August 17, 2011

Work It!


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For the Weekend - Romper: H&M, Purse: Coach, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Sandals: Target

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For Work - Romper & Skirt: H&M, Necklace: J Crew, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Shoes: Me Too

Remember way back when I talked about having 2 closets {of course you don’t, so here’s the link}? Before I moved and traded in 2 double door closets for one tiny cupboard of a closet, I kept all my work clothes separated from my fun pieces. While all my clothes share a tiny home now, I still get dressed with many of the same old habits. Sure there is a little bit of work/play crossover here and there, but for the most part I suffer from a split personality closet. Corporate Liz {which you seem mostly on the blog} and weekend Liz {who’s occasionally camera shy}.

It seems a little counter-productive {and costly} to buy clothes for two different styles so I thought I'd showcase my trials {and what's sure to be a few errors} as I try to bring together both sides of my closet. Let's call it, for a lack of a better phrase, Work It!

Today's look centers around my H&M romper. I tried to jump on the bandwagon but found myself putting this piece back on the rack time and time again. I figured at most I'd only get a few wears out of a romper during the summer months. Totally not a justifiable purchase, especially with no room for crossover in my corporate office, right? A little thinking out of the box and full skirt later, I transformed my playful weekend romper into a work appropriate faux dress. Maybe sleeveless won't fly in your office {maybe it will}, but add a cardi or tights come cooler weather and you're set! Change out the skirt and you have a different look everytime.


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25 comments:

  1. Love it!  Rompers make me so nervous that's why I've never tried one.  You pulled it off VERY well!  I love the new "Work it" idea!  Can't wait to see what's next!

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  2. I LIKE WEEKEND LIZ!  She should come out to play more often.  Especially if she's hiding super-cute items like that romper in her "non-work" closet.

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  3. I have a similar romper from the Limited!  This is adorable...I'll have to trying wearing it to work like you did here!

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  4. This is genius! I like this segment :)

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  5. I definitely think this works! Can't wait to see what all you come up with!

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  6. love your creativity)) I usually do same things with dresses- use them as a skirt, if the top part of the dress is not appropriate for work, or as pot, if the skirt is too short))

    http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wasn't it rather... awkward, to be wearing a skirt over a romper, when you had to go to the loo? Romper logistics, they're not right for every occasion hah. Ever since I lost weight and a lot of my work clothes have become too big, I've been forcing myself to style my casual pieces into work-appropriate outfits. It's actually going pretty well. I really like the polka dot skirt with the top half of that romper, fun and flirty.

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  8. Liz, I'm loving how you've styled up this romper ...it looks gorgeous both ways! And loving the cooler weather tips too!! xo veronika

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  9. Great work to play outfit!  My only concern with the romper under the skirt (I've tried this as well) is bathroom accessibility.  But it looks good.  Bladder be damned!

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  10. this looks great! I love both looks! 

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  11. I love this comparison.  You are so creative!  Love the Work It Feature! Looking forward to seeing more!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  12. I have to admit I really really really love that romper! I NEED to get me one of those! My life simply will not be complete without it. (:

    Hi, I'm Leah BTW! (:

    -L

    http://LeahToday.blogspot.com

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  13. i love what youve done with the romper as a skirt! really really versatile! need to do that with my romper for sure!

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  14. Love it! I have a hard time with rompers because mine has a zipper in the back which makes peeing (excuse my vulgar words!) ridiculous. And I drink lots of coffee. 

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  15. i love this idea! i do the exact same thing with my work/play clothes.  

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  16. Love it! Both looks are totally cute.

    ❤ Katherine 

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  17. great, well done.. it think you totally "worked it"!! i love that skirt, and I am right there with you on the whole romper thing .... I keep trying them on but I have not got the courage yet to buy one!
    jess
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  18. Love that you managed to take that romper and make it both weekend and work appropriate. And I would never have guessed that you had something layered under that skirt! Love both looks. - Katy

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  19. I love this.  Recently moving from college student to college student with an office job has made me have to re-think a lot of my closet.  Now, I try not to spend too much money on clothes unless I can see potential for both work and play outfits!

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  20. Aren't you sneaky!  I've come up with a lot of fashion shenanigans, but never a romper for work.  Kudos for the creativity.  I'm excited to see where this new feature goes.

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  21. Great Work!! Just Loved These Awesome Pictures!! Unique and elegant color combination, your skirt is adorable too!! You Looks Stylish and Beautiful in this lovely Outfit!!

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  22. Thanks Kara! I am hoping there are few other tricks up my sleeve...

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  23. Did you have to completely undress to go to the bathroom???

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