Would You Wear This to Work?

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It’s been a busy month so far…

I got back to work a couple of weeks ago, and have been playing catch-up ever since. And it seems I’m going to have a very busy autumn, too. And I mean very busy, as in teaching about 40 hours/week… For those of you working in an office that may not seem like much, but keep in mind that lessons must be prepared, too. But it’s OK; my schedule varies quite a bit, and a busy period is always followed by a slump…

But enough of work. As a rule I don’t usually talk about work on the blog, and I don’t really want to start now.

But, in case you’re wondering what I wear to work, the answer is about 99% of what you see me wearing on the blog. I don’t have a separate ‘work wardrobe’, and I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about my work outfits. Well, if I I have to leave early, and I’m in a hurry, I just put on the first thing I find. Yes, really. But it’s OK: I work in a very relaxed environment, in a country that has a practical approach to dress code (= see what the weather is like and dress accordingly). So, I can’t think of a single outfit I’ve worn on the blog that would be unsuitable for work. And I’ve certainly worn everything I’ve posted in August, several times.

And this outfit is no exception. I’ve worn this to work, and I’ve worn this off duty. I would wear this on a warm day, and if I wanted to wear something a bit more girly.

I like this type of skirt: it’s comfortable, and it always fits. I like pencil skirts, too, but then there’s always the waist-to-hip-ratio problem. As in, if it fits around my waist, there’s no chance in hell the skirt is going to accommodate my bum. And if my bum fits, the waistline could fit two of me…

gingham skirt

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Outfit details:

skirt: Zara / linen shirt: Marks and Spencer / bag: Furla / 

sunglasses: Marc Jacobs / shoes: Clarks

What do you wear to work?



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  1. Bettye Rainwater
    24 August 2017 / 5:35 am

    I would definitely wear that to work…I just have skirt/belly issues…as in my "waist" is no longer really my waist, ha ha, so waistbands end up right under my boobs and I look pregnant. So skirts with blouses tucked in are not my friend, but in THEORY this is a darling outfit and I would definitely wear it if I could. Bettyehttps://fashionschlub.com

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2017 / 10:06 am

      Oh yes, we all have body issues… and some skirts definitely have a tendency to travel upwards towards the armpits (A-line skirts, in my case), so annoying.

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    24 August 2017 / 6:12 am

    Fantastic! Absolute fantastic! I love that skirt! You look absolutely gorgeous!

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2017 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Nancy. You're always so sweet.

  3. señora Allnut
    24 August 2017 / 8:20 am

    oh yes, I would wear this outfit to work, and I would also wear all your outfits to my work, which is also quite relaxed. I think that your comfy&cool style rocks!I'm loving your skirt!, such a beautiful print!besos

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2017 / 10:07 am

      Thanks! Yes, comfy and cool, that's me. Always comfy, and also cool if I'm lucky…

  4. 14 Shades of Grey
    24 August 2017 / 11:09 am

    I would totally wear this to work, as the dress code at my work is pretty relaxed too. That skirt is gorgeous.

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2017 / 10:08 am

      Thank you.

  5. No Fear of Fashion
    24 August 2017 / 5:15 pm

    It is a beautiful combination and suits you well. Although I work in a bank, it is the head office, also the marketing and advertising department. Everything that is on the blog I wear to work too. Everything. Lucky you and me.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2017 / 10:09 am

      Indeed, lucky us. I wonder if anyone still 'dresses up' for work? Thanks, Greetje.

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2017 / 10:10 am


  6. mummabstylish
    25 August 2017 / 7:31 am

    Yep this is a winner in my eyes. x Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2017 / 10:10 am

      Thanks, Jacqui.

  7. Suzy Turner
    25 August 2017 / 10:26 am

    If I had a 'proper' job (I'm a yoga teacher, author and blogger lol), I'd definitely wear that to work. It's absolutely gorgeous! Love the blues and reds together. Perfect!Thanks so much for linking up with the Fabulous Friday link-up this week :)Suzy Turner at Yogadocious (this week’s co-host)

    • Tiina L
      29 August 2017 / 7:00 am

      Thanks, Suzy.

  8. Kristin Kohler
    25 August 2017 / 3:42 pm

    This is my favorite type of outfit to wear to work! I love midi skirts, as they're much more comfortable than plain midi skirts, and they're so flattering. Whenever I see one on sale I snatch it right up! The print on that skirt is so pretty! Glad your office is practical when it comes to work wear.-Kristincountdowntofridayblog.com

    • Tiina L
      29 August 2017 / 7:04 am

      Yes, I love this type of skirt, too. More and more the older I get, being comfortable seems to be getting more important… I don't work in an office (I'm a teacher) so I can wear whatever I want, as long as it's practical.

  9. Suzanne Carillo
    26 August 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I was very tempted to buy this same skirt when I was in Hong Kong. It looks just lovely on you.bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      29 August 2017 / 7:07 am

      I don't often shop at Zara, and I passed on this skirt earlier this year at Barcelona airport. And I regretted not getting it, as soon as I was on the plane… Then I saw it in Helsinki, and I thought it was meant to be…

  10. Nicole Mölders
    27 August 2017 / 3:13 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Yes, this outfit is perfect for work in summer.

    • Tiina L
      29 August 2017 / 7:07 am

      Thanks, Nicole.

  11. Patti
    28 August 2017 / 11:47 am

    Oh yes, Tiina, I would wear this outfit anywhere! You and I are both in a full floral skirt mood today, and you look terrific. Thanks for linking up, XO-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      29 August 2017 / 7:08 am

      Indeed! Well, it's summer, and florals are pretty…

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