Thursday, August 23, 2012

Office Wear my Way!

Hi Gorgeous Ladies!
This post is about what i wore to work these past weeks
 I am not the corporate type as you all know

I would die if i had to dress very offish!

1- The Mullet Skirt

I got this skirt at H&M for $5 -  This type of skirt is not popular here - I did not see many Ladies wearing the mullet skirt this summer  - I only bought it because it was on sale and i could not DIY a decent mullet skirt - I am so hopeless! -
 I paired the skirt  with a thrifted top and my comfortable red booties

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2- The Hello Kitty Tee and Tapestry Skirt

I love Hello Kitty - I am always looking out for a Hello Kitty tee and i found 2 lately - this is the H&M version i found at the thrift shop - $4
The skirt is a kind of a tapestry pattern skirt , i wonder if you can see the pattern?
I found this skirt as well at the thrift shop for $4


 3- The Betsey Johnson dress

I found this dress many years ago at a garage sale in Montreal for $5
It is made out of silk, one of my favorite dress and so easy to wear
The necklace was purchased at a church bazaar this winter
The top is from Forever 21 - It has an Asian feel to it - It was on sale of course - i never buy full retail price for clothes !


4- The Beatles Tee and Lace Skirt

 I confess i paid full price for the Tee but it is one of a kind special tee found at the Beatles shop in Las Vegas -
On the other hand, the skirt was purchased on sale at H&M for $7

The runner are Ecco - that is an investment - I walk everywhere

5- The Midi Stripes Skirt and Red Hat

Skirt thrifted  a few years  ago  - Hat thrifted this summer
and those booties that i adore!


Now to conclude this post i will do something completely different
I will do a review on those BB Creams we see everywhere



I was very curious to see if it was that good!

I bought Vichy because it is middle priced and i tried other Vichy products and was more than satisfied - I currently use a Serum from Vichy and like the results -  Plus, i know that Vichy never harmed  my over sensitive, reactive, allergic skin
 I had as expected no allergic reactions and my skin did not feel tight, which are the main criteria for me  - It was non greasy, I am bit disappointed because i like a little more oil in my cream - I was a bit worried as well about the the color of the cream, I found it dark - some BB creams have fair and dark tones - This BB cream adjusts to your own skin tone, Ouf ! Did not want to end up carrot faced!  I give it an A for that one -The color of my skin after applying  is just right, not too dark not too light -

I have you might say a light glow!

 Another thing i did not like - I had to use a fair amount of cream to cover my entire face- I use less with my usual moisturizer -

Would  i buy again ? Sorry to say no-   - I think your usual moisturizer with  bit of cheap tinted cream would do the same and probably be cheaper -

Well!  here goes my Vichy sponsorship!


Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx


Psycho Cat said...

May favorite is combination from last picture, everything looks so good together :)

Krista said...

What a week of you looking lovely!!! The red top and turquoise skirt are banging! I am a huge fan of sneakers with skirts and those outfits are sweet!

Connie said...

Honestly, Ariane, you are the cutest thing :)

Joni said...

I adore them all! You'd be so fun to meet someday. ;)
I especially love the Betsy Johnson dress on you. She's such a great designer. I love her quote that goes something like: If you want to find your personal style, only wear your favorite things.
You look just fantastic in all these pics!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Your office outfits are so bright and full of joy! I wasn't crazy about the "mullet skirt" when it came out, but yours is much shorter in the back than ones I've seen, and looks fab with the red top and boots! I adore the hello kitty t-shirt - that's the best one I've seen, mainly because of the colour. You have such cool shoes - I want them all!

Helga! said...

Ah,THAT mullet skirt works because it isn't over exaggerated!They haven't been popular here either,I must say!I'm totally adoring the final pic,the stipes with red!!SQUEE! Gorgeous,darling!
Such a colourful working week!

pastcaring said...

Wonderful outfits, Ariane, every one of them cool and colourful and very YOU!
Love the Beatles t-shirt, but I think the last outfit is my favourite, you look so great in red.
Oh all these creams and lotions and potions, do you think any of them are really worth the hype, or the money? I am not convinced... But then I have very difficult-to-manage skin so I tend not to experiment or make things too complicated. Your skin always looks glowing and gorgeous! xxx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I have a Beatles T shirt!! But, I would never be able to wear it to work! You look very cute...I have to be more professional for my job! But your way is way more fun!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Love all the "business" attire -lucky you!! I especially love the red with the graphic striped skirt. I think you look outstanding in that color.

