WIW 10/22-23: Jellyfish dress and legggings, leather pencil skirt to work

Both worn to work. I'm always slightly bending the rules on what is work appropriate--leggings and leather pencil skirts aren't exactly typical business wear. Do these look OK? Got lots of compliments on the jellyfish dress. No comments on outfit #2, maybe a little boring compared to my usual, but I had a work meeting so I wanted to look serious.
Sorry my forum participation is so spotty--things are crazy busy!

1-3. Jellyfish dress from eBay
Black leggings
Kate Spade turquoise Shelley pumps
Cole Haan turquoise stripe purse
Tommy Bahama white starfish bracelet

Gap black cardigan

4-6. Classiques Entier black and white honeycomb blazer (OC swap)
Black tank
Nordstrom Halogen black leather pencil skirt
WHBM pointy black flats
Nordstrom Brahmin black and white snake bag
WHBM black and silver necklace

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14 Comments

  • ramya replied 5 years ago

    I love both. The first 1 I want to replicate with 1 of my kurtas but I never seem to pull off my ankle length leggings. Something looks off on me. Where as you look smashing.

    The second one is so so so business bombshell that my heart just went pitter patter;)

  • Von replied 5 years ago

    Love the jellyfish dress!  I think that your overall style allows you to bend the rules on what people typically see as 'work appropriate'.  You go from jellyfish dress to jacket and skirt with ease.  I think it's nice to have unexpected pieces in the wardrobe.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Wow, I am surprised that you did not get compliments on #2 because I love it. Extremely elegant and ladylike yet strong. 

    The jellyfish dress is fun and conversational so I guess it would garner more discussion. I'll bet it would be useful for MOTG, too. 

  • Emily replied 5 years ago

    The jellyfish dress is delightful!  I agree with you that #1 is pushing the biz-caz limits a bit, but #2 looks completely appropriate.  Traditional, but with the edgy leather skirt.  Lovely.

  • modgrl replied 5 years ago

    Love that Jelly fish dress! How adorable! How did you locate something this fun?!

    I love the b&w matchy matchy outfit too! I have some of those pieces, I will have to put together something like this soon. My leather skirt only comes out to play in winter.

  • Amy replied 5 years ago

    That jellyfish dress is incredible! I like the shoes you paired with it too. The leather skirt ensemble is classically elegant.

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    How did you come across the jellyfish dress?? You look great. The dress is quirky but still a polished vibe with the shoes and your demeanor.

  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago

    Your bag and the jellyfish dress love each other- gorgeous !

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    How cute and quirky is that jellyfish dress! Fantastic. And the second outfit is pure Demure Bombshell. Love it.

  • replied 5 years ago

    2 is not boring at all! 1 looks a bit casual to me, but that dress is a really fun piece.

  • El Cee replied 5 years ago

    That jellyfish dress is just adorable! I like how you often include an element of fun & whimsy in an outfit... while still keeping it grownup and professional. The second look, while less whimsical, is certainly not boring. You look ladylike and very chic.

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    Sorry to bump this thread again--I've been so busy at work it's been hard to come back to respond. Thanks everyone for the nice comments! Just wanted to answer Rita and Una's question--I got the dress from eBay--it's a knockoff Moschino Cheap & Chic. Here was my K/R:
    http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....fish-dress
    Interestingly, Tracina responded that she has the same exact dress! We so need to do a twin jellyfish day!

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    It really depends on who commented( or not commented:-))

    Nr 1 is a great casual(dress is great, indeed!), but wow, nr 2 is much more dressy, which is my way all time, too-when in doubt---love monochromatic outfits that are so  rich in pattern and texture! YLF GP!:-)

  • Debra replied 5 years ago

    2 great outfits, I love #2 very chic :)

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