4.17.2014

9-5

this week is officially the three month mark at my new job! it's so exciting to think that i've been working full-time for three whole months. it's honestly gone by so fast and i've enjoyed this "adult" life more than i ever thought i would. yes, i loved college and roommates and eating pizza all the time and going to bars on weeknights, but i've found there's something so awesome about getting into a routine and focusing on myself. 
now that the temps are warming up, i've (hopefully) put the tights away for good. and i feel like a whole new world has opened up! don't get me wrong, i sometimes do like wearing tights, but nothing is better than a dress with bare legs. and it feels as though it's been forever since i was able to do this! i can wear bright colors and focus on simple layering, rather than bundling up and stomping through a foot of snow. 

one of my fave work combos is layering a dress and a cardigan with a belt cinching the waist. i'll take any excuse to wear more accessories and sometimes just a dress seems a little plain to me. nothing spices up a gray dress like a highlighter orange (neon, if you will) sweater. it's light and breezy and added just the right amount of oomph to this office outfit. plus, it's thrifted! woot woot.
thanks for stopping by! happy almost weekend!
xxoo,
n

outfit details
dress + belt + mocassins: target
sweater: thrifted
bag: h&m (only $35)
necklace: forever 21

30 comments:

  1. that outfit is SO cute on you! The pop of color is perfect for Spring :) It's so nice to hear someone who actually enjoys their job!

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  2. oh yay!! I love the dress with the little belt.
    congrats on your job! it's so exciting. Hopefully you had good, nice bosses :)
    Xo, Belen
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  3. Very cute! I'm wearing almost the same outfit today AND it's been three months since I started my new job too!!! Congrats and good luck with everything!

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  4. So cute! This makes me wish I didn't have to wear all black for my job.

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  5. oh gosh, these colors together are amazing! you look great girl and yay! for hitting the three month mark at your job.

    xo erica

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  6. I love how you don't wear boring office clothes. Just because you are a professional job doesn't mean you have to be dull!

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  7. love your office outfit. you look so cute! :)

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  8. I love the combination of 'highlighter' orange and grey! it's so pretty.

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  9. Cute colors here!

    xo

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  10. that gray dress is so pretty, so versatile
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  11. Love this outfit - perfect for work! ps congrats on 3 months lol, I've been in the working world for like..nine months now (omg nine months), and I totally agree, there is something really charming about the 'adult' lifestyle, being in a routine is the best!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  12. You look so pretty! Glad to hear your enjoying your job!

    Jess x
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  13. 9-5 !!! Love this post, we always have to wear something comfortable, I would definitely mimic this outfit!

    Best,
    Olivia Abdelmalek

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  15. That cardigan is so vibrant, and absolutely perfect for Spring! Congrats on your adult job, I know that it was definitely a bit of a transition when I first started working 9-5 but it's great to have consistency :)

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  16. Love your look so much Nikki! You have such a great style and I love the fact that you belted it and added your necklace! Such great touches! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog!
    Hope you're having a lovely Monday!xx

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  17. love your dress and loafers! you look stunning <3

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  19. This is such a great, cute work look! I love the color of this cardigan, and I especially love this necklace.

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  20. So cute! I love the bright cardigan

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  21. Your dress is so so so so cute! ^^ And i'm happy to hear your new job is going so well :) I hope I'll do just as good as you once I graduate :)xo

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  22. I love this look for daytime, you look gorgeous!
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  23. I love the way you added the pop of color here. Great outfit!
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  24. this is styled perfectly! Loving the pop of color and the belt.

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  25. How pretty this looks! I love the pop of neon orange into the grey!

    <3
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