What I Really Wear to Work (vol. 1)

Join me for an unedited look at my everyday work style.

Red Ruffle Sleeve Top (similar) || Classic Black Pants (similar) || Black Patent Wedges || Black Floral Necklace (similar)

Wow y’all! I’ve never got as much of an overwhelming response to a question on my IG stories as I did when I asked if you wanted to see my “real” work style. I started taking some quick pictures in the morning to document my looks because I had the idea to do a post about my work week staples & “must haves.” But then I started to wonder if y’all would want to see what I’m really wearing on a daily basis (unedited, bad lighting, messy, dog photobombs & all!) and I heard you loud and clear!! 🙂

I think in a world where everything is so perfectly styled and perfectly shot, sometimes its nice to see the real & raw. So yep, those are my slippers & gym bag on the floor, and yep some shots have my laundry in the background! But this is my real life and real work style! Yay for #realandraw!

A few notes before we dive in: I work in a business casual office so my looks range from dressed up (meeting with vendors & presenting to my exec board) to casual (emailing and phone conferences all day). So you’ll see a wide variety of looks! Also, I realized that I really do have “ride or die” pieces in my closet so some things are a few years old but I will link similar styles so if you like the overall look you can recreate it with similar items.

This dress is from the Victoria Beckham for Target line and still remains a favorite in my closet! Luckily I found an almost identical option for y’all that comes in 5 color options!

Orange Dropwaist Dress (similar) || Tan Flats

A casual Friday look- ready to say “Ciao” to the weekend!

 Pink “Ciao” Tee || Blue and White Striped Skirt (similar)

I wore this look with heels, but add flat sandals & you have a great Memorial Day look! (Never too early to start planning)

White Statement Earrings c/o || Blue Ruffle Statement Top (similar) || Red Eyelet Skirt (similar)

I’m so glad that I added this pretty floral dress to my closet- I got TONS of compliments at work & this piece rings in under $25 so win-win! 🙂

Floral Dress || Pink Tassel Earrings

Going for shades of blue with this look! I added wedges to dress it up but you could easily wear it with fun flats as well.

Elsa Top || Blue Tiered Skirt (similar) || Turquoise Earrings

Another casual Friday look that transitioned seamlessly from work to an outdoor happy hour after.

Tassel Drop Earrings c/o || Floral Maxi Dress (similar) || Denim Jacket

I just got this outfit and LOVED it dressed up! I wore nude scrappy heels and it was the perfect shoe to dress it up.

“Pretty Please” Tee || Striped Bow Skirt

I had a presentation to my exec committee to I wanted to feel confident in my look- this dress did the trick!

Cranberry Lace Dress (Similar) || Gold Statement Earrings c/o

This is one of the most worn dresses in my closet. I so wish Nordstrom would come out with it in new colors/patterns because it is a winner!

Floral Bell- Sleeve Dress (similar) || Tassel Necklace (similar)

This sunny yellow skirt instantly brightened up the office! 

Blue Statement Top || Yellow Polka Dot Skirt (similar)

The cutest little photobomber joined my morning picture 🙂

Palm Print Midi Dress c/o (under $35!) || Nude Patent Pumps || White Statement Earrings c/o

Bringing some beach vibes to the office with me- paired with wedges on a day I didn’t have many meetings.

Blue and White Striped Eyelet Dress (currently 40% off!)

I’ve never gotten so many “where did you get that?!” questions as when I wore this dress! I wasn’t sure if this color would work for me, but I’m so glad I took the chance!

Floral Printed Swing Dress (currently on sale)

Matching sets still have my heart! Love that there are so many ways to mix and match these pieces!

Blue and White Matching Set || Nude Patent Pumps


So what do you think of this new series? It’s actually been helping me stay inspired while getting dressed each day so I’m looking forward to sharing more work style soon!



  1. May 16, 2018 / 7:19 am

    I love this new series! Love, love! Keep doing them!

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 17, 2018 / 6:29 am

      That makes me so glad! Thank you for the feedback!

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 17, 2018 / 6:29 am

      Thanks so much Laura!

  2. May 16, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I need a work wardrobe like yours – seriously, every outfit I see is my new favorite. I think I am in need of some shopping 😉

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 17, 2018 / 6:31 am

      Thanks Meg! Since I spend so much time at work, I like to make sure I’m having fun with my wardrobe!

  3. May 16, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I can’t even pick a favorite!! I wish you were my stylist, ha!

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 17, 2018 / 6:28 am

      I love helping my friends get dressed- so let me know gf!

  4. May 16, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Every look is so cute, especially that fun ruffle hem dress, and striped skirt.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 17, 2018 / 6:27 am

      Thank you- I have so much fun dressing up for work!

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 17, 2018 / 6:27 am

      It’s such a great way to brighten up your workday! 🙂

  5. May 17, 2018 / 9:22 am

    each look is so cute!

    great post idea!–Katelyn

  6. May 17, 2018 / 11:22 am

    I love these work looks! Bravo for keeping it colorful at the office.
    My favorite looks were the skirts paired with the tees. I really like those tee shirts because they look so comfortable, yet still really nice with dressed up a little.
    Please keep sharing your work style!

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 18, 2018 / 6:32 am

      I think it’s fun to find ways to wear pieces in new environments! Dressing up a tee is one of my go-to hacks!

  7. Marie
    May 17, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    I love this series!! Curious – do you plan your outfits ahead of time??

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 18, 2018 / 6:31 am

      I usually pick them out the night before- but not much more ahead of time than that 🙂

  8. Kristin McGeeney
    May 18, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Please keep this up! It’s so refreshing to see what people really wear to work. Helps me with ideas to keep what I have fresh too! Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 18, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you SO much for the positive feedback!! I had so much fun with this post & can’t wait to work on the next one! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂 XOXO

  9. May 21, 2018 / 6:32 am

    These are really cute work outfits dear! Love the floral dress, so pretty floral details.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 21, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you Jess!

  10. May 21, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Girl I am OBSESSED with your “real” work looks. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • girlmeetsbow
      May 21, 2018 / 10:23 pm

      Awww yay! That makes me so happy! This series is so fun & I’m so glad that y’all are loving it too!

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