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Defying Dress Codes

October 5, 2010

There are tons of wishes of employees with required dress codes. Among them would be wearing slippers to work (oh how I miss my Havaianas 😦 ), wearing jeans, shorts and t-shirts. But my personal woe is that I can’t wear ‘sexy’ clothes to work (read: minis and sleeveless tops). This is a problem for me coz most of my clothes are, well, short or sleeveless.

I absolutely love the corporate look. I like playing dress up and being all business-y (okay, just sounded like a total ditz 2 seconds ago, but still.) I like looking like I have a meeting every single day. But I also wish corporate could be a little sexier: a little more skin, a little less formal. whatchathink? Just to clarify, I am not, in any way, trying to diss my company’s dress code policy. (Just had to clarify, for my job’s sake. haha) I just wish I could wear my clothes to work without stuffing just-in-case stockings and jackets in my purse. 😐 (and yes, I already kept a pair of stockings in my bag so I could easily slip them on if someone comments that my outfit is too short, hello HR haha).

Plus, I firmly believe that corporate CAN be sexy, not to mention, versatile. Slacks are, of course, staples and are very comfy, really. Especially leggings. But showing some skin is good too. Right? right? Anyway, here’s one of the outfits I wish I could wear to work but never will because, even I admit, it’s a little too short.  Evaluate and enjoy. Or just enjoy. 😉

Photographed by: Joana Velasquez

Clothes: Blazer, custom made. Dress, Forever 21. Bag, Mango. Shoes, Parisian. Ring, Forever21.

Btw, I just started using lookbook. Please hype my look at http://lookbook.nu/alyssal or http://lookbook.nu/look/1145545-Defying-Dress-Codes. Thank you lots 🙂

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Jes Tanchanco permalink
    October 15, 2010 3:59 am

    My favorite! actually i like all! i wanna comment on all! hahaha! Really pretty pics alyssa 🙂

  2. October 10, 2010 7:05 pm

    hahahaha I AGREE!!! i bet i’m a headache sa HR natin… coz i read the rules and i play with it HAHAHAHA HAHAHHAA soo… backless = skincolor body stockings BWAHAHHAHAAHA >:)

    and… short shorts on fridays = leggings/stockings underneath bwahhahaha

    • October 10, 2010 7:09 pm

      Seriously??? I should do that =)) short shorts and stocking ftw =)) although I did bring a pair of stockings once, when I was wearing a really short skirt. didn’t get to use it though HAHA

  3. Tania permalink
    October 9, 2010 3:21 pm

    I so agree with what you said regarding limitations on work clothes. Fortunately, in law school, we are allowed to wear sexy formal clothes so long as you have blazers to cover up your arms. In fact, you should wear sexy clothes cause some profs give extra credit to girls who wear a bit sexy clothes. HAHA. So for grade sake, dress nicely.

    • October 9, 2010 4:03 pm

      You sooooo sound like a lawyer, I love it =)) Sige, pag nag law school ako, will definitely do that. hahaha

  4. October 9, 2010 12:19 pm

    Give me a copy of your set. Gonna start the portfolio soon! 🙂

  5. October 7, 2010 4:23 pm

    fits you beautifully 🙂

  6. Joana permalink
    October 7, 2010 3:02 pm

    I love this!:)) SO you!

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