Beauty and Fashion

Every Office Girl’s Dilemma: Smart Casual

April 4, 2012

I got into looking for clothes to pin up on one of my Pinterest boards. I suddenly remembered that next week will be the earliest time for one of my plans to be put in motion and I don’t have proper clothes for it.

I honestly don’t have the budget to go shopping now, since I haven’t been paid yet for any of my projects. Hopefully either I get money next week and buy some essentials or the start date gets rescheduled or another plan pushes through.

Me, shopping? Surprise, surprise! My friends know me getting most of my clothes hands-me-down (ala Harry Potter). I do buy some rarely and alone. :))

See the styles I’m aiming for, smart casual ones that are suitable for tropical weather (with little alterations considering my size :3):

Love the blouse, especially the color :3
polka dots :3
So asian :3
Dress 🙂

Now some shoes. I’m not a fan of heels, since (1) I’m tall enough and (2) I can’t stand on them all day. For women like me who are size 9 (or bigger), I usually buy from bazaars or Sm Department Store’s Parisian. Here you go~

Err.. for wash days? Can't resist them:3
Lovely 🙂

A better fitting bag for my look. As much as possible I stray away from shoulder bags. I’m more of a back pack/sling bag type of girl. Easier to travel with. 🙂

Aside from the design and the number of pockets, I consider also if my netbook will fit on it and it is secured enough (but not too much zippers etc.). Why not a laptop bag? If I want something that doesn’t look like a laptop bag (a.k.a. not plain), it’ll cost me a lot.

Yes, that's a guy using it. It looks unisex enough for me :3
here's a Gucci version :3
Butterfly Print Rucksack, Accessorize UK

Don’t forget a handy dandy umbrella for the unpredictable weather. I buy mine from Fibrella. Next time I’ll buy one with UV protection.

I can put this on my bag rain or shine (inside the umbrella cover that is) and it won't wet my stuff :3

That’s just the smart casual clothes and accessories. I have to remake my whole wardrobe since most clothes in my closet are those of when I was weighing 54-56 kg and my size was medium. @_@

  1. i like the outfit with the boyfriend’s jacket. i think the style suits you with your size. The outfit will go well with an oxford shoes but a plain flats will also do =)

  2. I get into these kinds of dilemma as well. I am not into dressing up and stuff but sometimes I have to wear smart casual clothes (for meetings and stuff)… What works for me is plain top (mostly shirts for me)… jeans and a blazer… ihihihi

  3. Hi there, I discovered your blog by the use of Google at the same time as searching for a similar matter, your web site came up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my Google bookmarks.

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