05 February 2012

friday work perk

aqua green lace top - primal rave wholesale | denim cut-offs - thrifted | black tank top (underneath) - borrowed from aimee | aqua green flats - solemate, sm department store | chunky gun-metal necklace - downtown find | silver bangles, red wooden bangle & bead bracelet - downtown finds & gifted | rings: feather connector ring - downtown find | orange howlite ring - dane's giveaway
black stone ring - snatched from sis | wedding ring & engagement ring

back in July 2011, when i decided to go back to the "corporate" world and get the job i used to have, i anticipated smart business casual attires and a bittersweet goodbye to short shorts and laid back boho outfits. imagine my suprise when i showed up for an interview in a grey pencil skirt, sheer polka dot top with a ruffled neckline, a black blazer and strappy heels at 1PM (in the excruciating heat) and everyone there was dressed in flip-flops, jeans, cotton tops and dresses. LOL. as it turned out, the company i was applying for didn't have a strict dress code. which was such a relief. 

of course i had to keep up my tirade of business casual outfits for the next three interviews because stepping down to casual jeans wasn't an option. what would the recruitment people say when i showed up for the next one dressed down? just wouldn't be right, right? when i got accepted, i was glad to have had the chance to still express my own style without having to be imprisoned with stiff corporate attires -- unless the CEO needs to impress potential clients which i'm happy to come dressed in slacks, a crisp white shirt and killer heels. *wink*

outfit above is just one of my super dressed down outfits for friday nights in the office and never was a friday where i didn't wear short shorts. my agents followed suit and it's a boho beach day every friday. 

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14 comments:

Ann said...

you're sp lucky=D one of the no-no's here at the offce are shorts=D even during saturdays, lols

Kathi Eric said...

you're looking better than ever, pai. married life must agree with you. haha

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Blithely Unaware said...

Love this look babes, especially your top!! You're so lucky to be able to wear clothes like that at work. xox

Liezyl Gomez said...

shorts in the office, nice! forever boho!

roviedear said...

wow! parang ang comfy naman nyan sa work! <3 really cute!
Rovie, THE BARGAIN DOLL

Carmen said...

Aww, you look so cute. Love the flats and the lace top! I'm so glad work doesn't have a dress code either, I can't stand to wear a uniform or have to adhere to a dress code. Haha, it wouldn't be right at all.

Carmen Ri.

Natasha said...

You look lovely Gizelle! The colour of your top and shoes are gorgeous, and thank you for the kind words. I'm all chilled now :) xxx

[Virginie Peny] said...

Your top is so cute! love this color,

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Fashion Tales.... said...

I love this casual outfit. The mint colour in your lace top is gorgeous!

Vina Yabut said...

Love your accessories, girl! :)

By the way, thank you for the birthday greeting. I really appreciated it! <3

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Lisa said...

I love not having a strict dress code too! Although it does make me lazy sometimes ;)

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Becky Tjandera said...

I love your flats and top! And awesome rings ;) You're so lucky to be in that company!

Francesca Giusti said...

love the top and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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Sincerely Mally said...

Lovely! I love everything from the acessories to the vibrant colors! Love your hair also!

Mally
xox

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