Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Daily MelWear: Outfit 9/30

So I guess everyone was really surprised by the strict dress code here, huh? I can only hope and pray that my boss continues to be lenient, because the day that she says we're going to have to start adhering to the code fully, I will cry. A lot. Let's hope that doesn't happen.

I don't really feel like the pictures with the camera are getting any better. This morning I asked my mom to take them for me but she's so used to taking pictures with her cell phone that she's completely forgotten how to use a camera. I had to show her how to hold it and zoom and everything. Maybe I should try putting it on the tripod and only having her snap the picture. Oh I don't know. I just want to save up my pennies for a REALLY nice camera with a remote.


Unless someone wants to send me a camera and remote as a Valentine's gift. I'd be very grateful. {Can't hurt to just throw that out there, right?}

Anyone?

No?

Well. It was worth a shot.

Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Today's outfit:
Leopard Skirt: Salvation Army
Black Ruffled Top: Plato's Closet
Red Belt: Salvation Army
Red/Black Heels: My mom
Earrings: So old I can't remember














Don't forget to enter the Custom Designed Pronta Scarf giveaway!


48 comments:

  1. Love the ruffles and pretty earrings...very sweet outfit:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my Silver Lining Décor Jewelry Giveaway!!♥

    ReplyDelete
  2. You look STUNNING! I love the ruffles and the subtle animal print. You look great. Thank God for lenient bosses!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Look how cute you look--and this is almost code! Such a polished and professional outfit--I love all the subtle details.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the subtle pops of color. The shoes look great! And surely this is "in code"?? :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ok, this has got to be at least CLOSE to the dress code! Maybe the skirts an inch or two too short and the tights are the wrong colour, but I think this would be a good starting point on how to do the insane dress code fashionably! I love how covered, yet sexy the outfit is!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I always like leopard and red together.

    ReplyDelete
  7. i love the ruffly top and those shoes are so fun!

    cute and little
    come join the color brigade!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love it! So sleek.

    Listen. At this point I think it's probably the light. My pics would look about like that if I took them indoors. I'm not an expert though! <3

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Melissa. This is a really silly question--how can I follow your blog? I don't see Google Friend Connect on your site.

    ReplyDelete
  10. WOW, look at those shoes! And man, I am with you -- if your boss becomes more strict about the dress code, I'll be sad too to see your fun outfits go!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am absolutely no photoraphy expert by any means but like you I am always taking my own photos an unfortunate lighting. I use a tripod (no remote) with a timer setting on the camera). I first take couple test shots at slightly different locations angles to see what spot has the best lighting. And if possible I always take the photos outside just better lighting that way. Yes, the neighbors look at me funny sometimes but who cares.
    I like your red belt and the ruffle front shirt.

    ReplyDelete
  12. You look polished and classic today...this should fall well within your dress code, no?

    Taking indoor photos can be tricky, no matter what camera you have. When I have to take outfit photos inside, I do my best to turn on as many lights as possible in order to avoid using the flash.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great post, as always, and love the earrings!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, and the cupcakes were fabulous, but are leaving my house very soon. :( Now we can both be jealous.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hey fellow remixer- what a great outfit! I especially love the thrifted skirt- yay for bargains! xo Emily

    ReplyDelete
  16. P.S. Are those heels by Andrew Gellar? I have an identical looking pair in grey with the same strap and colour fading! Hmm...

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the ruffles on that top! This may sound weird but you have nice legs lady! I am glad your boss turns a blind eye to the dress code and lets you be 'you'!

    ReplyDelete
  18. A very classic look! You look so hot in this! Hopefully you'll get a good camera soon. I'm still hoping to find one myself.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I always think you look so polished and professional I was surprised you were dressing "out of code".

    You probably provide your boss with some eye-relief from everyone else in their black sack dresses and sensible pumps. I'm kidding - it's probably not that bad. . . right?

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love the earrings, and I'm a big fan of the red belt/shoes combo. You look great :)

    My sis got me a tripod/remote for my camera for my birthday, but I haven't had time to play with them yet. I'm very concerned that my pictures will still turn out terrible, and I will have to admit that I am just a very bad picture-taker since I won't be able to blame it on my equipment any longer...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Loving the sweet details of your outfit! Very thoughtful and chic :) Love your blog btw!

    ReplyDelete
  22. ruffles...love them!! Love how you styled them with that great skirt and the fun red accessories!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Loved the print on the skirt, elegant but with and edgy twist! Shoes match so perfectly!

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love the ruffles and those shoes are to die for! Maybe a tripod and more light? They are pretty good as they are so maybe just more practise?

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh my gosh- LOVE these shoes! They would be so versatile! The ruffles really add a lot to this, I really like it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love the belt and the ruffles on the top! Looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love that top! The whole outfit is amazing. I think it's a perfect outfit for work, and hopefully your boss agrees! That's seriously the craziest dress code I've ever heard of.

    ReplyDelete
  28. LOVE this outfit!! All of the details are so beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love this outfit....code or not!!!! You look great!

    ~Courtney
    sassyjeweler.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love this whole look. Your choice of accessories is great as usual. Dress codes can indeed be an annoyance sometimes...there should be a blanket rule in all offices that bloggers are exempt from them : )

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm loving the black ruffled top, and your fun earrings!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Super cute outfit!! I love it! And the shoes are so freaking fabulous too!! You have some really great shoes, you know that! And I love the skirt and the belt too! Adorable! And I totally hope you never have to strictly follow that dress code! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks for visiting my site. Yes - I love the shoes - they are killer. I wish I would have purchased the black ones, too. I love the blouse and earrings! They sort of mirror each other... so cute! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  34. HOLY MOTHER OF I'm the 37th COMMENTER! Jeepers, lady! You're famous!!! And I love, love, love this outfit with the skinny red belt! And your RUFFLIES!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. It takes a bit to get the hang of a new camera. I'm just now kind figuring out my new DSLR, and I got it for Christmas. What kind of camera did you get? Maybe I can help you out.
    No Guilt Fashion

    ReplyDelete
  36. Those shoes are beautiful! The color change makes them special. Love how they add color without affecting the overall look you have going.

    ReplyDelete
  37. i'm so glad you posted all the detail shots, this outfit is awesome!! you look SOOO GOOD!!

    www.yogaandpencilskirts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. What time do you generally take your pictures? Have you tried opening up those blinds and taking them with you opposite them? Or even stepping outside? that helps a bunch!

    anyway cute ruffles!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh my, those red shoes are AWESOME! How annoying about the dress code but at least you aren't wearing a boring uniform! I would like a fancy new camera and remote too so if you get a spare then pass it on! hehe ;)

    ReplyDelete
  40. you're doing such a good job at remixing! and ruffles are a girl's best friend =)

    http://ilovemochi.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  41. I really like the black with a pop of red.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love your top. I need to save my money for a new laptop and Carma.

    Since my laptop broke last week but it fix now I'm afraid to do much on it. One good thing that came out of it is I'm not on the computer as much.

    http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  43. Black looks really good on you!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I really like this look, I think you are glowing in it!
    Yes, I hope a strict dress code is never enforced where I work, there would be many unhappy peolple, including me.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and chat with me!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.