photo bloglovin_zpsd18b0eab.png  photo twitter_zpsa9bd7016.png  photo facebook_zpsa3febe53.png  photo instagram_zpsaa93787b.png  photo PINTEREST_zpsb6204a29.png  photo rss_zps37f3b6cd.png

Style Sessions Fashion Link Up – What I Wear To Work

Welcome to Style Sessions!  Today I wanted to share an outfit I typically wear to the office. I’ve always believed it’s so important to be professional and dress appropriately for work – and for me, that always includes the addition of a jacket. So I often wear an outfit like this, as it still allows me to show some personality and is perfect for an after work drink, but while you’re in the office simply add a stylish black jacket to keep things corporately chic…

Main Floral Skirt Black Ruffle Top Pearl Necklace Bow Prada Sunglasses Marc Jacoba Handbag Style Elixir Fashion Patent Heels Trends 2013 Blog

Last week was another big Friday’s Fab Favorites Link Up event! I had fun collaborating with our Co-Hosts, Deanne from My Fash Avenue and Ashley from The Grits Blog. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to join the link up – click here to share absolutely anything!

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am PST. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! Every week I also select someone to showcase as ‘Head Stylist’ in the next edition – it’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas!
I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’TwitterFacebook or GFC!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!
Style Elixir


What I Wear To Work…

As mentioned, I’ve always been quite traditional when it comes to office appropriate attire and keeping things professional. If I have meetings, I will always add a stylish jacket and for day-to-day, I don’t wear plunging necklines and ensure any dresses / skirts are kept at a respectable just-above-the-knee length. If wearing a skirt or dress, I do hosiery too – a habit inherited from my mother, who first taught me how to dress for the corporate world (although there is nothing more frustrating than laddering a pair as you get ready in the morning! Does this happen to you too? Isn’t it so annoying!).

It can sometimes be tricky dressing in a way that allows you to show some personality, but is still acceptable for the office. Do you ever find this? What do you typically wear to work?

 photo 2FloralSkirtBlackRuffleTopPearlNecklaceBowPradaSunglassesMarcJacobaHandbagStyleElixirwwwstylelixircomFashionPatentHeelsTrend_zps2ea68c2a.jpg Outfit Details:   Darling Floral Skirt   |   Ruffle Blouse (Similar)   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag   |   Prada Sunglasses   |   Castellammare Jewellery Bow Necklace   |   Pearl Necklace Strands – Small (similar) and Large (similar)   |   Patent Black Heels (similar and on sale!)    |   Stud Earrings (similar and on sale!)   |   Victoria’s Secret Glossy Lip Stain

 photo 31FloralSkirtBlackRuffleTopPearlNecklaceBowPradaSunglassesMarcJacobaHandbagStyleElixirwwwstylelixircomFashionPatentHeelsTren_zpsf23a7145.jpg

 photo 4FloralSkirtBlackRuffleTopPearlNecklaceBowPradaSunglassesMarcJacobaHandbagStyleElixirwwwstylelixircomFashionPatentHeelsTrend_zpsda32e97e.jpg

 photo 5FloralSkirtBlackRuffleTopPearlNecklaceBowPradaSunglassesMarcJacobaHandbagStyleElixirwwwstylelixircomFashionPatentHeelsTrend_zps3a907b1c.jpg

 photo 6FloralSkirtBlackRuffleTopPearlNecklaceBowPradaSunglassesMarcJacobaHandbagStyleElixirwwwstylelixircomFashionPatentHeelsTrend_zps786f979b.jpg

 photo 7FloralSkirtBlackRuffleTopPearlNecklaceBowPradaSunglassesMarcJacobaHandbagStyleElixirwwwstylelixircomFashionPatentHeelsTrend_zps5be191ab.jpg

Outfit Details:   Darling Floral Skirt   |   Ruffle Blouse (Similar)   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag   |   Prada Sunglasses   |   Castellammare Jewellery Bow Necklace   |   Pearl Necklace Strands – Small (similar) and Large (similar)   |   Patent Black Heels (similar and on sale!)    |   Stud Earrings (similar and on sale!)   |   Victoria’s Secret Glossy Lip Stain


Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m thrilled to introduce you to the lovely Lindsay from Pink and Navy Stripes. This fashionable lady recently became a mother and doesn’t she look fabulous! I adored this recent look Lindsay created, I’ve had my eye on the same Tory Burch boots (currently on sale at Nordstrom for 33% off!)…

 photo HSCollage_zps01239b9f.jpg


What is your go-to look?  My go to look right now would be wearing a vest or a Chambray shirt.  Sometimes both!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I love the sweatshirt look with a button up underneath.

What inspired you to start your blog?  I was inspired to start a blog because I’ve always loved fashion.  I love being able to be creative and share it with others.  I live for this time of year because I love to help people shop for Christmas.  

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  I LOVE lip gloss. I cannot live without mascara (I put it on before bed practically!) and let’s just be honest… I can’t live without under eye concealer.

How would you describe your style?  My style is casual and something you can wear in every day life.  I take what’s trendy and make it wearable.  

