic “What A Girl Wants” (more on her later), when she conforms to appease her father’s political advisors and starts wearing large British hats and skirt suits? And she’s sitting at the Queen’s garden party looking all depressed and farbissina for what seems like 25% of the  movie until she gives up, gets her ass back in a pair of Frankie B’s and kangol hat and feels like herself again? Good times, good times. Thanks for letting me have that little Amanda Bynes flashback…Moving on. The lesson there is you should never entirely compromise your style. However, in a work setting its probably better to look more CEO than office HO.


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