Sunday, March 16, 2014

Getting Down To Business

It's been a week since I've been back from New York and I am still reminiscing on all that I did there. Even though it was a lonely being by myself, I enjoyed seeing all the new sights and getting time to just relax. The whole trip still feels unreal to me and it's just so hard to believe that last week at this time, I was still walking the streets of NY.
Personally I feel for me that whenever I come back from vacation, I have a hard time getting back into my normal life. I mean of course, I attend school, do my work, and all that stuff, but my mind isn't exactly all back sometimes haha... there are parts of the day where I just think back to my vacation and wonder if it really did happen.. oh what I would do to relive it again! It's strange and maybe it just has to do with me growing up and the feeling that time is going by way too fast for me. I mean my senior year feels like it's flying by and while I am excited to graduate, it's scary to see life passing me by like this! I'm trying to snap myself back though by forcing myself to focus on the present because I have quite a bit of work to do this month. I'm also trying to realize that in less than a month, I will be back in NY again with my cousins for spring break.. so if I can just hold on for a few more weeks, I'll be back in the city again!! Let's stay positive here haha! =)

For my outfit today, I am wearing something that I wore earlier this week for my oral communications class. This Tuesday, our class had to give a pitch for an invention or idea that we came up with in a similar fashion to the show Shark Tank. We divided into groups and my group came up with the idea of a restaurant featuring dishes from all 4 seasons as well as activities. Long story short, for our presentation we had to dress up. I had the hardest time with this since I didn't have any business clothes haha. I have bits and pieces, but nothing that really matched until...

Shabby Apple orient express dress

Shabby Apple orient express dress

I did some digging around and came across this little piece from Shabby Apple. I got the dress as part of a huge haul from the store last year that my sister and I had. I still have not worn any of the pieces since the dresses all felt to business formal for everyday wear, but the dresses were perfect for this speech that I had to give! Everything from the design to the length of it reminded me of a business lady!

Shabby Apple orient express dress

Shabby Apple orient express dress

This dress is quite unique and it's probably one of the most business formal outfits I have worn in a while! The dress is black and gray and the bottom half of the dress actually resembles a high waisted skirt. The top blouse part of the dress is low cut and has a "faux tie" which I really loved the look of. The dress also had a gray belt that went between the top and bottom portion of the dress. One part of the dress that I thought was quote interesting was the zipper. It was the coolest thing ever! The zipper ran down my back and when I first tried on the dress, I didn't realize just how far the zipper could go unzip.. haha the zipper could actually go all the way down and my dress could basically open up!! How cool?

 orient express dress

Anne Klein Heels

For my presentation, I didn't have the chance to style my dress that much since it was sort of a last minute decision to wear this dress. (as in I chose it in the morning before school lol) I kept my hair down and I actually went to school in a pair of black flats with these heels in my backpack. When the presentation came, I slipped on the heels and I instantly felt very high class and a bit more confident. I delivered the speech and I felt that I did okay on it. I'm always terrible at speeches so it's a good thing that I felt that I did fine on this one. Usually I feel like I fail the speeches, but not this time!! It might also have to do with the fact that I had a partner with me haha! After the speech, I actually chose to keep these heels on for the rest of the day instead of going back into flats! I loved the feeling of heels on with this outfit! =)

Shabby Apple Dress
Haha.. My sister always has to snap the weirdest photos of me!! 
My sister helped me take these photos today and I've very thankful because it takes a lot less time when I have a photographer. However with her, she always manages to snap photos at the worst times haha.. (I won't even show the ones where my mouth was wide open lol) but I thought this one was quite funny! I don't remember what I was trying to do there, but it looks like I'm deep in judgement here.. where in reality I was probably just zoning out haha!

Dress- Shabby Apple
Heels- Macy's

Tonight I finally get to go out and celebrate my birthday! I'm super excited and I'll be sure to take pictures! Also in honor of Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow, I got these super cute earrings that I plan on wearing these little babies tomorrow-

Saint Patrick's Day Earrings

Do you have any plans for Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow?
What do you think of my "business chic" dress?
Any advice on how to get over my vacation blues haha? I'm just trying to keep myself busy so I don't feel sad and realizing that I will be back soon before I know it! 

110 comments:

  1. love your outfit!!<3

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  2. I’m loving the look.. you look great.. Those shoes are to-die-for <3
    xx Chaicy - Style A Pastiche

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  3. That's a beautiful working outfit. Love the skirt

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  4. You look amazing
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  5. Amazing look, you are so classy!!!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  6. I love that this is a dress! I always have trouble with pencil skirts (all skirts, really) but this dress seems so easy to wear. Love that it + the heels seemed to help you feel more confident during your speech!

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    1. hehe yes, I am with tight skirts as well!!
      and heels did make me feel a lot better for some reason! =)

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  7. This dress is awesome and you look good with!!perfect formal dress but sexy too"!!
    have a good one!
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  8. This skirt are amazing! really cool and glamour! So stylish. Very very nice look. Have a nice day.

    Un abbraccio,
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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  9. love the outfit girl!

    hope you stop by sometime!

    xx shirley
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  10. You did such a great job by with yourself first time in NY. You should have pleased your outfit. I love it, simply beautiful but classy. I'd love to wear these simply chic outfit. ox

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    1. thank you so much!! That trip was just too much fun haha and yes, it is such a classy outfit!!

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  11. You look like a perfect business woman :)

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  12. Que guapa, te queda muy bien la falda.

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  13. perfect business woman.
    kisses
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  14. nice to hear you came back home safe :) time goes by quickly especially if you're busy so you'll never know then it's time to go back to new york again :) woohoo! i love your outfit, so prim and proper ;)

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    1. hehe thanks! Yes time really is flying by and I will be back soon!! Thank you!! =)

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  15. Nice skirt and blouse!

    xx

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  16. You look so sophisticated in this outfit Mindy! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you and yes the trip was amazing!

