Needless to say, this is not a work outfit. I've noticed that when I have the chance to wear something casual, I choose to look as laid back as I possibly can. I'll even admit to wearing sweatpants around the house a lot. Workwear often feels like a real drag. I am a laid back person, and officewear makes me feel like I'm pretending to be someone I'm not. It's a costume.
I haven't fully figured out yet how to feel completely comfortable in officewear. It is what it is: I wear the types of clothes to the office I would not normally choose to wear. That's a tough one. It's not that I hate my work clothes - they are all perfectly fine as pieces of clothing - but the way I must combine them just doesn't feel like me a lot of the times. I mix and match, I try to make the clothes work for my own style as much as I can... but it's the must of looking like a professional that I detest. Even if I like the clothes, it's the need to look polished and put together that makes me feel uncomfortable. I am against having to look a certain way to be taken seriously. The end result is that I look fine, I like the individual pieces of clothing, but I don't feel like myself. That's why I cherish the days when I can wear whatever I want, and look just as casual as I choose. That freedom is a wonderful thing, and it should never be taken for granted.
The embroidered navy blue blouse and the slouchy cardigan are second-hand, the cords are J. Crew and the boots Max&co. I love how Audrey is working her poses!