BB creams? The one I tried I wasn't crazy about and I appreciate your review on this one. I think I agree with your conclusion and will stick to my basic product and maybe add a little mineral powder or something.

Boheme.Fille said...

All your looks are lovely! The first one is my favorite. :)

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Wonderful week of work-wear, Adriane. I love your unique style. Give me a Beatles tee shirt any day to put a smile on one's face : > Love your footwear too!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

LOVE that Hello Kitty T shirt.

Terri said...

That last look really POPS! And I admire the Hello Kitty tee. It's great that your office dress code is more relaxed. Like you, I can get away with a pretty wide variety of things on campus.

josep-maria badia said...

Hey, a man also follow your blog :) I love these proposals, especially the second and fifth.

kaffesoester said...

It is so great to see your review on the cream as I was actually going to buy it. Now I'll look certainly look elsewhere.

I love the last outfit with the striped skirt, you look fantastic in it! Red seems to be one of your best colours.

Rosemary the Shopper said...

I'll look out if I see any Beatles stuff for you here. There is a Beatles shop in Liverpool (well, there would be, wouldn't there?) so the next time I go I might scout it out for you. If you want to see me with the Beatles statue, in on my blog post under "the Dangers of Rushing" the last time we went to Liverpool.

Much love from England,
Rosemary from foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

The Style Crone said...

Of course I am drawn to the ensemble which includes a hat, and paired with stripes- a stunner. And the red booties are a delight. I can imagine that everyone in your office is waiting in anticipation for you to appear with your outfit of the day.

just me said...

love all your outfits :)

grunge-queen said...

Ariane, I love your outfits - the last one is a killer beaut.

P.S. I just discovered BB cram too - my sis was visiting from Canada and her skin looked GREAT! She was wearing BB cream by Marcelle (also hypo-allergenic). Alas, it's a Canadian company and you can't buy here - if you ever do change your mind, give this one a try! xo

CityScape Skybaby said...

Love all your outfits Ariane,I think the Hello Kitty outfit and the Betsy Johnson are my favourites, and I'm from Merseyside so of course I love the Beatles t-shirt. I could take a lot of inspiration from you because I walk everywhere and I'm tall so wear flats a lot, and you wear them really well. Mullet skirts have been pretty popular here, I hate my knees so they're not for me! It was interesting to read your BB cream review because I fancied trying the L'Oreal one but I wondered if they were just a load of hype. I think I'll just stick with my moisturiser and thick layer of foundation to hide everything routine. xx

Thrifted Shift said...

You are looking so GOOD lately! Is it the hair? Are you especially joyous and it's just spilling out? Whatever it is, keep it up! You're looking great in everything!

Thrifted Shift said...

You are looking so GOOD lately! Is it the hair? Are you especially joyous and it's just spilling out? Whatever it is, keep it up! You're looking great in everything!

Ulrika said...

The fifth look is my absolute favourite, the skirt is really beautiful and the colours look great on you. :)

Kisses dear!

Vix said...

What fabulous outfits! The Betsy Johnson number is very sweet and so you and the stripes and red number just leaps off the screen in a riot of colour. Mullet skirts only seem popular on blogs, I've yet to see anyone wear one on the street. Yours works as like Helga says it's not too exaggerated!
What is BB Cream? xxx

Clara Turbay said...

it´s perfect and nice.

myidahohome said...

Ariane, I love your quirky, colorful style and that red hat is the best with the red boots. I wouldn't wear a mullet skirt, but I do have a tunic and the coolest hot pink rain coat with pleats in back that have a mullet hem. I recently tried L'Oreal BB cream and I'm thinking it just didn't do anything for my 61 year old skin, no glow, no coverage, no nothing, it was cheap and so I am so I took it back.


I would be looking for a new day just to see your outfit, my gorgeous Ariane.
You are always a friend and a true inspiration.
Much love.

The Jones said...

I am always amazed by the finds that you find, my dear! That mullet skirt is so awesome and cheap!

<3 Cambria

Mary Lou said...

wow i love this last outfit, red boots, red hat, red top and stripes in black and white, i couldn´t imagine anything more fabulous!

Laura Go said...

I LOVE all your outfits especially (guess which) the Hello Kitty one, of course!
♥ laura
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Melanie said...

Every day you must make everyone in the office so happy! What a relief for the eyes to see you in your fantastic outfits. I like the Beatles, Hello Kitty (love that) and the midi stripes with the red hat. Thank goodness you have style control at work.

Little-Hat said...

NEW FOLLOWER reporting in!
I am loving your blog...and your quirky, fearless, refreshing spirit!