Monday, March 28, 2011

Daily MelWear: Peachy Keen

Look at me, just look at me! I don't actually mean me, I mean look at the blog!!! Especially if you're reading through a reader (that sounds so redundant). Nelah installed her design over the weekend! Didn't she do a fabulous job? I really love it. She perfectly encapsulated who I am and what I like. We still have a few tweaks to work out but I can't begin to tell you how much I adore her design. So, so much!

If you're a fan on Facebook, you may have seen that I posted a little contest over there to see who could come up with a name for the new feature that I mentioned last week.  There are some GREAT submissions and while I think I might have made a decision, I'm not calling it yet so go suggest something!

Speaking of the new feature, so many of you expressed interest in either participating or reading about others' points of view on the subject of what constitutes professional attire. I want this feature to inspire and encourage all of us. That's why I'd like to know what YOU want to know. I've come up with a questionnaire to ask the featured bloggers, but I don't want to only ask them my questions; I want to ask them your questions as well.

Let me know what questions you'd like to see answered in this feature via the comments or send me an email {aworkingmomsclost at gmail.com}. I'll include as many of them as possible!

Now for the outfit. It's hard to tell in the photos but this sheath dress has some silvery criss cross patterns on it, subtle enough that I think it works for the "no patterned skirt" policy. With the polka dots in the cardigan, there's just enough pattern mixing to make me happy but still office-appropriate (I think so, anyway). This cardigan is a recent purchase from Forever21.com. I ordered it on the Friday that they offered 100% of proceeds to be given to the relief efforts in Japan. I also ordered one in teal with brown polka dots. So cute! There's a bow design that's hard to see but it's there and it makes me happy. I will say that I ended up buttoning the top buttong and pinning the top of the dress to the cardigan so it wouldn't droop down - I have to make sure my neckline is as high as possible. 


Let's recap:
1.  Click through to the blog (unless you're there already) to check out the new design by Nelah!
2. Go to Facebook, become a fan, submit a suggestion for the feature title.
3. Leave a comment or send me an email {aworkingmomscloset at gmail.com} with some questions you'd like answered for the new feature.

Easy, right?

Have a great day!

Today's outfit:
Dress: Target
Cardigan: Forever 21
Heels: Target
Belt: Payless

37 comments:

  1. I love that cardigan super cute. I love the new blog layout but you knew that already from my tweet. Have a good day too.

    http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love the new layout AND that new sweater!!! so fun!

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  3. The new layout is adorable! And I love your cardigan!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE your new blog layout!!! It's so clean, feminine, and cute. This outfit looks great on you too!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  5. I have not been around for a while... :(
    However I must say that your new header is vibrant and beautiful !
    Well done.

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  6. Love the new layout...very you...totally fabulous!
    Such a great cardi!

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  7. I love the look of your blog!!! It is so you! Just perfect...she did a great job and your outfit is really cute..love the cardi and your shoes!!

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  8. The look of the blog is so perfectly you!! I like the subtle pattern-mixing, very office appropriate. The sparkle woven into the dress is very pretty!

    Jenn

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  9. Nelah did an AMAZING job! That girl is so talented AND sweet :)

    Excited for your new feature Melissa! When I have a chance tonight I'll pop on to FB.

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  10. What an adorable top! you can pair that with anything!

    xoxo Miss Neira

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  11. Love the new look blog - it is great.

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  12. I love the new blog! And the new cardigan.

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  13. Love the new blog layout!

    The peachy color is beautiful on you!!

    I'm excited to hear what other bloggers have to say about staying professional in the work place. Sometimes it's hard to stay motivated when I can't wear anything "fun". Also, if you need any input, I do have one piece of advice: Buy cropped black pants if you work allows (which yours obviously doesn't). My minnies are the most professional, BEST pants I've ever purchased. :)

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  14. Fancy new layout! Oh and I love your idea for a new feature count me in! I have been so behind on catching up on blogs, but i'll look up that post soon and get in touch with you :)

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  15. Love the new layout! I'm so hoping to get a blog makeover soonish. Also, your posing is just too adorable.

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  16. I LOVE the layout, and I ADORE your outfit!! Super cute! Fabulous cardigan, and the dress is great! I'm really excited about your new feature too! It sounds really fun! :)

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  17. The new layout is really cute!! It's very you Mel. And the wallpaper totally matches your new cardigan. Coincidence, or excellent planning? I love the silver in the skirt, it's such a fun touch.
    xo, Ashley

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  18. WoW! The blog looks amazing!! Super fun cardigan! When I get there (still behind), I'll try to comment on the feature you're doing. From what I briefly read, it sounds GREAT and something I would love to read or participate in :)

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  19. Love your new layout, and love the new feature! I have a pretty lax dress code at work, but I always try to keep it professional, so I am always interested in other inspirations!

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  20. Ooooh, such a fun new blog layout!!!

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  21. I love the cardigan and the crisp, new layout :)

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  22. You are too cute! I love the colors in this sweater, and I can't wait to see its twin make her debut, too :)

    This Life, Redefined…stop by and say hi!

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  23. What a great new look for the blog. It's nice and clean and fun!

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  24. Great new blog layout :)

    Fun cardi too...I love the colors and polka dots!

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  25. I like your cute blog header. And the outfit is too cute! I can't believe your work has a no patterned skirt policy. That's sort of nonsense.

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  26. Those polka dots make me a very happy reader! Almost as happy as this new blog fabulousness! Le Swoon Miss Mel!

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  27. I usually read everything in a reader, but decided to grab a quick peak at your blog on my lunch break at work (where I can't access my reader, but I can access blogger... odd), so I was so excited to see the header without having read about it first!!! It looks great!

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  28. The new blog design is so fun! I just love the colors. Did you plan to match this outfit with the new design? ;)

    I think this is a great outfit, and it looks like it abides by all your crazy dress code requirements. I can't wait to see what other fun combos you come up with!

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  29. The blog looks beautiful, and what a fantastic cardigan! You look great in it (and you are so cute!)

    I followed you :)

    www.featherfactor.com

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  30. love the sweater! the polka dots with the peach. adorable! this is such a great outfit.

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  31. The redesign is great! I love this look; that cardi is SO cute and I love the pattern-mixing!

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  32. great new look for your blog! :)

    you are so stinking cute.

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  33. AH! that cardigan is unbelievable! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  34. Wow, I've never seen a cardigan with such beautiful details! The coral/peachy color! Ruching in the sleeves! Polka dots! Bows! So feminine! What a fabulous find.

    And I love your new layout! It's so feminine and adorable!

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