Tuesday, January 28, 2014

that 9 to 5



Dress: Marissa Webb (top and skirt version here and here on sale!); Shoes: Christian Dior; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Celine; Lips: Stila "Beso"

Most days, my morning meetings start around 8:30 or 9, which makes my morning hustle and commute that much more interesting to pull off (read: with traffic, it generally takes 2.5 hours to get to work). Yikes. This tends to result in a few things. 

1.) I'm getting pretty darn efficient at dressing in the dark lately. Good or bad? I'm not sure. 
2. ) I rely heavily on a rotation of quirky work dresses that I can mix and match with different heels. 
3.) Dry shampoo is a godsend. Day old curls are usually the best anyway, am I right? 
4.) Lipstick can work wonders, even if you're still fighting yawns.
5. I'm trying to skip my normal caffeine routine and opting for a green juice of some sort. It's been difficult adjusting but I think I'll end up feeling more energized in the long run.

40 comments:

  1. Such an early commute! I'm with ya on the dry shampoo. That stuff is seriously amazing. As is your dress, girl! So sweet!

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  2. yup I know about a long commute, you look gorgeous lady love this ensemble.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  3. Gorgeous dress! Looks amazing on you!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  4. Oh my goodness - 2.5 hours to get to work! That's crazy! And yes, day old curls are the best.

    Love the patterned dress and bright heels!

    Bold Subtlety

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  5. This piece is SOOOOOOOOOO amazing I cant even handle it! The sleek silhouette and the back,,ahhh, it's all about the little details and besides the pattern and colors being fantastic, the details totally make it beyond!
    Sheree xxx
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  6. Great and chic look!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. adore the back of the dress and the shoes compliment the dress so nice.

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  8. Do you wear dresses like these to work? You look fab!

    xo, coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM

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  9. What's your favorite dry shampoo? I am on the lookout for a new one

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  10. Lovely dress <3

    Kisses

    Helo Müller

    www.bloghelomuller.com

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  11. Very cute dress! From the back I almost thought it was a cropped top. The checkered print is very unique. And your metallic green shoes!!!! LOVE it.

    OUTFIT POST:: MAD HATTER

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    xoxo

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  12. LOVE the little surprise in the back! so effortless and chic while fun showing some skin


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  13. your heels are gorgeous!! such a chic look!
    xo,
    maddie

    http://feelingmagenta.blogspot.com/

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  14. That dress is so pretty!! I wish I had the occasion to dress up more often.... although maybe I'm not ready for the early-morning working world!!

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  15. Love your quirky work dresses! You're so lucky to be able to do sleeveless in January. Good luck cutting coffee - I don't think I could do it!

    theglamfiles.com

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  16. 2.5 hours to get to work! that's crazy
    gorgeous outfit! i love your dress
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  17. Goodness! Do you work in Sacramento?!

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  18. Oh my gosh this dress is perfect! I love it!

    Halfway Heroine

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  19. That dress is beautiful! :) I find printed dresses are great go-to options when pushed for time!

    Away From Blue

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  20. What dry shampoo do you use as a brunette?

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  21. Those shoes!! I love colorful pumps but especially love when someone diverts from the typical pink and blue we regularly see. Green metallic! I just realized I need a pair of green metallic pumps in my life.

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  22. I could totally do this crop top look. Very nice take on your part. Only showing the crop on the back of the dress.

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  23. you look fab! i cant tell what i love more, the dress or those heels!


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  24. That dress is stunning, Love the colors and the bright heels!

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  25. Perfect shoes for this outfit.

    Have a great day.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  26. You look simply amazing , splendide outfit .

    A great and beautiful day,


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  27. Love the cut out in the back - perfect for the office & an evening out!

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  28. Wow and thought LA morning traffic was bad! But you make getting up super early look real chic!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the back of that dress!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  30. I really love this outfit. You are looking amazing with such a long commute, you have really inspired me to make more of an effort with my work outfits. Thanks.
    http://katrinais.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I really love this look!!! Esp the little peek of your back :-)

    xo, Raina

    http://embellishedcloset.blogspot.com

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