Movin' On Up

Cheers to Friday! I'm so ready for happy hour and a fun filled weekend of celebrations.
I've kept it under wraps for a while, but ever since my department was eliminated at the magazines I worked at while I was pregnant with lil' miss I haven't truly landed on my feet. I was fortunate enough to accept a position that sounded really promising. It started off at ridiculously low pay, the commute was rough with a capital woof, I was under utilized, under valued, and I wasn't allowed to work from home ever... as a social media director - say whaaaat?! Needless to say, it was time to look for a place to really plant my roots,  and I'm happy to report that I formally accepted an offer with a fantastic and rapidly growing company that's much closer to home, and is a positive to all my negatives from my current situation. And I start on Monday!

There's just one thing... I haven't had a work dress code in years. We're talking flip flops, strapless sundresses, shorts, anything went. Now it's time to clean up my 9-5 look, and start looking like a working and polished professional again. I don't need stuffy suit jackets every day, but I do need to start breaking back out my pencil skirts, dress pants, and heels with some fun pops of peplum. Of course, this calls for shopping! I've been inspired by Lindsay's recent posts on affordable work wear, and am taking a page out of her always amazing book.

What are some of your work wear closet staples?


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43 comments:

  1. I AM SOOOOO HAPPY for you!!! Trust me, I know what it is like to be in an undervalued position and not be happy with your career!! They will LOVE you and are lucky to have your talents!!!! This is going to be a good weekend!

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  2. How awesome!! Congrats!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Yay Kate!! I am so happy for you! You are totally going to rock your new job!!

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  4. Congratulations-- this sounds like an amazing and exciting opportunity for you!

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  5. Congrats on the new job! It sound so exciting! :)

    I like your work wardrobe update pieces too, they are so practical! I love pencil skirts and pretty tops for the office - add a pencil skirt or blazer and you can easily wear a casual top underneath! :)


    Hope you've been having a lovely week! Another busy one here, but not as stressful as last week so that's nice :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  6. Oh wow! A Shorter commute makes such a huge difference with a little one! So happy for you

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  7. That is SO exciting that you landed a new position! I hope you absolutely LOVE it! I started a new role at the start of this year (same company just totally different role/team) and had to revamp my wardrobe so it was a little more professional haha! Express and Loft are GREAT places for work-wear!

    Rosy Outlook

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  8. How exciting! That's so awesome that you found something new with a better commute! I have that bright orange ruffle hem top in three colors and I'm completely obsessed. Perfect for work or play! Have a great weekend, Kate!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  9. Congratulations again! So happy for you and I totally understand where you're coming from. Never settle, friend! And thanks for sharing my post! Work wear doesn't have to be super expensive! I know you'll nail it! :)

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  10. congrats!!! it's so amazing that you found something that's better for your skills but a better commute. that really does make a difference.

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  11. Congrats girlie! So happy for you! I love your picks, you're going to be the best dressed there!

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  12. Congratulations girl! So happy for you! I’m in the same predicament and have been on the job search. It’s tough in our small city but I’m trying and will feel so relieved once I’m out of a place who doesn’t value my talents. Same on the work from home front- unreal! So so happy for you- have the best weekend!

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  13. I am so happy you found something girl!! It sounds amazing!! Best of luck on Monday! I'm sure you are going to rock it. I have no doubt you will make office wear look amazing. Enjoy your weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  14. I'm glad you found a better fit. Crappy commute and rigidity suck and it sucks to be stuck somewhere with those things.

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  15. Congratulations!! So glad you've found a position that will be a better fit for you!

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  16. Congrats, friend!!! I couldn't be happier for you!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead, and a terrific start in your new position next week!! xo!

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  17. I know we already talked about your new gig, but congrats again!!! I couldn't be happier for you! I love all of your work wardrobe inspo. You know that I am all about some affordable pieces! I wish you allllll the best in your new position! Enjoy your weekend knowing that Monday is the start of a new chapter for you!

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  18. Yes girl, yes! I know how badly you wanted something else and I'm so thankful prayers were answered. You have great style so I have no worries with you and outfits. Loft was my fave place to mix and match.

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  19. YAY!!!!!! Congrats, friend!! That's so exciting!!!!! I know that you're going to come up with some great outfits (you always do). Cheers to a shorter commute!

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  20. Congrats! So excited for your new opportunity. have a great weekend!

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  21. Congrats on your new position! It’s always the worst when you feel unappreciated so I’m glad you’re moving to a place where you’ll feel valued and hopefully enjoy! And new work clothes is always fun, well let’s face it new clothes in general is always fun!

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  22. Congrats girlie!!! So happy for you and the family! You totally deserve it and I know you are gonna rock this new job. xoxo

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  23. Huge congrats on the new and wonderful job you landed!! You're going to rock it!

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  24. Congrats to you, girlfriend! I’m sure you’re going to kill it. I love all these pieces - The Who What Wear line at Target is great for affordable workwear, and knowing you, you’ve already checked out express! :)

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  25. Congrats! When the job situation is not right it is a huge deal in your life, so glad it worked out for the better. I love that BP peplum tee so much, and this is why I don't peruse fashion blogs to often anymore. I don't need to see this!! The Who What Wear Line at Target that someone just commented on above is a good tip. I don't have a dress code where I work, but I'd like to try a little bit harder for...let's call it structured casual.

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  26. Woohoo!! Congrats!! I'm so happy for you...you have to give me all the details!! Love those pants and yes to getting them in all the colors! Happy weekend! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  27. I love all of your picks. The green top is so cute.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  28. Congratulations on your new job!!! Working in a positive environment and feeling valued is a beautiful thing. You are going to do great too!!! :-) I have had that problem before with my clothes and work. I also have a similar pair of pants but they are from the Gap. I bought them in a few different colors though and wore them a ton. Those are all great picks! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!!! :-)

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  29. Congrats on your new job girl!! You made a great decision moving away from a toxic environment.
    Those office pieces look fabulous. great choices to start a new job xx

    Elegant Duchess

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  30. Congrats on the new job! That's great news and I hope you love it! Putting together a new wardrobe will be fun!!

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  31. Congrats on the new position!! I hope it is everything you want and more. Changing your office wear can be tough, but I am confident you will look amazing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  32. GOOD LUCK!! Can't wait to hear how you like it. You're going to do great!! And how nice that it's closer to home too

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  33. Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you - your new job sounds great! I'm loving all of your inspiration for your work wear, have a fabulous week at your new job!

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  34. Congratulations!! That is so exciting, I'm sure whatever you wear you'll look great!! xx HautePinkPretty

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  35. Congrats on the new job girl! I hope your first day was amazing :-)

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  36. A big, fat CONGRATS, babe! When the negatives outweigh the positives of a job, it can really drain all areas of your life. We spend so much time at work (like it or not), when it's bad, it SUCKS. I'm so happy for you in your new venture and I hope it's everything you deserve and MORE!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  37. Congratulations on your new job, that is amazing!! So fun to have to shop for new work clothes, I love all your picks!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  38. Love all your picks and congrats on your new job!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2018/02/my-first-new-york-fashion-week-recap.html

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  39. Such a great post dear!!Congrats!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: RED RUFFLED DRESS

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  40. Sorry I missed this post- Bloglovin has been all kinds of crazy lately in hiding people's posts. Congratulations, friend- that's awesome! Hope it's going wonderfully for you so far!

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