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What has changed style-wise since I’ve gone back to work

I guess it can all be summed up as:



  • Really hitting the masculine + feminine vibe hard
  • Flats not heels (though I do love them but am less tolerant), perhaps low wedges are okay
  • Clothes must fit impeccably… which links to
  • …looser cuts of clothing being more comfortable and not quite needing to be so severely tailored & sharp
  • More neutral colours, less bright colours & prints
  • No logos or anything recognizable unless it can’t be helped (e.g. Ray-Ban Polarized cockpit sunglasses or my Longchamp Neo Pliage)
  • Skirts are midi-length or lower than the knee because when you sit, it riiiides up and it shows a lot of thigh *cough*



  • Daily makeup worn (at least a tinted moisturizer; it really does make a big difference, my favourite is the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue)
  • Eyeliner is sharp, super thin, barely there, and not smudgey or thick which means I am way more into a very thin LIQUID eyeliner not a pencil one, having a real love for DollyWink and Physician’s Formula eyeliner.


  • Conscious of status a lot more as in how much I make compared to others (not that I wasn’t before); and how what I say and do about my time on and off says a lot about my own social status. This is probably a holdover from playgroup :-\


  • Feel like a sherpa
  • I carry less crap for myself
  • I always need to remember to carry stuff for Baby Bun and it feels weird to NOT tote around wet wipes, spare underwear, spare pants and spare socks.


  • Tania

    I wear dresses most days and stick to longer now as well after returning to a business attire type of job. I don’t like to worry about sitting as you mention, going up stairs and lifting my arms up. Lovely brown moto on you 🙂

  • Becka

    Regarding your comment on wearing more neutrals, there seems to be a trend in the general direction. Although the stores are full of colorful combinations of clothing, especially now since it is summer, the look I keep seeing on the streets is very simple and dressed down with people embracing a palette of greys, blues and black. Even a white dress or shirt stands out of the crowd. I live near Pittsburgh. I’m not sure if this is a local trend or if everyone is turning in this direction. It makes me wonder just what to do with the brighter colors in my own closet.

    • Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      WEAR THEM! If you love them. I don’t even care. I have started pairing bright pink flats with a cobalt blue dress and I rock it. I am unable to stay away long from bright colours…. and if you stand out, hey, accept the compliments

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