friday work perk

aqua green lace top – primal rave wholesale | denim cut-offs – thrifted | black tank top (underneath) – borrowed from aimee | aqua green flats – solemate, sm department store | chunky gun-metal necklace – downtown find | silver bangles, red wooden bangle & bead bracelet – downtown finds & gifted | rings: feather connector ring – downtown find | orange howlite ring – dane’s giveaway
black stone ring – snatched from sis | wedding ring & engagement ring

back in July 2011, when i decided to go back to the “corporate” world and get the job i used to have, i anticipated smart business casual attires and a bittersweet goodbye to short shorts and laid back boho outfits. imagine my suprise when i showed up for an interview in a grey pencil skirt, sheer polka dot top with a ruffled neckline, a black blazer and strappy heels at 1PM (in the excruciating heat) and everyone there was dressed in flip-flops, jeans, cotton tops and dresses. LOL. as it turned out, the company i was applying for didn’t have a strict dress code. which was such a relief. 
of course i had to keep up my tirade of business casual outfits for the next three interviews because stepping down to casual jeans wasn’t an option. what would the recruitment people say when i showed up for the next one dressed down? just wouldn’t be right, right? when i got accepted, i was glad to have had the chance to still express my own style without having to be imprisoned with stiff corporate attires — unless the CEO needs to impress potential clients which i’m happy to come dressed in slacks, a crisp white shirt and killer heels. *wink*
outfit above is just one of my super dressed down outfits for friday nights in the office and never was a friday where i didn’t wear short shorts. my agents followed suit and it’s a boho beach day every friday. 

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  1. Aww, you look so cute. Love the flats and the lace top! I'm so glad work doesn't have a dress code either, I can't stand to wear a uniform or have to adhere to a dress code. Haha, it wouldn't be right at all.

    Carmen Ri.


  2. You look lovely Gizelle! The colour of your top and shoes are gorgeous, and thank you for the kind words. I'm all chilled now 🙂 xxx


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