Business Attire

I know it never ends up being true when I say this, but this is actually a short post for you. I feel awful that most of my posts have been about how busy I've been lately, but it's senior year and I'm trying to cram in everything I can before the real world comes knocking on my door. As I mentioned in my last post, my brother, sister-in-law and nephew are visiting from back home, so I've been spending time with them in between work and class. I might have come into work late yesterday to spend the day with them at an apple orchard. Perks of being a boss? One of these days I'll actually have interesting things to say and I'll catch up on reading blogs. I still love blogging, so don't think I've abandoned you that easily.

As for the outfit, this is what I wore to the Retail Federation event in Chicago last week. I was told to dress professionally, but since it was fashion related, I still wanted to keep my personal style in tact. This knee-length skirt, blazer, and the nude flats are some of my most worn items, but together they were the perfect business attire. I owe a huge thanks to my friend Ginny who stepped outside with me during a break to snap these. 

Shirt, skirt: Thrifted
Blazer: Buffalo Exchange
Necklace: c/o eFoxcity
Flats: Need Supply Co.


  1. This skirt is such a lovely colour!!! It's a great combo with the black and white :)
    That's awesome that you've been able to spend some quality time with your family!!

  2. This seems like a great compromise between professional and fashionista.

  3. I think this is a really great professional outfit - you look really pulled together but it's also really cute and that skirt makes a fun statement.

    Courtney -

  4. Haha it's senior year - it'd be weird if you weren't as busy as you are :]

    And I'm really loving your skirt! Love pleats and the blazer really streamlines the entire look. Great outfit!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  5. You look great! Definitely a good mix of professional and personality! I hope you're having fun with you family!

    Ladyface Blog

  6. I love the soft ashy rose of the skirt and shoes in combination with the black and white top pieces!

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  8. Elana you found the PERFECT way to dress professionally but still maintain your own style, I really love this outfit! Even though my office is really low key, I still can't show up in short dresses etc so I am always looking for ways to still like like myself, but perhaps a little classier version haha.
    I hope you're having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

  9. LOVE the skirt! What a great color :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  10. LOVE this skirt!

    Xo, Hannah

  11. Adorable! I love the workwear, something I always struggle with, being work appropriate and still cute! You nailed it!

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  12. Oh my goodness I love this outfit!! The skirt is perfect. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog- I LOVE finding other college fashion bloggers, too :) Following!!

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