Outfit of the Day: Work it !

by mehak on April 21, 2012

in Fashion


For corporate slaves like me, everyday is a struggle between looking formal, but still looking like y0u have some personality. And living in india, means having extremely boring work wear clothes like-striped shirts and basic black pants *yawn*. So the person who invented pussybow blouses and peter pan collars really deserves a kiss from my side -he just made work wear SO much easier. While i go hunt for my perfect peter pan collar, you look through this OOTD! (It was requested by someone, i dont remember who now- but should be useful to all of you who go to work)..

Speaking of work, here are my three tips for success at work *looks smart*:

  1. Learn the art of speed-minimising. This is essentially a skill where you quickly minimise the window of the shopping site you are browsing as SOON as a senior leader is around.
  2. Learn the art of nodding your head in a timely fashion: At a seminar that is just too boring to listen to? Gaze into space, think about your next shopping excursion and nod your head once every 5 minutes , as if you are following everything thats been said.
  3. Learn the art of appearing busy: So you have absolutely NO work and you are doing is gossiping with your colleague?Stare at her computer and gossip, you could just be looking at some important numbers who knew?

Breakdown

Pink Flouncy Shirt: Street Shopping in Delhi (GK M Block Market) Rs 450/-

Cropped Pants: Zara: Rs 2700/-

Mint Blue Shoes : Zara : Rs 1500/-

Bag: FCUK (Gifted)

Love Necklace: Bought from Forever 21 Dubai

Bracelet with charms made in Real Gold: Wedding Gift from Mommy and Maasi! Rs 34,000/- (I love this. Its on my wrist the whole time and it has these adorable charms like a teapot, an iron and a bird cage.) . You get these 24 K gold bracelets in Malaysia and you can choose and keep adding more charms to it.

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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

Maliha April 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Love your outfit. I seriously can´t wait to see your wedding wardrobe and pictures <3

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mehak April 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Thanks !!! Will post after the wedding :)

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M April 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I agree ! Mehak…we are W.A.I.T.I.N.G !

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mehak April 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Now i feel under pressure..i have a normal budget trousseau :p :p Please bring down your expectations!!!

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divya g April 22, 2012 at 5:00 am

LOL, Yup Mehak, I second Maliha and M …don’t disappoint us, we’re expecting something out of this world and Bollywood style , yay :)

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mehak April 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hahah!!! Oh god…i really need to stop talking abt my trousseau and outfits…people think ill be wearing some full onamzing designer stuff!!! And really, everrything is quite affordable and normal!! :p

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ritika April 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

sweety…its not abt how expensive ur outfit has to be…its ur way of carrying it…even a plain lehenga choli worn in a proper way and carried appropriately can do wonders……im waiting fr ur wedding pics!!!!!

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Divya Sharma April 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I LOVE the outfit and you look gorgeous Mehak. :)

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Sukanya April 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I love this look..the pink n the biscuit pants with mint shoes r just visually refreshing ! n the tips..oh yes i swear by #2 n #3 :D

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mehak April 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

hehe u cant survive work without looking busy

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FashionPhD April 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I love ur chinos!

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mehak April 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Thanksss…gpt them frm zara and then went back to get them in every olor possible bt were sold out

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Ritika April 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I LOVE the look! Which nailpolish is that btw?

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mehak April 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Ilamasqua Nomad

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divineblush April 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

you look pretty mehak.. love your outfit..

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Tanmayee April 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm

you look so pretty and slim………..I loved the shirt :)

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Fatema April 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I LOVED this cute work outfit! We all need to look work appropriate but still maintain a certain level of personality and color in our wardrope. And your tips to look busy was wayy tooo hilarious :P

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lapanika April 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

those shooooos are so cute and dainty ….. !!!!! they look like minty dessert to me …:P

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mehak April 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Dont eat them by mistake!!!! :p

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divineblush April 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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tannima April 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hi Mehak
the outfit is amazing.. you look professional as well as fun..:P

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Christine April 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I love this look, especially your top and shoes. Super cute :) Xoxo, Christine♥

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Mehak April 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thanks Christine!

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Roli Gaur April 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

OMG, u actually got that shirt street shopping! looks totally zara!

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tannima April 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm

yes i agree that shirt totally looks some high street brand stuff…

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Mehak April 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Haha street shopping is best in Delhi!!!!! SOmetimes u find things with topshop and zara labels..but for like 300 bucks

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Niesha April 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm

you look lovely mehak… even i love peterpan collar.. :) and the vintage styles a lot..
minty nail paints are much in this summer.. loved the shoes too.. :)

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tannima April 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

yeah sometimes I find absolutely gorgeous stuff even in Sarojini Nagar … I have got this nice navy blue blazer which I bought for around Rs. 450 but it looks exactly like a Vero Moda Blazer..
Havenot tried GK yet.. would go there for my next trip..

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sunaa April 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

pretty yet wearable work outfit
your blog is so fun, makes me addicted ^__^

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Chris April 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Cutest outfit ever! What’s the name of the nail polish?

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Mehak April 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

Illamasqua Nomad!!!