To discover more about Lindsay, visit Pink & Navy Stripes!


 photo SSLinkUp_zpsc9a8a90f.jpg

Are you looking to grow your blog or store?
If so, I’m currently taking advertising bookings! For more details, just click here or email me.
Also, if the Friday’s Fab Favorites Co-Hosting opportunity is of interest to you, simply send me an email for more details!
P.P.S I’ve linked this up to What I Wore Wednesday, What We Wore, Transatlantic Blonde, Lovely Blog Hop, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Sunday Style, Whims Wednesday, Three-fer Thursday, Friday’s Five, Friday Style, Fashion Informant, Summer Style, Wardrobe Wednesday, Whatever Whenever Wednesday, Totally Posted Tuesday.



  1. Always beautiful! Love the necklace candy (:


  2. I love your work outfit, especially the skirt. I have to admit, since I’ve stayed home to raise babies for the last 8 years, I really miss dressing up for work!! There’s just something about getting dressed and putting makeup on that starts the day on a productive note. You look beautiful here – have a great day!! Oh – and I launched my link up today! I would love it if you linked up!! XOX


  3. This is a great work outfit! I’m in love with that top!

  4. Hi Lauren!! Great outfit! Its absolutely STUNNING!! Thank you so much for the link up! Oh and I also received the lipgloss and it looks beautiful. The color I choose was the MAC ‘Driven by Love’ A33. Hope you have an amazing week and ttys!!

    Lisa, Xo

  5. Hey, Lauren! Lindsay looks adorable and I can’t wait to check out her blog. I totally agree with you about looking professional at work. You picked a great look that can easily be paired with a blazer or cardigan for the office.

  6. That bow necklace is SO cute!!!

  7. Lauren – you always look so fabulous! Love your skirt!

  8. Oh I love your pencil skirt patterning! What a lovely outfit!

  9. Very office appropriate, and chic! Love the skirt. XO!


  10. So you’re the best dressed person in the office. I just know it.

  11. Oh hello gorgeous!! That skirt is a floral heaven!!! Love how you paired in just speaks for itself without overly accessorizing..loving it!

  12. Count me in as in love with that lovely skirt!!!


  13. I love your skirt! Just the right fun pop of color while still being appropriate. My office is super casual and generally I like it because I wear jeans everyday. I wore business dress way more often in college than I do now to work! Sometimes I miss it so I dress up just for the heck of it and the guys (I work with almost all males) always ask why I’m dressed up! I even sneak in black yoga pants every once in a while and they still ask me why I’m dressed up because they think they’re black dress pants!!

  14. This is a beautiful outfit Lauren and I like the clean lines on the skirt! Would have loved to see photos of the entire outfit once you added your completer piece / blazer though.

  15. Oooh, loving that floral pencil skirt. The shape is quite classic and work-appropriate but the pattern is modern and shows some personality! I can easily see this outfit work-ready with a blazer, or even a denim jacket for those who work in a more casual kind of work environment. My style blog is about 75% what I wear to work, so it’s a constant theme for me, style-wise :D

  16. A perfect work outfit – totally something I can see myself wearing as well. I love all the colors of this skirt that you have so many options with it.


  17. love that skirt!! thanks for hosting!

  18. Loving the skirt!!! I love wearing an outfit that can easily transition from the office to a night out!

  19. Love your skirt! Thank you for hosting the link up!!!


  20. Gorgeous skirt! Love your necklace layering, Lauren. Thanks for hosting :)

  21. So pretty! I love feminine looks like this. You styled this perfectly.

    Tracy @ Its Mostly About Fashion

  22. What a gorgeous skirt, Lauren. And the Necklaces are so much fun. They look great layered together.

    We both thought Black+Floral today because that is how my Outfit is, as well. =) Check it out!

  23. Cute skirt Lauren! I like the pattern. :-)

  24. The detailing on that skirt is just gorgeous and great tips on work appropriate attire!
    Ms Dee Kay

  25. Obsessed with that gorgeous skirt!! I posted a work outfit today too! :)

  26. This is such a cute work look! I wish I could get dressed up like this, but this isn’t exactly the dress code at a special needs school… Haha you look great! Thanks for hosting the linkup!


  27. Gorgeous! I love your skirt – it makes such a statement! and your jewelry is really pretty too. You look so pretty! :)

  28. Your skirt is lovely and love the look of the layered necklaces!

  29. I feel the same way. I rotate between black blazers and jackets all the time. I love this floral skirt, btw. It is fantastic!!!

  30. Lauren I love the long pearls contrasted against the black…. plus the floral pattern is de-LICIOUS. Such a good look for the office (or anywhere!!!) Thanks for hosting sweetie :)

    Catherine x

  31. LOVE this floral skirt. This is so feminine yet totally polished and professional.

  32. Wow, I am absolutely in love with that skirt! And you look amazing :)

  33. I agree – dressing for the office doesn’t mean that you need to be devoid of personality and style, while still dressing appropriately! Funnily enough, the post I’ve just linked is about my favourite recent work outfit too! Love your outfit, you look really effortless.

  34. Lovely outfit for the office, very professional. That bow necklace is so pretty!!! Thanks for hosting the Link-up, it’s great to see other bloggers out there!

  35. Great skirt Lauren!

  36. What a smart and sophisticated look! Thanks for hosting this link up!
    Amy @

  37. Just discovered your blog and I love it. Will definitely join the next link up x

Share Your Thoughts


Previous Post:
Next Post: