Where to Wear blog tour — Office Style

I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately — I’ve been spending a lovely 4 days on a sewing weekend with my girlfriend-wives and it has been heavenly. I love my family very much but sometimes Mama needs a break! We’ve spent the last four days sewing and drinking and sewing while drinking. It was exactly what I needed!

But today I’m here as part of the Where to Wear tour showing off some office wear that I made!

I am a full-time attorney and I work in a fairly conservative law office but I know many people don’t.

So I decided to do two looks — a more formal look that fits right in at a conservative law office as well as a “casual Friday” look that would be great for a more casual office as well!

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My “formal” look is surprisingly comfortable. I used the Delia Creates Pleated Pencil skirt for the skirt and the Grainline Archer for a top (check out ALL my fitting modifications here).

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The cardigan is the Wembly from the newest edition of Seamwork magazine. It went together surprisingly fast and I can already tell it will get a lot of wear!

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I love pencil skirts for a formal office — it’s such a classic look! And I’m all about separates in every part of my life.

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My casual Friday look draws heavily from Seamwork patterns. I went with the Akita top from the September issue and hacked the Astoria from the spring into a cardigan. The pants are my trusty Ginger jeans with the view A rise and the view B legs.

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I always try to make my work wardrobe really versatile and that means making pieces that all work together. I love that I can mix up all these pieces and they still work!

What’s your go-to office wear?

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Be sure to head over to Wild+Wanderful or Gardening in High Heels to check out the other brilliant bloggers, sewists and stylistas on the tour, as well as be able to link up your own looks and show us what you would Wear to Where!Now let’s talk giveaway prizes for this tour!!
For the sewists:
Choice of 3 patterns from Cole’s Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt

For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren

A big thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Cole’s Creations | Designs by Nicolina | Gardening in High Heels
Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art

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And don’t forget to catch the other bloggers on the tour:

Tuesday, November 10: Office Attire
Nicolina.Co, Fashionably Employed, Creative Counselor, Sprouting JubeJube

Wednesday, November 11: Brunch with the Girls

GLITZ a Beautiful Life, The Fashionable Eye, The Art of Oh, Scientific Seamstress, Rebel & Malice

Thursday, November 12: Date Night In

Hayes Days, Adventures in Aubreyland, HattieLu Handmade, Wally and Grace, Paisley Roots

Friday, November 13: Date Night Out

Gardening in High Heels, Wear.Wag.Repeat, If Only They Would Nap, The Wholesome Mama, Made by Sara

Saturday, November 14: Company Holiday Party

Librarian for LIfe + Style, Fashionably Employed, Wild + Wanderful, Gracious Threads

Monday, November 16: Workout Chic

Absolute Mommy, Fashionably Employed, Sweet Red Poppy, Baste + Gather

Tuesday, November 17: Coffee Shop Work/Blog Session

Style Studs and Lace, In Pursuit of Simple, A Jennuie Life, Call Ajaire

Wednesday, November 18: Touring Your City

Making Mrs. M, Absolute Mommy, Friends Stitched Together, Wining Wife

Thursday, November 19: Tailgate Attire

Hayes Days, Life with Lolo, Handmade Boy, Free Notion

 

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19 thoughts on “Where to Wear blog tour — Office Style

  1. Dani Malloy

    That skirt is baller, and this post is so relevant for me! After working somewhere with no dress code for 3.5 years, I recently got a job where I have to dress business casual. It’s a relatively laid-back office, but I definitely can’t wear my old uniform of jeans and a shirt everyday. I have some old office basics from a previous job, but it turns out my style has changed from age 22 to 26, and now I’m kind of struggling to dress. Luckily, it’s tights and dress/skirt weather in Chicago, so that makes up part of my wardrobe, but I really need to invest in or make some sleek straight-leg pants. Any tips for patterns that look modern (and not stuffy) but professional?

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    1. Katie Post author

      There are some nice slim leg pants out now. I have the Ultimate Trousers by Sew Over It that I’d like to make up for the office. I also like the skinny pants from Wardrobe by Me. I wear a lot of pants in the winter, so I definitely need to make another pair or two!

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  2. Angelica Ross

    I love your classic style and that each of your pieces can be mixed together. I find myself doing the same thing. And holy potatoes, can we talk about how talented you are?? I’m blow away by your gingham top in the “formal” set of photos and the jeans in the “casual” set. I have to make that pencil skirt – I have such a hard time finding things in the right length off the rack. When did you start sewing?

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    1. Katie Post author

      Thank you! The pencil skirt is such a great pattern! I started sewing after my daughter (my middle child) was born about 4 1/2 years ago. I’m completely self-taught so it can be done!

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  3. Victoria B.

    I love both looks! I haven’t tried either of those Seamwork patterns, but I might have to put them on my list. Great color palette, too. I’m all about separates for formal and casual–some can go either way!

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    1. Katie Post author

      I agree — I tend to wear all my pieces interchangeably. I’m actually wearing the “casual Friday” look today on a random Tuesday 🙂

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  4. Melissa Malice

    I love those pieces. I’m a sucker for cardigans and gingham. Here, in my region, it is very so cal style so most of my lady friends who are in law, are damn near close to a Kardashian. Seriously lol. Skirts tight, boobs out, but they wear hose and sleeves or blazers. so it’s office appropriate.

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    1. Katie Post author

      OMG, that would soooooo not be office appropriate in my office! I guess we’re a little more modest here in Kansas, but I do love playing with fun prints and colors.

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  5. Sorahart

    I am excited to see what the people for “workout chic” put together. I have been making all of my workout clothes this year and loving it.

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