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  17. I know what you mean; I went to Brazil a month ago and seems like years away... Love the business chic outfit! You totally got it right.

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    1. YES! I'm glad you understand haha.. It's just such a weird feeling I have.
      Thank you!

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  18. I completely relate about your mind still not being with you after returning from a trip... especially when you loved the place you visited.
    I would KILL to go back to NY.

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    1. It is so hard to get my mind back, but I think it's back now haha.
      NY is so much fun!! I hope you can visit NY again someday too!

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  19. a kiss for you.
    Un abbraccio,
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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  20. Oh I love that outfit! Looks so professional and cute at the same time, you look great and have such a nice figure! I'm the same way, I always got really nervous before giving speeches, but for some reason they always came out good. Maybe except for one time, when I totally froze in front of the whole class and couldn't get a single word out of my mouth for a few seconds. I laugh about it now though :) I think your sister did an awesome job taking pictures :) I like the last one the best, the silly, natural ones are always the best :)

    Paula
    thirteenthoughts

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    1. Thank you so much!! haha, yes, I always get so nervous and most of the time they come out right.
      ohh that sounds like a scary situation!! but I think it happens to the best of us.. when something like that happens to me.. I just usually stand there and laugh haha

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  21. I love this outfit! very chic :) I remember the days when I had to give speeches in college, always so nervous! hope yours came out ok :)

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    1. Thank you and yes, mine came out well thankfully!

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  22. Your New York Post was so fun to read ^^ It makes me want to visit New York! and I usually wear a nice blouse and work pants/trousers though a pencil skirt could work too. I think they're staples because you might need business casual clothes in the future!

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    1. thank you so much for reading it!! =) Yes, NY is so much fun and totally worth a visit!!
      hehe yes, I probably will need business clothes someday.. this makes me feel so old haha

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  23. Love your pencil skirt, I love that it is so fitted.
    Very business savvy outfit :)

    Emma
    www.emmacristy.com

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  24. Beautiful! In love with the skirt
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  25. the dress looks really nice!
    i love the smart business look of you ^^
    MY-Emily

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    1. Thank you!! I like it too actually as well!

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  26. that's so brave of you.. exploring NY on your own. it has always been my dream to travel alone but my chicken courage won't allow me yet. heehee! good job on your presentation outfit, to think you didn't even plan it! :)

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    1. Thank you and I hope you do it one day because it's so much fun =)

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  27. Such a lovely dress! Glad you did well in your speech! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  28. lovely hair color :D

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  29. Your dress is amazing!! It really clings to your body and shows off what a nice shape you have!! It definitely gives off that "I'm all about business" vibe. I'm SO horrible at giving speeches, LOL. I get SO ridiculously shaky, and I feel like my throat is closing. It's weird-- I'm very social at times but I also have social anxiety that flares up once a while, and it ALWAYS happens when I have to speak in front of a group of people. Luckily it sounds like you did much better than I would have. haha. It's sooo much easier with a partner, because you feel like all eyes aren't only on you, they're on your partner too. ;) It sounds like you had an amazing NY trip-- you are so lucky that you get to go back so soon!!

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

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    1. aww thank you so much and yes, I love that business vibe that it gives off!
      Speeches are the worst for me too! My anxiety flies through the rood before I have to give one haha
      hehe I only did better because of my partner! She took a lot of the anxiety away! I bet your really good at speeches too!
      Yes, I cannot wait for NY!! Only a few more weeks!

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  30. lovley skirt!

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  32. what a lovely Outfit
    i love this bussines look

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    follow me and I will follow you back,
    if you want :D

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  33. great professional dress, and I hope you get to take a much needed vacation sometime soon! hope you're having an amazing week so far! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Thank you Izzy and yes a vacation sounds so nice!
      My week has been pretty good so far! I hope your is well too!

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  34. so sophisticated and professional chic!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  35. Love a little business chic in my wardrobe

    X. Pixlehazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  36. You look so professional in this outfit!

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  37. Look really mature...walking down 5th avenue! That type of look! <3

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  38. Thats a lovely business formal dress. I love it! And the shoes are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you and yes the shoes are beautiful!

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  39. I love the dress! It's nice 'cos you can wear it to formal or casual occasions, depending on your mood.

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  40. Hello Mindy,
    Wow! Still in New York? I agree with you that going back to our usual routine is hard after a vacation. I always experience that every end of the year. Your outfit looks good. I also saw some girls wear long pants for corporate image.

    Regarding your questions:
    1. I'm not familiar with St Patrick's day. Sorry.
    2. Your business dress is marvelous. It fits your body well.
    3. Find a hobby that's not seasonal like photography, watching movies etc.

    p/s: Have a nice day yeah?

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    1. haha I'm back now! I wish I was still in NY and yes, going back to a regular week is so hard!!
      I am currently keeping myself busy with work and watching my first ever Korean drama haha!

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  42. Amazing outfit, you look classy and elegance! :)

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  43. I love the earrings. They are so festive.

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  44. Love that dress! I like how the back is a little lower -flirty but still appropriate!
    Erin x

    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. hehe yes!! I really love the back for this reason!

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  45. its so lucky that you don't have to wear a school uniform, gives you so many more options, love the sophistication of your outfit, the skirt looks amazing on you. happy to hear the speech went well!

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    1. Thank you and I'm glad I don't have uniforms as well ... although it would make my mornings much simpler haha!

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  46. Oh very lovely outfit, very cute skirt"
    xx

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  47. good luck with the business :)

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