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Pooja@IBC April 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Looking good! Girl there are so many pieces in this look that are on my lust list now, those mint ballerinas, that ruffled pink top and that tan slinky belt, love it! That charms bracelet is sooo adorable. Your Mom’s got a great choice!

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Palak April 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

As usual you look lovely and the pink ruffled top is in my wishlist since long !!

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Xuvious April 22, 2012 at 12:14 am

Looks very put together and effortless. Totally agree about speed minimizing, very effective. ;)
I have the same shoes! Perfect for spring na?

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divya g April 22, 2012 at 4:56 am

I don’t comment often but it had to be done…WOW-ZERRRR!You look fantabulous in these pics and you have made work wear rather funky. I vote for more OOTDs, loveeeeeee it x x x

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tanveer April 22, 2012 at 8:40 am

This is really nice for the summers – refreshing colors :)

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Neha April 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

Lovely outfit…and I’m in love with your bracelet :)

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SHILU April 22, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hi Mehak, always love to go through ur posts. It really helps for beginners like us. Me work at a bank. and yes, i am too dsesperately waiting for ur wedding details. Congrats and God bless u coz ur blog stands out.

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Kejal April 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

i lovee that pretty pink blouse!! I got similar pants in a dull ochre brown colour..love how these fit and very comfy too. Btw: whts tht paint on ur nails?

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monica April 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

hey i was searching for some good formals and u showed some real nice combo luking forward to it hope u do more on formals.

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Tanya April 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I am going on a super hunt for these blouses in SN !
You look so chic yet professional. I particularly like the addition of mint in the outfit :)
check out my new post :

http://pinkandfrolic.blogspot.in/2012/04/lace-ism.html
Tanya
xoxo

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prerna April 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

wow..mehak…u dress up so well to work!!…if i were a guy i wudnt b abl to concentrate on my work at al :p…seriusly u luk amazin..luv ur choice f clothes and accessories..n d gold braclt <3…

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mehak April 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I dont dress like tht everyday !! hahahah! Some rare occcasions when i feele likw it…usually its like..blah shirt blah pant..couldnt be botherd!!

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prerna April 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

haha..wel ya i guess most of us end up doing lik dat too..and peter pan collars , been looking for one myslf since long too!smtn wich i realy lik im yet to set my eyes on..

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pavani reddy April 23, 2012 at 3:55 am

u r looking very very stylish and sophisticated mehak….i too have that charms bracelet..mom gifted me in my 10th standard..it was 8000/-rs then…

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Nidhi April 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Wow u luk very adorable Mehak! I liked the top (nice colour design n price..450 bucks is so good to hear :P ) and the Pants as well :)

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Jan April 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Speed minimising is best done by “alt-tab” always keep a work document open , so when you alt-tab before you know the work document comes up. Minimising window is too slow and quite obvious..that’s not a smart tip..too many bosses know that now ;)

And secondly , look at annoyed when looking at your screen or your computer once in a while even though you are reading peachesnblush :P Its a seinfeld trick and it always works. People think you are stressing too much about work..only you know..;) Nice work outfit.

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mehak April 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Haha greatt tips there !! im going to try alt-tab thing

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RJ April 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

Earlier when I read the post on mint nail paints… i wasnt too sure I like them… but now want them asap… where can i buy illamasqua?

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mehak April 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

On their website ,…. but its really expensive like 1100 bucks….you can try the orly mini’s from Stylecraze for a minty color…

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Sweet&Bitter April 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Mehak – tell me jeweler’s name! I have never found a proper real gold jewellery who make nice charm bracelets…..i want one from last 5 years now!!!

tell me the jeweler’s name!!!!!!

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mehak April 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Hey ill tell you but hes in malaysia…u dont get these in India…all this delicate work happens outside of india !

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Nupur April 26, 2012 at 5:34 am

This is so pretty! And its not just corporate slaves, the rest of us also have a difficult time not looking too androgynous at work. Everyone seems to be working those Zara pants, esp my current fav, Anushka Sharma!

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Vanie April 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Hey u look great!!!
Can you suggest what I should wear to work considering that I work on shopfloor and have heavy saftey shoes on my feet?? U know styling my outfit daily is such a headache!!

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mehak April 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Yikes yeah i understand..but fi you work on a shop floor do you still have to be like formal with shirts and all…i just think the new jodhpur style trousers that zara has is so brlliant..even with heavy safety shoes..kind of makes a statement..or if you just want to hide them i would do like a really wide legged trouser till the floor and maybe a sheer blouse with a camisole inside??

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Nisha Khan April 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm

really like ur outfit…..u look simple yet stunning

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Aruna Kumari May 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I love the outfit. It looks uber cool! Since, you are a fashionista, have you heard of the new Levis waterless campaign? I heard this water<less campaign is on the lines of preserving water. Ain't it cool?

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June (@junebiswas) May 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Very cute post! Loved your captions! And I completely agree with your tips for looking smart at work. I’m a corporate slave too so I completely understand what you mean. Congratulations on your marriage! Cant wait to see the pictures!

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Vigya May 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Love this outfit. Featured it on my blog too, a while back. :)

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